Archinect - Features 2015-07-01T08:15:50-04:00 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 >2015-06-19T19:41:27-04:00 <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/126437034/what-should-be-in-your-portfolio-firms-tell-you-what-they-re-looking-for-and-how-to-get-hired What should be in your portfolio? Firms tell you what they're looking for and how to get hired Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0n0mrhus24q4bit.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Putting together a portfolio for a <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job application</a> is practically a design commission in of itself. What projects should be included? How should they be presented? Most importantly, what does the compendium of work say about you, the applicant? After speaking with <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, we discovered that the work itself isn&rsquo;t necessarily as important as the <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">thought and agility</a> the portfolio demonstrates.</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/103938664/art-architecture-an-interview-with-lagos-documentary-filmmaker-bregtje-van-der-haak Art + Architecture: an interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak Nicholas Korody 2014-07-16T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T16:35:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5yj30he2m5islm6.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Several weeks ago,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102646363/koolhaas-guides-viewers-through-bustling-lagos-in-this-interactive-documentary" target="_blank">we featured</a>&nbsp;Bregtje van der Haak's interactive documentary,&nbsp;<em>Lagos Close and Wide: an Interactive Journey into an Exploding City</em>, originally released as a DVD in 2004 and now available&nbsp;<a href="http://lagos.submarinechannel.com/" target="_blank">online</a>.&nbsp;The project emerged from van der Haak's 2001 trip to Lagos, Nigeria with the architect Rem Koolhaas and their attempt to capture the city at a crucial moment in its emergence as the fastest growing city on the continent. ("Every hour, fifty new people start their lives in Lagos" states the film's description). The documentary utilizes a novel and innovative format in which the information is organized by distance &ndash; close-up, through the perspective of bus driver Olawole Busayo, and the more distant perspective typical of many urban studies.&nbsp;Users choose between these visual perspectives as well as various audio by Koolhaas and Lagosians. We recently touched base with van der Haak to better understand her motivations behind the project and experiences of making it.</p>... http://archinect.com/features/article/70943831/next-series-media-specialist-wanted NEXT SERIES: Media Specialist Wanted Orhan Ayyüce 2013-04-10T11:59:00-04:00 >2013-05-15T16:22:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jf/jfy87s4cdm57i8ca.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In architectural media, what it used to be "there is no such thing as bad publicity" in the prime print years, has turned into "puffery is the only publicity" in the age of social media and infinite promotion. There might be some flickers of hope here and there for intelligent criticism, but media in general might as well be one big love fest for the positive thinking which is explained in Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man. The quantity is the key word here and it is counted by thumb up style likes..</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/39788357/working-out-of-the-box-pinterest-co-founder-evan-sharp Working out of the Box: Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp Paul Petrunia 2012-03-16T13:30:00-04:00 >2013-10-02T11:59:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4lvjve1b3pelocx.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> If you haven't heard of <a href="http://pinterest.com" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> yet, you don't get online much. Pinterest, Silicon Valley's latest darling, has skyrocketed in popularity due to its dead-simple concept and beautiful execution. It's a website (and app) that allows members to collect and share their favorite images, directly from websites, organizing them in "boards". Other members can then follow users or the theme-specific boards, providing a never-ending daily dose of eye-candy for the visually inspired.</p> <p> Evan Sharp, co-founder and lead designer of Pinterest, started up Pinterest shortly after studying architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" target="_blank">Columbia's GSAPP</a>. To learn more about his transition from architecture to web super-stardom, Evan and I had a chat.</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, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/9794/cover-page-archive Cover Page Archive Paul Petrunia 2004-11-03T13:00:41-05:00 >2011-12-14T15:40:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3c1apjg93fy10lc.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> From September 1999 to November 2001 we commissioned many of the most groundbreaking designers in the emerging new web design medium to design a monthly cover page for Archinect. The mission was to create a cover page invoking an architectural theme, using the tools that each designer was most comfortable working with.</p>