Archinect - Features 2016-10-24T18:11:46-04:00 Playtime! 7 bold and whimsical playgrounds from around the world Julia Ingalls 2016-08-12T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:20:20-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The act of play rests heavily on the ability to indulge in the imagination. While a certain degree of functionality is required for elements like swings, slides, and climbing walls, the key to any great playground design is that it be inspiring: and oddly enough, it doesn&rsquo;t always have to be strictly for children. Game-playing takes multiple forms, from the stream of consciousness rules of a child's adventure to the psychologically penetrating/illuminating construct of an artist. These examples of architectural spaces for play from around the world openly embrace the esoteric and playful.</p> Touring some of the world's most attractive public housing projects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-09T09:24:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:46:35-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Can affordable public housing be beautiful? It&rsquo;s a question that for years was answered with indifference.</p> It's the Culture, Stupid: curatorial statement for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, from executive director George Brugmans Orhan Ayyüce 2016-07-09T09:38:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T00:56:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It all started January 2010 when I first <a href="" target="_blank">interviewed the director of International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam George Brugmans</a> for Archinect. Since then, our relationship developed and I closely followed his work at IABR which I find arguably the most serious biennale concerning urbanism and city-making at the highest level of reality and usefulness.</p> Making space (and a business), one thread at a time will galloway 2016-01-12T18:39:00-05:00 >2016-01-30T02:55:48-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>I met with <a href="" target="_blank">Samira Boon</a> earlier this year at her studio in Amsterdam, while on a trip around Europe and Asia to talk with people who are carrying the profession of architecture in new directions. I admit this is a bit of a red herring, because practice is always changing, but we are now witnessing a period where outliers are becoming a bit mainstream, even rewarded for their efforts. Which makes it absolutely the best time to talk with them.</p> Show Case: ‘Schapenboeten’ Holiday Home by Benthem Crouwel Architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-31T19:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T18:56:19-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Slightly quirky, modest and covered in fishnets, <a href="" target="_blank">Benthem Crouwel Architect</a>&rsquo;s holiday house turns a piece of Dutch vernacular into a sleek but cozy nest. Modeled after the local &lsquo;schapenboeten&rsquo; sheds for storing hay and tools in a windy climate, the home is now part of the landscape on Texel island, a popular tourist destination in the Wandsee known for its fishing and unique sheep breed.</p> Screen/Print #11: OASE's "Building Atmosphere" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-28T13:24:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T18:28:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="721" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em><a href="" target="_blank">OASE</a></em> runs on the steam of academic discourse. The peer-reviewed architecture journal is based in the Netherlands, but keeps a high standard of international contributions, most of whom have a foot in both camps of design practice and academia.&nbsp;The journal is published twice a year, our <em>Screen/Print</em> featuring the second issue of 2013, <em>OASE</em> #91: "Building Atmosphere".</p> In Focus: Ossip van Duivenbode Archinect 2012-01-18T19:42:00-05:00 >2012-01-23T19:57:49-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>In Focus</em> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to Dutch photographer <a href="" target="_blank">Ossip van Duivenbode</a>.</p> ShowCase: Shou Sugi Ban Maarn Archinect 2012-01-09T16:30:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T17:31:20-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" 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="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>. </em></p>