Archinect - Features 2016-08-26T19:37:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149963617/screen-print-43-beautifully-banal-by-architecture-hero Screen/Print #43: 'Beautifully Banal' by Architecture Hero Julia Ingalls 2016-08-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T07:39:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j3/j3ljjka0lipchex1.jpg" width="514" height="659" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Beautifully Banal,</em>&nbsp;a marvelously detailed, narrative-driven exploration of architectural drawing types via a fly&rsquo;s structural adventures, is both a slender comic and an architectural delight.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london 'Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y' explores new forms of living and owning in a changing London Nicholas Korody 2016-08-13T06:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-15T12:36:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi50hbv6yn0v71se.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While an average of 100,000 people move to London each year, only about 25,000 new homes are built annually: a <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/13/can-sadiq-khan-solve-londons-housing-crisis/" target="_blank">formula</a> that has produced a critical lack in affordable housing. The median rent in the capital city is &pound;1,400 and the average house price has passed &pound;600,000. In other words, only the very rich can afford to live in London.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956316/touring-some-of-the-world-s-most-attractive-public-housing-projects Touring some of the world's most attractive public housing projects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-09T09:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:46:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ce/ceej08lp9zmv9f7v.jpg" width="514" height="301" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Can affordable public housing be beautiful? It&rsquo;s a question that for years was answered with indifference.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961336/in-honor-of-the-rio-games-6-momentous-projects-from-the-olympics-21st-century-history In honor of the Rio Games, 6 momentous projects from the Olympics' 21st-century history Julia Ingalls 2016-08-05T12:28:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:29:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/yb6e3pohdvk6ormx.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>20 kilometer long traffic jams, eleven dead construction workers, and one slain jaguar: the lead-up to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/692793/rio-2016" target="_blank">2016 Rio Olympics</a> has not been problem-free. Zika, pollution and political turmoil came alongside construction delays and problematic venues, with competitors refusing to move into the athletes' village until the wiring was fixed.&nbsp;And yet, aren't these types of problems just par for the course when it comes to the Olympics?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149961143/at-home-in-a-changing-climate-strategies-for-adapating-to-sea-level-rise At home in a changing climate: strategies for adapating to sea level rise Nicholas Korody 2016-08-03T10:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:25:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b60gzcqx6z8fzeuy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For most of us, &lsquo;home&rsquo; conjures a sense of safety and security. But a home is a fragile thing: vulnerable to quaking ground, rushing water, violent winds&mdash;not to mention, the volatility of finances and health. This has never been more true than in the time of climate change. The global thermostat of the home in which we build our homes is on the fritz.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149957970/wikihouse-s-lead-architect-on-how-open-source-idealism-could-cure-a-sickly-building-market WikiHouse's lead architect on how open-source idealism could cure a sickly building market Robert Urquhart 2016-08-02T05:12:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T19:33:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ve/vev5xxqmaa8d2481.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Working far beyond the simplistic notion of crowdsourced design, <a href="http://www.wikihouse.cc/" target="_blank">WikiHouse Foundation</a> is a building system and a stamp of approval for open-source innovations around the building industry.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment Brexit vote was due to "a loss of identity more than anything else" – op-ed by Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment Alan Penn 2016-07-30T06:19:00-04:00 >2016-08-08T20:26:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ckwkem6an5h93jfc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As an architect and an optimist, I am hopeful that the chaos in Britain triggered by the Brexit referendum may be accompanied by yet another great age of creative invention.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/124368081/emergence-home-beyond-boundaries-a-reader-submission-on-domesticity "Emergence: Home Beyond Boundaries" – a reader submission on Domesticity Duha Al Nasir 2016-07-23T10:33:00-04:00 >2016-07-23T20:01:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/lj5y07ejp1ob182h.jpg" width="514" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As one of the submissions to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity" target="_blank">Open Call for July's theme of "Domesticity,"</a> Duha Al Nasir tackled the challenge of envisioning her version of the next Case Study home, riffing on the realtor "ad" prompt with a rumination on the very nature of home. Al Nasir&nbsp;locates the essential home within the nexus of experience, likening it to an "emotional suitcase" and concluding that ultimately, one's home is not a physical enclosure but a metaphor for a sense of self.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956435/it-s-the-culture-stupid-curatorial-statement-for-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam-from-executive-director-george-brugmans It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans Orhan Ayyüce 2016-07-09T09:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T00:56:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/ds6x085qxxgxzcxo.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It all started January 2010 when I first <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" target="_blank">interviewed the director of International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam George Brugmans</a> for Archinect. Since then, our relationship developed and I closely followed his work at IABR which I find arguably the most serious biennale concerning urbanism and city-making at the highest level of reality and usefulness.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher Brexit: a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity – op-ed by Patrik Schumacher Patrik Schumacher 2016-07-08T04:02:00-04:00 >2016-07-21T07:53:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mp/mpjjh1pjzzk9w42w.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I have very little in common with the arguments of the Leave Campaign, and in particular reject the anti-immigration thrust of the Campaign. However, I welcome Brexit as offering an enhanced ability and chance to experiment with new policies that dare more economic freedom.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956364/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-2 The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 2) Nicholas Korody 2016-07-07T12:15:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T01:37:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcpo3fzbdnqkpiab.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is the second half of a two-part interview with Cryptome, an online repository of leaked government secrets and other documents relevant to contemporary surveillance and its infrastructure. Cryptome is run by the architects Deborah Natsios and John Young, who live and work in New York City (any use of the first person is from Natsios' perspective). Part one, which you can read <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" target="_blank">here</a>, delves into their backgrounds and motivations. Part two deals more with their views on the contemporary city and the politics of information access.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1 The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 1) Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T08:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T01:18:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4w/4wa597k5wcnwhjen.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architects are no strangers to controversy, but few have had their work called a &ldquo;tip off [to] terrorists,&rdquo; as <em>The</em> <em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;once <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/nyregion/mapping-natural-gas-lines-advise-the-public-tip-off-the-terrorists.html" target="_blank">described</a> Deborah Natsios and John Young&rsquo;s twenty year old project, <a href="http://cryptome.org/" target="_blank">Cryptome</a>. Then again, few architects devote their time to disclosing government secrets, from the internal emails of Wikileaks to lists of alleged former members of the Stasi.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948881/to-design-a-secure-bank-ask-a-bank-robber To design a secure bank, ask a bank robber Julia Ingalls 2016-06-30T08:22:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:33:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r83ccnecem5vu53i.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Joe Loya, a former bank robber turned TV writer, learned to read spaces the way other criminals learned to crack safes. His insights illuminate the changing role of privacy in the architecture of crime prevention design for banks.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149953240/screen-print-42-harvard-s-new-geographies-07-geographies-of-information Screen/Print #42: Harvard's New Geographies 07, 'Geographies of Information' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T10:16:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:23:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/oc17hprwpxh3glhs.jpg" width="514" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s easy to forget that, in an era of unprecedented access to information fueled by an accelerating Moore&rsquo;s Law, everything weighs on the land. While unlikely to be visible from the backyard, the infrastructure of digital technologies will only become more pervasive, and should be respected with the same aesthetic and critical discourse that we bestow on the ballet of the sidewalk, the symphony of the city, and the poetry of infrastructure.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149953107/station-to-station-the-architects-behind-crossrail-europe-s-biggest-infrastructure-project-ever Station to station: the architects behind Crossrail, Europe's biggest infrastructure project ever Robert Urquhart 2016-06-22T06:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-04T00:20:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alrx3wkj97atdtso.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When it begins operating in 2018, London&rsquo;s Elizabeth Line, aka Crossrail, will ease travelers commuting and connecting across the city, bridging east and west. With construction progressing on schedule, attention has turned to the stations that will give a new lease on life to the suburbs on either end of the line. But it&rsquo;s not just the suburbs that will benefit&mdash;the interchanges in the city centre are also in desperate need of an upgrade.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149952126/uniting-the-peripheral-and-the-central-at-the-2016-venice-biennale Uniting the peripheral and the central at the 2016 Venice Biennale Ed Frith 2016-06-18T10:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-28T13:50:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1zivaoqcv5fx8lx.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How architects are educated, and the role they play in society, are key questions of today. As an architecture teacher, I ask my students how they see their role; are they makers, choreographers, gardeners, enablers, artists? This year&rsquo;s Venice Biennale asks, and tries to answer, the same question. There are many different answers.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149951908/getsafe-a-beginner-s-guide-to-cybersecurity-for-architects #GetSafe: a beginner's guide to cybersecurity for architects Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T14:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:14:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6at4yp8tpdqzqh2e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cybersecurity: you hear about it often, but assume it doesn&rsquo;t really concern you. You have nothing to hide, right? And, besides, why would someone hack <em>you</em> of all people? Or your firm?&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149951535/make-room-make-room-aravena-s-venice-biennale-juggles-inclusivity-with-individuality Make room, make room: Aravena's Venice Biennale juggles inclusivity with individuality Andrea Dietz 2016-06-15T10:11:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:16:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00blqekwoj7b9r68.jpg" width="514" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The call for the 15th La Biennale Architettura di Venezia, &ldquo;Reporting from the Front,&rdquo; asked architecture to give a damn. It did so as an expression of dissatisfaction with past performances, and by attempting to showcase remedies, all under the curatorial leadership of <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">2016 Pritzker Prize winner</a>,&nbsp;Alejandro Aravena.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps One student's solution to the permanent limbo of refugee camps Nicholas Korody 2016-06-08T08:37:00-04:00 >2016-06-08T14:11:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/ed41n5842nlh7cy5.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As conflicts continue to rage in the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, millions of people&nbsp;have found themselves without papers, a state, or a home. Architecture is directly <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107953878/what-does-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-mean-to-architecture" target="_blank">implicated</a> in this humanitarian crisis&mdash;providing shelter is, after all, a primary onus of the disciple&mdash;and it&rsquo;s taken notice, as the projects <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643354/reporting-from-the-front" target="_blank">rolling out of Venice</a> make clear.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149948907/book-review-entr-acte-performing-publics-pervasive-media-and-architecture Book review: "Entr'acte: Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture" Nicholas Korody 2016-06-05T18:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:11:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wyyh6qks01z4459i.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the month of May, inspired in part by the theme of Alejandro Aravena&rsquo;s Venice Biennale, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" target="_blank">Reporting from the Front</a>, Archinect&rsquo;s coverage has included a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743679/may-help" target="_blank">special focus</a> on socially-engaged practices and, accordingly, hosted many conversations about how and why architects should engage with the public. Yet largely absent from this discussion is the question of who or what constitutes the public today.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149943942/matters-of-scale-with-bill-zahner-head-of-the-engineering-design-consultancy-behind-the-petersen-automotive-museum-s-redesign 'Matters of Scale' with Bill Zahner, head of the engineering-design consultancy behind the Petersen Automotive Museum's redesign Aaron Willette 2016-05-31T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T01:00:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xg8uj69wcru156o.jpg" width="514" height="297" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the second installation of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/678152/matters-of-scale" target="_blank"><strong>Matters of Scale</strong></a> series I&rsquo;m talking to Bill Zahner, president and CEO of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/678152/matters-of-scale" target="_blank">A. Zahner Company</a>. For many people Bill doesn&rsquo;t need an introduction&mdash;he&rsquo;s been involved with the engineering and fabrication of metal fa&ccedil;ade systems for the likes of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" target="_blank">Diller Scofidio + Renfo</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/776/kohn-pedersen-fox-associates" target="_blank">Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates</a>, and many, many others.&nbsp;When initially planning the Matters of Scale series, Bill&rsquo;s name was first on my list of people that I wanted to include in the larger conversation, and I&rsquo;m elated to be able to include him so early in the series.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149944931/parasite-the-bandage-over-the-nomadic-wound paraSITE: the bandage over the nomadic wound Julia Ingalls 2016-05-27T11:04:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:18:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xftqf55cevtar1tu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Using the air discharged from publicly accessible HVAC units, artist Michael Rakowitz has created a series of inflatable temporary plastic shelters for the homeless he calls &ldquo;paraSITE.&rdquo; The work, which began in 1998 and was later added to the MoMA&rsquo;s Architecture and Design online collection, is both a form of social protest and an ingenious, budget-conscious design (most units cost around $5 to construct).</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149947194/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-anupama-kundoo-s-building-knowledge Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: Anupama Kundoo's "Building Knowledge" Nicholas Korody 2016-05-26T12:14:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T17:44:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgvghkcfwawwebx2.jpg" width="514" height="335" 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 spoke with Anupama Kundoo about her project, <em>Building Knowledge</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness How 4 US cities are applying architectural solutions to homelessness Julia Ingalls 2016-05-23T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:24:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91bgehprdw8q9rbq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Housing First, a federal policy for ending chronic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/314845/homelessness" target="_blank">homelessness</a> that grew out of initiatives in Los Angeles and New York in the late 1980s and early 1990s, provides what appears to be the most effective solution to homelessness in the United States: actually housing people. Since implementing Housing First programs in Utah&nbsp;in 2005, Salt Lake City reported up to a 91% reduction in their rate of the chronically homeless.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149946026/photographing-the-jungle-of-calais-refugee-camp Photographing the 'Jungle' of Calais' refugee camp Nicholas Korody 2016-05-20T10:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T15:33:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dr/drrlj74ea7btrpuf.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The northernmost vertex in the hexagon of Metropolitan France, the port city of Calais is nearly 100 kilometers closer to Brussels than to Paris. On a clear day, you can see the White Cliffs of Dover, one of the most iconic of England&rsquo;s natural wonders, from its shores. Several centuries ago, Calais belonged to the English crown&mdash;its &ldquo;greatest jewel.&rdquo; More recently, the Germans seized it and then razed it. Calais is, in a way, the quintessential European border town. Here, Europe&rsquo;s incessant identity crises and territorial struggles surface in physical form.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149944447/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-spain-s-unfinished Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: Spain's "Unfinished" Laura Amaya 2016-05-12T11:37:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T03:20:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n5axb9t1mkvyeuel.jpg" width="514" height="560" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I&ntilde;aqui Carnicero, principal of RICA Studio, has been selected along with Carlos Quint&aacute;ns to co-curate the Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Architecture Biennale in Venice, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643354/reporting-from-the-front" target="_blank">&ldquo;Reporting from the Front&rdquo;</a>. I&ntilde;aqui is active both in the academic field and in professional practice, which he combines to push the limits of architectural explorations.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149942986/beatriz-colomina-on-playboy-architecture-and-the-masculine-fantasy Beatriz Colomina on "Playboy Architecture" and the masculine fantasy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-11T10:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-15T23:53:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkdl4zgj2d6omwdg.jpg" width="514" height="235" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Playboy</em> gets lip service as a leader in the sexual revolution, a vanguard publisher of emerging talent in fiction and interviews, and of course, a historic showcase for sexy ladies. While the publication has since lost its centerfolds, it is now being celebrated for its role in architecture and design &ndash;&nbsp;establishing both of those fields as firmly within the Playboy&rsquo;s domain. Now on display at the Elmhurst Art Museum, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940809/the-enduring-influence-of-playboy-architecture" target="_blank">&ldquo;Playboy Architecture: 1953-1979&rdquo;</a> presents photos, films, architectural models and archival issues that illustrate how the ruling designs of the era fueled <em>Playboy</em>&rsquo;s masculine fantasy, and the other way around.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149943012/how-chicks-with-bricks-finds-female-solidarity-and-humour-in-the-uk-s-building-industry How 'Chicks with Bricks' finds female solidarity (and humour) in the UK's building industry Robert Urquhart 2016-05-04T11:06:00-04:00 >2016-05-10T23:47:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b6/b67dltom35egqmn4.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With an easy to remember name, an inclusive attitude and a pragmatic sense of duty, <a href="http://www.chickswithbricks.com/" target="_blank">Chicks with Bricks</a> has been holding networking events in London since 2005 with the aim of inspiring and connecting women in architecture and construction.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the British Pavilion's "Home Economics" Robert Urquhart 2016-05-03T02:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-17T15:29:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8p1kbhvs7ha4s0y.jpg" width="514" height="726" 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 see how they're grappling with Alejandro Aravena's theme, "Reporting from the Front". For this feature, we spoke with the curators behind the British Pavilion, "Home Economics".</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940803/tectr-tinder-for-architecture Tectr: Tinder for architecture? Julia Ingalls 2016-04-29T10:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T08:33:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wtfq5m8j190vsh6v.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you've ever blushed at the veiny ridges of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a>, or wanted to trace the outer lip of the now shuttered design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium</a>, Tectr may be for you. The 18+, NSFW experimental dating/hookup game, designed by Silverstring Media, pairs users with architectural structures, from empty foyers to ramrod straight skyscrapers.</p>