Archinect - Features 2014-12-19T12:38:12-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/81071956/aftershock-1-architectural-consumers-in-the-experience-economy AfterShock #1: Architectural Consumers in the Experience Economy Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-11T11:53:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T22:43:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cqg5h18b0vt8yq7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>AfterShock</strong> is a non-conclusive series on Archinect that grapples with the impact and responsibility of contemporary architectural design, hoping to instigate dialogues on how to make architecture more accountable.</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/29553480/safavid-surfaces-and-parametricism Safavid Surfaces and Parametricism Derek Kaplan 2011-12-02T19:09:52-05:00 >2012-09-04T07:30:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e6/e6ionoumh2gsjpcm.jpg" width="514" height="605" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The development of specialized treatments of concrete and glass, customization through digital fabrication, and parametric design tools have brought about a contemporary resurgence of surface articulation, reopening the general issue of surface composition as a &ldquo;legitimate&rdquo; aspect of design, after almost a century of (near) omission by modernism.&nbsp; A wide variety of firms, among them Zaha Hadid (Patrik Schumacher), Herzog and de Meuron, Weil Arets, Aranda\Lasch and Foreign Office Architects, have been reintroducing this aspect of design -- most notably the last, which in addition to built work, Farshid Mousavi&rsquo;s <em>The Function of Ornament</em> includes surface articulation as part of its theoretical explorations.&nbsp;</p>