Archinect - Features 2014-07-31T11:38:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/105250588/book-review-the-city-in-the-city-berlin-a-green-archipelago-a-manifesto Book Review: "The City in the City—Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto" Karen Lohrmann 2014-07-31T09:07:00-04:00 >2014-07-31T10:25:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l17e36jvorn9dyys.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When its first seeds were presented in 1977, <a href="http://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/en/die-stadt-in-der-stadt" target="_blank"><em>Berlin: A Green Archipelago</em></a> was a quiet, prescient manifesto. Oswald Mathias Ungers and a number of colleagues at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">Cornell University</a> deviated from the intellectual tenets of current reconstruction efforts, seen in the post-war development of European cities, to propose a new model for the "shrinking city". The text's&nbsp;idea of a polycentric urban system really took hold in the 1990s, as urban planning discourse turned towards socioeconomic considerations of ebbing and flowing growth.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105345412/student-works-fantasy-and-reconstructed-realities-in-miard-s-interior-atmospheres Student Works: Fantasy and reconstructed realities in MIARD's "Interior Atmospheres" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-30T17:56:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T19:06:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odop2azf3sqn16mu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometimes, 3D models and sectional diagrams aren&rsquo;t the best means for an architect to communicate their design. Sometimes fantasy and memoir take the reins, motivating a different approach run by personalized narrative, exhibited solely through images. A couple of standout theses from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/103700/master-of-interior-architecture-piet-zwart-institute" target="_blank">Piet Zwart Institute&rsquo;s Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a> took this route, creating studies of interior spaces steeped in memory and new possibilities.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105264254/architectures-of-the-disaster Architectures of the Disaster Nicholas Korody 2014-07-30T17:55:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T18:33:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/ncsacrffdgd6p8gb.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>45.2 million people are currently displaced by conflict and persecution, <a href="http://www.unhcr.org" target="_blank">according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees</a> (UNHCR). The number accords with the <em>1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees</em> articulation of a refugee as: an individual who has fled their country &ldquo;owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.&rdquo; But, as their website admits, in the 63 years since the convention, the dynamics of displacement have radically changed. This definition of a refugee does not account for the millions of people currently displaced by natural disasters, droughts, desertification, sea level rise, population growth, or resource scarcity. Of course such ecological crises are also intricately enmeshed in sociopolitical conflicts, complicating attempts to redefine the refugee or to classify a new category of &ldquo;climate refugees&rdquo; or &ldquo;environmental migrants.&rdquo;</p>... http://archinect.com/features/article/105321273/showcase-concrete-house-by-studio-gil ShowCase: Concrete House by Studio Gil Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-29T14:22:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T14:43:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6t5uucm7h2wnejn.jpg" width="514" height="571" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51925022/studio-gil" target="_blank">Studio Gil</a>&rsquo;s extension of a Victorian terraced house in East London works from the inside out. Situated in a conservation area in the Mile End neighborhood, "Concrete House" maintains its exterior cladding while opening up its interior to the outside, knitting together remodeled inner spaces and exterior views.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/104868902/screen-print-21-log-31-new-ancients Screen/Print #21: Log 31, "New Ancients" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-25T10:13:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T19:29:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ub7f5yy5u4rjxgqj.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46037753/log" target="_blank"><em>Log</em></a> is an insistently literary architecture publication &mdash; that is, it prioritizes text far over image. Rejecting &ldquo;the seductive power of the image in media&rdquo;, <em>Log</em> tries to communicate the significant aspects of contemporary architectural discourse within the diverse and often divisive international architectural community.&nbsp;This can be seen as an overt move away from the dominating form of architectural discourse around the globe, one perpetuated by flashy images with little or no context, let alone criticality.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/104803779/aftershock-3-brains-and-the-city AfterShock #3: Brains and the City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-24T10:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T18:36:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6pdgvke18am89pv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Navel-gazing has become a data-driven sport. We are awash in technology that allows us to track our own activities, and then take responsibility for that scrutiny, holding us accountable for calories consumed or credit cards exhausted. The quantified-self movement can be a sandstorm of uselessness, or it can sublimate into constructive action. If we try to focus our navel-gaze to better understand ourselves, it seems imminent that such scrutiny will next focus on the brain.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103949950/working-out-of-the-box-otaat-myers-collective Working out of the Box: Otaat / Myers Collective Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-18T11:06:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:08:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcgx8geddui2x2gx.jpg" width="514" height="692" 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://otaat.com/" target="_blank">Albert Chu</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.myerscollective.com/" target="_blank">Jenny Myers</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://otaatmyerscollective.com/" target="_blank">Otaat / Myers Collective</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/103938664/art-architecture-an-interview-with-lagos-documentary-filmmaker-bregtje-van-der-haak Art + Architecture: an interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak Nicholas Korody 2014-07-16T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T16:35:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5yj30he2m5islm6.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Several weeks ago,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102646363/koolhaas-guides-viewers-through-bustling-lagos-in-this-interactive-documentary" target="_blank">we featured</a>&nbsp;Bregtje van der Haak's interactive documentary,&nbsp;<em>Lagos Close and Wide: an Interactive Journey into an Exploding City</em>, originally released as a DVD in 2004 and now available&nbsp;<a href="http://lagos.submarinechannel.com/" target="_blank">online</a>.&nbsp;The project emerged from van der Haak's 2001 trip to Lagos, Nigeria with the architect Rem Koolhaas and their attempt to capture the city at a crucial moment in its emergence as the fastest growing city on the continent. ("Every hour, fifty new people start their lives in Lagos" states the film's description). The documentary utilizes a novel and innovative format in which the information is organized by distance &ndash; close-up, through the perspective of bus driver Olawole Busayo, and the more distant perspective typical of many urban studies.&nbsp;Users choose between these visual perspectives as well as various audio by Koolhaas and Lagosians. We recently touched base with van der Haak to better understand her motivations behind the project and experiences of making it.</p>... http://archinect.com/features/article/103884029/koolhaas-wreaks-havoc-at-a-d-museum-s-s-m-l-xla-exhibition Koolhaas wreaks havoc at A+D Museum's "S,M,L,XLA" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-14T11:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eho4v2hfgxo570.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the 1958 classic film "The Blob", a globular alien terrorizes a small Pennsylvanian town, ravenously absorbing everything and everyone in its path. It's formidable but silly looking at the same time, and the more it takes in the bigger and angrier it gets. Walking through the <a href="http://aplusd.org/" target="_blank">Architecture and Design Museum</a> at the opening of their <em><strong>S,M,L,XLA</strong></em> exhibition, at times it felt like The Blob had overtaken curation.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103867146/material-witness-insanity-in-the-walls-of-true-detective-and-twin-peaks Material Witness: Insanity in the walls of "True Detective" and "Twin Peaks" Julia Ingalls 2014-07-11T11:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:37:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjnxqt8vv3pludsy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the line between sanity and insanity? Specifically, what is the material?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102640739/screen-print-20-architecture-in-formation-design-manual-for-the-second-digital-revolution Screen/Print #20: "Architecture in Formation", design manual for the second digital revolution Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-11T11:06:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T18:56:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxq9pdq3cqrnfyt0.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part provocation, part manifesto-by-committee, part historical benchmark, <a href="http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415534901/" target="_blank"><strong><em>Architecture in Formation</em></strong></a> is designed as the digital architecture manual for the second digital revolution. Anticipating a merger between theory and practice, the book combines formerly unpublished essays and interviews with architecture professionals, musing on how information processing creates, and is changed by, architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103723175/art-architecture-schumacher-vs-post-net Art + Architecture: Schumacher vs. Post-Net Nicholas Korody 2014-07-09T17:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T21:50:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dseafbparcxuthqb.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In some architecture circles, hating on Patrik Shumacher&rsquo;s &ldquo;parametricism&rdquo; is like <a href="http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/223896/robin-thicke-twitter-qa/" target="_blank">hating on Robin Thicke&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blurred Lines&rdquo;</a>. It signals a basic shared understanding that, among many other things, artistic professions are <em>not</em> removed from politics, that their practitioners <em>do </em>have responsibilities outside of formal concerns, and that replicating structures of violence is, in general, not a good thing. These conversations are so frequent that they are starting to feel rehearsed: first the staid question, then the momentary pause, finally the sigh of relief. &ldquo;Now we can move on to the important things.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103338066/the-deans-list-mark-wigley-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp The Deans List: Mark Wigley of Columbia University's GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-07T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T19:24:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg" width="514" height="417" 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>Mark Wigley</strong>, former Dean of Columbia University's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a> in New York City.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103324398/op-ed-from-ex-cite-to-in-cite-reflecting-on-rem-s-biennale Op-Ed: From (EX)CITE to (IN)CITE, reflecting on Rem's Biennale Esther Sperber 2014-07-07T12:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T10:01:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nxleo239b3xicwkv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>EXCITE</strong></p><p>Rem Koolhaas, chief curator of the 2014 Venice Biennale, managed to excite us, again forcing us to rethink the <a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/elements/" target="_blank">Elements</a> and <a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/" target="_blank">Fundamentals</a> of architecture. For me, this is the first time I felt a real desire to visit the show, which I have always imagined to be more like an amusement park for new design.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102872267/the-trouble-with-a-bird-s-eye-view-la-forum-s-exhibition-looks-at-los-angeles-from-afar The Trouble with a Bird’s Eye View: LA Forum's exhibition looks at Los Angeles from afar Nicholas Korody 2014-06-27T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T16:28:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcljl3erng7b5sh3.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No single image can contain a city, particularly one as large as Los Angeles. But through the accumulation of many, it may be possible that the irreducible complexity of a city can become slightly more legible. Pairing aerial photographs by Los Angeles-based <a href="http://www.lanebarden.com/en/" target="_blank">Lane Barden</a> with a geo-mapping project by the German-American duo <a href="http://benedikt-gross.de/log/" target="_blank">Benedikt Gro&szlig;</a> and <a href="http://jk-lee.com/" target="_blank">Joseph K. Lee</a>, the summer exhibition of the <a href="http://laforum.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design</a> presents two distinct perspectives with which to view the city.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102327403/cutting-room-interiors-takes-classic-films-back-to-the-drawing-board Cutting Room: "Interiors" takes classic films back to the drawing board Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-23T12:44:00-04:00 >2014-06-27T09:31:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbzsi9nqqc1aaou3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Filmmaking is a labor of love that shares architecture&rsquo;s compulsion: to model a stratum of life down to the most precise detail, creating entire worlds that do not (yet) exist. It seems natural then that an architect and filmmaker would combine forces to create <strong><a href="http://intjournal.com/" target="_blank"><em>Interiors</em></a></strong>, a journal of reconstructed sections taken from famous scenes in classic films.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102111838/i-am-trying-to-function-a-little-bit-in-a-humble-way-as-an-ambassador-for-los-angeles-interview-with-gabriel-kahane-about-his-new-album-the-ambassador "I am trying to function a little bit, in a humble way, as an ambassador for Los Angeles": Interview with Gabriel Kahane about his new album, The Ambassador Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-20T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-25T21:02:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfx6b94cnrcx3jnv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gabriel Kahane's new album, <em><a href="http://gabrielkahane.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">The Ambassador</a></em>, builds songs from the moods of places within Los Angeles. Born in Venice Beach, raised in northern California and living in Brooklyn, Kahane has created an unlikely ambassador for Los Angeles' pathos.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout Screen/Print #19: "Chicagoisms" honors the Windy City's architectural clout Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T14:20:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b7xrv0amgx2u4kob.jpg" width="514" height="687" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Judging by its nicknames, Chicago is a city driven by industry and a competitive mentality, whether matched up against comparable US metropolises or cities abroad. And while it may no longer be regarded as&nbsp;<em>the</em> urban symbol of architectural influence, Chicago has played an undeniably central role in the creation and dissemination of new ideas, inspiring those who passed through (including Adolf Loos and Frank Lloyd Wright) regardless of how long they stayed. A new collection of essays, gathered under the title <a href="http://www.aeisenschmidt.com/book-_-chicagoisms-the-city-as-catalyst-for-architectural-speculation#more-1515" target="_blank"><strong><em>Chicagoisms</em></strong></a>, explores the city&rsquo;s personality and influence on the forefront of architectural progress, setting a new tone for how architects talk about the &ldquo;Second City.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people Rem's Venice Biennale is "like being immersed in a stormy S,M,L,XL, with a glass of wine, and hundreds of other people" Terri Peters 2014-06-16T10:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T19:43:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Modernism &ldquo;history&rdquo;? How do Modern concepts, especially regarding representation, nature, technology and housing, relate to the current state of architecture? These were some overarching questions embedded in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas. The show opened June 7th under the &ldquo;Fundamentals&rdquo; theme, and it is worth visiting for the important questions it raises about the current state of architecture and building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101642075/this-incredible-derogatory-racialized-way-people-talk-about-the-space-director-kelly-anderson-s-cutting-room-interview-on-gentrification-and-activism-in-her-doc-my-brooklyn "This incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space": director Kelly Anderson's Cutting Room interview on gentrification and activism in her doc, "My Brooklyn" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-12T11:53:00-04:00 >2014-06-16T22:32:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4v4wec99qc4nzj57.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><a href="http://www.mybrooklynmovie.com/" target="_blank">My Brooklyn</a></em> takes a close look at the guiding forces behind Brooklyn&rsquo;s gentrification, from the highly personal perspective of documentary filmmaker (and&nbsp;self-identifying gentrifier), Kelly Anderson. Pivoting around Anderson&rsquo;s and producer Allison Lirish Dean&rsquo;s investigation of redevelopment efforts for downtown Brooklyn&rsquo;s Fulton Mall, the documentary carefully considers both the personal and historical factors behind gentrification&rsquo;s economic shifts, outlining (if not simplifying) the complexity of the gentrification debate.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101180316/screen-print-18-new-suburbanisms-by-judith-k-de-jong Screen/Print #18: "New SubUrbanisms" by Judith K. De Jong Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-09T10:16:00-04:00 >2014-06-16T22:39:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i99mwcrc7wkzh6bd.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The American suburbs no longer exist as physically and conceptually peripheral to the downtown, the central consciousness of urban development. According to <a href="http://www.arch.uic.edu/faculty/dejong.php" target="_blank">Judith K. De Jong</a>&rsquo;s new book,&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/New-SubUrbanisms-Judith-De-Jong/dp/0415642175" target="_blank">New SubUrbanisms</a>, </em>the suburbs'&nbsp;mainstream designation as places of seclusion, domesticity, superficiality, and safety (set in comparison to their accompanying denser urban downtowns), has collapsed in the wake of a feedback loop between central city and suburbia.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101037765/while-buildings-rot-film-preserves-architecture-s-memory-cutting-room-s-interview-with-malachi-connolly-director-of-built-on-narrow-land-documentary While buildings rot, film preserves architecture's memory: Cutting Room's interview with Malachi Connolly, director of "Built on Narrow Land" documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-05T10:03:00-04:00 >2014-06-15T23:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0ndnyba4z45ipl6.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before the Cape Cod National Seashore was declared public land in 1959, the grassy dune landscape was already dotted with a handful of Bauhaus-inspired beach houses. Built by a strain of rogue bohemian architects, the houses served as beloved, experimental cottages until the land underneath them was seized by the federal government. Many of the houses were abandoned and left to slowly rot in the landscape, whether or not they were protected by historical status.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100587806/screen-print-17-scenario-journal-s-building-the-urban-forest Screen/Print #17: Scenario Journal's "Building the Urban Forest" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-30T16:52:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T20:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4r/4rv0da26nks4rwms.jpg" width="514" height="669" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://scenariojournal.com/" target="_blank"><em><strong>Scenario Journal</strong></em></a>&nbsp;pools fresh, collaborative conversations on urbanism from design and the sciences, focused on rethinking urban landscape performance.&nbsp;Metamorphosing from its previous incarnation as the&nbsp;<a href="http://scenariojournal.com/landscape-urbanism-journal-archive/" target="_blank">Landscape Urbanism Journal</a>,&nbsp;the journal builds on the theoretical foundation of "landscape urbanism," which emerged from the backlash against both modernist urban planning and New Urbanism. It champions landscape manipulation as the core organizational system of successful contemporary urban environments &mdash;&nbsp;a move away from objectified buildings as the currency of a thriving urban space.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100532185/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-carper Working out of the Box: Daniel Carper Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-29T11:34:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:01:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qw6795r4t2b7tz6p.jpg" width="514" height="720" 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://www.danielcarper.com" target="_blank">Daniel Carper</a>, Product Designer at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.loadedboards.com" target="_blank">Loaded Boards</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.orangatangwheels.com" target="_blank">Orangatang Wheels</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/100286211/cutting-room-talking-architectural-dissent-and-climate-proof-buildings-with-eugene-tssui-subject-of-kyung-lee-s-telos-documentary Cutting Room: Talking architectural dissent and climate-proof buildings with Eugene Tssui, subject of Kyung Lee's "TELOS" documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-28T10:06:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:03:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qjt5qm5exuyhznnz.jpg" width="514" height="580" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em><a href="http://www.telosmovie.com/" target="_blank">TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a slice of the architect's uphill battle against the built environment&rsquo;s status quo, documenting his crusade for what he calls &ldquo;Evolutionary Architecture&rdquo;. Maligned for his off-beat sustainable design principles as a student and struggling to build as a professional, Tssui persists as a Renaissance Man -- an artist, athlete, teacher and designer, who just doesn&rsquo;t seem made for these times.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture On the ground: USC Blue Tape showcases student work as barometer of California architecture Justine Testado 2014-05-23T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:29:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edl8pbxkx206c89g.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tucked in at the edge of USC&rsquo;s campus, along downtown Los Angeles' Exposition Boulevard, stands Southern California's first accredited architecture program, which has spent the past year celebrating its centennial class of students with a variety of school events. At the resolution of the academic year is USC School of Architecture's Blue Tape, a two-day climactic event showcasing work from throughout the year, across all disciplines and student levels.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture A new nature: Interview with Ma Yansong of MAD Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-22T13:05:00-04:00 >2014-06-05T13:46:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dp9t9yh89308vmts.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ma Yansong is a trailblazing figure for Chinese architecture, having made a name for himself around the world as a business leader and innovative architect. Recently named <a href="http://www.i-mad.com/ennews_details.aspx?id=145" target="_blank">2014's Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum</a> and one of <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3029521/most-creative-people-2014/ma-yansong" target="_blank">Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business</a>, Yansong founded MAD Architecture ten years ago in Beijing, and earlier this year announced the opening of another office in Los Angeles.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100123048/screen-print-16-project-journal-s-issue-3-featuring-a-conversation-with-neil-denari Screen/Print #16: Project Journal's "Issue 3", featuring a conversation with Neil Denari Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-21T10:32:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T22:26:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2kp8repzjsng5in.jpg" width="514" height="729" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://projectjournal.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Project Journal</strong></a> is a place for critical architectural discourse, with few restrictions regarding content, but an insistence on zealous, young voices. The journal aims simply to provide a platform for new, potentially dissenting ideas in architecture, but (as the name implies) was initially inspired by discussions with practicing architects about the motivations and explanations behind individual projects. For its third issue, featured here, <strong>Project Journal </strong>is now published under the Consolidated Urbanism nonprofit, its prior two issues made possible via Kickstarter.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99769945/prototyping-developing-fantastical-habitats-for-the-untamed-in-new-territories-diy-feral-child-workshop Prototyping: Developing fantastical habitats for the untamed in New-Territories' "DIY-Feral Child Workshop" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-20T10:33:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T22:37:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxn4vz4j6iujl9s2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>True to its name, the <a href="http://www.new-territories.com/blog/DIY2014/" target="_blank">DIY-Feral Child workshop</a> is devised around an imagined feral child, found deep in the Thai Jungle and now being assimilated into human society. Spanning one summer month in the north-east of Bangkok, along the Kwai River, the workshop is a tri-fold effort of design, material experimentation, and film, where twenty student participants will create a fictionalized movie narrative alongside their architectural designs.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99380154/cutting-room-listen-to-john-szot-creator-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-discuss-cyber-architectural-realities-and-speculative-practice Cutting Room: Listen to John Szot, creator of "Architecture and the Unspeakable", discuss cyber-architectural realities and speculative practice Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-19T11:08:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T22:36:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jr/jr91hmavy6raywi0.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1556/john-szot" target="_blank">John Szot</a>, architect and creator of the&nbsp;<a href="http://johnszot.com/archandtheunspeakable/" target="_blank"><em>Architecture and the Unspeakable</em></a>&nbsp;film series, is a pioneer in film's unique architectural exploration, working with digital animation to&nbsp;investigate parts of the built environment that remain hidden at the street level. In our interview for <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/445980/cutting-room" target="_blank"><strong>Cutting Room</strong></a>, an audio series at the intersection of architecture and film, Szot spoke with me about his architectural background and how he started making films.</p>