Archinect - Features 2014-08-22T23:42:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/87160008/review-glen-small-father-of-green-architecture Review: Glen Small, Father of Green Architecture eric chavkin 2013-11-25T17:33:00-05:00 >2013-11-30T00:43:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sy/syp6v9ew5a0jaizm.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It is always good to see old friends, past mentors and new students at an exhibit honoring someone you love and admire. The work of Glen Small, the 'hesitant' father of Green Architecture is on display until the end of November.</p> <p> The organizer and curator of the exhibit, <a href="http://assemblyof.com" target="_blank">Assembly</a> and Archinect's own <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>, has put together a smart, focused, visual overview that also includes several lectures, workshops, a book and a screening of the documentary film <em>MY FATHER THE GENIUS</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/84447208/air-rights-an-exhibit-by-drone-research-lab Air Rights: an exhibit by Drone Research Lab Michael Abrahamson 2013-10-18T15:17:00-04:00 >2014-03-17T11:39:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w2b2blz9w4yl91xd.jpg" width="514" height="616" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The printed <a href="https://www.dropbox.com/s/upnqdqqai4ndcfu/AIR_RIGHTS_DIGITAL_PROGRAM.pdf" target="_blank">catalog</a> for &ldquo;<em>Air Rights</em>&rdquo; &ndash; an exhibition by the <a href="http://droneresearchlab.com/" target="_blank">Drone Research Lab</a> (DRL) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning &ndash; begins with a <em>Bartlett</em>'s-worthy quote from R. Buckminster Fuller: &ldquo;You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.&rdquo; It is often observed, on the contrary, that unmanned aerial vehicles, unlike the billion-dollar state-of-the-art fighter jets they are replacing in some military applications, are a cobbling together of existing technologies. None of their components (aside from advanced optical sensing) is inaccessible to everyday consumers, and the mechanics would likely be familiar to Fuller himself.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit 7 Lessons from the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-07T10:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T16:33:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l3/l3neq8xemjrpbvoz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Just over a year ago, the <em>Architectural Review</em> published &ldquo;Alternative Routes for Architecture&rdquo;, calling for a drastic reinterpretation of architectural education in the face of rigid institutions and extreme financial strains. Certainly this demand is older than a year -- as we allow technology to knit information more thickly into our cultural fabric, we question the nature of education at large as having a physical place and hierarchy, through systems such as MOOCs or mobile workspaces. Add prohibitively high costs, followed by debt and depressing unemployment rates, and the architect is getting fit to reconstitute itself as newly relevant and multi-faceted professional.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/79627034/architecture-photography-in-the-21st-century-interview-with-bilyana-dimitrova Architecture Photography in the 21st Century: Interview with Bilyana Dimitrova Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-03T19:02:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T21:42:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ia/ia04obgs8b4afi9x.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> There&rsquo;s no denying that architectural discourse has drastically expanded with the ease of image-sharing technology. Without even being in the same country as a building, anyone feels entitled to form an opinion of that structure based on photographs that are perpetuated over the internet, to the point where they almost become a stand-in for the actual structure. But the images that reach this singularity are rare, and may only achieve this state through carefully orchestrated harmony with their building-subjects.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles The Science Fiction of "Never Built: Los Angeles" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-01T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T12:58:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cuodwmouqmwywbo.jpg" width="514" height="242" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> What can we learn from the aborted potential icons of Los Angeles? Whether underfunded, over-dramatic or anachronistic, the structures on display in "<em>Never Built: Los Angeles</em>" at the Architecture and Design Museum in L.A., never saw the light of day. But because they were the twinkle in the eye of a few established names in post-war American architecture, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra and John Lautner, these imaginings are vetted with their creators' robust reputations for modern, revolutionary forms. Seen with a 21st century perspective, jaded by the likes of Frank Gehry or Bjarke Ingels, it's actually pretty easy to imagine these never-built structures existing -- at least in terms of form, anyway.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/74170538/art-basel-comes-to-hong-kong Art Basel comes to Hong Kong Evan Chakroff 2013-05-30T15:20:00-04:00 >2013-06-12T00:16:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmvtzw8850p7dw1y.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> During the yearly art fair in Basel, Switzerland, the city is activated and reconfigured, and art is brought to the forefront of civic discourse. What, if any, impact could the fair have on daily life in a city of 7 million? How would this art world mega-event translate to the Hong Kong context?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/44893160/smartgeometry-2012-in-troy-new-york SmartGeometry 2012 in Troy, New York Terri Peters 2012-04-15T18:27:00-04:00 >2012-10-17T17:29:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpfdchmvlkko72um.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Text and photos by Terri Peters </em></p> <p> <a href="http://www.smartgeometry.org" target="_blank">SmartGeometry</a> is an international community of academics and professionals who hold annual workshops and conference days at academic institutions around the world. Now in its ninth year, this year&acute;s theme was Material Intensities and both the four-day workshop and conference day was held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute&rsquo;s <a href="http://empac.rpi.edu" target="_blank">Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center</a> in Troy, New York. Sponsored by software company Bentley, the next event will be held in London in 2013. Previous Archinect features reported on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88029/reviewed-smartgeometry-2009" target="_blank">SmartGeometry 2009 in San Francisco</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/2112195/smartgeometry-2011-copenhagen-denmark" target="_blank">SmartGeometry 2011 in Copenhagen</a>.</p>