Archinect - Features 2014-07-25T02:51:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/103884029/koolhaas-wreaks-havoc-at-a-d-museum-s-s-m-l-xla-exhibition Koolhaas wreaks havoc at A+D Museum's "S,M,L,XLA" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-14T11:02:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T19:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eho4v2hfgxo570.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the 1958 classic film "The Blob", a globular alien terrorizes a small Pennsylvanian town, ravenously absorbing everything and everyone in its path. It's formidable but silly looking at the same time, and the more it takes in the bigger and angrier it gets. Walking through the <a href="http://aplusd.org/" target="_blank">Architecture and Design Museum</a> at the opening of their <em><strong>S,M,L,XLA</strong></em> exhibition, at times it felt like The Blob had overtaken curation.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102872267/the-trouble-with-a-bird-s-eye-view-la-forum-s-exhibition-looks-at-los-angeles-from-afar The Trouble with a Bird’s Eye View: LA Forum's exhibition looks at Los Angeles from afar Nicholas Korody 2014-06-27T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-07-14T16:28:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcljl3erng7b5sh3.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No single image can contain a city, particularly one as large as Los Angeles. But through the accumulation of many, it may be possible that the irreducible complexity of a city can become slightly more legible. Pairing aerial photographs by Los Angeles-based <a href="http://www.lanebarden.com/en/" target="_blank">Lane Barden</a> with a geo-mapping project by the German-American duo <a href="http://benedikt-gross.de/log/" target="_blank">Benedikt Gro&szlig;</a> and <a href="http://jk-lee.com/" target="_blank">Joseph K. Lee</a>, the summer exhibition of the <a href="http://laforum.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design</a> presents two distinct perspectives with which to view the city.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/101728824/rem-s-venice-biennale-is-like-being-immersed-in-a-stormy-s-m-l-xl-with-a-glass-of-wine-and-hundreds-of-other-people Rem's Venice Biennale is "like being immersed in a stormy S,M,L,XL, with a glass of wine, and hundreds of other people" Terri Peters 2014-06-16T10:46:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T19:43:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ru6bcb8mio6w1kv6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Is Modernism &ldquo;history&rdquo;? How do Modern concepts, especially regarding representation, nature, technology and housing, relate to the current state of architecture? These were some overarching questions embedded in the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas. The show opened June 7th under the &ldquo;Fundamentals&rdquo; theme, and it is worth visiting for the important questions it raises about the current state of architecture and building.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture On the ground: USC Blue Tape showcases student work as barometer of California architecture Justine Testado 2014-05-23T14:28:00-04:00 >2014-06-06T15:29:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edl8pbxkx206c89g.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tucked in at the edge of USC&rsquo;s campus, along downtown Los Angeles' Exposition Boulevard, stands Southern California's first accredited architecture program, which has spent the past year celebrating its centennial class of students with a variety of school events. At the resolution of the academic year is USC School of Architecture's Blue Tape, a two-day climactic event showcasing work from throughout the year, across all disciplines and student levels.</p> 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/84135149/shock-of-the-new-beyond-the-assignment-and-architectural-photography-s-future Shock of the new: "Beyond the Assignment" and architectural photography's future Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-18T15:24:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T17:49:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yr/yr6en02n0ajdx5q1.jpg" width="514" height="757" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Smack in the middle of Hollywood, among costume shops, bars and a Scientology center, WUHO Gallery celebrated the opening of "Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design", an exhibition honoring the work of active architectural photographers from across the United States.</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/36325414/the-crit-thoughts-on-moma-s-foreclosed-rehousing-the-american-dream The CRIT: Thoughts on MoMA's Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream Guy Horton 2012-01-30T15:25:00-05:00 >2012-02-05T00:37:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k5/k5zu012jh3zl9jsq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work."</em><br> &mdash; Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846-1912)</p> <p> <em>&ldquo;yes i was wondering how i go about not lossing my house it has been in my wifes famlily for over a hundred years my wife was layed&nbsp; off the morgage company wouldnt talk to us because she was layed&nbsp; off and now we are so far behind we cant get cought&nbsp; up so now we are loosing our home is there help out there for me&rdquo;</em><br> &mdash; unedited comment from MoMA workshop blog (2011)</p> <p> <br> In<em> <a href="http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/category/foreclosed-current/" target="_blank">Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream</a>, </em>part of MoMA&rsquo;s <em>Issues in Contemporary Architecture</em> series, five architects-in-residence and their interdisciplinary teams [1] were challenged to &ldquo;engage in a rethinking of housing and related infrastructures that could catalyze urban transformation.&rdquo; The investigation also sought to &ldquo;begin a conversation,&rdquo; on the &ldquo;recent&rdquo; (though painfully on-going) foreclosure crisis by examining su...</p>