Archinect - Features 2017-02-20T08:41:21-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149992400/xeno-architecture-radical-spatial-practice-and-the-politics-of-alienation Xeno-Architecture: Radical Spatial Practice and the Politics of Alienation Alison Hugill 2017-02-17T12:46:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T12:46:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yx/yx33hj85sq3ro6o9.jpg" width="650" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Following on from Archinect&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" target="_blank">interview</a> with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, authors of the recent book <em>Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World without Work</em>&mdash;wherein the pair discussed the implications of their &lsquo;accelerationist&rsquo; political theory for the field of architecture&mdash;we spoke to a Brussels-based curatorial and research platform that seeks to transpose &lsquo;xenofeminist&rsquo; politics on to considerations of spatial practice. Xenofeminism is a critically updated, queer and gender abolitionist response to accelerationism&rsquo;s political and economic theory, laid out in the manifesto of collective Laboria Cuboniks, <em><a href="http://www.laboriacuboniks.net/" target="_blank">The Xenofeminist Manifesto: A Politics for Alienation</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149991314/how-to-get-a-job-at-eight-inc How To Get A Job At: Eight Inc. Archinect 2017-02-17T12:15:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T13:09:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3s/3s7cjm8xa70rh1ya.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988794/the-environment-we-design-designs-us-back-a-conversation-with-eran-chen-of-oda "The environment we design, designs us back:" A Conversation with Eran Chen of ODA Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T12:53:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T12:53:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/64cervgox3jcvbd1.jpg" width="650" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded in 2007 by Eran Chen, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/105017616/oda-architecture" target="_blank">ODA</a>&rsquo;s distinctive residential projects seem to ripple and blossom in the urban realm. From housing to libraries to mixed-use structures, ODA&rsquo;s design philosophy is both socially inclusive and visually compelling. I spoke to Eran Chen about his ideal city, the challenges behind designing &ldquo;permeable buildings,&rdquo; and what he learned from his dealings with Donald Trump.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149992224/architecture-in-the-trump-era-a-report-from-columbia-gsapp-by-a-l-hu Architecture in the Trump Era: A Report from Columbia GSAPP by A.L. Hu A.L. Hu 2017-02-16T12:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T22:01:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ube5lqnjbxy3nzpd.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A week after taking to the streets for the Women&rsquo;s March in New York City and two weeks into the spring semester, I felt restless and helpless as the barrage of outrageous news took its toll. It&rsquo;s difficult to sit still in studio when it seems as if the world is beginning to morph into a reality that is at once unrecognizable in its incredulousness and intensely familiar&mdash;the beginnings of history repeating itself.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149992001/contingencies-complicities-and-contradictions-andr-s-jaque-exposes-the-processes-behind-architecture Contingencies, Complicities and Contradictions: Andrés Jaque Exposes the Processes Behind Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-02-15T12:20:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T12:21:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h0/h07lw1qmaie106bv.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://andresjaque.net/" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jacque and the Office for Political Innovation</a> have been tasked with renovating CA2M, a museum in central Spain. But, rather than close the building for a few years, they&rsquo;re keeping the museum open during the remodel. In the process, they&rsquo;re making the act of architecture itself&mdash;in all its messiness&mdash;an object on display.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149991696/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-barbican-centre Iconic Buildings: I work at the Barbican Centre Ellen Hancock 2017-02-15T01:30:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T13:53:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7bfa9wkic4covn2n.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our new series 'Iconic Buildings' we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p><p>This time we talk to Lotte Johnson, Assistant Curator at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/50494/barbican" target="_blank">Barbican Centre</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149991805/the-proust-questionnaire-thom-mayne The Proust Questionnaire: Thom Mayne Nicholas Korody 2017-02-14T12:06:00-05:00 >2017-02-17T08:28:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gc/gch7lunbvbw94rs1.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You know their buildings&mdash;but how much do you know about the architects themselves? <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/870072/proust-questionnaire" target="_blank">The Proust Questionnaire</a> is a new series that gets up close and personal with some of the biggest names in the industry.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149991760/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-14-february-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 14 February 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-02-14T05:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T17:12:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30s04lpohi7i4bbl.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I am writing this en-route to Australia where we are trying to win our biggest project to date. So I&rsquo;m in a particularly - but not unusual - optimistic mood. I sense more optimism around generally following the PM&rsquo;s long awaited speech spelling out our Brexit aims and also her visit to USA.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149990558/small-studio-snapshots-west-of-west Small Studio Snapshots: West of West Nicholas Korody 2017-02-13T12:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T08:47:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/po8di33kpn1if8tj.jpg" width="650" height="479" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can a small studio survive in an industry dominated by huge firms? That's what we're trying to find out with our new, weekly series,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://archinect.com/westofwest" target="_blank">West of West</a>, a practice based out of Portland and Los Angeles.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988793/cutting-a-rug-making-the-abstract-tangible-with-urban-fabric-elena-manferdini-s-building-portraits-area-rugs Cutting a Rug: Making the Abstract Tangible With Urban Fabric + Elena Manferdini's "Building Portraits" area rugs Julia Ingalls 2017-02-10T12:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T12:35:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/10003ltkasvpv70e.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After the success of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" target="_blank">Four O Nine&rsquo;s &ldquo;Urban Fabric&rdquo; rugs</a>, the firm has partnered with designer Elena Manferdini to create &ldquo;Building Portraits,&rdquo; a series of limited-edition area rugs that incorporate riffs on Miesian patterns and city grids with more abstract impressions of urbanity. The result, as unveiled in an opening in L.A.&rsquo;s Chinatown on January 27th, is a mesmerizing blend of texture and architectural imagination.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149991340/in-focus-paul-raftery In Focus: Paul Raftery Archinect 2017-02-10T10:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T13:42:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s1/s1uu76p4yogmjhpj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus?ukredirect" 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,&nbsp;we talk to&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.rafphoto.com/" target="_blank">Paul Raftery</a>&nbsp;</strong>based in the South of England.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149990568/how-to-get-a-job-at-david-kohn-architects How To Get A Job At: David Kohn Architects Archinect 2017-02-09T12:20:00-05:00 >2017-02-11T19:49:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9z/9z3n09ral8ucoicn.jpg" width="650" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149990867/hgtv-theory-tiny-house-hunters-debt-resistors HGTV Theory: Tiny House Hunters, Debt Resistors Nicholas Korody 2017-02-08T12:05:00-05:00 >2017-02-12T20:03:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bbht2mouwoumpft2.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On the episode &ldquo;Family of Six Goes Tiny&rdquo; of HGTV&rsquo;s <em>Tiny House Hunters, </em>Cindy, Dan, and their four daughters, ranging in age from 14 to two, downsize from their 2,500 square foot house in Santa Clarita to a 600 square foot home in Corning, New York&mdash;100 square feet per person. The real estate agent thinks they&rsquo;re insane. What motivates such an extreme move? Debt aversion, in part.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149990612/life-after-sundown-disco-architecture-in-the-global-city Life After Sundown: Disco Architecture in the Global City Alan Ruiz 2017-02-07T12:14:00-05:00 >2017-02-12T01:58:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/gh/ghs3qwz90nug7w92.gif" width="2520" height="2520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Disco architecture is a typology that makes users engage with space differently. Refracting sound, light, heat and force, they are spaces intended for excess and multi-sensory, bodily pleasure. Historically popularized by people of color, queer and trans populations, the dance floor has largely been celebrated as spaces of inclusion and sites of liberation. Yet despite this idealized legacy of disco, its spatial-politics are perhaps a more nuanced and underdeveloped terrain. What might disco have to do with the development and rhythm of the global city? Even better, what is the value of considering these types of spaces against our current political moment?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149990254/small-studio-snapshots-taller-ken Small Studio Snapshots: Taller KEN Nicholas Korody 2017-02-06T13:07:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:31:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f5/f5xbpuuv5vxhwrww.jpg" width="650" height="466" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many young architects dream of one day having their own&mdash;presumably big&mdash;studio. But before you get there, you have to start off small&mdash;and, in the end, you may just want to keep it that way. After all, staying light can help you keep afloat when the going gets tough. And it's easier to assert an individual identity when you're not representing 100+ different designers.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on what it takes to run a small firm. In this week's iteration, we talk to the the New York and Guatemala-based studio,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/tallerken" target="_blank">Taller KEN</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149990064/trump-s-travel-ban-architects-and-educators-respond Trump's Travel Ban: Architects and Educators Respond Nicholas Korody 2017-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T11:54:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rh/rhdczqa7ctd9euny.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Friday, President Trump issued a highly controversial executive order that temporarily bans citizens and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries&mdash;Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. According to an attorney for the government, 100,000 visas have been <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/government-reveals-over-100000-visas-revoked-due-to-travel-ban/2017/02/03/7d529eec-ea2c-11e6-b82f-687d6e6a3e7c_story.html?utm_term=.0a613aaf1118" target="_blank">revoked</a> already. Almost immediately after it was announced, architects and architecture schools decried the order. Some made reference to the fact that notable architects, like the late Dame Zaha Hadid, would not be allowed to enter the United States according to the restrictions. Universities felt an immediate effect, as faculty members and students were stranded abroad, unable to return to their classes.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988792/establishing-shot-will-the-hollywood-competition-redefine-single-family-housing Establishing Shot: Will the Hollywood Competition Redefine Single Family Housing? Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T12:17:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:53:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gv/gv0lgilh848rbsf1.jpg" width="650" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the future of single family housing? For Nick Graham of Arch Out Loud and property owner Steve Alper, the tract of land just below the Hollywood sign offers designers a powerful opportunity to (re)define sustainable design and future living.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149989510/spatial-activism-profiling-a-new-wave-of-european-architecture-collectives-and-their-spatial-manifestos Spatial Activism: Profiling a New Wave of European Architecture Collectives and Their Spatial Manifestos Hannah Wood 2017-02-01T12:05:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:31:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/hm/hmbsujqr6qlh4v1d.gif" width="625" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While there exists an extensive volume of politically engaged architecture projects and countless architects who, particularly in their youth, practiced with explicit agendas, architecture offices have in the main been formed around a signature typology or aesthetic. Consider Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s cultural icons, Christopher Wren&rsquo;s churches or Santiago Calatrava&rsquo;s sculptural engineering: such designers branded their careers upon a signature feature, their trademark image subsequently produced and reproduced in design journals. However, a contingent of young European architects have begun to challenge this custom to instead orient their practice around what might be referred to as the &lsquo;political object&rsquo;. These spatial activists operate from the sidelines as facilitators, utilising design not as an end in itself but as a means to pursue a specific objective.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988791/screen-print-49-bracket-ponders-how-architecture-should-respond-in-extreme-times Screen Print #49: "Bracket" ponders how architecture should respond in extreme times Julia Ingalls 2017-01-31T12:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:40:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qm/qmp4ich7j1sijtsn.jpg" width="650" height="809" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How can&nbsp;design&nbsp;be productive in chaotic times? In its latest release "At Extremes," the journal&nbsp;<a href="http://brkt.org/" target="_blank"><em>Bracket</em></a>&nbsp;examines the role of architecture in a world in which "extreme" is constantly being redefined.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149981515/small-studio-snapshots-superjacent Small Studio Snapshots: Superjacent Nicholas Korody 2017-01-30T12:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T18:11:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2x/2x99f31ub2iui59w.jpg" width="650" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect's newest series, Small Studio Snapshots, takes a look behind the curtain of small architecture practices. What motivates them? What difficulties do they come across? What are the advantages of keeping trim?&nbsp;</p><p>This week, we're talking to <a href="http://archinect.com/superjacent" target="_blank">Superjacent</a>, an LA-based studio comprised of "landscape protagonists, urban dreamers and strategic thinkers".</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988837/the-internet-was-a-desert The Internet Was a Desert Stefano Colombo 2017-01-27T12:47:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:56:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5l/5l7dsau00ff0ruwz.jpg" width="650" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking for a picture that represents something related to the internet, we thought about the desert.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988140/hear-ye-the-new-10-commandments-for-architecture Hear Ye! The New 10 Commandments for Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-01-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:47:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p2/p22rkfozevswggb3.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since at least Vitruvius, architects have searched for rules to live by. After all, when your job is to shape the world we all have to live in, it&rsquo;s a good idea to make sure you know what you&rsquo;re doing. But dictates, like the profession itself, need to change with time. So we asked around to find out what today&rsquo;s architectural &ldquo;ten commandments&rdquo; should be. Turns out that, in the 21st century, defining <em>how</em> we practice seems to be more of a concern than establishing rules for what it is we make.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988442/how-to-get-a-job-at-kierantimberlake How To Get A Job At: KieranTimberlake Archinect 2017-01-26T11:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:38:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bl/blogfhh4mebo48wc.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149986456/designing-realities-games-simulations-and-architecture-in-conversation-with-kazys-varnelis Designing Realities: Games, Simulations and Architecture—In Conversation with Kazys Varnelis Jochen Hartmann 2017-01-25T12:35:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T00:23:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/53/53wac3lp9dclqp37.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Towards the tail end of an interesting year, a series of articles appeared on Archinect that focused on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149966152/level-up-using-video-games-to-unlock-the-city" target="_blank">game design</a> and its role in architectural education, inspiring this interview with Kazys Varnelis of the <a href="http://www.networkarchitecturelab.org/" target="_blank">Network Architecture Lab</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149982007/lorcan-o-herlihy-architects-pumps-up-the-volume-with-amplified-urbanism Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects pumps up the volume with "Amplified Urbanism" Julia Ingalls 2017-01-24T13:15:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:33:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5jdmc4grcyibb94q.jpg" width="650" height="464" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to <a href="http://archinect.com/LOHA" target="_blank">Lorcan O&rsquo;Herlihy Architects</a>&rsquo; new monograph <a href="http://amzn.to/2j7D8fH" target="_blank"><em>Amplified Urbanism</em></a>, not only has Los Angeles arrived as a city with its own idiosyncratic urbanism, but that urbanism deserves bolder, louder expression through architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149987675/small-studio-snapshots-milli-ns Small Studio Snapshots: MILLIØNS Nicholas Korody 2017-01-23T12:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:46:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/36/36il09v6psgswqm5.jpg" width="650" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a> is a series that focuses on, well, small studios. It's about the reasons why you might set up your own studio, and the things that may get in your way. Sometimes, it can be tough to be a small fish in a big sea&mdash;but the rewards can also be supersized.</p><p>This week, we're talking to the Los Angeles-based experimental studio <a href="http://www.millionsarchitecture.com/" target="_blank">MILLI&Oslash;NS</a>. Founded in 2011&nbsp;by John May and Zeina Koreitem, both of whom also teach, MILLI&Oslash;NS considers architecture "a speculative medium for exploring the central categories of contemporary life: technology, politics, energy, media, and information."</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149987667/climate-change-was-removed-from-whitehouse-gov-today-what-does-this-mean-for-architects Climate change was removed from whitehouse.gov today. What does this mean for architects? Katherine Stege 2017-01-20T17:40:00-05:00 >2017-01-25T07:53:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pq/pqzy7kuv5zo5teba.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Directly following the inauguration of our new 45th president, whitehouse.gov received an overhaul. The most notable change was the complete deletion of the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change" target="_blank">climate change page</a>, which previously housed local, national, and international plans for combating climate change, as well as actions and goals of the previous administration. In this symbolic erasure, the new administration rejects climate change as a critical priority, denies the overwhelming evidence of human contribution to recent warming trends, and turns a blind eye to the critical research, policy, and international collaboration required in safeguarding our environment from significant long-term destruction.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149983327/in-focus-marc-goodwin In Focus: Marc Goodwin Archinect 2017-01-20T13:12:00-05:00 >2017-01-25T11:12:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8t/8t9xzdqt9fchgts7.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a> 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,&nbsp;we talk to London and Scandinavia-based photographer <strong>Marc Goodwin</strong>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149986466/the-proust-questionnaire-daniel-libeskind The Proust Questionnaire: Daniel Libeskind Nicholas Korody 2017-01-19T12:02:00-05:00 >2017-01-24T17:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l1/l1l661qn5dazxh04.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In architecture, the personal tends to be prohibited. "Starchitects&rdquo; might have notoriously big personalities, but how much do we actually know about them? Enter the personality quiz, a favorite pastime of young adults and, as it turns out, the architect Daniel Libeskind, who agreed to be the first in our new series, the Proust Questionnaire.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149983319/maryam-eskandari-on-weaving-together-her-islamic-faith-with-architecture-practice Maryam Eskandari on Weaving Together Her Islamic Faith with Architecture Practice Nicholas Korody 2017-01-18T12:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-23T01:06:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ys/ys51i1zoc17200fo.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Recently, Archinect has been taking a look at the relationship between <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/848446/december-faith" target="_blank">faith</a> and architecture. In this interview, we speak to Maryam Eskandari, Principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/miimdesigns" target="_blank">MIIM Designs</a> and&nbsp;Adviser in History of Art and Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard University</a>. A practicing Muslim, Eskandari views her practice as an extension of her faith&mdash;which means, basically, to make "good architecture" for the 99%.</p>