Archinect - News 2017-09-20T10:57:11-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150024159/repair-of-natural-environment-australia-s-creative-team-for-2018-venice-architecture-biennale-announced Repair of natural environment: Australia's creative team for 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale announced Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-23T13:19:00-04:00 >2017-08-23T13:19:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cyh7k02g8h61d2u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cyh7k02g8h61d2u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cyh7k02g8h61d2u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cyh7k02g8h61d2u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24747/australia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Australia</a>'s creative team for the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">16th International Venice Architecture Biennale</a> has been announced&nbsp;at events in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/124638/sydney" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/230290/melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne</a>. <a href="http://www.baraccowright.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baracco+Wright Architects</a> will collaborate with artist <a href="http://www.lindategg.com/grasslands.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Linda Tegg</a> to cultivate and nurture thousands of temperate grassland species within the pavilion alongside large-scale architectural projections. Visitors will enter a physical dialogue between architecture and endangered plant community. Reminding us what is at stake when we occupy land.</p> <p>Explicitly addressing <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150011352/the-2018-venice-biennale-theme-announced-today-freespace-will-examine-architecture-s-essential-humanism-beauty-and-generosity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the theme of Freespace</a>, 'repair' responds by encouraging new ways of thinking and seeing the world, &lsquo;of inventing solutions where architecture provides for the well-being and dignity of each citizen on this fragile planet&rsquo;. 'Repair' will frame and reveal an architectural culture in Australia that is evolving through processes that integrate built and natural systems to effect repair of the environment, and in so doing, repair of other conditions such as social, economic and cultural ones.</p> ... https://archinect.com/news/article/150023446/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-seventh-consecutive-year Melbourne named world’s most liveable city for seventh consecutive year Alexander Walter 2017-08-18T18:38:00-04:00 >2017-08-22T04:40:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7osjxnhaeljblwsx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7osjxnhaeljblwsx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7osjxnhaeljblwsx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7osjxnhaeljblwsx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Melbourne, Australia has been ranked as the most &ldquo;liveable&rdquo; city in the world for the seventh consecutive year by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The EIU&rsquo;s benchmark annual report titled &ldquo;The Global Liveability Report 2017,&rdquo; ranks 140 cities in order of best living conditions. Melbourne&rsquo;s 97.5 score is down to perfect assessments in health care, education, and infrastructure, as well as hitting over 95 in stability, and culture and environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/489948/economist-intelligence-unit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in previous years</a>, the top 10 list is mostly comprised of major cities in Australia and Canada, while <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149275269/vienna-holds-top-position-as-world-s-nicest-city-for-business-professionals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vienna</a> &mdash;&nbsp;once again &mdash;&nbsp;<em>barely</em> misses the first spot by 0.1 percentage points overall. Auckland, Helsinki, and Hamburg manage to claim some coveted spots at the top for their respective countries.&nbsp;</p> <p>The world's top cities for liveability in 2017 are:<br></p> <ol><li>Melbourne, Australia</li><li>Vienna, Austria</li><li>Vancouver, Canada</li><li>Toronto, Canada</li><li>Calgary, Canada</li><li>Adelaide, Australia</li><li>Perth, Australia</li><li>Auckland, New Zealand</li><li>Helsinki, Finland</li><li>Hamburg, Germany</li></ol> https://archinect.com/news/article/149997179/i-melt-with-you-indoor-city-installation-explores-dissolving-spatial-boundaries-in-an-era-of-climate-change I Melt With You: "Indoor City" installation explores dissolving spatial boundaries in an era of climate change Julia Ingalls 2017-03-14T17:44:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T12:06:23-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vo/vo2szjkdle1c6nve.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vo/vo2szjkdle1c6nve.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vo/vo2szjkdle1c6nve.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vo/vo2szjkdle1c6nve.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>With layered narration from writers and the input of a climate scientist, the 40-foot long table installation known as "Indoor City" designed by Founder Rome Prize Fellows Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem (<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55229883/modu-formerly-phu-hoang-office-and-rachely-rotem-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODU</a>)&nbsp;with Jonathan Berger, Hussein Fancy, Christoph Meinrenken, Jack Livings and Matthew Null,&nbsp;tackles the dire conceptual heft of designing for massive systemic weather change.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1s5trzz1v49164a7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ng/ngq5nlj59soq5g4c.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n5/n5lsnv6uxgvrcyw5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/pr/prtpzs9mtzc66k64.gif"></p><p>By placing carbon ice on the installation, the idea is to track how divisions between urban spaces and the environment release more carbon dioxide into the air, thereby creating more stress on the environment (and making the urban spaces quite unpleasant to live in as a result). The project advocates for a more integrated design concept while allowing visitors to enjoy what amounts to a trippy installation. Here's a video of the installation, which is part of the 2017 Cinque Mostre show and&nbsp;will be viewable in person at the American Academy in Rome until April 4th:&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149984513/can-1970s-sustainability-practices-enhance-canada-s-2017-architecture Can 1970s sustainability practices enhance Canada's 2017 architecture? Julia Ingalls 2017-01-03T15:45:00-05:00 >2017-01-05T23:28:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l0/l06xuk3xq20k7tkf.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Did architects have sustainability figured out in the 1970s, and can the lessons they learned help contemporary architects design for the challenges of climate change? In an attempt to answer this question, Canada is taking a closer look at its previously built sustainable architecture during the energy crisis in the 1970s in the form of two museum exhibitions. The <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/art-and-architecture/museums-look-to-canadas-past-in-hopes-of-a-greener-architecturalfuture/article33422858/?cmpid=rss1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Globe and Mail</a> explains that:&nbsp;</p><p><em>The 1970s has much to teach us as we face the reality of climate change and the changes that it will bring about. That insight drives two thoughtful museum shows up this winter, the PEI exhibition [curated by Dalhousie University professor Steven Mannell] and "It's All Happening So Fast"&nbsp;at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in&nbsp;Montreal.&nbsp;</em></p><p>For the latest on climate-change oriented architecture:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979855/how-these-u-s-cities-will-continue-to-fight-climate-change-during-trump-s-presidency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How these U.S. cities will continue to fight climate change during Trump's presidency</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964898/come-rain-or-shine-reviving-collective-urban-form-with-the-gsd-s-office-for-urbanization" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Come rain or shine: reviving collective urban form with the GSD's Office for Urbanization</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965931/architects-call-for-action-on-climate-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects call for action o...</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/143450560/2015-phyllis-lambert-grantees-pelletier-de-fontenay-to-expand-on-winning-insectarium-montreal-proposal 2015 Phyllis Lambert grantees Pelletier de Fontenay to expand on winning Insectarium Montreal proposal Justine Testado 2015-12-15T18:34:00-05:00 >2015-12-27T23:26:50-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17f7swpdhnpss27j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17f7swpdhnpss27j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17f7swpdhnpss27j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17f7swpdhnpss27j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The annual Phyllis Lambert Grant puts the Montreal design scene in the spotlight.&nbsp;Established in 2007 by the City and named in tribute to Montreal native architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100116404/phyllis-lambert-named-as-2014-golden-lion-for-lifetime-achievement-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert</a>, the grant&nbsp;recognizes a locally based designer or firm &mdash; who has no more than 10 years of practice &mdash; for producing outstanding designs and research that show potential for longterm benefits for the city. For 2015, <a href="http://www.pelletierdefontenay.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pelletier de Fontenay</a> won the $10,000 grant for their project "Architectures de la nature captive".&nbsp;Hubert Pelletier and Yves de Fontenay received the prize during a recent ceremony at City Hall, with Phyllis Lambert in attendance.&nbsp;</p><p>"Architectures de la nature captive" is a spin-off from their&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/kuehn_malvezzis_winning_team_design_for_an_insectarium_in_montreal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning proposal</a>&nbsp;with Kuehn Malvezzi for the upcoming Insectarium Montreal, and reflects the practice's ongoing investigation of the relationship between the built and natural environments. They'll use the grant for a trip to Germany to study topics related to the architecture of nature museums.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2p/2pqkqookjslqh7dx.jpg"><br><em>Pelletier de ...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/135341282/why-hypoallergenic-landscaping-needs-more-priority-in-urban-planning Why hypoallergenic landscaping needs more priority in urban planning Justine Testado 2015-08-28T13:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T13:50:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/nccqugmcum2nxuhi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/nccqugmcum2nxuhi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/nccqugmcum2nxuhi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nc/nccqugmcum2nxuhi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[Botany professor Paloma Cari&ntilde;anos] found it surprising that the design of these green spaces thought about landscaping, climate, and fashion criteria, but didn't think about pollen problems. [She] says that in the future, urban green spaces 'will become 'comfort islands' inside 'urban heat islands.''...Cari&ntilde;anos and her team stress that their research is a tool for planning and prevention. They hope that other cities will be able to use their methods to prevent high allergen levels.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can read more of Cari&ntilde;anos' team's research in the <a href="https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/abstracts/0/0/jeq2015.02.0075" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Journal of Environmental Quality</em></a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127173703/welcome-to-the-jungle-sou-fujimoto-lectures-on-applying-natural-infrastructure-to-urban-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to the jungle: Sou Fujimoto lectures on applying natural infrastructure to urban design</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121124432/delhi-s-air-pollution-is-worse-than-beijing-s-a-new-app-measures-the-air-quality-in-real-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Delhi&rsquo;s air pollution is worse than Beijing's. A new app measures the air quality in real time</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122679179/kkt-architects-envision-tornado-shaped-tower-for-downtown-tulsa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KKT architects envision tornado-shaped tower for downtown Tulsa</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><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132648258/japan-s-largest-treehouse-is-also-a-high-tech-engineering-feat" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan's largest treehouse is also a high-tech engineering feat</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/134729252/melbourne-is-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fifth-consecutive-year Melbourne is world’s most liveable city for fifth consecutive year Alexander Walter 2015-08-20T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:23:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qd29h4nmycap13z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qd29h4nmycap13z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qd29h4nmycap13z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5qd29h4nmycap13z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In any event, it's as you were for the "haves" at the top of list, with Melbourne taking the top spot for a fifth year running, with Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto and Adelaide/Calgary (tied at 5) completing the top five most livable cities in 2015. [...] these cities have "relatively few challenges to living standards," and enjoy a good infrastructure, healthcare system and a low murder rate. Unsurprisingly, Damascus remains the least livable city, with Syria embroiled in a bloody civil war.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other articles related to <em>liveability</em> on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134719585/think-you-live-in-a-nice-county-find-out-where-it-stands-on-the-nationwide-natural-amenities-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Think you live in a nice county? Find out where it stands on the nationwide Natural Amenities Index.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108103352/planning-for-local-and-liveable-neighbourhoods-in-melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Planning for Local and Liveable Neighbourhoods in Melbourne</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580917/is-jan-gehl-winning-his-battle-to-make-our-cities-liveable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/114041822/sanaa-s-grace-farms-river-project-to-open-in-fall-2015 SANAA's Grace Farms River project to open in fall 2015 Justine Testado 2014-11-19T19:31:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:51:15-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7w/7wyj7esvst36j399.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7w/7wyj7esvst36j399.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7w/7wyj7esvst36j399.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7w/7wyj7esvst36j399.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a>'s River project in the upcoming Grace Farms in New Canaan, CT will finally celebrate its grand opening next fall. The non-profit <a href="http://www.gracefarms.org/grace-farms-foundation/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grace Farms Foundation</a> developed Grace Farms as an open public park for the local community, whereas the SANAA-designed building will be used for various community programs and recreation.</p><p>After an international search, the Foundation selected SANAA in 2010 to design the structure -- not long before the firm <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97140/sanaa-wins-2010-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the 2010 Pritzker Prize</a>. SANAA then revealed their design of the River <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58092018/sanaa-unveils-design-for-first-u-s-building-since-pritzker-win" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2012</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jrh72navbhozun1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apmkaca0lkhhdrox.jpg"></p><p>Reminiscent of SANAA's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89892/ryue-nishizawa-and-kazuyo-sejima-s-serpentine-pavilion-now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2009 Serpentine Pavilion</a>, the River building evidently gets its name from the way it meanders through the park's greenery. The 86,000 sq.ft structure is made of glass, concrete, steel, and wood, and is essentially connected by a single roof that appears to float approximately 10-14 feet above the ground. From an aerial view, the roof's water-like appearance allows the project to blend in with the surrounding landscape, which SANAA designed in ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/110688053/of-dirt-and-cleanliness-clean-india-campaign Of Dirt and Cleanliness – (Clean India Campaign) Orhan Ayyüce 2014-10-07T12:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T21:28:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jvubckb0ex14ej8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jvubckb0ex14ej8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jvubckb0ex14ej8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2j/2jvubckb0ex14ej8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"In all modern cultures, cleaning up merely involves moving &ldquo;dirt&rdquo; from one place to another. Five decades ago, cleaning up may have been easier. It would have meant restoring the predominantly organic and compostable discards in the waste stream to its rightful place &ndash; namely, the soil &ndash; and facilitating its transformation into manure. &nbsp;Over the past two decades, India has transformed from a sleepy nation living in its villages to an economic powerhouse with an urban population bursting at its seams. We can, as Modi did in the UN General Assembly, invoke our ancient culture to claim that Indians have a special relationship with and reverence for nature. But that does not take away from the fact that Indians or Americans, Hindus or Muslims, we are all worshippers of the same homogenising religion of consumerism. We are what our garbage is. Our garbage which once bore no resemblance to American garbage is increasingly peppered with the same brand names, the same indestructible materi...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/109118485/can-cloud-seeding-clear-singapore-s-skies Can cloud-seeding clear Singapore's skies? Nicholas Korody 2014-09-17T12:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:07:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rl6kdo3fooai3yi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rl6kdo3fooai3yi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rl6kdo3fooai3yi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rl6kdo3fooai3yi.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Indonesia is preparing cloud-seeding operations in an effort to combat a haze of air pollution blanketing neighbouring Singapore. Pollution levels were "moderate" levels on Tuesday morning, according to the pollution standard index, a day after hitting "unhealthy" levels. The worst affected parts of the island are in the west and closest to Indonesia. The haze has become an annual event in this part of Southeast Asia, as farmers illegally burn forest or plantation areas to clear land.</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/107496087/recently-discovered-underwater-methane-leaks-contribute-to-global-warming Recently-Discovered Underwater Methane Leaks Contribute to Global Warming Nicholas Korody 2014-08-26T18:30:00-04:00 >2014-08-26T19:16:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n2aku23qhfbpyi4y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n2aku23qhfbpyi4y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n2aku23qhfbpyi4y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n2aku23qhfbpyi4y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Scientists have recently discovered deep deposits of a powerful warming gas leaking into the ocean from previously hidden vents just off North America's East Coast, kicking up underwater carbon dioxide levels [...] Most of the vents are located about 1,600 feet down, the perfect spot for the ocean's temperature and water pressure to combine and create an oozing mix of ice and methane gas, a powerful substance with an impact on global warming that's 20 times more damaging than that of [CO2].</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/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year Melbourne named world’s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:37:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5o/5oma1fcgjzmghae6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5o/5oma1fcgjzmghae6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5o/5oma1fcgjzmghae6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5o/5oma1fcgjzmghae6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) claims its annual Liveability Survey could be used to "assign a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages," among other things. But that needn't apply to those in Melbourne, which for the fourth year running has been declared the best city in the world to live. The Australian culture hub was buoyed by superlative healthcare, infrastructure and education as well as a murder rate of 3.1 per 100,000 people, half the global average of 6.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While three Canadian cities made the ranking's top 10 (again), U.S. cities keep failing to score high.</p><p>The world's top cities for liveability are:</p><p>1. Melbourne, Australia</p><p>2. Vienna, Austria</p><p>3. Vancouver, Canada</p><p>4. Toronto, Canada</p><p>=5. Adelaide, Australia</p><p>=5. Calgary, Canada</p><p>7. Sydney, Australia</p><p>8. Helsinki, Finland</p><p>9. Perth, Australia</p><p>10. Auckland, New Zealand</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/106867107/30-of-the-us-in-drought 30% of the US in Drought Nicholas Korody 2014-08-18T14:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-03T17:12:27-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3z/3zdogujf8rp9i2rj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3z/3zdogujf8rp9i2rj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3z/3zdogujf8rp9i2rj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3z/3zdogujf8rp9i2rj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The United States is currently engulfed in one of the worst droughts in recent memory. More than 30% of the country experienced at least moderate drought as of last week's data. In seven states drought conditions were so severe that each had more than half of its land area in severe drought. Severe drought is characterized by crop loss, frequent water shortages, and mandatory water use restrictions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>California and Oklahoma are both experiencing "exceptional drought" &ndash; the most severe category &ndash; in 25-30% of the state. Both of these states, particularly California, are major agricultural regions and the effects of the drought will have profound ripples economically. North Texas has been in drought for over three years, a major cattle-supplying region. Back in 2011, a <a href="http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2091192,00.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TIME article</a> detailed the possible global ramifications for the Texan drought that we are perhaps only now beginning to experience. In Nevada and other southwestern countries, the concern is less about agriculture and more basically about drinking water, as stored reserves drop down to about one third of expected levels.</p><p><a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f8/f8xfni2nf4bnpbd6.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="http://dryfutures.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/106022557/protective-wrap-covers-historical-structures-near-french-fire Protective wrap covers historical structures near French Fire Archinect 2014-08-07T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T08:29:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a5d5d174026daeb9a7f0724b41f82794?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a5d5d174026daeb9a7f0724b41f82794?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a5d5d174026daeb9a7f0724b41f82794?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a5d5d174026daeb9a7f0724b41f82794?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Archaeologists are working with other firefighters to protect several historical guard stations using, what's essentially a protective foil wrap. Crews rushed this weekend to cover five historical cabins at the Placer Guard Station. "We ordered this wrap," said archaeologist Ward Stanley. "It looks like tin foil. "It's pretty simple, you just wrap the house in a shingle-type fashion so it's overlapping going down so the stuff that goes down doesn't get into the cracks," Stanley said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>h/t <a href="http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2014/08/silver-village.html" target="_blank">BLDGBLOG</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/105937330/water-crisis-in-toledo-oh-spurs-calls-for-restrictions-on-use-of-fertilizers Water Crisis in Toledo, OH Spurs Calls for Restrictions on Use of Fertilizers Nicholas Korody 2014-08-06T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:40:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjjivs6xe35ho9lp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjjivs6xe35ho9lp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjjivs6xe35ho9lp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zj/zjjivs6xe35ho9lp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>As residents of Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding region recover from a weekend without access to usable tap water &mdash; the fault of a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie &mdash; the crisis has set off new calls for stricter rules on the use the fertilizers that help contribute to the blooms. The algae bloom set off alarms on Saturday, causing authorities to impose a ban on the use of the city&rsquo;s tap water, which comes from Lake Erie, affecting more than 400,000 people in Toledo...</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/105937337/china-to-ban-coal-use-by-2020 China to Ban Coal Use by 2020 Nicholas Korody 2014-08-06T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:41:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4vh83t31t1xcl5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4vh83t31t1xcl5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4vh83t31t1xcl5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s4/s4vh83t31t1xcl5j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>China has announced plans to ban the use of coal in its smog-plagued capital by the end of 2020, as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities. Beijing's Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau posted the plan on its website on Monday, saying the city would instead prioritize electricity and natural gas for heating. The Chinese central government recently listed environmental protection as one of the top criteria by which leaders will be judged.</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/104863252/twitterbot-can-now-warn-uk-residents-when-river-levels-are-rising Twitterbot can now warn UK residents when river-levels are rising Archinect 2014-07-23T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T13:53:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4l/4lvkxi9xlf6s7twj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4l/4lvkxi9xlf6s7twj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4l/4lvkxi9xlf6s7twj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4l/4lvkxi9xlf6s7twj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A unique collaborative project has been launched, bringing a constant stream of live river level data to anyone who needs to stay up-to-date with environmental conditions. Shoothill GaugeMap brings the real-time status of England and Wales&rsquo; rivers and tides from Environment Agency monitoring stations, to people in an accessible and user-friendly manner. It works via the web and Twitter, and is available on all major desktop browsers, tablets and smartphones.</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/98957852/should-it-stay-or-should-it-go-preservationists-weigh-options-to-protect-farnsworth-house-from-flooding-damage Should it stay or should it go? Preservationists weigh options to protect Farnsworth house from flooding damage Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-30T13:50:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T00:05:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/73/732wdh6vd7c9iph4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/73/732wdh6vd7c9iph4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/73/732wdh6vd7c9iph4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/73/732wdh6vd7c9iph4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Fox River has shown little respect for Mies' brilliant juxtaposition of the natural and the man-made. In the past 18 years, the river has inundated the [Farnsworth] house three times. [...] Confronted with the prospect of more flooding, the house's owner is carefully weighing how to preserve and protect the house, two goals that potentially conflict... Such are the choices in an era when disastrous "100-year floods" seem to occur every few years.</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/89307302/china-tries-to-promote-human-centered-urbanization-with-a-policy-ode-to-nature China tries to promote “human-centered” urbanization with a policy ode to nature Archinect 2013-12-20T18:13:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:35:30-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adcfdeb2cacedfb0f804f1dbafc6f5d0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adcfdeb2cacedfb0f804f1dbafc6f5d0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adcfdeb2cacedfb0f804f1dbafc6f5d0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/adcfdeb2cacedfb0f804f1dbafc6f5d0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>&ldquo;What hides behind the literary aspect of this report are deep reflections on the lessons, errors, approaches and paths of China&rsquo;s previous urbanizations efforts,&rdquo; concluded an editorial in the newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily. The state-controlled People&rsquo;s Daily gushed: &ldquo;If we want high rises, we even more need the fresh mountain waters. Only by seeing the past can we grasp the future.&rdquo;</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/88758253/twist-proposal-to-turn-catskills-into-china-city Twist! Proposal to turn Catskills into "China City" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-13T15:09:00-05:00 >2013-12-13T22:49:40-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s3/s3eayfi69hfp9m9w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s3/s3eayfi69hfp9m9w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s3/s3eayfi69hfp9m9w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s3/s3eayfi69hfp9m9w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>[The Catskills] could become a lot flashier, thanks to [Sherry Li's] proposal for the area: a multibillion-dollar "China City of America," complete with an amusement park, mansions, a casino, retail centers, a college, and more. [...] The Center for Immigration Studies wrote a comprehensive take-down of "China City," criticizing the project's potential for environmental disruption, dubious promise of job creation, and possible role as a stalking horse for the Chinese government.</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/87395137/grimshaw-completes-the-nature-inspired-ecorium-their-first-project-in-asia Grimshaw completes the nature-inspired Ecorium, their first project in Asia Justine Testado 2013-11-25T20:14:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:51:36-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jr6uvm9jxizutl6l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jr6uvm9jxizutl6l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jr6uvm9jxizutl6l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jr/jr6uvm9jxizutl6l.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw Architects</a> recently announced the completion of the Ecorium at the National Ecology Center in Seocheon, South Korea -- making this the firm's first project in Asia.</p> <p> The newly built ecological educational and research center gives visitors a first-hand experience to learn about the Earth's ecosystems all in one place.</p> <p> Below are more details on the project:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qc100pa9b7xl97w.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "The project, which was secured through a turnkey design and build competition hosted by Korea&rsquo;s Ministry of the Environment, uses nature as an immersive teaching tool to showcase the world&rsquo;s diverse ecosystems. Grimshaw&rsquo;s New York studio was appointed by Samsung Construction and worked alongside Samoo Architects and Engineers.</p> <p> The project concept is inspired by the form of an oxbow lake, an aquatic body created by the evolving erosion of a meandering river. The masterplan guides the visitor flow through a series of botanical gardens and into Ecorium."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qh/qh4gxwe7mmyd7us2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Visitors travel through five biomes, seeing, hearing...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/86933403/seven-ways-residents-in-china-are-fighting-pollution-with-their-own-inventions Seven ways residents in China are fighting pollution with their own inventions Archinect 2013-11-19T20:18:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T20:19:15-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2f5ba7ed23fda2252616b04fc4a8747d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2f5ba7ed23fda2252616b04fc4a8747d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2f5ba7ed23fda2252616b04fc4a8747d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2f/2f5ba7ed23fda2252616b04fc4a8747d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The latest market opportunity for entrepreneurs in China? Polluted air. For nearly as long as pollution has been a salient, public issue in the country, foreigners and locals have been devising ways to help residents avoid the worst of smog&mdash;and in some cases make a little money in the process. Here are some of the most notable ones.</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/86393569/oysters-could-save-new-york-from-more-sandys Oysters Could Save New York From More Sandys Archinect 2013-11-12T19:42:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:34:17-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a53f9323300eff665d281326dc3033c0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a53f9323300eff665d281326dc3033c0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a53f9323300eff665d281326dc3033c0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a5/a53f9323300eff665d281326dc3033c0?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Kate Orff wants to grow oysters in New York&rsquo;s Jamaica Bay. Not for you to eat, but to save the shore from mighty storms. Great piles of mollusks will diffuse the energy of 10-to-15-foot waves, like those from Sandy that shattered boardwalks and beach homes and shot like missiles up city streets.</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/75811039/goodbye-miami-why-the-city-is-doomed-to-drown Goodbye, Miami: Why the City Is Doomed to Drown Alexander Walter 2013-06-24T17:59:00-04:00 >2013-06-28T16:29:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6d/6d210e08d8bd47db1e267a248999a9cb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6d/6d210e08d8bd47db1e267a248999a9cb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6d/6d210e08d8bd47db1e267a248999a9cb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6d/6d210e08d8bd47db1e267a248999a9cb?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>By century's end, rising sea levels will turn the nation's urban fantasyland into an American Atlantis. But long before the city is completely underwater, chaos will begin</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/72359142/time-has-a-q-a-with-maya-lin Time has a Q&A with Maya Lin Archinect 2013-05-02T12:48:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T13:28:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/77/77cca28af99c09f1f54dd029006253f3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/77/77cca28af99c09f1f54dd029006253f3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/77/77cca28af99c09f1f54dd029006253f3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/77/77cca28af99c09f1f54dd029006253f3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>From the very first, the Vietnam Memorial, it was about being extremely site-specific and site-sensitive, creating something that merged with the land around it. But much more so in the last decade or two decades, my artwork has focused on making you aware of things in the natural world that we might not be aware of. What&rsquo;s invisible we tend not to think about, so I&rsquo;ve made sculptures that reveal the terrain below sea level.</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/71357663/architecture-students-compete-to-build-largest-cardboard-structure Architecture students compete to build largest cardboard structure Archinect 2013-04-16T11:32:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T16:42:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7czd9mcnbr6p5jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7czd9mcnbr6p5jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7czd9mcnbr6p5jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7c/7czd9mcnbr6p5jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>More than 50 students will attempt to break the nationwide record of 1,655 boxes, currently held by BYU The battle to build the world&rsquo;s largest cardboard structure has been an ongoing rivalry between three schools: UNLV, Harvard University, and BYU. UNLV students have been preparing for weeks to manipulate the cardboard into realistic architectural concepts, using lessons learned in a fundamentals of design course.</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/56843951/yangtze-river-turns-red-and-turns-up-a-mystery Yangtze River Turns Red and Turns Up a Mystery Archinect 2012-09-07T18:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-28T01:01:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1t/1t8mi15fx8aw52jd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1t/1t8mi15fx8aw52jd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1t/1t8mi15fx8aw52jd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1t/1t8mi15fx8aw52jd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The red began appearing in the Yangtze, the longest and largest river in China and the third longest river in the world, yesterday near the city of Chongquing, where the Yangtze connects to the Jialin River... and officials have no idea why.</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/56707578/which-is-greener-new-construction-or-retrofitting Which Is Greener, New Construction or Retrofitting? Archinect 2012-09-05T18:12:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T10:12:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfe36de3ac26efce9ad011fba04617e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfe36de3ac26efce9ad011fba04617e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfe36de3ac26efce9ad011fba04617e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfe36de3ac26efce9ad011fba04617e8?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The report, entitled The Greenest Building: Quantifying the Environmental Value of Building Reuse, has been said to provide the most comprehensive analysis of the potential environmental benefit of building reuse to date. Most notably, it concludes that, when comparing buildings of equivalent size and function, building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction.</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/56308055/special-law-for-nfl-stadium-project-unconstitutional-lawsuit-claims Special law for NFL stadium project unconstitutional, lawsuit claims Archinect 2012-08-30T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T22:57:59-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jn/jnqnb2qnfvyv6z93.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jn/jnqnb2qnfvyv6z93.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jn/jnqnb2qnfvyv6z93.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jn/jnqnb2qnfvyv6z93.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>A coalition of environmental activists and community advocates has mounted the first major legal challenge to a planned downtown [Gensler-designed] Los Angeles NFL stadium, filing a suit Thursday that says a state law intended to assist the project is unconstitutional.</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/55406926/melting-permafrost-plagues-dawson-city Melting permafrost plagues Dawson City Archinect 2012-08-16T15:42:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T14:47:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3kje1bxs3qqltpq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3kje1bxs3qqltpq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3kje1bxs3qqltpq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z3/z3kje1bxs3qqltpq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Dawson City spent more than $600,000 last year dealing with damage to roads and pipes caused by melting permafrost. A recently-published report says the shifting ground, a result of climate change, can do a lot of damage to infrastructure such as water and sewer systems.</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>