Archinect - Features 2014-12-19T13:21:13-05:00 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/106956389/the-life-of-a-new-architect-elizabeth-christoforetti The Life of a New Architect: Elizabeth Christoforetti Sean Smith 2014-08-28T10:30:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T08:21:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7xo3849i5mg1g8v.jpg" width="514" height="617" 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 reality.&nbsp;In this series of articles, three 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.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/107417277/la-s-grand-central-the-gentrification-of-the-people-s-market-interview-with-director-dylan-valley "LA's Grand Central : The Gentrification of the People's Market": Interview with director Dylan Valley Anthony Carfello 2014-08-27T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-14T18:30:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xi2unxtrremndoi.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dylan Valley is a filmmaker from Cape Town who recently completed a master&rsquo;s degree at the University of Southern California. While in Los Angeles, Valley produced a short documentary film about downtown&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.grandcentralmarket.com/" target="_blank">Grand Central Market</a>, and its continuing <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jul/10/news/la-dd-another-hot-addition-to-the-grand-central-market-egg-slut-is-coming-20130710" target="_blank">transformation</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105501323/screen-print-23-rem-magazine-interviews-philippe-rahm-and-ugo-la-pietra Screen/Print #23: REM magazine interviews Philippe Rahm and Ugo La Pietra Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-21T11:02:00-04:00 >2014-08-23T13:44:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vy96xxzc8604di15.jpg" width="514" height="724" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It might be best to consider <em><a href="http://magazinerem.tumblr.com/interviews" target="_blank">REM magazine</a></em> as a performance, rather than a publication. The &ldquo;short-term&rdquo; magazine isn't solely about Koolhaas, but began publishing at the start of his Venice Biennale of Architecture in June, placing its feet firmly alongside other satellite exhibitions taking place during the Biennale. But <em>REM</em> isn&rsquo;t here to analyze &mdash; it&rsquo;s here to pit architects against one another in Koolhaas&rsquo; boxing ring.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/106655266/art-architecture-bruno-zhu-in-a-symphony-of-objects Art + Architecture: Bruno Zhu in a Symphony of Objects Nicholas Korody 2014-08-19T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T20:10:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/sh9kvg18hkxjvd48.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Bruno Zhu&rsquo;s work, contained in self-published books but also posted on social media sites like Tumblr and Instagram, captures accidental sculptures and fleeting moments as he wanders cities. Instead of vast landscapes, urban environments are portrayed through intimate encounters with objects. Zhu also investigates the lives of his images as they become dispersed across various networks, excavating nonfictional narratives centered around the ghostly protagonist of the image itself in his book,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bzbooks.org/facsimile/" target="_blank">Facsimile</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/106419198/screen-print-22-interview-with-steven-holl-for-macmag39 Screen/Print #22: Interview with Steven Holl for "MacMag39" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-14T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-08-14T17:04:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7xujahclmu3bi63.jpg" width="514" height="716" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/16607/the-glasgow-school-of-art" target="_blank">Glasgow School of Art</a>&rsquo;s architecture is a concise conversation between old and new. Recent events on campus, however, tipped the discussion in favor of the contemporary &mdash; a new building by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a> opened, and just a few weeks later, a fire ravaged the school&rsquo;s historic Mackintosh Library, directly across the street.&nbsp;This conversation between the traditional and contemporary, and the eventual transition of the contemporary into the traditional, is built into <a href="http://macmag39.com/" target="_blank"><em>MacMag</em></a>, the architecture school&rsquo;s annual publication.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103338066/the-deans-list-mark-wigley-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp The Deans List: Mark Wigley of Columbia University's GSAPP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-07T14:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T19:24:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbo95eg7lvxrdfwb.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Mark Wigley</strong>, former Dean of Columbia University's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" target="_blank">Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation</a> in New York City.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102111838/i-am-trying-to-function-a-little-bit-in-a-humble-way-as-an-ambassador-for-los-angeles-interview-with-gabriel-kahane-about-his-new-album-the-ambassador "I am trying to function a little bit, in a humble way, as an ambassador for Los Angeles": Interview with Gabriel Kahane about his new album, The Ambassador Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-20T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-06-25T21:02:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfx6b94cnrcx3jnv.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Gabriel Kahane's new album, <em><a href="http://gabrielkahane.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">The Ambassador</a></em>, builds songs from the moods of places within Los Angeles. Born in Venice Beach, raised in northern California and living in Brooklyn, Kahane has created an unlikely ambassador for Los Angeles' pathos.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101642075/this-incredible-derogatory-racialized-way-people-talk-about-the-space-director-kelly-anderson-s-cutting-room-interview-on-gentrification-and-activism-in-her-doc-my-brooklyn "This incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space": director Kelly Anderson's Cutting Room interview on gentrification and activism in her doc, "My Brooklyn" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-12T11:53:00-04:00 >2014-06-16T22:32:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4v4wec99qc4nzj57.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><a href="http://www.mybrooklynmovie.com/" target="_blank">My Brooklyn</a></em> takes a close look at the guiding forces behind Brooklyn&rsquo;s gentrification, from the highly personal perspective of documentary filmmaker (and&nbsp;self-identifying gentrifier), Kelly Anderson. Pivoting around Anderson&rsquo;s and producer Allison Lirish Dean&rsquo;s investigation of redevelopment efforts for downtown Brooklyn&rsquo;s Fulton Mall, the documentary carefully considers both the personal and historical factors behind gentrification&rsquo;s economic shifts, outlining (if not simplifying) the complexity of the gentrification debate.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100286211/cutting-room-talking-architectural-dissent-and-climate-proof-buildings-with-eugene-tssui-subject-of-kyung-lee-s-telos-documentary Cutting Room: Talking architectural dissent and climate-proof buildings with Eugene Tssui, subject of Kyung Lee's "TELOS" documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-28T10:06:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:03:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qjt5qm5exuyhznnz.jpg" width="514" height="580" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em><a href="http://www.telosmovie.com/" target="_blank">TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a slice of the architect's uphill battle against the built environment&rsquo;s status quo, documenting his crusade for what he calls &ldquo;Evolutionary Architecture&rdquo;. Maligned for his off-beat sustainable design principles as a student and struggling to build as a professional, Tssui persists as a Renaissance Man -- an artist, athlete, teacher and designer, who just doesn&rsquo;t seem made for these times.</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/100123048/screen-print-16-project-journal-s-issue-3-featuring-a-conversation-with-neil-denari Screen/Print #16: Project Journal's "Issue 3", featuring a conversation with Neil Denari Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-21T10:32:00-04:00 >2014-05-27T22:26:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2kp8repzjsng5in.jpg" width="514" height="729" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://projectjournal.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Project Journal</strong></a> is a place for critical architectural discourse, with few restrictions regarding content, but an insistence on zealous, young voices. The journal aims simply to provide a platform for new, potentially dissenting ideas in architecture, but (as the name implies) was initially inspired by discussions with practicing architects about the motivations and explanations behind individual projects. For its third issue, featured here, <strong>Project Journal </strong>is now published under the Consolidated Urbanism nonprofit, its prior two issues made possible via Kickstarter.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99264230/the-deans-list-chris-knapp-of-abedian-school-of-architecture The Deans List: Chris Knapp of Abedian School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-12T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T19:36:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/it/itges7bnwjtqzpdq.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank"><strong>Deans List</strong></a>&nbsp;is an interview series with the leaders of architecture schools, worldwide. The series profiles the school&rsquo;s programming, as defined by the head honcho &ndash; giving an invaluable perspective into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment.</p><p>For this issue, we spoke with&nbsp;<strong>Chris Knapp</strong>, Discipline Leader of Bond University's <a href="http://architecture.bond.edu.au/" target="_blank">Abedian School of Architecture</a> in Queensland, Australia.</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/66096833/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-3-s-o-paulo-rotterdam-and-beyond Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 3, São Paulo, Rotterdam and Beyond Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-30T17:09:00-05:00 >2013-03-14T12:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9kfdrdtwu9t6fdo.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Continuation of Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce's interview with George Brugmans, Executive Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR).</p> <p> <em>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" target="_blank">PART 1, Making City</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul" target="_blank">PART 2, Arnavutk&ouml;y, Istanbul</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 2, Arnavutköy, Istanbul Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-28T15:15:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T08:58:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxe7qo363vj6whfq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Continuation of Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce's interview with George Brugmans, Executive Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR).</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" target="_blank"><em>Previously: PART 1, Making City</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 1, Making City Orhan Ayyüce 2013-01-23T17:42:00-05:00 >2013-01-24T08:09:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mk6av1qgzjjnz28g.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>&ldquo;I do not believe in throwing good stuff away. Every IABR edition builds on earlier editions. We refocus, change perspective, pick up new elements; we re-use and reconfigure, and then we scramble and stir. Compared to most other Biennales, we&rsquo;re poor and small, so we have to be smart, not waste what we have, choose our battles, break rules, find shortcuts, work with good people, make friends and truly commit ourselves.&rdquo; - George Brugmans</em></p> <p> IABR, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam is the most engaged urban Biennale in the world. Supported by the Dutch Government, the city of Rotterdam, the municipalities where the IABR runs test sites and the collaborators from NGO's, this urban biennale continues to discuss, engage, make, critique and invent solutions for pressing problems regarding the present and the future of the cities in this so called urban century with rapidly growing megalopolises and populations.<br> IABR holds that when we would all be living in better-made citie...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/43132544/tadao-ando-interview-20-minutes-with-a-master Tadao Ando Interview: 20 Minutes with a Master Paul Petrunia 2012-04-23T20:10:00-04:00 >2013-11-06T23:13:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msptdh4rr4nt2pjs.jpg" width="514" height="417" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I can easily point to Tadao Ando's work as one of my earliest sources of inspiration, pulling me toward a life embedded in architecture. The powerful simplicity of his forms has always seemed to me, to represent an understanding far greater than that of the built environment alone. A few weeks ago, we had a rare opportunity to meet and talk with the master, thanks to a generous offer from <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/7374/california-state-polytechnic-university-pomona" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> and <a href="http://www.11dot1.com" target="_blank">Axel Schmitzberger</a>, during Ando's brief visit to Los Angeles to collect his <a href="http://www.csupomona.edu/~arc/images/news/ando.jpg" target="_blank">2012 Richard Neutra Award</a>. So, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1812010/orhan-ayy-ce" target="_blank">Orhan</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/200410/alexander-walter" target="_blank">Alex</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2566394/kaori-walter" target="_blank">Kaori</a> and I headed out to <a href="http://www.neutra-vdl.org" target="_blank">Neutra's VDL House</a> in Silver Lake, on a chilly afternoon in late March, for a brief, yet memorable, chat.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/31857259/building-between-dimensions-an-interview-with-sophia-vyzoviti Building Between Dimensions: An Interview with Sophia Vyzoviti Archinect 2012-02-27T20:00:00-05:00 >2013-05-15T12:23:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z15oq4m4gnvs422a.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by Woody Evans</em></p> <p> Architect Sophia Vyzoviti pushes, cuts, pleats, folds, and shreds the edges of architectural design &ndash; to startling effect. I was a librarian to architecture and engineering departments at a community college for some years, and found myself often promoting her work on folding matter to CAD-dazed sophomores; it opened eyes. Her emphasis on the techniques of handling physical models and materials is refreshing in a world when so many of the Prtizker class seem to work solely in software. I interview her here about augmented reality, touching stuff, and the aesthetics of smart textures.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/13016898/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-1 Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 1 Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:16-04:00 >2014-10-11T10:56:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2lmq0tsyz48fbfd.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by James Long/Ellicott Long</em></p> <p> Finding your first architecture or design job can be a daunting experience. It is the culmination of all those years of hard work and study and the chance to go and get some real experience in the industry. Throughout my time recruiting within the design profession I have seen a lot of graduate level CV&rsquo;s and design portfolios and I have met a lot of candidates looking to take that first step into a design firm. This article hopes to provide some useful guidance on how to maximise your chances of success in securing that initial role and draws on examples that I have myself experienced both in the UK and Asia.</p> <p> As there is quite a lot to focus on so this guide will be published in 3 parts:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Part 1 (this article):</strong> Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/O4gJh6KcpMUzA00H" target="_blank"><strong>Part 2:</strong> Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/JNd2rEjBcdnqYhAb" target="_blank"><strong>Part 3:</strong> Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/13018102/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-2 Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 2 Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:15-04:00 >2011-07-18T15:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5hhpxgrgmgtr9aty.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by James Long/Ellicott Long</em></p> <p> Continuing our Graduate Theme, we now focus on Part 2 of our article for Architecture and Design Graduates.</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/6GonX1PB92q2xVGJ" target="_blank"><strong>Part 1:</strong> Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter</a></li> <li> <strong>Part 2 (this article): </strong>Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/JNd2rEjBcdnqYhAb" target="_blank"><strong>Part 3:</strong> Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/13018104/architecture-and-design-graduates-how-to-secure-your-first-position-part-3 Architecture and Design Graduates – How to Secure Your First Position – Part 3 Archinect 2011-07-14T13:37:14-04:00 >2013-01-23T21:47:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ng/ngod97oahad7w90c.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by James Long/Ellicott Long</em></p> <p> In the final part of our Graduate Advice blog I look at how to interview successfully and then how to handle your first offer.</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/6GonX1PB92q2xVGJ" target="_blank"><strong>Part 1:</strong> Writing Your CV, Writing a Cover Letter</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/O4gJh6KcpMUzA00H" target="_blank"><strong>Part 2:</strong> Assembling a Portfolio, Applying for Positions</a></li> <li> <strong>Part 3 (this article):</strong> Interviewing Successfully, Accepting An Offer</li> </ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/2875457/5-projects-interview-5-alex-maymind 5 Projects: Interview 5 - Alex Maymind Alex Maymind 2011-04-14T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-11-12T10:09:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1o6ix75mpch8en6.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>5 (student) Projects:</strong> is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally es...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2871847/5-projects-interview-4-brian-spring 5 Projects: Interview 4 - Brian Spring Alex Maymind 2011-04-14T12:57:00-04:00 >2014-11-12T10:09:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rv/rvprgig55nonltl2.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>5 (student) Projects:</strong> is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally es...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2673501/5-projects-interview-3-matthew-persinger 5 Projects: Interview 3 - Matthew Persinger Alex Maymind 2011-04-12T19:21:00-04:00 >2014-11-12T10:10:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nr/nrl8tuw3kvsijac7.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>5 (student) Projects:</strong> is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally es...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2656611/5-projects-interview-2-adam-tomski 5 Projects: Interview 2 - Adam Tomski Alex Maymind 2011-04-12T15:57:00-04:00 >2014-11-12T10:11:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kdc0ge5y9yhnq6yp.jpg" width="514" height="183" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>5 (student) Projects:</strong> is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally es...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2148211/5-projects-interview-1-mark-talbot 5 Projects: Interview 1 - Mark Talbot Alex Maymind 2011-04-07T22:18:00-04:00 >2014-11-12T10:12:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29i3n6t6xlutce86.jpg" width="514" height="168" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>5 (student) Projects:</strong> is a group of projects completed at Yale University's School of Architecture by 5 young architects during their graduate education. Each of the 5 projects are sited in New Haven on or adjacent to Yale's campus. Each project focused on an institutional building, loosely defined by program, type and context. These commonalities became a framework for discussion that illuminated individual polemics and debate about experimentation in today's architectural landscape. Despite the initial appearance of diversity within the set, each architect sought to address a common set of ideas emerging at Yale and perhaps within the discourse of architecture at large. Primarily addressing the legacy of Postmodernism (in its various guises and forms), each sought an architecture that engaged historical memory, local context and an renewed concern for communication and legibility. Each was interested in an operable or speculative way to use history and its associated culturally es...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2137405/a-conversation-with-michael-woo A Conversation with Michael Woo Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-07T20:02:59-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adwm03e0blue59ge.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><i>By Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</i> &nbsp; <p> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Woo" target="_blank">Michael Woo</a> is the dean of California Polytechnic University, Pomona the College of Environmental Design which contains departments of&nbsp;Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, and the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. He is a familiar name in Southern California. Mr. Woo has served in Los Angeles City Council and ran for the mayor's office in 1993 as the Democratic candidate, losing by a small margin to Republican candidate and businessman Richard Riordan. A planner by education, Mr. Woo is a unique dean for a design school with the background of an established politician and, to a degree, an environmental activist. I sat down with him last December in his office and had this conversation.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/92238/upstarts-ball-nogues-studio UpStarts: Ball-Nogues Studio katyatylevich 2009-09-25T14:45:00-04:00 >2012-12-12T20:30:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/pskchal287ojhkq1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <i>I arrive at <b>Ball-Nogues Studio</b> in downtown Los Angeles ten minutes early. <b>Benjamin Ball</b> is still on the phone with a client, which I take as a green-light to snoop around the office &mdash; a spacious room decked with suspended shapes and colorful projects-in-progress. Against one wall, a small library points to the &lsquo;reference medley&rsquo; Ball and partner <b>Gaston Nogues</b> bring to their practice. Art and architecture represent in the titles, of course, but no less so than, say, Constructivist theater. I find this fitting for a young design and fabrication firm whose varied projects give way to many hyphenations: &ldquo;architecturally-integrated&rdquo;; &ldquo;digitally-hand-crafted&rdquo;; &ldquo;lightly-weighty.&rdquo;</i></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/91718/captain-concept-archinect-interviews-michael-jantzen Captain Concept - Archinect Interviews Michael Jantzen katyatylevich 2009-09-04T14:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T17:46:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/ucvrou5twvhh8n8h.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The artist and designer Michael Jantzen has added another structure to the surreal panorama made of his alternative-energy social and living spaces. This latest addition &mdash;Sun Rays Pavilion &mdash; is an oblique gathering area made of 12 precast concrete columns towering 150 feet tall. The Pavilion&rsquo;s flat roof, as it were, faces south. Glazed with photovoltaic film, the structure generates its own electricity, with some to spare &mdash; providing the local power grid with surplus energy. Large glass sections and doors keep the space ventilated.</p> <p> As it is with such projects, there are no production plans. Not yet, anyway. Nevertheless, in the fantastical landscape where many of Jantzen&rsquo;s concepts reside, Sun Rays Pavilion serves its purpose: it is a gathering space, after all, visited in no small part by bloggers and magazine readers; it further broaches exactly those questions and concerns Jantzen hoped it would. Besides, as Jantzen tells me, the fate of a realized structure may be even harde...</p>