Archinect - Features 2015-07-31T15:46:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/130410487/upstarts-design-bitches Upstarts: Design, Bitches Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-27T19:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p8/p894zpprcj7w888b.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the name suggests, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55962127/design-bitches" target="_blank"><strong>Design, Bitches</strong></a> is a synergy of creativity and earthiness. Combining a refined sense of order with playful humor, the Los Angeles-based firm founded by Catherine Johnson and Rebecca Rudolph distills the splendor of urban chaos in their graphic branding, art projects, and commercial and residential interiors.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/130410486/a-studio-of-4-500-inside-gensler-s-culture A Studio of 4,500: Inside Gensler's Culture Julia Ingalls 2015-07-10T12:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-14T14:48:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56c4uxgvi7motprw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The sun never sets on Gensler. One can visit their website and watch in real time as the bell curve of night fails to shadow all 46 of their office locations. Founded in 1965 by M. Arthur J. Gensler Jr., the firm has grown to <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">employ</a> over 4,500 people in 16 different countries. It&rsquo;s the kind of sprawling, vast enterprise that draws more analogies to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_India_Company" target="_blank">historic tea companies</a> than design firms. How can an architecture firm of this size maintain a unified studio culture? Or should it?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/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 >2015-06-24T16:23:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4h/4hefoxtc3b54bsy0.jpg" width="514" height="512" 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/126838477/don-t-be-a-tool-role-of-software-vs-vision-in-architectural-employment Don't Be a Tool: Role of Software vs. Vision in Architectural Employment Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T10:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-26T12:05:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2c7ehbehgxyorfax.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One must be smarter than the tools one is working with, but what exactly does that mean in a profession that increasingly relies on software initially developed for the aerospace industry? How important is it for a student to master <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/search/0/130480362" target="_blank">Rhino</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/search/0/130480363" target="_blank">REVIT</a> versus the intrinsic philosophy of great design itself? Most importantly, how does a student balance the need to become a high-end CAD monkey while developing creative thought?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/128118195/the-forever-unfinished-business-curated-thoughts-from-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche The forever unfinished business: Curated thoughts from our conversation with Kevin Roche Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-10T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-06-14T23:16:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29skdufycxsbw6ou.jpg" width="514" height="624" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When Kevin Roche speaks, you should listen. Roche is a hero of the long-game &ndash; during his sixty-five year career in the U.S. (and counting), he has trained or worked alongside seminal architectural vanguards Charles and Ray Eames,&nbsp;Mies van der Rohe and Eero Saarinen, and on projects for such heavyweight clients as the Federal Reserve, MIT, Ford, Deutsche Bank and IBM. Still practicing today at age 92, Roche is a force to be reckoned with, thanks to an unflagging work ethic and realist approach to the profession&rsquo;s shifting tides.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126440054/10-ways-architectural-employers-can-maximize-the-effectiveness-of-their-employees 10 Ways Architectural Employers Can Maximize the Effectiveness of Their Employees Julia Ingalls 2015-06-04T10:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-11T13:01:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3aw1j5jxit1o1m5r.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">Management</a> is not a science; it is an art. Maximizing the effectiveness of a studio is not about implementing broad strokes out of a Step-by-Step guide, but rather requires understanding the nuances of <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">performance</a>, environment, and long-term goals. These ten suggestions serve as a starting point for creating a more holistic management strategy.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/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/126844507/art-architecture-andreas-angelidakis-between-the-monumental-and-the-particular Art + Architecture: Andreas Angelidakis between the monumental and the particular Nicholas Korody 2015-05-12T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:29:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Buoyantly imaginative yet grounded by a commitment to sociopolitical realism, the work of the Greek-born architect <a href="http://www.angelidakis.com/" target="_blank">Andreas Angelidakis</a>&nbsp;defies categorization. In fact, while he was trained as an architect at <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, Angelidakis' work is perhaps better known in contemporary art circles than among architects. After all, Angelidakis exhibits in museums (and online) more than he builds. Yet his work, which takes the form of renderings, videos, sculptures, dioramas and installations, is visibly marked by an architectural sensibility. With near-manic intensity, Angelidakis&rsquo; work operates fluidly on the uneven terrain of the contemporary moment, invoking ecological disaster, digital and post-digital networks, economic crises, celebrity culture &ndash; often all at once. At the same time, specters of history &ndash; both imagined and real &ndash; never escape his expansive purview.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi The motley life and uncertain legacy of Lina Bo Bardi Nick Cecchi 2015-05-04T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T21:30:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alj90lqncvunhbzc.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em> is not, and does not attempt to be, the definitive collection of Lina Bo Bardi&rsquo;s work, but rather an examination of her life, influences, and motivations for producing her timeless architecture and enduring contributions to Brazilian, particularly Bahian, culture.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/125518443/touching-base-with-volkan-alkanoglu Touching Base with Volkan Alkanoglu Orhan Ayyüce 2015-04-21T14:22:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T11:31:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8ngm6np523ejzj9t.jpg" width="514" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Touching Base" is a series of mini-interviews meant to expose, promote and occasionally burn highly talented people in architecture, who are working outside of the mainstream's limelight.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/121127644/upstarts-martha-read-architects UpStarts: Martha Read Architects Julia Ingalls 2015-02-20T09:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-22T20:41:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kj15sykvah1jr7mw.jpg" width="514" height="855" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded in 2012 by former literature student and obituary writer Martha Read, UK-based Martha Read Architects is the distillation of multiple cultural sensitivities, honed over decades of teaching, writing, and working globally.</p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank"><strong>UpStarts</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features on the foundations of contemporary practice. It will have a global reach in which practices from Europe, North America, Asia, and beyond will be asked to address the work behind getting the work, and the effect of cultural contexts. The focus will be on how a practice is initiated and maintained. In many ways, the critical years of a fledgling design partnership is within the initial five years, after the haze and daze of getting it off the ground.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank">UpStarts</a></strong>&nbsp;surveys the first years of practice as a tool for tracking the tactics of the rapidly evolving methods for sustaining a practice.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel Oyler Wu Collaborative in ink, graphite and steel Anthony Morey 2015-02-09T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T23:25:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8du28kpu4sl1akr.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write, yet architects do not architect &ndash; they draw, model, and write. Architecture is one of the few creative fields that does not allow the artist to work in the medium where the final work will be produced. Yet Oyler Wu Collaborative makes productive use of that cognitive jump.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design UpStarts: Four O Nine architecture and design Julia Ingalls 2015-01-12T09:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-21T20:48:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/defyr5i1bhvqzqoa.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a country infamous for its one time zone and countless architectural knock-offs, Four O Nine's success is startling and original.&nbsp;</p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank"><strong>UpStarts</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features on the foundations of contemporary practice. It will have a global reach in which practices from Europe, North America, Asia, and beyond will be asked to address the work behind getting the work, and the effect of cultural contexts. The focus will be on how a practice is initiated and maintained. In many ways, the critical years of a fledgling design partnership is within the initial five years, after the haze and daze of getting it off the ground.&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" target="_blank">UpStarts</a></strong>&nbsp;surveys the first years of practice as a tool for tracking the tactics of the rapidly evolving methods for sustaining a practice.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/115273546/upstarts-paul-michael-davis-design UpStarts: Paul Michael Davis Design Julia Ingalls 2014-12-08T16:07:00-05:00 >2014-12-15T02:11:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uq/uql0gwn0okw38qe6.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it comes to sustainable design, it seems like most firms skew either green but boring, or exciting but radically inefficient. <a href="http://archinect.com/paulmichaeldavis" target="_blank"><strong>Paul Michael Davis Design</strong></a> in Seattle, WA handily straddles this schism, creating visually compelling, sustainable designs at an affordable cost. Founded in 2009, in the midst of a recession which pushed many newly minted graduates out of the profession, PMDD has since expanded to include an associate and an intern, and occasionally collaborates with independent firms. Notably, PMDD is developing several low-cost prefab housing projects that look like places you'd actually want to live in.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/115281577/showcase-antoine-de-st-exupe-ry-home-for-dependent-elderly-people-by-naud-poux-architectes Showcase: Antoine de St exupéry home for dependent elderly people, by Naud & Poux Architectes Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-08T00:16:00-05:00 >2014-12-09T21:36:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z7/z705caayffxcbrh0.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the complex and fraught world of elder care, architecture can seem indifferent, dictated primarily by medical and physical concerns. Not so with Naud &amp; Poux Architectes' facility in Villejuif, France, whose solid and distinctive design accommodates the needs of dependent elderly people, while looking more like a home than a hospital.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design Jimenez Lai: Storyteller by Design Julia Ingalls 2014-11-17T12:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-22T00:32:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0jzbn6oy2eognyf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many, "experimental" is the kindly euphemism for "unrealized crap." In conceptual fields like architecture, it's easy to call up dozens of flashy-looking, ultimately failed experiments disguised as ideas. This is why <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> is arguably one of the most remarkable people currently working in architecture. His ideas are experimental, but they're also realized; in other words, he's pioneering farsighted concepts that have a direct application to reality, but don't bore you to tears with footnotes and clich&eacute;d allusions to Italo Calvino.</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/514x/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/105942972/the-life-of-a-new-architect-eric-h-weler The Life of a New Architect: Eric Höweler Sean Smith 2014-09-17T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-10-08T10:16:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqr5cow2anuhuxhh.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's working as an architect actually like? Even for students on track to become one, the answer isn't always clear or forthcoming, and for those outside the industry, common ideas about architecture rarely reflect its reality. In our "<strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/494990/the-life-of-a-new-architect" target="_blank">The Life of a New Architect</a></strong>" series, three young architects (two designers and one licensed architect) discuss their transition from student to professional, their changed perceptions of the career and the challenges and joys of their current work.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/108112212/cutting-room-joseph-kosinski-talks-to-archinect-about-his-transition-from-architecture-to-hollywood Cutting Room: Joseph Kosinski talks to Archinect about his transition from architecture to Hollywood Paul Petrunia 2014-09-05T11:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-13T07:59:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njfgla8slmomxfhq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we've seen throughout our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/445980/cutting-room" target="_blank">Cutting Room</a> series, there's a clear relationship between architecture and filmmaking. Architecture is inspired by film as often as film is inspired by architecture, so it's not uncommon for architects to experiment with film, or even transition into a film career. <a href="http://www.josephkosinski.com/" target="_blank">Joseph Kosinski</a> is one such individual, but his path to filmmaking is a little different than normal. His full-length directorial debut was for 2010's <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001?ref_=nm" target="_blank">TRON: Legacy</a>, a blockbuster sequel to the early 80's classic. Three years later, he followed that with the visually stunning <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483013?ref_=nm" target="_blank">Oblivion</a>, starring Tom Cruise.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105250588/book-review-the-city-in-the-city-berlin-a-green-archipelago-a-manifesto Book Review: "The City in the City—Berlin: A Green Archipelago. A manifesto" Karen Lohrmann 2014-07-31T09:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T07:22:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l17e36jvorn9dyys.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When its first seeds were presented in 1977, <a href="http://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/en/die-stadt-in-der-stadt" target="_blank"><em>Berlin: A Green Archipelago</em></a> was a quiet, prescient manifesto. Oswald Mathias Ungers and a number of colleagues at&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">Cornell University</a> deviated from the intellectual tenets of current reconstruction efforts, seen in the post-war development of European cities, to propose a new model for the "shrinking city". The text's&nbsp;idea of a polycentric urban system really took hold in the 1990s, as urban planning discourse turned towards socioeconomic considerations of ebbing and flowing growth.&nbsp;</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/103723175/art-architecture-schumacher-vs-post-net Art + Architecture: Schumacher vs. Post-Net Nicholas Korody 2014-07-09T17:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T21:50:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dseafbparcxuthqb.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In some architecture circles, hating on Patrik Shumacher&rsquo;s &ldquo;parametricism&rdquo; is like <a href="http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/223896/robin-thicke-twitter-qa/" target="_blank">hating on Robin Thicke&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blurred Lines&rdquo;</a>. It signals a basic shared understanding that, among many other things, artistic professions are <em>not</em> removed from politics, that their practitioners <em>do </em>have responsibilities outside of formal concerns, and that replicating structures of violence is, in general, not a good thing. These conversations are so frequent that they are starting to feel rehearsed: first the staid question, then the momentary pause, finally the sigh of relief. &ldquo;Now we can move on to the important things.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people Rem's Venice Biennale is "like being immersed in a stormy S,M,L,XL, with a glass of wine, and hundreds of other people" Terri Peters 2014-06-16T10:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T19:43:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Modernism &ldquo;history&rdquo;? How do Modern concepts, especially regarding representation, nature, technology and housing, relate to the current state of architecture? These were some overarching questions embedded in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas. The show opened June 7th under the &ldquo;Fundamentals&rdquo; theme, and it is worth visiting for the important questions it raises about the current state of architecture and building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101037765/while-buildings-rot-film-preserves-architecture-s-memory-cutting-room-s-interview-with-malachi-connolly-director-of-built-on-narrow-land-documentary While buildings rot, film preserves architecture's memory: Cutting Room's interview with Malachi Connolly, director of "Built on Narrow Land" documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-05T10:03:00-04:00 >2014-06-15T23:02:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0ndnyba4z45ipl6.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before the Cape Cod National Seashore was declared public land in 1959, the grassy dune landscape was already dotted with a handful of Bauhaus-inspired beach houses. Built by a strain of rogue bohemian architects, the houses served as beloved, experimental cottages until the land underneath them was seized by the federal government. Many of the houses were abandoned and left to slowly rot in the landscape, whether or not they were protected by historical status.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture A new nature: Interview with Ma Yansong of MAD Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-22T13:05:00-04:00 >2014-06-05T13:46:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dp/dp9t9yh89308vmts.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ma Yansong is a trailblazing figure for Chinese architecture, having made a name for himself around the world as a business leader and innovative architect. Recently named <a href="http://www.i-mad.com/ennews_details.aspx?id=145" target="_blank">2014's Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum</a> and one of <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3029521/most-creative-people-2014/ma-yansong" target="_blank">Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business</a>, Yansong founded MAD Architecture ten years ago in Beijing, and earlier this year announced the opening of another office in Los Angeles.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/97664287/interview-jos-oubrerie Interview: José Oubrerie Orhan Ayyüce 2014-04-11T12:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-15T10:54:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gr/gr4vwgq7tvkm8482.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I met with Jos&eacute; Oubrerie in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later we drove to the Schindler House on Kings Road. He was in town for the book launch of <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Et-Suburbia-Ego-Oubreries-Miller/dp/1881390527" target="_blank">Et in Suburbia Ego: Jos&eacute; Oubrerie&rsquo;s Miller House</a>&nbsp;edited by Todd Gannon</em>. The following is our conversation.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/87160008/review-glen-small-father-of-green-architecture Review: Glen Small, Father of Green Architecture eric chavkin 2013-11-25T17:33:00-05:00 >2013-11-30T00:43:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/syp6v9ew5a0jaizm.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It is always good to see old friends, past mentors and new students at an exhibit honoring someone you love and admire. The work of Glen Small, the 'hesitant' father of Green Architecture is on display until the end of November.</p> <p> The organizer and curator of the exhibit, <a href="http://assemblyof.com" target="_blank">Assembly</a> and Archinect's own <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>, has put together a smart, focused, visual overview that also includes several lectures, workshops, a book and a screening of the documentary film <em>MY FATHER THE GENIUS</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit 7 Lessons from the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-07T10:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T16:33:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3neq8xemjrpbvoz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Just over a year ago, the <em>Architectural Review</em> published &ldquo;Alternative Routes for Architecture&rdquo;, calling for a drastic reinterpretation of architectural education in the face of rigid institutions and extreme financial strains. Certainly this demand is older than a year -- as we allow technology to knit information more thickly into our cultural fabric, we question the nature of education at large as having a physical place and hierarchy, through systems such as MOOCs or mobile workspaces. Add prohibitively high costs, followed by debt and depressing unemployment rates, and the architect is getting fit to reconstitute itself as newly relevant and multi-faceted professional.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/81002757/slow-weather-of-architecture Slow Weather of Architecture Orhan Ayyüce 2013-09-04T13:18:00-04:00 >2013-12-18T20:50:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hi6859lbk1qlem2w.jpg" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Larry Totah died few years ago. All his close friends, including me, have seen him wither away, but he managed to keep an encompassing fog around his demise as if his architecture was going to survive in it, and it did.<br>Only then but not now. It remained there not frozen but still, not void nor empty and not sad.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/79290654/what-s-next-a-panel-discussion-for-a-d-museum-s-never-built-los-angeles What's Next?: A Panel Discussion for A+D Museum's "Never Built: Los Angeles" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-12T20:19:00-04:00 >2013-08-22T12:24:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vi/viutnqh0sp2ivfnd.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Does L.A. even want to be defined by a provincial architecture? Is it necessarily a disadvantage that the city serves as an incubator, rather than a fairground, for architectural innovation -- or as Thom Mayne put it, as a world-class global exporter of urban and architectural ideas? It may be that the very landscape of inspiration is an obstruction to execution.</p>