Archinect - Features 2016-05-30T06:41:47-04:00 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 >2016-05-29T14:58:44-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/features/article/149947453/examining-the-2016-venice-biennale-sarajevo-now Examining the 2016 Venice Biennale: "Sarajevo Now" Nicholas Korody 2016-05-28T10:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T13:19:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d5/d5f0nl2ehuhe2p9s.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the early days of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, we've spoken with the curators of a few select pavilions to get a read on the ideas behind their exhibitions. For this feature, we share our conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank" target="_blank">Alfredo Brillembourg</a> of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019086/urban-think-tank" target="_blank">Urban-Think Tank</a> and Nina Baier-Bischofberger of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65492666/baier-bischofberger-architekten" target="_blank">Baier Bischofberger</a> about their project, <em>Sarajevo Now</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149944931/parasite-the-bandage-over-the-nomadic-wound paraSITE: the bandage over the nomadic wound Julia Ingalls 2016-05-27T11:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:18:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xftqf55cevtar1tu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Using the air discharged from publicly accessible HVAC units, artist Michael Rakowitz has created a series of inflatable temporary plastic shelters for the homeless he calls &ldquo;paraSITE.&rdquo; The work, which began in 1998 and was later added to the MoMA&rsquo;s Architecture and Design online collection, is both a form of social protest and an ingenious, budget-conscious design (most units cost around $5 to construct).</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149947194/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-anupama-kundoo-s-building-knowledge Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: Anupama Kundoo's "Building Knowledge" Nicholas Korody 2016-05-26T12:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:07:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgvghkcfwawwebx2.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In advance of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, we've spoken with the curators behind a few select pavilions to check in on the status of their exhibitions. For this feature, we spoke with Anupama Kundoo about her project, <em>Building Knowledge</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness How 4 US cities are applying architectural solutions to homelessness Julia Ingalls 2016-05-23T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:24:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91bgehprdw8q9rbq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Housing First, a federal policy for ending chronic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/314845/homelessness" target="_blank">homelessness</a> that grew out of initiatives in Los Angeles and New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s, provides what appears to be the most effective solution to homelessness in the United States: actually housing people. Since implementing Housing First programs in Utah&nbsp;in 2005, Salt Lake City reported up to a 91% reduction in their rate of the chronically homeless.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149946026/photographing-the-jungle-of-calais-refugee-camp Photographing the 'Jungle' of Calais' refugee camp Nicholas Korody 2016-05-20T10:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T15:33:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dr/drrlj74ea7btrpuf.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The northernmost vertex in the hexagon of Metropolitan France, the port city of Calais is nearly 100 kilometers closer to Brussels than to Paris. On a clear day, you can see the White Cliffs of Dover, one of the most iconic of England&rsquo;s natural wonders, from its shores. Several centuries ago, Calais belonged to the English crown&mdash;its &ldquo;greatest jewel.&rdquo; More recently, the Germans seized it and then razed it. Calais is, in a way, the quintessential European border town. Here, Europe&rsquo;s incessant identity crises and territorial struggles surface in physical form.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149945870/object-sexuality-or-the-humans-who-fall-in-love-with-buildings Object Sexuality, or: the humans who fall in love with buildings Nicholas Korody 2016-05-18T12:39:00-04:00 >2016-05-25T17:19:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3m/3mif2f1k3lnznjvn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I&rsquo;m not sure how I first heard about &ldquo;object sexuality,&rdquo; the self-designated term employed by individuals who have sexual and romantic attraction to objects such as buildings. I think I Googled, &ldquo;sexual attraction to buildings&rdquo; since the theme for April was &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/736637/april-sex" target="_blank">Sex</a>&rdquo; and Archinect is an architecture website. I quickly fell into an internet wormhole.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149945782/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-united-states-architectural-imagination Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the United States' "Architectural Imagination" Nicholas Korody 2016-05-17T17:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T01:05:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fsiwo0hx4f12xfhu.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In advance of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, we've spoken with the curators behind a few select pavilions to check in on the status of their exhibitions. For this feature, we share our conversation with&nbsp;Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon&nbsp;of the&nbsp;American Pavilion, "The Architectural Imagination".</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149944447/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-spain-s-unfinished Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: Spain's "Unfinished" Laura Amaya 2016-05-12T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T03:20:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n5axb9t1mkvyeuel.jpg" width="514" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I&ntilde;aqui Carnicero, principal of RICA Studio, has been selected along with Carlos Quint&aacute;ns to co-curate the Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643354/reporting-from-the-front" target="_blank">&ldquo;Reporting from the Front&rdquo;</a>. I&ntilde;aqui is active both in the academic field and in professional practice, which he combines to push the limits of architectural explorations.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149942986/beatriz-colomina-on-playboy-architecture-and-the-masculine-fantasy Beatriz Colomina on "Playboy Architecture" and the masculine fantasy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-11T10:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-15T23:53:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkdl4zgj2d6omwdg.jpg" width="514" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Playboy</em> gets lip service as a leader in the sexual revolution, a vanguard publisher of emerging talent in fiction and interviews, and of course, a historic showcase for sexy ladies. While the publication has since lost its centerfolds, it is now being celebrated for its role in architecture and design &ndash;&nbsp;establishing both of those fields as firmly within the Playboy&rsquo;s domain. Now on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940809/the-enduring-influence-of-playboy-architecture" target="_blank">&ldquo;Playboy Architecture: 1953-1979&rdquo;</a> presents photos, films, architectural models and archival issues that illustrate how the ruling designs of the era fueled <em>Playboy</em>&rsquo;s masculine fantasy, and the other way around.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism Snøhetta's expanded SFMOMA is 235,000 square feet of egalitarianism Julia Ingalls 2016-05-10T11:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T15:26:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xl789qrbqps671gb.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s</a> expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art&mdash;which incorporates numerous elements of Mario Botta&rsquo;s 1988 design while simultaneously introducing a far more egalitarian vibe&mdash;seems to be a miniature of the constraints and progressive-mindedness of San Francisco itself. Multiple entrances, an emphasis on intimate scaling instead of grand gestures, and dedicated staff floors that sit blatantly atop the public galleries, invert many of the preconceptions of traditional museum design. Instead of attempting to shape the city with a bold new vision, Sn&oslash;hetta has allowed the city to shape the museum. It is the anti-Bilbao: if not in effect, then certainly in intention.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149943012/how-chicks-with-bricks-finds-female-solidarity-and-humour-in-the-uk-s-building-industry How 'Chicks with Bricks' finds female solidarity (and humour) in the UK's building industry Robert Urquhart 2016-05-04T11:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-10T23:47:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b67dltom35egqmn4.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With an easy to remember name, an inclusive attitude and a pragmatic sense of duty, <a href="http://www.chickswithbricks.com/" target="_blank">Chicks with Bricks</a> has been holding networking events in London since 2005 with the aim of inspiring and connecting women in architecture and construction.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the British Pavilion's "Home Economics" Robert Urquhart 2016-05-03T02:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-17T15:29:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8p1kbhvs7ha4s0y.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In advance of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, we've spoken with the curators behind a few select pavilions to see how they're grappling with Alejandro Aravena's theme, "Reporting from the Front". For this feature, we spoke with the curators behind the British Pavilion, "Home Economics".</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149942961/getting-in-the-mood-for-one-night-stand-la-2-the-rendezvous Getting in the mood for One-Night Stand LA #2: the Rendezvous Nicholas Korody 2016-04-30T11:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-02T20:08:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y2/y2k10nkij07rd5xr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One balmy Los Angeles night last spring, throngs of architecture aficionados descended on a dingbat motel in the MacArthur Park area for what was billed, alongside amatory promotional material, as a "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/127733607/one-night-stand-la-titillates-but-leaves-you-wanting-more" target="_blank">One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture</a>." For a single evening, the trysting place was transformed into a series of distinct, room-size installations rendered with 3D-mapped projections, robotics, or simple 2x4&rsquo;s. On May 14 of this year, the project will be reprised in the same location but with different curators and a new roster of participants. I chatted with the organizers to get the low down on what to expect from <em>One-Night Stand LA: the Rendezvous</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940803/tectr-tinder-for-architecture Tectr: Tinder for architecture? Julia Ingalls 2016-04-29T10:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T08:33:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtfq5m8j190vsh6v.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've ever blushed at the veiny ridges of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a>, or wanted to trace the outer lip of the now shuttered design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium</a>, Tectr may be for you. The 18+, NSFW experimental dating/hookup game, designed by Silverstring Media, pairs users with architectural structures, from empty foyers to ramrod straight skyscrapers.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149939795/slight-of-hand-konishi-gaffney-meld-beautiful-interventions-with-edinburgh-s-history Slight of hand: Konishi Gaffney meld beautiful interventions with Edinburgh's history Robert Urquhart 2016-04-28T05:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-30T23:09:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgsrtkz8ahrruawj.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I&rsquo;m in Leith, a short distance from Edinburgh city centre, to interview Kieran Gaffney, one-half of the <a href="http://archinect.com/konishi-gaffney" target="_blank">Konishi Gaffney</a> work partnership with his wife, Makiko Konishi. Konishi and Gaffney met whilst working for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12450131/heatherwick-studio" target="_blank">Thomas Heatherwick</a> in London. Gaffney was Heatherwick&rsquo;s first employee, working as an architect on early projects from 1998 until 2004.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940944/the-gimp-room-the-padded-cell-the-medical-office-inside-the-world-of-kink-com The gimp room, the padded cell, the medical office: inside the world of Kink.com Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T10:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T15:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ec1au9dt3fv1xfr6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;If you do your job right then no one will notice,&rdquo; it&rsquo;s been said. There may be no better exemplar of this truism than the work that goes on behind the scenes of a porn film. In the heat of an onanistic moment, the last thing you want to think about is bad design. Yet, an adult film is very much a designed object &ndash; particularly when it comes to the elaborate structural and fantasy elements involved in BDSM and kink.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149941421/archinect-s-guide-to-presentations-part-ii-the-lecture Archinect's Guide to Presentations, Part II: The Lecture Laura Amaya 2016-04-25T10:23:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T00:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lc52xdczo380kyig.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just like planning out <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/144427542/archinect-s-guide-to-presentations-part-i-the-visuals" target="_blank">the look of your presentation</a>, taking your time and planning ahead will take you a long way when putting together your script. Practicing again and again will give the polish you need to seal the deal. Take a few friends out for coffee and talk them through it. Refine your thoughts in the shower. Present again in front of the mirror, looking at yourself in the eye. The more you run through it, the surer you&rsquo;ll feel about it.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149939789/the-architects-trying-to-restore-mackintosh-s-library-to-its-former-glory The architects trying to restore Mackintosh's Library to its former glory Robert Urquhart 2016-04-23T11:43:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T00:44:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whvb6rp2j0emlhgk.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/534/mackintosh" target="_blank">Charles Rennie Mackintosh building</a> at the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art (GSA)</a> is an iconic structure and home of one of the greatest art schools in Europe. The building, voted the best British-designed building of the past 175 years in a nationwide poll conducted by <em>The Sunday Times</em> newspaper and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in 2009, is an iconic role model for what we perceive as the ideal art school: a space that exudes creativity through design, atmosphere and craft.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149941821/screen-print-41-family-planning-from-harvard-design-magazine Screen/Print #41: "Family Planning" from Harvard Design Magazine Nicholas Korody 2016-04-22T09:45:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T00:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p07vyldouv4js30p.jpg" width="514" height="722" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s among the worst clich&eacute;s of architectural writing: towers are phallic; stadiums (or just any project by a certain recently-deceased <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87369405/zaha-hadid-says-al-wakrah-world-cup-stadium-doesn-t-resemble-vagina" target="_blank">icon</a>) are vulval. But what about when the architects themselves describe their project in genital terms? And, in particular, when they take inspiration not from some heroic idea of rigidity, but rather acceptance of a more prosaic state of flaccidity?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940802/the-reluctant-architect-15-minutes-with-liz-diller The Reluctant Architect: 15 Minutes with Liz Diller Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T08:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-29T11:24:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ft2x354he1o1hin1.jpg" width="514" height="247" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Elizabeth Diller, co-founding partner of Diller, Scofidio and Renfro, almost didn&rsquo;t become an architect. In her student years at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" target="_blank">Cooper Union</a>, Diller expressed a greater interest in pursuing film than in taking up traditional architectural practice, partly because the profession seemed like too much of a commercial pursuit. Some thirty-six years later, from the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/608838/the-broad-museum" target="_blank">Broad Museum</a> to Lincoln Center to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" target="_blank">The High Line</a>, DS+R&rsquo;s built work consistently pushes the visitor to experience space in an unanticipated way without providing a ready-made interpretation.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148988000/transparent-motives-the-ins-and-outs-of-sex-specific-architecture Transparent Motives: the ins and outs of sex-specific architecture Julia Ingalls 2016-04-15T08:20:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T17:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tgoq9nd1ybtjlqhb.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If sex is the ultimate form of openness, then the architecture designed specifically to facilitate it could, up until recently anyway, be described as opaque. Even those more flagrant hot spots, like Emperor Nero&rsquo;s Domus Aurea or Japan&rsquo;s ubiquitous <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50672/tmn-on-love-hotels" target="_blank">love hotels</a>, tended to be built to obscure their purpose, at least from the outside. Indeed, it is only within the last few decades that the notion of sex as an activity that could be displayed, or at least not obscured, has come into a more public architectural vogue. Transparency, in its <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127173703/welcome-to-the-jungle-sou-fujimoto-lectures-on-applying-natural-infrastructure-to-urban-design" target="_blank">boundary blurring form</a>, is a defining characteristic of architecture for sex.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940357/los-angeles-the-industrial-city Los Angeles, the Industrial City Orhan Ayyüce 2016-04-13T07:55:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T22:53:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwakg9vo1aek0xm6.jpg" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>L.A. the INDUSTRIAL CITY is vast and beautiful.</p><p>To drive from downtown to Port of Los Angeles on Alameda Corridor is a railroad state of mind and these are some of its stations.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149937113/in-focus-scott-benedict In Focus: Scott Benedict Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-10T09:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:01:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1en5u04g2rgkmbqn.jpg" width="514" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p><p>In this feature, we talk to New York-based photographer,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scottbenedict.com/" target="_blank">Scott Benedict</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149938601/architectural-panel-tape-proves-its-strength-with-spf-architects-double-stick-project Architectural panel tape proves its strength with SPF:architects' Double Stick project Alexis Petrunia 2016-04-09T10:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tg/tge31qrgfxs1lgrm.jpg" width="514" height="315" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &ldquo;Double Stick&rdquo; residence comes by its name honestly. With an impressive anodized aluminum fa&ccedil;ade held in place by a high performance, two-sided architectural panel tape, this 5,000-square-foot single-family dwelling designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>&nbsp;is a stellar expression of modern design and engineering.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Robert Urquhart 2016-04-08T05:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:10:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2t0tnayf7mlpyxph.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past January, Suzanne Ewing became the head of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/938/university-of-edinburgh" target="_blank">The University of&nbsp;Edinburgh</a>&nbsp;in Scotland. Prior to the post (which is held on a rotating system among academics at the school), she served as a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory. I paid a visit to the school to interview her and to find out more about her role, the academic connection between architecture and landscape, and her ambitions for the school's future.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149936569/telling-semiotic-tales-with-laurel-broughton-of-welcomeprojects Telling semiotic tales with Laurel Broughton of WELCOMEPROJECTS Justine Testado 2016-04-07T09:07:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:07:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mpk74apc6ix0qqw6.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designer Laurel Broughton is serious about playfulness in <a href="http://archinect.com/welcomeprojects" target="_blank">WELCOMEPROJECTS</a>, a multi-disciplinary studio she established in Los Angeles in 2012. Since then, her studio has worked on a variety of art installations, interiors, and a growing collection of thematic sartorial accessories called WELCOMECOMPANIONS. Regardless of the project type, they&rsquo;re all imbued with Broughton&rsquo;s own surrealistic sense of whimsical flair that has captured the attention of designers, artists, and fashionistas alike.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all The internship test or: why even become an architect at all? Nicholas Korody 2016-04-06T09:11:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T14:53:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2y/2yfo9ubiqoglyutn.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The question of internships frames something of a litmus test in architecture &ndash; although they tend to indicate more about the hiring firm than the hire. Exploited labor or necessary rite-of-passage? It&rsquo;s a debate that&rsquo;s been raging for decades almost exclusively through this binary, even as the context in which it&rsquo;s been waged has transformed considerably. While certain practices have moved to institute fair compensation into their intern programs, life for many architecture interns today remains a struggle.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149937104/opendesk-cracking-the-production-code-for-open-source-furniture Opendesk, cracking the production code for open-source furniture Nicholas Korody 2016-03-30T15:12:00-04:00 >2016-04-02T18:37:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w8y71s0bie5rgyqv.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before the Industrial Revolution, if you wanted a new piece of furniture, you&rsquo;d go to your local carpenter. Today, you&rsquo;re more likely to buy a chair that&rsquo;s made of Brazilian wood, designed by a Swede, and manufactured in China than one with even a single locally-produced nail. Enter <a href="https://www.opendesk.cc" target="_blank">Opendesk</a>, a furniture company with a global network and local manufacturing model, which might just spark a new revolution in the industry.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149936854/glasgow-s-collective-architecture-finds-success-and-freedom-in-employee-ownership Glasgow's Collective Architecture finds success and freedom in employee ownership Robert Urquhart 2016-03-29T12:23:00-04:00 >2016-04-02T17:28:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bx/bxypv11vbuv81csd.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Glasgow-based <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53302/collective-architecture" target="_blank">Collective Architecture</a> was founded in 2007. In what can now be heralded as a great strategic move, former owner Chris Stewart decided to transfer company ownership from himself &ndash; after a successful ten year run as Chris Stewart Architects &ndash; to an employee-owned trust. Now operating with 34 staff, all pulling together, the trust is not just that of finance but of principle and practice.</p>