Archinect - Features 2017-04-28T04:31:55-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/150003441/mid-century-surprises-sam-lubell-s-10-favorite-finds-from-his-new-book-mid-century-modern-architecture-travel-guide Mid-Century Surprises: Sam Lubell's 10 Favorite Finds From His New Book "Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide" Sam Lubell 2017-04-20T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T17:26:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oo/ooyeibk8mxt8ve8j.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The West Coast has one of the greatest legacies of mid-century modern architecture in the world. Everybody knows its legendary icons, like <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936567/eye-candy-enjoy-these-freshly-digitized-gorgeous-contemporary-photos-of-southern-california-s-finest-midcentury-modern-architecture" target="_blank">Pierre Koenig</a>&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127650629/growing-up-in-case-study-house-22-the-stahl-house" target="_blank">Case Study 22</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/39389/eames" target="_blank">Eames House</a>, and the timber homes of Sea Ranch. But there are so many surprises hiding in plain sight, showcasing the exceptional talent and variety within the modernist movement, and taking you to places you&rsquo;d never go. Here are a few of the best.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149996311/and-the-winner-of-the-hollywood-competition-is-ethos-over-categorizable-style And the Winner of the Hollywood Competition is...Ethos over Categorizable Style Julia Ingalls 2017-03-11T10:57:00-05:00 >2017-03-14T13:15:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f9/f9hhydtfdaq63rud.jpg" width="650" height="602" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With juried first, second and third place winners, as well as an owner's choice winner, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149988792/establishing-shot-will-the-hollywood-competition-redefine-single-family-housing" target="_blank">the Hollywood Competition</a> has selected four different visions of a potential "house of the future" sited just beneath the Hollywood sign. Here's a closer look at each of the winning projects, and what those designs could portend for the next iteration of residential design.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149988794/the-environment-we-design-designs-us-back-a-conversation-with-eran-chen-of-oda "The environment we design, designs us back:" A Conversation with Eran Chen of ODA Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T12:53:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T12:53:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/64cervgox3jcvbd1.jpg" width="650" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Founded in 2007 by Eran Chen, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/105017616/oda-architecture" target="_blank">ODA</a>&rsquo;s distinctive residential projects seem to ripple and blossom in the urban realm. From housing to libraries to mixed-use structures, ODA&rsquo;s design philosophy is both socially inclusive and visually compelling. I spoke to Eran Chen about his ideal city, the challenges behind designing &ldquo;permeable buildings,&rdquo; and what he learned from his dealings with Donald Trump.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149956313/deciding-how-to-bill-clients-is-complicated-what-are-the-basic-fee-structures-behind-residential-projects Deciding how to bill clients is complicated. What are the basic fee structures behind residential projects? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T10:03:00-04:00 >2016-07-19T11:54:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/birz7w52h6zle160.jpg" width="650" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the same way that no two designers have the exact same aesthetic sensibility, architectural billing is tailored to the demands of a specific project. Nonetheless, certain industry-wide guidelines do apply. Here, Archinect breaks down common architectural fee structures in the U.S. as they relate to residential construction projects.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149938601/architectural-panel-tape-proves-its-strength-with-spf-architects-double-stick-project Architectural panel tape proves its strength with SPF:architects' Double Stick project Alexis Petrunia 2016-04-09T10:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tg/tge31qrgfxs1lgrm.jpg" width="650" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The &ldquo;Double Stick&rdquo; residence comes by its name honestly. With an impressive anodized aluminum fa&ccedil;ade held in place by a high performance, two-sided architectural panel tape, this 5,000-square-foot single-family dwelling designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>&nbsp;is a stellar expression of modern design and engineering.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos Finding "Shelter" in Los Angeles' housing chaos Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-08T12:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-20T23:16:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lh/lh64v0nbby5upwrw.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With all the media attention on California&rsquo;s drought, the &ldquo;atoning L.A.&rdquo; narrative has gotten pretty common. The city&rsquo;s gluttonous lawns, sprawling infrastructures and indulgent residents &ndash; in short, its sinful stereotypes &ndash; have become untenable as the drought, a housing crisis and pressing sustainability measures come knocking at the city&rsquo;s door.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117673239/showcase-a-house-by-wiel-arets-architects Showcase: A’ House by Wiel Arets Architects Alexander Walter 2015-01-05T22:58:00-05:00 >2015-04-20T02:07:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/ntm5o40221x17n08.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wedged between the narrow alleys and razor-sharp property lines of Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood, A' House fits in its dense context like a shiny puzzle piece. Bold yet familiar, expansive yet compact, transparent yet opaque, open to dialogue yet impenetrable like an oyster shell.</p><p>Designed by&nbsp;Wiel Arets Architects, the building's innovative system of immense sliding windows responds to varying desires for privacy, air flow, light intake and participation in the neighborhood's social life.</p><p>Turns out, where Dutch and Japanese practicality intersect, one might discover <em>concrete </em>poetry<strong>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/113038199/showcase-slate-house-by-affleck-de-la-riva-architects Showcase: Slate House by Affleck de la Riva architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-06T20:27:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T18:29:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zk/zkh0wytdujs02o3j.jpg" width="650" height="430" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Suburbia doesn't have to be faceless. Slate House, a proud black sheep in a family of tract houses, manages a demurely chic presence amid the former farmlands of Laval, Montreal's largest suburb.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/105482832/show-case-schapenboeten-holiday-home-by-benthem-crouwel-architects Show Case: ‘Schapenboeten’ Holiday Home by Benthem Crouwel Architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-31T19:03:00-04:00 >2017-02-24T18:29:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iz/izksux4vbx4tsku0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Slightly quirky, modest and covered in fishnets, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/64208796/benthem-crouwel-architects" 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> http://archinect.com/features/article/105321273/showcase-concrete-house-by-studio-gil ShowCase: Concrete House by Studio Gil Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-29T14:22:00-04:00 >2017-02-24T18:30:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y6/y6t5uucm7h2wnejn.jpg" width="650" height="722" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51925022/studio-gil" target="_blank">Studio Gil</a>&rsquo;s extension of a Victorian terraced house in East London works from the inside out. Situated in a conservation area in the Mile End neighborhood, "Concrete House" maintains its exterior cladding while opening up its interior to the outside, knitting together remodeled inner spaces and exterior views.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/90699107/showcase-10-hanover-st-by-squire-and-partners ShowCase: 10 Hanover St by Squire and Partners Archinect 2014-01-08T20:17:00-05:00 >2014-01-25T01:33:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t1/t10jyrmf9fnb4pvy.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a> 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/67376096/showcase-253-pacific-street-by-james-cleary-architecture ShowCase: 253 Pacific Street by James Cleary Architecture Archinect 2013-02-11T14:20:00-05:00 >2013-03-17T16:02:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pi/pitlwgzb5rgqbw0u.jpg" width="650" height="1043" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" target="_blank">ShowCase</a></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/61800615/showcase-house-in-moreira-by-phyd-arquitectura ShowCase: House in Moreira by Phyd Arquitectura Archinect 2012-11-20T20:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T18:34:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/88/88senh0plutw7jvj.jpg" width="650" height="607" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a> 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/61313613/showcase-house-yagiyama-by-kazuya-saito-architects ShowCase: House Yagiyama by Kazuya Saito Architects Archinect 2012-11-13T13:20:00-05:00 >2017-04-02T14:48:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n0/n0l2bcawern6tcs4.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a> 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/33926030/showcase-shou-sugi-ban-maarn ShowCase: Shou Sugi Ban Maarn Archinect 2012-01-09T16:30:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T17:31:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gj/gjxniqwk2o5farwp.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>. </em></p>