Archinect - News 2017-09-22T16:53:52-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150028743/from-chicago-to-pittsburgh-in-47-minutes-hyperloop-one-global-challenge-announces-10-winning-teams-routes-in-north-america-europe-south-asia From Chicago to Pittsburgh in 47 minutes: Hyperloop One Global Challenge announces 10 winning teams & routes in North America, Europe, South Asia Alexander Walter 2017-09-15T15:21:00-04:00 >2017-09-15T15:31:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8d81mnrhk94nkp1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8d81mnrhk94nkp1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8d81mnrhk94nkp1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8d81mnrhk94nkp1i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Hyperloop One just announced the winners of its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149985681/hyperloop-one-announces-35-semifinalists-in-17-countries-for-its-global-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">global challenge</a>, unveiling ten teams from five countries with their proposals of the strongest routes for future <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> connections. As a next step, the company plans to work with the teams and expert business and engineering partners to determine technical feasibility and commercial viability.</p> <p>Architecture &amp; engineering giant <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106465/aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AECOM</a> was announced in a supporting function in a newly formed public-private partnership between Hyperloop One and the Colorado Department of Transportation to launch a feasibility study in Colorado examining transportation demand, economic benefits, proposed routes, regulatory environments as well as alignment with overall CDOT high-speed travel, rail and freight plans.</p> <p>The ten winning route proposals (listed below) connect 53 urban centers and impact nearly 150 million people in Canada, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the company says.<br></p> <p><strong>United States: Chicago-&shy;Columbus-&shy;Pittsburgh</strong><br>4...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150019759/geoff-manaugh-reports-on-the-us-obsession-with-the-hyperloop-and-charismatic-mega-projects-alike Geoff Manaugh reports on the US' obsession with the Hyperloop and charismatic mega-projects alike Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-27T17:34:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T07:21:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/62/62qpa6f6jz630brn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/62/62qpa6f6jz630brn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/62/62qpa6f6jz630brn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/62/62qpa6f6jz630brn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Still, the trouble with the Hyperloop is not its breathless gee-whizzery. It&rsquo;s the fact that it mistakes the charismatic mega-project for a viable solution to current problems. If the Hyperloop&rsquo;s purpose is to address large-scale urban mobility, then there are many other options already deserving of public funding and attention&mdash;ones that do not require a hard rebooting of the entire urban world to be realized.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Musk&rsquo;s visions are valuable because they show that even people far outside the field of urban planning can be frustrated with the world others have built for us. They, too, should have a say.</em></p> <p><em>It&rsquo;s great set design, but terrible city planning. Tunnels might abruptly end where investors fear to tread; driverless cars might be blocked from crossing bridges managed by rival tech firms. As for the Hyperloop, it is a P.R. coup for Elon Musk&mdash;and a project that, if realized, would undoubtedly be a thrill to experience. But it is by no means the solution that most people have been waiting for, other than the journalists wondering what story they might cover next. </em><br></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150018575/elon-musk-tweets-about-receiving-an-approval-for-an-underground-ny-phil-balt-dc-hyperloop Elon Musk tweets about receiving an approval for an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-20T13:24:00-04:00 >2017-07-24T13:43:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29qiz9vpo1n3bl9a.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29qiz9vpo1n3bl9a.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29qiz9vpo1n3bl9a.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/29qiz9vpo1n3bl9a.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop.</p></em><br /><br /><p>NY-DC in 29 mins?...</p> <p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011490/work-on-europe-s-first-hyperloop-test-facility-in-delft-has-been-completed Work on Europe's first hyperloop test facility in Delft has been completed Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-08T15:24:00-04:00 >2017-07-07T21:13:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t4/t47rhsg6qpz7l79i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t4/t47rhsg6qpz7l79i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t4/t47rhsg6qpz7l79i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t4/t47rhsg6qpz7l79i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Back in February, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149989760/tu-delft-wins-overall-for-first-phase-of-spacex-hyperloop-pod-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TU Delft won the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Competition</a>, beating out MIT and the Technical University of Munich, for their design of a human-scale Hyperloop pod. Well, last week, Europe's first hyperloop test facility on the TU Delft campus was unveiled.</p><p><a href="https://www.hardtglobalmobility.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hardt</a>, which was founded by some of the winners from Elon Musk's hyperloop competition, is the first European company to work on developing the futuristic transport system. They have been working in conjunction with the construction company <a href="http://www.bam.co.uk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BAM</a> to build the 30-meter long test facility revealed last Thursday. The facility consists of a tube with a length of 30 meters and an external diameter of 3.2 and will allow Hardt to try out all the important systems at low speeds. Testing will focus on examining the safety, the propulsion, the gliding and the stabilization of the hyperloop vehicle. In addition, the company is also interested in looking into potential social issues concerning the new form of transportatio...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008714/elon-musk-confirms-boring-tunnels-are-for-hyperloop Elon Musk confirms Boring Tunnels are for Hyperloop Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-22T17:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-30T13:35:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4d0pwzzqvs8r1rz3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4d0pwzzqvs8r1rz3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4d0pwzzqvs8r1rz3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4d0pwzzqvs8r1rz3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Since the company&rsquo;s introduction, many (including Futurism) have speculated that the tunnels&rsquo; true purpose was to work in tandem with the Hyperloop. This is the real clincher here. It seems like The Boring Company isn&rsquo;t just going to be for cars. &ldquo;The electric skate can transport automobiles, goods, and/or people. And if one adds a vacuum shell, it is now a Hyperloop Pod which can travel at 600+ miles per hour,&rdquo; the site explains.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Back in December, the business magnate Elon Musk tweeted his frustration of being stuck in LA traffic along with a half-joking suggestion of building a tunnel to fix his gridlocked woes.</p><p></p><p>Well as it turns out, this simple musing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988930/musk-claims-his-plans-to-bore-a-tunnel-under-los-angeles-are-moving-forward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">has become a full-blown startup</a>. The Boring Company, it is called, hopes to build a series of underground tunnels that will save Angelenos from such "soul-destroying traffic." The company has already found a way to dig tunnels at a much more cost effective and efficient rate and is now revealing the tunnel's potential to work in tandem with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150002360/hyperloop-one-plan-would-take-travelers-from-nyc-to-d-c-in-20-minutes Hyperloop One plan would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in 20 minutes Dana Schulz 2017-04-10T17:04:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T17:04:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndw1clywq07g2ja2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndw1clywq07g2ja2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndw1clywq07g2ja2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nd/ndw1clywq07g2ja2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Passengers and cargo are loaded into a pod which gradually accelerates with electric propulsions through a low-pressure tube. Then, the pod lifts above the track using magnetic levitation and moves at airline speeds. This would connect 80 percent of the country, making a cross-country trip just about five hours long.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://hyperloop-one.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop One</a>&ndash;whose transportation concept was first proposed by Elon Musk&ndash;has revealed a plan that would take travelers from NYC to D.C. in just 20 minutes via magnetically levitating pods that move by electric propulsion and travel faster than 700 miles per hour.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149989760/tu-delft-wins-overall-for-first-phase-of-spacex-hyperloop-pod-competition TU Delft wins overall for first phase of SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-02T12:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:07:14-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylegpm9f8mvhp1tq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylegpm9f8mvhp1tq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylegpm9f8mvhp1tq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylegpm9f8mvhp1tq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>TU Delft recently won the overall winning title in the first phase of SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod competition, which the aerospace company launched <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2015</a>. Students and independent engineers worldwide were invited to design a human-scale Hyperloop pod, as a way to help accelerate SpaceX's development of a functional Hyperloop prototype.</p><p>This past weekend, SpaceX held the first Competition Weekend at their headquarters in Hawthorne, California. After various performance tests, only three student teams were qualified to test their pods on the 1.2 kilometer test tube: TU Delft, the&nbsp;Technical University of Munich, and&nbsp;MIT.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zu/zuiexsbswf7y8ec2.jpg"><br><em>Delft Hyperloop pod at the SpaceX competition in Hawthorne. Photo via TUDelft/Twitter.</em></p><p>Their&nbsp;pod wasn't the fastest one, but&nbsp;TU Delft achieved the&nbsp;highest overall score and won&nbsp;best innovative design. The Technical University of Munich came in second and won the fastest pod award, while MIT placed in third overall and won best safety and reliability.</p><p>Speed wasn't the main pri...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149985681/hyperloop-one-announces-35-semifinalists-in-17-countries-for-its-global-challenge Hyperloop One announces 35 semifinalists in 17 countries for its global challenge Julia Ingalls 2017-01-10T12:58:00-05:00 >2017-01-15T15:28:33-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntjlwuy428zfvfu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntjlwuy428zfvfu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntjlwuy428zfvfu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntjlwuy428zfvfu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Whether you envisioned Hyperloop One as an overhyped pneumatic tube or an inventive way to transport cargo and/or passengers, 35 teams from 17 countries around the world have just been announced as semifinalists in the contest to create working transit corridors for the technology. The 35 proposed routes are sited in countries including Argentina, Poland, Australia, India, the U.K. and the U.S. (the full list is below). Finalists will be announced in May after three global showcase events where each team has the chance to demonstrate how their proposal will economically benefit their region. The showcases will be held in New Delhi on February 28th, Washington D.C. on April 6th, and London on April 27th. Twenty of the proposals currently have governmental or other funding sources already lined up.&nbsp;</p><p>Corridors in&nbsp;the semifinalist round include:<br>AR Buenos Aires-Cordoba<br>AU Sydney-Melbourne<br>CA Ontario (cargo)<br>CA Toronto-Montreal<br>CA Vancouver (cargo)<br>CH Shanghai-Hangzhou<br>DE Autobahn<br>EE Tallin-Helsi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149983755/boring-how-serious-is-elon-musk-about-his-latest-traffic-solving-venture Boring: how serious is Elon Musk about his latest traffic-solving venture? Alexander Walter 2016-12-23T14:20:00-05:00 >2017-01-27T13:03:11-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3okjdp3s44f304u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3okjdp3s44f304u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3okjdp3s44f304u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3okjdp3s44f304u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has a pretty good sense of humor, but sometimes we can't tell when he's just joking or mulling his next big idea.&nbsp; For example, on Saturday Musk took to Twitter to say out loud what every traffic-plagued Los Angeles resident is silently screaming inside: The city is a gridlocked hellscape. &nbsp; "Traffic is driving me nuts," wrote Musk. But he didn't stop there. He also raised the idea of boring through obstacles to alleviate traffic woes.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>"It would be easy to toss this off as random talk from an eccentric auto and space mogul, but Musk's last "random idea," the Hyperloop, has spawned a number of startups and millions in funding. So when Musk not only says that boring through things would be a good idea to ease traffic, but that he plans to do it himself, it's time to start paying attention."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962733/forget-solar-panels-elon-musk-is-thinking-solar-roof" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget solar panels: Elon Musk is thinking "solar roof"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953303/elon-musk-thinks-tesla-could-be-worth-1-trillion-if-it-buys-solarcity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk thinks Tesla could be worth $1 trillion &ndash; if it buys SolarCity</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143515625/multitasking-musk-the-busy-life-of-elon-musk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multitasking Musk: the busy life of Elon Musk</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149977504/hyperloop-designs-by-big-revealed-for-dubai-featuring-autonomous-pods-and-city-wide-portals Hyperloop designs by BIG revealed for Dubai, featuring autonomous pods and city-wide portals Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-08T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-11-11T20:34:22-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bh1odn71odpbf3zv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bh1odn71odpbf3zv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bh1odn71odpbf3zv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bh/bh1odn71odpbf3zv.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Dubai is set on getting its own hyperloop, and the Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies), in collaboration with BIG, is champing at the bit to make that a reality.</p><p>The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority has agreed to review Hyperloop One&rsquo;s feasibility study for a high-speed network throughout the United Arab Emirates, designed to get passengers between Dubai and Abu Dhabi (about an hour and a half apart by bus) in 12 minutes. BIG and consulting firm McKinsey &amp; Co. will work in collaboration with Hyperloop One on the proposal. In a separate agreement formed this past August, Hyperloop One also has plans with Dubai to develop a hyperloop network for cargo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8b/8b68trtnie42trrx.jpg"></p><p>This step closer to a full-scale, working hyperloop (which Hyperloop One estimates will come to fruition in the next five years) comes after the company&rsquo;s dry run of its propulsion technology in the Nevada desert&mdash;part of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SpaceX&rsquo;s competition</a> to design the pods and run them on a smaller-scale test-track. No...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149952348/russian-government-wants-to-build-its-own-hyperloop-with-china-s-help Russian government wants to build its own Hyperloop, with China's help Justine Testado 2016-06-17T18:00:00-04:00 >2016-06-18T11:48:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewqu3hj65xokmt62.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewqu3hj65xokmt62.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewqu3hj65xokmt62.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ew/ewqu3hj65xokmt62.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The government of Russia has announced a desire to build a 70km Hyperloop line on its Pacific Coast to link the port of Zarubino with China&rsquo;s Jilin province, but wants China to help fund it. The link would be part of Russia&rsquo;s plan to develop a series of transport corridors between its Primorye region and northeast China...The project&rsquo;s cost has been estimated at about $500m...the ministry would try to interest China in co-financing the link as part of its Silk Road grand strategy.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947131/hyperloop-as-transportation-s-new-girlfriend-mysterious-unencumbered-exciting-expensive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Hyperloop as transportation&rsquo;s new girlfriend: mysterious, unencumbered, exciting, expensive.'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944419/hyperloop-hopefuls-turn-to-passive-maglev-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147190059/mit-and-tu-delft-emerge-victorious-at-hyperloop-competition-elon-musk-drops-hint-about-electric-jets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets"</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149947131/hyperloop-as-transportation-s-new-girlfriend-mysterious-unencumbered-exciting-expensive 'Hyperloop as transportation’s new girlfriend: mysterious, unencumbered, exciting, expensive.' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T10:38:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5f7be73712d9a74da16d977d29c18c00?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5f7be73712d9a74da16d977d29c18c00?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5f7be73712d9a74da16d977d29c18c00?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5f/5f7be73712d9a74da16d977d29c18c00?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;What we&rsquo;re seeing right now is what I saw in 1996,&rdquo; said Mr. Lloyd, a former president of sales and development at Cisco. &ldquo;We all had I.P. routers and everything was done a certain way. At Cisco, we said, &lsquo;You can carry that over the Internet,&rsquo; and everyone said, &lsquo;No.&rsquo; But those high-speed networks made the Internet possible.&rdquo; Hyperloop, he said, &ldquo;will do to the physical world what the Internet did to the digital one.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Allison Arieff (editorial director at SPUR and former <a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures</a> judge) has some questions for Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) after a propulsion test demonstration in the Nevada desert. While the company has managed remarkably fast developments in its tube technology for such high-speeds as the Hyperloop demands, it's nowhere near reality &ndash; and Arieff clearly articulates the (many) remaining concerns of such technology, after mere feasibility.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></li><li><a title="Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944419/hyperloop-hopefuls-turn-to-passive-maglev-technology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology</a></li><li><a title="Hyperloop announces plans for first European routes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934230/hyperloop-announces-plans-for-first-european-routes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop announces plans for first European routes</a></li><li><a title="Reality checking the Hyperloop hyperbole" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146116363/reality-checking-the-hyperloop-hyperbole" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality checking the Hyperloop hyperbole</a></li><li><a title="The town that Hyperloop built" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049432/the-town-that-hyperloop-built" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The town that Hyperloop built</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop Julia Ingalls 2016-05-11T19:32:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T23:14:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hp/hp46rkws7hwz0alp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Not content to merely redefine <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149580668/a-closer-look-at-big-s-west-57th-street-courtscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">skyscrapers</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">football stadiums</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132566360/architects-are-not-the-creators-of-the-city-but-the-midwives-says-bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the agency of the architect</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group</a> is now leaping into the realm of transportation, joining up with Hyperloop to "transform the future of public infrastructure."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8pwl9wtb85yt1jnr.jpg"></p><p>Bjarke explained it thusly:&nbsp;"Traditionally, the work of an architect is to design buildings for the same known program - a residence or a workplace - and try to squeeze in a marginal improvement here or an elegant design solution there. With Hyperloop we are not only designing a futuristic station or a very fast train - we are dealing with an entirely novel technology with the potential to completely transform how our existing cities will grow and evolve - &nbsp;and how new cities will be conceived and constructed."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jj/jjmtxlnl8b2ent7s.jpg"></p><p>For its part, AECOM will focus on improving the freight end of the transportation system, focusing its highly trained teams on the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.&nbsp;"AECOMs partnership with Hyperloop One has the potential to transform ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149944419/hyperloop-hopefuls-turn-to-passive-maglev-technology Hyperloop hopefuls turn to 'passive' maglev technology Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-10T13:47:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T21:53:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39gijwfkb93hu56x.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39gijwfkb93hu56x.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39gijwfkb93hu56x.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/39/39gijwfkb93hu56x.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"Utilizing a passive levitation system will eliminate the need for power stations along the Hyperloop track, which makes this system the most suitable for the application and will keep construction costs low," [...] "From a safety aspect, the system has huge advantages, levitation occurs purely through movement, therefore if any type of power failure occurs, Hyperloop pods would continue to levitate and only after reaching minimal speeds touch the ground."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (not to be confused with Hyperloop Technologies Inc., a peer company also hoping to realize Elon Musk's hyperloop vision) published a statement yesterday announcing the company had licensed "passive magnetic levitation" technology to power their Hyperloop prototype.</p><p>Billed as "a cheaper, safer alternative" to maglev technology, the passive magnetic levitation doesn't require as much infrastructural build-out, as it doesn't need to be powered by sources along the track. The system is "passive" insofar as instead of using superconducting magnets or powered electromagnets, it uses "permanent room-temperature magnets, similar to the familiar bar magnet". You can read all about the technology <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20050309204941/http://www.skytran.net/press/sciam02.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More Hyperloop on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Hyperloop announces plans for first European routes" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934230/hyperloop-announces-plans-for-first-european-routes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop announces plans for first European routes</a></li><li><a title="A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145191434/a-first-look-at-the-hyperloop-s-real-tubes-and-imagined-winged-terminals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals</a></li><li><a title="LA's Arts District now home to Hyperloop World Headquarters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123680434/la-s-arts-district-now-home-to-hyperloop-world-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Arts District now home to Hyperloop World Headquarters</a></li><li><a title="The town that Hyperloop built" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049432/the-town-that-hyperloop-built" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The town that Hyperloop built</a></li><li><a title="Don't write off Elon Musk's Hyperloop yet..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116345850/don-t-write-off-elon-musk-s-hyperloop-yet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don't write off Elo...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149934230/hyperloop-announces-plans-for-first-european-routes Hyperloop announces plans for first European routes Alexander Walter 2016-03-11T13:23:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T21:40:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vtmu485ho6945r8d.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vtmu485ho6945r8d.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vtmu485ho6945r8d.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vt/vtmu485ho6945r8d.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In a joint statement yesterday the Playa Vista, California-based Hyperloop Transport Technologies (HTT) and the Slovak Republic&rsquo;s economy minister held out the future vision of the Hyperloop whisking passengers at 760 mph between Vienna in Austria, Budapest in Hungary and the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. A Bratislava-to-Vienna route would take just 8 minutes at full speed, while a Bratislava-to-Budapest route would take 10 minutes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hyperloop previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147190059/mit-and-tu-delft-emerge-victorious-at-hyperloop-competition-elon-musk-drops-hint-about-electric-jets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146731728/hyperloop-brought-to-you-by-aecom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop, brought to you by Aecom</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136726928/unpacking-the-hyperloop-s-lofty-promises" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unpacking the Hyperloop's lofty promises</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/147190059/mit-and-tu-delft-emerge-victorious-at-hyperloop-competition-elon-musk-drops-hint-about-electric-jets MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-02T12:45:00-05:00 >2016-02-02T12:49:59-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5d4c4843c1ec18d84071fbfdd8acc35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5d4c4843c1ec18d84071fbfdd8acc35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5d4c4843c1ec18d84071fbfdd8acc35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5d4c4843c1ec18d84071fbfdd8acc35?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[MIT's] team was awarded the top prize, and...Delft University of Technology from the Netherlands were the next runners-up. [...] Musk took questions from the audience on everything from what inspired him to create the Hyperloop idea (being stuck in LA traffic), what advice he had for the winning teams (lots of dry runs), and what "crazy idea" he is working on next (electric jets &mdash; Musk says he thinks he's close to something, but said precious little about how they'd work).</p></em><br /><br /><p>MIT's design will go on to compete at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop test-run competition</a> this summer, hosted at a bespoke race track being built near Hawthorne, CA &ndash; SpaceX's headquarters. Here's the complete list of winners from the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/description/spacex_hyperloop_pod_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition</a>, hosted by Texas A&amp;M University:</p><ul><li>Best Overall Design Award:&nbsp;MIT Hyperloop Team, Massachusetts Institute of Technology</li><li>Pod Innovation Award:&nbsp;Delft Hyperloop, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)</li><li>Pod Technical Excellence Award:&nbsp;Badgerloop, University of Wisconsin-Madison</li><li>Pod Technical Excellence Award:&nbsp;Hyperloop at Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech</li><li>Pod Technical Excellence Award:&nbsp;HyperXite, University of California Irvine</li></ul><p>Other teams advancing include:</p><ul><li>rLoop (non-student team)</li><li>uWaterloo Hyperloop, University of Waterloo</li><li>UWashington Hyperloop, University of Washington</li><li>University of Toronto, University of Toronto</li><li>RUMD Loop, University of Maryland and Rutgers University</li><li>GatorLoop, University of Florida</li><li>Team HyperLynx, University of Colorado-Denver</li><li>Hyperloop UC, Univers...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/146731728/hyperloop-brought-to-you-by-aecom Hyperloop, brought to you by Aecom Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-27T13:19:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T20:35:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1db057af2179fcb781301d4956dee061?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1db057af2179fcb781301d4956dee061?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1db057af2179fcb781301d4956dee061?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1d/1db057af2179fcb781301d4956dee061?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>SpaceX has selected Aecom ... to build its Hyperloop test track later this year [...] The nearly one-mile-long test track will be built adjacent to SpaceX's Hawthorne, California, headquarters [...] The test track's six-foot diameter steel tube will include a non-magnetic sub-track ... Cradled in place above ground, it will serve as a vacuum-sealed, high-speed proving ground for transport pod prototypes being developed as part of a SpaceX design competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Aecom is also reportedly not committing to any one Hyperloop company by partnering with SpaceX for the test track &ndash; they're also linked to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, one of the two hyperloop-happy startups based in L.A. (the other, Hyperloop Tech, is sponsoring the competition).</p><p>And here's Aecom's flashy teaser:&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Keep up with the Hyperloop happenings:</p><ul><li><a title="Reality checking the Hyperloop hyperbole" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146116363/reality-checking-the-hyperloop-hyperbole" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reality checking the Hyperloop hyperbole</a></li><li><a title="A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145191434/a-first-look-at-the-hyperloop-s-real-tubes-and-imagined-winged-terminals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals</a></li><li><a title="Unpacking the Hyperloop's lofty promises" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136726928/unpacking-the-hyperloop-s-lofty-promises" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unpacking the Hyperloop's lofty promises</a></li><li><a title="Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers</a></li><li><a title="The town that Hyperloop built" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049432/the-town-that-hyperloop-built" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The town that Hyperloop built</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124224194/designing-the-hyperspace-ucla-studio-imagines-hyperloop-s-future-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the Hyperspace: UCLA studio imagines Hyperloop's future in California</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/146116363/reality-checking-the-hyperloop-hyperbole Reality checking the Hyperloop hyperbole Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-19T13:25:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T21:10:44-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jb/jbb6xyiwx16aauea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jb/jbb6xyiwx16aauea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jb/jbb6xyiwx16aauea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jb/jbb6xyiwx16aauea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[Hyperloop] has the swagger of Elon Musk rather than the stigma of a public bureaucracy. Second, it&rsquo;s going to be, like, a billion times faster than HSR. [...] And yet, this combination of enthusiasm and magnetism doesn&rsquo;t buy farmland. It doesn&rsquo;t ease eminent domain takings. It doesn&rsquo;t blast through bedrock or relocate utilities. It doesn&rsquo;t design station area plans. [...] The very same mountains, cities, canals, farmers, and habitats that complicate HSR also complicate Hyperloop.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For past reporting on Hyperloop in all its emerging forms:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124224194/designing-the-hyperspace-ucla-studio-imagines-hyperloop-s-future-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the Hyperspace: UCLA studio imagines Hyperloop's future in California</a></li><li><a title="A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145191434/a-first-look-at-the-hyperloop-s-real-tubes-and-imagined-winged-terminals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals</a></li><li><a title="Unpacking the Hyperloop's lofty promises" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136726928/unpacking-the-hyperloop-s-lofty-promises" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unpacking the Hyperloop's lofty promises</a></li><li><a title="Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers</a></li><li><a title="LA's Arts District now home to Hyperloop World Headquarters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123680434/la-s-arts-district-now-home-to-hyperloop-world-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Arts District now home to Hyperloop World Headquarters</a></li><li><a title="The town that Hyperloop built" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049432/the-town-that-hyperloop-built" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The town that Hyperloop built</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/145191434/a-first-look-at-the-hyperloop-s-real-tubes-and-imagined-winged-terminals A first look at the Hyperloop's real tubes and imagined winged terminals Julia Ingalls 2016-01-07T12:54:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T01:26:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80l2lt1kfg9rpxki.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80l2lt1kfg9rpxki.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80l2lt1kfg9rpxki.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80l2lt1kfg9rpxki.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Elon Musk&rsquo;s vision of the Hyperloop &mdash; a lightning-fast transportation system that would shuttle passengers at speeds nearing 700-mph using low pressure tubes and air compressors &mdash; is slowly coming to fruition in the Nevada desert. In fact, the first ever Hyperloop tubes are neatly lined up in a ditch, waiting to be assembled and then later tested by Hyperloop Technologies at a site in North Las Vegas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The design of the Hyperloop&mdash;an iterative, multi-team process which <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124224194/designing-the-hyperspace-ucla-studio-imagines-hyperloop-s-future-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect investigated in-depth last year</a>&mdash;will have another big leap forward during the "Hyperloop Design Weekend" this upcoming January 29-30th at&nbsp;Texas A&amp;M University.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oi/oizj4bsbucllwc5r.jpg"></p><p>However, while CEO of Hyperloop Technologies Rob Lloyd describes the opaque, depressurized tubular architecture of the technology as being "actually very simple", the renderings in the video below feature some highly stylized, winged structural accompaniments, making one wonder what the winners of potential future design competitions for the Hyperloop's transit stations will look like.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/136726928/unpacking-the-hyperloop-s-lofty-promises Unpacking the Hyperloop's lofty promises Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-15T13:09:00-04:00 >2015-09-16T01:01:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b6174946ae1c73f37f10b74d5497866?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b6174946ae1c73f37f10b74d5497866?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b6174946ae1c73f37f10b74d5497866?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4b/4b6174946ae1c73f37f10b74d5497866?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>even given that the Hyperloop whitepaper was a rough sketch, the most important elements of the plan&mdash;its speed and price&mdash;have been vastly oversold. [...] But there&rsquo;s a final reason to be skeptical, not just of the technical details of the Hyperloop, but of the supposedly utopian motives behind it: It may not even be Musk&rsquo;s idea.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the much hyped (and griped) world of Hyperloop:</p><ul><li><a title="Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers</a></li><li><a title="LA's Arts District now home to Hyperloop World Headquarters" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123680434/la-s-arts-district-now-home-to-hyperloop-world-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Arts District now home to Hyperloop World Headquarters</a></li><li><a title="The town that Hyperloop built" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049432/the-town-that-hyperloop-built" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The town that Hyperloop built</a></li><li><a title="Don't write off Elon Musk's Hyperloop yet..." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116345850/don-t-write-off-elon-musk-s-hyperloop-yet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don't write off Elon Musk's Hyperloop yet...</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124224194/designing-the-hyperspace-ucla-studio-imagines-hyperloop-s-future-in-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing the Hyperspace: UCLA studio imagines Hyperloop's future in California</a></p></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/129812774/there-is-nothing-so-stable-as-change-nick-taylor-director-of-big-s-2wtc-video-and-mcshane-murnane-of-project-m-plus-on-archinect-sessions-34 There is nothing so stable as change: Nick Taylor, director of BIG's 2WTC video, and McShane Murnane of Project M Plus on Archinect Sessions #34 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-18T18:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-08T10:13:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oa/oagumq7cb4h3dloe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oa/oagumq7cb4h3dloe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oa/oagumq7cb4h3dloe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oa/oagumq7cb4h3dloe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Easily the biggest news of last week, and probably of this year, was the unveiling of BIG's design for 2WTC. For a project of such status, on such a highly charged site, representation must be handled with expert care &ndash; so to dig a bit deeper into <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the splashy video introducing&nbsp;2WTC</a>, we spoke with Nick Taylor, co-founder of <a href="http://www.squintopera.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Squint/Opera</a> and director of the BIG video. We cover Squint/Opera's historied relationship with architects and how creative vision is managed across many powerful stakeholders.</p><p>Paul and Amelia also sat down with McShane Murnane, architecture director and co-founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31033119/project-m-plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project M Plus</a>, a husband-wife creative studio out of Los Angeles' Silver Lake. Often viewed as a case-study for gentrification in LA, Silver Lake has established a highly specific aesthetic within the Californian sensibility, that has its pros and cons &ndash; we speak with Murnane about how he's dealt with issues of developmental displacement head-on.</p><p>And in the news, we discuss how&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129654403/tadao-ando-amid-serious-health-concerns-just-being-alive-isn-t-sufficient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>&nbsp;is faring am...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/129714649/elon-musk-launches-hyperloop-pod-competition-to-university-students-and-engineers Elon Musk launches Hyperloop Pod Competition to university students and engineers Justine Testado 2015-06-16T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T14:55:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvosbrg53f0n1w0q.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvosbrg53f0n1w0q.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvosbrg53f0n1w0q.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hv/hvosbrg53f0n1w0q.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>University students and engineers now have a chance to contribute to the ongoing development of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/154376/elon-musk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elon Musk</a>'s and SpaceX's high-speed ground transit system, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Hyperloop</a>. As SpaceX works toward constructing a one-mile test track near their headquarters in Hawthorne, California, they launched a design-build competition open to university students and independent engineering teams to propose their own Hyperloop human-scale transit pod. Entrants will then be able to operate their pods on the test track during Competition Weekend, currently scheduled for June 2016. And in case you were wondering, no riders will be inside any of the pods during testing.</p><p>SpaceX launched the competition in effort to accelerate the development of a functional Hyperloop prototype and, as always, to foster and promote student innovation. In the current design guidelines, entrants will have to address the pod's essential technical design features including navigation sensors, ground-operator communication, and v...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/129194395/la-county-residents-protest-planned-high-speed-rail LA County residents protest planned high-speed rail Nicholas Korody 2015-06-09T20:21:00-04:00 >2015-06-09T23:44:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eg/egwr7hs6i5e83pt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eg/egwr7hs6i5e83pt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eg/egwr7hs6i5e83pt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eg/egwr7hs6i5e83pt4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A diverse alliance of communities &mdash; including Los Angeles County's third-largest city &mdash; is fighting California's long-planned bullet train route into the heart of the San Fernando Valley, saying it would bring irreparable harm... The coalition of communities is demanding that only routes that are predominantly underground should be considered. The growing resistance is coming in part from urban, working-class neighborhoods that are portraying the surface route as an environmental injustice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In short, the bullet train faces opposition from basically every direction. One proposed route, which would include several above-ground stretches, worries residents of the town of San Fernando &ndash; because it would basically cleave the city in two, wiping out a significant chunk of the downtown. And attempts to pursue underground routes have faced criticism because of the possibility of harmful interactions with the state's complex of fault lines and already-precarious aquifers.</p><p>Meanwhile, in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123680434/la-s-arts-district-now-home-to-hyperloop-world-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA</a>, Elon Musk's team continues to develop the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a>...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/125532138/los-angeles-envisions-the-first-decentralized-world-s-fair-yes-including-hyperloop Los Angeles envisions the first "decentralized" World's Fair (yes, including Hyperloop) Alexander Walter 2015-04-17T19:51:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T12:55:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eiwto8d5u6oy3axz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eiwto8d5u6oy3axz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eiwto8d5u6oy3axz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ei/eiwto8d5u6oy3axz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A group of venture capitalists, architects, engineers, and marketing gurus, under the name Los Angeles World's Fair (LAWF), are brewing plans for a two-year fair showing off the technology and culture of the future&mdash;including a Hyperloop, &ldquo;3D-printed gourmet delicacies,&rdquo; and self-driving cars. Theme: "The Connected City." Right now, they're trying to pull together $100,000 on Indiegogo to support economic and architectural feasibility studies for their plans [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Visit (and support if you're so inclined) the initiative's Indiegogo campaign <a href="https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/los-angeles-world-s-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/123680434/la-s-arts-district-now-home-to-hyperloop-world-headquarters LA's Arts District now home to Hyperloop World Headquarters Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-24T19:41:00-04:00 >2015-04-04T23:31:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9e/9efd179dfb25e88c18d92eaa6c5bb14d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9e/9efd179dfb25e88c18d92eaa6c5bb14d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9e/9efd179dfb25e88c18d92eaa6c5bb14d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9e/9efd179dfb25e88c18d92eaa6c5bb14d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A source close to [Hyperloop Technologies Inc.], who was not authorized speak publicly, confirmed the company has moved into the space, which was chosen in part so Hyperloop could be around artists and designers and other creative types in a space big enough to build large-scale hardware. [...] Funded by a reported $8.5 million in seed money, the company has raised an additional $20 million of the estimated $80 million it will need to build a five-mile Hyperloop test track</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/123222752/fast-forward-look-back-archinect-sessions-episode-21-featuring-craig-hodgetts-of-ucla-s-hyperloop-studio-and-remembering-michael-graves-with-colleague-patrick-burke "Fast Forward, Look Back": Archinect Sessions Episode #21, featuring Craig Hodgetts of UCLA's Hyperloop Studio, and remembering Michael Graves with colleague Patrick Burke Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-19T19:20:00-04:00 >2015-04-12T22:10:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zm9o3zmkn1w7znk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zm9o3zmkn1w7znk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zm9o3zmkn1w7znk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0z/0zm9o3zmkn1w7znk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last week, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122750119/michael-graves-has-died-at-the-age-of-80" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves passed away</a> at the age of 80. In the aftermath, much attention has been paid to his most eye-catching work, but as often occurs when someone of great influence passes away, focusing on the person's products comes at the expense of honoring their humanity &ndash; simply, who they were as a person. In this light, this episode we hear from <a href="http://michaelgraves.com/team-manager/patrick-burke-aia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrick Burke</a>, principal and studio head at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3110/michael-graves-architecture-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves Architecture &amp; Design</a> (where Burke got his start in 1982), reflect on Graves&rsquo; life of hard work, perseverance, and empathy.</p><p>Paul and Amelia also paid a visit to the <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA IDEAS</a> campus in Playa Vista, to speak with <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a> about his rapidly accelerating <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/320195/hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> Studio, where students are bringing Elon Musk&rsquo;s transit technology into the near-future. Donna also reflects on Thom Mayne&rsquo;s marathon visit through Indiana, and Ken shares some finer points of career politics.</p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archine...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/122049432/the-town-that-hyperloop-built The town that Hyperloop built Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-03T19:17:00-05:00 >2015-03-05T20:49:49-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e25cd1f06956a6cb50c08f9659285b93?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e25cd1f06956a6cb50c08f9659285b93?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e25cd1f06956a6cb50c08f9659285b93?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e25cd1f06956a6cb50c08f9659285b93?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>For [Hyperloop Transportation Technologies], the Quay Valley test track is a way to test its idea of smaller hyperloop rings that could eventually connect to a bigger loop that runs along I-5. For Quay Valley and Hays, the test track is a wildly futuristic attraction [...] It follows a narrative pulled from the world of consumer technology, rather than conventional urban planning. Quay Valley isn't really a place with people yet ... it's a collection of technologies that residents will use.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Transit oriented developments, or TODs, are mixed-use urban nodes designed with public transit as their core. The typology emerged from the idea that well-integrated and easy access to transit supports businesses and an active urban life, and that strategic transportation planning can help make thriving cities. But what if that transit, and the town, are both brand new?</p><p>Cut to Quay Valley, a proposed development out in the middle of California's Central Valley that would bear the testing ground for a bunny-slope version of the Hyperloop, Elon Musk's pneumatic wonder-transit. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), an organization intent on making the Hyperloop a reality but independent from Musk (and working with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91398475/hyperloop-still-far-from-frictionless-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a> to get there), wants the new city to be the test environment for a Hyperloop mockup halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles &ndash; the end-lines in Musk's original proposal.</p><p>The Hyperloop would be the de facto public transit of Quay Valley's 7,500-acre plot, gettin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116345850/don-t-write-off-elon-musk-s-hyperloop-yet Don't write off Elon Musk's Hyperloop yet... Archinect 2014-12-19T14:02:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:26:01-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c7/c7up4aigu0m7pwcp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c7/c7up4aigu0m7pwcp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c7/c7up4aigu0m7pwcp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c7/c7up4aigu0m7pwcp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A Hyperloop in California could be built within a decade, for between $7 and $16 billion and there are no technical showstoppers, Ahlborn says. In other words, while Musk&rsquo;s initial estimate of $4 billion was somewhat optimistic, it wasn&rsquo;t exceptionally far off, especially given that Ahlborn believes the ultimate number for the hyperloop between San Francisco and Los Angeles would come in toward the lower end of the range.</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/91398475/hyperloop-still-far-from-frictionless-reality Hyperloop still far from frictionless reality Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-17T14:09:00-05:00 >2014-01-30T20:39:12-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s8/s8cjvj0hyhzvaimf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s8/s8cjvj0hyhzvaimf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s8/s8cjvj0hyhzvaimf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s8/s8cjvj0hyhzvaimf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> What we do know: the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79322115/l-a-to-s-f-in-30-minutes-tesla-s-hyperloop-would-make-ca-s-high-speed-rail-blush" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop</a> is a fantastic, gee-whiz! prospect that, in an idealized and seamless application, would get between A and B faster than we ever imagined. But whether the Hyperloop actually can (or should) be built is still very much unclear. Ever since Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX) first proposed the Hyperloop last year, his "<a href="http://www.teslamotors.com/sites/default/files/blog_images/hyperloop-alpha.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">white paper</a>" plan caused a flurry of excitement and criticism for a project that was still technically quite vague but so futurist (especially as an alternative to <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-lane-high-speed-rail-in-california-runs-into-a-low-speed-process/2014/01/13/4aebd266-7c75-11e3-95c6-0a7aa80874bc_story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California High-Speed Rail's lumbering difficulties</a>) that people loved shouting about it, whether for or against.</p> <p> But since then, how has the Hyperloop project developed? Focus has shifted a bit away from Musk onto <a href="https://www.jumpstartfund.com/hyperloopmilestones.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.</a>, an engineering startup backed by JumpStartFund, a Californian crowd-funding/sourcing platform. The founders of HTT, Patricia Galloway and Marco Villa, are now organizing efforts to actually build the thing (or at l...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/90371592/can-hyperloop-actually-be-built Can Hyperloop Actually Be Built? Archinect 2014-01-03T13:44:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:56-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fb/fb2b11668efdec2d573616548a92146f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fb/fb2b11668efdec2d573616548a92146f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fb/fb2b11668efdec2d573616548a92146f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fb/fb2b11668efdec2d573616548a92146f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>For the next year, UCLA Architecture and Urban Design professor Craig Hodgetts and his graduate students will join forces with private and university physicists and engineers at UCLA's cross-disciplinary IDEAS facility in Playa Vista... Hodgetts, who oversaw the acoustical redesign of the Hollywood Bowl, insists Musk's plan is doable.</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>