Archinect - Features 2016-05-26T16:35:45-04:00 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 >2016-04-02T17:28:43-04:00 <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> http://archinect.com/features/article/143690626/playing-to-the-house-architecture-s-unconventional-performance-in-film-and-theatre Playing to the House: architecture's unconventional performance in film and theatre Robert Urquhart 2015-12-23T02:59:00-05:00 >2015-12-26T16:42:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxtx4hkevfbuprhx.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" target="_blank">2015 London Design Festival</a>, Groves Natcheva Architects exhibited a short film they'd made, entitled <em>Black Ice</em>. Written by Adriana Natcheva's brother and shot entirely in his house &ndash; which the architects had designed, and located across the balcony from where Groves Natcheva is based &ndash; the film is a powerful study in dark, brooding suspense. Indeed, so much was made of the &ldquo;psychotic&rdquo; plot of <em>Black Ice</em> by certain elements of the design press, that perhaps the real essence of the film was missed.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/143673782/screen-print-38-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture-s-shanshui-city Screen/Print #38: Ma Yansong of MAD Architecture's "Shanshui City" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-21T18:16:00-05:00 >2015-12-26T16:49:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2j247ys38sxsjqww.jpg" width="514" height="883" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part humanist wake-up call, part architecture manifesto, Ma Yansong&rsquo;s <em>Shanshui City</em> emerges at a critical point for Chinese urbanism, as urban development accelerates to a breakneck speed of environmental damage and social concessions. Yansong draws stark lines between the Beijing he grew up in and the Beijing where he founded <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>, pointing to the now-endangered urbanist details that made the city of his childhood livable and beautiful. <em>Shanshui City</em> is Yansong&rsquo;s conceptual strategy for how architecture in Beijing, and elsewhere in the developing world, must retain what is so easily lost &ndash; they key being integration with nature.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum Urban blight: a review of the Petersen Automotive Museum Julia Ingalls 2015-12-17T11:45:00-05:00 >2015-12-26T17:27:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9q15aijgduzwsjhe.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>That the Petersen Automotive Museum is an architectural critical atrocity is not news; that the public will interpret it as being representative of Los Angeles&rsquo; architecture and urbanity is.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform Ways of Seeing in the Anthropocene: Review of "The Geological Imagination" and "The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform" Nicholas Korody 2015-12-03T16:51:00-05:00 >2016-02-23T21:13:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rw9hmuaoo2aqh4j3.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jim Inhofe, the senior Senator from Oklahoma, resumed chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in early 2015, following an eight year hiatus. Shortly after, he stood on the Senate floor holding a snowball sealed in a plastic bag. "In case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record,&rdquo; Inhofe <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/climate-skeptic-senator-burned-after-snowball-stunt/" target="_blank">began</a>, taking the snowball out of the bag and chucking it across the room. &ldquo;You know what this is?&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/141826948/art-architecture-swipes-and-changeups-with-mike-nesbit Art + Architecture: Swipes and Changeups with Mike Nesbit Nicholas Korody 2015-11-25T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-02-23T21:25:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixf1r1swfej2c6qz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"I'm always looking at things and taking them at face value," said Mike Nesbit, a Los Angeles-based architect and artist, as he leaned over the table and grabbed an empty glass to use as illustration. He turned the glass over in his hands several times causing the reflection of an overhead light to splinter and reform with each rotation. &ldquo;Surveying a found object,&rdquo; he continued, &ldquo;and trying to eliminate the predetermined meaning that I have in my hand.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/140423053/the-long-and-weirding-road-a-tour-through-los-angeles-urbanism-in-sidewalking The long and weirding road: a tour through Los Angeles urbanism in "Sidewalking" Julia Ingalls 2015-11-05T19:34:00-05:00 >2015-11-15T23:03:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uacfffj2rdtvcgi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rarely do any two people share an identical Los Angeles. From the unsentimentality of Joan Didion to the romantic corruption of James Ellroy to the hyperbolic insight of Mike Davis, LA's urbanity is fundamentally idiosyncratic.&nbsp;<em>Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles</em>, written by Guggenheim Fellow and <em>Los Angeles Times</em> book critic David Ulin, recognizes and celebrates this disjunction. By richly layering history and personal observation, Ulin unspools the divergent threads of LA one walk at a time, exploring not only his relationship to the city, but the city's relationship to itself.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival Robert Urquhart 2015-11-03T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-23T13:07:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8j/8jlmkkvd6m1t95h8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London may currently be undergoing a regenerative process akin to heavyweight cosmetic surgery, but under its shiny new surface remains a cranky old soul. The surgery is not without complications: the lack of affordable housing makes mainstream news on a regular basis. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130714691/london-is-eating-itself" target="_blank">Gentrification</a>, displacement of communities and encroaching globalization where one size fits all, has brought about an identity crisis to this brisk and confident city.&nbsp;But despite this crisis, the creative industries that form the largely unwitting infantry for property developers march on. <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/the_london_design_festival_2015/" target="_blank">The London Design Festival</a> is at the vanguard of this march.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/138591091/the-in-crowd-review-of-conversations-with-architects-in-the-age-of-celebrity The In Crowd: review of "Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity" Julia Ingalls 2015-10-16T11:17:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T23:59:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bteqtxr7cm87g09u.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What can one say about the celebrity architect that hasn't already been said, especially if the status itself arguably displaces thoughtful criticism? For former corporate interior designer turned international architectural curator Vladimir Belogolovsky, architectural celebrity is in the eye of the practitioner &ndash; and to that end, he has interviewed 30 of architecture's best known professionals about their work, their motivations, and their designs for the future in <em>Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-13T09:15:00-04:00 >2015-11-03T10:32:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o8/o88g0yqcc44mexjx.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As anticipation rumbled towards the opening of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>, excitement and reservation came hand in hand. The eclectic mix of over 120 participating firms, coming from over 30 countries, made the snapshot of the profession appear, depending on your side of the spectrum, as a vibrant collage full of diverse applications, or frayed and vacillating. But after its opening on October 3, it&rsquo;s clear that the criticisms dealing in this binary miss the point &ndash;&nbsp;the Biennial is more about architects than it is about architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/137204495/the-broad-museum-opens-its-doors-for-a-look-beyond-the-veil The Broad Museum opens its doors for a look beyond the veil Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-23T09:02:00-04:00 >2016-02-29T20:01:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr480ru5kw1a91nq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The white cube museum to end all white cube museums has touched down in Los Angeles. This past Sunday, the personal post-war and contemporary art collection owned by billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad, housed in Diller Scofidio + Renfro&rsquo;s meshed white box, opened for public viewing as the brand new Broad Museum, located just south of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Walt Disney Concert Hall on downtown&rsquo;s Grand Avenue.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/136826657/imagine-that-review-of-imaginary-apparatus-new-york-city-and-its-mediated-representation Imagine that: review of “Imaginary Apparatus: New York City and Its Mediated Representation” Julia Ingalls 2015-09-17T14:31:00-04:00 >2015-09-23T06:37:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7iwankf5zmgr9fs.jpg" width="514" height="775" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Like an infrastructural Ouija board planchette, the Foucaultian &ldquo;apparatus&rdquo; isn&rsquo;t exactly a device, but rather the effect of a multiplicity of participants. Each of these participants, whether they are the media, philosophical traditions, physical objects or even legal proceedings, exert a complex and nuanced force on the other, helping to control the method by which reality is shaped.&nbsp;</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/130410487/upstarts-design-bitches Upstarts: Design, Bitches Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-09-21T03:37:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir846wa6t0dlmpfi.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>