Archinect - News 2017-09-22T18:47:21-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150023971/the-need-to-reclaim-public-spaces-from-white-supremacists The need to reclaim public spaces from white supremacists Julia Ingalls 2017-08-22T20:03:00-04:00 >2017-08-23T12:05:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6u9cd7guocd63rh.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6u9cd7guocd63rh.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6u9cd7guocd63rh.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t6/t6u9cd7guocd63rh.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In this article on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mob-space_us_59946e9be4b0eef7ad2c02ff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Huffington Post</a>, Lance Hosey writes about the horror of watching white surpremacists marching in the Charlottesville Downtown Mall on August 11th and 12th of this year. The Mall, which was significantly redesigned in the 1970s, serves as a unavoidable visual reminder of the pressing need for architects, designers, and city planners to reclaim public spaces from hate groups. As Hosey explains, "In the 70s, when the late landscape architect Lawrence Halprin&nbsp;led a community-driven design process that closed East Main Street to cars, they had the foresight to lift the brick paving on pedestals and give room to breathe for the newly planted trees&rsquo; root system, and four decades later the majestic Willow Oaks are bigger than buildings. Strolling down the Mall is like a walk in the woods. On Friday evenings in summer, 'Charlottesville's living room' teems with life, the most vivid sense of community I have ever known."</p> <p>After describing the despicable events of the nig...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150007483/thousands-protest-in-moscow-against-planned-demolition-of-soviet-era-housing-blocks Thousands protest in Moscow against planned demolition of Soviet-era housing blocks Alexander Walter 2017-05-15T14:46:00-04:00 >2017-05-15T15:02:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xb/xbn45cqsslbjwhek.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>An interactive map of the former Soviet Union&rsquo;s Constructivist architectural heritage went online just days before the city of Moscow published a list of 4,500 apartment buildings proposed for demolition as part of a plan to relocate up to 1.6 million residents. Describe by many residents as a property grab [...] the demolition plan has proven so unpopular that thousands turned up for a demonstration against it in Moscow on Sunday 14 May carrying signs with slogans like &ldquo;My house is my castle&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"The plan has also alarmed preservationists," <em>The Art Newspaper</em> writes. "Initially described as an effort to upgrade residents from <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khrushchyovka" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pre-fabricated mass housing</a> built under Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, the architectural targets have broadened and fears are mounting that it has become a carte-blanche for developers to destroy any building that stands in their way."</p><p><em>The Guardian</em>'s Alec Luhn <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/31/moscow-biggest-urban-demolition-project-khrushchevka-flats" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">calls the demolition plans</a> "the most extensive Russian resettlement project in half a century," and some compare them to the forced collectivization of property under Stalin.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150004330/a-night-in-paris "A Night in Paris" Orhan Ayyüce 2017-04-23T21:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T00:48:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/396ifxvg4euzhx2f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/396ifxvg4euzhx2f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/396ifxvg4euzhx2f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/396ifxvg4euzhx2f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Protests in Paris in the aftermath of the vote have turned violent with smoke grenades, flares and glass bottles thrown at police. More rallies, dubbed the &ldquo;night of the barricades,&rdquo; are expected to take place in 13 cities across France.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwFPwFpS-gM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live event cameras</a> covering the night of French elections. The footage follows night time streets and other public spaces romancing the dreamy city with shadowy elevations, silhouettes and the sounds of the Parisian architecture and urbanism. Considering the French tradition of protest, this is certain to get bigger as the second round of elections approaching in May. Let's hope nobody gets hurt.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997791/new-competition-from-archistophanes-complicity-and-defiance-in-architecture New Competition from Archistophanes: Complicity and Defiance in Architecture Sponsor 2017-03-16T17:50:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T17:56:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oo/ooss65xgx3rs1qvt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oo/ooss65xgx3rs1qvt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oo/ooss65xgx3rs1qvt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oo/ooss65xgx3rs1qvt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="https://realitycues.com/2017/03/15/defiance/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality Cues</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Architecture is historically complicit with the policies of those in power, both symbolically and functionally. It offers not only representations of power, but also vehicles for enacting power in its most grandiose, oppressive, and physically enduring expressions, from palaces and corporate skyscrapers to border walls and prisons.</p><p>Art that opposes power, on the other hand, is more fluid. Graffiti, protest songs, and written manifestos cost nothing and are easily disseminated&ndash;all things that architecture has historically never been. As such, there is no canon of activist built architecture. And while there have been revolutionary movements and utopian visionaries in the history of architecture, only now through Photoshop and the internet can an architecture of protest and revolution truly form and proliferate, through imagery that is arguably more provocative in imagined scenarios than built projects in their real-life executions.</p><p>We are on...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149994713/the-architecture-lobby-calls-on-architects-engineers-to-protest-border-wall-on-march-10-day-of-action The Architecture Lobby calls on architects + engineers to protest border wall on March 10 day of action Justine Testado 2017-03-01T18:25:00-05:00 >2017-03-11T20:41:27-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fr/frawwtvids27zulb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fr/frawwtvids27zulb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fr/frawwtvids27zulb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fr/frawwtvids27zulb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As the Department of Homeland Security prepares to officially launch <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149994208/the-department-of-homeland-security-issues-presolicitation-for-the-border-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the RFP</a> for Trump's proposed border wall on March 6,&nbsp;the Architecture Lobby is calling on all architects and engineers across the U.S.&nbsp;to participate in a national day of action to boycott the project&nbsp;on&nbsp;Friday, March 10 &mdash; the same day that the&nbsp;first round of submissions in the RFP are due.</p><p>Starting at 4 p.m. EST, the 45-minute united action calls for participants to leave their desks and walk out &ldquo;to make clear not only to the current and future administrations, but also to themselves and each other, that their agency will not be exploited in the service of xenophobia, discrimination and racism&rdquo;, the Lobby says.</p><p>The Architecture Lobby is hoping the March 10 boycott will build solidarity amongst architects and engineers and inspire an ongoing grassroots resistance. After the day of action, the Architecture Lobby encourages participants to send their photos, reports, statements of support, successes, failures, potenti...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149985778/aamodt-plumb-architects-resigns-from-the-aia-over-robert-ivy-s-conciliatory-comments-toward-trump Aamodt/Plumb Architects resigns from the AIA over Robert Ivy's conciliatory comments toward Trump Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T19:54:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T22:51:29-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tn/tnl048g5iqn1zhnf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tn/tnl048g5iqn1zhnf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tn/tnl048g5iqn1zhnf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tn/tnl048g5iqn1zhnf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Don't pay your national AIA dues if you don't agree with the direction of the association. At least, that's what Mette Aamodt is doing this year. According to a press release issued by the firm, Aamodt explains that she:&nbsp;</p><p><em>is calling on architects to join her in refusing to work for clients&nbsp;engaged in discrimination, human rights violations, tyranny and exploitation. AIA&nbsp;National dues are due this week and every member has to make a choice about&nbsp;where they stand.</em></p><p><em>Together&nbsp;with her partner Andrew Plumb, Aamodt and their firm Aamodt / Plumb Architects&nbsp;is raising money to start a non-profit organization dedicated to education and&nbsp;advocacy around quality construction techniques, healthy materials and fair&nbsp;labor practices. &ldquo;We have just elected one of the world&rsquo;s worst developers as&nbsp;President, who exploits people and natural resources to build junk buildings&nbsp;that benefit no one but himself,&rdquo; says Mette Aamodt. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s time for architects&nbsp;to take a stand and fight back, rather than rolling ove...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149949727/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-a-healthy-dose-of-dissent-from-detroit-resists-the-architecture-lobby-and-more Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: a healthy dose of dissent from Detroit Resists, The Architecture Lobby and more Andrea Dietz 2016-06-06T18:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-10T05:16:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2w/2wuzwyarx6pqhhvk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2w/2wuzwyarx6pqhhvk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2w/2wuzwyarx6pqhhvk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2w/2wuzwyarx6pqhhvk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The criticisms generated by productions as significant as the Venice Biennale reveal just as much&mdash;if not more&mdash;about the central ecology of the event as its official material.&nbsp;Evidenced by the gradient of oppositions representing the national pavilions (and even a handful of Aravena&rsquo;s curated projects), the inclusive nature of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643354/reporting-from-the-front" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Reporting from the Front&rdquo;</a> agenda manages, intentionally or not, to filter in detractors and cultivate an atmosphere of issue-airing.</p><p>The assembly of sometimes wildly disparate perspectives and approaches that comprise this year&rsquo;s Biennale sets up the conditions for the calling out and, hopefully, working through of the architecture discipline&rsquo;s contemporary conflicts and quandaries. Several counter movements worked their way into the exhibition&mdash;stirrings, perhaps, that are indicative of interests to which the Arsenale and Giardini will give form or ground (again) next time.</p><p>At the outset, Alejandro Aravena&rsquo;s opening panel, &ldquo;Meetings on Architecture: Infrastr...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/133486545/taking-a-stand-against-privately-owned-public-spaces Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-04T12:52:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T21:35:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rm30y9oxsmpx2mr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rm30y9oxsmpx2mr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rm30y9oxsmpx2mr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rm30y9oxsmpx2mr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>the place where cities get &ldquo;remade&rdquo; is in the public rather than private sphere. Part of the problem, then, with privately owned public spaces (&ldquo;Pops&rdquo;) ... is that the rights of the citizens using them are severely hemmed in. [...] [Pops] feel too monitored, too controlled, to allow this communal activity to simply unfold. London, and many other cities, are failing miserably to enable diversity in people&rsquo;s engagement with such spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More news from the public space:</p><ul><li><a title="Urban design influences how public protests can take root" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117134091/urban-design-influences-how-public-protests-can-take-root" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban design influences how public protests can take root</a></li><li><a title="Christoper Hawthorne on the recovery of public space in Los Angeles" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123839523/christoper-hawthorne-on-the-recovery-of-public-space-in-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne on the recovery of public space in Los Angeles</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li><li><a title="Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128102115/not-all-sidewalks-are-created-equal-in-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C.</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/130483588/hawaii-protesters-block-construction-of-giant-telescope-on-sacred-mountain-mauna-kea Hawaii protesters block construction of giant telescope on sacred mountain Mauna Kea Alexander Walter 2015-06-26T13:02:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:58:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44ys97bokkvjrhcm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44ys97bokkvjrhcm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44ys97bokkvjrhcm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/44ys97bokkvjrhcm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Builders pulled back from Mauna Kea as hundreds of protesters set up roadblocks to oppose construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on top of Hawaii&rsquo;s sacred mountain. State and local police arrested a dozen demonstrators.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Protesters say they are taking a stand to defend Mauna Kea, sacred to native Hawaiians, from the international conglomerate attempting to build the mega-telescope, also known as the TMT. They say the 18-story building represents an unacceptable desecration of the mountain."</em></p><p>The Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, was designed to be one of the largest telescopes in existence&nbsp;&mdash; at a price tag of $1.5 billion USD.</p><p>Previously on Archinect: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124832287/the-1-5b-30m-telescope-tmt-will-be-the-biggest-ever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The $1.5B 30m telescope (TMT) will be the biggest ever</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/128257230/cooper-union-graduates-stage-tuition-protest-at-commencement-ceremony Cooper Union graduates stage tuition protest at Commencement ceremony Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-28T18:17:00-04:00 >2015-06-04T21:30:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2ppdlne9kmqf2hcy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2ppdlne9kmqf2hcy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2ppdlne9kmqf2hcy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2p/2ppdlne9kmqf2hcy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Cooper Union students pinned red felt squares to their graduation gowns and refused to acknowledge president&nbsp;Jamshed Bharucha, in the latest protest against <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90935135/cooper-union-board-votes-for-tuition-to-begin-fall-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the school's instatement of undergraduate tuition</a>.&nbsp;The protest took place at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony yesterday, and was organized&nbsp;by student activist group <a href="http://cusos.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Free Cooper Union</a>,&nbsp;which <a href="http://freecooperunion.org/disorientation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">has directed</a> a variety of informational and protest actions in response to the landmark tuition decision.</p><p>On May 27, the day of the Ceremony, Free Cooper Union posted the following on Facebook:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h3/h3qvfje45cwoyi72.jpg"></p><p>At the ceremony, graduates receiving their diplomas refused to shake hands with President Jamshed Bharucha, who oversaw the school's decision to begin charging undergraduate tuition. Many students in the audience turned their backs on Bharucha during his presidential address. The protest echoed similar actions staged at 2014's Commencement, the year Cooper Union officially began charging.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7z/7zmjy4qe1a5ht1y9.jpg"></p><p>In an effort to mitigate a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100587807/lawsuit-filed-over-cooper-union-tuition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">lawsuit filed against the schoo</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100587807/lawsuit-filed-over-cooper-union-tuition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">l</a> by a stud...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/125371251/protests-at-renzo-piano-s-new-whitney-museum-building Protests at Renzo Piano's new Whitney Museum building Nicholas Korody 2015-04-15T17:59:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T19:46:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hl/hl3wksnqibgi04ku.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hl/hl3wksnqibgi04ku.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hl/hl3wksnqibgi04ku.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hl/hl3wksnqibgi04ku.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Whitney Museum of American Art has yet to open its doors in a new location in the meatpacking district, but on Tuesday night it unwittingly played host to&nbsp;its first radical art exhibition. At 11 p.m., activists from groups including Occupy Museums and Occupy the Pipeline gathered on the street in front of the museum for a performance art-style demonstration about a natural gas pipeline that is adjacent to the $422 million building and its vast art collection.</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/123892522/activism-targeting-london-s-housing-crisis-bubbles-to-the-surface Activism targeting London's housing crisis bubbles to the surface Alexander Walter 2015-03-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-05T00:03:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dba8e00212eefbdf4904fa4959033558?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dba8e00212eefbdf4904fa4959033558?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dba8e00212eefbdf4904fa4959033558?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dba8e00212eefbdf4904fa4959033558?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Protestors against low-income housing demolition are not just fighting for their homes, but often for their ability to stay in London at all. The small amount of &ldquo;affordable&rdquo; housing being discussed as a replacement is really a figleaf.</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/118351090/is-istanbul-heading-for-renewed-protests-over-gezi-park Is Istanbul heading for renewed protests over Gezi Park? Alexander Walter 2015-01-14T14:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:27:20-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnewqia4j4l7fpb9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnewqia4j4l7fpb9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnewqia4j4l7fpb9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mn/mnewqia4j4l7fpb9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Now the barracks plan has been revived. [...] Will one of central Istanbul&rsquo;s few remaining green spaces become a symbol of consumerist might and the weakness of people power? Activists have pledged to take to the streets should the plan go forward. &ldquo;If this project really comes to pass despite the high level of objection from the public, that will create a second wave of uprisings, and this time it will be more influential,&rdquo; said Eyup Muhcu, the head of Turkey&rsquo;s main architects&rsquo; union.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287877/gezi-park" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/117439717/macedonians-protest-to-protect-modernism Macedonians protest to protect modernism Archinect 2015-01-02T18:31:00-05:00 >2015-01-06T08:25:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83308c6c345188db440449021dc84f76?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83308c6c345188db440449021dc84f76?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83308c6c345188db440449021dc84f76?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83308c6c345188db440449021dc84f76?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Two nights before New Year&rsquo;s Eve, more than a thousand Macedonians gathered in the snow to hold hands and form a ring around a large shopping mall in the capital city of Skopje. That may sound like the beginning to some strange joke, but the crowd was assembled in earnest, to express its love of the modernist building known as GTC, and to protest a government plan to give it a new, baroque fa&ccedil;ade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/updoa0c4s521qv16.jpg"><br><em>... in a city whose architecture is mostly modernist, all of the Skopje 2014 building is being done in a strictly neoclassical style, from a brand new triumphal arch to a towering sculpture of a man on a horse &mdash; <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/14/alexander-great-macedonia-warrior-horse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">presumably, but not explicitly, Alexander the Great</a> &mdash; atop a column adorned with lions, music, lights, and a fountain.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/117134091/urban-design-influences-how-public-protests-can-take-root Urban design influences how public protests can take root Archinect 2014-12-29T19:34:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:24:33-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3b4aani6c5zwfz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3b4aani6c5zwfz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3b4aani6c5zwfz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3b4aani6c5zwfz4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>NYC has been the focal point for recurrent demonstrations over the last couple of weeks, with large, long marches, die-ins and rallies. This is not surprising, since NYC is the most populous city in the country. But even more than that, the urban environment &mdash; dense, centralized, vertical, walkable &mdash; creates spaces that are conducive for these protests to pick up steam. The existence of public spaces, such as Union Square and Washington Square Park, function as easily accessible rallying points.</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/116203008/al-jazeera-looks-at-the-opposition-and-support-for-chicago-s-george-lucas-museum Al Jazeera looks at the opposition and support for Chicago's George Lucas museum Archinect 2014-12-17T17:02:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:17:48-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0b/0b8knc6kchnrm4jz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0b/0b8knc6kchnrm4jz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0b/0b8knc6kchnrm4jz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0b/0b8knc6kchnrm4jz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Ash-har Quraishi reports on why some Chicagoans oppose a plan for a museum for the &lsquo;Star Wars&rsquo; creator&rsquo;s artwork</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/114195997/big-mother-the-tallest-mural-in-the-uk-to-highlight-affordable-housing-issues "Big Mother" the tallest mural in the UK to highlight affordable housing issues Alexander Walter 2014-11-21T15:21:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:59-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b239ea6293d6f1cf166a4b6b58c7ee5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b239ea6293d6f1cf166a4b6b58c7ee5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b239ea6293d6f1cf166a4b6b58c7ee5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b239ea6293d6f1cf166a4b6b58c7ee5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A newly completed 125 ft high mural painted by Stik on a condemned council owned tower block in Acton, West London is the tallest street artwork in the UK. The artwork depicts a mother and child looking forlornly from their condemned council block at the luxury apartment complexes being built around them. [...] Charles Hocking House was built for low income families in 1967 and is earmarked to be torn down in 2016.</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/114040210/saving-buildings-with-social-media-or-not Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not) Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-19T14:56:00-05:00 >2014-11-24T15:25:09-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0rnmtjgjd68r29w8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0rnmtjgjd68r29w8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0rnmtjgjd68r29w8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0r/0rnmtjgjd68r29w8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>We call it &ldquo;destructoporn&rdquo; (since 2007, according to Urban Dictionary) and it comes, unbidden, via digital media. Where did I see that Tod Williams and Billie Tsien&rsquo;s Folk Art Museum, just thirteen years old, was down to steel and rubble? The art critic Jerry Saltz&rsquo;s Instagram. [...] The dailiness, even hourliness, of social media makes it a perfect vehicle for documenting each thump of the wrecking ball, each crunch of the backhoe. Its visual slant is ideal for activism wrapped up in pictures.</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/109714290/large-ai-weiwei-takes-over-alcatraz-with-lego-carpets-and-a-hippie-dragon @Large: Ai Weiwei takes over Alcatraz with Lego carpets and a hippie dragon Alexander Walter 2014-09-24T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:59:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/12/124531be4366ad75d2c0371cc144d0ed?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/12/124531be4366ad75d2c0371cc144d0ed?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/12/124531be4366ad75d2c0371cc144d0ed?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/12/124531be4366ad75d2c0371cc144d0ed?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Welcome to prison, and a celebration of liberty. Ai Weiwei, the big man of Beijing, has spent years discovering pockets of freedom in the most straitened circumstances, resisting every effort by the Chinese government to shut him down. This week he opens a major new exhibition in a place that makes that resistance literal: on Alcatraz [...]. The United States has the highest incarceration rate on the planet. But this prison is decommissioned, and Ai is using it to extraordinary effect.</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/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T13:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:15:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/08/083cb7916c376a75f39ea4e987380a63?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition blamed by conservationists on real estate developers. [...] The radio tower's materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location all fall under the conservation order by City Hall's heritage department, published by Consultant.ru judicial database. This puts an end to earlier proposals to move or dismantle and rebuild the tower.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102859401/muscovites-are-voting-by-smartphone-on-whether-to-demolish-a-beloved-modernist-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muscovites are voting by smartphone on whether to demolish a beloved modernist landmark</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow</a></p></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/106870325/exhibition-explores-the-design-of-protest-movements Exhibition Explores the Design of Protest Movements Nicholas Korody 2014-08-18T15:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:16:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qa209ehk87bl41og.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qa209ehk87bl41og.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qa209ehk87bl41og.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qa/qa209ehk87bl41og.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In late May of 2012, my friends and I travelled up to Montreal from upstate New York for the first time, only vaguely aware of the escalating student demonstrations there. When we arrived, we found ourselves in a sea of red. The students we stayed with all had little red felt squares pinned to their shirts and gave us some. Their apartment overflowed with red pamphlets and posters. Plastered beneath overpasses and on bus stops, Paris &rsquo;68-inspired silk-screened posters &ndash; some by the collective<a href="http://ecolemontagnerouge.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> &Eacute;cole de la Montagne Rouge</a> &ndash; served as a backdrop for the massive daily protests that shut down major arteries and overpasses. Students in the streets and their parents on porches loudly banged pots and pans, a chaotic orchestra playing the deafening <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cacerolazo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">casserole</a>. </em>It felt as if there was not a single square inch of the city that was not red: even the lights of traffic signals took on a revolutionary hue.&nbsp;</p><p>The students were protesting a planned gradual tuition raise of over one thousand dollars. As ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/105476396/how-the-us-crushed-youth-resistance How the US Crushed Youth Resistance? Orhan Ayyüce 2014-07-31T14:25:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wmue7pe9g4t6xs5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wmue7pe9g4t6xs5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wmue7pe9g4t6xs5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wmue7pe9g4t6xs5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the darkness of the passive and compliant society we are living in, the article by&nbsp;Bruce E. Levine offers some clues to why it is like this. Are we now "WHATEVER PEOPLE?"</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/105324500/a-lost-cause-alfredo-jaar-s-a-logo-for-america-coming-to-times-square-again A Lost Cause? Alfredo Jaar’s “A Logo for America” Coming to Times Square Again Alexander Walter 2014-07-29T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:56:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cd5126c37fcaa7fe76d11f5412fef4f1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cd5126c37fcaa7fe76d11f5412fef4f1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cd5126c37fcaa7fe76d11f5412fef4f1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cd5126c37fcaa7fe76d11f5412fef4f1?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>When Alfredo Jaar&rsquo;s glittering &ldquo;A Logo for America&rdquo; video first played on a Times Square billboard in 1987, it riled up New Yorkers. [...] shows the words &ldquo;This is not America&rdquo; inside the outline of the United States. &ldquo;A Logo for America&rdquo; will receive a second life this week; beginning on August 1, the video will pop up on Times Square signs and screens between 11:57 pm and 12:00 am. But this 2.0 version loses some of the video&rsquo;s original intent to reach a broad&mdash;and hopefully attentive&mdash;audience.</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/104866476/the-forgotten-history-of-l-a-s-failed-freeway-revolt The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt Alexander Walter 2014-07-23T14:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:42:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2ca353a0de0d9ef1539537338ea8534c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2ca353a0de0d9ef1539537338ea8534c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2ca353a0de0d9ef1539537338ea8534c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2ca353a0de0d9ef1539537338ea8534c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory. [...] "What we don't know, however, is the story of the losers, the urban men and women who fought the freeway, unsuccessfully, on the conventional terms of political struggle, who weren't able to pack up and move on, and who channeled expressive cultural traditions to register their grievances against the presence of unwanted infrastructure."</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/104707313/an-urbanist-s-guide-to-istanbul-we-live-in-a-giant-construction-site An urbanist's guide to Istanbul: ‘We live in a giant construction site’ Alexander Walter 2014-07-21T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T13:12:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ef/ef749ea030bfdce68e593a27f3269dbd?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ef/ef749ea030bfdce68e593a27f3269dbd?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ef/ef749ea030bfdce68e593a27f3269dbd?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ef/ef749ea030bfdce68e593a27f3269dbd?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Istanbul is the city of transformation and contradiction. As an urbanist, I am trying to keep record and make sense of this transformation and am especially interested in its winners and losers. At the moment we live in a giant construction site, where skyscrapers, mega projects and urban renewal projects are taking place all around. There is a gold rush to real-estate development.</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/104167366/azerbaijan-counts-human-cost-of-architecture Azerbaijan counts human cost of architecture Alexander Walter 2014-07-14T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:53:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3191015b937d6a68550972e65cc4613b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3191015b937d6a68550972e65cc4613b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3191015b937d6a68550972e65cc4613b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3191015b937d6a68550972e65cc4613b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Baku is gaining international recognition as a centre of cutting-edge architectural design thanks in part to a major award given recently to London-based architect Zaha Hadid for her Heydar Aliyev Centre. The Azerbaijani capital&rsquo;s new look has plenty of local fans, but also some detractors. [...] The latest wave of protests occurred in February and March, prompted by a government announcement that 40,000 downtown residents would be evicted to make way for a &ldquo;green zone&rdquo; [...].</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/100121237/chilean-artist-steals-and-destroys-500-million-worth-of-student-debt-papers Chilean artist steals and destroys $500 million worth of student debt papers Archinect 2014-05-20T17:29:00-04:00 >2014-05-21T18:36:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6u/6uhon0labtirnamh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6u/6uhon0labtirnamh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6u/6uhon0labtirnamh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6u/6uhon0labtirnamh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Late last week, Chilean police arrived at Santiago&rsquo;s Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral and removed a white bin of gray ash &mdash; allegedly all that remained of $500 million worth of student debt notes. In the video, which went viral last week in Chile, Papas Fritas confessed he had recently stolen the documents from the for-profit Universidad del Mar. Then he set them ablaze in a defiant, brazen act of art.</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/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices Guggenheim protesters highlight poor labor practices Miles Jaffe 2014-04-01T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T14:08:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eias3h1fa7uf6yrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eias3h1fa7uf6yrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eias3h1fa7uf6yrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eias3h1fa7uf6yrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Saadiyat Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi, has seen $27 billion in investments pour in as the island hopes to become a new beacon of culture in the region developers behind the island have received international attention for the poor conditions in which migrant laborers work and live. Reports have found that in some cases, the control employers hold over the island's workers, such as withholding their passports to prevent them from returning to their home countries, amounts to forced labor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Saadiyat Island includes a half-billion-dollar branch of the Louvre Museum designed by Jean Nouvel, a national museum designed by Norman Foster and a variety of luxury resorts, golf clubs, marinas and private villas.</p><p>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow Architects Try to Save a Tower in Moscow Archinect 2014-03-17T14:39:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T13:35:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byue2kho6rvc6rz7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byue2kho6rvc6rz7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byue2kho6rvc6rz7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/by/byue2kho6rvc6rz7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>One of the great feats of 20th-century engineering, a landmark of modernist architecture is facing demolition. Late last month, the Russian State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting agreed to the dismantling of the Shabolovka radio tower in Moscow. This is the Eiffel Tower of Russia, a 50-story conical structure of steel latticework, shaped roughly like a collapsing telescope, designed by the engineer Vladimir Shukhov.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106941872/moscow-puts-iconic-shukhov-tower-on-protected-landmark-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moscow Puts Iconic Shukhov Tower on Protected Landmark List</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/95422193/leed-exposed-exposed-a-look-at-who-s-behind-the-new-organization-attacking-leed "LEED Exposed" Exposed: A look at who's behind the new organization attacking LEED Archinect 2014-03-11T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T18:11:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83499047cc6ff4aa00f39234a74bdb0c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83499047cc6ff4aa00f39234a74bdb0c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83499047cc6ff4aa00f39234a74bdb0c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/83499047cc6ff4aa00f39234a74bdb0c?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Researcher Anastasia Swearingen claims that "LEED certification is little more than a fancy plaque displayed by these &lsquo;green&rsquo; buildings", and compares energy use intensity (EUI) of LEED certified buildings to non-certified buildings. Quoting data from the Green Building Report for the District of Columbia, she concludes that "For LEED-certified buildings, their EUI was 205, compared to 199 for non-certified buildings..."</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>