Archinect - Features 2016-06-25T13:43:54-04:00 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 >2016-06-24T18:11:11-04:00 <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 >2016-06-23T12:20:48-04:00 <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 >2016-06-20T13:12:34-04:00 <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 >2016-06-20T13:13:49-04:00 <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> 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 >2016-05-30T20:44:31-04:00 <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 >2016-06-02T17:44:34-04:00 <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>