Archinect - Features 2017-08-17T23:22:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/150022364/rainville-sangar-s-background-in-industrial-design-gives-their-architecture-a-unique-character Rainville-Sangaré's Background in Industrial Design Gives Their Architecture a Unique Character Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-14T12:20:00-04:00 >2017-08-14T12:20:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q1/q1d1rv0siz7xxlcv.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lambert Rainville and Nicholas Sangar&eacute; founded their Montreal-based eponymous office in 2015. Both with backgrounds in industrial design, their studio transverses scales, designing everything from spoons to commercial spaces. The duo, whom&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/bustler/5743/all" target="_blank">recently won the 2017 Phyllis Lambert Grant</a> given to&nbsp;Qu&eacute;b&eacute;cois architects, designers and creative professionals for exhibiting exceptional quality in their work, reflect on their design practice below.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019966/audain-art-museum-by-patkau-architects Audain Art Museum by Patkau Architects Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-31T09:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T18:58:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/328/patkau-architects" target="_blank">Patkau Architects</a>, the Audain Art Museum,&nbsp;located in Whistler, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/89243/british-columbia" target="_blank">British Columbia</a>,&nbsp;is a 56,000 square foot museum housing Michael Audain&rsquo;s personal art collection which spans the history of British Columbia from the late 18th century to the present day.&nbsp;Spacious and minimal, the structure fits elegantly into Whistler's forest landscape, creating a serene environment for visitors. Recently, the art&nbsp;museum&nbsp;received a&nbsp;Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture medal in the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5651/patkau-architects-d-arcy-jones-among-2017-aibc-architectural-award-winners" target="_blank">2017 AIBC Architectural Awards</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150015220/studio-visits-studio-egret-west Studio Visits: Studio Egret West Ellen Hancock 2017-07-31T06:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T06:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg" width="650" height="457" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a> we went to see <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3557823/studio-egret-west" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a>, based in the heart of Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lone, the Studio Manager gave me the full tour after which David sat down with me to tell me more about the practice he founded with Christophe Egret nearly thirteen years ago.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019771/cross-talk-2-deborah-garcia-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Deborah Garcia on 'Pedagogy' Today DeborahMGarcia 2017-07-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T17:30:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jo/jooeir1mivsqaysy.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It is with much trepidation that I responded to the prompt of pedagogy issued for this round of <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150018583/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-introduction" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>. A bit of hesitation because having graduated less than two months ago the...wounds are fresh, shall we say. The hand that fed is not yet out of eyesight... The master is still very much near. Take your pick of idioms and metaphors; it is difficult to write on the subject within which one is so acutely implicated. I have been a product of it and continue to subject myself willingly to its current operators. What I have included as my response will react to the pieces written by fellow participants of this current Cross-Talk&mdash;participants who I also call my teachers, peers, and friends. Friends for now, I might add, for if these Cross-Talks are in any way successful they should at least shake these friendly foundations out of simple curiosity and mischievous delight&mdash;two things this writer is quite prone to.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019770/cross-talk-2-junejuly-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: JuneJuly on 'Pedagogy' Today JuneJuly 2017-07-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T13:02:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j3/j3jnuzq549rh00pi.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When asking questions about how to teach architecture, we have to understand what architecture is as a profession. The profession, as the academy understands it, no longer exists. The service of architecture can largely be separated into two fields: design architecture and executive architecture. Design architecture is concerned with the design of space, and executive architecture with the delivery of that design. Pedagogy today attempts to prepare students for both of these roles, and in that way prepares them for neither. Contractors and fabricators are already comfortable executing architecture, and extra-disciplinary creative agencies (advertising, graphics, branding) take on the design of architecture without hesitation. This is indiscriminate to whether or not those who do the work were trained as architects. This will only continue.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019767/cross-talk-2-constance-vale-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Constance Vale on 'Pedagogy' Today Constance Vale 2017-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T08:15:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vs/vsbroe6bsq9gl3j3.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Pedagogy is animated theory that transforms the discipline. It emerges from discussion, debate, and creation and involves the collaboration of instructors, students, and institutions. Essential to pedagogical development is the understanding that architecture is a cultural discipline, one that thrives on creative speculations that enter into tension with external issues.[1]<a href="http://archinect.com/add_feature#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1" target="_blank"></a> Effective architectural pedagogy alters the world beyond the boundary of its originating institution, changing conformist ideologies and empowering the disenfranchised via the implications of aesthetics.[2] In the pursuit of disciplinary transformation that will destabilize the status quo, pedagogy must first address how to forget and how to fail.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019622/cross-talk-2-patrick-geske-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Patrick Geske on 'Pedagogy' Today Patrick Geske 2017-07-27T12:29:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T15:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g7/g7d4pzdn69anblzv.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At its core, architecture is a personal pursuit that involves an itinerant and systematic questioning of everything one grows up to find in the world&mdash;pre-existing as it were, solid and opaque as if somehow natural.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019079/archinect-s-summer-reading-list-recommendations-from-steven-holl-kate-wagner-diana-agrest-katya-tylevich-jenny-sabin-and-samuel-bravo Archinect's Summer Reading List: recommendations from Steven Holl, Kate Wagner, Diana Agrest, Katya Tylevich, Jenny Sabin and Samuel Bravo Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-26T15:36:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T18:38:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bv/bvvy69t33cyponnn.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The summer months are the ideal time to peruse a book from your beach towel, airplane seat, hotel bed, or more likely, the coffee shop you are hiding away from your unconditioned apartment at. From a novel starring an architect-protagonist to one about the Russian Revolution to architectural theory and a biography of the gene, here are some books to dive into this summer.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019410/cross-talk-2-matthew-allen-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Matthew Allen on 'Pedagogy' Today Matthew Allen 2017-07-26T12:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T12:02:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p8/p8j2aq4o998t1nh0.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not so long ago, not everyone would be expected to graduate from high school. &nbsp;(Graduation rates in the US: 1900: 6%; 1930: 55%; 2016: 83%.) Now college is more or less mandatory in many lines of work, and an advanced degree is almost a requirement to be an architect. But somehow an old idea persists: the idea of the architect as a generalist problem-solver, a gentleman amateur. This is a nineteenth century idea that fit, say, Frank Lloyd Wright, but, strangely enough, it also fits most contemporary architects that come to mind.<br></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150019166/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-of-the-present-frederick-l-ackerman-s-unrealized-vision-for-architectural-education-by-zachary-tate-porter Cross-Talk #2: 'Pedagogy of The Present — Frederick L. Ackerman’s Unrealized Vision for Architectural Education' by Zachary Tate Porter Zachary Tate Porter 2017-07-25T12:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-01T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7s/7sozp2h2blfki21x.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In recent years, various social media platforms have reconfigured the distribution and consumption of architecture&mdash;a transformation that has reinvigorated the discipline and produced a wide array of provocative imagery. Yet, while architects can and should celebrate this exciting culture of exchange, there is also the risk of becoming too insulated from the problems and paradigms of larger culture. Ultimately, architectural schools bear the burden of navigating these forces and setting the tone for emerging professionals. As architectural educators chart the course for our discipline, they would be wise to revisit the pedagogical visions espoused by our predecessors.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150018618/photographing-the-demolition-and-transformation-of-chicago-s-public-housing Photographing the demolition and transformation of Chicago's public housing David Schalliol 2017-07-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-25T21:06:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e5/e53fx2dk8zf1pg41.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A decade-long photo series shows the demolition and transformation of Chicago's public housing from a human perspective.</p> <p><em>This article was originally published on the&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/blog/" target="_blank">blog</a></em><em>&nbsp;of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The blog is edited in partnership with&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://consortia.net/" target="_blank">Consortia</a></em><em>&nbsp;and invites designers, writers and other contributors to independently express their perspectives on the Biennial across a range of formats. The 2017 Biennial, entitled&nbsp;</em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 6, 2018.</em><br></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150017676/neeraj-bhatia-discusses-his-transcalar-design-research-practice-the-open-workshop Neeraj Bhatia discusses his transcalar design-research practice, the Open Workshop Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-17T11:39:00-04:00 >2017-07-22T12:30:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cr/cril8haifmqikyvb.jpg" width="650" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/theopenworkshop" target="_blank">The Open Workshop</a> was founded in 2011 and is located across&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/224/san-francisco" target="_blank">San Francisco</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" target="_blank">Toronto</a>, Canada. It is a design-research office working at multiple scales to examine the negotiation between architecture and its territorial environment. Projects include consulting on the redesign of Bruce Mau's office and accolades include <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943904/six-emerging-practices-win-the-im-permanence-2016-architectural-league-prize" target="_blank">the Architectural League of New York's 2016 Young Architects Prize</a>.</p> <p>The founder, Neeraj Bhatia, discusses the studio's interdisciplinary approach and remaining undefined as a practice.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150017313/recent-wheelwright-recipient-samuel-bravo-discusses-unearthing-the-architectural-vernaculars-of-the-amazonian-region-and-beyond Recent Wheelwright recipient Samuel Bravo discusses unearthing the architectural vernaculars of the Amazonian region and beyond Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-14T11:45:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T14:05:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nq/nq3x1sovhraerbcw.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard University</a>&nbsp;Graduate School of Design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010632/samuel-bravo-wins-2017-wheelwright-prize" target="_blank">awarded its coveted 2017 Wheelwright Prize to Chilean architect Samuel Bravo</a> for his proposal <em>Projectless: Architecture of Informal Settlements</em>. His work focuses on the traditional architectures and informal settlements of communities in Chile, Peru, and the Amazonian region. Past projects include organizing community-led rebuilding efforts in earthquake-damaged Chile and designing/constructing a lodge, shamanic center and school for the Shipibo people in the Peruvian Amazon.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150017086/a-modernist-city-in-africa-and-art-deco-buildings-in-china-among-others-get-added-to-unesco-s-world-heritage-list A modernist city in Africa and Art Deco buildings in China, among others, get added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-11T19:51:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T19:51:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q3/q3lgf8bbfpbtguke.jpg" width="650" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 41st session of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6771/unesco" target="_blank">UNESCO</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/619246/world-heritage-site" target="_blank">World Heritage</a> Committee has been taking place in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/207724/krakow" target="_blank">Krak&oacute;w, Poland</a> since July 2nd. As the meeting comes to a close, the week has resulted in the designation of 21 new sites and five site boundary changes have also been approved.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150016099/screen-print-59-katya-tylevich-takes-us-on-an-aquatic-journey-through-la-in-the-latest-issue-of-art-papers Screen/Print #59: Katya Tylevich takes us on an aquatic journey through LA in the latest issue of Art Papers Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-07T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-19T01:01:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/na/na936fxojhyhsp4r.jpg" width="650" height="928" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Film, case study houses, rooftop parties, rec centers, hotel lobbies, and other watery spaces such as car washes, reservoirs and the LA river" are just a few of the "LA knowns" that the pool conjures up for Jennifer Bonner, a guest editor for the latest issue of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.artpapers.org/" target="_blank">Art Papers</a></em>.&nbsp;<br></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150015857/a-look-at-22-talented-immigrants-expanding-the-definition-of-american-architecture A look at 22 talented immigrants expanding the definition of American architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-07-04T13:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-18T23:23:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4m/4mswqasksq6xb1cx.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,&rdquo; read the famous lines inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Housing nearly 20% of all immigrants in the world, the United States is a famously diverse country and, when at its best, incredibly welcoming. This Fourth of July, we&rsquo;re celebrating this proud tradition by taking a look at architects from around the world who&rsquo;ve made America their home.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150015561/happy-canada-day-here-s-a-look-at-some-of-our-favorite-practices-from-each-province-and-territory Happy Canada Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite practices from each province and territory Nicholas Korody 2017-07-01T10:21:00-04:00 >2017-07-02T13:58:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every July 1, Canadians unite to celebrate their country and its history. Specifically, Canada Day commemorates the merger of what were once three separate colonies&mdash;New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada (contemporary Ontario and Quebec). It was a milestone in the movement from colony to commonwealth to independent country.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150014521/beyond-hype-and-gentrification-designing-studios-for-artists Beyond hype and gentrification: Designing studios for artists DM-Architects 2017-06-30T04:15:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T04:13:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/88y1zndnvuze41ti.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The production of art has been present in our work since we started the practice nearly 8 years ago. One of our first projects was the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/delvendahlmartinarchitects/project/studio-for-two-artists" target="_blank">studio of photographer Ori Gersht and painter Nogah Engler</a>, which was for us a seminal work not only in terms of establishing some of the key principles that remain fundamental in our design approach until now, but it also marked the start of a body of work in the realm of arts and culture that has evolved into a wide range of projects, from collaborations with artists to exhibition design and gallery spaces. This was a natural consequence of the strong affinity we feel towards the process of artistic production, particularly when it comes to art from the 1960&rsquo;s onwards when the ideas became as important as the making and production moved away from the artist, which brought it closer to the process of making architecture. Like some forms of art, our work often emerges from an idea of how the space or building will be experienced, and this idea ends u...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150014679/at-ucla-s-year-end-reviews-a-diversity-of-impressive-student-work-makes-for-a-loud-rumble At UCLA's Year-End Reviews, a Diversity of Impressive Student Work Makes for a Loud 'Rumble' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T14:16:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg" width="650" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As summer begins and the academic year comes to a close, all the rooms and narrow corridors of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" target="_blank">UCLA</a>&rsquo;s Perloff Hall are overflowing with models and drawings, celebrating the hard work of the students with the annual exhibition-style event, Rumble.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150011561/can-good-design-cure-la-s-homeless-problem-we-asked-mike-alvidrez-ceo-of-skid-row-housing-trust Can good design cure LA’s homeless problem? We asked Mike Alvidrez, CEO of Skid Row Housing Trust Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-23T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-02T20:39:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ih3hr92s8i02m3y4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For Skid Row Housing Trust, a nonprofit developer in Los Angeles that builds housing for LA&rsquo;s homeless population, good design is a basic civil right. Understanding that the environment plays a vital role in their residents&rsquo; recovery, the organization consistently teams up with renowned architectural firms such as <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" target="_blank">Brooks+Scarpa</a> to design buildings for the homeless that stand out.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150006082/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-shard Iconic Buildings: I work at The Shard Ellen Hancock 2017-06-20T04:57:00-04:00 >2017-06-22T04:37:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mz/mzui1z4p65tv7thm.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our new series&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p><p>This time, we interviewed Danny Lemon who is the General Manager at The Shard in London.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150012376/screen-print-56-alessandro-bava-and-oskar-johanson-reflect-on-the-future-of-the-aa-in-due Screen/Print #56: Alessandro Bava and Oskar Johanson Reflect on the Future of the AA in 'DUE' Nicholas Korody 2017-06-14T12:01:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T19:22:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m4/m4w5eqxzi8t05cok.jpg" width="650" height="928" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One of the preeminent schools of architecture in the world, the <a href="http://archinect.com/architectural-association" target="_blank">Architectural Association of Architecture</a> (AA) in London is in the midst of some significant changes. Brett Steele, the director of the school, is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982711/brett-steele-current-director-of-the-aa-appointed-dean-of-the-ucla-school-of-arts-and-architecture" target="_blank">heading out</a> to Los Angeles where he will serve as Dean of the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture. During this time of transition, the students and alumni of the AA have taken to the school&rsquo;s weekly publication <a href="http://due.aaschool.ac.uk/" target="_blank"><em>DUE</em></a>, featured here as part of Archinect&rsquo;s recurring series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em>Screen/Print</em></a>, to reflect on the past and project towards the future of the institution.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150006970/small-studio-snapshots-studioshaw Small Studio Snapshots: Studioshaw Ellen Hancock 2017-05-29T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T16:01:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcx2snpgaonh5ulc.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>&nbsp;is a new, weekly series&nbsp;in which we investigate the ins and outs of running a small architecture practice.</p><p>This week, we're talking with <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/firms/cover/149993255/studioshaw" target="_blank">Studioshaw</a>, a practice set up in 2016 based in Shoreditch, London.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009399/cross-talk-a-brick-and-a-bull-by-sofia-blanco-santos Cross-Talk: 'a Brick and a Bull' by Sofia Blanco Santos Sofia Blanco Santos 2017-05-26T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T17:25:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h6/h62gqzlwaip9gc76.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects are collectors. Collectors of different images, objects, ideas and other architectures. What we collect, and how we decide to put the different parts of this collection together, ultimately constitutes the architectures we make.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009185/cross-talk-between-architecture-and-people-by-caio-barboza Cross-Talk: 'Between Architecture and People' by Caio Barboza Caio Barboza 2017-05-25T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:11:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rj/rjg4cb3xtqtueely.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Flexibility is the new <em>f-word</em>&hellip; PC is the face of contemporary architecture&hellip; and it adapts to people&rsquo;s needs: stories of a promising 21st century for the discipline now subjugated to solidarity and justice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008944/architects-of-social-responsibility-views-of-humanitarian-architecture-in-practice Architects of Social Responsibility: Views of Humanitarian Architecture in Practice Hannah Wood 2017-05-24T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-24T17:17:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/eu/eujubal7kmtd5vb5.gif" width="1200" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287980/airbnb" target="_blank">Airbnb</a> announced they had hired former <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9745/architecture-for-humanity" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity</a> co-founder Cameron Sinclair to lead their project to supply temporary housing to 100,000 people in need, shortly after launching a program to secure refuge for members of Chicago&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5497/homeless" target="_blank">homeless</a> community. Users of the online hospitality service can now register as &lsquo;hosts for good&rsquo;, and architects are stepping in to make that happen. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/67774/ikea" target="_blank">IKEA</a>&rsquo;s recent drive to create flat-pack temporary homes for refugee camps through their Foundation in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/49104/united-nations" target="_blank">UNHCR</a>&nbsp;is another example of how companies are exploring philanthropic interests through the medium of architecture. This month&rsquo;s feature engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is engaging with building for a common good.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller Cross-Talk: 'Reflections of Agonist Reflections' by Eliyahu Keller Eli Keller 2017-05-24T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-06-25T23:27:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pl1mr53aybyswaqr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The definition provided by Wikipedia for &lsquo;agonism&rsquo; puts an emphasis on the legitimacy of struggle, on its &ldquo;permanent place&rdquo;, and less on the outcome of the conflict. With this&mdash;and not to say by any means that all struggles are valid&mdash;the point is still quite clear. It is the struggle that matters, not the result. It is the activity that counts, not where it leads. It is, as we tell children who lose a ball game, all about participation; it&rsquo;s about moving, staying fit, agile; it&rsquo;s about always being in flux.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150008795/cross-talk-the-agonist-by-clemens-finkelstein Cross-Talk: 'The Agonist' by Clemens Finkelstein Clemens Finkelstein 2017-05-23T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T18:23:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d6/d6rp5s6qonmd579g.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A(nta)gonistic&mdash;a fragile web composed of the agonist, antagonist, and anti-agonist&mdash;is how the contemporary struggle unfolds in architectural discourse: an interrelated mess of pretension shooting bursts of polemic observations and sadomasochistic exposure, bouncing from media-outlet to media-outlet till incoherently strung shibboleths and their comments ooze through touchscreens and keyboards in an attempt to incite debate, leaving fingers sticky.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150007406/studio-visits-delvendahl-martin-architects Studio Visits : Delvendahl Martin Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-05-15T05:22:00-04:00 >2017-06-12T09:07:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/99xlsw3rsbzoaa5z.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our latest Studio Visit we went to see&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/delvendahlmartinarchitects" target="_blank">Delvendahl Martin Architects</a>&nbsp;in their studio at Bow Arts, East London. We talked through their current projects, their plans for the future and had a nosey around their new model workshop come meeting room space.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150007079/cosmology-subcultures-and-urban-wilderness Cosmology, Subcultures and Urban Wilderness Stefano Colombo 2017-05-12T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T10:07:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4k/4k86rnk0rrox84hw.jpg" width="650" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Throughout human history, every civilization has created its own cosmology, narrating and building a vision of the world, the universe, and of life and death. Each cosmology coincided with a method of shaping the human environment through architecture, and, within these realities, various cultures and forms of social organization of different degrees of completeness and complexity were born. This makes it possible to comprehend how society and social customs are continuously reimagined and actualized.</p>