Archinect - News 2017-10-19T14:28:12-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150033983/microsoft-offers-treehouses-to-connect-their-employees-back-with-nature Microsoft offers treehouses to connect their employees back with nature Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-18T14:54:00-04:00 >2017-10-19T13:49:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/if/ifg2swu1xdswece6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple opens the doors to their new campus</a>, and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150027827/the-new-york-times-picks-denver-for-amazon-s-new-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon looks for a location for its second</a>, Microsoft has gone in a different direction, building Wi-Fi tree houses so staff can connect with nature.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qgew24rbualufwed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qg/qgew24rbualufwed.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8z/8z5w3e5ofw1v4auh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8z/8z5w3e5ofw1v4auh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/310378/microsoft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Microsoft</a>'s campus is comprised of 120 buildings spread across Redmond, Washington&mdash;a suburb of Seattle&mdash;and surrounded by 500 acres of woods.&nbsp;After a recent employee survey found many workers would like to work outdoors more, the tech company has added to their campus by rigging up three high-tech tree houses in Redmond's Pacific Northwest Douglas firs. The company is also currently working on other tech enable outdoor districts around the campus for their employees.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcyjk8ficp48mrym.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wc/wcyjk8ficp48mrym.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" was recruited to help create the new elevated meeting space. Equipped with Wi-Fi, electricity&mdash;every weatherproof bench has a hatch containing a power supply&mdash;an outdoor gas fireplace,&nbsp;<em>and&nbsp;</em>a shipping container that houses a barbecue restaurant, the company hopes to boost em...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033913/bjarke-ingels-curvy-east-harlem-tower-tops-out Bjarke Ingels’ curvy East Harlem tower tops out Devin Gannon 2017-10-18T11:34:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T11:34:18-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6htbp2crbd66yivm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The concrete, t-shaped residential tower designed by starchitect,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> and his firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a>, topped out over the weekend, adding diversity to Upper Manhattan&rsquo;s usual upright architecture. The&nbsp;East Harlem&nbsp;project at 158 East 126th Street, known as E126, uniquely slopes inward as it rises upward, allowing more sunlight to hit the street. As&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cityrealty.com/nyc/market-insight/features/future-nyc/bjarke-ingels039s-curving-harlem-rental-e126-tops-out/12164" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CityRealty</a>&nbsp;learned, the unusual configuration will provide residents incredible views of the East River and Central Park from a rooftop garden.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ja/jar7yq6chg5gxlhk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ja/jar7yq6chg5gxlhk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gi8fq1gyf5ws9iiz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gi/gi8fq1gyf5ws9iiz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Construction progresses at E126, photo via CityRealty</figcaption></figure><p>According to the firm&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://m.big.dk/getslideshow/301/2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>, the t-shaped footprint, &ldquo;offers a diverse set of unit sizes and layout organizations.&rdquo; The building&rsquo;s facade of interlocking checkerboard pattern panel system allows floor-to-ceiling windows in every unit.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/otipkw1gdbj65xez.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ot/otipkw1gdbj65xez.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7xujklwzskdgc8cx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7x/7xujklwzskdgc8cx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering of E126 courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group</figcaption></figure><p>Developed by Edward Blumenfeld&rsquo;s Blumenfeld Development Group (BDG),...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033784/dream-houses-drawn-by-kids-and-rendered-by-professionals Dream houses drawn by kids and rendered by professionals Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-17T19:35:00-04:00 >2017-10-18T14:55:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/of/off2c7jxu88r7q5w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>There is a wonderful <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">children's book</a> written by Chis Van Dusen called&nbsp;<em>If I Built a House</em>, in which the character Jack embarks on designing the house of his dreams. In the opening pages, Jack announces that "[his] house will be different. It can't be the norm./[He'll] think about traffic flow, function, and form./Oh, it may include shapes like a tower or dome./But [he'll] focus on what makes a building a home."&nbsp;</p> <p>Like the character Jack, children in general can make great architects. While architects often focus on how&nbsp;<em>they&nbsp;</em>can create spaces&mdash;like schools and playgrounds&mdash;for children, the less explored question is what can children offer the architect? With their unabashed imagination, young adults have a lot to offer design, which is itself a childlike kind of process that allows you to engage with something in a more immediate kind of way.&nbsp;To this process, children bring fresh perspectives and an uninhibited curiosity, they are spontaneous, honest and have further been found to conce...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150033455/monu-27-on-small-urbanism-released MONU #27 on "Small Urbanism" released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2017-10-16T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-10-16T12:39:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90fp1v87n1i88y5g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>&ldquo;&hellip; And Though She be but Little, She is Fierce!&rdquo;</strong>, the title of <em><strong>Liz Teston&rsquo;s</strong></em> contribution using a quote from Shakespeare&rsquo;s &ldquo;A Midsummer Night&rsquo;s Dream&rdquo;, captures the content of this <strong><a href="http://www.monu-magazine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MONU</a></strong> issue on <strong>&ldquo;Small Urbanism&rdquo;</strong> very well. For when it comes to urbanism, small things seem to matter, whether they are actions, small physical elements, information and communications technology, or small-scale interventions. With regard to actions, <strong>Teston</strong> shows how transient micro-urbanisms of protest architecture can have a significant impact on our cities. During such actions, human bodies can alter public spaces through practices that challenge the arrangement of urban power and convert it into a channel of opposition, as <em><strong>Ana Medina </strong></em>argues in her piece<strong> &ldquo;Dissident Micro-occupations&rdquo;</strong>. In her explorations of dissident architectural practices, she reveals that spaces for protests are in fact not designed, but taken over by the dissidents to transform the architectural urban landscape. However, t...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032979/10-exhibition-spaces-from-around-the-world-for-your-friday-inspiration 10 exhibition spaces from around the world for your Friday inspiration Archinect 2017-10-13T19:57:00-04:00 >2017-10-13T19:57:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6e/6e72f7j6vfb20g47.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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 <strong>NEW</strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/exhibition-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Exhibition Spaces</a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ar/arzx1ck92wfube9r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ar/arzx1ck92wfube9r.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/grand-louvre-modernization/150003509" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Louvre Modernization</a> in Paris, France by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5s/5sr0g0mv6jbf7pl7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5s/5sr0g0mv6jbf7pl7.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/spfa/project/museum-of-design-art-and-architecture-modaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Design Art and Architecture [MODAA]</a> in Culver City, CA by&nbsp; <a href="https://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:a - Studio Pali Fekete architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4n/4nc6oj0wbacg68x4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4n/4nc6oj0wbacg68x4.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/e-a-a.com/project/ghost-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ghost Gallery</a> in Oklahoma City, OK by <a href="https://archinect.com/e-a-a.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elliott + Associates Architects</a>; Photo: Scott McDonald, Hedrich Blessing<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdvtmaamnj4nqhio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wd/wdvtmaamnj4nqhio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/neriandhu/project/design-republic-design-commune" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Republic Design Commune</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="https://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qx8j3bc7lyzas8za.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qx8j3bc7lyzas8za.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/kadawittfeldarchitektur/project/archaeological-pavilion-elisengarten-aachen-germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archaeological Pavilion, Elisengarten</a> in Aachen, Germany by <a href="https://archinect.com/kadawittfeldarchitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitektur</a>; Photo: Jens Kirchner<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bp23axqtw4bryjm5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bp/bp23axqtw4bryjm5.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/selldorfarchitects/project/the-clark-art-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Clark Art Institute</a> in Williamstown, MA by <a href="https://archinect.com/selldorfarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Selldorf Architects</a>; Photo: Mike Agee<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3grmm9iyigll2wvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3grmm9iyigll2wvz.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/museum-of-medical-history-and-innovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum o...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032894/le-corbusier-s-chandigarh-to-be-removed-from-swiss-10-franc-bills Le Corbusier's Chandigarh to be removed from Swiss 10-Franc bills Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-12T13:59:00-04:00 >2017-10-13T07:57:20-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20t5tco1903emmhe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Swiss francs, like most world currencies, have long featured notable faces from the past. But now, each beautiful note is designed around an abstract theme related to Switzerland. For the 10-franc note, instead of the retired portrait of the controversial genius Le Corbusier, the theme focuses on Switzerland&rsquo;s organizational talent &ndash; expressed by time.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Le Corbusier and his plan for Chandigarh won't be featured on the new 10-Franc bill anymore. The new bill is inspired by&nbsp;Switzerland&rsquo;s "organizational talent" and punctuality; it&nbsp;represents&nbsp;a pair of hands conducting time, the country's longest railway tunnels, and a map of the country and of its railway network. The Corbusier 10-Franc bill was introduced and in circulation since 1995; it has been highly controversial in Switzerland due to his&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">affinities with fascism and the Vichy government.</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/5015279rndsjqt77.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/5015279rndsjqt77.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>A pair of hands conducting the time with a baton on the new 10-Franc bill from 2017.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8abt7251o550e4v9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8abt7251o550e4v9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Two rail tracks connecting in the world's longest railway tunnel, the Gotthard Base Tunnel, part of the world's densest railway network reducing the time for traversing the Alps in Central Switzerland.</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032652/new-museum-taps-rem-koolhaas-oma-to-design-next-phase-of-bowery-expansion New Museum taps Rem Koolhaas’ OMA to design next phase of Bowery expansion Devin Gannon 2017-10-11T12:32:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T13:43:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cx/cxg23k6hv415jyx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/10116/new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150005620/how-to-get-a-job-at-oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA&rsquo;s</a> <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8435/rem-koolhaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/91946/shohei-shigematsu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shoehei Shigematsu</a> will design the museum&rsquo;s new building at 231 Bowery as part of the institution&rsquo;s expansion. The new structure, purchased by the contemporary art museum in 2008, will link the museum&rsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sanaa</a>-designed building and double their footprint on the Bowery, adding 50,000-square-feet of space. OMA&rsquo;s first public project in New York City, 231 Bowery is expected to break ground in 2019.</p> <p>First announced last May, the museum&rsquo;s expansion makes way for more galleries, improved public circulation and flexible space for new programs. In a press release, a member of the museum&rsquo;s board of trustees, Lisa Phillips, called OMA a &ldquo;great choice.&rdquo; She added, &ldquo;Koolhaas has thought deeply about the identity and landscape of our city going back to his landmark book <a href="https://archinect.com/alta-nyc/re-reading-delirious-new-york-in-venice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Delirious New York</a>, published in 1978, a year after the Museum&rsquo;s founding. Though he is one of the world&rsquo;s finest architects with a deeply civic and ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032530/fougeron-architecture-s-400-grove-mixed-use-echoes-classic-san-francisco-design Fougeron Architecture's 400 Grove mixed-use echoes classic San Francisco design Justine Testado 2017-10-10T17:59:00-04:00 >2017-10-10T17:59:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dj/djhv9f92boweesq4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Built in the heart of San Francisco's Hayes Valley, 400 Grove is a new mixed-use development designed by locally based <a href="https://archinect.com/fougeron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fougeron Architecture</a>. At the corner of Grove and Gough streets, the project site opened up after the removal of the Central Freeway in 2003 to reconnect Hayes Valley with other neighborhoods.&nbsp;</p> <p>When Fougeron started developing the project in 2013, they focused on creating a space that provides a sense of residency and blends into the urban site. The project was completed in 2016.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cbwy2fb12j60qg1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4c/4cbwy2fb12j60qg1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hoehp68yor829fgi.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ho/hoehp68yor829fgi.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80bp6tspc6ltisyt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80bp6tspc6ltisyt.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><p>Based on the central mews typology, the building's angled, faceted exterior features wood dowels that echo San Francisco's traditional bay windows. Each of the 34 units are angled in a way to maximize views of the surrounding Hayes Valley neighborhood.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scxqsd6wwbtrveh1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scxqsd6wwbtrveh1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/ncncy8kjt1kjd3ga.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/ncncy8kjt1kjd3ga.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William Timmerman Photography.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/da/daim35vtv26ilcpc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/da/daim35vtv26ilcpc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credit: William...</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150032416/reimagining-detroit-a-d-museum-s-the-architectural-imagination Reimagining Detroit: A+D Museum’s The Architectural Imagination Isaac Wilhelm 2017-10-09T23:43:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T20:31:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/iw/iw8po05a2rxa5dtk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nh/nhtw3ef0xc4tbeyd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nh/nhtw3ef0xc4tbeyd.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><br></p><p>Architecture is a creative media that analyzes what is, while imagining what could and should be. Located in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>&rsquo; Art District, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a>'s current exhibit, The Architectural Imagination, is a showcase of re-imagining and rebuilding the outdated industrial urbanscape of Detroit, Michigan. Before coming to Los Angeles, the exhibition premiered during the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Architecture Biennale</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the mid-20th century, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12263/detroit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit</a> was a booming urban center bursting with blue collar and white collar families benefiting from the automotive industry. However, as automotive industries began to move their factories to cheaper markets and with the rather recent American automotive bankruptcies and government bailouts, Detroit has been challenged with repurposing the remnants of an abandoned era. The projects showcased in the exhibit present ideas for compelling modern design along with appropriate programming (think atriums, markets, and green spaces) to regenerate existing neighborho...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031848/10-inviting-living-room-designs-for-serious-couch-potato-ing 10 inviting living room designs for serious couch potato-ing Archinect 2017-10-06T19:04:00-04:00 >2017-10-06T19:05:00-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlgmwn3wabx9ohai.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/nl/nlqkefwrtxedpvm8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nl/nlqkefwrtxedpvm8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/119492842/covert-house/150015430" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Covert House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/119492842/dsdha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSDHA</a>; Photo: H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet, Christoffer Rudquist<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7e1x0d25c47fcqe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p7/p7e1x0d25c47fcqe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/StudioVArchitecture/project/j-k-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J+K Residence</a> in New York, NY by <a href="https://archinect.com/StudioVArchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STUDIO V Architecture</a>; Photo: David Rahr<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2bmzolg4e9i2sex3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2bmzolg4e9i2sex3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/bossarchitecture/project/countryside-lane" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Countryside Lane</a> in Cherry Hills Village, CO by <a href="https://archinect.com/bossarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BOSS.architecture</a>; Photo: Raul Garcia<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4a7cybzn4coty0z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4a7cybzn4coty0z.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos/project/condesa-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Condesa House</a> in Mexico City by <a href="http://archinect.com/dellekamparquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dellekamp Arquitectos</a>; Photo: Sandra Pereznieto, Derek Dellekamp<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oi/oinpkyz11n5vzogm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oi/oinpkyz11n5vzogm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/eyster/project/malibu-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Malibu, CA by <a href="https://archinect.com/aearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ae architecture</a>; Principal: <a href="https://archinect.com/eyster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeffrey Eyster</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cccwse12y3xniewk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cccwse12y3xniewk.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/shedkm/project/rockmount" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rockmount</a> on the Wirral Peninsula, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/shedkm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shedkm</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjitbzsl88d2lkwm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjitbzsl88d2lkwm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/zanonarchitettiassociati/project/country-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Country House</a> in Treviso, Italy by <a href="https://archinect.com/zanonarchitettiassociati" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">zanon architetti associati</a>; Photo: Paolo Belvedere<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/ma8ny49dwr2v3ofu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ma/ma8ny49dwr2v3ofu.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="https://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects/project/talbot-road" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talbot Road</a> in London, UK by <a href="https://archinect.com/liptonplantarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lipton Plant Architects</a></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qtk6zqlnbeu59q8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6q/6qtk6zqlnbeu59q8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/map-mx/project/al-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AL Apartment</a> in M...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031517/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory Vishaan Chakrabarti reveals new designs for Domino Sugar Factory Dana Schulz 2017-10-04T11:09:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T21:30:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxvi8g412uww1hkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Vishaan Chakrabarti&lsquo;s <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149950367/pau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU)</a> has revealed a new set of renderings for the refinery building at&nbsp;the three million-square-foot Domino Sugar Factory mega-development in Williamsburg. The new plans are brighter and better connected than those previously approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a4m4rd9ovw8gxbow.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a4m4rd9ovw8gxbow.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l1/l17vgsh9ehqz7b12.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mu/mua9pfos3oea8m3u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mu/mua9pfos3oea8m3u.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>PAU design for the Domino Refinery. Image courtesy of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism.</figcaption></figure><p>News via <a href="https://www.6sqft.com/vishaan-chakrabarti-reveals-new-designs-for-domino-sugar-factory/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6sqft</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031189/sci-arc-celebrates-a-school-year-s-culmination-and-welcomes-another SCI-Arc Celebrates a School Year’s Culmination and Welcomes Another Sponsor 2017-10-03T12:37:00-04:00 >2017-10-03T12:37:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e787knq20cvj5n8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e787knq20cvj5n8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e787knq20cvj5n8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e787knq20cvj5n8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><p><a href="https://goo.gl/N2A12s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7i/7i0e2zpp239ehyyi.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://viewbook.sciarc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)</a>.</strong></em></p> <p>Since its founding in 1972 as an independent school of architecture, <a href="https://goo.gl/N2A12s" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> has developed a series of idiosyncrasies that have anecdotally permeated the broader architecture community. Prominent among these is hosting its cap and gown-less Graduation in the middle of September-- literally an hour after its last review of the academic year and a week after the first pin ups of the new school year. This means that September is the most dynamic time of the year at SCI-Arc as it concurrently welcomes in a new class of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and bids farewell to its latest generation of architects eager and ready to imagine and shape the future.</p> <p>SCI-Arc&rsquo;s 2017 graduation ceremony was held on Sunday, September 10 and featured a commencement address by architect Marion Weiss, cofounder of WEISS/MANFREDI and B.Arch Graduate Deborah Garcia &rsquo;17.&nbsp; </p> <p>A celebration of student ach...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150031099/mpavilion-2017-designed-by-rem-koolhaas-david-gianotten-unveiled MPavilion 2017, designed by Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, unveiled Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-02T15:28:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T18:46:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08l8aylgybupfkxd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08l8aylgybupfkxd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08l8aylgybupfkxd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/08l8aylgybupfkxd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24747/australia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Australia</a>'s answer to the U.K's Serpentine Pavilion, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/582637/mpavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPavilion</a>, opened over the weekend for its fourth iteration, unveiling the completed design by acclaimed architects <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8435/rem-koolhaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a> and David Gianotten of international firm <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA</a>. </p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jc/jclr27kxwgrrj40n.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jc/jclr27kxwgrrj40n.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Photo Credit: Timothy Burgess.</figcaption><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wg/wg1v74sal1s8xi9w.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wg/wg1v74sal1s8xi9w.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo Credit: John Gollings.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The structure for <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150013220/oma-s-design-for-2017-australia-s-mpavilion-is-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MPavilion 2017</a> is shaped by two tiered grandstands&mdash;one fixed, the other moveable&mdash;and covered by a floating roof structure. Inspired by ancient amphitheaters, the rotating grandstand allows the pavilion to open up to the garden or broader cityscape and creates a flexible civic space that can function as a stage, auditorium or even a playground. </p> <p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/urlo9u0ci3r5c1l0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/urlo9u0ci3r5c1l0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Photo Credit: John Gollings.</figcaption><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b0/b06bi2ale9stzdop.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b0/b06bi2ale9stzdop.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo Credit: John Gollings.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mj/mjhxf5lyyi083ed0.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>The main infrastructure for the project is a two-metre-deep gridded, machine-like canopy with a protective translucent roof embedded with advanced lighting technology for the series of free public events. The mechanics in the canopy can be activated per the type of event taking place&mdash;a...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030967/the-stalled-refurbishment-of-the-palace-of-westminster The stalled refurbishment of The Palace of Westminster Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-10-02T04:39:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T13:14:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p33j9u290exsmx7h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p33j9u290exsmx7h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p33j9u290exsmx7h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p3/p33j9u290exsmx7h.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The move would raise fascinating questions about the need to replicate habits that are tied to the layout of the current chamber &ndash; voting by trooping through &ldquo;aye&rdquo; and &ldquo;no&rdquo; lobbies, for example. Archaic linguistic protocols might seem doubly peculiar when expressed in a more modern setting. People&rsquo;s behaviour is shaped by their environment and it is unlikely that parliamentary culture could be unaffected by transplant to a space unlike the unique one in which it has been nurtured.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Palace of Westminster has been in a state of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/122062298/with-london-s-palace-of-westminster-crumbling-the-british-government-may-have-to-find-a-new-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">advanced disrepair</a> for many years now. Though a plan for the building's massive &pound;3.5bn <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150018449/the-uk-parliament-to-be-restored-by-bdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">refurbishment</a>&nbsp;headed by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/61784367/bdp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BDP</a>&nbsp;<strong></strong>was announced last year, the government has avoided taking the decision to proceed.&nbsp;</p> <p>The main reason for the delay in action on the crumbling Palace is financial. Yet as the the Guardian notes, the spending is necessary and justified since operational facilities are crucial in ensuing "the effective functioning of the democracy" and the structure's heritage value is hard to overestimate. While traditionalists and modernists argue over restoration and the observers contemplate the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149969375/how-the-design-of-a-parliament-building-affects-the-politics-that-happen-inside" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">impact various spaces might have</a> on the functioning of the parliament,&nbsp;prompt relocation might be the best next move since&nbsp;the delay is only driving costs upwards.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030841/how-good-can-swedish-nature-make-you-feel-in-72-hours How good can Swedish nature make you feel in 72 hours? Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-30T17:30:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T02:31:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02a43hd7354bzig7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02a43hd7354bzig7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02a43hd7354bzig7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02a43hd7354bzig7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This is the question a new case-study, '<a href="https://visitsweden.com/72hcabin/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">72 Hour Cabin</a>', seeks to answer. Launched by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/3724/sweden/15" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sweden</a>, the experiment will investigate the effects of living in nature on health by taking five participants with some of the most stressful jobs and placing them in a custom-built glass cabin.&nbsp;</p> <p>During the day, they will have access to common Swedish outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing and cooking. Their well-being, measured by stress-levels, problem-solving capabilities and creativity, will be monitored by two leading researchers, Walter Osika and Cecilia Stenfors, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, one of the world&rsquo;s foremost medical universities. Participants include a broadcaster from London, a taxi driver from Paris, an event co-ordinator from New York, a police officer from Munich, and a journalist from London.&nbsp;</p> <p>The five glass cabins these participants will be staying in were designed by architecture student Jeanna Berger, who enlisted her brother-in-laws, who run a construc...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030732/ww-p-designs-landmark-air-rail-link-stations-for-perth WW+P designs landmark air-rail link stations for Perth Weston Williamson 2017-09-29T11:39:00-04:00 >2017-09-29T11:39:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5i/5iwlm51fbwkbkrbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Weston Williamson + Partners in partnership with local architects GHD Woodhead has completed the detailed design stage of all three stations for Perth&rsquo;s new airport rail link - Belmont, Forrestfield and Airport Central Station.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a44m340zbyfsvzbc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a44m340zbyfsvzbc.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>This landmark transport project will deliver a new rail service to the eastern suburbs of Perth, increasing transport options between the city and foothills, improving access between the city and Perth Airport and driving future developments in the area. The team is now moving on to final design stage for Airport Central, with the line scheduled to open in 2020.&nbsp; </p> <p>At Airport Central Station the aerodynamic roof shape integrates with the Perth Airport Masterplan and sets the path to the next stage of expansion of the Perth International Airport. </p> <p>At Belmont Station, particular importance has been placed on ensuring that the&nbsp; development reflects the future high-density nature of the Belmont Masterplan. </p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikt7yqvoqoxfbgrm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ik/ikt7yqvoqoxfbgrm.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>In contrast, at Forrestfield Station, the characte...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030751/jfk-s-twa-hotel-on-track-to-open-in-18-months JFK’s TWA Hotel on track to open in 18 months DianePham 2017-09-29T11:29:00-04:00 >2017-09-29T11:29:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98p8wh39xuo7eafr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>MCR Development officially launched the mid-century modern TWA Lounge on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center on Thursday and provided a deeper look into plans to convert Eero Saarinen&rsquo;s historic TWA flight center at JFK Airport into a hotel, event space, and dining destination. According to MCR&rsquo;s CEO Tyler Morse, construction of the hotel is on schedule; it will go vertical on Monday, top out in December, and have its curtainwall applied by January.</p></em><br /><br /><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yp/ypv4a50s59db5aio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yp/ypv4a50s59db5aio.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p></figure><p>If everything remains on schedule, the project is expected to open in 18 months.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030588/new-design-district-announced-for-greenwich-peninsula New Design District Announced for Greenwich Peninsula Abigail Banfield 2017-09-28T13:45:00-04:00 >2017-09-28T13:46:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4a/4aao942yjy16dcfr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4a/4aao942yjy16dcfr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4a/4aao942yjy16dcfr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4a/4aao942yjy16dcfr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Today, Knight Dragon, the developers delivering London&rsquo;s largest single regeneration project, Greenwich Peninsula, have announced a new one-hectare district which will be the first purpose-built district for creatives. The Design District is the next phase in Knight Dragon&rsquo;s 20-year, &pound;8.4billion plan for the area, and promises to bring culture and community to the area with a central public realm.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n7/n72lln0m01bzowg8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n7/n72lln0m01bzowg8.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Knight Dragon</figcaption></figure><p>Open workshops and studios surround courtyards in this new creative hub formed of 16 buildings, to be situated in the heart of Greenwich Peninsula, for the use of over 1800 people. The project, designed by 8 practices, is from the outset a diverse project; each of the human-scaled workplaces were designed without conference between the practices. The result is a huge variety in form, colour, and style, with excellent transport links, thanks to the proposed new &pound;1million&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149989811/1-billion-scheme-for-london-s-greenwich-peninsula-designed-by-calatrava-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tube station.</a> </p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cm/cmxoen3fh3j8f3xp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cm/cmxoen3fh3j8f3xp.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Knight Dragon</figcaption></figure><p>Affordability is at the heart of this scheme, with prices start...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030416/libeskind-designed-canadian-national-holocaust-monument-opens-in-ottawa Libeskind-designed Canadian National Holocaust Monument opens in Ottawa Alexander Walter 2017-09-27T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-09-28T13:23:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/65/65dj8dj4no7h2hic.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/65/65dj8dj4no7h2hic.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/65/65dj8dj4no7h2hic.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/65/65dj8dj4no7h2hic.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Canada today (27 September) inaugurated its first national Holocaust Monument, in Ottawa, an endeavour ten years in the making. [...] The monument&rsquo;s design and construction was a collaboration between the New York-based architect Daniel Libeskind, the Montreal-based landscape architect Claude Cormier, the Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the University of Toronto professor Doris Bergman, an expert on the Holocaust.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"From above, the monument is the shape of a skewed Star of David," <em>The Art Newspaper</em> writes, "which [...] recognises the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, but also other groups who were persecuted, such as homosexuals and Jehovah&rsquo;s Witnesses."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030297/richard-meier-partners-completes-their-first-bridge-project-the-new-cittadella-bridge Richard Meier & Partners completes their first bridge project, the new Cittadella Bridge Justine Testado 2017-09-26T19:09:00-04:00 >2017-09-27T06:49:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwbn3mui0ucse4i0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwbn3mui0ucse4i0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwbn3mui0ucse4i0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwbn3mui0ucse4i0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Over 20 years after being commissioned, <a href="https://archinect.com/richardmeierpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Meier &amp; Partners</a> finally completed the new Cittadella Bridge in Alessandria, Italy. As the practice's first bridge (which they worked on with <a href="http://www.dantebeniniarchitects.com/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dante O. Benini &amp; Partners Architects</a>),&nbsp;the 185-meter-long structure reconnects the city with an 18th-century citadel across the Tanaro River, and replaces the original Napoleonic-era Cittadella Bridge.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x7/x79w04urnmignlau.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x7/x79w04urnmignlau.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; Hufton+Crow.</figcaption></figure><p>Following the floods of Alessandria in 1994, the water level rose high enough to cover the roadway and the piers of the original bridge. The new bridge is 32.5 meters tall and stands well above the flood plain, restoring the natural flow of the river. With a surface area of about 4,150 m2, the new bridge is made of white precast concrete, painted steel, aluminum, and ipe hardwood. It was also designed with separate parallel routes for vehicles and pedestrians.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vo/voryvsg9iasnd0ka.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vo/voryvsg9iasnd0ka.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; Hufton+Crow.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bc06ipzi3fptmyz2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bc06ipzi3fptmyz2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; Hufton+Crow..</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u6/u6pq21jzke46bhqh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u6/u6pq21jzke46bhqh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo &copy; Hufton+Crow.</figcaption></figure><figure><p>&ldquo;I am extremely pleased to have completed this new modern...</p></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150030183/alvaro-siza-s-first-u-s-building-in-nyc-s-hell-s-kitchen-revealed Alvaro Siza’s first U.S. building in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen revealed DianePham 2017-09-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2017-09-26T21:28:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m2/m2cgt3hvibr4yntd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Back in 2015 architects and design buffs were excited to hear that Portuguese Pritzker Prize-winner &Aacute;lvaro Siza would be designing his highly-anticipated first U.S. building on Manhattan&rsquo;s west side in a neighborhood being called Hudson West. Now, developers Sumaida + Khurana and LENY have released renderings of the building at 611 West 56th Street on the former site of the Gristedes corporate headquarters.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The tower will rise 35 stories and hold 80 condo apartments.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029834/100-artist-collective-meow-wolf-brings-their-unique-combination-of-architecture-art-and-technology-to-the-life-is-beautiful-festival-in-vegas 100+ artist-collective Meow Wolf brings their unique combination of architecture, art and technology to the Life is Beautiful festival in Vegas Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-25T15:17:00-04:00 >2017-09-25T17:15:54-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwtnf6uqsnitw72r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwtnf6uqsnitw72r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwtnf6uqsnitw72r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwtnf6uqsnitw72r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150015848/meow-wolf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meow Wolf</a> is a unique collaboration of more than 100 artists and designers. They use architecture,&nbsp;painting, sculpture, video and audio engineering to create immersive multi-sensorial environments. The works of art they create can be walked in, climbed on and played with.</p> <p>Truly multidisciplinary, Meow Wolf mixes architecture, art and entertainment to create fantastical environments.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83jqy3m62sic5mhe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83jqy3m62sic5mhe.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&nbsp;Kate Russell courtesy of Meow Wolf</figcaption></figure><p>In 2016, they opened their first permanent exhibition, called &ldquo;The House of Eternal Return&rdquo; in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Meow Wolf transformed a former bowling alley in the industrial area of Santa Fe, into a 20,000 square foot fantastical immersive environment. The exhibition is composed of dozens of rooms and secret passages for kids and adults.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yx/yxykeovqh2z9afhh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yx/yxykeovqh2z9afhh.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>House of Eternal Return, Santa Fe. Lindsay Kennedy courtesy of Meow Wolf</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10gdxh8rh9ki2l9f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10gdxh8rh9ki2l9f.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>House of Eternal Return, Santa Fe. Kate Russell courtesy of Meow Wolf</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uixmfqzm05a7hkt9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uixmfqzm05a7hkt9.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>House of Eternal Return, Santa Fe. Lindsay Kennedy courtesy of Meow Wolf</figcaption></figure><p>Meow Wolf also r...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029685/the-ugly-pet-on-sustainability-and-architectural-form The Ugly Pet: On Sustainability and Architectural Form Places Journal 2017-09-21T17:53:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T17:53:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t9/t9dmsg16r5avmmgo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m particularly interested in how sustainable buildings might affect the experience of landscape differently &mdash; actually better, differently &mdash; because, as a human being, I&rsquo;m hoping for more sustainable architecture, and, as an academic (and as an architect), I&rsquo;m thinking the consequences should be revolutionary to architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Unlike earlier technological revolutions &mdash; the development of the steel frame, or the invention of concrete &mdash; sustainability in architecture has not yet had any significant, self-identifying&nbsp;<em>formal</em>&nbsp;consequences. Instead, the experience of sustainable space has to be hyper-mediated.&nbsp;</p> <p>In his latest article, Places columnist David Heymann vents his frustrations about environmentally-sensitive design and examines how architects including Kieran Timberlake and Glenn Murcutt are feeling the way forward for the field.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029442/winner-of-the-instrmnt-k-series-watch-giveaway Winner of the Instrmnt K-series watch giveaway Ellen Hancock 2017-09-21T13:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T17:21:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a1ytezv5wegjbl11.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway our readers had the chance to win a brand new K-series watch by Glasgow based design studio <a href="https://www.instrmnt.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instrmnt</a>. Unlike their previous watches this series has an&nbsp;Italian made NBR compound rubber strap and new colour palette made up of fixed dilutions of 100% black. In case you missed our interview with one of the founders, Ross Baynham read it <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150026902/new-k-series-instrmnt-watch-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> now.</p> <p>The lucky winner is&nbsp;<strong>Dylan Davies&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029482/populous-paris-2024-olympics-scheme-striving-to-create-the-most-sustainable-games-ever Populous' Paris 2024 Olympics scheme striving to create “the most sustainable Games ever” Justine Testado 2017-09-20T17:49:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T17:49:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5ymnarfeos9j191q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>According to the team, the designs for both the new and temporary venues and facilities &lsquo;will seek to shape and integrate sporting spectacles in the city&rsquo;s urban landscape while supporting Paris 2024&rsquo;s commitment to be the most sustainable games ever&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As seen in&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149991911/take-a-look-at-the-already-dilapidated-facilities-of-the-rio-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rio 2016</a> to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/jul/19/olympic-games-green-targets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London 2012</a>, sustainability is an ongoing issue for cities hosting the Olympic Games. Recently, Populous and consultancy group Egis&nbsp;unveiled the first rendering of their design for the Paris 2024 Olympics,&nbsp;<a href="https://populous.com/news/2017/09/13/populous-egis-bid-olympic-paralympic-venues-secures-ioc-approval-paris-2024-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">stating</a> that their concept will help create &ldquo;the most sustainable Games ever&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;Our mission was to understand how each sport and discipline could best function in existing venues, new buildings when required as legacy and temporary modular sites, identifying the best option in each case,&rdquo; says Egis' Diogo Taddei, who supervised the work of the consortium. &ldquo;One of the biggest challenges was to transform illustrious Parisian monuments into sports venues, adapting them to the requirements of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029461/taller-ken-s-okio-boutique-is-a-giant-billboard-for-eyewear Taller KEN's OKIO boutique is a giant billboard for eyewear Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-20T14:40:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T13:39:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1gcr9l8pfrm609k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Doubling as a giant billboard and storefront, the OKIO eyewear boutique in Guatemala features an eye-catching fa&ccedil;ade shaped like a pair of cat's eyeglasses.&nbsp;</p> <figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f5/f5xbpuuv5vxhwrww.jpg?fit=crop&amp;auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=728"></figure><p>The project was designed by architectural practice <a href="https://archinect.com/tallerken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149990254/small-studio-snapshots-taller-ken" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently featured</a> in our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots series</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ey/eyvlpkwxkikl9i7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ey/eyvlpkwxkikl9i7b.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The giant, circular windows make clear the usage, bring in natural light and allow outsiders to window shop. Throughout the store&mdash;which contains a retail area, exam room, restrooms and storage&mdash;this playful geometry is carried out. A large 'oculus' skylight, brightens up the interior and mirrors of different shapes and sizes&nbsp;reflect the different shapes in the ceiling and fa&ccedil;ade.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qxn4jrwdbvxww0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qx/qxn4jrwdbvxww0co.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez </figcaption></figure></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auersmoxf0yc0nzq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/au/auersmoxf0yc0nzq.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo credits: Byron Marmol, Marcelo Gutierrez </figcaption></figure><p>Inside,&nbsp;a custom display bar and cashier are positioned underneath the skylight at the center of the space. Interior details are designed with natural wood that contrasts the cool white of the ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029249/what-not-to-miss-at-this-year-s-designjunction-the-leading-destination-for-design-arts-and-culture What not to miss at this year's designjunction, the leading destination for design, arts and culture Sponsor 2017-09-20T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T12:43:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ls/lskw6izn9f6vjla0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h5ac0bnaiobtyic.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9h/9h5ac0bnaiobtyic.jpeg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></figure></figure><p><em><strong>This post is brought to you by&nbsp;<a href="http://thedesignjunction.co.uk/london/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>.</strong></em><br></p> <p>Now in its seventh year,&nbsp;<a href="https://thedesignjunction.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designjunction</a>&nbsp;returns to Kings Cross this September (21-24) as part of the annual London Design Festival. The 2017 edition of the show will present more than 200 international design brands, hundreds of product launches, 70 tempting pop-up shops and bespoke installations, in addition to the schedule of lively talks and debates.</p> <p>The show will take place across five key sites &ndash; all within a stone&rsquo;s throw of each other, including the centrally located Granary Square (registration and installations), Cubitt House (lighting and furniture), Cubitt Park (emerging designers and materials), The Crossing (installations and partnership projects) and The Canopy (retail).&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Cubitt House and Cubitt Park&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Due to popular demand, designjunction expands its trade destination. Cubitt House remains a focused furniture and lighting destination, whilst Cubitt Park, a new pavilion located opposite, will house luxury accessories and ma...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029293/is-that-augmented-reality-in-your-pocket-morpholio-updates-their-apps-to-take-advantage-of-apple-s-new-arkit Is that Augmented Reality in your pocket? Morpholio updates their apps to take advantage of Apple's new ARKit Paul Petrunia 2017-09-19T15:46:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T15:52:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hr/hr9mucfpr8ebz25g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 11, just released today. One of the biggest updates that should get the attention of architects is <a href="https://developer.apple.com/arkit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARKit</a>, Apple's new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8401/augmented-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">augmented reality</a> framework. ARKit provides the opportunity to for Apple and 3rd party developers to create AR experiences anew, or to enhance existing applications for iPhone and iPad.</p> <p>Augmented reality is relatively old news, but the fact that this framework is now baked into the most popular mobile device in the world, soon to be married to Apple's latest AR-friendly hardware, is big news. Millions of people around the world will soon have some of the most advanced AR tools in their pockets, regardless if they want it. Businesses and app developers now have the opportunity to show the potential of AR to people without requiring them to purchase expensive new hardware and software.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/188790/morpholio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morpholio</a>, a company that we've covered previously on Archinect, is dedicated to bringing this new technology to architects and interior des...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029125/dominique-perrault-reveals-plans-for-the-paris-2024-olympic-village Dominique Perrault reveals plans for the Paris 2024 Olympic Village Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-18T19:54:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T05:16:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/116rgtlnyc2fv6sb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>After decades of failed bids and one particularly humiliating loss to London in 2012, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/812/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> has officially been named the host of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/544778/2024-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2024 Olympics</a>. Though the city plans on making the most out of its existing facilities, some new development will take place. One of such projects is the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/646311/dominique-perrault" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>-designed and planned Olympic Village, which helped secure Paris' 2024 bid because the city said they would be unable to freeze the project, which had already begun work, for four years had they accepted hosting duties for 2028 instead.</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ep/epmhldkzh4vju9j6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ep/epmhldkzh4vju9j6.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>&copy; Paris 2024 Luxigon Dominique Perrault Architecte</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3nh1ge6wl11rrbf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d3nh1ge6wl11rrbf.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a><figcaption>&copy; Paris 2024 Luxigon Dominique Perrault Architecte</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Along with the majority of new venues being built for the games, the Olympic Village is set in Saint-Denis&mdash;the poorest of France's 101 mainland departments&mdash;in an effort to rejuvenate the area.&nbsp;The development centers around the Cinema City film studios created in a disused power station by the film-maker Luc Besson which will house that athletes' dinin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029073/closer-look-fr-ee-s-hyperloop-one-mexico-city-guadalajara-route-proposal Closer look: FR-EE's Hyperloop One Mexico City-Guadalajara route proposal Justine Testado 2017-09-18T19:43:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T13:41:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kf/kftxedtnnaewcqwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Out of over 2,600 entries, a multi-disciplinary consortium led by <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/8306331/fr-ee-fernando-romero-enterprise" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fernando Romero / FR-EE</a> was recently announced as one of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150028743/from-chicago-to-pittsburgh-in-47-minutes-hyperloop-one-global-challenge-announces-10-winning-teams-routes-in-north-america-europe-south-asia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">10 winning teams in the Hyperloop One Global Challenge</a> with the proposal &ldquo;<a href="https://www.mexloop.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mexloop</a>&rdquo;, the 330-mile Mexico-Guadalajara route. The Mexloop project builds on Mexico's ambitious $600 billion public works investment under the National Infrastructure Program.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo9fnonnqj9r5z1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3b/3bo9fnonnqj9r5z1.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qv/qvsb6dlm334yyg70.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qv/qvsb6dlm334yyg70.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Rendering &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><p>The team submitted concepts for Mexloop's inter-modal station designs and locations, route infrastructure, public space, the pods, and logistics. Aiming to alleviate traffic in one of the world's most congested cities, Mexloop will connect Central Mexico&rsquo;s major population, cultural, industrial, and manufacturing centers into one new &lsquo;Megalopolis&rsquo; of 42 million people that is projected to grow to 60 million by 2050, the Mexloop team describes.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za6ftca96uq368q3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/za6ftca96uq368q3.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ww/wwqa9na49wswe3ce.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ww/wwqa9na49wswe3ce.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; FR-EE.</figcaption></figure><p>The Mexloop corridor will reduce travel time between Mexico City and Guadalajara to 38 minutes, at a spe...</p></figure>