Archinect - Features 2016-02-08T12:19:25-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/146812853/the-architect-s-guide-to-doing-taxes The architect's guide to doing taxes Julia Ingalls 2016-02-04T20:35:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:33:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2d2dftya1tv9jpth.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you own your own firm, are working for someone else, or are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142529093/stepping-out-the-personal-preface-to-starting-your-own-practice-on-archinect-sessions-44" target="_blank">just getting started</a>, you'll inevitably have to deal with one thing: taxes. Now that we're well into 2016, here is some architecturally-specific tax advice, courtesy of Karen Timmermans, CPA, a partner in the accounting firm Gray, Gray &amp; Gray (which, fittingly, specializes in the needs of its architectural clients).</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/146303682/a-tunnel-worth-travelling-constructing-amsterdam-central-station-s-cuyperspassage-that-s-a-true-dutch-spectacle A tunnel worth travelling: constructing Amsterdam Central Station’s Cuyperspassage that’s a “true Dutch spectacle” Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-03T12:07:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:32:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0krb28w69pe8zi7u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A long-awaited tunnel that directs "slow-moving traffic" has recently been completed at the Amsterdam Central Station. Meant to provide an efficient pathway for pedestrians and cyclists, the Cuyperspassage guides commuters from the old historic section of the city to "New Amsterdam". <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64208796/benthem-crouwel-architects" target="_blank">Benthem Crouwel Architects</a> have collaborated with <a href="http://www.irmaboom.nl/" target="_blank">Irma Boom Office</a> and ceramic company <a href="http://archinect.com/Tichelaar" target="_blank">Royal Tichelaar Makkum</a> to create a unique passageway that reflects what the architecture firm calls &ldquo;a true Dutch spectacle.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/146210511/modular-benches-provide-maximum-functionality-and-versatility-for-lake-jasper-house Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-02T13:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:25:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p3/p3149abcvtu9wy0a.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Lake Jasper House, designed by <a href="http://www.architecturama.ca/" target="_blank">Architecturama</a>, stands in the midst of a forested haven in Chertsey, Canada. The Quebec-based architecture firm has thoughtfully combined a minimalist aesthetic with maximum functionality, optimizing the use of the house&rsquo;s interior space. In keeping with their manifesto, Architecturama has approached their design with the intention &ldquo;to have a present, living and enthusiastic architecture that engages the senses,&rdquo; in addition to reducing an environmental footprint in any way conceivable.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc To each their own home: A peek into the “HOME(less)” exhibition at USC Justine Testado 2016-01-19T09:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-25T15:27:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1wo94qeljj0acvkt.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many of those who regularly navigate the streets of Los Angeles, seeing at least one homeless person is not only common, it&rsquo;s expected. So normal is the sight of&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/5497/homeless" target="_blank">homelessness</a>&nbsp;in the city that residents can easily become desensitized to it, making them less likely to question it, and at its worst, making the homeless population effectively invisible. Local designers and Colorblock partners Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa wanted to address this in their co-curated photo exhibition, &ldquo;HOME(less)&rdquo;, currently on display at the&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>. The photos raise awareness of L.A.&rsquo;s glaring homelessness crisis, while simultaneously highlighting the impactful relationship between people and their personal spaces in the urban environment.</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/514x/rg/rg7pwns6cssvoz9s.jpg" width="514" height="391" 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/143690626/playing-to-the-house-architecture-s-unconventional-performance-in-film-and-theatre Playing to the House: architecture's unconventional performance in film and theatre Robert Urquhart 2015-12-23T02:59:00-05:00 >2015-12-26T16:42:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxtx4hkevfbuprhx.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>During the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" target="_blank">2015 London Design Festival</a>, Groves Natcheva Architects exhibited a short film they'd made, entitled <em>Black Ice</em>. Written by Adriana Natcheva's brother and shot entirely in his house &ndash; which the architects had designed, and located across the balcony from where Groves Natcheva is based &ndash; the film is a powerful study in dark, brooding suspense. Indeed, so much was made of the &ldquo;psychotic&rdquo; plot of <em>Black Ice</em> by certain elements of the design press, that perhaps the real essence of the film was missed.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/143145697/london-s-bleak-housing London's Bleak Housing Robert Urquhart 2015-12-18T05:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-24T18:22:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bn24v1zn0v6juiln.jpg" width="514" height="411" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The housing crisis in London has rumbled on for decades, its supply never quite catching up with the demands of its own population growth. Council stock has been sold off without being replaced, creating an un-developable green belt around it &ndash; a victim, in part, to its success as a hip, modern, international financial centre, and purveyor of &ldquo;Olde Worlde&rdquo; charm.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum Urban blight: a review of the Petersen Automotive Museum Julia Ingalls 2015-12-17T11:45:00-05:00 >2015-12-26T17:27:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9q15aijgduzwsjhe.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>That the Petersen Automotive Museum is an architectural critical atrocity is not news; that the public will interpret it as being representative of Los Angeles&rsquo; architecture and urbanity is.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/142362067/matters-of-scale-mass-an-interview-with-jim-durham-of-quarra-stone Matters of Scale: Mass – an interview with Jim Durham of Quarra Stone Aaron Willette 2015-12-11T20:58:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T13:38:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxq8d9yqbor7123e.jpg" width="514" height="773" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Quarra Stone is a great example of the type of practices I&rsquo;ll be talking to as part of the <strong>Matters of Scale</strong> series on Archinect. They&rsquo;re specialty fabricators that are recognized experts in their field, employing many of the tools and technologies being discussed in academia to craft large-scale projects for some of the top architectural practices in the world. And when I say large-scale, I mean it &ndash; the projects that they&rsquo;re involved with are massive and require much more than just milling plywood panels with a CNC router. But because they&rsquo;re often thought of as just fabricators they&rsquo;ve remained largely unknown to the larger architectural community.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education Robert Urquhart 2015-12-05T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T01:09:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pgwc7dq94bpopgkn.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Taking stock of emergent technologies at The Bartlett and the Architectural Association in London &ndash; two of the most innovative and genre-pushing architectural education institutions worldwide &ndash; it&rsquo;s difficult to not be in awe of the possibilities. Michael Weinstock, Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design at the AA, describes the current state of just what &ldquo;emerging&rdquo; means: "I think we are at a kind of break point where we are just starting to get free of the imitation of previous ways of doing things. We've already got the efficiency, fewer people, fewer materials &ndash; that's the first goal, that's established. But let's remember that emerging technology is the outcome of an evolutionary process."</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform Ways of Seeing in the Anthropocene: Review of "The Geological Imagination" and "The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform" Nicholas Korody 2015-12-03T16:51:00-05:00 >2016-01-08T17:35:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rw9hmuaoo2aqh4j3.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jim Inhofe, the senior Senator from Oklahoma, resumed chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works in early 2015, following an eight year hiatus. Shortly after, he stood on the Senate floor holding a snowball sealed in a plastic bag. "In case we have forgotten, because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record,&rdquo; Inhofe <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/climate-skeptic-senator-burned-after-snowball-stunt/" target="_blank">began</a>, taking the snowball out of the bag and chucking it across the room. &ldquo;You know what this is?&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival In tempestuous London, design leads the evolution: Archinect's report from the front lines of the London Design Festival Robert Urquhart 2015-11-03T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-23T13:07:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8j/8jlmkkvd6m1t95h8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>London may currently be undergoing a regenerative process akin to heavyweight cosmetic surgery, but under its shiny new surface remains a cranky old soul. The surgery is not without complications: the lack of affordable housing makes mainstream news on a regular basis. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130714691/london-is-eating-itself" target="_blank">Gentrification</a>, displacement of communities and encroaching globalization where one size fits all, has brought about an identity crisis to this brisk and confident city.&nbsp;But despite this crisis, the creative industries that form the largely unwitting infantry for property developers march on. <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/the_london_design_festival_2015/" target="_blank">The London Design Festival</a> is at the vanguard of this march.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/139110718/screen-print-37-s-m-l-xl-from-the-journal-of-architectural-education Screen/Print #37: "S,M,L,XL" from the Journal of Architectural Education Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-20T14:04:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T17:32:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oa/oaayiq09oat2xoj5.jpg" width="514" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Approaching 70 years in publication, the <em><a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/" target="_blank">Journal of Architectural Education</a></em> is a foundational resource in the profession. As the peer-reviewed, biannual academic journal from the <a href="http://www.acsa-arch.org/" target="_blank">Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture</a>, JAE seeks to provide a platform for discussion of issues relevant to architecture education and academia, while also gathering up the profession&rsquo;s diverse discursive threads in connection to architecture scholarship. Published to coincide annually with ACSA&rsquo;s national and regional conferences, our <strong><em>Screen/Print</em></strong> feature focuses on the October 2015 issue, volume 69: "<a href="http://www.jaeonline.org/issues/smlxl#/page1/" target="_blank">S,M,L,XL</a>"<em>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/137361206/site-context-cupertino-s-rate-of-change Site/Context: Cupertino's rate of change Gary Garvin 2015-10-14T11:34:00-04:00 >2015-10-25T13:30:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4cfkqp9yufbq93mp.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/features/article/137512201/an-interview-with-bogot-based-giancarlo-mazzanti An interview with Bogotá-based Giancarlo Mazzanti Laura Amaya 2015-09-30T12:18:00-04:00 >2015-10-18T05:00:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jc/jchtso6cvowfvnh1.jpg" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Giancarlo Mazzanti</strong>&nbsp;is the Colombian architect behind such transformational works as the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/61069/medellin-s-redemption-through-architecture" target="_blank">Espa&ntilde;a Library in Medell&iacute;n</a>&nbsp;and El Porvenir Kindergarten in Bogot&aacute;. Founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti, he has developed an innovative aesthetic based on high quality design as a catalyst for social change.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/135648933/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers-part-ii The Architecture Job Application Hints & Suggestions from Employers: Part II Julia Ingalls 2015-09-04T11:14:00-04:00 >2015-09-20T23:14:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0m/0mqp70zti5b3ulf8.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What is the best way to apply for an <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">architecture job</a>? We <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/62511/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers" target="_blank">once again</a> asked <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a> on Archinect to tell us what they look for in <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">job candidates</a>, including portfolio tips, desired software skills, and the best way to impress during an in-person interview.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what&nbsp;we asked employers:</strong></p><ol><li>How important is it for applicants to grasp/articulate the underlying philosophy of the firm in their cover letter/application materials?</li><li>What software skills do you wish applicants to have?</li><li>How much work should an applicant include in their portfolio? Should that work be tailored to the specific types of projects the firm undertakes, or is it important to see a broad range of what the applicant can do?</li><li>How should an applicant prepare for the in-person interview process?</li><li>How important are references?</li><li>How important is your website, and the applicant's knowledge of your website, to the interview process?</li><li>What are the most common mistakes potential employees make on their applications?</li><li>Can you offer any other ...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well Screen/Print #36: Harvard Design Magazine's "Well, Well, Well" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-14T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ak/ak0z90npffhbh2s8.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Well, Well, Well&rdquo;, the fortieth issue from the <em>Harvard&nbsp;Design Magazine,</em>&nbsp;explores the&nbsp;tricky business of designing for health, and provokes considerations on the flip-side of neglecting to do so.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/132432116/screen-print-35-penndesign-s-la Screen/Print #35: PennDesign's "LA+" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-23T17:58:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T19:38:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v58ra5e2e98y2z9t.jpg" width="514" height="585" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It all comes back to the land. <em><strong><a href="http://laplusjournal.com/" target="_blank">LA+</a></strong></em>, the new publication produced by the Landscape Architecture Department at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania&rsquo;s School of Design</a>, places landscape architecture at the origin point of a diverse panoply of disciplines. Put out twice annually, <em>LA+</em>&#8203; features precisely curated content from an array of professions that all come to focus on the landscape.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/130410487/upstarts-design-bitches Upstarts: Design, Bitches Julia Ingalls 2015-07-22T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-09-21T03:37:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir846wa6t0dlmpfi.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 >2015-09-20T22:58:47-04:00 <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/130486011/screen-print-34-ktisma-s-lick-your-buildings Screen/Print #34: KTISMA's "Lick Your Buildings" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-30T09:48:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T22:40:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r3ysq97n5a2anfx6.jpg" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Student-run, annual, peer-reviewed journal <a href="http://cargocollective.com/ktismajournal" target="_blank"><strong>KTISMA</strong></a>, from the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/200284/university-of-oregon" target="_blank">University of Oregon&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>, does not appear to have any specific agenda. Instead, it aims to poke and prod a diverse community of professional peers into writing on whichever facet of environmental discourse they can imagine &ndash; any amalgamation of architecture, design, art, and their respective rhetorics is fair game.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126838476/what-s-the-hottest-new-job-in-architecture What's the hottest new job in architecture? Julia Ingalls 2015-06-25T13:27:00-04:00 >2015-07-03T17:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xr/xr4v9cmuah6542iw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architecture: it&rsquo;s not just glue gun burns and x-refs anymore. In an industry known for playing canary in the employment coalmine, architecture is once again experiencing a hiring boom. Additionally, thanks to changes in technology, both in design software and in the more general way people communicate online, several fields have either newly appeared or considerably expanded in architecturally-related work.&nbsp;In this series, we&rsquo;ll be spotlighting specific new careers within architecture, including a basic description, the ideal background you should have for this position, any particular software/tools you should master, and the most likely regions where you can find this type of work based on <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">Archinect's&nbsp;job board</a>.</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 >2015-09-23T02:27:54-04:00 <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/129351879/what-makes-an-artless-museum What makes an artless museum? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-08-31T15:30:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srg53uh3sndxttmw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural criticism that begins with &ldquo;it looks like [insert Platonic object here]&rdquo; is suspect at best, but the temptation to gamble with semiotic stickiness is too great: if I see a contraceptive sponge when I look at the new Broad Museum, I want to say that.</p> 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 >2015-07-01T10:41:43-04:00 <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/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher Op-Ed: Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More, by Patrik Schumacher Patrik Schumacher 2015-06-08T15:21:00-04:00 >2015-08-23T09:52:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ue/uej9b05pdvmsgy6c.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In mid-April I had posted a note entitled "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/patrik.schumacher.10/posts/10205380818112860" target="_blank">In Defense of Stars and Icons</a>" on my Facebook page. This was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124976094/patrik-schumacher-takes-to-facebook-in-defense-of-stars-and-icons" target="_blank">picked up and extensively commented on, here on Archinect</a>. I am thrilled about the lively debate that followed (in which I had participated as &lsquo;parametricist&rsquo;) and I am happy to get the opportunity to come back to this debate once more in this op-ed.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/128649077/screen-print-33-the-alternative-history-of-edith-farnsworth-and-her-architect-from-mit-s-thresholds Screen/Print #33: the alternative history of Edith Farnsworth and her architect, from MIT's "Thresholds" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-06T12:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-14T19:59:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sc/sczajtyq347jbw1b.jpg" width="514" height="746" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" target="_blank">MIT</a>&rsquo;s Department of Architecture is the oldest in the US, and its journal is comparably formidable. Known as <a href="http://thresholdsjournal.com/" target="_blank"><em>Thresholds</em></a>, the peer-reviewed publication is issued annually, and not uncommonly features work by established leaders in architectural thought, associated with the school or not. It doesn&rsquo;t strive towards a single theoretical or conceptual framework as a whole, but unpacks a particular idea with each issue &ndash; featured here is &ldquo;<a href="http://thresholdsjournal.com/43-Scandalous" target="_blank">Scandalous</a>&rdquo;.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126947697/screen-print-32-naam-s-on-the-edge-of-architecture Screen/Print #32: NAAM's "On the Edge of Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-13T09:16:00-04:00 >2015-05-30T03:39:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56a9i7s15huardha.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In our scope of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><strong><em>Screen/Print</em>s</strong></a>, architectural writing runs the gamut from object-oriented and project-specific analysis, to the fantasy realm of future conjectures and other worlds. The pieces can&rsquo;t be generalized by topic or style, only by approach &ndash; taking on any genre with architecture as the protagonist. Our featured issue of <strong><em>NAAM</em></strong>, &ldquo;<a href="http://issuu.com/naam-online/docs/naam_2" target="_blank">On the Edge of Architecture</a>&rdquo;,<strong> </strong>embodies that spirit wholeheartedly.</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 >2015-09-29T21:14:35-04:00 <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/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone Nicholas Korody 2015-05-07T12:08:00-04:00 >2015-05-12T20:43:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/32/327oa8wvjgy7xjtu.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This is the third installment of the recurring feature&nbsp;<em>Architecture of the Anthropocene,&nbsp;</em>which explores the implications of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" target="_blank">Anthropocene thesis</a>&nbsp;for architecture. The <a href="http://public.oed.com/the-oed-today/recent-updates-to-the-oed/june-2014-update/new-words-notes-june-2014/" target="_blank">Anthropocene</a> is a contested name for "the era of geological time during which human activity is considered to be the dominant influence on the environment, climate, and ecology of the earth."</p><p>Prior installments can be found <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/506696/anthropocene" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>