Archinect - News 2017-10-21T01:06:14-04:00 Architecture as urban regeneration: Theaster Gates, Art + Practice, and Assemble Nicholas Korody 2015-11-03T18:19:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T01:34:18-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Most architects don&rsquo;t build economic engines into their projects, and [Assemble's Anna] Lisogorskaya is quick to note that this type of intervention doesn&rsquo;t make sense everywhere. [...] But she does argue that things such as economic sustainability and local jobs are inherently interconnected with any effort to rehabilitate a neighbourhood. The architecture is only part of the project, and can only do so much on its own.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> University of Maryland grad students envision redevelopment plan for New Orleans neighborhoods Justine Testado 2015-04-10T18:26:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:07:24-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Founded by Gerald D. Hines, the annual Urban Land Institute Hines competition challenges multidisciplinary graduate student teams from North American universities to propose a comprehensive redevelopment program for a designated U.S. metro area. The ideas competition is set up as a design exercise with no plans of implementation, but the hypothetical situations of the brief are largely based on actual urban development and redevelopment scenarios, so students get to test their design skills in relevant real-world issues. What student wouldn't be motivated by that?</p><p>For its 13th edition, the competition focused on the Tulane/Gravier and Iberville neighborhoods in downtown New Orleans that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>2015 ULI Hines finalists (starting on the L, clockwise): Harvard University: &ldquo;Trem&eacute; 2.0&rdquo;; University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin - Madison: &ldquo;Quartier Vert&rdquo;; Harvard University: &ldquo;Claiborne Grove&rdquo;; University of Maryland: &ldquo;The Crossing&rdquo;</em></p><p>The comp...</p> Olympics 2012: What happens next? Archinect 2012-08-08T13:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-09T17:39:37-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>London&rsquo;s surprising win that morning was attributed to its focus on urban regeneration and legacy: perhaps the first time an Olympic bid had specifically presented the Games as merely the warm up for a longer-term rejuvenation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A "dog's dinner of crap concrete" Nam Henderson 2012-06-15T11:14:00-04:00 >2012-06-15T13:02:05-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It seems to me Aberdeen thinks in terms of a consumerist society, where the solution is: "Well, put more shops in and get more business." I think it's a mistake; the same mistake they made back in the 60s.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The singer Annie Lennox has made a scathing attack on plans for a &pound;140m privately run park (aka the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aberdeen City Garden Project</a>) in the centre of her home city of Aberdeen. Sir Ian Wood an Aberdonian oil industry magnate, has offered to give at least &pound;50m towards the project.&nbsp;Tom Smith, chairman of Aberdeen City Gardens Trust, which is leading the project, said it was designed to revitalise the city centre, and increasing the amenities and green space, yet the project seeks to replace the existing sunken gardens with the Granite Web proposal by&nbsp;Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Keppie Design.</p>