Archinect - News 2017-08-22T18:46:23-04:00 The city must become adaptable Nam Henderson 2016-05-30T06:39:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T01:14:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="601" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the moment, we remain largely wedded to superficial visual futures. The likelihood is that the prevailing chrome and chlorophyll vision of architects and urbanists will become as much an enticing, but outdated, fashion as the Raygun Gothic of The Jetsons or the cyberpunk of Blade Runner</p></em><br /><br /><p>Darran Anderson peers into the near future, at the intersection of climate change, technology, megacities and "<em>survivability</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Sterling</a>&nbsp;remarked&nbsp;"<em>It's pretty good</em>" and&nbsp;<a href=";src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#ArchitectureFiction</a> <a href=";src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#BigCities</a> <a href=";src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#AfraidofSky</a> <a href=";src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#OldPeople</a></p> World's first climate-controlled domed city to be built in Dubai Miles Jaffe 2014-07-13T12:48:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:54:50-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some have already joked about the city's future three million square foot "wellness district,&rdquo; saying it is being designed for those who shop not only for new outfits, but also for new bodies. According to the project's press release, the domed wellness area "will offer a holistic experience to medical tourists and their families, ensuring access to quality healthcare, specialized surgical procedures and cosmetic treatments."</p></em><br /><br /><p>And thus we have the blueprint of the 0.1%'s vision of the future. An 'ideal' world existing inside a bubble, safe from the starving, diseased masses.&nbsp;</p> What if we could rebuild New York City? Terreform 2014-04-02T14:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T14:38:29-04:00 <img src="" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mitchell Joachim; New York has, over the last few centuries, become one of the world&rsquo;s most densely packed cities. But what if you could redraw the city&rsquo;s map &ndash; and build it from scratch?</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article features both the High and Low lines, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Vision 42, Million Trees NYC, and Vertical Farms.</p> Architecture publication CLOG releases gorgeous "SCI-FI" issue Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-30T19:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:52:19-04:00 <img src="" width="612" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rod Serling, creator of the 1950s television series "The Twilight Zone", defined science fiction as "the improbable made possible." The same might be said for the practice of architecture. After all, architects by trade conceive of spaces, places, and worlds that do not (yet) exist. Furthermore, the ability to make the improbable possible is held in especially high regard today and is oftentimes what defines an architectural practice as &ldquo;innovative&rdquo; in the first place.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Contemporary architecture publication <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLOG</a> has released its seventh issue, <em>SCI-FI</em>. In the digital glow of the internet age, architectural discourse has become both bountiful and ephemeral, oftentimes muddling the lay of the land. In response, &ldquo;CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.&rdquo;<br> With its precise curation and focused content, CLOG&rsquo;s <em>SCI-FI</em> examines the mutually-affecting relationship between architecture and science fiction in a variety of ventures. <em>SCI-FI&nbsp;</em>honors this &ldquo;two-way artistic influence between architecture and science fiction&rdquo; while provoking readers to consider future architectural aesthetics and the aesthetics of futurism. Previous issues have showcased themes surrounding BIG, Apple, and Brutalism. <em>SCI-FI</em> features over forty contributors from the architecture world ...</p> The Real iPod: Elon Musk's Wild Idea for a 'Jetson Tunnel' from S.F. to L.A. Archinect 2012-07-16T13:39:00-04:00 >2012-07-17T11:37:32-04:00 <img src="" width="615" height="445" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p> would you like something that can never crash, is immune to weather, it goes 3 or 4 times faster than the bullet train... it goes an average speed of twice what an aircraft would do. You would go from downtown LA to downtown San Francisco in under 30 minutes. It would cost you much less than an air ticket than any other mode of transport. I think we could actually make it self-powering if you put solar panels on it, you generate more power than you would consume in the system.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Information Center for Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City Archinect 2011-07-11T19:55:11-04:00 >2011-07-12T11:45:48-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> LA architecture office <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INABA</a> and NYC graphic designers <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MTWTF</a> have shared with us their design for the information center for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Little Tokyo Design Week: Future City</em></a>. The festival, which opens this Thursday, July 14, celebrates the intersection of Japanese design and technology with experimental architecture in Southern California. The event in Los Angeles&rsquo; Little Tokyo will feature exhibitions, panel discussions, and other public activities that explore future approaches to urbanism.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> The information center displays a video that introduces the festival and which features participating designers and scholars. The exterior of INABA and MTWTF&rsquo;s project borrows graphic elements of the <em>LTDW</em> theme logo to create a new font. The word &lsquo;info&rsquo; is spelled out and repeated as a black and white pattern on three sides. Along the two long interior walls letters of the info font are scaled up into a large graphic that appears to change in form and color as the visitor moves through the space.</p> <p> ...</p>