Archinect - News 2017-08-21T13:59:07-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150020926/tadao-ando-s-head-out-buddha-creates-ample-opportunities-for-reflection-both-spiritual-and-literal Tadao Ando's "head-out Buddha" creates ample opportunities for reflection, both spiritual and literal Julia Ingalls 2017-08-03T13:39:00-04:00 >2017-08-03T18:49:35-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/4b/4b5ca326x36gsw18.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While Tadao Ando has built religious structures before--famously, the Church of the Light--he has rarely worked with figurative icons of religion, preferring a more abstract approach. This has changed with his open-air prayer hall in the Makomanai Takinoreien Cemetery in Sapporo, Japan, where a previously unsheltered statue of the Buddha has now been reverently housed in Ando's masterful design.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/0m/0mjgoccs7coyhgy3.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0m/0mjgoccs7coyhgy3.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Shigeo Ogawa/Makomanai Takinoreien Cemetery</figcaption></figure><p>Prior to Ando, the 44-foot-tall statue had been sitting in a field for 15 years without any additional ornamentation. The scale and placement of the Buddha served less as a spiritual inspiration than a lonely beacon, prompting the commission of Ando to create a suitable home for the Buddha. The resulting open-air prayer hall both shelters the Buddha without disrupting its connection to the sky.&nbsp;<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/nk/nkjjs1j8k9nqupl0.jpeg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nk/nkjjs1j8k9nqupl0.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Shigeo Ogawa/Makomanai Takinoreien Cemetery</figcaption></figure><p>From afar, visitors can't see the Buddha, only a landscaped exterior shell. Once they enter the tem...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150020281/land-surrounding-michael-heizer-s-city-could-lose-national-monument-protection-under-trump-administration Land surrounding Michael Heizer’s "City" could lose national monument protection under Trump Administration Alexander Walter 2017-07-31T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T15:11:41-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/by/byuiqubjcbm38s84.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As City&mdash;Michael Heizer&rsquo;s vast Land Art installation in the Nevada desert&mdash;nears completion, the fate of the federally protected land surrounding it could soon be decided. Ryan Zinke, the US Interior Secretary, visited the state on Sunday, 30 July, as part of a review of 27 national monuments ordered by President Donald Trump, which could result in some of these lands being reopened to development.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"A number of museums banded together to call for the site&rsquo;s preservation," <em>The Art Newspaper</em> explains the background of <em>City</em>'s current surroundings (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/94251/michael-heizer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously also on Archinect</a>), "and in 2015, Obama created the Basin and Range National Monument, which covers 704,000 acres in southern Nevada&rsquo;s Lincoln and Nye counties, including the land surrounding City and several Native American rock art sites. The next year, he created the Gold Butte National Monument, which covers 300,000 acres in Clark county."</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150017649/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-pools-fountains-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Pools & Fountains" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-07-14T15:17:00-04:00 >2017-07-14T15:18:53-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/lo/lo2qxyhd06aj06ti.jpg" width="650" height="911" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p> <p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the<strong></strong> board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/pools-fountains/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Pools &amp; Fountains</em></a>.</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/h1/h15ybzuxy4dm9yfw.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/h1/h15ybzuxy4dm9yfw.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149975370/casa-narigua/149975389" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Narigua</a> in Nuevo Le&oacute;n, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149975370/p-0-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">P+0 Arquitectura</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ru/run819x33o84m4p1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ru/run819x33o84m4p1.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA/project/regent-park-aquatic-centre" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Regent Park Aquatic Centre</a> in Toronto, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/MJMA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA)</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p9a7astb8qcxwaby.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/p9/p9a7astb8qcxwaby.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners/project/beiqijia-technology-business-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beiqijia Technology Business District</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Schwartz Partners</a>; Photo: Terrence Zhang<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/j4/j4yl5nlif4i2jc2m.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/j4/j4yl5nlif4i2jc2m.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la/project/preston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PRESTON</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OBERMEYER</a><br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fs/fs16pl1lbjw129dv.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fs/fs16pl1lbjw129dv.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bkarch/project/folly-point-gloucester-ma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folly Point</a> in Gloucester, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/bkarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BUTZ + KLUG Architecture</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wn/wnc90y2b0kiuxcv1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/wn/wnc90y2b0kiuxcv1.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture/project/three-views-a-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Three Views / A House</a> in Tehran, Iran by <a href="http://archinect.com/newwavearchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari)</a>; Photo: Parham Taghioff<br></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ig/igtbhtomzun19klh.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/ig/igtbhtomzun19klh.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania/project/a-m-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A+M Residence</a> in rural Mississippi by <a href="http://archinect.com/archimania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archimania</a></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/zn/zn4i5k1zouaw3g4m.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/zn/zn4i5k1zouaw3g4m.jpg"></a></p></figure><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/spfa/project/morgan-phoa-library-and-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morgan Phoa Library and Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/spfa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPF:a - Studio Pali Fekete ar...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150009491/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-outdoors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Outdoors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-05-26T14:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T14:44:55-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/8d/8d5ukt0q6v7qcptl.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/outdoors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Outdoors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o5/o54g130s9l5rcjvv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA/project/a-cut-stone-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A cut stone garden</a> in Peratallada, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/MESURA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MESURA</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ot/otuck1i646bh1fer.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la/project/preston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PRESTON</a> in Venice, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/obermeyer.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OBERMEYER</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59lcpgjd72gumwsb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany/project/kew-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Kew Green, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/piercyandcompany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piercy&amp;Company</a>; Photo: Jack Hobhouse</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sy/sy3bdwaqvmcpkuap.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/zcdarchitects/project/stoke-newington" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stoke Newington</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/zcdarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ZCD Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/io/iocv0sao6f62zof7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/54428815/the-house-of-prajna/149999210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The House of Prajna</a> in Kwachon, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54428815/studio_gaon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio_GAON</a>; Photo: Yong Kwan Kim</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9g/9g29yy9rk2m4w3r0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch/project/tsinghua-ocean-center5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tsinghua Ocean Center</a> in Shenzhen, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Iwan Baan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/ns4z3hnjh6v3xp8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3360816/finansbank-headquarters-interiors/149999120" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Finansbank Headquarters Interiors</a> in Istanbul, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3360816/pei-cobb-freed-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pei Cobb Freed &amp; Partners</a>; Photo: Fernando Guerra</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ct/ctgll4ew87qodsx7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners/project/beiqijia-technology-business-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beiqijia Technology Business District</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/marthaschwartzpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Schwartz Partners</a>; Photo: Terrence Zhang</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gt/gttsqminix7k9hc1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/martinkovicmilford/project/digby-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Digby Residence</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/martinkovicmilford" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martinkovi...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150009148/obama-s-presidential-center-through-the-landscape-architecture-lens Obama's Presidential Center through the landscape architecture lens Alexander Walter 2017-05-24T15:15:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T15:19:41-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/np/npc38lrtak8paqiv.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The most important question related to the Obama Presidential Center on Chicago&rsquo;s South Side doesn&rsquo;t have that much to do with its architecture. It is instead: What kind of landscape stewardship can a presidential museum and library offer? To be located in Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted&rsquo;s Jackson Park, the project already has a heap of canonical landscape history to contend with. So can the Obama library make a great park greater?</p></em><br /><br /><p>"So this new landscape has the potential to improve upon the already very good. But for whom?," Zach Mortice asks in his piece for <em>Landscape Architecture Magazine</em>. "Will these grounds remain public and accessible for all South Siders and Chicagoans, free of charge?"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/021bbc1836a110c5089275551b758044.jpg"></p><p></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150008328/wired-gets-up-close-and-personal-with-apple-s-new-foster-designed-campus Wired gets up close and personal with Apple's new Foster-designed campus Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-19T18:01:00-04:00 >2017-05-19T18:01:32-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/cn/cnusokkyu1ev9qv1.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As with any Apple product, its shape would be determined by its function. This would be a workplace where people were open to each other and open to nature, and the key to that would be modular sections, known as pods, for work or collaboration.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since 2009, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster and Partners</a> have been working on a new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/148075/apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">headquarters for the tech giant Apple</a>, originally in close collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7998/steve-jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steve Jobs</a>, its founder, who saw it as one of his last crucial contribution to his legacy. Even though dramatic photographs of the ring-shaped structure have been flooding the Internet for some time now, there hasn&rsquo;t really been any deep dives into the mega-project&mdash;until now.</p><p></p><p>Writing for <em>Wired, </em>Steven Levy weaves together long-awaited details about its appearance with issues of architectural representation and the brand identity of Apple, which the &ldquo;spaceship&rdquo; is intended to embody.</p><p><em>&ldquo;Inside the 755-foot tunnel, the white tiles along the wall gleam like a recently installed high-end bathroom; it's what the Lincoln Tunnel must have looked like the day it opened, before the first smudge of soot sullied its walls. And as we emerge into the light, the Ring comes into view. As the Jeep orbits it, the sun glistens off the building's curved glass surface. Th...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150005664/hong-kong-grounded Hong Kong, Grounded Places Journal 2017-05-02T18:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-02T18:44:54-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/2f/2fuiq1wmgcmdjgbz.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Even in this relentlessly vertical city, famous for walkways that feel like aerial labyrinths, you can&rsquo;t levitate forever. Where the mountain rises up faster than the towers, you bump into a hillside and come back to earth. In Hong Kong, the ground is everywhere.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The terrain that weaves between streets, through public spaces, and beneath buildings in Hong Kong reminds observers of the tenuous relation between the city and its geology. Karl Kullmann photographs these zones of contact between the multilevel metropolis and the mountain, reflecting on the city's genuine landscape infrastructure and the urban experiences that it grounds.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149988426/first-look-at-the-2017-international-garden-festival-landscape-installations First look at the 2017 International Garden Festival landscape installations Justine Testado 2017-01-24T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:29:08-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/40/40zow3ipupr4vrzm.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In response to the all-too-familiar &ldquo;nature-deficit disorder&rdquo; in society these days, participants in this year's competition had to create inventive &ldquo;Playsages&rdquo; that would inspire, if not remind, today's tech-savvy kids &mdash; and adults &mdash; to spend more time outdoors. Out of 162 proposals from 30 countries, six lucky designers had the winning schemes that will be exhibited during the 2017 International Garden Festival starting June 23.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the winning projects:</p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>LA CHRYSALIDE</strong> by landscape architects Gabriel Lacombe &amp; Virginie Roy-Mazoyer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nl41w9ydnvjaf6az.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>PAYSAGE EUPHONIQUE</strong> by MANI</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/615yzud3v6n9zvke.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>L'ESCALE</strong> by Collectif Escargo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jt/jtf8dnlyhpwwgsp9.jpg"></p><p><strong>HAIKU </strong>by architects Francisco A. Garcia P&eacute;rez &amp; Alessandra Vignotto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ht/ht618xzmycf478so.jpg"></p><p><strong>SOUNDCLOUD</strong> by Johanna Ballhaus, landscape architect &amp; Helen Wyss, architect</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/if/ifu1iqv6l1kfy05z.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;<strong>THE WOODSTOCK</strong>&nbsp;by Atelier Yok-Yok</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/40/40zow3ipupr4vrzm.jpg"></p><p>More details <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5429/six-winning-playsages-for-the-2017-international-garden-festival-in-reford-gardens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149980675/mvva-designed-dallas-trinity-river-park-to-become-america-s-largest-urban-nature-park MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park Alexander Walter 2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:42:20-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000 acres of space between the Trinity River levees and 1,000 acres of already developed space. MVVA&rsquo;s design will build on municipal efforts to connect the river with the city. It envisions the space as a &ldquo;beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes living in harmony with the river&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149972723/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-outdoors-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Outdoors" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-10-07T19:20:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T22:11:11-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/f4/f4m6vz1wobvwwwbw.jpg" width="650" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/outdoors/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Outdoors</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oj/ojprsjgn2tytc3z1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/112259968/east-78th-street-townhouse/149966112" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">East 78th Street Townhouse</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/112259968/space4architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space4Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2uj9gszgbaombg3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen/project/ell2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELL</a> in Beverly Hills, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/domaen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domaen LTD</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dp/dp6hd8cjcmg67l92.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/oak-laurel-halls-university-of-connecticut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oak &amp; Laurel Halls - University of Connecticut</a> in Storrs, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6c/6cdedayv3fbz5glo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25989684/canyon-house/149970989" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Canyon House</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25989684/aaron-neubert-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Neubert Architects</a>; Photo: Brian Thomas Jones</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7l0hn0sarey2zsi3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects/project/thorne-bay-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thorne Bay House</a> in Takapuna, New Zealand by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cy/cyw55twiikupoeta.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mbac/project/poppy-plaza-the-marc-boutin-architectural-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poppy Plaza</a> in Calgary, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/mbac" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the marc boutin architectural collaborative</a>; Photo: Yellow Camera</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mk/mkr07l6yh41vza4c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects/project/concrete-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete House</a> in Johannesburg, South Africa by <a href="http://archinect.com/NvdmArchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nico van der Meulen Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/33/33do9v5dvbpc6au0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/oadgroup/project/wanda-vista-xishuangbanna-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wanda Vista Xishuangbanna Resort</a> in Xishuangbanna, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/oadgroup" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OAD | office 4 architecture design | ...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149966951/what-would-happen-if-la-replaced-all-its-lawns-with-drought-tolerant-landscaping What would happen if LA replaced all its lawns with drought-tolerant landscaping? Nicholas Korody 2016-09-06T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-12T23:54:27-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/w8/w8timd19gqb458wz.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California found that replacing all lawns with drought-tolerant vegetation would have a net cooling effect of 0.2&deg;C &nbsp;&mdash; but the science is less obvious than you might think. In fact, converting lawns has resulted in daytime warming of up to&nbsp;1.9&deg;C, mostly because of decreases in irrigation. But at nighttime, changes in soil thermodynamic properties, which strengthen sea breeze patterns, cool the city by&nbsp;3.2&deg;C.</p><p>In short, replacing all lawns would have significant, and beneficial, effects for public health. And, of course, it helps preserve already-scarce water supplies.</p><p>The study also seems to prove incorrect <a href="http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-lawn-drought-plants-20160801-snap-story.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">articles</a> that suggested replacing lawns would make LA hotter.</p><p>For more on the on-going drought afflicting California, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951830/what-california-s-30-million-dead-trees-mean-for-its-future-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What California's 30 million dead trees mean for its future landscape</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944438/california-eases-some-drought-restrictions-but-makes-others-permanent" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California eases some drought restrictions but makes others permanent</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146199131/one-ceo-s-plan-to-supply-water-to-drought-stricken-ca-cities-and-obviously-profit-from-it" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One CEO's plan to supply water to drought-stricken ...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965913/20-excellent-films-that-feature-cities-as-principal-characters 20 excellent films that feature cities as principal characters Julia Ingalls 2016-08-30T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T21:59:14-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ju/ju5wtl9y1vymwbcp.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What would "Lost in Translation" be without&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14722/tokyo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo</a>, or "In Bruges" without, well, Bruges? This engrossing&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2015/20-great-films-where-one-of-the-main-characters-is-a-city/#ixzz4IpvMhixl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taste of Cinema</a> piece selects 20 films released from the 1930s up to the cinematic present in which the city and its surrounds play a vital role in the narrative. The piece then delves into the beauty, power, and ambiance of that particular locale as it relates to each film's plot. Unsurprisingly, Jim Jarmusch's work makes a few appearances, as does the original 1997 version of "Insomnia," which qualifies as pretty much the most <em>noir</em> movie ever shot entirely in daylight.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9m5sjxhoarz6ircs.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Insomnia."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8u/8ue0ae2jhna0wtu2.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Night on Earth."</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/df/df1oump0b5h7t26u.jpg"><br><em>Screenshot from "Mystery Train."</em></p><p>As a kind of thesis statement, the piece explains that:</p><p>"The films listed rely on the narrative space and its geographical and sociological specifications. The plots of these films are formed by numerous references to the spatial and temporal phase in which the story is taking place."</p><p>For more on the intersection of cinema an...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965354/take-a-vr-tour-of-yosemite-national-park-with-president-obama Take a VR tour of Yosemite National Park with President Obama Justine Testado 2016-08-25T18:45:00-04:00 >2016-09-03T11:10:03-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/y0/y09u783oc19zir28.jpg" width="650" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Among the several tributes to the U.S. National Park Service's centennial birthday today, The White House,&nbsp;National Geographic, Felix &amp; Paul Studios, and Oculus released&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/08/25/watch-join-president-obama-virtual-reality-tour-yosemite" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Through the Ages: President Obama Celebrates America&rsquo;s National Parks&rdquo;</a><em>,</em>&nbsp;a 360-degree VR video featuring stunning views of Yosemite National Park &mdash; narrated by special tour guide President Obama. Captured during the First Family's visit to the park earlier this summer, the nearly 11-minute video shows off popular spots like&nbsp;El Capitan, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, and a canoe ride through Merced River.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/ob5gq4fdosbetf6e.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zh/zhe3sv1nmgusqwgs.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/02/0272vk87m0mk96w7.jpg"><em>All images via whitehouse.gov.</em></p><p>Watch the full video below. The video is also available on the&nbsp;Oculus Store and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/natgeo/videos/10153864841128951/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Facebook</a>.</p><p></p><p>If you're planning for the weekend, visit any of the 413 National Parks IRL for free starting today until August 28. Go&nbsp;<a href="http://findyourpark.com/find" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">find a park</a>&nbsp;near you and show your appreciation to the original landscape architect: Mother Nature.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962962/monumental-land-art-emerges-in-montana-s-new-tippet-rise-art-center Monumental land art emerges in Montana's new Tippet Rise Art Center Justine Testado 2016-08-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T15:02:29-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/db/db5itiwv5u94stzs.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"They have strong architectural properties: they create space, they provide shelter and shade, they change the thermal and acoustical properties of the surrounding context and thus they enable new activities and programs to take place. But also, they can live empty without looking like empty buildings...&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Land art installations stand majestically against the pristine Montana landscape at the&nbsp;<a href="http://tippetrise.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tippet Rise Art Center</a>, a working sheep ranch turned art destination that opened in June about an hour away from Billings and 2.5 hours north of Yellowstone.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/67675/ensamble-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ensamble Studio</a> principals Ant&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a-Abril and D&eacute;bora Mesa briefly talk about the collaborative design process behind the Center's masterplan and the landscape works they created.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940958/first-commemorative-statue-of-frederick-law-olmsted-to-be-unveiled-in-north-carolina" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First commemorative statue of Frederick Law Olmsted to be unveiled in North Carolina</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138428052/sanaa-s-meandering-river-community-center-opens-to-the-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA's meandering "River" community center opens to the public</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131795914/new-zealand-landscaper-shapes-church-out-of-trees" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Zealand landscaper shapes church out of trees</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149962479/tadao-ando-s-sprawling-santa-fe-compound-for-tom-ford-hits-the-market-at-75m Tadao Ando's sprawling Santa Fe compound for Tom Ford hits the market at $75M Julia Ingalls 2016-08-10T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-08-12T00:53:13-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ra/ranzltrod5v3gdxv.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever canvas he is given, whether it's a highly constrained urban lot or a sweeping New Mexico landscape, Tadao Ando rarely falters. Cerro Pelon Ranch, the two compounds he designed for former architectural student turned fashion maven/filmmaker Tom Ford, is no exception.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4v/4vph0pxqq084zkjw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bifafy6gz75tuwk5.jpg"></p><p>Enormous, horizon-hugging curved concrete walls ripple out from the primary rectilinear residence, engaging the surrounding terrain while creating a boundary for the enormous pools adjacent to the house.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d8/d83j333i0b06i1h2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/72/72d9d9mg39bssrx3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6bulpdx07jht3kcz.jpg"></p><p>The ranch, with construction oversight provided by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>, is&nbsp;currently on the market for $75 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibfwbwrux8i7c2lm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uvpqoh3s6pm4vs61.jpg"></p><p>What else is Tadao Ando up to?</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142440798/tadao-ando-and-elyn-zimmerman-win-the-2016-isamu-noguchi-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award</a></li><li><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 amid serious health concerns: "Just being alive isn&rsquo;t sufficient."</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149960684/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-new-pools-fountains-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's NEW "Pools & Fountains" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-07-29T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T07:16:28-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/db/dbw4yymhx81rddh3.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the <strong>NEW</strong> board<em> </em><a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/pools-fountains/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Pools &amp; Fountains</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6b/6burem68d21suea4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner/project/las-vegas-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Las Vegas, NV by <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vr/vru2q2ek80h8fga5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/110861698/hofs-s-swimming-pool/110861700" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swimming Pool</a> in Hofs&oacute;s, Iceland by <a href="http://archinect.com/basaltarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BASALT Architects</a>; Photo: Gu&eth;mundur Benediktsson</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8g/8grylkikg5d6csd7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/jellyfish-house/91673349" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jellyfish House</a> in Marbella, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yf/yftgnb8c11e83m8p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/family-house-at-the-empord/76415853" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family House at the Empord&agrave;</a> in Mont-ras, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p7/p7vwohcf8q1x8ts1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/23143077/residence-at-the-sea/38412503" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> at the Mediterranean coast by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/23143077/manuel-herrera-ros-estudio-muher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herrera Ros estudio MUHER</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ip/iprjnrsxni2k57ha.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects/project/private-residence-maui" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private Residence</a> in Kihei, Maui, HI by <a href="http://archinect.com/bossleyarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bossley Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/el/elai26q2z2x65zhp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp/project/aileron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aileron</a> in Dayton, OH by <a href="http://archinect.com/lhsadp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wn4xrlcdcpg39d4j.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/35788802/tuna-canyon-blvd-malibu-ca/35788803" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tuna Canyon Blvd home</a> in Malibu, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/35788802/john-hamilton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Hamilton</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hu/hu415kygm9ey5rka.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7159/hotel-b-sico/47855442" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hotel B&aacute;sico</a> in Playa del Carmen, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7159/central-de-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centr...</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149957887/nyc-s-lowline-is-approved-by-city-officials-becoming-world-s-first-underground-park NYC's Lowline is approved by city officials, becoming world's first underground park Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T20:13:48-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/dm/dmgz8wmoo13vec42.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What do you do with a sad, funky, abandoned trolley terminus? Well, if it's the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal under Delancey Street in New York City, you make the world's first underground park by virtue of adding some mirrors, skylights, and vegetation. One acre in size, the freshly city-approved <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66113069/how-will-the-lowline-make-the-leap-from-idea-to-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">park</a>&nbsp;(which took nearly a decade to go from its initial concept to getting the green light from the city) makes use of solar technology to pour sunlight into the former terminal, which has remained unused since 1948.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fb/fb2dralzak9lu9fy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/eth43km4wnomho72.jpg"></p><p>"Every designer dreams of doing civic work that contributes to society and to the profession," said&nbsp;James Ramsey,&nbsp;Lowline Co-Founder and Creator. "Over the last 8 years, we just stuck to what we thought was a great idea that could make our city and our community better. We're thrilled to move ahead on designing and building a space that people will enjoy for generations to come."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y37knhg4fwkeib4v.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f4/f40fviddcaggsh9l.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2h/2hsskeyccsw1s7as.jpg"></p><p>For more on innovative design news in NYC:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956094/designing-around-sea-level-rise-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designing around sea-level rise in New York</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955304/trading-the-l-train-for-a-giant-inflatable-condom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway Julia Ingalls 2016-07-07T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:23:43-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/rx/rxrgpb6mezvmizsz.jpg" width="650" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Christopher Hawthorne, in keeping with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/576292/third-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his exploration of the ever evolving urban identity of Los Angeles</a>, reached out via the L.A. Times to Michael Maltzan to see if the architect had any ideas about transforming L.A.'s freeways from noisy polluting agents into civic amenities. Maltzan has responded pro bono with an idea to place a 3/4 mile stretch of the 134 freeway into a tunnel which would not only reduce noise and annually absorb 516,000 tons of carbon dioxide, but double as a site for rooftop solar panels and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955230/new-renderings-of-tadao-ando-s-living-wall-in-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">vegetation walls</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbo9t5qfh9xk1bsr.jpg"></p><p>Drivers in the tunnel would still be able to see their Pasadena surroundings through the lattice-like exterior, although residents near the just south of the Rose Bowl portion of the freeway would experience a significant traffic noise reduction thanks to the tunnel's acoustically insulated walls. As <a href="http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-maltzan-freeway-20160629-snap-htmlstory.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the L.A. Times</a> notes, Michael Maltzan "describes the proposal, produced in collaboration with the Los Angeles office of the engineering firm Arup, as 'an env...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149956491/the-hive-pavilion-moves-to-kew-gardens The Hive pavilion moves to Kew Gardens Ose Etomi 2016-07-07T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T14:21:48-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/l5/l5vewuvoyhi7nwms.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kew Gardens has been home to many notable sculptures and architectural pieces such as Henry Moore&rsquo;s &ldquo;Reclining Mother and Child&rdquo; and Marks Barfield Architect&rsquo;s &ldquo;Tree Top Walkway&rdquo;. So it was no surprise when it was chosen to showcase &ldquo;The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126426103/a-peek-into-the-uk-s-beehive-inspired-pavilion-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hive</a>&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ik/ik1gpkl2hkzjvhcp.jpg"></p><p>The Hive is the award-wining pavilion designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress and built by architectural practice BDP and engineers Simmonds Studio. It was first created for the 2015 Milan Expo where it attracted over 3.3 million visitors and became one of the main attractions. It is the first structure to be brought back to Britain after an Expo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r28i05sg3gj8fok3.jpg"></p><p>The Hive brings together art, science, sound and landscape representing the important relationship between bee and human.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k9/k9ecdphr69q0erd9.jpg"></p><p>Prompted by the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" the Hive seeks to showcase the relationship between humans and bees. It&rsquo;s outer structure is made from aluminum rods arranged hexagonally in a honeycomb fashion. The porous construction mimics the whirlwind motion made by a sw...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149956425/dive-into-james-corner-s-field-of-icebergs-now-at-the-national-building-museum Dive into James Corner's field of ICEBERGS, now at the National Building Museum Justine Testado 2016-07-06T20:07:00-04:00 >2016-07-08T12:29:01-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/3d/3de3add8x1a9s27v.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Walk into the Great Hall of Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum right now and you'll find a glacial landscape of geometric "icebergs" floating before you. Landscape architect James Corner worked alongside the NBM to design the chilling scene, as part of the museum's 2016 Summer Block Party. In the past, the yearly series hosted Snarkitecture's monochromatic&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BEACH</a>&nbsp;and BIG's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gigantic maze</a>.</p><p>Opening this past Saturday, ICEBERGS lets visitors catch a break from D.C.'s hot, humid summers.&nbsp;The installation is based on themes related to physical experience and landscape representation, according to James Corner Field Operations, welcoming visitors with an&nbsp;&ldquo;interactive and playful space of respite and reflection&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/ne70t4g8m050kn28.jpg"></p><p>Encased in a large blue net, the installation comprises over 30 prismatic triangular pentahedrons and octahedrons constructed from translucent polycarbonate panels, and&nbsp;range from 16-56 feet in height.</p><p>Visitors can cool off as they lounge on chunky, triangular beanbags strewn a...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces Ellen Hancock 2016-06-01T03:52:00-04:00 >2016-06-01T01:53:35-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/c0/c0b8e599fecb435ada89590dc3614871.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The grounds outside London&rsquo;s Grade I-listed Natural History Museum are set to become an extension of the institution&rsquo;s display. Niall McLaughlin Architects and landscape designer Kim Wilkie have submitted plans to transform the museum&rsquo;s outdoor area into open-air galleries, along with more public spaces. The external parts will showcase extinct plants and animals in the east and living species in the west. There will also be a restaurant, a courtyard and a separate square.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/68/686eaba95e147d598bb86a75427516c1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9ea9174667de37b0aebd73f8f13bf00.jpg">Find more museum related content here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks Alexander Walter 2016-04-04T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:13:13-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/qo/qo6tkt9k10kkiylf.jpg" width="650" height="486" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This is the urban park of today. Unlike the neatly drawn public spaces of an earlier age, these parks are reclaimed from the discarded parcels of our cities: Stranded patches of woods, abandoned military bases and airports, storm-water systems, rail lines and bridges, places where scraps of land are pieced together like quilts or strung together like beads. The experimentation is global.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143440911/what-if-perkins-eastman-s-green-line-proposal-turns-broadway-into-a-40-block-park-in-the-heart-of-manhattan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What if: Perkins Eastman's "Green Line" proposal turns Broadway into a 40-block park in the heart of Manhattan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130175688/as-garden-bridge-procurement-process-is-headed-for-review-london-group-claims-that-30-new-parks-could-be-funded-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As Garden Bridge procurement process is headed for review, London group claims that 30 new parks could be funded instead</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149934555/los-angeles-river-revitalization-prosperity-for-all-or-just-a-chosen-few Los Angeles River revitalization: prosperity for all or just a chosen few? Alexander Walter 2016-03-14T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T13:47:05-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/fi/fisdg1gmdl8cd9so.jpg" width="650" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&#65279;&ldquo;If we do it right,&rdquo; Gehry said at an event in September, &ldquo;we can really make the High Line look like a little pishy thing.&rdquo; Given that Manhattan&rsquo;s elevated park, at merely 1/35th the length of the river, has helped transform the surrounding neighborhood into a playground for the rich, residents of LA&rsquo;s river-adjacent communities are right to be concerned.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The LA River development project previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149429632/mayor-eric-garcetti-on-frank-gehry-s-plans-for-the-la-river-a-cooperative-collaborative-regional-approach" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mayor Eric Garcetti on Frank Gehry's plans for the LA River: "a cooperative, collaborative, regional approach"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139820567/does-frank-gehry-or-his-firm-have-what-it-takes-to-save-the-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133738813/gehry-enlisted-to-masterplan-la-river-redevelopment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry enlisted to masterplan LA River redevelopment</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126287085/will-los-angeles-be-seeing-more-housing-development-along-its-la-river" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Los Angeles be seeing more housing development along its LA River?</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149933901/cool-off-at-james-corner-s-icebergs-at-the-national-building-museum-this-summer Cool off at James Corner's ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum this summer Justine Testado 2016-03-09T17:45:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:24:05-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/m8/m8ltxy3tab5s7ari.jpg" width="650" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/jcfo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Corner Field Operations</a> is transforming the National Building Museum's Great Hall into a glacial landscape of ICEBERGS for the museum's annual Summer Block Party installation, following two wildly successful years with Snarkitecture's monochromatic&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131329607/snarkitecture-s-10-000-sq-ft-indoor-beach-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BEACH</a> and BIG's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gigantic maze</a>. Today, James Corner revealed their initial concept for the collaborative project.</p><p>ICEBERGS emphasizes the themes of landscape representation, physical experience, geometry and construction, according to the architects. Once the installation opens on July 2, people&nbsp;will get to wander through an immersive underwater-world of geometric icebergs, with the tallest "bergy bit" towering at 56 feet to the third-story balcony of the museum.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/ci7g7kjqfnlhk9nh.jpg"></p><p>The 12,540 square-foot installation will be comprised of more than 30 prismatic triangular pentahedrons and octahedrons made from reusable translucent polycarbonate panels, with some hanging from the ceiling to appear as if they were floating.&nbsp;A&nbsp;"water line" suspended at 20 f...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149908121/more-details-on-glendale-s-freeway-cap-park-emerge More details on Glendale's "freeway cap park" emerge Justine Testado 2016-03-08T19:11:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T02:03:44-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/f4/f480o6nfnwxyaq84.jpg" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Space 134, the city's $150-million plan to build 24 acres of park space atop a trenched stretch of the 134 Freeway [is] slated for a .7 mile stretch between Central and Balboa Avenues, [and] would span from the city's Downtown district to adjacent residential neighborhoods to the east. Glendale officials have trumpeted the project's potential to improve public health, reduce pollution and strengthen transit connections to the rest of [L.A.] County.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about L.A. parks:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A critical look at Downtown L.A.'s ambitious plans for two new public parks</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135818686/largest-wildlife-overpass-in-u-s-proposed-for-l-a-s-101-freeway-could-ease-area-s-roadkill-problem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Largest wildlife overpass in U.S. proposed for L.A.'s 101 Freeway, could ease area's roadkill problem</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/148890761/take-a-look-at-these-bold-visions-for-downtown-la-s-next-park Take a look at these bold visions for Downtown LA's next park Nicholas Korody 2016-02-24T14:26:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T13:33:33-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/c3/c3knhb0emayhay0g.jpg" width="650" height="423" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>LA has few corners as prominent as First and Broadway. Directly adjacent to the art deco City Hall and across from the LA Times building, the nearly-2 acre lot stands at the center of an increasingly well-trafficked pedestrian area. Now, some of the biggest names in town are competing to transform the lot into a bold new park.</p><p>After a wider call for proposals, the LA Bureau of Engineering, in conjunction with the Mayor's Office, announced a shortlist of finalists late last year: <a href="http://archinect.com/AECOMLosAngelesDesignStudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>AECOM</strong></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Brooks + Scarpa Architects</strong></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Eric Owen Moss Architects</strong></a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22201405/mia-lehrer-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Mia Lehrer + Associates</strong></a> in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/382/oma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA</strong></a>. Each practice was given six weeks to produce a design, which are currently of public view.</p><p>Soon, the City will announce the winners of the competition, following input from the public, and then will proceed to finalize the designs.</p><p>Since the new park abuts the larger Grand Park (designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios), it needs to both stand out as a unique design and seamlessly mesh with the exi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/148734105/plans-for-west-8-designed-houston-botanic-garden-met-with-resistance Plans for West 8-designed Houston Botanic Garden met with resistance Alexander Walter 2016-02-22T13:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:41:13-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/90/9034a6530c099365f534b0e4a2c2a360.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By the year 2020, however, America&rsquo;s fourth largest city will be able to claim a &ldquo;premier&rdquo; botanic garden all its own in the form of Houston Botanic Garden (HBG). [...] And, as it turns out, some folks living in the neighborhoods abutting the golf course would rather not see a stunning botanic garden designed by the same Dutch landscape architecture firm behind the redevelopment of New York City's Governors Island take its place. And it&rsquo;s not because they're necessarily gaga over golf.</p></em><br /><br /><p>To learn more about the <a href="http://www.houstonbotanicgarden.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Houston Botanic Garden</a> master plan, which recently won mayoral approval, click <a href="http://www.houstonbotanicgarden.org/assets/img/images/pdf/approved-master-plan-full-spread.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147360412/does-houston-s-architecture-lack-poetry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Houston's architecture lack poetry?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107638546/the-astrodome-the-world-s-largest-indoor-garden" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105248171/the-bayou-greenways-plan-a-game-changer-for-houston" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Bayou Greenways Plan: A Game-Changer for Houston?</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/148438810/landscape-architect-takeo-uesugi-has-died-at-age-75 Landscape architect Takeo Uesugi has died at age 75 Julia Ingalls 2016-02-18T17:58:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T00:17:01-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/0x/0x48ge8pf58pm8j9.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As a designer, Uesugi created serene landscapes that adapted the elements of a Japanese garden &mdash; rock, plants and water &mdash; to the climate and lifestyle of Southern California. Among his most significant projects are the restoration of the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Pine Wind Garden at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memorium, a few photos of Uesugi's landscape work at the Japanese Garden of The Huntington Library:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2ghle0jp1xcsp7o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8qtbw9ica47xnsn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v1/v1qck5h45j8zdoij.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146584514/the-hills-park-in-nyc-scheduled-to-open-almost-a-year-in-advance "The Hills" park in NYC scheduled to open almost a year in advance Justine Testado 2016-01-25T15:14:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T23:00:36-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/ew/ewyz8hyerii2ycwq.jpg" width="640" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hills on Governors Island will welcome visitors this summer &mdash; nearly a year ahead of schedule, it was announced last week &mdash; and add 10 acres of green space to the city, largely in the form of four artificial hills. Made of recycled construction debris and clean fill, the hills rise as high as 70 feet above the island...An unseasonably warm fall contributed to faster-than-expected construction times.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can find more photos and renderings from the Governors Island's Flickr <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/govisland/albums/72157662570690459" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/govisland/albums/72157634796959189" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Scroll down for a drone video of the park under construction.</p><p>More about public parks on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143923223/pershing-square-renew-competition-narrows-down-to-four-finalist-teams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pershing Square Renew competition narrows down to four finalist teams</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141437838/big-unveils-28-acre-master-plan-for-pittsburgh-s-lower-hill-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils 28-acre master plan for Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133486545/taking-a-stand-against-privately-owned-public-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taking a stand against privately-owned public spaces</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146044719/subterranean-theme-park-photographer-richard-john-seymour-captures-the-new-life-inside-an-ancient-transylvanian-salt-mine Subterranean theme park: photographer Richard John Seymour captures the new life inside an ancient Transylvanian salt mine Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T15:11:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T12:00:57-05:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/images/650x/c9/c92728b472c6bb18aa306cfacd70c6e8.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deep in the Transylvanian countryside lies an ancient salt mine dating back over two millennia. Today Salina Turda has become an unlikely tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors descending its vertical shafts each year to play mini-golf, go bowling and row around its underground lake. 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