Archinect - News 2017-08-23T14:00:52-04:00 The Building After - Artforum talks with this year's Pritzker Prize winner, Toyo Ito Archinect 2013-09-06T16:52:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:42:27-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="656" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our way of life is still based in twentieth-century ideas, specifically a modernist philosophy that assumes we can use science and technology to conquer nature. So we try to isolate ourselves from nature; our cities are completely segregated from the environment. [...] That kind of modernist thinking has reached its limit.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Isotopes v.02 Is An Audiovisual Cage Archinect 2013-05-14T20:01:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:07:02-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Design studio Nonotak&mdash;No&eacute;mi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto&mdash;have created an installation, called Isotopes v.02, which is a reaction to the Fukushima nuclear meltdown that happened back in 2011. The piece featured at Geneva's 2013 Mapping Festival and consists of projected light which entices the viewer to investigate further. But, once the unsuspecting visitor has headed towards the light like a moth to the flame, they become trapped in this beguiling maze...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> U.S. Nuclear Plants Brace for Hurricane Sandy Impact Alexander Walter 2012-10-30T18:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-30T18:35:07-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Oyster Creek, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) north of Atlantic City, generates 630 megawatts (MW), or enough electricity to power 600,000 households. Situated about a mile inland from the brackish inlet of the Atlantic Ocean known as Barnegat Bay, it shares the same design as Japan's tsunami-crippled coastal nuclear plant, Fukushima Daiichi.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Radioactive Fukushima Concrete Found In New Japanese Building MikeChino 2012-01-17T12:47:00-05:00 >2012-01-17T13:43:37-05:00 <em><p>Following last year&rsquo;s nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there has been a great deal of public concern over the contamination of local food sources and water and now, newly constructed buildings can be added to the list of radiation fears in Japan. A three-month long survey of students in Nihonmatsu City turned city officials onto the presence of high levels of radiation in one recently built three-story apartment complex.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>