Archinect - Features 2014-11-27T01:58:25-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design Jimenez Lai: Storyteller by Design Julia Ingalls 2014-11-17T12:39:00-05:00 >2014-11-22T00:32:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s0jzbn6oy2eognyf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many, "experimental" is the kindly euphemism for "unrealized crap." In conceptual fields like architecture, it's easy to call up dozens of flashy-looking, ultimately failed experiments disguised as ideas. This is why <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> is arguably one of the most remarkable people currently working in architecture. His ideas are experimental, but they're also realized; in other words, he's pioneering farsighted concepts that have a direct application to reality, but don't bore you to tears with footnotes and clich&eacute;d allusions to Italo Calvino.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/33451419/showcase-white-elephant-privately-soft ShowCase: White Elephant (Privately Soft) Archinect 2012-01-05T14:06:00-05:00 >2013-10-09T11:01:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7ht817itfvw5ql6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>ShowCase</strong> is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p> <p> <em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>. </em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102283/showcase-briefcase-house ShowCase: Briefcase House Archinect 2010-11-04T17:48:40-04:00 >2012-07-11T13:12:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilaesqdnnrxbtxhg.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>ShowCase</strong> is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p> <p> <em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/33421/student-works-jimenez-lai Student Works: Jimenez Lai Mason White 2006-02-13T22:00:00-05:00 >2014-11-18T13:14:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xf9mnatp5hun2ey7.jpg" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Architectural representation has always maintained a need to confront not only the story of its making, but also the story of its operation. It is one thing to represent how architecture is to be built and quite another to represent how it is to be used. Often this representation is relegated to perspective, or a series of perspectives. This remains the static image of the product yet to become, typically serving as, what is appropriately called, the money shot . It is a perfect moment, complete with the right people wearing the right styles, walking in the right direction, with the sun at the right angle, and the right material tone and textures. It is the unborn project's idealized self. However, what if part of the design act were also to know what those people were thinking, where they were before they entered into that rendering, and how the project came about?</p>