Archinect - Features 2014-11-22T22:44:49-05:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/107492865/water-wars-the-islamic-state-and-the-mosul-dam Water Wars: the Islamic State and the Mosul Dam Nicholas Korody 2014-08-28T14:48:00-04:00 >2014-09-02T14:10:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m9/m9pj1zd5rfr3ih37.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Water has become a central focus for both the Islamic State and its combatants in the current struggle being waged over the large geographic area of northern Iraq and southern Syria.&nbsp;Previously overshadowed by the conflicts in Gaza and Crimea, the rapid emergence and expansion of the Islamic State (IS) has recently become the focus of international media attention, accelerated by the release and dissemination of a video depicting the execution of American journalist Steven Foley, allegedly by the IS.&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/92247934/student-works-martin-mcsherry-s-vertical-graveyards Student Works: Martin McSherry's "Vertical Graveyards" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-12T10:06:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T21:56:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4adx3ivhzsyp2ea9.jpg" width="514" height="211" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Martin McSherry&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Vertical Graveyards&rdquo; is a speculative proposal for a new infrastructure of death, mimicking the skyscraper as a symbol of expanding and densifying urban systems. Currently an MArch student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, McSherry initially drafted the project as a proposal to the Nordic Association for Graveyards and Crematoria&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Graveyards of the Future&rdquo; competition. Imagining the cemetery as vertical and central, rather than horizontal and suburban, the project focuses less on design specifics and more on provoking a change in societal attitudes towards death.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/84683423/working-out-of-the-box-steven-fleming Working out of the Box: Steven Fleming Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-23T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:29:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfbd3107rjcthsex.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box </strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> In this installment, we're talking with architectural-theorist of cycling <a href="http://cycle-space.com" target="_blank">Steven Fleming</a>.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/62803118/student-works-the-petropolis-of-tomorrow-drift-drive Student Works: The Petropolis of Tomorrow: Drift & Drive Archinect 2012-12-10T01:11:00-05:00 >2013-01-22T12:23:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hh/hhe959j8wbv5j2jh.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Drift &amp; Drive</em> proposes a new model of water-based urbanism by readdressing the technological and logistical challenges of offshore oil extraction. Our project is a solution to the desire on the part of Petrobras, the Brazilian petrochemical company, to relocate workers offshore, as rigs are established ever further from the coast, increasing the transportation cost of both workers and oil.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/2041367/what-is-a-park-landscape-or-infrastructure What is a Park - Landscape or Infrastructure Nam Henderson 2011-04-07T00:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-11T05:19:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kx4l0rm9z4p6eoez.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> How can a park be designed to serve as infrastructure(s)? Thinking not in terms of metaphor alone. But rather a park as the architecture for numerous designed outcomes. Park as infrastructure, means park as platform not only designed object/scape. From a singular tool to multivalent toolkit. It is important in such discussion to think of the less immediate impact. Of social design, the design of relationships. Such a platform-as toolkit-may result from more efficient, and stack(ed) programming. Thus maximizing urban spaces, suburban spaces, available spaces, that are under-performing. In essence, we should think about the best ways to maximize our various infrastructural corridors: utility, transportation, waterways et al.</p>