Archinect - News 2017-09-25T04:12:21-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150027882/silicon-mountain-summit-developing-a-ski-resort-for-innovators-and-artists-on-utah-s-powder-mountain Silicon Mountain: Summit developing a ski-resort for innovators and artists on Utah's Powder Mountain Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-11T18:30:00-04:00 >2017-09-12T15:19:46-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7cz8d03nm6pnvkt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7cz8d03nm6pnvkt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7cz8d03nm6pnvkt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7cz8d03nm6pnvkt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Construction began this summer on a public mountain town that will straddle a 10,000-acre site between three skiing bowls. In 2013, Powder Mountain was purchased by Summit, a company&mdash;or, perhaps more accurately, a collective&mdash;founded in 2008 by five 20-something friends who want to &ldquo;catalyze entrepreneurship&rdquo; and &ldquo;create global change.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The company plans to build 500 single-family houses along with a village for amenities and a place to house the organization's non-profit arm. The founders hope that the skiing mecca&mdash;an hour's drive north of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/58842/salt-lake-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Salt Lake</a>&mdash;will become a year-round community for innovators and other creatives "to solve the world&rsquo;s most pressing challenges, from environmental catastrophe to&nbsp;access to basic medical care" over a shared chairlift up the mountain.</p> <figure><figure><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/67/677elcfu2hlgmswm.jpg?w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/67/677elcfu2hlgmswm.jpg?w=514"></a><figcaption>Summit Phase I Master Plan.</figcaption></figure></figure><p>Physical design will play a large role in creating this idyllic snow-capped development. To guide the construction, Summit has enlisted a diverse team of designers, land planners and architects from places like Studio MA in Salt Lake City, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106480/skylab-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skylab Architecture</a> in Portland, and <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/47765228/saunders-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saunders Architecture</a> in Norway.&nbsp;The list of architects also includes <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/69264036/sparano-mooney-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sparano + Mooney</a> in Salt Lake City; <a href="https://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a> in Los Angeles;&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/Bicuadro_Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bicuadro Architects</a> in Rome; Bertoldi Architects in Ogden,&nbsp;Utah; <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/49784837/olson-kundig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig</a> in Seattle; <a href="http://architect.com/pbwarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prentiss + Balance + Wic...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/135208771/archinect-s-comparison-of-transient-oriented-architecture Archinect's comparison of transient-oriented architecture Julia Ingalls 2015-08-26T21:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T09:18:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2y6nnl97ecs30led.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2y6nnl97ecs30led.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2y6nnl97ecs30led.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2y6nnl97ecs30led.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In 2003 in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/10005/utah" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Utah</a>, government officials decided to try a radical solution to homelessness: giving people who would otherwise be on the street permanent housing. Twelve years later, the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2015/04/17/the-surprisingly-simple-way-utah-solved-chronic-homelessness-and-saved-millions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">surprisingly cost-effective</a> program is a success: almost all of the people given homes remained in them, and the number of people out on the streets in the state has dropped nearly to zero. So what works and what doesn't architecturally in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113424294/d-c-breaks-ground-on-housing-for-homeless-vets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">homeless housing</a>?&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xuig43k9sineth0z.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vi/viki6r3pl4kwj8s0.jpg"></p><p>James Furzer, a 26-year old architectural technician for the U.K.-based Spatial Design Architects, is currently <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/homes-for-the-homeless--8#/story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">crowdsourcing</a> funds to build single-person housing modules that attach to preexisting buildings in dense urban centers like London, where 7,500 people routinely sleep on the streets.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tv7hw61h3eer8g8y.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/description/fakro_inspires_-_space_for_new_visions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fakro&rsquo;s Space for New Visions</a> award-winning design is a&nbsp;great emergency shelter idea, but doesn't foster a sense of permanence, unlike Utah's <a href="http://www.deseretnews.com/article/660205836/New-complex-for-homeless-opens-in-Salt-Lake.html?pg=all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunrise Metro Apartments</a>, which take the form of a traditional (relatively aesthetically boring) apartment building ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/107479148/park-city-rejects-bjarke-ingels-kimball-art-center-designs-again Park City Rejects Bjarke Ingels' Kimball Art Center Designs - Again! Alexander Walter 2014-08-26T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T22:57:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sa/saxqx2czpwf0vq1f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>City Hall on Thursday rejected the designs of the Kimball Art Center's expansion proposal, determining they do not meet the municipal government's strict Old Town guidelines. It was a significant setback as the not-for-profit organization attempts to press ahead with an ambitious redo of the high-profile intersection of Main Street and Heber Avenue. [...] The Kimball Art Center selected a renowned Danish architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, to draft the designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/75512600/why-buy-a-house-when-you-can-buy-a-mountain Why Buy A House When You Can Buy A Mountain? Alexander Walter 2013-06-18T13:03:00-04:00 >2013-06-24T21:50:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6ec97e8ded66a215a4b5eb01b3db893?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6ec97e8ded66a215a4b5eb01b3db893?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6ec97e8ded66a215a4b5eb01b3db893?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6ec97e8ded66a215a4b5eb01b3db893?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It's not your everyday real estate deal. A team of young entrepreneurs persuaded about 50 deep-pocketed investors to help them purchase a mountain. The deal just closed in April, and development on Utah's nearly 10,000-acre Powder Mountain is now underway. [...] "We were inspired by the core concepts of the Sundance Film Festival and the Aspen Institute. You can build place around a shared ethos."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/65624999/inside-adobe-s-new-silicon-slope-headquarters Inside Adobe's New Silicon Slope Headquarters Archinect 2013-01-16T14:41:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:30:31-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/57e8d34cd06c35cccc977cded60a8dce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/57e8d34cd06c35cccc977cded60a8dce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/57e8d34cd06c35cccc977cded60a8dce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/57/57e8d34cd06c35cccc977cded60a8dce?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The location in the south suburbs of Salt Lake City is an up-and-coming region for tech business sometimes called "Silicon Slope." Adobe's new campus will operate as the company's digital marketing division. The company has hired designers from Rapt Studio to make sure the building design is integrated into the space at the deepest level, ensuring that, despite being an office building at its core, this isn't just one more massive tech campus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/41996925/the-nsa-is-building-the-country-s-biggest-spy-center-watch-what-you-say The NSA Is Building the Country's Biggest Spy Center (Watch What You Say) Archinect 2012-03-19T18:30:00-04:00 >2012-03-24T14:30:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a10b648d1fc77f60562e47e39aae40ad?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a10b648d1fc77f60562e47e39aae40ad?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a10b648d1fc77f60562e47e39aae40ad?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a1/a10b648d1fc77f60562e47e39aae40ad?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>... thousands of hard-hatted construction workers in sweat-soaked T-shirts are laying the groundwork for the newcomers&rsquo; own temple and archive, a massive complex so large that it necessitated expanding the town&rsquo;s boundaries. Once built, it will be more than five times the size of the US Capitol. Rather than Bibles, prophets, and worshippers, this temple will be filled with servers, computer intelligence experts, and armed guards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/37631067/big-is-named-winner-of-the-kimball-art-center-transformation-project-design-competition BIG is named winner of the Kimball Art Center Transformation Project Design Competition Archinect 2012-02-10T20:52:00-05:00 >2014-08-26T13:15:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3l6thv0j2hbe30z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3l6thv0j2hbe30z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3l6thv0j2hbe30z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3l6thv0j2hbe30z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>He plans to build an 80-foot-tall tower by stacking former railway planks at a slight spiral so that the entire structure will appear to change directions midway up, like a game of Jenga gone askew. Inside, a restaurant will sit on the building's lobby floor while a cantilevered, wooden staircase will lead visitors to the various white-cube gallery floors above.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107479148/park-city-rejects-bjarke-ingels-kimball-art-center-designs-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Park City Rejects Bjarke Ingels' Kimball Art Center Designs - Again!</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/24725010/kimball-selects-top-5-architects Kimball selects Top 5 architects Archinect 2011-10-22T00:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-12T12:54:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c5dvh1xx3xar2in.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c5dvh1xx3xar2in.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c5dvh1xx3xar2in.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c5dvh1xx3xar2in.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Kimball Art Center is one step closer to its expansion and restoration project. A seven-person jury has selected the Top 5 architectural firms to compete for the job.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The five firms, which were chosen from a list of 18, are:</p> <ul><li> BIG/Bjarke Ingles Group, New York and Copenhagen, Denmark</li> <li> Brooks and Scarpa Architects, Los Angeles</li> <li> Sparano and Mooney Architects, Salt Lake City</li> <li> Will Bruder and Partners Ltd., Phoenix</li> <li> Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, New York</li> </ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/7280086/jail-break-utah-county-suing-architect-for-1-35-million Jail break: Utah County suing architect for $1.35 million Paul Petrunia 2011-05-22T19:53:57-04:00 >2011-05-23T13:12:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e6d49518cdf8471cb6530da124311b0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e6d49518cdf8471cb6530da124311b0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e6d49518cdf8471cb6530da124311b0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7e/7e6d49518cdf8471cb6530da124311b0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The drawings and specifications submitted by GSBS Architects contained &ldquo;numerous safety, security and functional defects, including but not limited to Defective Work,&rdquo; according to the suit filed Monday in state court in Provo.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>