Archinect - Features 2016-07-24T06:47:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/124368081/emergence-home-beyond-boundaries-a-reader-submission-on-domesticity "Emergence: Home Beyond Boundaries" – a reader submission on Domesticity Duha Al Nasir 2016-07-23T10:33:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T20:01:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/lj5y07ejp1ob182h.jpg" width="514" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As one of the submissions to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity" target="_blank">Open Call for July's theme of "Domesticity,"</a> Duha Al Nasir tackled the challenge of envisioning her version of the next Case Study home, riffing on the realtor "ad" prompt with a rumination on the very nature of home. Al Nasir&nbsp;locates the essential home within the nexus of experience, likening it to an "emotional suitcase" and concluding that ultimately, one's home is not a physical enclosure but a metaphor for a sense of self.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149958919/home-away-from-home-an-interview-with-the-curators-of-the-oslo-architecture-triennale Home away from home: an interview with the curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale Nicholas Korody 2016-07-21T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T20:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo4576eikfabz67a.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometime in the last few years, your couch became a rentable asset; your bedroom, a factory; your taste, a commodity; your doorstep, the final destination for a package that has more freedom of movement than most of the world&rsquo;s population. What, then, does it mean to be at home today?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956315/archinect-s-summer-reading-listening-list-recommendations-from-aaron-betsky-jimenez-lai-alan-loomis-and-scott-merrill Archinect's Summer Reading + Listening List: Recommendations from Aaron Betsky, Jimenez Lai, Alan Loomis and Scott Merrill Julia Ingalls 2016-07-16T10:41:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T10:22:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f8j15qakban5pbs.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From vivid historical analysis to theoretically-driven essays on Rem Koolhaas to the mesmerizing stream of consciousness of Karl Ove Knausgaard,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942775/banal-sex-mansion-talking-about-sex-and-architecture-with-aaron-betsky-on-archinect-sessions-62" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/alanloomis" target="_blank">Alan Loomis</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" target="_blank">Scott Merrill</a>&nbsp;spoke to Archinect about what they're reading (and listening to).</p><p>Here's a quick glimpse of the tenor and scope of their picks, just in time for summer.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners Brexit exposed a Britain divided, and architects must now "redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation." – op-ed by Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson + Partners Chris Williamson 2016-07-15T01:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T00:42:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nf34i263kwu9s4y9.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I was in New York at the time of the Brexit vote. I found out the result at two in the morning and was incredibly disappointed, but not surprised.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956313/deciding-how-to-bill-clients-is-complicated-what-are-the-basic-fee-structures-behind-residential-projects Deciding how to bill clients is complicated. What are the basic fee structures behind residential projects? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T11:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/birz7w52h6zle160.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the same way that no two designers have the exact same aesthetic sensibility, architectural billing is tailored to the demands of a specific project. Nonetheless, certain industry-wide guidelines do apply. Here, Archinect breaks down common architectural fee structures in the U.S. as they relate to residential construction projects.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956613/falling-through-the-sharing-economy-s-looking-glass-and-into-an-ocean-of-unpaid-gendered-domestic-labor Falling through the sharing economy's looking glass—and into an ocean of unpaid, gendered, domestic labor Nicholas Korody 2016-07-13T15:17:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T19:04:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8x6ps04hsfpwukr.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Work, work, work, work, work, work,&rdquo; instructs&nbsp;Rihanna as we drive through the mountain pass; her dancehall, reggae-pop anthem to staying on the grind despite poor returns on libidinal investment providing the tempo for my own frantic attempts to capture any last emails before I abandon the world of 3G for cacti, a meteor shower, and a cheap Airbnb.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956435/it-s-the-culture-stupid-curatorial-statement-for-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam-from-executive-director-george-brugmans It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans Orhan Ayyüce 2016-07-09T09:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T00:56:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/ds6x085qxxgxzcxo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It all started January 2010 when I first <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" target="_blank">interviewed the director of International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam George Brugmans</a> for Archinect. Since then, our relationship developed and I closely followed his work at IABR which I find arguably the most serious biennale concerning urbanism and city-making at the highest level of reality and usefulness.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity – op-ed by Patrik Schumacher Patrik Schumacher 2016-07-08T04:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T07:53:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mpjjh1pjzzk9w42w.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I have very little in common with the arguments of the Leave Campaign, and in particular reject the anti-immigration thrust of the Campaign. However, I welcome Brexit as offering an enhanced ability and chance to experiment with new policies that dare more economic freedom.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956364/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-2 The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 2) Nicholas Korody 2016-07-07T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T01:37:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcpo3fzbdnqkpiab.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is the second half of a two-part interview with Cryptome, an online repository of leaked government secrets and other documents relevant to contemporary surveillance and its infrastructure. Cryptome is run by the architects Deborah Natsios and John Young, who live and work in New York City (any use of the first person is from Natsios' perspective). Part one, which you can read <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" target="_blank">here</a>, delves into their backgrounds and motivations. Part two deals more with their views on the contemporary city and the politics of information access.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956112/archinect-s-summer-reading-list-recommendations-from-oana-stanescu-of-family-elaine-molinar-and-craig-dykers-of-sn-hetta-and-jorge-otero-pailos Archinect's Summer Reading List: recommendations from Oana Stanescu of Family, Elaine Molinar and Craig Dykers of Snøhetta, and Jorge Otero-Pailos Nicholas Korody 2016-07-07T08:39:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T23:34:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jemqp4alcgqum1iz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With temperatures climbing and vacations on the horizon, it&rsquo;s time to stock up on summer reads. When talking to architects over the past few months, we&rsquo;ve been asking for their book recommendations&mdash;to bring to the beach, to distract from the sweltering heat of the subway, or just to edify. Here&rsquo;s a few of them.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149954725/aaron-betsky-dean-of-the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-lays-out-taliesin-s-legacy-in-architecture-education Aaron Betsky, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, lays out Taliesin's legacy in architecture education Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-07-06T12:08:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T00:51:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qk74oqougg5huebg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8399/aaron-betsky" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky</a> started his deanship at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, the historic school was in a difficult spot. Under new requirements by the Higher Learning Commission, if it didn&rsquo;t raise $2 million to become a separate institution from its funding organization, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, it <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133565264/with-1-5m-to-go-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-approaches-first-fundraising-milestone-towards-independence" target="_blank">would lose accreditation and have to shut down</a>. By late December of 2015, less than a year into his deanship and just under the fundraising deadline, Betsky helped the school <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144049955/frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-reaches-fundraising-goal-of-2m-working-towards-independence-from-foundation" target="_blank">reach its goal</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1 The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 1) Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T08:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T01:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4wa597k5wcnwhjen.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects are no strangers to controversy, but few have had their work called a &ldquo;tip off [to] terrorists,&rdquo; as <em>The</em> <em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;once <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/nyregion/mapping-natural-gas-lines-advise-the-public-tip-off-the-terrorists.html" target="_blank">described</a> Deborah Natsios and John Young&rsquo;s twenty year old project, <a href="http://cryptome.org/" target="_blank">Cryptome</a>. Then again, few architects devote their time to disclosing government secrets, from the internal emails of Wikileaks to lists of alleged former members of the Stasi.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948881/to-design-a-secure-bank-ask-a-bank-robber To design a secure bank, ask a bank robber Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T08:22:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:33:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r83ccnecem5vu53i.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Joe Loya, a former bank robber turned TV writer, learned to read spaces the way other criminals learned to crack safes. His insights illuminate the changing role of privacy in the architecture of crime prevention design for banks.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149953951/the-blind-justice-of-salt-lake-city-s-courthouse The blind justice of Salt Lake City's courthouse David Scheer 2016-06-28T08:29:00-04:00 >2016-07-11T07:11:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onpp6zqgoqnei4jf.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture normally receives very little public notice in Salt Lake City, but the new federal courthouse here got the public&rsquo;s attention. The <em>Salt Lake Tribune</em> and a local TV news station&rsquo;s website KSL.com received a wave of letters and posts in response to articles about its opening in 2014. The overwhelming consensus was negative.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149953240/screen-print-42-harvard-s-new-geographies-07-geographies-of-information Screen/Print #42: Harvard's New Geographies 07, 'Geographies of Information' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T10:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:23:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/oc17hprwpxh3glhs.jpg" width="514" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s easy to forget that, in an era of unprecedented access to information fueled by an accelerating Moore&rsquo;s Law, everything weighs on the land. While unlikely to be visible from the backyard, the infrastructure of digital technologies will only become more pervasive, and should be respected with the same aesthetic and critical discourse that we bestow on the ballet of the sidewalk, the symphony of the city, and the poetry of infrastructure.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149953107/station-to-station-the-architects-behind-crossrail-europe-s-biggest-infrastructure-project-ever Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever Robert Urquhart 2016-06-22T06:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:20:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alrx3wkj97atdtso.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it begins operating in 2018, London&rsquo;s Elizabeth Line, aka Crossrail, will ease travelers commuting and connecting across the city, bridging east and west. With construction progressing on schedule, attention has turned to the stations that will give a new lease on life to the suburbs on either end of the line. But it&rsquo;s not just the suburbs that will benefit&mdash;the interchanges in the city centre are also in desperate need of an upgrade.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948880/strange-bedfellows-exploring-shades-of-privacy-in-co-living Strange bedfellows: exploring shades of privacy in co-living Julia Ingalls 2016-06-20T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:34:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjvwbyvizme10dtl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From chaste bunking to on-site Pilates classes, co-living companies have as many versions as a cover band. But each incarnation raises the question: how do we architecturally define privacy in the 21st century?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149952126/uniting-the-peripheral-and-the-central-at-the-2016-venice-biennale Uniting the peripheral and the central at the 2016 Venice Biennale Ed Frith 2016-06-18T10:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T13:50:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1zivaoqcv5fx8lx.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How architects are educated, and the role they play in society, are key questions of today. As an architecture teacher, I ask my students how they see their role; are they makers, choreographers, gardeners, enablers, artists? This year&rsquo;s Venice Biennale asks, and tries to answer, the same question. There are many different answers.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149951908/getsafe-a-beginner-s-guide-to-cybersecurity-for-architects #GetSafe: a beginner's guide to cybersecurity for architects Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T14:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:14:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6at4yp8tpdqzqh2e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cybersecurity: you hear about it often, but assume it doesn&rsquo;t really concern you. You have nothing to hide, right? And, besides, why would someone hack <em>you</em> of all people? Or your firm?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149951535/make-room-make-room-aravena-s-venice-biennale-juggles-inclusivity-with-individuality Make room, make room: Aravena's Venice Biennale juggles inclusivity with individuality Andrea Dietz 2016-06-15T10:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:16:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00blqekwoj7b9r68.jpg" width="514" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The call for the 15th La Biennale Architettura di Venezia, &ldquo;Reporting from the Front,&rdquo; asked architecture to give a damn. It did so as an expression of dissatisfaction with past performances, and by attempting to showcase remedies, all under the curatorial leadership of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate" target="_blank">2016 Pritzker Prize winner</a>,&nbsp;Alejandro Aravena.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149950861/aravena-s-discomforting-venice-biennale-taking-on-reporting-from-the-front Aravena's discomforting Venice Biennale: taking on "Reporting from the Front" Laura Amaya 2016-06-13T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:13:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9d51gzfbjp0jzftb.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year&rsquo;s International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale feels refreshing. It showcases, for the most part, attempts at real architecture for real people. Titled&nbsp;<em>Reporting from the Front, </em>the Biennale is curated by 2016&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize winner</a> Alejandro Aravena<em>,</em>&nbsp;and has a fresh lineup of new faces and alternative practices. It puts the spotlight on those who work on the ground to prove that architecture can make a difference. As president Paolo Baratta states, the Biennale presents &ldquo;creativity and hope in the here-and-now, not in some uncertain aspirational, ideological future.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149950635/how-to-write-a-great-architecture-job-ad How to write a great architecture job ad Lindsay Urquhart 2016-06-10T09:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:11:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g5/g5c4biwfv1ystgrl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With competition for great architectural talent at an all-time high, how can you ensure that your job stands out from the crowd? When you&rsquo;re writing copy, try to remember that there is something unique and great about every job role. It seems obvious, but many <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> forget this, and may miss out on valuable talent.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses Touring BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses Robert Urquhart 2016-06-08T13:33:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:41:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f4gn7dpyss2hnwh7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perched on the lawn of the Serpentine Gallery in London&rsquo;s Royal Kensington Gardens, the annual <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a> has been a summer highlight for Londoners since its inception in 2000. The first Pavilion, which enjoyed a four-month residency, was created by Zaha Hadid. Since then the site has entertained notable architects including Daniel Libeskind, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, and Ai Weiwei with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps Nicholas Korody 2016-06-08T08:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-08T14:11:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed41n5842nlh7cy5.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As conflicts continue to rage in the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, millions of people&nbsp;have found themselves without papers, a state, or a home. Architecture is directly <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" target="_blank">implicated</a> in this humanitarian crisis&mdash;providing shelter is, after all, a primary onus of the disciple&mdash;and it&rsquo;s taken notice, as the projects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643354/reporting-from-the-front" target="_blank">rolling out of Venice</a> make clear.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar Nicholas Korody 2016-06-07T08:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:03:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5h2l1zv9a8cqpp39.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Should our homes have an airplane mode?&rdquo; asks the Italian architecture studio Space Caviar, in the descriptive text for their RAM House, a fully-equipped <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/90971/smart-home" target="_blank">smart home</a> that alternatively doubles as a refuge from the ubiquitous technology of today.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948879/an-alternative-smart-homestead-for-kansas-city An alternative, smart "Homestead" for Kansas City Julia Ingalls 2016-06-06T13:43:00-04:00 >2016-06-15T22:56:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ijkb28kfq57gvn5p.jpg" width="514" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What makes a truly smart city? Just as importantly, how do designers help revitalize older urban cores without repeating past mistakes that led to displacement and inequitable urbanism? These are some of the questions raised in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/andrew_bruno" target="_blank">Andrew Bruno</a>'s&nbsp;master's thesis project for the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/2633721/new-jersey-institute-of-technology-njit" target="_blank">New Jersey Institute of Technology</a>, submitted to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942369/open-call-for-submissions-help" target="_blank">May's open-call</a> for equitable architecture proposals.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948907/book-review-entr-acte-performing-publics-pervasive-media-and-architecture Book review: "Entr'acte: Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture" Nicholas Korody 2016-06-05T18:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:11:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wyyh6qks01z4459i.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the month of May, inspired in part by the theme of Alejandro Aravena&rsquo;s Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">Reporting from the Front</a>, Archinect&rsquo;s coverage has included a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743679/may-help" target="_blank">special focus</a> on socially-engaged practices and, accordingly, hosted many conversations about how and why architects should engage with the public. Yet largely absent from this discussion is the question of who or what constitutes the public today.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948007/edinburgh-s-maker-architects-a-visit-to-gras Edinburgh's maker-architects: a visit to GRAS Robert Urquhart 2016-06-02T04:24:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:37:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/ns2zntqyv109jq6n.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While they were both still studying architecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/15903960/university-of-strathclyde" target="_blank">University of Strathclyde</a>, Gunnar Groves-Raines and Stuart Falconer decided to set up a design practice at the same time: GRAS. The no-small-feat was made a bit easier by Gunnar&rsquo;s father, who allowed GRAS to attach its office to Groves-Raines Architects,&nbsp;his own architecture practice in Edinburgh.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149943942/matters-of-scale-with-bill-zahner-head-of-the-engineering-design-consultancy-behind-the-petersen-automotive-museum-s-redesign 'Matters of Scale' with Bill Zahner, head of the engineering-design consultancy behind the Petersen Automotive Museum's redesign Aaron Willette 2016-05-31T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:00:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xg8uj69wcru156o.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the second installation of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/678152/matters-of-scale" target="_blank"><strong>Matters of Scale</strong></a> series I&rsquo;m talking to Bill Zahner, president and CEO of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/678152/matters-of-scale" target="_blank">A. Zahner Company</a>. For many people Bill doesn&rsquo;t need an introduction&mdash;he&rsquo;s been involved with the engineering and fabrication of metal fa&ccedil;ade systems for the likes of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfo</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" target="_blank">Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</a>, and many, many others.&nbsp;When initially planning the Matters of Scale series, Bill&rsquo;s name was first on my list of people that I wanted to include in the larger conversation, and I&rsquo;m elated to be able to include him so early in the series.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149944932/devastation-is-in-the-details-a-review-of-high-rise Devastation is in the details: a review of "High-Rise" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-29T11:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T22:14:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k03uqt21g1euffa9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whatever risks one takes with allegorical storytelling&mdash;namely, that the conceit will wear thin far before the third act&mdash;one does gain the advantage of being able to luxuriate in detail.&nbsp;</p>