Archinect - Features 2014-11-24T17:49:22-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/113965543/invasion-a-first-hand-view-of-gentrification-in-san-francisco Invasion: A First-Hand View of Gentrification in San Francisco Paul Keskeys 2014-11-24T10:13:00-05:00 >2014-11-24T17:26:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fbvxnf9velv8mij6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A recent Bay Area transplant sees old and new duke it out over the Bay Area's shifting public-private fault line.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/114130154/art-architecture-refik-anadol-at-walt-disney-concert-hall Art + Architecture: Refik Anadol at Walt Disney Concert Hall Nicholas Korody 2014-11-21T18:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-23T17:26:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xe/xelb3fbkyiq3sok2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The billowing wood panels of the concert hall imploded before my eyes, as if physically ripped apart by the thundering crescendos of&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard_Var%C3%A8se" target="_blank">Edgard Var&egrave;se</a>&rsquo;s <em>Am&eacute;riques. </em>One moment the massive organ was radically disfigured to the point of unrecognizability; the next, its forms re-emerged beneath the luminous, moving mesh mapped onto the structure by the artist Refik Anadol. For less than a half hour, the Walt Disney Concert Hall was transformed in an exhilarating synthesis of architecture, music and digital art: the first iteration of <a href="http://www.laphil.com/insight" target="_blank"><em>in/SIGHT</em></a>, a series of ongoing collaborations between video artists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design Jimenez Lai: Storyteller by Design Julia Ingalls 2014-11-17T12:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-22T00:32:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0jzbn6oy2eognyf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many, "experimental" is the kindly euphemism for "unrealized crap." In conceptual fields like architecture, it's easy to call up dozens of flashy-looking, ultimately failed experiments disguised as ideas. This is why <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> is arguably one of the most remarkable people currently working in architecture. His ideas are experimental, but they're also realized; in other words, he's pioneering farsighted concepts that have a direct application to reality, but don't bore you to tears with footnotes and clich&eacute;d allusions to Italo Calvino.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113594683/showcase-garden-school-beijing-no-4-high-school-fangshan-campus-by-open-architecture Showcase: Garden School / Beijing No.4 High School Fangshan Campus by OPEN Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-14T19:41:00-05:00 >2014-11-14T19:43:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2m/2mp55s4kkcfv2j2r.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taking cues from the urban and pastoral, Beijing No. 4 High School (aka Garden School) strives not only to model elite Chinese public education, but also to also drive development in its relatively new town of Fangshan.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112809997/working-out-of-the-box-greg-henderson-of-hendo-hoverboards Working out of the Box: Greg Henderson of Hendo Hoverboards Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-11T13:54:00-05:00 >2014-11-17T22:08:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gb/gbq65ameo573t7nk.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with <a href="http://hendohover.com/#/" target="_blank">Hendo Hoverboard</a> inventor and co-founder of <a href="http://www.arxpax.com/#/" target="_blank">Arx Pax</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arxpax.com/#/" target="_blank"><strong>G<strong>reg Henderson</strong></strong></a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113051065/the-wandering-architect-one-student-s-lessons-learned-from-working-abroad The Wandering Architect: One Student’s Lessons Learned from Working Abroad Paul Keskeys 2014-11-07T11:10:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T13:17:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i64qtj4m4ifk66o1.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many people possess itchy feet, but surely none more so than my 21-year-old self, an aspiring architect from the UK with a perpetual hankering for travel and exploration. The combination of a na&iuml;ve but inquisitive mind, and a growing appreciation for urban environments different from my own, meant that when I reached my interning year I was open to anything &ndash; at home or abroad.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113038199/showcase-slate-house-by-affleck-de-la-riva-architects Showcase: Slate House by Affleck de la Riva architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-06T20:27:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T20:53:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zk/zkh0wytdujs02o3j.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Suburbia doesn't have to be faceless. Slate House, a proud black sheep in a family of tract houses, manages a demurely chic presence amid the former farmlands of Laval, Montreal's largest suburb.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112897593/view-from-above-acadia-conference-2014-in-a-nutshell View from above: ACADIA Conference 2014 in a nutshell Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-05T12:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T20:44:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6hjteisy5g4ycpd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At thirty-three years old and counting, the <a href="http://acadia.org/" target="_blank">Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture</a> has seen a lot of changes in the field of digital design. Its annual conference is a time to step back and reflect, and particular to this year's conference, consider the power computers have over architects' work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112824468/the-theory-of-everything-in-sandbox-city-will-wright-s-keynote-at-acadia-2014 The theory of everything in sandbox city: Will Wright's keynote at ACADIA 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T13:57:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0g4iys9q0unlop2t.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How the creator of SimCity turns reality into playground.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112570077/did-you-see-it-wait-now-it-s-gone-casey-reas-generative-art-at-acadia-2014 Did You See It? Wait, Now It's Gone: Casey Reas' Generative Art at ACADIA 2014 Anthony Morey 2014-11-03T12:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T21:32:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sph3xhb2ux2uxnnd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ACADIA 2014 was labeled as a conference focused on Architectural Design Agency and Authorship, yet of course it seemed only fitting that it would close out with a keynote by Casey Reas. Art, the word that an architect cringes at. A word that can resonate more as a critique than a compliment. One that signifies the ripping from architectural ideals, even if such ideals are still up for debate.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112509888/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2014-11-03T10:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T09:55:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3scyx4yprxjoikp.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the United States, around <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">40 million people</a> currently hold student debt. This is a population that is greater than that of many countries. While, over the last 14 years, the average salary for young people has decreased by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">10%</a>, student debt has increased by nearly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kyle-mccarthy/10-fun-facts-about-student-loan-debt_b_4639044.html" target="_blank">500%</a>. &nbsp;For most Americans, to become educated means to take on a relationship with banks that will last for years. But for young American architects the situation is even worse; the amount of schooling required to be able to practice professionally means taking on debt that you may be paying off for the rest of your life.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112494618/inaugural-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-celebrates-theory-and-practice-with-an-evening-of-dinner-drinks-and-talk Inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Celebrates Theory and Practice with an Evening of Dinner, Drinks and Talk Nick Cecchi 2014-11-02T11:08:00-05:00 >2014-11-04T22:49:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xb/xbras0vbkmsiv3j9.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Technology</a> recently hosted the first ever Mies Crown Hall&nbsp;Americas Prize. Unique among the current proliferation of architecture prizes, the&nbsp;$50,000 MCHAP was initiated by dean and prominent Architect <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a> to celebrate the best of architecture in both North and South America.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112437605/zaha-hadid-keeps-it-light-at-acadia-2014-conference Zaha Hadid Keeps it Light at ACADIA 2014 Conference Nicholas Korody 2014-10-31T16:59:00-04:00 >2014-11-04T23:01:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7g/7gedpyizvyllsuhf.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you didn&rsquo;t know better, it would be easy to mistake the eager faces populating the swarming mass of ticket lines outside of Bovard Auditorium at USC as the fans of a pop icon instead of the prolific, controversial &lsquo;starchitect&rsquo; Zaha Hadid. Behind us, students were being interviewed by reporters from the USC newspaper about the architect; everyone seemed genuinely enthused, albeit perhaps drawn more for her celebrity than appreciation for her work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112362105/material-witness-6-the-interstitial-blues Material Witness #6: The Interstitial Blues Julia Ingalls 2014-10-29T15:19:00-04:00 >2014-11-08T01:35:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gqsoh19lcjual3yz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>So you've spent the last few decades ducking who you are, or what you do for a living. Nobody's perfect. But try to steer clear of the interstitial spaces, because that's where fate is gonna getcha.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/111720239/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-dorall-architect-turned-maze-artist Working out of the Box: Daniel Dorall, Architect turned Maze Artist Archinect 2014-10-20T17:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:44:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8p92wp601nr7re93.jpg" width="514" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with Malaysia-born Melbourne-based sculptor and creator of fascinating miniature objects <a href="http://www.danieldorall.com" target="_blank"><strong>Daniel Dorall</strong></a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/111514086/screen-print-26-intern-magazine-interview-with-jessica-walsh-of-sagmeister-walsh Screen/Print #26: Intern Magazine, interview with Jessica Walsh of Sagmeister & Walsh Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-20T16:58:00-04:00 >2014-10-30T11:33:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3i/3i1womlnld5kmaah.jpg" width="514" height="721" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><a href="http://intern-mag.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Intern Magazine</strong></a></em> is devoted to &ldquo;intern culture&rdquo; in the creative industries, elevating the talents of an oft under-valued workforce in a classy, bi-annual glossy. Part polemic and part showcase, the magazine is dissatisfied upfront with the current state of unpaid/underpaid intern labor, and hopes its pages can provoke a reevaluation of the too-often exploited population.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/110738703/the-deans-list-hernan-diaz-alonso-of-sci-arc The Deans List: Hernan Diaz Alonso of SCI-Arc Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T22:28:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nw/nw2dk4meo0ytzbim.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Hernan Diaz Alonso</strong>, upcoming Director at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>&nbsp;in Los Angeles.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/111194896/art-architecture-felix-melia-and-josh-bitelli-in-the-gaps-between-buildings Art + Architecture: Felix Melia and Josh Bitelli in the Gaps Between Buildings Nicholas Korody 2014-10-17T12:44:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T21:49:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/do487cwz833ycai0.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://felixmelia.com/" target="_blank">Felix Melia</a> and <a href="http://www.joshbitelli.co.uk/" target="_blank">Josh Bitelli</a> are artists who live and work in London. We met last year and have remained in contact through email since then, exchanging periodic updates and continuing our fragmentary, rambling conversations over shared interests (and confusions) regarding the contemporary urban experience. Threads of continuity arise between individual emails with each of them, unsurprising since the two are old friends, share a new studio space, and often collaborate. Our conversations are inescapably informed by the digital media that allows them but at the same time bears traces of a perhaps nostalgic notion of letter exchanges. Both Melia and Bitelli investigate the city through the (often unnoticed) infrastructure and industrial processes that support it, while also grappling with the shifts in phenomenological experience produced by the internet &ndash; all of which is often tinged with an undeniable romanticism.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/111260780/working-out-of-the-box-anne-d-rian-architect-turned-mosaic-artist Working out of the Box: Anne Dérian, Architect turned Mosaic Artist Archinect 2014-10-15T11:16:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:06:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r09qkg1rk1puyyqq.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with French-born Berlin-based mosaic artist and pattern designer <a href="http://www.annederian.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Anne D&eacute;rian</strong></a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research AfterShock #4: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neuroscientific Architecture Research Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-14T15:50:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T08:56:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6ot0pqalnvjmpy7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You&rsquo;ve heard it before. In the span of architecture folklore, this origin story is old hat: I wanted to become an architect because it combines art and science. As pithy as it sounds, this always struck me as problematic, because it presumes that such a combination is easily wrought. What is really going on, at the arguably-genetic root of architectural practice, that manages the push and pull between expression and empiricism? Architecture occupies that limbo space between the quantifiable and the phenomenological, and that gap is insistently being narrowed by technology &ndash; not only in design, but in how we actually perceive our surroundings.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/110891470/the-life-of-a-new-architect-jim-bogle The Life of a New Architect: Jim Bogle Sean Smith 2014-10-10T12:44:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T12:37:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/om/omrxyn6er7gjgzeg.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's working as an architect actually like? Even for students on track to become one, the answer isn't always clear or forthcoming, and for those outside the industry, common ideas about architecture rarely reflect its reality. In this series of articles, "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a>", three architects (two designers and one licensed architect) discuss their transition from student to professional, their changed perceptions of the career and the challenges and joys of their current work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/110815880/working-out-of-the-box-linda-bennett-architect-turned-jewellery-designer Working out of the Box: Linda Bennett, Architect turned Jewellery Designer Archinect 2014-10-09T15:09:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:13:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/flm4qlchsmwiejwj.jpg" width="514" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with <strong>Linda Bennett</strong>, co-founder of <a href="http://architactcollective.com" target="_blank">Architact Collective</a>, a Melbourne-based DIY jewellery design outfit.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/110346994/material-witness-5-cultural-gerrymandering Material Witness #5: Cultural Gerrymandering Julia Ingalls 2014-10-03T11:36:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T16:06:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r1/r1pbwkhpobbwgftl.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We are hemmed in as much by the physical as the psychological.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1 Architecture of the Anthropocene, Part 1 Nicholas Korody 2014-09-29T11:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T17:26:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqhxxx6lffkx9qnl.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Hurricane Kyle is tracking way off shore, but still Miami South Beach is underwater,&rdquo; reports Sam Champion of the Weather Channel beneath a shifting, computer-generated dome. On the ground, storm tracker Jim Cantore, with the aid of a hovering drone, analyzes the surging tides that have inundated the coastal town despite the distance of the hurricane. In Chicago, a deadly heat wave forces the Cubs to play their games at night and in 90 degree weather. Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams documents cities endangered by the megadrought in the Southwest. &ldquo;And it&rsquo;s only going to get worse.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/109724744/screen-print-25-the-debut-issue-of-the-bartlett-s-lobby Screen/Print #25: The debut issue of The Bartlett's "LOBBY" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-25T19:21:00-04:00 >2014-09-29T22:57:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8m/8m60usu7ulphfjap.jpg" width="514" height="721" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a name like <a href="http://www.bartlettlobby.com/" target="_blank"><strong>LOBBY</strong></a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" target="_blank">The Bartlett&nbsp;School of Architecture</a>&rsquo;s new architecture magazine puts itself in two camps. Interpreted as an architectural metaphor, the magazine is a waiting area, a limbo-space between inside and outside. Alternatively, it&rsquo;s a political rallying group, pushing its agenda on the powers that be. From the looks of the first issue, <em>Un/Spectacle</em>, <strong>LOBBY</strong> is set on occupying both those territories.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/109650817/working-out-of-the-box-adora-lo-architect-turned-pro-lego-builder Working out of the Box: Adora Lo, Architect turned Pro LEGO Builder Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-24T15:47:00-04:00 >2014-09-29T21:36:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nn22opcu3ika4hp5.jpg" width="514" height="779" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/adoralo" target="_blank"><strong>Adora Lo</strong></a>, LEGO model designer.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler The Life of a New Architect: Eric Höweler Sean Smith 2014-09-17T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T10:16:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqr5cow2anuhuxhh.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's working as an architect actually like? Even for students on track to become one, the answer isn't always clear or forthcoming, and for those outside the industry, common ideas about architecture rarely reflect its reality. In our "<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a></strong>" series, three young architects (two designers and one licensed architect) discuss their transition from student to professional, their changed perceptions of the career and the challenges and joys of their current work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/109023596/material-witness-4-writing-on-the-wall Material Witness #4: Writing on the Wall Julia Ingalls 2014-09-16T11:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-22T18:30:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vj/vj78en1pweq4fqe4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In cinema, signage plays a duplicitous role. Like a cartoon thought bubble, signage is a tangible manifestation of how a character feels, yet it also encourages the audience to read between the etched lines.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/108655901/factory-berlin-a-new-tech-incubator-emerges-from-the-ruins-of-the-berlin-wall Factory Berlin, a New Tech Incubator, Emerges from the Ruins of the Berlin Wall Nicholas Korody 2014-09-15T11:06:00-04:00 >2014-11-09T21:42:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwrmyr451lqw6q64.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The archives of the <em>New York Times </em>testify to the euphoria that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989. An article entitled <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/11/opinion/the-end-of-the-war-to-end-wars.html" target="_blank">&ldquo;The End of the War to End Wars&rdquo;</a> reads: &ldquo;Crowds of young Germans danced on top of the hated Berlin wall Thursday night. They danced for joy, they danced for history. They danced because the tragic cycle of catastrophes that first convulsed Europe 75 years ago, embracing two world wars, a Holocaust and a cold war, seems at long last to be nearing an end.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/108577997/showcase-stadthaus-m1-by-barkow-leibinger Showcase: Stadthaus M1 by Barkow Leibinger Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-11T11:17:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T22:57:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ekz61auapfosxzqw.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The subtle strength of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger-architects" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>'s&nbsp;<strong>Stadthaus M1</strong> derives from its passive house standards and connection to local environment. The basic polygonal form of the overall structure, which includes a hotel and street-level shops separate from apartments, is jointed by a &ldquo;pocket park&rdquo; that serves as a serene connector between the complex&rsquo;s private-public areas as well as a transition space to nearby streets. Located in the &ldquo;sustainable model district&rdquo; of Vauban in the already so-called &ldquo;green city&rdquo; of Freiburg, Germany, Stadthaus M1 is right at home aesthetically and ideologically.</p>