Archinect - Features 2015-09-01T08:18:45-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/135268204/greening-piano-s-roof-a-conversation-with-ecologist-paul-kephart Greening Piano’s roof: a conversation with ecologist Paul Kephart Julia Ingalls 2015-08-31T09:13:00-04:00 >2015-08-30T23:53:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9i7hinjsp3id8mmo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A masterful work of architecture, like a great symphony, relies not just on the vision of the conductor, but on the imagination of its individual players. Many highly-regarded buildings are the result of collaborations between architects and professionals from other disciplines who, on first glance, would have no business in an architectural studio. Yet it is often the interplay between these professionals' expertise and an architect's sensibility that creates noteworthy work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/134655300/architecture-at-the-limits-of-instability-an-interview-with-smiljan-radi Architecture at the limits of instability: an interview with Smiljan Radić Nicholas Korody 2015-08-20T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T12:35:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7n/7naajxp9f8q2r1u9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We&rsquo;re perched high above Santiago de Chile in an unassuming meeting room, near the top of a nondescript office tower at the base of the famous San Crist&oacute;bal hill. Visually-speaking, we&rsquo;re as far away from the architecture of Smiljan Radi&#263; as possible. There are no boulders or found objects, just a wooden table separating us and some relatively simple chairs. &ldquo;Why should an architect have to design furniture?&rdquo; Radi&#263; asks with a laugh, gesturing at the furnishings. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s enough of it around already.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well Screen/Print #36: Harvard Design Magazine's "Well, Well, Well" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-14T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/ak0z90npffhbh2s8.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Well, Well, Well&rdquo;, the fortieth issue from the <em>Harvard&nbsp;Design Magazine,</em>&nbsp;explores the&nbsp;tricky business of designing for health, and provokes considerations on the flip-side of neglecting to do so.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/133573310/completing-mies-van-der-rohe-s-brick-country-house Completing Mies van der Rohe's Brick Country House Gary Garvin 2015-08-07T13:42:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T08:37:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p4/p41eql2v0k9rff60.jpg" width="514" height="154" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There are small problems that vex as much as they intrigue us, whose answers only lead to larger questions.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/133512302/looking-to-frank-gehry-after-paris-but-before-los-angeles Looking to "Frank Gehry", after Paris but before Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-05T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-17T16:29:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5b/5b16jma0bcpw7901.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On September 13 of this year, Los Angeles will get its first major exhibition of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s work, ever. Despite being the adopted hometown of the world-famous architect, and the city whose new-millennium architectural identity has been inflected most by his work, Los Angeles has not yet hosted a show exclusively on Gehry's retrospective.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/133034307/work-on-work-exhibition-turns-public-space-into-office-space "Work on Work" exhibition turns public space into office space Julia Ingalls 2015-07-31T11:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T19:07:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciz3ogg8b40zjcn5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If the current exhibition at Los Angeles&rsquo; Architecture + Design Museum was titled by a sarcastic person, it would be called "Work/Life Balance: Pshaw!" As it is, the infographic-laden collection of vinyl banners loosely mounted to stacks of brown boxes, co-organized by Gensler and UCLA&rsquo;s cityLAB, is called "Work on Work", and it is both the history of and the proposed future for society's daily grind. And man, what a grind it is.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/132432116/screen-print-35-penndesign-s-la Screen/Print #35: PennDesign's "LA+" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-23T17:58:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T19:38:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v58ra5e2e98y2z9t.jpg" width="514" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It all comes back to the land. <em><strong><a href="http://laplusjournal.com/" target="_blank">LA+</a></strong></em>, the new publication produced by the Landscape Architecture Department at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School of Design</a>, places landscape architecture at the origin point of a diverse panoply of disciplines. Put out twice annually, <em>LA+</em>&#8203; features precisely curated content from an array of professions that all come to focus on the landscape.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/130410487/upstarts-design-bitches Upstarts: Design, Bitches Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T14:19:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p894zpprcj7w888b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the name suggests, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55962127/design-bitches" target="_blank"><strong>Design, Bitches</strong></a> is a synergy of creativity and earthiness. Combining a refined sense of order with playful humor, the Los Angeles-based firm founded by Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph distills the splendor of urban chaos in their graphic branding, art projects, and commercial and residential interiors.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/130410486/a-studio-of-4-500-inside-gensler-s-culture A Studio of 4,500: Inside Gensler's Culture Julia Ingalls 2015-07-10T12:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-14T14:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56c4uxgvi7motprw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The sun never sets on Gensler. One can visit their website and watch in real time as the bell curve of night fails to shadow all 46 of their office locations. Founded in 1965 by M. Arthur J. Gensler Jr., the firm has grown to <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">employ</a> over 4,500 people in 16 different countries. It&rsquo;s the kind of sprawling, vast enterprise that draws more analogies to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company" target="_blank">historic tea companies</a> than design firms. How can an architecture firm of this size maintain a unified studio culture? Or should it?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/130486011/screen-print-34-ktisma-s-lick-your-buildings Screen/Print #34: KTISMA's "Lick Your Buildings" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-30T09:48:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T22:40:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r3ysq97n5a2anfx6.jpg" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Student-run, annual, peer-reviewed journal <a href="http://cargocollective.com/ktismajournal" target="_blank"><strong>KTISMA</strong></a>, from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/200284/university-of-oregon" target="_blank">University of Oregon&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>, does not appear to have any specific agenda. Instead, it aims to poke and prod a diverse community of professional peers into writing on whichever facet of environmental discourse they can imagine &ndash; any amalgamation of architecture, design, art, and their respective rhetorics is fair game.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126838476/what-s-the-hottest-new-job-in-architecture What's the hottest new job in architecture? Julia Ingalls 2015-06-25T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T17:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xr/xr4v9cmuah6542iw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture: it&rsquo;s not just glue gun burns and x-refs anymore. In an industry known for playing canary in the employment coalmine, architecture is once again experiencing a hiring boom. Additionally, thanks to changes in technology, both in design software and in the more general way people communicate online, several fields have either newly appeared or considerably expanded in architecturally-related work.&nbsp;In this series, we&rsquo;ll be spotlighting specific new careers within architecture, including a basic description, the ideal background you should have for this position, any particular software/tools you should master, and the most likely regions where you can find this type of work based on <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">Archinect's&nbsp;job board</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/129810359/as-cosmo-gets-ready-to-warm-up-we-sit-down-with-andr-s-jaque-of-the-office-for-political-innovation As COSMO gets ready to 'Warm Up,' we sit down with Andrés Jaque of the Office for Political Innovation Nicholas Korody 2015-06-21T11:11:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T16:23:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4h/4hefoxtc3b54bsy0.jpg" width="514" height="512" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This Tuesday, the eagerly-awaited, annual <em><a href="http://momaps1.org/warmup/" target="_blank">Warm Up</a>&nbsp;</em>series of concerts and events will launch beneath the orbicular forms of <a href="http://momaps1.org/yap/view/19" target="_blank">COSMO</a>, the winning entry of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47555/young-architects-program" target="_blank">MoMA PS1&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120059665/yap-2015-winner-andr-s-jaque-office-to-install-cosmo-at-moma-ps1-this-summer" target="_blank">Young Architect&rsquo;s Program</a> competition. Designed by <a href="http://andresjaque.net" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jacque / the&nbsp;Office for Political Innovation</a>, COSMO is not just a pavilion but also a complex water filtration system.&nbsp;Archinect got in touch with Andr&eacute;s Jaque to talk about the process behind the design as well as his hopes for its impact, both locally and abroad.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126838477/don-t-be-a-tool-role-of-software-vs-vision-in-architectural-employment Don't Be a Tool: Role of Software vs. Vision in Architectural Employment Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T10:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T12:05:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2c7ehbehgxyorfax.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One must be smarter than the tools one is working with, but what exactly does that mean in a profession that increasingly relies on software initially developed for the aerospace industry? How important is it for a student to master <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/search/0/130480362" target="_blank">Rhino</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/search/0/130480363" target="_blank">REVIT</a> versus the intrinsic philosophy of great design itself? Most importantly, how does a student balance the need to become a high-end CAD monkey while developing creative thought?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/129351879/what-makes-an-artless-museum What makes an artless museum? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T15:30:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srg53uh3sndxttmw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural criticism that begins with &ldquo;it looks like [insert Platonic object here]&rdquo; is suspect at best, but the temptation to gamble with semiotic stickiness is too great: if I see a contraceptive sponge when I look at the new Broad Museum, I want to say that.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126838478/is-twitter-the-architectural-intern-s-unofficial-labor-union-exposing-the-reality-behind-unpaid-internships-across-borders-and-industries Is Twitter the architectural intern's unofficial labor union? Exposing the reality behind unpaid internships across borders and industries Julia Ingalls 2015-06-11T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-07-01T10:41:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0x7h8next0hy94xp.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Social media has been accused of being many things: a time-waster, an intelligence-leveler, a privacy-invader. However, in the field of architectural <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">employment</a>, social media has oddly become a kind of virtual worker&rsquo;s union, helping to expose unethical <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">hiring</a> practices. A recent leaked email from Japanese firm <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" target="_blank">SANAA</a> advertised an unpaid internship for three months consisting of 12-hour days, 6-7 days a week, with the intern providing his or her own computer and software. <a href="https://twitter.com/herrerajuans/status/579995961914736640" target="_blank">Juan Herrera tweeted the email on March 23rd</a> and it quickly garnered extensive press coverage.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/128118195/the-forever-unfinished-business-curated-thoughts-from-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche The forever unfinished business: Curated thoughts from our conversation with Kevin Roche Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-10T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-14T23:16:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29skdufycxsbw6ou.jpg" width="514" height="624" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Kevin Roche speaks, you should listen. Roche is a hero of the long-game &ndash; during his sixty-five year career in the U.S. (and counting), he has trained or worked alongside seminal architectural vanguards Charles and Ray Eames,&nbsp;Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, and on projects for such heavyweight clients as the Federal Reserve, MIT, Ford, Deutsche Bank and IBM. Still practicing today at age 92, Roche is a force to be reckoned with, thanks to an unflagging work ethic and realist approach to the profession&rsquo;s shifting tides.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher Op-Ed: Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More, by Patrik Schumacher Patrik Schumacher 2015-06-08T15:21:00-04:00 >2015-08-23T09:52:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/uej9b05pdvmsgy6c.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In mid-April I had posted a note entitled "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrik.schumacher.10/posts/10205380818112860" target="_blank">In Defense of Stars and Icons</a>" on my Facebook page. This was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124976094/patrik-schumacher-takes-to-facebook-in-defense-of-stars-and-icons" target="_blank">picked up and extensively commented on, here on Archinect</a>. I am thrilled about the lively debate that followed (in which I had participated as &lsquo;parametricist&rsquo;) and I am happy to get the opportunity to come back to this debate once more in this op-ed.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/128649077/screen-print-33-the-alternative-history-of-edith-farnsworth-and-her-architect-from-mit-s-thresholds Screen/Print #33: the alternative history of Edith Farnsworth and her architect, from MIT's "Thresholds" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-06T12:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-14T19:59:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sc/sczajtyq347jbw1b.jpg" width="514" height="746" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" target="_blank">MIT</a>&rsquo;s Department of Architecture is the oldest in the US, and its journal is comparably formidable. Known as <a href="http://thresholdsjournal.com/" target="_blank"><em>Thresholds</em></a>, the peer-reviewed publication is issued annually, and not uncommonly features work by established leaders in architectural thought, associated with the school or not. It doesn&rsquo;t strive towards a single theoretical or conceptual framework as a whole, but unpacks a particular idea with each issue &ndash; featured here is &ldquo;<a href="http://thresholdsjournal.com/43-Scandalous" target="_blank">Scandalous</a>&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126440054/10-ways-architectural-employers-can-maximize-the-effectiveness-of-their-employees 10 Ways Architectural Employers Can Maximize the Effectiveness of Their Employees Julia Ingalls 2015-06-04T10:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-11T13:01:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3aw1j5jxit1o1m5r.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">Management</a> is not a science; it is an art. Maximizing the effectiveness of a studio is not about implementing broad strokes out of a Step-by-Step guide, but rather requires understanding the nuances of <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">performance</a>, environment, and long-term goals. These ten suggestions serve as a starting point for creating a more holistic management strategy.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126437034/what-should-be-in-your-portfolio-firms-tell-you-what-they-re-looking-for-and-how-to-get-hired What should be in your portfolio? Firms tell you what they're looking for and how to get hired Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0n0mrhus24q4bit.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Putting together a portfolio for a <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job application</a> is practically a design commission in of itself. What projects should be included? How should they be presented? Most importantly, what does the compendium of work say about you, the applicant? After speaking with <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, we discovered that the work itself isn&rsquo;t necessarily as important as the <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">thought and agility</a> the portfolio demonstrates.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/127733607/one-night-stand-la-titillates-but-leaves-you-wanting-more One-Night Stand LA titillates, but leaves you wanting more Nicholas Korody 2015-05-23T11:09:00-04:00 >2015-05-27T17:59:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/750wsll7fi9dwbuw.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For an event modeled after that type of sexual encounter usually associated with spontaneity and non-commitment, there sure was a lot of hype leading up to "<a href="http://onenightstand-la.com/information.html" target="_blank">A One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture</a>" (One-Night Stand LA). On <a href="https://instagram.com/onenightstand_la/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> and IRL, a veritable fury of buzz surrounded Saturday's bacchanal-inspired evening and the foil-wrapped condoms emblazoned with sharp, serifed lettering that served as branding. Then again, in an age in which most one night stands are likely prefigured by the image-curated, textual courting of Tinder or some other dating app, maybe this sort of foreplay comes with the territory.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126437032/looking-hot-in-a-tight-market-how-firms-successfully-attract-job-applicants Looking Hot in a Tight Market: How Firms Successfully Attract Job Applicants Julia Ingalls 2015-05-21T11:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T12:27:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ldc0u2xb5zkbkrwy.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">Employers</a>, we&rsquo;re not trying to hurt your feelings, but be honest: Does your company seem like an attractive place in which to work? Thanks to a robust post-recession <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job market</a> that favors employees, <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">job seekers</a> now have a variety of choices when it comes to finding an employer. This means that, much like going on a date, an employer who wants to attract top talent needs to put more effort into the appearance of their <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ads</a>. Although looks aren&rsquo;t everything, first impressions do count.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/127534748/stop-the-presses-paul-goldberger-s-take-on-critical-relevance-in-the-social-media-age Stop the presses: Paul Goldberger's take on critical relevance in the social media age Julia Ingalls 2015-05-20T11:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-29T21:08:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdm51jgaus3ly64h.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In architecture, the rise of the 21st century media landscape has created connective tissue where none used to exist: the day-to-day work of architecture used to be relatively obscure, and now it is spotlighted and deconstructed regularly. The most successful architects are not those who shun this newfound audience, but rather engage with it. Of course, this poses a challenge for architectural journalists. New work must now be evaluated not only in the context of the built environment, but in the virtual environment as well.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126437029/there-are-tons-of-architecture-job-openings-these-days-why-aren-t-you-hired-yet There are tons of architecture job openings these days. Why aren't you hired yet? Julia Ingalls 2015-05-14T17:42:00-04:00 >2015-07-15T17:31:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trv01q9ely49e0rk.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Seven years ago, in the grips of recession, finding employment in architecture was akin to a treasure hunt: there were cryptic clues scattered across a wide geographical area, but for many actually finding the job was simply too time-consuming and difficult. Recent graduates threw up their hands and sought work in other fields; experienced architects, freshly chucked out of their jobs by large firms rapidly downsizing to accommodate the 2008 economic crash, found themselves taking up teaching or other gap-filling work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126947697/screen-print-32-naam-s-on-the-edge-of-architecture Screen/Print #32: NAAM's "On the Edge of Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-13T09:16:00-04:00 >2015-05-30T03:39:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56a9i7s15huardha.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In our scope of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><strong><em>Screen/Print</em>s</strong></a>, architectural writing runs the gamut from object-oriented and project-specific analysis, to the fantasy realm of future conjectures and other worlds. The pieces can&rsquo;t be generalized by topic or style, only by approach &ndash; taking on any genre with architecture as the protagonist. Our featured issue of <strong><em>NAAM</em></strong>, &ldquo;<a href="http://issuu.com/naam-online/docs/naam_2" target="_blank">On the Edge of Architecture</a>&rdquo;,<strong> </strong>embodies that spirit wholeheartedly.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126844507/art-architecture-andreas-angelidakis-between-the-monumental-and-the-particular Art + Architecture: Andreas Angelidakis between the monumental and the particular Nicholas Korody 2015-05-12T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:29:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Buoyantly imaginative yet grounded by a commitment to sociopolitical realism, the work of the Greek-born architect <a href="http://www.angelidakis.com/" target="_blank">Andreas Angelidakis</a>&nbsp;defies categorization. In fact, while he was trained as an architect at <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, Angelidakis' work is perhaps better known in contemporary art circles than among architects. After all, Angelidakis exhibits in museums (and online) more than he builds. Yet his work, which takes the form of renderings, videos, sculptures, dioramas and installations, is visibly marked by an architectural sensibility. With near-manic intensity, Angelidakis&rsquo; work operates fluidly on the uneven terrain of the contemporary moment, invoking ecological disaster, digital and post-digital networks, economic crises, celebrity culture &ndash; often all at once. At the same time, specters of history &ndash; both imagined and real &ndash; never escape his expansive purview.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone Nicholas Korody 2015-05-07T12:08:00-04:00 >2015-05-12T20:43:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/327oa8wvjgy7xjtu.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is the third installment of the recurring feature&nbsp;<em>Architecture of the Anthropocene,&nbsp;</em>which explores the implications of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" target="_blank">Anthropocene thesis</a>&nbsp;for architecture. The <a href="http://public.oed.com/the-oed-today/recent-updates-to-the-oed/june-2014-update/new-words-notes-june-2014/" target="_blank">Anthropocene</a> is a contested name for "the era of geological time during which human activity is considered to be the dominant influence on the environment, climate, and ecology of the earth."</p><p>Prior installments can be found <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/506696/anthropocene" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126556411/screen-print-31-dialectic-iii-dream-of-building-or-the-reality-of-dreaming Screen/Print #31: Dialectic III, "Dream of Building or the Reality of Dreaming" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-05T17:32:00-04:00 >2015-08-06T02:03:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zl/zlfk9jjfni9xher5.jpg" width="514" height="633" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The official publication of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16849/the-university-of-utah" target="_blank">University of Utah&rsquo;s School of Architecture</a>, <a href="http://www.arch.utah.edu/school_of_architecture/dialectic/dialectic_home.html" target="_blank"><strong><em>Dialectic</em></strong></a> is an explicit extension of the discussions and issues taking place within the school. The annual publication seeks to add nuance and opposing viewpoints to content already being produced by students, culling the best of student work produced throughout the year, framed by an editorial response to the same issues the external architectural community is facing.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi The motley life and uncertain legacy of Lina Bo Bardi Nick Cecchi 2015-05-04T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T21:30:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alj90lqncvunhbzc.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em> is not, and does not attempt to be, the definitive collection of Lina Bo Bardi&rsquo;s work, but rather an examination of her life, influences, and motivations for producing her timeless architecture and enduring contributions to Brazilian, particularly Bahian, culture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126442466/how-architects-can-help-nepal-and-learn-from-past-disastrous-mistakes-successes How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes) Julia Ingalls 2015-04-30T18:20:00-04:00 >2015-05-10T04:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bh9iznkzltss76vf.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 25th&rsquo;s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has razed entire villages, severely disrupted basic infrastructure, and is responsible for the loss of over 5,000 lives. According to The Guardian, the death toll may rise to as many <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/nepal-earthquake-anger-among-survivors-as-food-and-water-in-short-supply" target="_blank">10,000 people</a>. Unfortunately, in the wake of natural disasters, the architectural community has traditionally waited out the initial emergency phase before lending aid. The embarrassing response to 2005&rsquo;s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, in which thousands of refugees sweltered in the Superdome for days without ready access to running water, prompted organizations including the AIA to revamp their emergency-response guidelines. Now, architects are encouraged to immediately respond to a disaster.</p>