Archinect - Features 2017-05-28T10:50:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/150005865/screen-print-55-marlon-blackwell-on-moving-architecture-away-from-idealism-utopianism-and-easy-meanings Screen/Print #55: Marlon Blackwell On Moving Architecture Away from Idealism, Utopianism, and Easy Meanings Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-05-11T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-05-18T00:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hr/hr6542ss8jpae16g.jpg" width="650" height="928" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In American architecture, the big cities, in particular New York and Los Angeles, tend to hog attention. So, for the latest issue of <em><a href="http://projectjournal.org/" target="_blank">Project</a></em>, a yearly journal for architecture, the editors decided to look elsewhere. The issue, which is featured here as part of our recurring series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em>Screen/Print</em></a>, highlights a new cast of architects and critics operating outside these two hubs of architectural production.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/150003660/designing-for-and-with-the-landscape-an-interview-with-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects Designing For and With the Landscape: an Interview with MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Nicholas Korody 2017-04-19T13:02:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T01:34:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lgy0i5mvqxd5mr07.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a way, the work of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/13014492/mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects-ltd" target="_blank">MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects</a> stands out in that it fits in. That is to say, while so many of their contemporaries orient their work around attention-grabbing icons, the Halifax-based practice led by Bryan MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple strives to make buildings that bring attention towards, rather than away from, the landscape.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/41080183/amateur-architecture-a-new-vernacular Amateur Architecture: A New Vernacular? Evan Chakroff 2012-03-11T20:20:00-04:00 >2017-01-24T18:44:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wx/wx8ebhtqk6yxdnjc.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wang Shu may be a surprising choice for this year&rsquo;s Pritzker Prize, but it&rsquo;s an excellent one, and well-deserved. In recent years the Pritzker Committee has gravitated towards architects who produce work with an innate understanding of place, allowing their ties to local culture to infuse their work. The choice of Wang Shu (and, by extension, of Amateur Architecture and partner Lu Wenyu) continues this trend: his work is as culturally-sensitive and contextually responsive as it is aesthetically stunning.</p>