Archinect - Features 2017-07-24T18:52:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/150017630/listen-to-next-up-arroyo-seco-weekend-mini-sessions Listen to 'Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend' Mini-Sessions Paul Petrunia 2017-07-20T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T13:39:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/ciyfqyd7jbyyb349.jpg" width="650" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Recently, Archinect teamed up with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/963304/arroyo-seco-weekend" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> festival. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/126662/jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149962360/cuteness-and-the-fight-for-architectural-preservation" target="_blank">Joanna Grant</a> designed a pavilion for the event, while Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody held a series of interviews within it. Conversations focused on temporary architecture, installations, festival design and planning, and the festival's host city of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/178/pasadena" target="_blank">Pasadena</a>, CA, the results of which can be listened to below.</p> <p>We'd like to thank the Goldenvoice team, and in particular Raffi Lehrher, for recognizing the importance of architecture and urban issues, their interest in engaging the community, and inviting us to take part in this inaugural event.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150014026/what-is-the-value-of-historic-drawings-for-the-future-the-exhibition-liminal-forms-wants-to-find-out What is the Value of Historic Drawings for the Future? The Exhibition ‘Liminal Forms’ Wants to Find Out Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T16:44:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T15:45:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3z/3z42jpp1afefsrr7.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you had to guess when some of the most pioneering and groundbreaking architectural drawing techniques were developed, it&rsquo;s unlikely your first choice would be the 17th century.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150015107/jenny-sabin-discusses-lumen-as-moma-ps1-s-2017-young-architects-program-opens Jenny Sabin Discusses 'Lumen' as MoMA PS1's 2017 Young Architects Program Opens Laura Amaya 2017-06-29T12:08:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/76/7602obrl6c7zs642.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jenny Sabin, principal of Jenny Sabin Studio and director of the Sabin Design Lab, has been selected as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992863/jenny-e-sabin-is-the-winner-of-moma-ps1-s-2017-young-architects-program" target="_blank">2017 winner of MoMA PS1's annual Young Architects Program</a>, which kicks off today, June 29. Sabin is active in academia and the cultural sphere, often showcasing her work in pavilions and installations like this year&rsquo;s <em>Lumen.</em></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/150013826/what-we-can-learn-from-chicago-s-caryatids-the-feminist-curatorial-collective-that-fought-sexism-in-architecture What we can learn from Chicago's CARYATIDS, the feminist curatorial collective that fought sexism in architecture Sarah Rafson 2017-06-27T13:11:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T13:11:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7u/7u1l5wmodwb97ftm.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the </em><em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/blog/" target="_blank">blog</a></em><em><em> </em>of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. </em><em>The blog invites designers, writers and other contributors to independently express their perspectives on the Biennial across a range of formats. </em><em>The 2017 Biennial, entitled </em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 6, 2018. </em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150013518/di-b-do-francis-k-r-s-tree-inspired-serpentine-pavilion-fuses-cultural-african-references-with-british-construction Diébédo Francis Kéré's Tree-Inspired Serpentine Pavilion Fuses Cultural African References with British Construction Laura Mark 2017-06-20T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&lsquo;I was inspired by the figure of the tree in the landscape. I wanted to create a gathering space&rsquo;, says <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/891205/di-b-do-francis-k-r" target="_blank">Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> discussing his design for the much anticipated 2017 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a>.</p> <p>The commission for the Serpentine Gallery&rsquo;s annual summer pavilion will be one that is a game changer for the African architect.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150009127/a-final-shot-for-one-night-stand-la-3-last-call A Final Shot for One-Night Stand LA #3: Last Call Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-05-26T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-31T01:28:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eh/ehcc78emzpd40qod.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On May 20th, the third and final iteration of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/742522/one-night-stand-la" target="_blank">One-Night Stand for Art and Architecture</a> (ONS-LA)&mdash;a popular annual event in Los Angeles where designers transform motel rooms into installations for the night&mdash;took over the Royal Viking Motel in Los Angeles&rsquo; MacArthur Park. Over the course of its three year run, ONS-LA has established itself as a dynamic platform for alternative architectural production, exhibition and engagement. <em>It&rsquo;s also very fun. </em>After all,<em> </em>how often do architects get to have a party of their own?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre Review: The Japanese House Architecture and Life after 1945 at Barbican Centre Grace Quah 2017-04-05T11:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T11:29:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The home continues to play a central role in contemporary Japanese architecture. This year, the Barbican has put together an exhibition that documents the development of post-war Japanese domestic architecture, from the traditional to the modern, drawing on the work of over 40 Japanese architects from the past 70 years.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149999936/friedrich-kiesler-architect-artist-visionary-at-martin-gropius-bau-tells-rather-than-shows-the-architect-s-oeuvre ‘Friedrich Kiesler: Architect, Artist, Visionary’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau tells, rather than shows, the architect's oeuvre Alison Hugill 2017-03-31T12:08:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T23:27:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9k/9k566fg26ox6ehid.jpg" width="650" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Factual communicability is privileged over the immersive experience, and architecture is presented as a set of instances&mdash;shown through models, drawings, photographs&mdash;rather than a process," the Canadian curator Carson Chan told me in a recent&nbsp;<a href="http://www.on-curating.org/issue-31-reader/curating-architecture-the-architecture-of-estrangement.html#.WNUgxCOLQy5" target="_blank">conversation</a>.&nbsp;"Exhibited through representation, the architectural work more easily assumes the mantle of single authorship, where <em>in situ</em>, the same thought is almost impossible. In this sense, estrangement is built into the exhibition of architecture."</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996976/morphogenesis-an-odyssey-through-the-digital-and-physical-world Morphogenesis, an Odyssey Through the Digital and Physical World Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-18T11:15:00-04:00 >2017-03-20T21:46:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/na/nac0d228oa0a8dsr.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149987470/take-a-virtual-reality-tour-of-different-planes-of-the-digital-and-physical-universe" target="_blank">Morphogenesis</a>, a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/695270/vr" target="_blank">virtual reality</a>&nbsp;art installation, is touring the globe, bringing a primal, otherworldly experience to audiences without the need for a ticket to&nbsp;Burning Man.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149992224/architecture-in-the-trump-era-a-report-from-columbia-gsapp-by-a-l-hu Architecture in the Trump Era: A Report from Columbia GSAPP by A.L. Hu A.L. Hu 2017-02-16T12:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T22:01:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ube5lqnjbxy3nzpd.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A week after taking to the streets for the Women&rsquo;s March in New York City and two weeks into the spring semester, I felt restless and helpless as the barrage of outrageous news took its toll. It&rsquo;s difficult to sit still in studio when it seems as if the world is beginning to morph into a reality that is at once unrecognizable in its incredulousness and intensely familiar&mdash;the beginnings of history repeating itself.</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/149958919/home-away-from-home-an-interview-with-the-curators-of-the-oslo-architecture-triennale Home away from home: an interview with the curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale Nicholas Korody 2016-07-21T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:21:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oo/oo4576eikfabz67a.jpg" width="650" height="536" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sometime in the last few years, your couch became a rentable asset; your bedroom, a factory; your taste, a commodity; your doorstep, the final destination for a package that has more freedom of movement than most of the world&rsquo;s population. What, then, does it mean to be at home today?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149950861/aravena-s-discomforting-venice-biennale-taking-on-reporting-from-the-front Aravena's discomforting Venice Biennale: taking on "Reporting from the Front" Laura Amaya 2016-06-13T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:13:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9d/9d51gzfbjp0jzftb.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year&rsquo;s International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale feels refreshing. It showcases, for the most part, attempts at real architecture for real people. Titled&nbsp;<em>Reporting from the Front, </em>the Biennale is curated by 2016&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize winner</a> Alejandro Aravena<em>,</em>&nbsp;and has a fresh lineup of new faces and alternative practices. It puts the spotlight on those who work on the ground to prove that architecture can make a difference. As president Paolo Baratta states, the Biennale presents &ldquo;creativity and hope in the here-and-now, not in some uncertain aspirational, ideological future.&rdquo;</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> http://archinect.com/features/article/149947453/examining-the-2016-venice-biennale-sarajevo-now Examining the 2016 Venice Biennale: "Sarajevo Now" Nicholas Korody 2016-05-28T10:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-30T20:44:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d5/d5f0nl2ehuhe2p9s.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the early days of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, we've spoken with the curators of a few select pavilions to get a read on the ideas behind their exhibitions. For this feature, we share our conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/124819398/interview-with-alfredo-brillembourg-founder-of-urban-think-tank" target="_blank">Alfredo Brillembourg</a> of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6019086/urban-think-tank" target="_blank">Urban-Think Tank</a> and Nina Baier-Bischofberger of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65492666/baier-bischofberger-architekten" target="_blank">Baier Bischofberger</a> about their project, <em>Sarajevo Now</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149945782/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-united-states-architectural-imagination Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the United States' "Architectural Imagination" Nicholas Korody 2016-05-17T17:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T01:05:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fs/fsiwo0hx4f12xfhu.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In advance of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, we've spoken with the curators behind a few select pavilions to check in on the status of their exhibitions. For this feature, we share our conversation with&nbsp;Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon&nbsp;of the&nbsp;American Pavilion, "The Architectural Imagination".</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/650x/y2/y2k10nkij07rd5xr.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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/145736562/liz-diller-gets-high-discussing-the-high-line-s-development-with-christopher-hawthorne Liz Diller gets high: discussing The High Line's development with Christopher Hawthorne Julia Ingalls 2016-02-19T18:07:00-05:00 >2017-06-21T17:37:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5p/5pw0ergqh76bgomn.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Few would have predicted that a &ldquo;used-condom-strewn&rdquo; elevated railway line running through what used to be seedy Chelsea would become one of New York City&rsquo;s biggest cultural attractions. And yet, according to Elizabeth Diller in conversation with <em>Los Angeles Times</em>&nbsp;architecture critic&nbsp;Christopher Hawthorne at LAX Art on February 16, last year over seven million people walked Diller, Scofidio + Renfro&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/2191/high-line" target="_blank">High Line</a>. That&rsquo;s about four million more than attended MoMA or even all of the Yankees games, making The High Line not just a renovated railway, but a literal cultural bridge between the pedestrian and the aesthetic realms.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up Aravena's Pritzker: A Critical Round-Up Nicholas Korody 2016-01-14T14:25:00-05:00 >2016-01-19T12:06:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rg/rg7pwns6cssvoz9s.jpg" width="650" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What to make of this year&rsquo;s Pritzker Prize awarding? With today&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate" target="_blank">announcement</a>, the Chilean architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/598317/alejandro-aravena" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena</a> has secured his place within the upper echelon of the architecture community. In fact, 2016 is shaping up to be his big year: he&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132339475/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-named-architecture-director-of-2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">curating this summer&rsquo;s Venice Biennale</a>, which is expected to be something of a showcase for the type of high-design yet socially-aware and economically-pragmatic practices that his own &ldquo;Do Tank,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/Alejandro_Aravena" target="_blank">Elemental</a>, typifies.</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/650x/o8/o88g0yqcc44mexjx.jpg" width="650" height="436" 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/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos Finding "Shelter" in Los Angeles' housing chaos Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-08T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-20T23:16:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lh/lh64v0nbby5upwrw.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With all the media attention on California&rsquo;s drought, the &ldquo;atoning L.A.&rdquo; narrative has gotten pretty common. The city&rsquo;s gluttonous lawns, sprawling infrastructures and indulgent residents &ndash; in short, its sinful stereotypes &ndash; have become untenable as the drought, a housing crisis and pressing sustainability measures come knocking at the city&rsquo;s door.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/133512302/looking-to-frank-gehry-after-paris-but-before-los-angeles Looking to "Frank Gehry", after Paris but before Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-05T14:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-17T16:29:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5b/5b16jma0bcpw7901.jpg" width="650" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On September 13 of this year, Los Angeles will get its first major exhibition of Frank Gehry&rsquo;s work, ever. Despite being the adopted hometown of the world-famous architect, and the city whose new-millennium architectural identity has been inflected most by his work, Los Angeles has not yet hosted a show exclusively on Gehry's retrospective.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/133034307/work-on-work-exhibition-turns-public-space-into-office-space "Work on Work" exhibition turns public space into office space Julia Ingalls 2015-07-31T11:55:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T19:07:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ci/ciz3ogg8b40zjcn5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If the current exhibition at Los Angeles&rsquo; Architecture + Design Museum was titled by a sarcastic person, it would be called "Work/Life Balance: Pshaw!" As it is, the infographic-laden collection of vinyl banners loosely mounted to stacks of brown boxes, co-organized by Gensler and UCLA&rsquo;s cityLAB, is called "Work on Work", and it is both the history of and the proposed future for society's daily grind. And man, what a grind it is.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/129810359/as-cosmo-gets-ready-to-warm-up-we-sit-down-with-andr-s-jaque-of-the-office-for-political-innovation As COSMO gets ready to 'Warm Up,' we sit down with Andrés Jaque of the Office for Political Innovation Nicholas Korody 2015-06-21T11:11:00-04:00 >2017-01-03T01:01:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4h/4hefoxtc3b54bsy0.jpg" width="650" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This Tuesday, the eagerly-awaited, annual <em><a href="http://momaps1.org/warmup/" target="_blank">Warm Up</a>&nbsp;</em>series of concerts and events will launch beneath the orbicular forms of <a href="http://momaps1.org/yap/view/19" target="_blank">COSMO</a>, the winning entry of this year&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47555/young-architects-program" target="_blank">MoMA PS1&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120059665/yap-2015-winner-andr-s-jaque-office-to-install-cosmo-at-moma-ps1-this-summer" target="_blank">Young Architect&rsquo;s Program</a> competition. Designed by <a href="http://andresjaque.net" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jacque / the&nbsp;Office for Political Innovation</a>, COSMO is not just a pavilion but also a complex water filtration system.&nbsp;Archinect got in touch with Andr&eacute;s Jaque to talk about the process behind the design as well as his hopes for its impact, both locally and abroad.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/114130154/art-architecture-refik-anadol-at-walt-disney-concert-hall Art + Architecture: Refik Anadol at Walt Disney Concert Hall Nicholas Korody 2014-11-21T18:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T21:47:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xe/xelb3fbkyiq3sok2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The billowing wood panels of the concert hall imploded before my eyes, as if physically ripped apart by the thundering crescendos of&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard_Var%C3%A8se" target="_blank">Edgard Var&egrave;se</a>&rsquo;s <em>Am&eacute;riques. </em>One moment the massive organ was radically disfigured to the point of unrecognizability; the next, its forms re-emerged beneath the luminous, moving mesh mapped onto the structure by the artist Refik Anadol. For less than a half hour, the Walt Disney Concert Hall was transformed in an exhilarating synthesis of architecture, music and digital art: the first iteration of <a href="http://www.laphil.com/insight" target="_blank"><em>in/SIGHT</em></a>, a series of ongoing collaborations between video artists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112570077/did-you-see-it-wait-now-it-s-gone-casey-reas-generative-art-at-acadia-2014 Did You See It? Wait, Now It's Gone: Casey Reas' Generative Art at ACADIA 2014 Anthony Morey 2014-11-03T12:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T21:32:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sp/sph3xhb2ux2uxnnd.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ACADIA 2014 was labeled as a conference focused on Architectural Design Agency and Authorship, yet of course it seemed only fitting that it would close out with a keynote by Casey Reas. Art, the word that an architect cringes at. A word that can resonate more as a critique than a compliment. One that signifies the ripping from architectural ideals, even if such ideals are still up for debate.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112494618/inaugural-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-celebrates-theory-and-practice-with-an-evening-of-dinner-drinks-and-talk Inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Celebrates Theory and Practice with an Evening of Dinner, Drinks and Talk Nick Cecchi 2014-11-02T11:08:00-05:00 >2014-11-04T22:49:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xb/xbras0vbkmsiv3j9.jpg" width="650" height="493" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Technology</a> recently hosted the first ever Mies Crown Hall&nbsp;Americas Prize. Unique among the current proliferation of architecture prizes, the&nbsp;$50,000 MCHAP was initiated by dean and prominent Architect <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a> to celebrate the best of architecture in both North and South America.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/112437605/zaha-hadid-keeps-it-light-at-acadia-2014-conference Zaha Hadid Keeps it Light at ACADIA 2014 Conference Nicholas Korody 2014-10-31T16:59:00-04:00 >2014-11-04T23:01:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7g/7gedpyizvyllsuhf.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you didn&rsquo;t know better, it would be easy to mistake the eager faces populating the swarming mass of ticket lines outside of Bovard Auditorium at USC as the fans of a pop icon instead of the prolific, controversial &lsquo;starchitect&rsquo; Zaha Hadid. Behind us, students were being interviewed by reporters from the USC newspaper about the architect; everyone seemed genuinely enthused, albeit perhaps drawn more for her celebrity than appreciation for her work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103884029/koolhaas-wreaks-havoc-at-a-d-museum-s-s-m-l-xla-exhibition Koolhaas wreaks havoc at A+D Museum's "S,M,L,XLA" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-14T11:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b9eho4v2hfgxo570.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the 1958 classic film "The Blob", a globular alien terrorizes a small Pennsylvanian town, ravenously absorbing everything and everyone in its path. It's formidable but silly looking at the same time, and the more it takes in the bigger and angrier it gets. Walking through the <a href="http://aplusd.org/" target="_blank">Architecture and Design Museum</a> at the opening of their <em><strong>S,M,L,XLA</strong></em> exhibition, at times it felt like The Blob had overtaken curation.&nbsp;</p>