Archinect - Features 2017-01-21T14:56:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149987667/climate-change-was-removed-from-whitehouse-gov-today-what-does-this-mean-for-architects Climate change was removed from whitehouse.gov today. What does this mean for architects? Katherine Stege 2017-01-20T17:40:00-05:00 >2017-01-20T21:15:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jgjbn67f52mxae7.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Directly following the inauguration of our new 45th president, whitehouse.gov received an overhaul. The most notable change was the complete deletion of the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change" target="_blank">climate change page</a>, which previously housed local, national, and international plans for combating climate change, as well as actions and goals of the previous administration. In this symbolic erasure, the new administration rejects climate change as a critical priority, denies the overwhelming evidence of human contribution to recent warming trends, and turns a blind eye to the critical research, policy, and international collaboration required in safeguarding our environment from significant long-term destruction.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149983319/maryam-eskandari-on-weaving-together-her-islamic-faith-with-architecture-practice Maryam Eskandari on Weaving Together Her Islamic Faith with Architecture Practice Nicholas Korody 2017-01-18T12:11:00-05:00 >2017-01-18T12:47:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ys/ys51i1zoc17200fo.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Recently, Archinect has been taking a look at the relationship between <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/848446/december-faith" target="_blank">faith</a> and architecture. In this interview, we speak to Maryam Eskandari, Principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/miimdesigns" target="_blank">MIIM Designs</a> and&nbsp;Adviser in History of Art and Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard University</a>. A practicing Muslim, Eskandari views her practice as an extension of her faith&mdash;which means, basically, to make "good architecture" for the 99%.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149982006/when-you-cut-funding-and-abandon-people-surprises-happen When you cut funding and abandon people, surprises happen Julia Ingalls 2017-01-17T11:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T18:44:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tf/tfcv4rx6s31qwjno.jpg" width="650" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Detroit, once one of the 20th century&rsquo;s top three thriving U.S. metropolises, has been a case study in ruin and decay for nearly half a century. &ldquo;<a href="http://amzn.to/2jje9tX" target="_blank">Detroit is No Dry Bones: The Eternal City of the Industrial Age</a>,&rdquo; a new book of photographs and nuanced essays by <a href="http://amzn.to/2jJojAv" target="_blank">Camilo Jose Vergara</a>, delves into this culture of ruin, offering architects and urban planners an intriguing (and often surprising) pictorial atlas of what happens to a civilization during uncivilized times.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149985944/the-exhibitionary-complex The Exhibitionary Complex Nicholas Korody 2017-01-12T12:19:00-05:00 >2017-01-14T17:16:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3i/3i61nbwt5zshmgeh.jpg" width="650" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One morning I woke up to a surprising text: my friend was on TMZ. For reasons never communicated to me, she had been hanging out with a celebrity of some renown when, as they walked to a club, they were surrounded by paparazzi. To distract them, my friend impulsively decided to lift up her shirt. &ldquo;FRIEND FLASHES BOOBIE DECOY &hellip; Photogs Forced to Choose,&rdquo; the headline read.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149983483/no-particular-place-to-go-cuba-2016 No Particular Place To Go: Cuba, 2016 Evan Chakroff 2017-01-06T13:18:00-05:00 >2017-01-10T00:39:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8k/8k0ej50j6h31gl62.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There&rsquo;s no divorcing architecture from politics. Every construction project beyond a certain size necessitates coordination - cooperation, or coercion &ndash; and an organization of effort and labor in service of a design. Until the day a builder can direct a swarm of drones to lay brick or erect steel, architecture will by necessity remain a collaborative effort; buildings and cities the work of societies, not individuals.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149982626/michael-rotondi-opens-up-about-the-faith-propelling-his-life-and-work Michael Rotondi Opens Up About the Faith Propelling His Life and Work Nicholas Korody 2017-01-05T11:05:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T09:32:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ur/ury6bo45inaw5e5b.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"It&rsquo;s a practice rather than a religion, but the practice is essentially living by principles and then meditation," states Michael Rotondi. "It&rsquo;s Buddhism without beliefs, I guess would be a way to look at it."</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149982444/strapping-on-the-sacred-when-religion-enters-virtual-reality Strapping on the Sacred: When Religion Enters Virtual Reality Nicholas Korody 2016-12-15T12:14:00-05:00 >2017-01-14T21:27:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/3p/3p8b9i88zx0nlw0r.gif" width="1727" height="1080" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few months ago, I found myself a lone skeptic in a sea of believers at the VR L.A. Expo. I watched heads tilt toward the sky (then the ground, then side to side). I navigated long lines that snaked through a grid of cardboard booths, filled with eager believers awaiting communion not with God but with pixels. I heard the feverish whispers of the prophets of our 2D wilderness (they who consume Soylent instead of locusts and honey). A New World is coming, they said.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149978821/how-to-get-a-job-at-jerde How To Get A Job At: JERDE Archinect 2016-12-12T12:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T21:13:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uw/uwwet4hvfpnlq5f4.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a> over and over again. However, no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are identical. Possessing certain technical skills are required across the industry, but there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list in their job ad. In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How to Get a Job at _____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149981694/drinking-the-kool-aid-the-architecture-of-fringe-religions Drinking the Kool-Aid: The Architecture of Fringe Religions Nicholas Korody 2016-12-09T12:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T21:06:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h0/h0pqwv2yb7hnsyib.jpg" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Religions have inspired some of the great architecture of human history. Reims Cathedral. The Blue Mosque. Angkor Wat. But what about those faiths that aren&rsquo;t exactly major? Or are controversial? Or aren't religions at all?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149981536/the-architect-behind-noah-s-ark-shares-how-faith-influences-his-practice The Architect Behind Noah's Ark Shares How Faith Influences His Practice Nicholas Korody 2016-12-08T12:07:00-05:00 >2017-01-10T14:28:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/90lebrrz484e8pg1.jpg" width="650" height="638" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This month, in line with Archinect&rsquo;s December theme, Faith, we&rsquo;re talking to architects of various faiths about how their spiritual practice figures into their architectural practice. In this iteration, we speak with LeRoy Troyer, the president and chair of Troyer Group. Troyer Group is probably best-known for their project &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957279/noah-s-ark-replica-opens-in-kentucky-biblical-theme-park-to-compete-with-the-disneys-and-the-universals" target="_blank">Ark Encounter</a>&rdquo;, a full-scale replica of Noah&rsquo;s Ark, built according to plans interpreted from Genesis.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980050/short-and-not-so-sweet-a-collection-of-architecture-haiku-criticism Short and Not-So-Sweet: A Collection of Architecture Haiku Criticism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T12:09:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T00:27:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l7uiwlszmzisyngn.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In honor of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974072/open-call-for-submissions-xs" target="_blank">November's XS theme</a>, we asked readers to send us notes of architectural criticism, in haiku: the Japanese poetic form restricted to three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, in that order. And boy, did folks deliver. You can pack a lot of sour into 17 syllables, but also beauty. Below are the best haiku from our open call, and a few from Archinect's forum. Enjoy.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149977578/open-mushware-making-the-invisible-visible-in-tactical-urbanism 'Open Mushware': Making the Invisible Visible in Tactical Urbanism Jochen Hartmann 2016-11-25T13:18:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T13:35:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3m/3movblaztvogfoyc.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 2012, the Network Architecture Lab was invited to participate in the Museum of Modern Art&rsquo;s (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/176/moma" target="_blank">MoMA</a>) &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/352273/uneven-growth-tactical-urbanisms-for-expanding-megacities" target="_blank">Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities</a>&rdquo; exhibition, curated by Pedro Gadanho. The exhibition was the third installment in the &ldquo;Issues in Contemporary Architecture Series,&rdquo; which included &ldquo;Rising Currents,&rdquo; a contemplation on future sea level rise in New York City, and &ldquo;Foreclosed,&rdquo; a study of the architectural responses to the foreclosure crisis.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980068/from-the-editors-what-we-re-thankful-for-this-holiday-season From the Editors: What We're Thankful For This Holiday Season Archinect 2016-11-24T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T21:18:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5p/5pjd8449vzh82zws.jpg" width="650" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>2016 has been a rough year, and it's not over. Finding consolation through the rough patches, and appreciation during the better parts, requires flexing those muscles of reflection and gratitude. So on this Thanksgiving, to break the champagne over the 2016 holiday season, we've gathered a few things we're grateful for in architecture, to share and celebrate. Cheers!</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump Architects Respond to the AIA’s Statement in Support of President-Elect Donald Trump Nicholas Korody 2016-11-14T14:42:00-05:00 >2017-01-20T12:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cc/cck6fme2g0nguo49.jpg" width="650" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" target="_blank">AIA&rsquo;s formal statement</a>, and follow-up, in response to Donald J. Trump&rsquo;s election has elicited outrage within the architecture community. Architects, AIA-members and not, feel that the organization has failed to represent their interests, choosing instead to cooperate with what many equate to a fascist regime, and in so doing has compromised the entire profession. Architects have taken to social media to air their concerns and organize their own responses&mdash;we&rsquo;ll be updating this piece with more statements as the issue evolves,&nbsp;and collecting them all over&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/840712/notmyaia" target="_blank">here</a>. Share your thoughts with us by submitting to the news&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/add_news" target="_blank">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149977571/screen-print-47-fresh-meat-s-of-the-city-from-uic Screen/Print #47: Fresh Meat's 'Of the City', from UIC Nicholas Korody 2016-11-09T12:05:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T09:56:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mz/mzs4ll6x22u7vcn5.jpg" width="650" height="809" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Individuality is a prized commodity. &ldquo;Dare to be different,&rdquo; we&rsquo;re told. &ldquo;To thine own self be true,&rdquo; inspirational posters implore, butchering a quotation from <em>Hamlet</em> that originally implied multiple, different meanings. But how? After all, the most punk of punks is the one who copies the best.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149973600/screen-print-46-quick-images-complicate-architectural-discourse-in-hatch-from-penn-design Screen/Print #46: 'Quick Images' Complicate Architectural Discourse in 'Hatch' from Penn Design Julia Ingalls 2016-10-27T12:25:00-04:00 >2017-01-10T17:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7x/7xhgbetkgwve9ids.jpg" width="650" height="967" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is architectural discourse in an era of so-called "quick images"? As a collection of conversations between students and professors, <em>Hatch</em> explores the culture of social media and the subsequent disconnect it has created between disciplined, professional works of architecture and flashy (if ubiquitous) presentations.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149973238/working-out-of-the-box-emily-hunt-turner Working Out of The Box: Emily Hunt Turner Archinect 2016-10-14T11:20:00-04:00 >2017-01-17T05:33:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gu/gu53t9mjzdo5yl74.jpg" width="650" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.emilyhuntturner.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Emily Hunt Turner</strong></a>, a Twin Cities-based architect, turned lawyer, turned restaurateur with an admirable social mission.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149968920/context-as-content-mapping-the-contemporary-at-the-2016-oslo-triennale-with-oma-andr-s-jaque-and-more Context as content: mapping the contemporary at the 2016 Oslo Triennale with OMA, Andrés Jaque and more Nicholas Korody 2016-09-19T11:54:00-04:00 >2017-01-11T01:53:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fa/faq1t87vyzkfh0lv.jpg" width="650" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Maybe the closest thing to new construction in <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958919/home-away-from-home-an-interview-with-the-curators-of-the-oslo-architecture-triennale" target="_blank"><em>After Belonging</em></a>, the sixth Oslo Architecture Triennale, is an apple press assembled with two 2x2&rsquo;s, some nails, a saw, a gallon bucket, a heavy pole, a colander, a hammer, a plastic bag, a funnel and a car jack. Eriksen Skajaa Arkitekter designed the device after finding an abandoned apple orchard on the eastern edge of the Torshov asylum center, which houses refugees from wars in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149966152/level-up-using-video-games-to-unlock-the-city Level up: using video games to unlock the city Nicholas Korody 2016-09-02T12:02:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T22:06:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cg/cg1yqyi937gtcrv4.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/153349/monopoly" target="_blank">Monopoly</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/263326/simcity" target="_blank">SimCity</a>, games can foster a special sort of engagement with an urban environment, helping us hash out and represent the complex socioeconomic and political forces that determine its morphology. It&rsquo;s no surprise, then, that architects employ games to work out and convey new ideas, or that game designers look to the city for inspiration.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149965761/upping-the-ante-the-high-and-low-culture-of-architecture-competitions Upping the ante: the high and low culture of architecture competitions Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T12:05:00-04:00 >2016-09-05T21:40:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hisp26p3vruflby2.jpg" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Entering an architecture competition is basically a form of speculative investment. Time is money, and competitions tend to require a lot of both. Models, renders, and prints&mdash;not to mention wages&mdash;can deplete the coffer quickly, especially for a young practice. A studio will invest their time and money in an entry in the hope that, at a later date, it will generate a return: a commission or some recognition. Unfortunately, competitions tend to be risky investments.</p> 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 >2016-08-29T11:51:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iv/ivcp3rsfevhy3ocg.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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 >2016-08-31T20:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9h/9hn867ae8dihwpnh.jpg" width="650" height="383" 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/650x/hf/hf42w5qwliy0i36p.jpg" width="650" height="975" 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/650x/am/ammdp3mhgretiz6z.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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 >2016-08-31T20:21:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0f8j15qakban5pbs.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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/650x/h8/h8x6ps04hsfpwukr.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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/650x/je/jemqp4alcgqum1iz.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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 >2017-01-20T02:16:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/on/onpp6zqgoqnei4jf.jpg" width="650" height="431" 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/650x/cj/cjvwbyvizme10dtl.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/f4/f4gn7dpyss2hnwh7.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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>