Archinect - Features 2015-07-03T16:28:51-04:00 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 >2015-06-21T21:26:58-04:00 <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/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 >2015-07-01T06:46:22-04:00 <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/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/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/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/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/125765734/between-sampling-and-dowsing-field-notes-from-grnasfck Between Sampling and Dowsing: Field Notes from GRNASFCK Nicholas Korody 2015-04-30T13:10:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T22:02:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yio1prwuba98f5lb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case the name didn&rsquo;t tip you off, let it be said that <a href="http://archinect.com/greenasfuck" target="_blank">GRNASFCK</a> is not your average landscape architecture studio. Whether producing disjointed travelogues in Celebration, Florida or organizing rallies for extremophile bacteria in San Francisco, GRNASFCK operates almost like an industrial dredge, unsettling easy or comfortable ideas about the relationship between architecture and ecology, and covering impressive conceptual (and geographic) ground.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/122759763/screen-print-29-trans-lust Screen/Print #29: trans, "Lust" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-14T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T22:02:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7ahfrdkvh6fx0wlw.jpg" width="514" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.trans.ethz.ch/en/issues" target="_blank"><strong><em>trans magazin</em></strong></a>, true to its grammatical form, is a journal of multiple cross-disciplinary perspectives on architectural and urban issues. An independent student cohort from the Department of Architecture at the <a href="http://archinect.com/ethz" target="_blank">Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ</a> manages the editorial, publishing twice a year since 1997.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/122742069/art-architecture-the-los-angeles-nomadic-division-sets-up-camp Art + Architecture: The Los Angeles Nomadic Division Sets Up Camp Nicholas Korody 2015-03-13T10:13:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T21:09:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w8/w8a7n8jasoqurmdd.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"The easiest way to grasp what we do and to understand our mission is that we're a contemporary art museum without walls," explained Laura Hyatt, development director of the <a href="http://nomadicdivision.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Nomadic Division</a> (LAND), an LA-based organization dedicated to facilitating public art projects. After celebrating their fifth anniversary last year, LAND is settling into its role as a major force in redefining the relationship between contemporary art and its context.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120144801/screen-print-28-place-holder-s-interview-with-greg-lynn-for-issue-1-2-afterschool Screen/Print #28: PLACE-HOLDER's interview with Greg Lynn for Issue 1/2, "Afterschool" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-23T10:26:00-05:00 >2015-03-08T16:45:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4nw447wj97tqeqbv.jpg" width="514" height="741" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s foolish to think of process as a straight-line; tangents, detours, dead-ends and roundabouts are the foundation of architecture's process, however immaculate its presentation. <a href="http://place-holder.net/" target="_blank"><strong>PLACE-HOLDER</strong></a>, a publication out of the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/294/university-of-toronto" target="_blank">Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto</a>, focuses on the messy preamble and sequels to architecture, publishing those fringes of architectural practice and study that otherwise might be sheared away.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel Oyler Wu Collaborative in ink, graphite and steel Anthony Morey 2015-02-09T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T23:25:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8du28kpu4sl1akr.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write, yet architects do not architect &ndash; they draw, model, and write. Architecture is one of the few creative fields that does not allow the artist to work in the medium where the final work will be produced. Yet Oyler Wu Collaborative makes productive use of that cognitive jump.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/119835565/pop-cultitecture-the-genius-of-david-byrne Pop Cultitecture: The Genius of David Byrne Julia Ingalls 2015-02-04T10:04:00-05:00 >2015-03-17T18:20:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1j8p2dtt6xx9wl6z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unlike those architects who long to be thought of as artists, Byrne is an artist who loves to thinks about architecture. Like the deadpan docent of the infrastructural realm, David Byrne's work has inadvertently helped make architecture into a pop culture staple. While his commentary may not be mind-blowing to an architect, the method of his commentary &ndash; the diversity and size of his audience, the innovative visual and aural techniques in which he conveys highly abstract concepts &ndash; is a major contribution to architectural discourse.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair Nicholas Korody 2015-01-13T09:30:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T14:23:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3ln3ixgs4a3xku9.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In his 1942 short story &ldquo;<a href="http://hyperdiscordia.crywalt.com/library_of_babel.html" target="_blank">The Library of Babel</a>,&rdquo; Jorge Luis Borges describes a universe consisting of a potentially infinite library of adjacent hexagonal rooms. Convinced that the library contains every imaginable ordering of twenty-five orthographic symbols, the inhabitants of this universe search incessantly, and futilely, for meaning amid the endless shelves. While an individual art fair is never actually infinite, its labyrinthine rows of cubicles can appear endless.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/115813747/screen-print-27-future-anterior-a-champion-of-historic-preservation Screen/Print #27: "Future Anterior", a champion of historic preservation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-17T10:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r2/r2iyte7eoydjr6nz.jpg" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If the job&rsquo;s done right, the architecture will outlast the architect. But when building for the present and unknowable future, the past is the only reliable hint at what may come next. <a href="http://www.arch.columbia.edu/programs/historic-preservation/future-anterior" target="_blank"><strong><em>Future Anterior</em></strong></a> is here towards that end, to critique and analyze architectural historic preservation.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design Jimenez Lai: Storyteller by Design Julia Ingalls 2014-11-17T12:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-22T00:32:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0jzbn6oy2eognyf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many, "experimental" is the kindly euphemism for "unrealized crap." In conceptual fields like architecture, it's easy to call up dozens of flashy-looking, ultimately failed experiments disguised as ideas. This is why <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> is arguably one of the most remarkable people currently working in architecture. His ideas are experimental, but they're also realized; in other words, he's pioneering farsighted concepts that have a direct application to reality, but don't bore you to tears with footnotes and clich&eacute;d allusions to Italo Calvino.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113051065/the-wandering-architect-one-student-s-lessons-learned-from-working-abroad The Wandering Architect: One Student’s Lessons Learned from Working Abroad Paul Keskeys 2014-11-07T11:10:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T13:17:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i6/i64qtj4m4ifk66o1.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Many people possess itchy feet, but surely none more so than my 21-year-old self, an aspiring architect from the UK with a perpetual hankering for travel and exploration. The combination of a na&iuml;ve but inquisitive mind, and a growing appreciation for urban environments different from my own, meant that when I reached my interning year I was open to anything &ndash; at home or abroad.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler The Life of a New Architect: Eric Höweler Sean Smith 2014-09-17T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T10:16:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqr5cow2anuhuxhh.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's working as an architect actually like? Even for students on track to become one, the answer isn't always clear or forthcoming, and for those outside the industry, common ideas about architecture rarely reflect its reality. In our "<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a></strong>" series, three young architects (two designers and one licensed architect) discuss their transition from student to professional, their changed perceptions of the career and the challenges and joys of their current work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/108655901/factory-berlin-a-new-tech-incubator-emerges-from-the-ruins-of-the-berlin-wall Factory Berlin, a New Tech Incubator, Emerges from the Ruins of the Berlin Wall Nicholas Korody 2014-09-15T11:06:00-04:00 >2014-11-09T21:42:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mwrmyr451lqw6q64.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The archives of the <em>New York Times </em>testify to the euphoria that accompanied the fall of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989. An article entitled <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1989/11/11/opinion/the-end-of-the-war-to-end-wars.html" target="_blank">&ldquo;The End of the War to End Wars&rdquo;</a> reads: &ldquo;Crowds of young Germans danced on top of the hated Berlin wall Thursday night. They danced for joy, they danced for history. They danced because the tragic cycle of catastrophes that first convulsed Europe 75 years ago, embracing two world wars, a Holocaust and a cold war, seems at long last to be nearing an end.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/108112212/cutting-room-joseph-kosinski-talks-to-archinect-about-his-transition-from-architecture-to-hollywood Cutting Room: Joseph Kosinski talks to Archinect about his transition from architecture to Hollywood Paul Petrunia 2014-09-05T11:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T07:59:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njfgla8slmomxfhq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we've seen throughout our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/445980/cutting-room" target="_blank">Cutting Room</a> series, there's a clear relationship between architecture and filmmaking. Architecture is inspired by film as often as film is inspired by architecture, so it's not uncommon for architects to experiment with film, or even transition into a film career. <a href="http://www.josephkosinski.com/" target="_blank">Joseph Kosinski</a> is one such individual, but his path to filmmaking is a little different than normal. His full-length directorial debut was for 2010's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001?ref_=nm" target="_blank">TRON: Legacy</a>, a blockbuster sequel to the early 80's classic. Three years later, he followed that with the visually stunning <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013?ref_=nm" target="_blank">Oblivion</a>, starring Tom Cruise.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/107106663/material-witness-3-windows-to-the-soul-less Material Witness #3: Windows to the Soul(less) Julia Ingalls 2014-08-22T11:25:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T12:35:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h4/h47tjdxo78oy4ox0.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Love is the universal tether that binds kings to paupers and geniuses to fools. Perhaps this is why audiences are endlessly fascinated by psychopaths, serial killers, and other characters who seemingly live without love.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children Never Too Young; 15 Librarian-Recommended Architecture Books for Young Children Archinect 2014-08-05T14:48:00-04:00 >2014-08-15T13:19:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hme2va65utvojmya.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>They say children are made readers on the laps of their parents.&nbsp; I couldn&rsquo;t agree more, but what else can a child become between the covers of a book?&nbsp; A chef, an astronaut, an architect?&nbsp; Yes, yes, and yes.&nbsp; Books entertain us, expand us, spark the imagination, and expose us to new worlds.&nbsp; A child can find themselves&mdash;present and future&mdash;amongst the pages of a great story.&nbsp; Looking out from there, anything seems possible.</p><p><em>Elementary school librarian, <a href="http://ilovechildrensbooks.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">Jennette Neville</a>, shares her top recommendations for young, aspiring builders...</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105250588/book-review-the-city-in-the-city-berlin-a-green-archipelago-a-manifesto Book Review: "The City in the City—Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto" Karen Lohrmann 2014-07-31T09:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T07:22:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l17e36jvorn9dyys.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When its first seeds were presented in 1977, <a href="http://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/en/die-stadt-in-der-stadt" target="_blank"><em>Berlin: A Green Archipelago</em></a> was a quiet, prescient manifesto. Oswald Mathias Ungers and a number of colleagues at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">Cornell University</a> deviated from the intellectual tenets of current reconstruction efforts, seen in the post-war development of European cities, to propose a new model for the "shrinking city". The text's&nbsp;idea of a polycentric urban system really took hold in the 1990s, as urban planning discourse turned towards socioeconomic considerations of ebbing and flowing growth.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/104803779/aftershock-3-brains-and-the-city AfterShock #3: Brains and the City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-24T10:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T18:36:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6pdgvke18am89pv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Navel-gazing has become a data-driven sport. We are awash in technology that allows us to track our own activities, and then take responsibility for that scrutiny, holding us accountable for calories consumed or credit cards exhausted. The quantified-self movement can be a sandstorm of uselessness, or it can sublimate into constructive action. If we try to focus our navel-gaze to better understand ourselves, it seems imminent that such scrutiny will next focus on the brain.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103884029/koolhaas-wreaks-havoc-at-a-d-museum-s-s-m-l-xla-exhibition Koolhaas wreaks havoc at A+D Museum's "S,M,L,XLA" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-14T11:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eho4v2hfgxo570.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the 1958 classic film "The Blob", a globular alien terrorizes a small Pennsylvanian town, ravenously absorbing everything and everyone in its path. It's formidable but silly looking at the same time, and the more it takes in the bigger and angrier it gets. Walking through the <a href="http://aplusd.org/" target="_blank">Architecture and Design Museum</a> at the opening of their <em><strong>S,M,L,XLA</strong></em> exhibition, at times it felt like The Blob had overtaken curation.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103324398/op-ed-from-ex-cite-to-in-cite-reflecting-on-rem-s-biennale Op-Ed: From (EX)CITE to (IN)CITE, reflecting on Rem's Biennale Esther Sperber 2014-07-07T12:43:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T10:01:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nx/nxleo239b3xicwkv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>EXCITE</strong></p><p>Rem Koolhaas, chief curator of the 2014 Venice Biennale, managed to excite us, again forcing us to rethink the <a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/elements/" target="_blank">Elements</a> and <a href="http://www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/exhibition/" target="_blank">Fundamentals</a> of architecture. For me, this is the first time I felt a real desire to visit the show, which I have always imagined to be more like an amusement park for new design.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102872267/the-trouble-with-a-bird-s-eye-view-la-forum-s-exhibition-looks-at-los-angeles-from-afar The Trouble with a Bird’s Eye View: LA Forum's exhibition looks at Los Angeles from afar Nicholas Korody 2014-06-27T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T16:28:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcljl3erng7b5sh3.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No single image can contain a city, particularly one as large as Los Angeles. But through the accumulation of many, it may be possible that the irreducible complexity of a city can become slightly more legible. Pairing aerial photographs by Los Angeles-based <a href="http://www.lanebarden.com/en/" target="_blank">Lane Barden</a> with a geo-mapping project by the German-American duo <a href="http://benedikt-gross.de/log/" target="_blank">Benedikt Gro&szlig;</a> and <a href="http://jk-lee.com/" target="_blank">Joseph K. Lee</a>, the summer exhibition of the <a href="http://laforum.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design</a> presents two distinct perspectives with which to view the city.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102111838/i-am-trying-to-function-a-little-bit-in-a-humble-way-as-an-ambassador-for-los-angeles-interview-with-gabriel-kahane-about-his-new-album-the-ambassador "I am trying to function a little bit, in a humble way, as an ambassador for Los Angeles": Interview with Gabriel Kahane about his new album, The Ambassador Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-20T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-25T21:02:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfx6b94cnrcx3jnv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gabriel Kahane's new album, <em><a href="http://gabrielkahane.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">The Ambassador</a></em>, builds songs from the moods of places within Los Angeles. Born in Venice Beach, raised in northern California and living in Brooklyn, Kahane has created an unlikely ambassador for Los Angeles' pathos.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people Rem's Venice Biennale is "like being immersed in a stormy S,M,L,XL, with a glass of wine, and hundreds of other people" Terri Peters 2014-06-16T10:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T19:43:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Modernism &ldquo;history&rdquo;? How do Modern concepts, especially regarding representation, nature, technology and housing, relate to the current state of architecture? These were some overarching questions embedded in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas. The show opened June 7th under the &ldquo;Fundamentals&rdquo; theme, and it is worth visiting for the important questions it raises about the current state of architecture and building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101037765/while-buildings-rot-film-preserves-architecture-s-memory-cutting-room-s-interview-with-malachi-connolly-director-of-built-on-narrow-land-documentary While buildings rot, film preserves architecture's memory: Cutting Room's interview with Malachi Connolly, director of "Built on Narrow Land" documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-05T10:03:00-04:00 >2014-06-15T23:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0ndnyba4z45ipl6.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before the Cape Cod National Seashore was declared public land in 1959, the grassy dune landscape was already dotted with a handful of Bauhaus-inspired beach houses. Built by a strain of rogue bohemian architects, the houses served as beloved, experimental cottages until the land underneath them was seized by the federal government. Many of the houses were abandoned and left to slowly rot in the landscape, whether or not they were protected by historical status.</p>