Archinect - Features 2017-03-25T05:49:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149998885/10-essential-skills-for-a-life-beyond-architecture 10 Essential Skills for a Life Beyond Architecture Laura Amaya 2017-03-24T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T12:00:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuublrq0r28218ee.jpg" width="650" height="976" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The decision to study architecture feels like choosing a path for a lifetime at the age of 20. As you enter university, you think that architecture is about drawing and building as you get ready to become the next Mies van der Rohe. What you may not realize, though, is that <a href="http://archinect.com/schools" target="_blank">architecture school</a> also prepares you for many other careers out there.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149999066/studio-visits-yard-architects-23rd-march-2017 Studio Visits : YARD Architects, 23rd March 2017 Ellen Hancock 2017-03-24T11:27:00-04:00 >2017-03-24T12:28:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d4/d4yyekpu3xlbtk1q.jpg" width="650" height="724" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the first in a new series, Studio Visits, we went to see an emerging architecture practice in South London. As well as having a good poke around we asked them to reveal a bit more about who <a href="http://archinect.com/yard" target="_blank">YARD Architects</a> are and what goes on in their studio.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149993198/how-to-get-a-job-at-amenta-emma-start-with-an-internship How to get a job at Amenta Emma? Start with an internship Archinect 2017-03-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T15:16:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kc/kce3ceb0aeo78pqu.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/149998647/finding-the-contemporary-city-between-the-local-and-the-global-with-in-between-economies Finding the Contemporary City Between the Local and the Global with In-Between Economies Nicholas Korody 2017-03-22T12:03:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T12:03:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bj/bjc9hmex9d40z40a.jpg" width="650" height="458" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How is the city made? Who is it made by? Who is it made for? These are the questions poised by <a href="http://inbetweeneconomies.net/" target="_blank">In-Between Economies</a>, an interdisciplinary research platform based in Copenhagen, London and Oslo. In their view, the only way to address them in the 21st century is to expand beyond the purview of architecture or urbanism. &ldquo;Urban life, and our experience of it, is a complex mix of economic systems, social relationships, and infrastructural spaces,&rdquo; they tell me. And to grapple with it, we need to start talking with people besides architects.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149998432/dean-s-list-qingyun-ma-of-the-university-of-southern-california Dean's List: Qingyun Ma of the University of Southern California Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T12:08:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T15:33:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uf/ufq31xwsdn20sgpo.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/68561/qingyun-ma-part-i-the-idea-behind-s-p-a-m" target="_blank">Qingyun Ma</a>, Dean of <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California</a>, cares more about preserving what&rsquo;s right with the school, now celebrating its 100th year, than his own signature.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996387/small-studio-snapshots-s-ar Small Studio Snapshots: S-AR Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-20T13:05:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T12:36:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ir/ir7b8b6j49b5nbb5.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located in Monterrey, Mexico,&nbsp;<a href="http://s-ar.mx/" target="_blank">S-AR</a>&nbsp;bills themselves as a collaborative Alternative Architecture workshop. Their work focuses on the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies. The team works on projects that range from the designing of objects to experimental, social houses and educational buildings.&nbsp;</p><p>This week on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with the team and discuss&nbsp;how keeping a small office allows them to take on projects that they find meaningful.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149997921/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-20-march-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 20 March 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-03-20T07:25:00-04:00 >2017-03-22T19:50:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j2zsj1qpio5lnu15.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I am writing&nbsp;this month's&nbsp;Brexit Blog at MIPIM, the annual international property conference. The bill to leave received Royal Assent during the week with ironic timing. MIPIM is a good opportunity to find out about the real drivers of the property market and study changes&nbsp;post referendum.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996976/morphogenesis-an-odyssey-through-the-digital-and-physical-world Morphogenesis, an Odyssey Through the Digital and Physical World Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-18T11:15:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T21:46:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/na/nac0d228oa0a8dsr.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149987470/take-a-virtual-reality-tour-of-different-planes-of-the-digital-and-physical-universe" target="_blank">Morphogenesis</a>, a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/695270/vr" target="_blank">virtual reality</a>&nbsp;art installation, is touring the globe, bringing a primal, otherworldly experience to audiences without the need for a ticket to&nbsp;Burning Man.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149997468/who-builds-your-architecture-a-critical-field-guide Who Builds Your Architecture? A Critical Field Guide wbya? 2017-03-17T11:53:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T11:56:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3h/3hfat6phjtlisajn.jpg" width="650" height="989" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://whobuilds.org/" target="_blank">Who Builds Your Architecture?</a> (WBYA?) asks architects and allied fields to better understand how the production of buildings connects their design and consulting practices to the workers who ultimately build them. As a primer, the WBYA? Critical Field Guide introduces key terms, questions, case studies, and proposals that locate architecture within the complex transnational networks of contemporary building construction and connects it to the problems faced by construction workers who exist within the same system. It aims to shift the focus from how buildings are conceived by architects to how they are materialized by a broad network of people including architects, construction workers, and a host of other actors.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996948/reflecting-and-refracting-the-politics-of-glass-architecture Reflecting and Refracting the Politics of Glass Architecture Jeffrey Grunthaner 2017-03-16T12:17:00-04:00 >2017-03-23T06:06:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xb/xb47n9mu7pwne1d1.jpg" width="650" height="489" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It seems to me unquestionable that an anti-capitalist world&mdash;a society that emphasizes process over product, lived experience over representations&mdash;would look very different from the one we currently inhabit. The distinguishing characteristics of that world are more difficult to determine. In what way would a historically unique organization of labor yield a correspondingly unique architecture?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996943/reinventing-the-design-documentary-with-abstract-creator-scott-dadich Reinventing the Design Documentary with 'Abstract' Creator Scott Dadich Carrie Hojnicki 2017-03-15T12:16:00-04:00 >2017-03-17T06:51:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8vqe0dfvl5bnkix.jpg" width="650" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Say the words 'bingeable television' and 'high design' in the same sentence and almost anyone will look at you like you have three heads and an even more questionable grasp on pop culture. But that&rsquo;s about to change, all thanks to former <em>Wired</em> editor-in-chief and design consultant Scott Dadich whose <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80057883" target="_blank"><em>Abstract</em></a> series premiered on Netflix late last month. Dadich, along with co-executive producers filmmakers <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992356/the-big-abstract-a-conversation-with-morgan-neville-director-producer-of-abstract-s-bjarke-ingels-documentary-on-netflix" target="_blank">Morgan Neville</a> and David O&rsquo;Connor, turned the camera on the ever-illusive design process, featuring episodic biographies of discipline-spanning greats like <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>, Tinker Hatfield, Ilse Crawford, and Ralph Gilles, among others.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996960/the-proust-questionnaire-ben-van-berkel The Proust Questionnaire: Ben van Berkel Nicholas Korody 2017-03-14T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T08:16:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6rjp4nrbf21e88q7.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>You know their name and you know their architecture. But how much do you actually know about the people behind the architectural practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>?</p><p>In this iteration of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/870072/proust-questionnaire" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, our new series profiling leading figures in architecture, we speak with Ben van Berkel, the Utrecht-born, award-winning architect. Like with our other Proust Questionnaires, the questions are a bit unusual for an architecture interview, oriented around the personal more than the professional.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994913/small-studio-snapshots-31-44-architects Small Studio Snapshots: 31/44 Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-03-13T12:13:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:59:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jd/jdz1k22u4lpjizm7.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149987323/31-44" target="_blank">31/44 Architects</a>, a practice with studios in both Amsterdam and London established in 2010. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996311/and-the-winner-of-the-hollywood-competition-is-ethos-over-categorizable-style And the Winner of the Hollywood Competition is...Ethos over Categorizable Style Julia Ingalls 2017-03-11T10:57:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T13:15:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9hhydtfdaq63rud.jpg" width="650" height="602" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With juried first, second and third place winners, as well as an owner's choice winner, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149988792/establishing-shot-will-the-hollywood-competition-redefine-single-family-housing" target="_blank">the Hollywood Competition</a> has selected four different visions of a potential "house of the future" sited just beneath the Hollywood sign. Here's a closer look at each of the winning projects, and what those designs could portend for the next iteration of residential design.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996310/screen-print-52-getting-rid-of-shelf-life-may-radically-alter-the-urban-realm Screen/Print #52: Getting Rid of Shelf Life May Radically Alter the Urban Realm Julia Ingalls 2017-03-10T11:30:00-05:00 >2017-03-13T13:35:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kb/kb19jvponbnjj4ip.jpg" width="650" height="914" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is the eradication of shelf life in commercial storage processes creating an urban infrastructure that ultimately only serves corporate interests? In this essay by Clare Lyster, the potential society-changing effects of how items are purchased, shipped, and processed are examined on a macroscopic level.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149993363/dissolving-the-line-between-client-and-staff-spaces Dissolving the line between client and staff spaces Robert Myers 2017-03-10T04:13:00-05:00 >2017-03-10T04:13:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d1/d14nd6lqjexi7pn3.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Workplace designers are changing their approaching to client spaces within the office. </em></p><p>Traditionally, clients occupied dedicated and contained spaces that are segregated&nbsp;from staff areas and amenities. These spaces are designed as microcosms for meeting and entertaining, often with higher levels of finishes and with the best views. A carefully planned sequence of arrival spaces and &lsquo;protected routes&rsquo; guide clients to these areas, which would often be the only spaces visitors see.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149995822/what-s-wrong-with-academia-on-alternative-schools-of-architecture What's Wrong with Academia? On Alternative Schools of Architecture Joanne Pouzenc 2017-03-09T12:17:00-05:00 >2017-03-13T07:03:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/25gyssjkoj9ubelu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Over the course of the last few years, debate around the form of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982777/which-news-stories-defined-architecture-education-in-2016" target="_blank">architectural education</a> has reached new levels of popularity, illustrated by the proliferation of reflexive <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58357435/radical-pedagogies-in-architectural-education" target="_blank">initiatives</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit" target="_blank">conferences</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149967034/screen-print-44-education-trial-and-error-from-the-metropolitan-laboratory-magazine" target="_blank">publications</a>&nbsp;around artistic and architectural education as well as through the emergence of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" target="_blank">new experimental models</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149995618/the-architecture-of-artificial-intelligence The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence Hannah Wood 2017-03-08T12:09:00-05:00 >2017-03-09T12:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2y/2yoxjo709vtte7mp.jpg" width="650" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Let us consider an augmented architect at work. He sits at a working station that has a visual display screen some three feet on a side, this is his working surface, controlled by a computer with which he can communicate by means of small keyboards and various other devices.&rdquo; &ndash; Douglas Engelbart</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149995664/the-people-s-architecture-office-uses-mass-production-and-readymades-to-deliver-affordable-architecture-to-difficult-sites The People’s Architecture Office Uses Mass-Production and Readymades to Deliver Affordable Architecture to Difficult Sites Nicholas Korody 2017-03-07T12:21:00-05:00 >2017-03-07T13:38:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/17/17yqzoccg9ne3h1s.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a name like theirs, it&rsquo;s no surprise that the <a href="http://www.peoples-architecture.com/pao/" target="_blank">People&rsquo;s Architecture Office</a> strives for inclusive, socially conscious and accessible design. The Beijing-based studio has developed a practice that takes advantage of aspects of the Chinese economy to deliver affordable, contemporary design to difficult sites, from historic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/86350/hutong" target="_blank"><em>hutong </em></a>districts to rural areas.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149995658/how-to-get-a-job-at-aedas How To Get A Job At: Aedas Archinect 2017-03-06T13:26:00-05:00 >2017-03-16T00:58:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fc/fcwe7tgc3bj23j70.jpg" width="650" height="421" 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/149995194/new-bureau-spectacular-exhibition-at-sfmoma-explores-the-narrative-properties-of-architecture New Bureau Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA Explores the Narrative Properties of Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-06T12:56:00-05:00 >2017-03-10T07:35:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k77xeiixitfxeoqv.jpg" width="650" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At a moment of social stratification and increasingly bitter divisions, a timely new <a href="https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/bureau-spectacular/" target="_blank">exhibit</a> at <a href="https://www.sfmoma.org/" target="_blank">SFMOMA</a> by <a href="http://bureau-spectacular.net/" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> celebrates an architecture of egalitarianism. The exhibition, titled&nbsp;<em>i</em><em>nsideoutsidebetweenbeyond</em>, showcases the studio&rsquo;s drawings alongside a comic, <em>When I Grow Up</em>, and five three-dimensional models that explore &ldquo;the communal aspect of urban life through surrealistic forms and situations.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149993343/small-studio-snapshots-deoc-a Small Studio Snapshots: DEOC-A Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-06T12:45:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T12:50:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f7/f75ax78t1ql6mc65.jpg" width="650" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we are featuring a studio&nbsp;that, while small, has managed to spread its wings far with offices in both Guatemala and Boston. We talked with Roberto de Oliveira Castro, founder of <a href="http://www.deoc-a.com/" target="_blank">De Oliveira Castro Arquitectos</a>,&nbsp;to see what set of unique challenges this set-up presents.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994962/a-voting-guide-for-los-angeles-architects-on-the-anti-growth-measure-s A voting guide for Los Angeles architects on the anti-growth Measure S Julia Ingalls 2017-03-06T12:24:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T12:26:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hw/hwxv4dr4sdcbrnq1.jpg" width="650" height="841" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Opposed by a majority of architects, yet backed by a handful of prominent Angelenos including AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein, Measure S is on the March 7th ballot. Is it a sneaky ratification of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9735/nimby" target="_blank">NIMBY</a>, or a sensible call for considered growth?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994453/student-works-designing-a-union-for-freelancers Student Works: Designing a Union for Freelancers Nicholas Korody 2017-03-03T12:48:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T10:18:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxp832j1tfordv8f.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Technological, political and economic transformations over the last few decades have radically changed the nature of work. Today, we can draw floor plans as easily from bed as from the office. And with the emergence of platforms such as <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149993423/can-skwerl-bring-architecture-into-the-on-demand-economy" target="_blank">Skwerl</a>, the freelance economy looks like it could start to break up the centuries-old work structure of firms.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994771/phil-freelon-on-engaging-with-black-history-through-architecture Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-03-02T17:04:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T17:04:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ss/ssdcivymcvq1j882.jpg" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From translating historic iron latticework into a digitally-produced fa&ccedil;ade to ensuring LEED certification, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94941597/freelon-group-bought-by-perkins-will" target="_blank">Phil Freelon</a> played a pivotal, and perhaps under-recognized, role in the creation of the critically-acclaimed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/767550/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994216/decoding-gender-discrimination-in-design-with-qspace Decoding Gender Discrimination in Design with QSPACE Nicholas Korody 2017-03-02T12:20:00-05:00 >2017-03-25T01:47:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/tp/tpngzmisj3qclz1r.gif" width="3300" height="3300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last week, President Trump <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html" target="_blank">rescinded</a> an Obama-era order that had provided protections for transgender and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gender_variance" target="_blank">gender nonconforming</a> (GNC) students by allowing them to use bathrooms that correlate to their gender identity. Often unnoticed spaces, bathrooms have become the locus point for struggles to secure civil rights for trans and GNC individuals since the passing of exclusionary &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937477/mapping-transgender-friendly-bathrooms-in-hostile-north-carolina" target="_blank">Bathroom Bills</a>&rsquo; in North Carolina and nine other states last year, which, among many other things, force individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex registered on their birth certificate. <a href="http://qspacearch.com/" target="_blank">QSPACE</a>, a &ldquo;queer architecture research organization&rdquo; based at the <a href="http://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">GSAPP</a> Incubator in New York, has been working to expose the complicity of design in this dangerous architecture of normativity: &ldquo;how laws, codes, and design standards systematically create exclusionary and sometimes violent spaces for members of the LGBTQ community.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994523/uncovering-the-architecture-of-colonialism-with-the-funambulist Uncovering the Architecture of Colonialism with 'The Funambulist' Nicholas Korody 2017-03-01T07:56:00-05:00 >2017-03-06T03:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/46/46rk80xt3la5lvfh.jpg" width="650" height="907" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="https://thefunambulist.net/" target="_blank"><em>The Funambulist </em></a>is a bimestrial online and print journal founded by the French architect L&eacute;opold Lambert in 2015. Operating alongside a blog and a podcast, <em>The Funambulist </em>critically engages with some of the most pressing issues of the day, focusing on the political relationships between bodies and the built environment. Their tenth issue, released today, contends with the role of architecture in colonialism, understood here not as a "delimited period" but rather as a "continuous process" and "system of domination". To celebrate the issue&rsquo;s launch, Archinect is featuring the introduction, which is written by Lambert, edited slightly for clarity. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149994444/how-to-get-a-job-at-dattner-architects How To Get A Job At: Dattner Architects Archinect 2017-03-01T06:37:00-05:00 >2017-03-01T01:37:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y3/y3tliu86ma6slh5l.jpg" width="650" height="453" 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/149994170/screen-print-51-moving-from-the-ordinary-to-the-extraordinary-with-the-generic-sublime Screen/Print #51: Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary with "The Generic Sublime" Nicholas Korody 2017-02-28T17:52:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T17:52:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hr/hrmqgu02ueqfsnry.jpg" width="650" height="846" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Luxury condominiums, airport hubs, resort complexes, gated communities, satellite cities &mdash; these are among the &ldquo;extra-large&rdquo; architectural typologies that have proliferated globally in recent years. In <em><a href="http://actar.com/thegenericsublime/" target="_blank">The Generic Sublime: Organizational Models for Global Architecture</a></em><em>, </em>a new book edited by Ciro Najle and co-published by Actar and the <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard University Graduate School of Design</a>, a series of essays explores these dominating edifices, investigating how the generic &ldquo;holds the potential to become its very opposite: the singular, the irreducible, and the extraordinary&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149993803/small-studio-snapshots-kirkwood-mccarthy Small Studio Snapshots: Kirkwood McCarthy Ellen Hancock 2017-02-27T12:09:00-05:00 >2017-02-28T21:35:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3i/3iskkv1zodrkjhyq.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kirkwoodmccarthy.com/" target="_blank">Kirkwood McCarthy</a>, a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/18547/london" target="_blank">London</a>-based architecture and design studio established in 2013 by Fiona Kirkwood and Sophie McCarthy. Known for working on constrained and often overlooked sites, the two discuss how opportunity and creativity can arise during even the most trying times.</p>