Archinect - Features 2016-08-28T01:15:00-04:00 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/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/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/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/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/149956613/falling-through-the-sharing-economy-s-looking-glass-and-into-an-ocean-of-unpaid-gendered-domestic-labor Falling through the sharing economy's looking glass—and into an ocean of unpaid, gendered, domestic labor Nicholas Korody 2016-07-13T15:17:00-04:00 >2016-07-25T11:15:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8x6ps04hsfpwukr.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Work, work, work, work, work, work,&rdquo; instructs&nbsp;Rihanna as we drive through the mountain pass; her dancehall, reggae-pop anthem to staying on the grind despite poor returns on libidinal investment providing the tempo for my own frantic attempts to capture any last emails before I abandon the world of 3G for cacti, a meteor shower, and a cheap Airbnb.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956112/archinect-s-summer-reading-list-recommendations-from-oana-stanescu-of-family-elaine-molinar-and-craig-dykers-of-sn-hetta-and-jorge-otero-pailos Archinect's Summer Reading List: recommendations from Oana Stanescu of Family, Elaine Molinar and Craig Dykers of Snøhetta, and Jorge Otero-Pailos Nicholas Korody 2016-07-07T08:39:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T23:34:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jemqp4alcgqum1iz.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With temperatures climbing and vacations on the horizon, it&rsquo;s time to stock up on summer reads. When talking to architects over the past few months, we&rsquo;ve been asking for their book recommendations&mdash;to bring to the beach, to distract from the sweltering heat of the subway, or just to edify. Here&rsquo;s a few of them.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149953951/the-blind-justice-of-salt-lake-city-s-courthouse The blind justice of Salt Lake City's courthouse David Scheer 2016-06-28T08:29:00-04:00 >2016-07-11T07:11:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/on/onpp6zqgoqnei4jf.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture normally receives very little public notice in Salt Lake City, but the new federal courthouse here got the public&rsquo;s attention. The <em>Salt Lake Tribune</em> and a local TV news station&rsquo;s website KSL.com received a wave of letters and posts in response to articles about its opening in 2014. The overwhelming consensus was negative.</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 >2016-07-04T00:34:56-04:00 <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/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/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/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/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/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/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/149940944/the-gimp-room-the-padded-cell-the-medical-office-inside-the-world-of-kink-com The gimp room, the padded cell, the medical office: inside the world of Kink.com Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T10:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T15:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ec1au9dt3fv1xfr6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;If you do your job right then no one will notice,&rdquo; it&rsquo;s been said. There may be no better exemplar of this truism than the work that goes on behind the scenes of a porn film. In the heat of an onanistic moment, the last thing you want to think about is bad design. Yet, an adult film is very much a designed object &ndash; particularly when it comes to the elaborate structural and fantasy elements involved in BDSM and kink.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149941821/screen-print-41-family-planning-from-harvard-design-magazine Screen/Print #41: "Family Planning" from Harvard Design Magazine Nicholas Korody 2016-04-22T09:45:00-04:00 >2016-04-28T00:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p07vyldouv4js30p.jpg" width="514" height="722" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s among the worst clich&eacute;s of architectural writing: towers are phallic; stadiums (or just any project by a certain recently-deceased <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87369405/zaha-hadid-says-al-wakrah-world-cup-stadium-doesn-t-resemble-vagina" target="_blank">icon</a>) are vulval. But what about when the architects themselves describe their project in genital terms? And, in particular, when they take inspiration not from some heroic idea of rigidity, but rather acceptance of a more prosaic state of flaccidity?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940357/los-angeles-the-industrial-city Los Angeles, the Industrial City Orhan Ayyüce 2016-04-13T07:55:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T22:53:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwakg9vo1aek0xm6.jpg" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>L.A. the INDUSTRIAL CITY is vast and beautiful.</p><p>To drive from downtown to Port of Los Angeles on Alameda Corridor is a railroad state of mind and these are some of its stations.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149936569/telling-semiotic-tales-with-laurel-broughton-of-welcomeprojects Telling semiotic tales with Laurel Broughton of WELCOMEPROJECTS Justine Testado 2016-04-07T09:07:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:07:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mpk74apc6ix0qqw6.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designer Laurel Broughton is serious about playfulness in <a href="http://archinect.com/welcomeprojects" target="_blank">WELCOMEPROJECTS</a>, a multi-disciplinary studio she established in Los Angeles in 2012. Since then, her studio has worked on a variety of art installations, interiors, and a growing collection of thematic sartorial accessories called WELCOMECOMPANIONS. Regardless of the project type, they&rsquo;re all imbued with Broughton&rsquo;s own surrealistic sense of whimsical flair that has captured the attention of designers, artists, and fashionistas alike.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148987999/when-designing-for-money-breaks-the-bank-architecture-mold When designing for money breaks the bank architecture mold Julia Ingalls 2016-03-25T13:26:00-04:00 >2016-07-16T12:31:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hs/hs6ruluyd15zpoqf.jpg" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Think bank architecture and its associated headquarters and you may find yourself stultified by visions of doric columns, artless atriums, and bland corporate highrises. However, these six structures by prominent practitioners are a survey of the unusual and intriguing. Here&rsquo;s what each financial institution says about its social/historical context, as well as the role of money at that time.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149935294/geotectura-s-zerohome-turns-waste-into-shelter Geotectura's ZeroHome turns waste into shelter Nicholas Korody 2016-03-22T09:09:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T10:31:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7ss4w3ungligs32.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ZeroHome, a project by the Tel Aviv-based studio Geotectura, is a house built entirely from waste &ndash; but you wouldn&rsquo;t necessarily suspect it from looking at its sharp, angular form.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work Architecture after capitalism, in a world without work Nicholas Korody 2016-03-18T10:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-03T01:13:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/he5an36wlqwwncce.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells,&rdquo; writes Karl Marx in <em>Das Kapital</em>, likely the most direct invocation of architecture in his influential, and controversial, writings. &ldquo;But what distinguishes the worst architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149934079/timothy-morton-on-haunted-architecture-dark-ecology-and-other-objects Timothy Morton on haunted architecture, dark ecology, and other objects Nicholas Korody 2016-03-11T14:29:00-05:00 >2016-04-02T18:05:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6yl38rrm1gs1v3oa.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;How you design a building directly <em>is</em> ecological awareness,&rdquo; states Timothy Morton, Professor and Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at <a href="http://archinect.com/rice" target="_blank">Rice University</a>. &ldquo;And your design is a game that will inculcate all kinds of ecological awareness. So realize that and act accordingly...&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148360892/the-far-reaching-work-by-state-of-the-art-weirdos-mos-architects The far-reaching work by "state-of-the-art weirdos" MOS Architects Alexis Petrunia 2016-03-11T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-04-03T00:53:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17gyjgo6dx1rrx9z.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25492488/mos-architects" target="_blank">MOS</a> has developed an impressive cache of work over a relatively brief period of time, including a range of designs unequivocal to the company&rsquo;s unique, and at times quirky, style. Their approach considers economic climates and environmental limitations, but evades conventional aesthetics. Take it from the firm&rsquo;s website; MOS rejects the ordinary. A succinct self-description concludes that their company is &ldquo;a collective of designers, architects, thinkers and state-of-the-art weirdos.&rdquo;</p><p>With the recent release of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1616892463/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0763669903&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=archinectarchite&amp;linkId=Z7RWU7IPK6BIJ7GS" target="_blank"><em>MOS: Selected Works</em></a>, it seems fitting to reflect on a selection of projects that highlight the company&rsquo;s discernible attitude toward conceptual design and architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148822508/between-art-and-design-rethinking-function-with-hand-job-gallery-store Between art and design: rethinking function with Hand Job Gallery Store Nicholas Korody 2016-02-23T17:55:00-05:00 >2016-03-10T01:23:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjab3kv23li9k0yl.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Google &ldquo;art vs design&rdquo; and you&rsquo;ll find a slew of fairly common sense diagrams and articles. &ldquo;Good art is a talent&rdquo;, stipulates one, while &ldquo;good design is a skill&rdquo;. Or, similarly, &ldquo;good art is interpreted&rdquo;, whereas &ldquo;good design is understood&rdquo;. My favorite includes two identical images of a chair. Beneath one reads the caption, &ldquo;a chair: design&rdquo;, while beneath the second, &ldquo;a tree: conceptual art&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/148351233/screen-print-40-alexandra-lange-s-power-positions-from-dirty-furniture-issue-2 Screen/Print #40: Alexandra Lange's "Power Positions" from Dirty Furniture, issue #2 Nicholas Korody 2016-02-17T17:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-21T23:59:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jomojq0es6bj2v4l.jpg" width="514" height="704" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the high-gloss landscape of design magazines, all tables have been wiped clean. But in practice, things get messy: our desks are cluttered, our kitchens are flecked with sauce, our careers take form or falter as we finger the seams in the Formica. In this issue of <a href="http://dirty-furniture.com/" target="_blank"><em>Dirty Furniture</em></a>, the second in a finite series of six, an object usually shrouded by its ubiquity is illuminated by a series of essays that considers the table not just as a formal object, but also as an architecture and convention that structures our familial, social, political, and spiritual relationships.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/147814975/inside-pamphlet-how-one-of-the-most-enduring-experimental-architecture-publications-got-its-start Inside Pamphlet: How one of the most enduring experimental architecture publications got its start Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-12T12:38:00-05:00 >2016-02-22T00:38:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/to/torhyc71e0uo95om.jpg" width="514" height="626" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The first issue of <em>Pamphlet Architecture</em>, the high-minded zine-like experimental publication started in 1978 by architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/533/steven-holl" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a> and bookseller William Stout, wasn&rsquo;t exactly readable. &ldquo;Its cover was printed by Mark Mack on letterpress in black ink on black paper,&rdquo; Holl recounted over email, describing the publication&rsquo;s beginning. <em>Pamphlet 1: Bridges</em> &ldquo;drew scorn from the head of Rizzoli Publications in New York who told us, &lsquo;It&rsquo;s impossible to see; we can&rsquo;t carry it.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/146888284/a-prize-winning-installation-pays-tribute-to-a-historical-quebec-village A prize-winning installation pays tribute to a historical Quebec village Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-10T17:03:00-05:00 >2016-03-11T16:46:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tj/tjc6grqwkdexv7fx.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Vercheres, a small village near Montreal, has recently integrated a unique memorial to honor those who originally settled the region in 1740. A local firm, <a href="http://www.lesateliers-guyon.com/" target="_blank">Les Ateliers Guyon</a><strong>,</strong> has designed a cluster of benches with white oak sails rooted along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. <em>Sails Benches </em>echoes the arrival of 18th century explorers, while reflecting a particular artistic aesthetic that Les Ateliers Guyon has become known for. The project has recently garnered accolade from the prestigious World Interiors News Awards in London, receiving first place in the &lsquo;Furniture Category&rsquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/146303682/a-tunnel-worth-travelling-constructing-amsterdam-central-station-s-cuyperspassage-that-s-a-true-dutch-spectacle A tunnel worth travelling: constructing Amsterdam Central Station’s Cuyperspassage that’s a “true Dutch spectacle” Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-03T12:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:32:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0krb28w69pe8zi7u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A long-awaited tunnel that directs "slow-moving traffic" has recently been completed at the Amsterdam Central Station. Meant to provide an efficient pathway for pedestrians and cyclists, the Cuyperspassage guides commuters from the old historic section of the city to "New Amsterdam". <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64208796/benthem-crouwel-architects" target="_blank">Benthem Crouwel Architects</a> have collaborated with <a href="http://www.irmaboom.nl/" target="_blank">Irma Boom Office</a> and ceramic company <a href="http://archinect.com/Tichelaar" target="_blank">Royal Tichelaar Makkum</a> to create a unique passageway that reflects what the architecture firm calls &ldquo;a true Dutch spectacle.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/145812094/why-is-the-pritzker-such-a-big-deal Why is the Pritzker such a big deal? Julia Ingalls 2016-01-27T07:01:00-05:00 >2016-02-07T23:48:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55k5b5tle3cnxu2t.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First awarded in 1979 to Philip Johnson, the annual Pritzker Architecture Prize has become the profession&rsquo;s top award. But why?</p>