Archinect - Features 2016-02-09T19:52:49-05:00 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 >2016-01-08T17:35:48-05:00 <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 >2015-11-27T04:02:09-05:00 <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 >2015-10-08T18:33:22-04:00 <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> 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 >2015-09-20T22:58:47-04:00 <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/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/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/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>