Archinect - News 2017-08-23T00:33:08-04:00 L.A. as mini-golf course: Materials & Applications to host "TURF" Julia Ingalls 2016-02-24T15:09:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:17:58-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine the conditions of Los Angeles&mdash;its housing types, its parking, its response to drought&mdash;as a series of mini-golf course obstacles. Or, just go to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a> this June, when the Silverlake-based exhibition space will launch "TURF: A Mini-Golf Project," featuring the contributions of nine designers, including installations <em>Putt-to-Fit</em> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Knowhow Shop</a>, <em>The Electric Palm Tree Turbine House</em> by Ordinary Architecture, and <em>SiNK</em> by Kyle May.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>According to Ordinary Architecture's website, "Part wind turbine, part-palm tree and part-residential tower, the object addresses issues of densification + verticality, renewable technologies and sustainability and architectural symbolism. &nbsp;It plays with images of a future LA that is denser, taller and more environmentally responsible whilst also enjoying the city&rsquo;s historic iconography." Here's a rendering of <em>The Electric Palm Tree House</em>:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Kyle May writes on his website that the concept behind <em>SiNK</em> originates in California's complex re...</p> Play Mini-Golf Inside the National Building Museum Archinect 2012-07-09T15:11:00-04:00 >2012-07-11T18:54:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Don't let your summer get stuck in the rough&mdash;combine your love for the building arts with a putter, ball, and one-of-a-kind mini-golf course designed and built by some of the leading architects, landscape architects, and contractors in the Washington area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>