Archinect - Features 2016-05-30T04:55:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism Snøhetta's expanded SFMOMA is 235,000 square feet of egalitarianism Julia Ingalls 2016-05-10T11:13:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T15:26:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xl789qrbqps671gb.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta&rsquo;s</a> expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art&mdash;which incorporates numerous elements of Mario Botta&rsquo;s 1988 design while simultaneously introducing a far more egalitarian vibe&mdash;seems to be a miniature of the constraints and progressive-mindedness of San Francisco itself. Multiple entrances, an emphasis on intimate scaling instead of grand gestures, and dedicated staff floors that sit blatantly atop the public galleries, invert many of the preconceptions of traditional museum design. Instead of attempting to shape the city with a bold new vision, Sn&oslash;hetta has allowed the city to shape the museum. It is the anti-Bilbao: if not in effect, then certainly in intention.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149940944/the-gimp-room-the-padded-cell-the-medical-office-inside-the-world-of-kink-com The gimp room, the padded cell, the medical office: inside the world of Kink.com Nicholas Korody 2016-04-26T10:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T15:26:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ec/ec1au9dt3fv1xfr6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;If you do your job right then no one will notice,&rdquo; it&rsquo;s been said. There may be no better exemplar of this truism than the work that goes on behind the scenes of a porn film. In the heat of an onanistic moment, the last thing you want to think about is bad design. Yet, an adult film is very much a designed object &ndash; particularly when it comes to the elaborate structural and fantasy elements involved in BDSM and kink.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113965543/invasion-a-first-hand-view-of-gentrification-in-san-francisco Invasion: A First-Hand View of Gentrification in San Francisco Paul Keskeys 2014-11-24T10:13:00-05:00 >2014-12-02T12:12:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fbvxnf9velv8mij6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A recent Bay Area transplant sees old and new duke it out over the Bay Area's shifting public-private fault line.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/86470050/the-deans-list-david-gissen-of-california-college-of-the-arts The Deans List: David Gissen of California College of the Arts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-21T13:27:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T16:02:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gy/gy649aofov9830yk.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <strong>Deans List</strong> 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 our first installment, we spoke with <strong><a href="https://www.cca.edu/academics/faculty/dgissen" target="_blank">David Gissen</a></strong>, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/44552589/525-golden-gate-seismically-and-systematically-sustainable 525 Golden Gate Seismically and Systematically Sustainable Nam Henderson 2012-04-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2012-04-21T21:18:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/erfa0z1kyq0lscg1.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>by Nam Henderson</em></p> <p> One beneficial result derived from the public's growing familiarity with the phrase &ldquo;<em>green design</em>&rdquo; is a renewed examination of what defines green or sustainable design. Within the field of architectural design and construction, this prominence has inevitably prompted a conversation on the nature of sustainable architecture. The proliferation of superficially and systemically &ldquo;green&rdquo; buildings during the past decade has also spurred this dialogue. Specifically, I am referring to a range of normative practices including the use of green roofs, green walls, wind turbines, various integrated energy and graywater systems or solar panels, as well as industry standards like LEED, SITES, or BREEAM.</p>