The Architect's Newspaper - News Channel The Architect's Newspaper speaks directly to architects with the news, developments, trends, resources, and updates when and how they want it. Short, direct, and lively, we are the essential read in the field. Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:09:39 +0000 en Resistant Resiliency Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Jaklitsch/Gardner recasts a Sandy-ravaged bungalow in the Rockaways as a community art space.</b>:<p>Rebuilding areas impacted by extreme weather to be more resilient does not need to take the form of seawalls or oyster shoals. In the Rockaways, a singular 1920 bungalow, previously foreclosed and then flooded during Superstorm Sandy, is getting a second life as an artist residency program and neighborhood cultural node. Titled “Stilt City” as a counterpoint to the post-Sandy impulse to elevate houses on stilts, the initiative seeks to achieve resiliency beyond the built environment and within a community’s social fabric.</p> <p>Before Sandy, artist Robyn Renee Hasty soug (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News A Landmark Anniversary Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Architectural preservation commissions across the country are turning 50.</b>:<p>Next year brings the 50th anniversary of the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission. Big celebrations—collectively known as NYC Landmarks50—are in the works and several exhibitions on historical landmarks will be popping up around the city.</p> <p>The Museum of the City of New York will present an exhibit entitled <a href=""><i>Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks</i></a>, starting April 21, 2015. Co-curators are Donald Albrecht, the museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design, and Andrew Dolkart, Director of the (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Changing Tack Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>SHoP and Howard Hughes Corporation unveil revised Seaport plan for Lower Manhattan.</b>:<p>The most contested development site in New York City sits above water. For the past year, residents of Lower Manhattan, backed by influential city officials, have been trying to keep the Howard Hughes Corporation from building a 650-foot, SHoP-designed tower between the Brooklyn Bridge and the South Street Seaport. In an effort to appease the opposition—and to keep its battered development plans intact—Howard Hughes has proposed a new path forward.</p> <p>Most notably, the plan’s controversial centerpiece, the tower, has been reduced by 10 stories, now topping off just sh (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Betting on the BeltLine Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Success of Chelsea Market spurs revitalization of Sears Building in Atlanta into the Ponce City Market.</b>:<p>Sprawling Atlanta is looking leaner these days, with dense development packing the city’s urban neighborhoods along a linear park known as the Atlanta BeltLine. The 2.3-mile-long eastside segment of park built on a century-old rail line that circles the city has attracted a dense mix of development on what was historically low-density industrial land, mixing art and recreation with what is becoming a viable car-free alternative to the city’s sprawling suburbs. Atlanta-based Jamestown Properties is betting big on the city’s regeneration with one of the country’s large (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Infrastructure to Build The Future Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Chris Bentley applauds Chicago's Englewood Flyover.</b>:<p>Important as many high-tech items on urbanist wish-lists may be these days, a lot of American infrastructure still hurts for simple fixes. Regional and federal leaders gathered in Chicago on October 23 to celebrate the opening of a railroad bridge in the South Side neighborhood of Englewood: A prosaic piece of steel with an outsized impact on freight traffic from coast to coast, as well as the area’s own economic future.</p> <p>The Englewood Flyover, as it’s called, is a $142 million elevated rail crossing that replaces a ground-level intersection between the north-south Metra (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Community Scales Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Tulane University opens a new student residence designed by ARO.</b>:<p>Tulane University recently opened the Greenbaum House, a new student residence facility aiming for LEED Gold, designed by New York City–based Architectural Research Office (ARO) in collaboration with the New Orleans firm Waggoner and Ball Architects (WBA). The architects have masterfully added to a campus already scattered with residence halls by the likes of Perkins+Will, Scogin Elam & Bray, and Wayne Troyer Architects with a design focused on creating communities and interaction at several scales. According to ARO partner and design lead for the project, Adam Yarinsky, “Th (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Check-Up, Check Out Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>A new health center parks in Brooklyn's Cultural District.</b>:<p>One of the last remaining surface-level parking lots in Brooklyn’s new booming Cultural District will not be replaced by a rental tower, hotel, or even a cultural venue, but by a health center for unionized hotel workers. The 12-story, 180,000-square-foot, structure is being constructed for health provider, The New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Health Benefits Fund, Health Center (HCI). The organization’s new home at 620 Fulton was designed by Francis Cauffman and is not your rudimentary medical facility--either in its form or its function.</p (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Greened House Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Harvard sustainability research center finds a home.</b>:<p>A weathered 1940s house on a sleepy street in Cambridge seems an unlikely setting for a cutting-edge think tank aiming to change the conversation on sustainable building and planning. But according to Ali Malkawi, the director of Harvard’s new Center for Green Buildings and Cities, this is precisely the point. The house was chosen not just for its proximity to the university’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), but also because it’s a typical residential structure in the U.S., one of several million similar homes.</p> <table cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="320" borde (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Biomimetic Pyramid by Burkett Design/Studio NYL Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Plate tectonics, honeycombs inspire new Denver Botanic Gardens research center.</b>: (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Review> Good Neighbors, You May Be Sure Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Ben Koush reads Cheryl Caldwell Ferguson's book on Highland Park and River Oaks.</b>:<p style="border-top: 5px solid rgb(0, 170, 238); margin: 6px 10px 25px 0pt; padding: 8px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(221, 221, 221); -moz-background-inline-policy: continuous; float: left; width: 300px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 150%;"><a href=""><i><b>Highland Park and River Oaks: The Origins of Garden Suburban Community (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Editorial> Shady Thoughts Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Sam Lubell says the city of Los Angeles should plant more trees.</b>:<p>On the heels of several stifling Los Angeles heat waves it’s a good time to address one of my biggest issues with the city: the profound lack of street trees.</p> <p>Why, I wonder, would a place known for sunny, cloudless skies and baking heat remain so poor at providing shade? The city is well below the national average in tree canopy cover, and its abundance of existing palm trees, which suck up too much water and provide little-to-no shade, does not do the trick. The tree-related problems are many, and they all need to be fixed.</p> <p>The first is a similar refrain: the city&rsq (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News South Side Story Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>New mixed-use project in Bronzeville bets big on neighborhood redevelopment.</b>:<p>If new Walmart locations open to mass media attention, it is often due to protests and controversy over the big box retailer’s business practices. At the long-awaited Shops and Lofts at 47 on Chicago’s South Side, however, attention was mostly positive—it has been 50 years since a mixed-use development of this size has opened its doors in this area.</p> <p>Anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood Market, the $46 million affordable housing <br /> and retail development opened on October 14 after eight years of failed and stalled attempts to revitalize the corner of 47th Street (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Sustainability Gets A Healthy Check-Up Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Edward Gunts looks into the latest developments in "Human Sustainability."</b>:<p style="padding:12px; margin:12px 0;background:#eee;color:#333;font-size:16px;line-height:130%;">Hospital “healing gardens” that double as storm water management systems. Office buildings that are both energy efficient and healthy places to spend time. An “organic tower” built with bricks made from chopped up corn stalks and mushroom byproducts. Edward Gunts looks into the latest developments in “Human Sustainability.”</p> <p>Two of the most popular concepts in the design world today are “sustainability” and “wellness.” Increasingl (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News Zeroing In Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT <img src="" /><br/><b>Despite questions, Los Angeles narrows down convention center shortlist.</b>:<p>The Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering’s competition for a $350 million expansion and renovation of the LA Convention Center has been narrowed to three final teams: AC Martin/LMN, Gensler/Lehrer Architects, and HMC/Populous. According to the project’s Task Order Solicitation, the teams will each receive $200,000 to “develop and present conceptual designs,” including models, renderings, plans, cost estimates, phasing plans, etc. Designs are due on December 8.</p> <p>According to Bud Ovrom, the convention center’s executive director, the proposals will focus on r (<a href="">Continue reading.</a>) News