Archinect - Features 2016-08-27T20:29:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149963618/stripped-of-cosmetics-but-imbued-with-substance-inside-the-berard-residence Stripped of cosmetics, but imbued with substance: inside the Berard Residence Julia Ingalls 2016-08-26T09:20:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T12:14:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/06/060i35la5ltwa50q.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As conceptually oriented housing design goes, the Berard Residence has a bold aim: it attempts to shift the preconception of housing's elemental function away from shelter and into a more experiential mode, concerned with the qualities of human existence itself. Submitted to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity" target="_blank">our open call</a> under July's theme of Domesticity, the home aligns itself with a new interpretation of the 'case study' ideal.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965078/using-game-theory-to-fine-tune-architectural-diplomacy Using game theory to fine-tune architectural diplomacy Nicholas Korody 2016-08-25T09:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T21:37:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5fij754trlpmrio.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When you think of game theory, you might imagine numbers scrawled with a wax pencil on a pane of glass by a troubled genius&mdash;calculations extrapolating order out of the apparent chaos of human activity. After all, that&rsquo;s pretty much how it goes in <em>A Beautiful Mind</em>, the biopic of the mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., a major contributor to the field. But game theory isn&rsquo;t just the domain of high-minded academics; it has very real and practical applications, including for architectural design. I talked with the London-based firm Mzo Tarr about their use of game theory in &ldquo;every aspect of the design process&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963617/screen-print-43-beautifully-banal-by-architecture-hero Screen/Print #43: 'Beautifully Banal' by Architecture Hero Julia Ingalls 2016-08-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T07:39:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j3/j3ljjka0lipchex1.jpg" width="514" height="659" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Beautifully Banal,</em>&nbsp;a marvelously detailed, narrative-driven exploration of architectural drawing types via a fly&rsquo;s structural adventures, is both a slender comic and an architectural delight.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149964654/behind-the-scenes-of-the-witness-a-video-game-designed-by-architects Behind the scenes of 'The Witness', a video game designed by architects Nicholas Korody 2016-08-23T09:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-27T14:21:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ixylu054rqb7qeq.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"This is so beautiful &ndash; can I live here?&rdquo; asks user GhostRobo on his YouTube walkthrough of the puzzle game <em>the Witness</em>, verbalizing what many probably feel after first leaving the dark tunnel where the player begins. This a game where the design, built in part by a team of architects and landscape architects, rivals the gameplay.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963674/the-students-behind-liquid-shard-a-dynamic-sculpture-for-downtown-los-angeles The students behind 'Liquid Shard' – a dynamic sculpture for downtown Los Angeles Eulalia Moran 2016-08-22T10:05:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T14:46:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eh/ehl6e3uxwffuqh1x.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Liquid Shard was raised on July 28, 2016 as the product of the students of the Los Angeles Visiting School of the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" target="_blank">Architectural Association in London</a> (AAVSLA) and Poetic Kinetics, an L.A. based company specialising in large-scale art installations and experimental design.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149962360/cuteness-and-the-fight-for-architectural-preservation Cuteness and the fight for architectural preservation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-19T09:19:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T21:35:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivcp3rsfevhy3ocg.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We all know architecture is a deathly serious business&mdash;but sometimes, that severity weighs so heavily that it becomes oppressive, restricting debate to an academic mean and setting a glacial pace of cultural influence. When that happens, the key to liberating architectural discourse might just arrive in a coat made of kittens, painted in Lisa Frank fluorescence.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963842/a-home-that-molds-itself-to-your-memories A home that molds itself to your memories Nicholas Korody 2016-08-18T09:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-19T22:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6lmgqrhzacf1zja.jpg" width="514" height="214" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Traces of the past permeate a home, which acts as a sort of repository for memories. Thus, a move is never just a relocation, it&rsquo;s also a departure from the past and its signifiers. But what if houses conformed to our memories rather than the other way around? In <em>The Settlement</em>, a submission to our July <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity" target="_blank">open call</a>, Noah Gotlib and Pica Limbaseanu propose a future where a family &ldquo;will soon be able to experience everything within the confines of the home, yet part with nothing.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963418/architecture-s-place-in-the-museum Architecture's place in the museum Bridget Gayle Ground 2016-08-17T09:36:00-04:00 >2016-08-18T01:24:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9h/9hn867ae8dihwpnh.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The role that architecture plays in our individual and communal lives is often overlooked, yet in an age when environmental crises are imminent and individuals increasingly turn inward to their electronic devices, an investment in quality spaces that promote social and ecological well-being seems more urgent than ever. This conundrum begs the question: how can a deeper appreciation for architecture be instilled in twenty-first century society?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961337/ell-house-by-domaen-maximizes-remodeled-footprint-with-strategic-hillside-ordinance-loophole ELL House by Domaen maximizes 'remodeled' footprint with strategic hillside ordinance loophole Julia Ingalls 2016-08-16T09:25:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T09:00:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/iahhyiff28tedblc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The stone, wood, and stucco form of the ELL house in Los Angeles' Benedict Canyon is not the first structure to grace its site. Oddly enough, the previous structure helped to accelerate ELL&rsquo;s building process: the architects were able to list their design as a remodeled residence for permitting purposes, thereby sneaking past the Baseline Hillside Ordinance's setback and building restrictions.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961338/if-you-can-t-stand-the-domesticity-get-out-of-the-kitchen If you can’t stand the domesticity, get out of the kitchen Julia Ingalls 2016-08-15T09:26:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T12:35:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jz/jzax1lqwzzn0b98r.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kitchen design in the U.S. has evolved substantially in the last 100 years, moving from a service-oriented back room to the third largest space in houses.&nbsp;This shift has played a role in how people define domesticity, domestic relationships, and even community at large.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149963012/everyone-deserves-a-decent-place-to-live-minding-london-s-development-gaps-with-mohsin-cooper 'Everyone deserves a decent place to live.' – minding London's development gaps with Mohsin Cooper Robert Urquhart 2016-08-14T05:59:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T12:36:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpmlxhaveio67tb4.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.mohsincooper.com/" target="_blank">Mohsin Cooper</a><a href="http://archinect.com/mohsincooper" target="_blank">&nbsp;Architects</a>&nbsp;is a young practice focused largely on housing, based in Brighton and London, and run by Justin Cooper and Abe Mohsin.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london 'Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y' explores new forms of living and owning in a changing London Nicholas Korody 2016-08-13T06:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T12:36:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi50hbv6yn0v71se.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While an average of 100,000 people move to London each year, only about 25,000 new homes are built annually: a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/13/can-sadiq-khan-solve-londons-housing-crisis/" target="_blank">formula</a> that has produced a critical lack in affordable housing. The median rent in the capital city is &pound;1,400 and the average house price has passed &pound;600,000. In other words, only the very rich can afford to live in London.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961339/playtime-7-bold-and-whimsical-playgrounds-from-around-the-world Playtime! 7 bold and whimsical playgrounds from around the world Julia Ingalls 2016-08-12T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T23:22:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/778g3s1zkgpb7jbd.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The act of play rests heavily on the ability to indulge in the imagination. While a certain degree of functionality is required for elements like swings, slides, and climbing walls, the key to any great playground design is that it be inspiring: and oddly enough, it doesn&rsquo;t always have to be strictly for children. Game-playing takes multiple forms, from the stream of consciousness rules of a child's adventure to the psychologically penetrating/illuminating construct of an artist. These examples of architectural spaces for play from around the world openly embrace the esoteric and playful.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961834/design-as-quantification-what-if-buildings-could-talk Design as quantification: what if buildings could talk? Carlo Bailey 2016-08-11T09:47:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T23:42:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jobz0h0z3l5lb6gq.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AEC industry can be understood by the information flows and communication facilities that exist within it. Just as the acronym groups three seemingly separate entities under the banner of a single&nbsp;industry, as designers, we must communicate and interpret information across disciplinary boundaries&mdash;to engineers, contractors, partners, clients, press, so on.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/145207555/working-life-does-taliesin-s-collaborative-and-pedagogical-domesticity-suit-the-21st-century Working Life: Does Taliesin’s collaborative and pedagogical domesticity suit the 21st century? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-10T12:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T23:58:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0roxfadf7hgaucjh.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded at a time when Frank Lloyd Wright was floundering financially, Taliesin&rsquo;s blend of education and site-bound intimacy has created a custom domesticity. As the site for the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Taliesin combines both passion and white-knuckled acumen, teaching its student inhabitants to thrive with scarce resources and a generous community.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956316/touring-some-of-the-world-s-most-attractive-public-housing-projects Touring some of the world's most attractive public housing projects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-09T09:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:46:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/ceej08lp9zmv9f7v.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Can affordable public housing be beautiful? It&rsquo;s a question that for years was answered with indifference.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961842/to-be-with-architecture-is-all-we-ask-interview-with-hans-ulrich-obrist-artistic-director-of-the-serpentine-galleries ‘To be with architecture is all we ask.’ – interview with Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries Robert Urquhart 2016-08-08T05:49:00-04:00 >2016-08-14T23:58:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hf42w5qwliy0i36p.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, Hans-Ulrich Obrist is a much revered polymath. Curator, historian, critic and interviewer of the world&rsquo;s leading artists, Obrist has often courted the world of architecture, most notably for his curatorship of the Swiss Pavilion at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/453301/2014-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2014's Venice Architecture Biennale</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961336/in-honor-of-the-rio-games-6-momentous-projects-from-the-olympics-21st-century-history In honor of the Rio Games, 6 momentous projects from the Olympics' 21st-century history Julia Ingalls 2016-08-05T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:29:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/yb6e3pohdvk6ormx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>20 kilometer long traffic jams, eleven dead construction workers, and one slain jaguar: the lead-up to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/692793/rio-2016" target="_blank">2016 Rio Olympics</a> has not been problem-free. Zika, pollution and political turmoil came alongside construction delays and problematic venues, with competitors refusing to move into the athletes' village until the wiring was fixed.&nbsp;And yet, aren't these types of problems just par for the course when it comes to the Olympics?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961330/archinect-s-summer-reading-listening-list-recommendations-from-amale-andraos-dora-epstein-jones-jenna-didier-and-mimi-zeiger Archinect's Summer Reading + Listening List: Recommendations from Amale Andraos, Dora Epstein Jones, Jenna Didier, and Mimi Zeiger Nicholas Korody 2016-08-04T10:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T20:13:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/am/ammdp3mhgretiz6z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It turns out architecture folk don't really go for junk fiction when it comes to summer reading.&nbsp;Karl Ove Knausgaard makes <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956315/archinect-s-summer-reading-listening-list-recommendations-from-aaron-betsky-jimenez-lai-alan-loomis-and-scott-merrill" target="_blank">another</a> appearance, alongside classics by Albert Camus and Frantz Fanon, as well as some more architecture-specific reads. Here's what&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" target="_blank">Amale Andraos</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/772532/dora-epstein-jones" target="_blank">Dora Epstein Jones</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141741842/driveway-urbanism-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-3-with-jenna-didier-founder-of-materials-applications" target="_blank">Jenna Didier</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/216415/mimi-zeiger" target="_blank">Mimi Zeiger</a> are reading (and listening to) this summer&mdash;and why.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961143/at-home-in-a-changing-climate-strategies-for-adapating-to-sea-level-rise At home in a changing climate: strategies for adapating to sea level rise Nicholas Korody 2016-08-03T10:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:25:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b60gzcqx6z8fzeuy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For most of us, &lsquo;home&rsquo; conjures a sense of safety and security. But a home is a fragile thing: vulnerable to quaking ground, rushing water, violent winds&mdash;not to mention, the volatility of finances and health. This has never been more true than in the time of climate change. The global thermostat of the home in which we build our homes is on the fritz.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149957970/wikihouse-s-lead-architect-on-how-open-source-idealism-could-cure-a-sickly-building-market WikiHouse's lead architect on how open-source idealism could cure a sickly building market Robert Urquhart 2016-08-02T05:12:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:33:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/vev5xxqmaa8d2481.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Working far beyond the simplistic notion of crowdsourced design, <a href="http://www.wikihouse.cc/" target="_blank">WikiHouse Foundation</a> is a building system and a stamp of approval for open-source innovations around the building industry.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" – op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Alan Penn 2016-07-30T06:19:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T20:26:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckwkem6an5h93jfc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As an architect and an optimist, I am hopeful that the chaos in Britain triggered by the Brexit referendum may be accompanied by yet another great age of creative invention.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House' Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T09:20:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:37:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1o8proae2n1vo0k5.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is domesticity in the 21st century? Is it a blend of the 19th century ideal of the sanctuary with the 21st century notion of greater transparency and connectivity?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149959097/living-together-is-only-possible-if-there-is-always-the-possibility-to-be-alone-dogma-studio-s-hard-line-look-at-architectural-solitude "Living together is only possible if there is always the possibility to be alone." – Dogma studio's hard-line look at architectural solitude Nicholas Korody 2016-07-27T09:46:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T20:04:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/22/22124ucbkpuivh0b.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The single-person room is the among the most basic units of architecture and the background for much of daily life. Here we project our personalities on the walls in the form of decor. Here we can retreat from the world. Yet the ubiquity and familiarity of the room nearly renders it invisible. Rarely do we consider the specificity of these places, which simultaneously serve as refuge and site of labor, of reproduction, of identity formation and presentation.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149959770/former-juror-rory-olcayto-breaks-down-the-2016-stirling-prize-nominees Former juror Rory Olcayto breaks down the 2016 Stirling Prize nominees Rory Olcayto 2016-07-26T05:04:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:53:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jpsdfxm2u22p1sz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of the year again. The moment you&rsquo;ve all been waiting for. No, not <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/545945/2016-olympics" target="_blank">the Olympics</a>. That&rsquo;s still a few weeks off. The Euros? Over already. Not Wimbledon either. Done and dusted, init.</p><p>No, no, no. What I&rsquo;m talking about is bigger than all of these things put together. (Well&mdash;for some of you at least.) Because now is the time when critics and architects unite in their rejection of the RIBA's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957645/riba-2016-stirling-prize-shortlist-announced-includes-herzog-de-meuron-wilkinson-eyre" target="_blank">Stirling Prize shortlist</a>. In other words, it&rsquo;s architectural Hammer Time!</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149959347/sci-arc-students-step-out-of-the-studio-to-build-an-affordable-eco-friendly-home-with-habitat-for-humanity SCI-Arc students step out of the studio to build an affordable, eco-friendly home with Habitat for Humanity Nicholas Korody 2016-07-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T21:13:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nhg2jzhubi9e1fh4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s not that often that architecture students get to actually build a house while still in school. But a class of <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> students led by faculty member Darin Johnstone got to design and build a new home&mdash;and an affordable, eco-friendly one, at that.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124368081/emergence-home-beyond-boundaries-a-reader-submission-on-domesticity "Emergence: Home Beyond Boundaries" – a reader submission on Domesticity Duha Al Nasir 2016-07-23T10:33:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T20:01:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/lj5y07ejp1ob182h.jpg" width="514" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As one of the submissions to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity" target="_blank">Open Call for July's theme of "Domesticity,"</a> Duha Al Nasir tackled the challenge of envisioning her version of the next Case Study home, riffing on the realtor "ad" prompt with a rumination on the very nature of home. Al Nasir&nbsp;locates the essential home within the nexus of experience, likening it to an "emotional suitcase" and concluding that ultimately, one's home is not a physical enclosure but a metaphor for a sense of self.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149958919/home-away-from-home-an-interview-with-the-curators-of-the-oslo-architecture-triennale Home away from home: an interview with the curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale Nicholas Korody 2016-07-21T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T20:01:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oo/oo4576eikfabz67a.jpg" width="514" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometime in the last few years, your couch became a rentable asset; your bedroom, a factory; your taste, a commodity; your doorstep, the final destination for a package that has more freedom of movement than most of the world&rsquo;s population. What, then, does it mean to be at home today?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956315/archinect-s-summer-reading-listening-list-recommendations-from-aaron-betsky-jimenez-lai-alan-loomis-and-scott-merrill Archinect's Summer Reading + Listening List: Recommendations from Aaron Betsky, Jimenez Lai, Alan Loomis and Scott Merrill Julia Ingalls 2016-07-16T10:41:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T20:12:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f8j15qakban5pbs.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From vivid historical analysis to theoretically-driven essays on Rem Koolhaas to the mesmerizing stream of consciousness of Karl Ove Knausgaard,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942775/banal-sex-mansion-talking-about-sex-and-architecture-with-aaron-betsky-on-archinect-sessions-62" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/alanloomis" target="_blank">Alan Loomis</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" target="_blank">Scott Merrill</a>&nbsp;spoke to Archinect about what they're reading (and listening to).</p><p>Here's a quick glimpse of the tenor and scope of their picks, just in time for summer.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners Brexit exposed a Britain divided, and architects must now "redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation." – op-ed by Chris Williamson of Weston Williamson + Partners Chris Williamson 2016-07-15T01:00:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T00:42:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nf34i263kwu9s4y9.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I was in New York at the time of the Brexit vote. I found out the result at two in the morning and was incredibly disappointed, but not surprised.</p>