Archinect - Features 2015-05-28T02:12:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/127733607/one-night-stand-la-titillates-but-leaves-you-wanting-more One-Night Stand LA titillates, but leaves you wanting more Nicholas Korody 2015-05-23T11:09:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T17:59:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/750wsll7fi9dwbuw.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For an event modeled after that type of sexual encounter usually associated with spontaneity and non-commitment, there sure was a lot of hype leading up to "<a href="http://onenightstand-la.com/information.html" target="_blank">A One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture</a>" (One-Night Stand LA). On <a href="https://instagram.com/onenightstand_la/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and IRL, a veritable fury of buzz surrounded Saturday's bacchanal-inspired evening and the foil-wrapped condoms emblazoned with sharp, serifed lettering that served as branding. Then again, in an age in which most one night stands are likely prefigured by the image-curated, textual courting of Tinder or some other dating app, maybe this sort of foreplay comes with the territory.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126437032/looking-hot-in-a-tight-market-how-firms-successfully-attract-job-applicants Looking Hot in a Tight Market: How Firms Successfully Attract Job Applicants Julia Ingalls 2015-05-21T11:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T12:27:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ldc0u2xb5zkbkrwy.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">Employers</a>, we&rsquo;re not trying to hurt your feelings, but be honest: Does your company seem like an attractive place in which to work? Thanks to a robust post-recession <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job market</a> that favors employees, <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">job seekers</a> now have a variety of choices when it comes to finding an employer. This means that, much like going on a date, an employer who wants to attract top talent needs to put more effort into the appearance of their <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ads</a>. Although looks aren&rsquo;t everything, first impressions do count.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/127534748/stop-the-presses-paul-goldberger-s-take-on-critical-relevance-in-the-social-media-age Stop the presses: Paul Goldberger's take on critical relevance in the social media age Julia Ingalls 2015-05-20T11:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-25T21:43:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdm51jgaus3ly64h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In architecture, the rise of the 21st century media landscape has created connective tissue where none used to exist: the day-to-day work of architecture used to be relatively obscure, and now it is spotlighted and deconstructed regularly. The most successful architects are not those who shun this newfound audience, but rather engage with it. Of course, this poses a challenge for architectural journalists. New work must now be evaluated not only in the context of the built environment, but in the virtual environment as well.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126437029/there-are-tons-of-architecture-job-openings-these-days-why-aren-t-you-hired-yet There are tons of architecture job openings these days. Why aren't you hired yet? Julia Ingalls 2015-05-14T17:42:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T12:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trv01q9ely49e0rk.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven years ago, in the grips of recession, finding employment in architecture was akin to a treasure hunt: there were cryptic clues scattered across a wide geographical area, but for many actually finding the job was simply too time-consuming and difficult. Recent graduates threw up their hands and sought work in other fields; experienced architects, freshly chucked out of their jobs by large firms rapidly downsizing to accommodate the 2008 economic crash, found themselves taking up teaching or other gap-filling work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126947697/screen-print-32-naam-s-on-the-edge-of-architecture Screen/Print #32: NAAM's "On the Edge of Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-13T09:16:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T10:31:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56a9i7s15huardha.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In our scope of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><strong><em>Screen/Print</em>s</strong></a>, architectural writing runs the gamut from object-oriented and project-specific analysis, to the fantasy realm of future conjectures and other worlds. The pieces can&rsquo;t be generalized by topic or style, only by approach &ndash; taking on any genre with architecture as the protagonist. Our featured issue of <strong><em>NAAM</em></strong>, &ldquo;<a href="http://issuu.com/naam-online/docs/naam_2" target="_blank">On the Edge of Architecture</a>&rdquo;,<strong> </strong>embodies that spirit wholeheartedly.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126844507/art-architecture-andreas-angelidakis-between-the-monumental-and-the-particular Art + Architecture: Andreas Angelidakis between the monumental and the particular Nicholas Korody 2015-05-12T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-05-17T22:49:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Buoyantly imaginative yet grounded by a commitment to sociopolitical realism, the work of the Greek-born architect <a href="http://www.angelidakis.com/" target="_blank">Andreas Angelidakis</a>&nbsp;defies categorization. In fact, while he was trained as an architect at <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, Angelidakis' work is perhaps better known in contemporary art circles than among architects. After all, Angelidakis exhibits in museums (and online) more than he builds. Yet his work, which takes the form of renderings, videos, sculptures, dioramas and installations, is visibly marked by an architectural sensibility. With near-manic intensity, Angelidakis&rsquo; work operates fluidly on the uneven terrain of the contemporary moment, invoking ecological disaster, digital and post-digital networks, economic crises, celebrity culture &ndash; often all at once. At the same time, specters of history &ndash; both imagined and real &ndash; never escape his expansive purview.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone Nicholas Korody 2015-05-07T12:08:00-04:00 >2015-05-12T20:43:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/327oa8wvjgy7xjtu.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is the third installment of the recurring feature&nbsp;<em>Architecture of the Anthropocene,&nbsp;</em>which explores the implications of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" target="_blank">Anthropocene thesis</a>&nbsp;for architecture. The <a href="http://public.oed.com/the-oed-today/recent-updates-to-the-oed/june-2014-update/new-words-notes-june-2014/" target="_blank">Anthropocene</a> is a contested name for "the era of geological time during which human activity is considered to be the dominant influence on the environment, climate, and ecology of the earth."</p><p>Prior installments can be found <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/506696/anthropocene" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126556411/screen-print-31-dialectic-iii-dream-of-building-or-the-reality-of-dreaming Screen/Print #31: Dialectic III, "Dream of Building or the Reality of Dreaming" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-05T17:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-05T18:07:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlfk9jjfni9xher5.jpg" width="514" height="633" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The official publication of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16849/the-university-of-utah" target="_blank">University of Utah&rsquo;s School of Architecture</a>, <a href="http://www.arch.utah.edu/school_of_architecture/dialectic/dialectic_home.html" target="_blank"><strong><em>Dialectic</em></strong></a> is an explicit extension of the discussions and issues taking place within the school. The annual publication seeks to add nuance and opposing viewpoints to content already being produced by students, culling the best of student work produced throughout the year, framed by an editorial response to the same issues the external architectural community is facing.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi The motley life and uncertain legacy of Lina Bo Bardi Nick Cecchi 2015-05-04T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T21:30:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alj90lqncvunhbzc.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em> is not, and does not attempt to be, the definitive collection of Lina Bo Bardi&rsquo;s work, but rather an examination of her life, influences, and motivations for producing her timeless architecture and enduring contributions to Brazilian, particularly Bahian, culture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126442466/how-architects-can-help-nepal-and-learn-from-past-disastrous-mistakes-successes How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes) Julia Ingalls 2015-04-30T18:20:00-04:00 >2015-05-10T04:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bh9iznkzltss76vf.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 25th&rsquo;s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has razed entire villages, severely disrupted basic infrastructure, and is responsible for the loss of over 5,000 lives. According to The Guardian, the death toll may rise to as many <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/nepal-earthquake-anger-among-survivors-as-food-and-water-in-short-supply" target="_blank">10,000 people</a>. Unfortunately, in the wake of natural disasters, the architectural community has traditionally waited out the initial emergency phase before lending aid. The embarrassing response to 2005&rsquo;s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, in which thousands of refugees sweltered in the Superdome for days without ready access to running water, prompted organizations including the AIA to revamp their emergency-response guidelines. Now, architects are encouraged to immediately respond to a disaster.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/125765734/between-sampling-and-dowsing-field-notes-from-grnasfck Between Sampling and Dowsing: Field Notes from GRNASFCK Nicholas Korody 2015-04-30T13:10:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T22:02:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yio1prwuba98f5lb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case the name didn&rsquo;t tip you off, let it be said that <a href="http://archinect.com/greenasfuck" target="_blank">GRNASFCK</a> is not your average landscape architecture studio. Whether producing disjointed travelogues in Celebration, Florida or organizing rallies for extremophile bacteria in San Francisco, GRNASFCK operates almost like an industrial dredge, unsettling easy or comfortable ideas about the relationship between architecture and ecology, and covering impressive conceptual (and geographic) ground.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/125518443/touching-base-with-volkan-alkanoglu Touching Base with Volkan Alkanoglu Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-21T14:22:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T11:58:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8ngm6np523ejzj9t.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Touching Base" is a series of mini-interviews meant to expose, promote and occasionally burn highly talented people in architecture, who are working outside of the mainstream's limelight.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124988136/deans-list-michael-speaks-of-syracuse-architecture Deans List: Michael Speaks of Syracuse Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-13T14:21:00-04:00 >2015-04-16T22:26:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kp0n6ixwyxuzyyvb.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>Michael Speaks</strong>, the Dean at <a href="http://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse Architecture</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank Interview with Alfredo Brillembourg, founder of Urban-Think Tank Laura Amaya 2015-04-10T12:23:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T02:08:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/le/lenod2h3ddrck7p7.jpg" width="514" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Alfredo Brillembourg is the founder and co-director of Urban-Think Tank,&nbsp;an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects, concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. He's also&nbsp;Co-chair for Architecture and Urban Design at the Swiss Institute of Technology, Z&uuml;rich.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124224194/designing-the-hyperspace-ucla-studio-imagines-hyperloop-s-future-in-california Designing the Hyperspace: UCLA studio imagines Hyperloop's future in California Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-01T09:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-06T20:54:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y1bfvsq6sa7moabg.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Walking into the enormous Hercules building on UCLA&rsquo;s IDEAS campus, in the tech-infused suburb of Playa Vista, feels a bit like a traveling through a rip in space-time. The Hercules building is a giant airplane hangar &ndash; now, it&rsquo;s neighbor to YouTube&rsquo;s offices and a twin hangar where film studios stage scenes for steroidal Hollywood blockbusters like Transformers and Avatar, and formerly, it housed Howard Hughes&rsquo; Spruce Goose. And since last fall, the hangar has played host to another audacious promise of transportation technology: the Hyperloop.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/123295837/screen-print-30-soiled-s-cloudscrapers Screen/Print #30: SOILED's "Cloudscrapers" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-31T09:01:00-04:00 >2015-04-08T18:30:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1q6hq816lfdx36e.jpg" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://soiledzine.org/" target="_blank"><strong>SOILED</strong></a> is back, dirtier than ever. Our first-ever&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><strong><em>Screen/Print</em></strong></a>&nbsp;featured <strong>SOILED'</strong>s <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82534651/screen-print-soiled-s-windowscrapers" target="_blank">Windowscrapers</a></em>,&nbsp;and for its next issue, the Chicago-based publication devoted to making &ldquo;a mess of the built environment and the politics of space&rdquo; set it sights a bit higher up. After scraping the windows, it gazes to <em><a href="http://soiledzine.org/2014/12/pre-order-no-5-%E2%80%93-cloudscrapers/" target="_blank">Cloudscrapers</a></em>, centering its architectural storytelling into the upper reaches of our atmosphere.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/123744704/working-out-of-the-box-abraham-burickson-poet-conceptual-artist-and-founder-of-odyssey-works Working out of the Box: Abraham Burickson, poet, conceptual artist and founder of "Odyssey Works" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-27T12:13:00-04:00 >2015-04-02T22:49:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxwy5xrx3sw22vcd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>&nbsp;</strong>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><a href="http://abrahamburickson.com/?page_id=130" target="_blank">Abraham Burickson</a></strong>,&nbsp;founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.odysseyworks.org/" target="_blank">Odyssey Works</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/123300660/ghosts-of-schindler-s-past-haunt-renee-green-s-mak-center-exhibition Ghosts of Schindler's past haunt Renee Green's MAK Center exhibition Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T12:10:00-04:00 >2015-04-02T22:51:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3kevaek4bddrgdb.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Where does an encounter with a work of architecture begin? There is the building as it first emerges on the horizon. Then the series of connected moments as you approach, that, like in a film, change according to variables of speed and distance, of the position of the subject in relation to the object. There is also the moment of crossing the threshold, the ambiguous line that demarcates inside from outside.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/123359279/an-open-letter-to-guest-lecture-series An open letter to Guest Lecture series Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-20T15:32:00-04:00 >2015-03-26T20:01:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u38jggq5ge31f7ik.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/features/article/122759763/screen-print-29-trans-lust Screen/Print #29: trans, "Lust" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-14T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T22:02:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7ahfrdkvh6fx0wlw.jpg" width="514" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.trans.ethz.ch/en/issues" target="_blank"><strong><em>trans magazin</em></strong></a>, true to its grammatical form, is a journal of multiple cross-disciplinary perspectives on architectural and urban issues. An independent student cohort from the Department of Architecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/ethz" target="_blank">Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ</a> manages the editorial, publishing twice a year since 1997.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/122742069/art-architecture-the-los-angeles-nomadic-division-sets-up-camp Art + Architecture: The Los Angeles Nomadic Division Sets Up Camp Nicholas Korody 2015-03-13T10:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T21:09:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w8a7n8jasoqurmdd.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"The easiest way to grasp what we do and to understand our mission is that we're a contemporary art museum without walls," explained Laura Hyatt, development director of the <a href="http://nomadicdivision.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Nomadic Division</a> (LAND), an LA-based organization dedicated to facilitating public art projects. After celebrating their fifth anniversary last year, LAND is settling into its role as a major force in redefining the relationship between contemporary art and its context.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120144801/screen-print-28-place-holder-s-interview-with-greg-lynn-for-issue-1-2-afterschool Screen/Print #28: PLACE-HOLDER's interview with Greg Lynn for Issue 1/2, "Afterschool" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-23T10:26:00-05:00 >2015-03-08T16:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4nw447wj97tqeqbv.jpg" width="514" height="741" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s foolish to think of process as a straight-line; tangents, detours, dead-ends and roundabouts are the foundation of architecture's process, however immaculate its presentation. <a href="http://place-holder.net/" target="_blank"><strong>PLACE-HOLDER</strong></a>, a publication out of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" target="_blank">Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto</a>, focuses on the messy preamble and sequels to architecture, publishing those fringes of architectural practice and study that otherwise might be sheared away.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/121127644/upstarts-martha-read-architects UpStarts: Martha Read Architects Julia Ingalls 2015-02-20T09:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-22T20:41:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kj15sykvah1jr7mw.jpg" width="514" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded in 2012 by former literature student and obituary writer Martha Read, UK-based Martha Read Architects is the distillation of multiple cultural sensitivities, honed over decades of teaching, writing, and working globally.</p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank"><strong>UpStarts</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features on the foundations of contemporary practice. It will have a global reach in which practices from Europe, North America, Asia, and beyond will be asked to address the work behind getting the work, and the effect of cultural contexts. The focus will be on how a practice is initiated and maintained. In many ways, the critical years of a fledgling design partnership is within the initial five years, after the haze and daze of getting it off the ground.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank">UpStarts</a></strong>&nbsp;surveys the first years of practice as a tool for tracking the tactics of the rapidly evolving methods for sustaining a practice.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college Deans List: Monica Ponce de Leon of University of Michigan's Taubman College Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-12T13:12:00-05:00 >2015-04-15T18:56:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/479n7mag2gp36zfq.jpg" width="514" height="341" 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>Monica Ponce de Leon</strong>, the Dean at University of Michigan's <a href="http://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">Taubman College</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel Oyler Wu Collaborative in ink, graphite and steel Anthony Morey 2015-02-09T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T23:25:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8du28kpu4sl1akr.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write, yet architects do not architect &ndash; they draw, model, and write. Architecture is one of the few creative fields that does not allow the artist to work in the medium where the final work will be produced. Yet Oyler Wu Collaborative makes productive use of that cognitive jump.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/119835565/pop-cultitecture-the-genius-of-david-byrne Pop Cultitecture: The Genius of David Byrne Julia Ingalls 2015-02-04T10:04:00-05:00 >2015-03-17T18:20:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1j8p2dtt6xx9wl6z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unlike those architects who long to be thought of as artists, Byrne is an artist who loves to thinks about architecture. Like the deadpan docent of the infrastructural realm, David Byrne's work has inadvertently helped make architecture into a pop culture staple. While his commentary may not be mind-blowing to an architect, the method of his commentary &ndash; the diversity and size of his audience, the innovative visual and aural techniques in which he conveys highly abstract concepts &ndash; is a major contribution to architectural discourse.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117986587/the-state-of-debt-and-the-price-of-architecture-2 The State of Debt and the Price of Architecture #2 Nicholas Korody 2015-01-16T09:45:00-05:00 >2015-03-06T19:31:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogq4w80cal6v1khe.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Do you know anyone who is not a debtor, at least in some sense? The idea is practically unthinkable. To participate in modern life, one must take on debt: credit cards, housing loans, medical bills, education. Even cash is a form of debt, albeit normalized to the point that we no longer think of it as such. <em>State of Debt and the Price of Architecture </em>is a series that attempts to consider the particular situation of architecture student debt within a larger cultural and historical framework: to show just how strange (and untenable) the normal actually is.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair Nicholas Korody 2015-01-13T09:30:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T14:23:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3ln3ixgs4a3xku9.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In his 1942 short story &ldquo;<a href="http://hyperdiscordia.crywalt.com/library_of_babel.html" target="_blank">The Library of Babel</a>,&rdquo; Jorge Luis Borges describes a universe consisting of a potentially infinite library of adjacent hexagonal rooms. Convinced that the library contains every imaginable ordering of twenty-five orthographic symbols, the inhabitants of this universe search incessantly, and futilely, for meaning amid the endless shelves. While an individual art fair is never actually infinite, its labyrinthine rows of cubicles can appear endless.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design UpStarts: Four O Nine architecture and design Julia Ingalls 2015-01-12T09:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T20:48:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/defyr5i1bhvqzqoa.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a country infamous for its one time zone and countless architectural knock-offs, Four O Nine's success is startling and original.&nbsp;</p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank"><strong>UpStarts</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features on the foundations of contemporary practice. It will have a global reach in which practices from Europe, North America, Asia, and beyond will be asked to address the work behind getting the work, and the effect of cultural contexts. The focus will be on how a practice is initiated and maintained. In many ways, the critical years of a fledgling design partnership is within the initial five years, after the haze and daze of getting it off the ground.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank">UpStarts</a></strong>&nbsp;surveys the first years of practice as a tool for tracking the tactics of the rapidly evolving methods for sustaining a practice.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117673239/showcase-a-house-by-wiel-arets-architects Showcase: A’ House by Wiel Arets Architects Alexander Walter 2015-01-05T22:58:00-05:00 >2015-04-20T02:07:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nt/ntm5o40221x17n08.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wedged between the narrow alleys and razor-sharp property lines of Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood, A' House fits in its dense context like a shiny puzzle piece. Bold yet familiar, expansive yet compact, transparent yet opaque, open to dialogue yet impenetrable like an oyster shell.</p><p>Designed by&nbsp;Wiel Arets Architects, the building's innovative system of immense sliding windows responds to varying desires for privacy, air flow, light intake and participation in the neighborhood's social life.</p><p>Turns out, where Dutch and Japanese practicality intersect, one might discover <em>concrete </em>poetry<strong>.</strong></p>