UK abolishes stamp duty for all first-time homebuyers under £300,000

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y32daxxdab787t7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y32daxxdab787t7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y32daxxdab787t7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y32daxxdab787t7i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em>The government will abolish stamp duty for all first-time homebuyers on homes under &pound;300,000 in a move that will save home purchasers up to &pound;5,000, but the government's spending watchdog warned it could push up house prices.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Philip Hammond,&nbsp;the conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer, has announced stamp duty changes in the 2017 Budget that would abolish the tax for all first-time buyers on homes under&nbsp;&pound;300,000. The move is seen as an effort by the ruling Conservative party to win over younger voters, many of whom are struggling to get on the property ladder.
The treasury expects the change to amount to an average tax cut of £1,600 for a million first-time buyers over the next five years. However,  according to analysis by the Office for Budget Responsibility, the cut will lead, in the medium and long term, to house prices rising well beyond the costs of the initial savings. While Continue reading "UK abolishes stamp duty for all first-time homebuyers under £300,000"

Footwear giant Puma accused of defacing 17th century buildings in Delhi for shoe commercial

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i7qckgkg7vpue4t.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i7qckgkg7vpue4t.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i7qckgkg7vpue4t.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9i/9i7qckgkg7vpue4t.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em>Global sportswear giant Puma was accused today of irreversibly damaging 17th-century architecture in Delhi's historic quarter as part of an advertising stunt to promote a new line of shoes.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For their latest shoe ad dubbed "Suede Gully," Puma spraypainted large, colorful murals over several buildings in Old Delhi, a centuries-old quarter and heritage area. The stunt has conservationists outraged, claiming that&nbsp;the graffiti has caused permanent damage to the carved sandstone, limestone plaster and Lahori bricks.
Rules to protect Delhi's heritage sites do exist, as does one that specifically forbids advertising on historic buildings. However, laws protecting these sites from destruction are rarely enforced and the sportswear brand was granted all of the necessary permissions for their graffiti clad campaign. 

WeWork is taking over London’s postmodern icon One Poultry

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26saozft30cz5ysw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26saozft30cz5ysw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26saozft30cz5ysw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26saozft30cz5ysw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em>This year, the group has expanded aggressively into the City of London, snapping up floor space usually reserved for large corporates over the year to date, including large offices in Moorgate &mdash; its largest site globally &mdash; and at One Poultry, a Grade II listed building directly opposite the Bank of England.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The start up <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/9113346/wework" rel="nofollow" >WeWork</a> has acquired <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/912070/one-poultry" rel="nofollow" >One Poultry</a>, the Grade II post-modern icon designed by James Stirling and completed in 1998. After a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/131877038/postmodern-no-1-poultry-divides-architects-in-debate-over-recent-heritage" rel="nofollow" >heavily contested designation</a>, the building is currently in the process of undergoing an extensive refurbishment headed by Architects BuckleyGreyYeomen and expected for completion in spring 2018.&nbsp;
WeWork will replace the former tenants, the British insurance company Aviva, who moved out of the building earlier this year. According to the Financial Times, the co-working giant is seeking to capitalize on Brexit uncertainties by offering flexible office space in London to anxious global Continue reading "WeWork is taking over London’s postmodern icon One Poultry"

Brooks+Scarpa’s new Southern Utah Art Museum draws its inspiration from the local artist that made it possible

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pj1keazs878z0cwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pj1keazs878z0cwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pj1keazs878z0cwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pj/pj1keazs878z0cwh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />When the legendary artist Jim Jones, known for his painting of Zion and the Grand Canyon, died in 2009,&nbsp;he donated his Rockville home, and 15 of his late paintings, as well as the copyrights, to the Southern Utah University. The Cedar City native's gift was to provide the university with the seed money to eventually form the Southern Utah Museum of Art and almost eight years later, this dream has come to completion.
Brooks + Scarpa.
Ale Scarpa.
The new museum is part of the $39.1 million Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts campus—a 5.5-acre master planned complex that links downtown Cedar City with the Southern Utah University Campus. The museum itself comprises 28,000 square feet of adaptable gallery and exhibition space that will accommodate the special collection of Jones as well as regularly displaying the work of students, faculty, regional artists and juried shows. 
Alan
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18 Washington projects recognized for design excellence at AIA Seattle’s 2017 Honor Awards

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zl/zl15ie3ilgjqvgav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zl/zl15ie3ilgjqvgav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zl/zl15ie3ilgjqvgav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zl/zl15ie3ilgjqvgav.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Out of 133 submissions, 18 projects have been selected as winners of&nbsp;the 67th annual Honor Awards for Washington Architecture. The AIA Seattle chapter awarded projects in two categories&mdash;built and conceptual&mdash;that demonstrated their masterful use of materials and high marks on building craft. This was also the second year of the Energy in Design Award to commend projects that have made quantifiably significant strides in energy reduction while also maintaining the highest qualitative design caliber.
Selected honor this year include three projects from the Miller Hull Partnership, a Seattle-based firm known for their regional work, as well as works from other prominent Pacific Northwest such as Mithun and Olson Kundig. Selected by a jury that included J. Meejin Yoon, head of the architecture department at MIT, distinguished architect Robert Harris, and KPMP founding architect Shirley Blumberg, the 18 winning structures testify to the area’s strong design culture.  Here's what took home t...

Avenier Cornejo’s social housing project in Paris wins the Architectural Review’s 2017 Emerging Architecture award

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nw/nw1ndkggq35mo5cv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nw/nw1ndkggq35mo5cv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nw/nw1ndkggq35mo5cv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nw/nw1ndkggq35mo5cv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Avenier Cornejo Architectes was awarded the coveted&nbsp;&pound;10,000 prize&nbsp;for their Rue Bonnet social housing project in Paris. The young&nbsp;practice&nbsp;that has built a significant majority of their work in the social housing sector&nbsp;received the Architectural Review's 2017 emerging architecture award last week at a ceremony in Berlin with the judging panel applauding the firm's ambition to tackle important and pertinent social issues.</p>            

Meet Dash Marshall, the Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Where Form Follows Fable

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />"We are all <a href="https://archinect.com/dashmarshall" >Dash Marshall</a>" says Bryan Boyer, who works for the multi-disciplinary design studio that draws its name from an imaginary figurehead. Since its founding, the firm&mdash;which in addition to Boyer, is also led by Amy Yang and Ritchie Yao&mdash;has been designing spaces large and small while also offering consulting services, working with institutions who are grappling with cultural, technological, and urban change.
We talked with the firm for our Small Studio Snapshots about how they got their start, their design philosophy, saying no to projects, and making weird renderings. 

The winning designs for Latvia’s Amber Road Trekking Cabins competition announced

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7uyfhtn7i9p5j6je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7uyfhtn7i9p5j6je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7uyfhtn7i9p5j6je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7uyfhtn7i9p5j6je.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bee-breeders/105375/6089/calling-for-cutting-edge-architectural-design-on-the-edge-of-a-volcano" >Bee Breeders</a>' latest competition tasked architects with designing a series of&nbsp;unique trekking cabins for Latvia's Amber Road, which would&nbsp;allow&nbsp;long-distance hikers to traverse the country, reaching from the Latvia-Lithuania border to the Latvia-Estonia border. The trekking cabins were to take the environment into consideration and to&nbsp;be suitable for the various terrains along the hiking trail. They were also asked to be in&nbsp;keeping with the country&rsquo;s traditions and culture, while at the same time having the potential to become iconic landmarks in their own right.
Successful projects responded to the programmatic requirements of the brief with consideration of economic viability, securable enclosure, utilitarian function, constructibility, and climatic sensitivity. The winning designs will be considered for construction by the Latvia Nature Conservation Agency and can be seen below.

Urban Land Institute awards 13 Developments in North America, Europe and Asia

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bu/bupx0w0izo60bjks.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bu/bupx0w0izo60bjks.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bu/bupx0w0izo60bjks.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bu/bupx0w0izo60bjks.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Thirteen real estate development projects from around the globe have been selected as winners of the Urban Land Institute's 2017-2018 Global Awards for Excellence. Widely recognized as&nbsp;one of the land use industry&rsquo;s most prestigious awards programs, the awards honor projects that demonstrate&nbsp;an innovative, forward-looking approach to design and development and&nbsp;achieve the highest standard of excellence in design, construction, economics, planning, and management.
“Cities are about people—the way we interact, get around, and go about our daily routines. Great cities are made of great places that make the urban experience easy and enjoyable,” said ULI Global Chief Executive Officer Patrick L. Phillips. “These projects reflect the highest standards of design, construction, economics, planning, and management. But most important, they are improving people’s quality of life." Selected by an international jury made up of ULI members representing a multidisciplinary collection of real estate...

Dean’s List: Jonathan Massey Discusses his new Position at University of Michigan’s Taubman College

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" >Deans List series</a>, we speak with the leaders of architecture schools worldwide, offering insights into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. Following our recent discussion with&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150008318/jonathan-massey-to-serve-as-dean-at-the-taubman-college-of-architecture-and-urban-planning-at-u-michigan" >Jonathan Massey</a>&nbsp;for our podcast, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150028622/aggregating-architectures-a-conversation-with-taubman-s-new-dean-jonathan-massey" >Archinect Sessions</a>, we have expanded our conversation with the architect and historian to talk more about his new appointment at the <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" >Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a> and his plans for the school.&nbsp;</p>            

Is City Transformer’s new folding car the answer to our parking problems?

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rkiv46j5bmrfj6dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rkiv46j5bmrfj6dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rkiv46j5bmrfj6dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rkiv46j5bmrfj6dr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Urban drivers spend an average of 20 minutes&nbsp;<em>per trip</em> looking for parking and studies have found that anywhere from about 30 to 60 percent of the cars you see driving around a downtown core are doing just that. The energy spent looking for parking burns&nbsp;47,000 gallons of gas and generates 730 tons of carbon dioxide a year and in dense cities like New York City, can account for up to <a href="https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/11/05/454693583/how-a-folding-electric-vehicle-went-from-car-of-the-future-to-obsolete" rel="nofollow" >40% of energy consumed by automobiles</a>.
Urbanists have long seen the emergence of self-driving cars as the solution to problems posed by parking as well as other urban ills; as fleets of robocars replace the need for individual car ownership, the amount of parking needed will decline accordingly freeing up large swaths of space for other uses while reducing energy consumption.  
Adding to this vision for new urban transportation, the Israeli company City Transformer has designed a self-driving Continue reading "Is City Transformer’s new folding car the answer to our parking problems?"

Shigeru Ban wins Mother Teresa award for ‘disaster relief’ architecture

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n265vp1thub8kn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n265vp1thub8kn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n265vp1thub8kn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n2/n265vp1thub8kn1q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/50620/shigeru-ban" >Shigeru Ban</a>&nbsp;has been selected as one of the&nbsp;winners of the Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice. The award, established by the Harmony Foundation in 2005,&nbsp;honors individuals and organizations that promote peace, equality and social justice. Past winners include the&nbsp;author of&nbsp;<em>Another Man's War&nbsp;</em>Sam Childers,&nbsp;Pakistani education activist&nbsp;Malala Yousafzai, and&nbsp;the Dalai-Lama.</p>           

Bill Gates buys 25,000 acres in Arizona to build a smart city

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6hx3akgoofj0nn51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6hx3akgoofj0nn51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6hx3akgoofj0nn51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6h/6hx3akgoofj0nn51.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Belmont Partners, an investment firm run by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/310378/microsoft" rel="nofollow" >Microsoft</a> founder <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/18592/bill-gates" rel="nofollow" >Bill Gates</a>, has bought 25,000 acres in Arizona to create a planned community reports <a href="http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/bill-gates-buys-big-chunk-of-land-in-arizona-to-build-smart-city/490978125" rel="nofollow" >KPNX</a>. The large plot of land was bought for $80 million and is 45 minutes from Phoenix,&nbsp;within <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149999368/maricopa-county-in-arizona-home-to-phoenix-experienced-the-largest-population-growth-in-2016" rel="nofollow" >Maricopa County</a>,&nbsp;in an area called the West Valley.
Plans for the new city, which will be appropriately named Belmont, include 80,000 residential units, 3,800 acres for office, commercial and retail space and 470 acres for public schools. According to a press release put out by the firm, they plan to build "a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs."

Top New Zealand architects receive country’s highest honor at NZ Architecture Awards

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fz/fzvz0eba6stvvy4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fz/fzvz0eba6stvvy4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fz/fzvz0eba6stvvy4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fz/fzvz0eba6stvvy4a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Twenty-two buildings were announced as&nbsp;winners of&nbsp;New Zealand's premier architectural design competition at an&nbsp;Awards&nbsp;dinner at Auckland&rsquo;s Viaduct Events Centre. The awards&nbsp;recognize&nbsp;the best work across all the types of projects designed by the country's&nbsp;architects.&nbsp;&nbsp;
Fifty-one buildings, in locations spanning the country from the Bay of islands to Queenstown, were shortlisted, out of which 22 were chosen. Among the winners of the 2017 New Zealand Architecture Award, were a stunning addition to a celebrated chapel, an architect's own unique private home and a fancy golfing lodge. Four of the winning projects received further acknowledgement in the form of category awards—housing, commercial, education, and public—named for outstanding New Zealand architects. 

D’oh! The Simpsons house reimagined in 8 different architectural styles

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7o5nwgufimwiiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7o5nwgufimwiiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7o5nwgufimwiiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s7/s7o5nwgufimwiiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/34030/the-simpsons" rel="nofollow" >The Simpsons</a></em> is America's&nbsp;longest-running TV comedy and&nbsp;one of the most astounding successes in television history, having grossed Fox sums of money measuring in the billions and winning over 23 Emmys as well as a Peabody Award. Now in its 29th season, the show takes place in the stereotypical suburban setting of Springfield, meant to be a kind of Everytown USA which works in part because every state seems to have an actual Springfield. In fact, only 34 states do, but Springfield's vague location has become somewhat of a running joke in the world of Homer and his fans.&nbsp;
The show strings together storylines—ornamented with political and social commentary, celebrity guest appearances, and sharp, jagged humor—that poke fun at the lifestyle of middle-class America. Crucial to this success, is the city of Springfield, and its endless bounty of strange residents, that have provided the perfect stage for the Simpsons family Continue reading "D’oh! The Simpsons house reimagined in 8 different architectural styles"

Checking Back in With the Free School of Architecture, its First Year now Complete

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Last year,&nbsp;architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/623421/peter-zellner" >Peter Zellner</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" rel="nofollow" >announced</a>&nbsp;his plans of a new, tuition-free educational institution dubbed the <a href="https://archinect.com/FreeSchoolofArchitecture" >Free School of Architecture</a>. Held at the Container Yard in Los Angeles, the school made its debut over the summer, launching on June 1st, 2017 with a class of 30 post-graduate students and a&nbsp;faculty of 22 teachers engaging in 12 courses over the span of 6 weeks.&nbsp;
With the first year now complete, we got the chance to talk to Zellner about the outcome of its inaugural program as well as the goals for the school going forward.

Tadao Ando’s first residential development in NYC has sold its highly anticipated penthouse for $35 Million

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scq0rhx3g652lw91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scq0rhx3g652lw91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scq0rhx3g652lw91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sc/scq0rhx3g652lw91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese Architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/120843/tadao-ando" rel="nofollow" >Tadao Ando</a>'s first residential development in&nbsp;NYC and outside Asia,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/463712/152-elizabeth-street" rel="nofollow" >152&nbsp;Elizabeth Street</a>, has just sold its highly anticipated duplex penthouse for $35 million. The 9,000-square-feet&nbsp;penthouse spans three floors and features a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home with an astonishing amount of private outdoor space. The home also&nbsp;features a&nbsp;number of custom details including a&nbsp;spiral staircase of stainless steel, stone and glass that will connect the three levels; a fireplace framed by&nbsp;Pietra Cardosa stone and artisan plaster; and a seamless kitchen that features a sliding countertop island by the Italian brand Minimal.

Noë & Associates with The Boundary
Noë & Associates with The Boundary

The penthouse also comes with an impressive 3,240-square-feet of outdoor space. The first floor of the home includes a private terrace outfitted with one of Ando's signature water walls, while the second includes a balcony off of the master suite. The third outdoor space,...

UNStudio’s Canaletto Tower along nine-acre City Road canal basin completes

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/01/014ln7nm1ob6vjfc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/01/014ln7nm1ob6vjfc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/01/014ln7nm1ob6vjfc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/01/014ln7nm1ob6vjfc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Named after the 18th century Italian painter whose most famous works depict lavish celebrations on the canals of his native Venice, Canaletto&mdash;the 31-story tower designed by Amersterdam's UNStudio&mdash;offers luxury, waterside living next to City Road canal basin in central London.&nbsp;</p><figure><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y2/y2i0r2pmzi41nd39.jpg"><figcaption>&copy; Hufton+Crow.</figcaption></figure><p>The basin is part of the Regent's Canal in London, which has recently undergone a wave of redevelopment as&nbsp;industrial-age structures are transformed into new homes and&nbsp;waterfront apartments and loft-style workspaces begin to spring up. Marginally cheaper than a view of the Thames, the nine-acre City Road Basin, in particular, is regenerating into a&nbsp;landscaped new quarter with businesses, leisure space, marina and boat club, and 900 homes, of which Canaletto will be providing 190.
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Units in the recently completed tower range in price from £475,000 for studios to £660,000 for one-bedroom units and £790,000 for two-bedroom units. 3 bedroom apartments start at £3.2 million and...

Take a look at Cal Poly’s nine-acre collection of experimental structures, aka "The Architecture Graveyard"

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de52ouztq9g1ivj7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de52ouztq9g1ivj7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de52ouztq9g1ivj7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/de/de52ouztq9g1ivj7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Tucked away in the hills of San Louis Obispo sits a nine-acre collection of experimental structures. The mishmash of unconventional architecture, around 15 projects in total, has become known as the Architecture Graveyard and is a popular hiking area of the Poly Canyon.&nbsp;
The site's actual name is the Experimental Structures Facility and it has been used from 1963 to 2009 by the nearby California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo, to invite architectural, engineering, and design students to build large-scale structures ranging from a chimneyed greenhouse to a geodesic dome. It is also home to the prestigious annual Design Village competition, in which teams of first-year students build and inhabit temporary structures in the canyon for the entirety of a weekend. ↑ This structure was built in 1964 as an experimental house with a steel frame and wood infill. The name comes from the fact that the building Continue reading "Take a look at Cal Poly’s nine-acre collection of experimental structures, aka "The Architecture Graveyard""

Archinect’s guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application – Part Three: Choose Your Advisor

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Choosing advisors is one of the most important decisions you can make in grad school. In the last piece in our three-part guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application, in partnership with <a href="https://studyarchitecture.com/" >Study Architecture</a>, we offer some advice on how to choose the right advisor.</p>