Archinect - Features 2016-06-25T10:02:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149948918/if-houses-had-airplane-modes-an-interview-with-joseph-grima-of-space-caviar If houses had airplane modes: an interview with Joseph Grima of Space Caviar Nicholas Korody 2016-06-07T08:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-11T22:03:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5h/5h2l1zv9a8cqpp39.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Should our homes have an airplane mode?&rdquo; asks the Italian architecture studio Space Caviar, in the descriptive text for their RAM House, a fully-equipped <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/90971/smart-home" target="_blank">smart home</a> that alternatively doubles as a refuge from the ubiquitous technology of 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/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Robert Urquhart 2016-04-08T05:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:10:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2t0tnayf7mlpyxph.jpg" width="514" height="772" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past January, Suzanne Ewing became the head of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/938/university-of-edinburgh" target="_blank">The University of&nbsp;Edinburgh</a>&nbsp;in Scotland. Prior to the post (which is held on a rotating system among academics at the school), she served as a Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory. I paid a visit to the school to interview her and to find out more about her role, the academic connection between architecture and landscape, and her ambitions for the school's future.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149936046/coy-howard-interviewed-by-sci-arc-students-part-3-of-3 Coy Howard, interviewed by SCI-Arc students: part 3 of 3 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-23T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-03T01:03:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/ns68tb4p7aaosktu.jpg" width="514" height="660" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last fall, students in <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" target="_blank">John Southern</a>'s &ldquo;Architectural Media and Publishing&rdquo; Cultural Studies seminar at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, democratically voted to interview <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60457453/coy-howard-and-company" target="_blank">Coy Howard</a>, together, as part of the course. Their reasoning, according to Southern, is that while Howard has long been a fixture at SCI-Arc, he still runs a low-profile, foregoing final reviews in his studio and producing a fair amount of handmade work. The following is the third and final part of the transcribed interview, slightly edited for length and clarity.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149935029/coy-howard-interviewed-by-sci-arc-students-part-2-of-3 Coy Howard, interviewed by SCI-Arc students: part 2 of 3 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-16T14:07:00-04:00 >2016-04-03T01:03:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/sutft9l1c779cb0i.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last fall, students in <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" target="_blank">John Southern</a>'s &ldquo;Architectural Media and Publishing&rdquo; Cultural Studies seminar at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, democratically voted to interview <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60457453/coy-howard-and-company" target="_blank">Coy Howard</a>, together, as part of the course. Their reasoning, according to Southern, is that while Howard has long been a fixture at SCI-Arc, he still runs a low-profile, foregoing final reviews in his studio and producing a fair amount of handmade work. The following is part two of a transcript of that interview, slightly edited for length and clarity.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149934139/coy-howard-interviewed-by-sci-arc-students-part-1-of-3 Coy Howard, interviewed by SCI-Arc students: part 1 of 3 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-14T08:31:00-04:00 >2016-04-03T01:03:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsjup474v5adip5e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last fall, students in <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" target="_blank">John Southern</a>'s &ldquo;Architectural Media and Publishing&rdquo;&nbsp;Cultural Studies seminar at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>,&nbsp;democratically voted to interview <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60457453/coy-howard-and-company" target="_blank">Coy Howard</a>, together, as part of the course. Their reasoning, according to Southern, is that while Howard has long been a fixture at SCI-Arc, he still runs a low-profile, foregoing final reviews in his studio and producing a fair amount of handmade work. The following is a transcript of that interview, slightly edited for length and clarity, presented in three parts.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner Talking with Assemble – before they won the Turner will galloway 2016-02-09T13:10:00-05:00 >2016-02-10T21:40:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fd/fdnqreariay72ixl.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>My first meeting with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/617484/assemble" target="_blank">Assemble</a> was at their studio in London, in a search to find and speak with interesting people who think that building stuff at 1:1 scale sounds pretty normal. I wanted to convince them to host a workshop at Keio University, where I teach, and I succeeded: our run in with Assemble ended with students building a very rough and very temporary Onsen (the Japanese term for bathing facilities near hot springs), and an equally rough kitchen on a construction site at our university campus.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/141844613/procedural-geometry-an-interview-with-aranda-lasch Procedural Geometry: an interview with Aranda\Lasch Nick Cecchi 2015-12-22T11:45:00-05:00 >2016-01-06T22:59:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2ugw2l6mr2ybgt29.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since founding <a href="http://archinect.com/arandalasch" target="_blank"><strong>Aranda\Lasch</strong></a> in 2003, Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch have pursued their own uncompromising vision of architectural practice. Driven by computation and a fascination bordering on obsession with process, Aranda\Lasch has turned out some of the most exceptional architectural geometry on this side of Neil Denari.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/138591091/the-in-crowd-review-of-conversations-with-architects-in-the-age-of-celebrity The In Crowd: review of "Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity" Julia Ingalls 2015-10-16T11:17:00-04:00 >2015-10-24T23:59:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bteqtxr7cm87g09u.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What can one say about the celebrity architect that hasn't already been said, especially if the status itself arguably displaces thoughtful criticism? For former corporate interior designer turned international architectural curator Vladimir Belogolovsky, architectural celebrity is in the eye of the practitioner &ndash; and to that end, he has interviewed 30 of architecture's best known professionals about their work, their motivations, and their designs for the future in <em>Conversations with Architects: In the Age of Celebrity</em>.</p> 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/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/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/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/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 A C 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>