Archinect 2018-12-10T05:57:42-05:00 Lo-Fi by Synecdoche Design Studio Adam Smith 2018-12-09T20:42:00-05:00 >2018-12-09T20:42:46-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Imagine a ship of space cowboys crashed and discovered an abandoned speakeasy and built it out with scraps from their broken down spaceship revived the space as a cyberpunk bar. That&rsquo;s what we imagined when we started designing this place.&nbsp;The conversion of a downtown commercial basement into a cyberpunk-speakeasyesque bar. Using the raw material palette of fieldstone foundation, brick infill walls and fire block tile, the space has a textured haphazard feel brought together by the delineated space through light and fixtures. A classic wood trimmed bar with vintage french Thonet style stools contrasts with the metal and mesh frame furniture. A stage for performances and seating for various coincidental connections fill the space.</p> <p>In order to capture the lighting effects and material roughness of an industrial tone, Synecdoche custom fabricated all of the tables and bench seating in the space including all linear lighting fixtures. A blue backed high-top bench sits across from the p...</p> It's curves recall the vernacular found in southern Senegal's Casamance Nam Henderson 2018-12-09T20:41:00-05:00 >2018-12-09T20:41:20-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The idea of establishing the museum dates back more than 50 years, to Senegal's late poet-president, L&eacute;opold S&eacute;dar Senghor. Along with Martinican writer Aim&eacute; C&eacute;saire, Senghor was a creative force behind the philosophy of N&eacute;gritude, which opposed the imposition of French culture on colonies in Africa and the Caribbean.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Senegal's new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Mus&eacute;e des Civilisations noires</em></a> opens this week in the capital, Dakar.</p> <p>Anyone know who the architect is? Nothing I could find/Google Translate seems to indicate. Perhaps, some nameless bureaucratic office or Chinese ExtraStateCraft(er)?<br></p> <p>See also from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al Jazeera</a><br></p> A Look at Brutalist Brazil Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-08T15:06:00-05:00 >2018-12-08T15:08:44-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With the launch of <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect's Brutal coffee</a> we've decided to take a look at the Brutalist architecture of the two regions our beans have originated.&nbsp;A two part feature, today we explore the history of Brazil's Brutalist movement and how the iconic style has influenced the country.&nbsp;Stay tuned for the next part, looking at Brutalism in Guatemala.&nbsp;</p> <p>Other than focusing on the pure materiality of these structures, Brutalism within Brazil can be interpreted as a beautiful expression of monumentality and its complementary nature to Brazil's lush landscapes. Once dissected into further detail, iconic native architects like <a href="" target="_blank">Lina Bo Bardi</a> used her the cultural makeup of the city married with the honest materiality of Brutalism to highlight the social and cultural potential of architecture in Brazil.</p> Archinect Outpost to host Holiday Party December 15th Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-07T19:22:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T21:09:38-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Join us next Saturday, December 15th, 11-3pm for a holiday sale of our curated inventory. Newly displayed and price-reduced items (some as much as 50%) will be available for purchase at Archinect Outpost, located at 900 East 4th&nbsp;Street, Los Angeles CA 90013.&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></figure></figure><p>Come taste <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our Brutal coffee</a>, try on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sam Jacob-designed scarves</a>, peruse <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our books</a> and check out our limited-time sales. This is an ideal opportunity to get last minute gifts for yourself or your design-conscious friends and family members. We'll see you there!</p> <p>Can't make it to the party? Check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our recently updated online store</a>, where we are featuring the same items as those in the retail shop.<br></p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><br></p> Toshiko Mori to receive 2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion Justine Testado 2018-12-07T18:19:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T18:20:30-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The trailblazing Toshiko Mori was honored with the 2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education, which honors the recipient for their active involvement in architecture education for over a decade and for influencing a broad range of students through their teaching.</p><p>&ldquo;She challenges her students to become educator-practitioners themselves and harnesses academic inquiry and professional rigor to reshape the practice of architecture,&rdquo;&nbsp;the AIA writes in a press release.&nbsp;&ldquo;Mori&rsquo;s teaching philosophy is one rooted in respect for individual talent, sensitive guidance, and productive dialogue.&rdquo;<br></p> San Francisco's sinking Millennium Tower: new $100 million plan promises 'cheaper' fix Alexander Walter 2018-12-07T15:48:00-05:00 >2018-12-08T15:06:42-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>All sides in the Millennium Tower debacle appear to be nearing an agreement on a $100 million-plus fix to stop the 58-story high-rise from sinking further [...] The latest plan calls for drilling piles into bedrock from the sidewalk on the building&rsquo;s southwest corner. The proposal would be less extensive and intrusive than the plan floated in April, which called for drilling as many as 300 micro-piles to bedrock through the building&rsquo;s concrete foundation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> With help from the local community, Michael K. Chen Architecture designs new Children's Library for a Bronx homeless shelter Justine Testado 2018-12-07T15:29:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T15:29:14-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Many of us fondly look back on childhood memories of going to the local <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">library</a>. The new Children's Library at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concourse House</a> &mdash; a Bronx-based shelter that serves women with young children who are transitioning out of homelessness &mdash; was created to bring that&nbsp;meaningful, formative experience to kids who may not have access to their own books.</p> <p>Designed pro-bono by New York-based <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael K. Chen Architecture</a> (MKCA), the Children's Library took over an underused mezzanine space in the shelter. Underneath a vaulted ceiling, it now offers a welcoming, playful learning environment that's flexibly designed for individual and group readings, story time, and other book-related programming.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Alan Tansey.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Alan Tansey.</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photo: Alan Tansey.</figcaption></figure><p>The space sure wouldn't feel like a library without the round, illuminated shelving unit, which is now filled with about 1,200 children's books donated by Sisters Uptown Bookstore. The shelving unit also serves as a permeable protective barrier be...</p> Lake Victoria Challenge looks to drone technology to transform rural mobility in the region Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-07T14:36:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T14:36:51-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The most densely populated rural area in the world, East Africa's Lake Victoria basin is home to 35 million people. Many in hard-to-reach, rural locations, these communities often lack necessary infrastructure, separating them from vital services as well as from markets where they can sell their produce.</p> <p>Aimed at taking on these challenges, the Tanzanian government has teamed up with four organizations&mdash;including UNICEF, and the World Bank&mdash;to look at the potential of deploying <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drone technologies</a> in the region. Known as the Lake Victoria challenge, the initiative aims at providing long-term opportunities for growth.</p> <p>&ldquo;The rural island communities in and around Mwanza are often only accessible by boat, which can be slow and expensive," said Hon. John Mongella, the Regional Commissioner of the Mwanza Region. "A drone network will support this existing infrastructure, improving access to healthcare and opportunity.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Lake Victoria Challenge. Photo by Chris Morgan (Fundi Films/World Bank)</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>La...</figcaption></figure> Archinect Launches Brutal Coffee Paul Petrunia 2018-12-07T12:23:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T22:33:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We&rsquo;re super excited to finally launch <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutal</a>, a passion project that has been in the works for a long time.</p> <p>Architects love coffee. Archinect loves coffee. So, we have made it our responsibility to source the best beans each season, offering balanced flavor profiles, with a perfect roast. Our own standards for coffee are very high, and we expect most architects will appreciate our demand for the best quality.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>We are launching our new line with 2 carefully selected single source varietals &ndash; a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guatemala Ceiba</a>, offering notes of tobacco, plum, and cane sugar; and a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brazil Yellow Diamond</a>, with a profile of almond and dark chocolate. Both medium roasts were crafted to be excellent in a variety of preparations, so they are equally good as espresso, pour over, drip or french press. </p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>Pick up a bag of coffee, today, at our shop,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District</a> or on our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly updated online store</a>.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yeekai Lim</a> is our roasting partner, and the founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cognoscenti Coffee</a>, o...</p> Our weekly wrap-up of new design competitions worth checking out Bustler Editors 2018-12-07T11:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T20:04:13-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>We get it. It can get a little overwhelming keeping up with the dozens of new&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">architecture competitions</a>&nbsp;launching worldwide on any given week &mdash; let alone having to stay on top of the multiple deadlines for each and every one. That's why&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;is here to help! At the end of every week, we'll share a quick selection of our newest design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">competition submissions</a>&nbsp;that we think are worth a look, as well as some ongoing ones you might have missed the first time. Check out our latest competition recommendations below.</p> #ArchinectMeets @nemestudio Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-07T10:25:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T10:25:10-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to&nbsp;Neyran Turan, an architect and partner at Nemestudio. Through their instagram page, <a href="" target="_blank">@nemestudio</a>, they get to explore their chosen themes of accumulation and digital waste taken up in their studio through a platform born of those traits.</p> Toro Canyon Residence by ShubinDonaldson ShubinDonaldson 2018-12-06T16:20:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T16:20:59-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>What if a home could be built to be environmentally resilient, wildfire resistant, and yet comfortable and open to the extraordinary ocean view site?</p> <p>This residence on a 10-acre site is approached via a narrow, tree covered drive, ending at a small clearing with views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The residence is sited on axis with the canyon and views beyond. The building presents three one story, wedge shaped volumes; a carport /service volume to the north, a public living volume to the south west and a private sleeping volume to the south east.</p> <p>Constructed of laminated glass beams and roof panels, with glass doors, the entry space is conceptualized as a transparent exterior connection between the private and public wings of the house. The exterior walls are constructed of 12&rdquo; thick insulated cast-in-place concrete, and a metal roof helps to provide maximum fire resistance in this secluded canyon. Interior floors are lightweight concrete. The exposed concrete is warme...</p> Glass Villa on the lake by Mecanoo mecanoo PR 2018-12-06T16:13:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T16:13:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The guiding design principle was to create a house that combines transparency with sustainability, forging a strong relationship between the villa and the landscape. The harmony between landscape and interior, architecture and nature, was a key design determinant, particularly regarding sight lines, materials, colours, and lighting. The house is designed from inside out, creating uninterrupted views to the surrounding nature while providing shelter and intimacy.&nbsp;</p> <p>All these aspects work together to ensure the house&rsquo;s sense of timelessness. The villa is situated in a green oasis of trees and plants that hide the house from view. Water plants along the water line alternate with stepping stones that lead to other parts of the garden. On the water side, the villa has an optimal view over the lake. Terraces on two different levels connect the villa to both the land and the water, anchoring the house in nature and giving it a welcoming presence.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>Glass corner windows in the living room, ki...</p> Screen/Print #68: Phillip Denny Contemplates the Information Overload of Instagram Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-06T15:31:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T17:23:54-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The newest issue of <a href="" target="_blank">PLAT Journal</a>, "7.0: Sharing," concerns&nbsp;the nature of contemporary sharing that proceeds today with fervor, given the prevalence of social media and screen technologies.&nbsp;</p> Boston-based Payette receives 2019 AIA Architecture Firm Award Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-06T14:58:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T15:35:06-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The AIA has announced the Boston-based firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Payette</a> as the 2019 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Firm Award</a> recipient. Now in its 56th year, the annual award is the top honor a firm can receive from the AIA, and given in recognition of "a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years."&nbsp;Prior winners have included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LMN Architects</a> (2016), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> (2013), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a> (2000), <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins &amp; Will</a> (1999), and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill</a> (1962).</p> <p>The AIA highlighted the technologically complex work done by Payette that challenges conventional hypotheses and cultivates design innovation without preconception. In particular, they pointed to the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University in Boston and the National University of Ireland, Galway Research Bundle as two examples of the firm's commitment to building craft, embedded nature, energy efficiency, and programmatic complexity.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Interdisciplinary Science and Engineer...</figcaption></figure> CTBUH announces 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Justine Testado 2018-12-06T14:22:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T14:22:49-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With their 2019 Awards Program already underway, the CTBUH revealed the winning projects of their 2019 Awards of Excellence, which highlight the best in tall buildings, innovations and technologies, and urban contributions recently emerging in cities worldwide.</p><p>Winners were announced in categories that included Best Tall Building in five different height thresholds, Urban Habitat, Interior Space, Construction, Renovation, Engineering achievements, and more. The Award of Excellence recipients will now compete in front of a live jury and international audience at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference in Shenzhen next April for a chance to win &ldquo;Best in Category&rdquo; distinctions. By the end of the conference, the 2019 Best Tall Building Worldwide will be announced.</p><p>&ldquo;These recognitions, bestowed by the world&rsquo;s premier authority on tall buildings, showcase these projects to a global audience and help drive a meaningful conversation about the quality of our urban environments,&rdquo; said...</p> Two words, six digits...Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year is Living Coral Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-06T13:17:00-05:00 >2018-12-08T17:54:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>"<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Color</a> is the place where our brain and the universe meet."&nbsp;Famed artist Paul Keel said it best when it comes to describing color and its importance in our lives. With that said, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pantone</a>, a leader in color matching and color systems has announced the 2019 Color of the Year.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Pantone Color of the Year 2019 &copy; Pantone</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Pantone Color of the Year 2018 &copy; Pantone</figcaption></figure><p>Designers, artists, and architects alike know how much color and its presence and absence influence design. For the past 20 years, Pantone has released its annual color of the year to the public. Influential in various aspects of the industry, the announcement influences product development, purchasing decisions, graphic design, and more in multiple industries. The search for new color influences is what the company's color experts scour the world for.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image &copy; Pantone</figcaption></figure><p>The Pantone Color Institute is an entity within Pantone that researches and highlights global color trends and seasonal runway colors while advising companies on color a...</p> Searching for some sun? Check out these architecture job opportunities in warmer climates Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-06T10:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T14:31:30-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Not everyone loves cold weather. If you're a skilled architect looking for a warmer place to relocate to check out these architecture firms hiring in sunnier climates. Scroll down and be warmed by our list of future job prospects.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Hainan Tongguling Hotel Resort Image &copy; LOD | Laliving &amp; OPR Design</figcaption></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOD | Laliving &amp; OPR Design</a> seeks a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Architect/Senior Designer</a> in Shenzen, CN</strong><br>Qualified candidates would work not only in our Shenzhen/Beijing office on projects in&nbsp;China, but also with our Barcelona office on international projects and research&nbsp;prototype. LOD specialises in mixed-use development, residential and commercial complexes, hotels, offices, institutional buildings and design integration of sustainable technology.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina Image &copy; de Reus Architects</figcaption></figure><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">de Reus Architects</a> is seeking for a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Architectural Designer</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intermediate Architect/Designer</a>, and a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bilingual (Japanese/English) Architect</a> in Waimea, HI</strong><br>The Waimea, Hawaii Island office of de Reus Architec...</p> David Adjaye and his take on identity and narrative in architecture Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-06T09:24:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T14:37:39-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>At this year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Adjaye</a> spoke towards the festival's theme:<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">identity</a>. Recognized as a prominent force in the architecture community, Adjaye's own design style and focus has played towards architecture's social responsibility. During the 45-minute lecture in Amsterdam, Adjaye discussed his own design process explaining how a narrative can be derived from form and materials. "I'm always interested in forgotten stories - to lift something between comfortable and uncomfortable." Projects like the Smithsonian Institute <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a> (NMAAHC) and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Cathedral of Ghana</a> were brought up as examples.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Smithsonian NMAAHC Image &copy; Adjaye Associates</figcaption></figure><p>However, the high point of the talk was when Adjaye provided his views regarding where the industry is headed. Commenting on how costly architecture is becoming, especially in the West, Adjyae pointed out "projects now cost billions and its kind of crazy." Although some ...</p> Can a commute be beautiful? These colorful rendered maps show us they can Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-05T20:25:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T17:07:46-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Everyone can relate to daily <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">commutes</a>. Whether it's fifteen minutes or an hour, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">infrastructures</a> in various cities dictate how <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">transportation</a> affects our daily lives. Through the use of data visualization, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Taylor</a>, Data Visualization Design Manager at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ITO World</a> uses color and form to portray commute distances in an artistically beautiful way.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Coral Cities: European Cities &copy; Craig Taylor</figcaption></figure><p>A project that depicts city infrastructure in a whole new light, Taylor blends art, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban planning</a>, and science together to create beautifully rendered images of street networks in 40 major cities. The project appropriately called, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coral Cities</a>, showcases how far one can travel by car 30 minutes from the center of major cities across the globe. Growing from the inside out, the visual depiction of city infrastructures resembles the form of growing coral.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Early idea of plinth renders &copy; Craig Taylor</figcaption></figure><p>Depending on the geological features of the city, each "Coral City" is unique to its region. According...</p> Richard Rogers named 2019 AIA Gold Medalist Justine Testado 2018-12-05T20:01:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T18:49:39-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architect Richard Rogers has been announced as the AIA's 2019 Gold Medalist. Regarded as the AIA's highest honor, the Gold Medal&nbsp;distinguishes an individual architect or pair of architects for their lasting influence and significant contributions to the field. In recent years, the Gold Medal has been bestowed to James Stewart Polshek, Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi, Moshe Safdie, posthumously to Paul Revere Williams and Julia Morgan, and Thom Mayne.</p><p>Rogers was praised for his longtime dedication to our cities, the environment, and humanity. &ldquo;He is the quintessential builder, committed to mastering the craft and technology of construction, harnessing it towards efficient buildings, and forging an expressive architectural language,&rdquo; wrote Moshe Safdie in his support of Rogers&rsquo; nomination. &ldquo;Before it was fashionable, he was an environmentalist, who recognized early in his career the challenges of energy and climate, developing innovative solutions.&rdquo;</p>... France is cooling their streets with pavers made with shellfish waste mateoarquitectura 2018-12-05T17:27:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T15:35:02-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In the main axis of the new multimodal hub in the French city of Nice, for the first time in Europe, a large expanse of urban cooling paving is being installed.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>It corresponds to the areas of most intense pedestrian presence (bus stops, pavements, etc.) and represents an attempt to improve the thermal conditions of the urban space in a hot climate such as that of Nice.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p></figure><p>It consists of an underground irrigation system controlled by exterior sensors that cool special breathable pavers, manufactured experimentally using<strong> mollusc shells</strong>.</p> <p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Via</a></em></p> 801 Barton Springs by Runa Workshop ntebo 2018-12-05T17:06:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T17:06:56-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Located along Barton Springs Road overlooking the iconic Lady Bird Lake and Downtown Austin, the site is in the center of cultural activities that define the City. The property, which once hosted a restaurant and later a surface parking lot, remained undeveloped for many years due to its location within the 100 year floodplain. Three restrictive covenants and a complex PUD added to the project&rsquo;s challenges. These restrictions defined the design parameters used in creating 3D representations of the development constraints. The 3D models allowed for building form explorations that optimized the site while minimizing the influence on the floodplain. Sustainable design practices were a continuous focus helping to reduce the local environmental impact while pursuing LEED Silver and an AEGB 2 star rating. Incorporated into the design is an on site pedestrian path serving as a connector between the waterfront park, nearby amenities and the neighborhood.</p> <p>The presence of water became a commo...</p> Zaha Hadid Architects and A_Lab to design two new metro stations in Oslo Justine Testado 2018-12-05T14:26:00-05:00 >2018-12-06T18:44:57-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects</a> and Norwegian practice <a href="" target="_blank">A_Lab</a> had the winning proposal to design the Fornbuporten and Fornebu Senter stations, two of the six stations planned for Oslo's new Fornebubanen metro line. Fourteen teams anonymously submitted their proposals to the competition jury. Teams were directed to design the Fornbuporten station with innovative ways of working with lighting, while the&nbsp;Fornebu Senter station&nbsp;had to be a lively, civic space.</p><p>The 8-kilometer-long Fornebubanen metro line will run through a sub-surface tunnel that connects to the&nbsp;Majorstuen interchange station&nbsp;in the heart of ever-growing Oslo. Once all six stations are built, it will take approximately 12 minutes to travel to the city center, according to ZHA. Get a first glimpse of each station below.</p><p><strong>Fornbuporten Station</strong><br></p> Finalists announced for 2019 MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-05T14:19:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T11:52:00-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a> has announced the five finalists who will compete for the 2019 edition of its annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architects Program</a>. Challenging emerging architectural talent to develop creative proposals for a temporary summer outdoor installation, the highly coveted commission serves as a stage and shelter for the museum's seasonal Warm Up concert series. Architects are also asked to address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling, with their installation.</p> <p>To choose an architectural studio, over 100 nominators from across North America are asked to submit a young office for consideration. Previous talent tapped by the program has included <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jaque/Office for Political Innovation</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>/David Benjamin and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO-IL</a>.</p> <p>This year's finalists are as follows:</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Pedro y Juana's installation in the Chicago Cultural Center. Photo by Steve Hall, copyright Hedrich Blessing courtesy of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.</figcaption></figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro &amp; Juana</a><br>Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky R...</p> A Carbon Neutral Practice, the Sydney-based Firm Luigi Rosselli Architects is a Beacon of Sustainability Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-05T12:15:00-05:00 >2018-12-04T19:45:52-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For the <a href="" target="_blank">Sydney</a>-based practice <a href="" target="_blank">Luigi Rosselli Architects</a>, sustainability isn't just about designing energy-efficient buildings. Even though they're known for their elegant residential work, often with a focus on&nbsp;off-form concrete,&nbsp;the <a href="" target="_blank">environmentalism</a> in their work is just as important as how they run their practice. Described as <a href="" target="_blank">carbon-neutral</a>, the firm addresses everything from how their employees travel to and from work to the amount of paper waste the office produces in order to reduce its own carbon footprint. Today, we talk with founder Luigi Rosselli about their unique approach.</p> Belvedere Tower by René van Zuuk Architekten b.v. renevanzuuk2 2018-12-05T11:18:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T11:18:01-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <em>Belvedere</em> tower's innovative form, is both informed and defined by the constraints of it's site, it's design began with rigorous analysis of these urban surrounding.</p> <p>Located in the town of Hilversum the building's site sits in an area of nondescript, four-storey, post-war housing. In the 1980s six additional, modernist towers were constructed to the south of this area. The tower's site marks the culmination of this series and sits on a prominent bend in the Oosterengweg bypass, a major thoroughfare through the small town. Due to the tower's prominent position the municipality desired a building that would be sculptural in form and architecturally iconic. This exposed location also meant the proposed building would be visible from all sides and it therefore became important to design a building with a clear and logical symmetry. </p> <p>The building's superficially large, triangular site is in fact limited by a number of key constraints, including requirements in relation to the mini...</p> Armageddons, Pterodactyls & Paradigms; Words with Eric Owen Moss Anthony Morey 2018-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T14:26:41-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> <p>This week, we take a look at <a href="" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a> and his eclectic and eccentric views on the built world, process and Architecture in general.&nbsp;</p> Harvard GSD unveils ultra-efficient HouseZero, designed to produce more energy than it uses Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-04T18:41:00-05:00 >2018-12-04T18:41:18-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The U.S. building stock is responsible for around 40 percent of energy<br>consumption, with housing nearly a quarter of that use. In 2014, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a> established the Harvard Center for Green Buildings &amp; Cities to tackle the high energy and environmental costs of the industry. Yesterday, in collaboration with the international firm <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, the school completed their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new headquarters</a> which also doubles as a prototype for ultra-efficiency.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image: Sn&oslash;hetta / Plompmozes</figcaption></figure><p>Named HouseZero, the facility was built with ambitious performance targets that serve as a model for retrofitting inefficient existing buildings. The result is a transformed pre-1940s building in Cambridge that requires zero energy for heating and cooling, zero electric lighting during the day, operates with 100 percent natural ventilation, and produces zero carbon emissions. Not only that, over its lifetime, the building will actually produce more energy than it uses, even covering the energy costs of its own production.<br></p> <p>&ldquo;...</p> RIBA announces 2018 President's Medal student recipients Justine Testado 2018-12-04T17:26:00-05:00 >2018-12-04T17:26:52-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Today, RIBA announced the student recipients of the 2018 President's Medals in recognition for their outstanding architectural research and study. This year reeled in 328 design projects and dissertations from 101 architecture schools in 37 countries, the highest number of entries in the award's history since it was established in 1836.</p><p>&ldquo;The breadth and scale of talent evidenced in the design proposals and writings produced by this year&rsquo;s winners is truly remarkable. This is an emerging generation of skilled thinkers who are able to distill complex ideas and resolve them into sophisticated architectural proposals. They are all talents to watch,&rdquo; RIBA President Ben Derbyshire said in a statement.</p><p>Additionally, the winners of the RIBA President&rsquo;s Awards for Research and the RIBA Research Medal were announced today.</p><p>The&nbsp;President&rsquo;s Medals exhibition will be open at the RIBA's London headquarters starting December 5 through February 15, 2019 before it tours the UK and abroad.</p><p>Here's a glimp...</p>