Archinect - News 2017-09-22T00:35:56-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150029117/america-is-building-more-for-cars-than-people America is building more for cars than people Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-18T19:10:00-04:00 >2017-09-19T14:09:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ig/igrxeouxckh82xvs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s hard to escape the irony that the U.S., which will need something like 43 million new housing units to keep up with population growth in the next 35 years, is using space to build apartment-size garages, even as trends in ride-sharing and self-driving cars cast a measure of uncertainty on American car culture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Despite housing shortages and rent increases, 24% of the new homes completed in 2015 in the US included a garage for 3 or more vehicles. Since 1992, when the census started tracking this, more 3-car garages than 1-bedroom apartments have been built. With the ever-increasing need for housing, and uncertain future of car <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149956613/falling-through-the-sharing-economy-s-looking-glass-and-into-an-ocean-of-unpaid-gendered-domestic-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ownership</a>, these large garages could be transformed into living or working spaces.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018228/car-less-apartment-renters-pay-16-of-their-rent-for-parking-that-they-don-t-use Car-less apartment renters pay 16% of their rent for parking that they don't use Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-18T18:43:00-04:00 >2017-07-18T17:43:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56giuprm2axljmha.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56giuprm2axljmha.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56giuprm2axljmha.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56giuprm2axljmha.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The average price of building a garage parking space (as much as $34,000 in 2012) is passed on to people whether they own a car or not, and distort the true demand for urban parking.</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to the 2011 National American Housing Survey data of the US census, about 16% of a housing unit&rsquo;s monthly rental cost is attributable to the expense of building an urban parking spot. For the average renter that amounts to to $1,700 per year, or $142 per month.</p> <p><em>Parking mandates increase housing prices by displacing area that could have gone to housing (thus shrinking supply), and makes each new unit more expensive to pay for more garage parking. A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01944363.2013.785346" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">separate study</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles found the city&rsquo;s parking minimums raised apartment prices by about $200 per month and price of a condo by about $43,000. Renters without cars end up subsidizing this arrangement to the tune of about $440 million annually in the US. While only 7% of US rental households lack cars, according to Census data, this burden falls most heavily on the urban poor since lower-income households can least afford to subsidize garage parking spaces.</em><br></p> <p><a href="https://www.jtlu.org/index.php/jtlu/article/view/730" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Researchers find</a> that it might be less wasteful to price and sell ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149977697/from-housing-cars-to-housing-people-the-case-for-designing-adaptable-parking-garages From housing cars to housing people: the case for designing adaptable parking garages Alexander Walter 2016-11-09T15:57:00-05:00 >2016-11-14T18:14:52-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a632eedee15400705a1b2b46d7fafd0e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a632eedee15400705a1b2b46d7fafd0e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a632eedee15400705a1b2b46d7fafd0e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a632eedee15400705a1b2b46d7fafd0e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>LMN Architects [...] wants the tower to survive 50 to 100 years. &ldquo;If that&rsquo;s the case, we do need to make sure&mdash;I feel we do have have the responsibility&mdash;that if the parking uses do change, we design to be able to adapt to that change,&rdquo; [...] the coming transformation to a car-free-ish future. With rideshare, bikeshare, carshare, increasing transit options, and fully automated vehicles on the horizon, cities are less eager to allocate precious space for empty, parked cars.</p></em><br /><br /><p>LMN Architects' proposed Seattle tower&nbsp;&mdash; potentially the tallest on the West Coast &mdash;&nbsp;previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145117579/seattle-s-proposed-101-story-4-c-tower-considered-as-too-tall-by-the-faa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle's proposed 101-story 4/C Tower considered as too tall by the FAA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137341112/proposed-seattle-tower-designed-by-lmn-architects-could-become-the-west-coast-s-tallest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposed Seattle Tower, designed by LMN Architects, could become the West Coast's tallest</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/129418502/the-new-oma-designed-garage-museum-opens-in-moscow The new OMA-designed Garage Museum opens in Moscow Nicholas Korody 2015-06-12T17:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T18:29:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hy/hy8y43zvbetu6yu7.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The design is relatively straightforward and free of OMA&rsquo;s usual quirky structural tricks, once you get past the sliding entrance portals. Plywood-lined steps...lead you to an educational area, where visitors can explore the Garage digital archive, and back down the terraced levels of a bookshop. Up on the main gallery floor, there&rsquo;s a big open space, currently filled with ping-pong antics...When the building is finally completed in [Sept.], a big red staircase will lead up to an open roof-deck.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art opened this week in Moscow. Described by Rem Koolhaas as "not restoring the building, but preserving its decay," the OMA-helmed intervention comprised sheathing a Soviet-era restaurant in a polycarbonate skin. Funded by&nbsp;Dasha Zhukova, the museum is launching&nbsp;with&nbsp;exhibits by&nbsp;Rirkrit Tiravanija,&nbsp;Yayoi Kusama, and Taryn Simon.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129193586/koolhaas-designed-garage-museum-pavilion-prepares-for-grand-opening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum pavilion prepares for grand opening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118747065/rem-koolhaas-and-dasha-zhukova-share-what-s-in-store-for-the-new-garage-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova share what's in store for the new Garage Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garage Museum Teaches an Old Building New Tricks</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i7r0yqd1i9jlw52x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vmoqq8uyr9smahn.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109328884/garage-museum-teaches-an-old-building-new-tricks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;</a><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rb10r3bm2o112qt.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/108619725/buy-condo-then-add-parking-spot-for-1-million Buy Condo, Then Add Parking Spot for $1 Million Miles Jaffe 2014-09-10T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-09-10T14:27:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fi/fi85k5plnakte5j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fi/fi85k5plnakte5j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fi/fi85k5plnakte5j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fi/fi85k5plnakte5j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A new development, 42 Crosby Street, is pushing the limits of New York City real estate to new heights with 10 underground parking spots that will cost more per square foot than the apartments being sold upstairs. At $250,000 a tire, the parking spaces in the underground garage cost more than four times the national median sales price for a home, which is $217,800, according to Zillow.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The best thing about this article was the NYT pop up ad for luxury condos in Chelsea.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/54230160/james-bond-style-pond-and-parking-garage-entrance-by-hosper James Bond-style Pond and Parking Garage Entrance by HOSPER Alexander Walter 2012-07-26T18:07:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T09:46:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8ji2ma5es7o43av.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8ji2ma5es7o43av.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8ji2ma5es7o43av.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8ji2ma5es7o43av.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, we featured the urban square design GENK C-m!ne by Dutch landscape and urban design firm HOSPER. Here's another project by them we really enjoyed: an almost 8,000 square foot ornamental pond on top of an underground parking garage which rivals any James Bond supervillan lair. The fascinating garage entrance, which has won multiple design awards, is part of the larger urban and landscape master plan HOSPER drew up for the land of the historic Hageveld Estate, near Amsterdam.</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/11052639/facebook-s-garage-billions Facebook's Garage Billions Orhan Ayyüce 2011-06-24T13:52:59-04:00 >2011-06-24T14:44:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/0787zilxf7iv0mds.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/0787zilxf7iv0mds.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/0787zilxf7iv0mds.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/0787zilxf7iv0mds.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Garages, of course, hold a storied place in Silicon Valley lore. Think Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), which all started in garages. The start-up garage is a powerful symbol of the do-it-yourself underdog, and the creative, collaborative and scrappy culture they hope to reinforce through the renovation of the 57-acre former Sun Microsystems campus and new construction on an adjacent 22-acre parcel over the next few years.</p></em><br /><br /><p> I couldn't see architects' name in approx. 1000 words article. Only words come from&nbsp;John Tenanes, the director of global real estate facilities who is overseeing the project...</p>