Archinect - News 2017-09-23T16:01:44-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150020140/manufacturing-site-of-first-london-routemaster-transformed-into-arts-hub Manufacturing Site of First London Routemaster Transformed into Arts Hub Abigail Banfield 2017-07-30T13:31:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T00:41:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os57kduejalm4pn9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os57kduejalm4pn9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os57kduejalm4pn9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/os/os57kduejalm4pn9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The manufacturing site of the first London bus in E17 has been converted to celebrate London&rsquo;s maker culture in <em>SIDESHOW</em>, an installation with interactive, family friendly elements opening mid-August. The project was undertaken by <em>U+I</em> and <em>Blackhorse Workshop</em>, the latter a &lsquo;pioneer in the maker-space movement&rsquo; which started supporting the regeneration of the Blackhorse Road Area in 2014.</p><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/t1/t1wvjmxobc7ztlp4." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/t1/t1wvjmxobc7ztlp4.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>The installation of a giant marble run is central to the exhibition, and was created by <em>Blackhorse Workshop</em> alongside young architectural practice <em>Ehk! </em>using components of the original London Routemaster buses which were historically developed and manufactured in the space. This fascinating marble run incorporates disused bus parts as well as over 200 steel ball bearings, with the piece celebrating the history of the 3-acre industrial site, which is earmarked by U+I for development next year. Their plans are to work on a new mixed-use development, providing 337 new homes and workspaces for small busin...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149960184/tesla-s-5-8-million-square-foot-gigafactory-to-open-in-2017 Tesla's 5.8 million square foot "Gigafactory" to open in 2017 Julia Ingalls 2016-07-27T13:38:00-04:00 >2016-08-02T01:41:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly61d2maf4u0cg1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly61d2maf4u0cg1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly61d2maf4u0cg1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ly/ly61d2maf4u0cg1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Sixty-five hundred people and a sizable compliment of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139530018/the-dawn-of-construction-worker-robots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">robots</a> will work in the enormous, solar-panel topped, rail-adjacent Gigafactory when it opens in 2017, a structure which is described as a "joint venture" between Tesla, Panasonic and other supply partners. In this case, the drive to inexpensively produce lithium-ion batteries has created the need for the&nbsp;colossal&nbsp;structure.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/elou5zc83e4g3oab.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="https://www.wired.com/2016/07/tesla-gigafactory-elon-musk/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired</a> notes:</p><p><em>The assembly lines will do everything from make the individual cells&mdash;cylinders a bit bigger&nbsp;than an AA battery&mdash;to assembling the immense packs that power a Model S or store energy in someone&rsquo;s garage. Tesla doesn&rsquo;t disclose its costs, but says doing it all&nbsp;in-house&nbsp;will drive down the cost of a battery by&nbsp;30 percent.</em></p><p>Tesla in the news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936153/lake-flato-architects-splits-reservation-cost-for-tesla-model-3-with-employees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lake Flato Architects splits reservation cost for Tesla Model 3 with employees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145592812/wired-takes-a-look-inside-tesla-s-car-factory-of-the-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wired takes a look inside Tesla's car factory of the future</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126782986/did-tesla-almost-go-bankrupt-without-anyone-noticing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Did Tesla almost go bankrupt without anyone noticing?</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/131801551/how-detroit-can-learn-to-revive-its-derelict-industrial-sites-from-other-cities How Detroit can learn to revive its derelict industrial sites from other cities Alexander Walter 2015-07-13T15:43:00-04:00 >2015-07-15T20:14:31-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dhqitagemzybg6at.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dhqitagemzybg6at.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dhqitagemzybg6at.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dhqitagemzybg6at.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Heading east along I-94 from Detroit&rsquo;s resurgent Midtown area, two massive structures loom on the horizon. For passing drivers, they&rsquo;re awe-inducing symbols of both the city&rsquo;s former industrial might and the dismaying scale of its post-industrial challenges. [...] At the Center for Community Progress&rsquo; May Reclaiming Vacant Properties conference, planners and developers discussed examples from around the world of cities that are finding opportunity in derelict industrial properties.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108483141/repurposing-old-rail-stations-in-the-rust-belt-what-buffalo-detroit-and-cincinnati-can-tell-us-about-adaptive-reuse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Repurposing Old Rail Stations in the Rust Belt: What Buffalo, Detroit, and Cincinnati can tell us about adaptive reuse</a></p><p>Related on Archinect's sister site Bustler:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/reanimate_the_ruins_winners_reimagine_detroits_packard_motor_plant/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reanimate the Ruins winners reimagine Detroit&rsquo;s Packard Motor Plant</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/116653835/brian-libby-on-a-possible-future-for-centennial-mills-portland-s-last-large-industrial-relic Brian Libby on a possible future for Centennial Mills, Portland's last large industrial relic Alexander Walter 2014-12-23T13:42:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T17:55:16-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b3/b3ba09c929d1c1bacdf0f261d8b23f85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>With a golden patina to their aged brick, these former flour and seed mills provide a striking contrast to the shiny new condo towers of the adjacent Pearl District, and their proximity to this burgeoning area could also make for an ideal riverside destination. [...] He has approached Frank Gehry to design a glass-ensconced event center and Lin to design a pedestrian bridge over busy Naito Parkway.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Earlier this fall, we had the pleasure of <a href="https://twitter.com/brianlibby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Libby</a> joining us live to discuss the future of the controversial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111655995/the-portland-building-architect-michael-graves-fiercely-defends-his-controversial-creation-against-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves-designed&nbsp;Portland Building</a> on Archinect's podcast, episode 3:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111882633/keep-portland-architecture-weird-episode-3-of-archinect-sessions-out-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Keep Portland Architecture Weird!</em></a></p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/86933405/sims-municipal-recycling-facility-designed-by-selldorf Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, Designed by Selldorf Archinect 2013-11-19T20:25:00-05:00 >2013-11-25T22:36:59-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1caf31940acdfbef2d0c76e5322f31b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1caf31940acdfbef2d0c76e5322f31b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1caf31940acdfbef2d0c76e5322f31b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1caf31940acdfbef2d0c76e5322f31b?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>... instead of letting engineers design the plant, as often happens at an industrial site, Sims hired Selldorf Architects, a glamorous New York firm known for doing Chelsea art galleries and cultural institutions.</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>