Antonio Pacheco Joins Archinect as Managing Editor

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c8/c84b771aa79b9639934b988417794439.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Archinect has hired editor, writer, and designer Antonio Pacheco as its new managing editor.&nbsp;

Antonio is responsible for developing editorial content, covering breaking and professional news, and will oversee the ongoing development of Archinect’s editorial team in accordance with the publication’s evolution of editorial. 

Antonio comes to Archinect following a three-year run as West Editor for The Architect’s Newspaper, where he led coverage of regional, national, and international developments in architecture, design, and urbanism from a west coast perspective. During this time, Antonio developed a special focus on preservation issues relating to architectures of the recent past while also documenting the region’s shifting urban configurations and providing critical insight into these trends. Antonio has interviewed many of the leading figures of contemporary architecture, including Denise Scott-Brown, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Jeanne Gang, and others.

Antonio’s writing has been …

Antonio Pacheco Joins Archinect as Managing Editor

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c8/c84b771aa79b9639934b988417794439.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Archinect has hired editor, writer, and designer Antonio Pacheco as its new managing editor.&nbsp;

Antonio is responsible for developing editorial content, covering breaking and professional news, and will oversee the ongoing development of Archinect’s editorial team in accordance with the publication’s evolution of editorial. 

Antonio comes to Archinect following a three-year run as West Editor for The Architect’s Newspaper, where he led coverage of regional, national, and international developments in architecture, design, and urbanism from a west coast perspective. During this time, Antonio developed a special focus on preservation issues relating to architectures of the recent past while also documenting the region’s shifting urban configurations and providing critical insight into these trends. Antonio has interviewed many of the leading figures of contemporary architecture, including Denise Scott-Brown, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Jeanne Gang, and others.

Antonio’s writing has been …

Open Call: Apply to the Milk Stand Pop-Up Shop at London Design Fair 2019!

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/open-call-apply-to-the-milk-stand-pop-up-shop-at-london-design-fair-2019/dm19-ldf-1280x720-web/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/DM19-LDF-1280x720-web-810x456.png" alt="Open Call: Apply to the Milk Stand Pop-Up Shop at London Design Fair 2019!" /></a>
                                It&#8217;s official: Design Milk is heading across the pond to London to bring our <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/the-milk-stand" data-wpel-link="internal">Milk Stand pop-up shop</a> to <a href="https://www.londondesignfair.co.uk/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">London Design Fair</a>! If you haven&#8217;t heard about the Milk Stand, it&#8217;s a platform that showcases independent designers + makers who are flying under the radar and gives them the opportunity to share their designs to a global audience, as well as sell their products at LDF&#8217;s only cash-and-carry booth to a design-savvy audience of 29,000+. This year, LDF will run from September 19-22nd at the Truman Brewery.

Are you an up-and-coming designer? Do you make cool things and think you’d be a great fit for our pop-up shop? We’d love to hear from you! We’re hosting an open call to discover new designers + makers. Apply here: https://bit.ly/2YeCyC4

Applications will close on July 22 and chosen applicants will be contacted on August 1. See you in London!

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Foster + Partners reveals New York City boathouse featuring zig-zag roof

Row New York by Foster and Partners


Foster + Partners has unveiled plans to build a timber boathouse on Manhattan’s Harlem River for a non-profit that teaches local teens to row. Read more


A Day At Space Saloon: Exploring Experimental Architecture in the High Desert of California

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1c/1c497e1c717bc9a345ba23872961408e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />Tucked between Palm Springs and Joshua Tree lies the Morongo Valley. This <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4096/desert" >desert</a> landscape may be an obscure location to hold a week-long student workshop. However, if there is one thing architects like <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150125912/a-look-back-at-arata-isozaki-s-idiosyncratic-joshua-tree-pavilions" >Arata Isozaki</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/5960/albert-frey-and-lina-bo-bardi-cross-paths-in-the-a-search-for-living-architecture-exhibition" >Albert Frey</a> have taught us, it is that the desert is often a perfect backdrop for exploring materials, form, color, and spatial design.&nbsp;

The non-profit organization founded by Danny Wills and Gian Maria Socci provide a unique design laboratory experience for students to collect, explore, research, and experiment new potentials for design education. Not only do the students have the ability to prototype, build, and engage in transdisciplinary forms of architecture and design knowledge, they are also able to engage with practicing architects through site-specific projects. This year’s Space Saloon experience titled “FIELDWORKS” allowed students to question various processes and techniques through data and data application. 

McLain Clutter announced as new Chair of Architecture at Taubman College

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b14142c0f21309d26756ed33ca9c177d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />McLain Clutter, currently an&nbsp;Associate Professor at the <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" rel="nofollow" >University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a>, will be become the school's new Chair of Architecture in the fall. Clutter will be replacing Sharon Haar, who has been in the position since 2013. 

View this post on Instagram EXTENTS partner McLain Clutter (@mclainclutter) has been appointed Chair of Architecture at Taubman College (@taubmancollege)
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Clutter and Cyrus Peñarroyo, another faculty member at Taubman College, run the design practice EXTENTS, which focuses on the interrelations between architecture and media culture. Clutter is also the author of Imaginary Apparatus: New York City and its Mediated Representation, a book published in 2015 on the relationship between New York and its mediated image. 


SRFC_PLAY, by EXTENTS. Photo by Salam Rida.

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IKEA is bringing its low-cost modular housing units to the UK

Seventy Agency "future proofs" IKEA's iconic blue and yellow logo


Affordable developer BoKlok, which is co-owned by IKEA and Skanska, has signed a deal with Worthing council in West Sussex to build low-cost housing in the south of England. Read more


Stone Solar Studio by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/35/356b59150541ec5022e264c3c3f27ff7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />When Seattle homeowner Karen Stone reached out to architect Matt Wittman of the local firm Wittman Estes to design and build an affordable, one-bedroom studio in her backyard, the project produced more than just an eco-friendly prefab on a budget.

Stone Solar Studio is a West Seattle NODE prefab one-bedroom studio situated near a main house on a large lot. The client wanted a second unit to create an additional rental income that would be self-sustaining and affordable, generating economic and environmental productivity. 

A south-facing solar roof provides all of the energy for the studio and the main house. The large windows, wood walkways, and small footprint create a building defined by simplicity as much as its connection to people and nature. It is the city’s first DADU registered with the International Futures Institute’s zero energy certification. The studio’s innovative construction method allowed the studio to be built at Continue reading “Stone Solar Studio by Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape”

Cuomo releases RFP for 5 World Trade Center, may include 900-foot tower and affordable housing

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bbf0f20e5823d7dcd618793487ab479.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The Port Authority and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation recently arrived at a deal to develop 5 World Trade Center, the last WTC site. Today, Governor Cuomo released a Request for Proposals, which allows for either commercial or mixed-use proposals for a 900-foot-tall building. Any proposals putting forth a residential component must include &ldquo;onsite affordable units that comply with New York City&rsquo;s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program,&rdquo; according to a press release.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd">

Can You Match These Eyeglasses with Their Renowned Designers?

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/can-you-match-these-eyeglasses-with-their-renowned-designers/18-10-05_konstantin_allcollections_desktop/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/18.10.05_konstantin_AllCollections_desktop-810x546.jpg" alt="Can You Match These Eyeglasses with Their Renowned Designers?" /></a>
                                Shall we play a game, one delivered by way of eyewear brand <a href="https://www.jins.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">JINS</a> and the <a href="https://store.moma.org/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">MoMA Design Store</a>? Can you match the following eyewear with their designer for a special pop-up store in NYC? Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, Alberto Meda, and Michele De Lucchi:

Need a hint? Here are some profile photos of each designer wearing their specs.

From top left: Alberto Meda, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, and Michele De Lucchi

Product and furniture designer Jasper Morrison’s New Normal collection is characterized by an almost normcore simplicity, while Konstantin Grcic’s ALL ROUND spectacles sit on the other end with spectacularly round frames (my personal favorite, especially in the largest diameter).

Italian industrial designer Alberto Meda’s Almost Organic lightweight aluminum and titanium construction look every bit the style of a talent that came out of a mechanical engineering background, with Italian architect Michele De Lucchi’s We are all designers of ourselves collection (shown

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Renewable energy production overtakes coal nationwide

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75fdd0b8cd61d1e0b43a94b2c288e4f5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>America's coal industry has already been left in the dust by natural gas. Now it's under immense pressure from the renewable energy boom.

The renewable energy sector had slightly more installed capacity than coal in April, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission report.

Surging renewable energy production capabilities have finally overtopped coal-fired power production in the United States in recent months, a historic first. The milestone is the latest development in a decade-long slide for coal-fired energy production, which peaked in 2008.

CNN reports that coal consumption has fallen 39% since then, while energy generated from solar, wind, and other renewable sources has climbed ever higher. Energy production capabilities from renewable sources now slightly exceed those of coal, a discrepancy that is expected to continue to climb. No new coal-fired power plants were put online last year, for example, while renewable energy potentials soared during the same Continue reading “Renewable energy production overtakes coal nationwide”

Ermenegildo Zegna releases latest customisable sneaker My Claudio

My Claudio by Ermenegildo Zegna


Dezeen promotion: Ermenegildo Zegna has unveiled My Claudio, its latest range of personalised trainers available in a striking array of colour combinations. Read more


Pair Makes Adaptable Workspaces Possible

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/pair-makes-adaptable-workspaces-possible/pair-adaptable-workspaces-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Pair-Adaptable-Workspaces-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Pair Makes Adaptable Workspaces Possible" /></a>
                                San Francisco-based <a href="https://www.madebypair.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pair</a> was co-founded by the duo behind contract furniture dealer, <a href="http://twofurnish.com/#header"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">two</a>, who bring forth their experience and knowledge in this ever-growing and evolving sector. With furniture options that solve the open floor plan vs. closed office debate, they go beyond that by creating solutions for companies whose needs continually change.

Co-founder Brian Wilson shares thoughts on the concept behind Pair:

Some of our hyper fast-growing clients that are scaling are challenged with building spaces that meet the needs of who they might be in 6-12 months. How do you anticipate the needs of departments that don’t even exist? We have seen companies add fixed higher screens or bringing versions of panels back, but that might not be the answer for the next occupant or department that would move into that space. The vision we have is help creating more control or flexibility. Screens that can hang or

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Microsoft and Kano partner on build-your-own PC for children

Microsoft and Kano partner on build-your-own PC


Kids can now build their own fully functional Windows 10 PC tablet laptop, using this powerful new kit by creative-tech toy company Kano. Read more


Where does Philadelphia’s I-95 cap park stand?

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1bc9bdcf2e2a483acdea21a10231741.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>The opening of I-95 in Philadelphia 40 years ago cut the city&rsquo;s waterfront neighborhoods off from their source. For more than a decade, the city has been planning a fix: a new park at Penn&rsquo;s Landing that would cap a stretch of the highway and again connect Old City with the Delaware River.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A recent report from <em>The Philadelphia Inquirer </em>recaps the city's long-running effort to build a pedestrian plaza over Interstate-95 linking downtown&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/123490/philadelphia" rel="nofollow" >Philadelphia</a> with an existing waterfront park at Penn's Landing and the Delaware River.

Designed by Hargreaves Associates, the proposed 4-acre park has been in the planning stages for nearly a decade and is moving slowly but surely toward construction. 

Standard Arts adorns apartment in David Chipperfield’s The Bryant tower in Manhattan

The Bryant New York City model residence by Standard Arts and David Chipperfield


A model unit within David Chipperfield’s new residential tower in Midtown Manhattan has been furnished with whimsical decor and colourful artwork selected by the curatorial firm Standard Arts. Read more


Haawe Hotel: Themed Rooms Inspired by the Nature of Lapland

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/haawe-hotel-themed-rooms-inspired-by-the-nature-of-lapland/kota-haawe-4710-2000x1333/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Kota-Haawe-4710-2000x1333-810x540.jpg" alt="Haawe Hotel: Themed Rooms Inspired by the Nature of Lapland" /></a>
                                While many guests travel to the Lapland to stay in glass resorts or transparent igloos to watch the Northern lights, few know how uncomfortable these accommodation options can be in the summer. With up to 24 hours of daylight in the long summer days, the panoramic panes of glass in your treehouse igloo that let you gaze at the Northern lights actually turn your room into a hot, too-bright glasshouse.

If I’ve now made a strong case for ceilings, then here’s another tip: You don’t have to stay in an igloo to get the Lapland experience. Don’t get me wrong, I’d choose an igloo or a cabin in the forest in the winter, but if you’re visiting in the summer, a boutique hotel in Rovaniemi, Finland, might be just your thing.

Haawe Boutique Apart Hotel is part apartment-to-call-home and part hotel. The first thing I noticed was that our fridge

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President Trump targets preservation, zoning, and rent control regulations

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/42/42e233fdd5cdee97a8dda9ea88924738.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />President <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/881295/president-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" >Donald Trump</a> issued an executive order that establishes a White House Council focused on "eliminating regulatory barriers to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/322270/housing-crisis" rel="nofollow" >affordable housing</a>." The council is to be chaired by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson.

The order reads: “These regulatory barriers include: overly restrictive zoning and growth management controls; rent controls; cumbersome building and rehabilitation codes; excessive energy and water efficiency mandates; unreasonable maximum-density allowances; historic preservation requirements; overly burdensome wetland or environmental regulations; outdated manufactured-housing regulations and restrictions; undue parking requirements; cumbersome and time-consuming permitting and review procedures; tax policies that discourage investment or reinvestment; overly complex labor requirements; and inordinate impact or developer fees.”

The order adds, “These regulatory barriers increase the costs associated with development, and, as a result, d…

Meet Nisswa, an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/meet-nisswa-an-eco-friendly-outdoor-collection/nisswa_thompson_8134-b/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Nisswa_thompson_8134-B-810x568.jpg" alt="Meet Nisswa, an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Collection" /></a>
                                While most may know them for their adirondack chairs, <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a> recently launched a new collection – <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/product-category/collections/nisswa/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nisswa</a>. Named after a lake town in northern Minnesota, it&#8217;s a set of eco-friendly outdoor furniture that&#8217;s maintenance-free and made in the USA. Nisswa is their first cushioned sofa and lounge, and it&#8217;s designed especially for backyard lounging and gathering.

A 3-seat sofa, lounge chair, and ottoman make up the collection with both seating options boasting extra wide arms. The pieces in the Nisswa collection allow you to choose from nine frame colors that are made from 100% recycled plastic, while the thick cushions are made of durable Sunbrella fabric that’s available in a whopping 27 color combinations.

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Meet Nisswa, an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Collection

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/meet-nisswa-an-eco-friendly-outdoor-collection/nisswa_thompson_8134-b/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/06/Nisswa_thompson_8134-B-810x568.jpg" alt="Meet Nisswa, an Eco-Friendly Outdoor Collection" /></a>
                                While most may know them for their adirondack chairs, <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Loll Designs</a> recently launched a new collection – <a href="https://lolldesigns.com/product-category/collections/nisswa/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nisswa</a>. Named after a lake town in northern Minnesota, it&#8217;s a set of eco-friendly outdoor furniture that&#8217;s maintenance-free and made in the USA. Nisswa is their first cushioned sofa and lounge, and it&#8217;s designed especially for backyard lounging and gathering.

A 3-seat sofa, lounge chair, and ottoman make up the collection with both seating options boasting extra wide arms. The pieces in the Nisswa collection allow you to choose from nine frame colors that are made from 100% recycled plastic, while the thick cushions are made of durable Sunbrella fabric that’s available in a whopping 27 color combinations.

            <img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/design-milk/~4/dt8K0IpGFO0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>