Archinect - News 2014-10-26T04:44:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112032093/architecture-in-flux-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-1 Architecture in Flux: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 1 Anthony Morey 2014-10-24T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T15:34:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4ebm4h5qaggei6fi.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Proof of concept, experiments, process, a shot in the dark. The Acadia Conference of 2014 started off sounding more like a science conference than a forum for cutting edge architectural exploration.&nbsp;Topics such as walls, threshold, corner, access, and sketching were far from the main topics of exploration; instead something else had taken hold.</p><p>Reality, our movements, our ideas, they were formulated and described with symbols, numbers and variables more at home in a calculus class. It presents a new lens to see architecture through, a way to view it from a place where the designer did not feel the burden of immediate complete authorship; but inviting them into a system that already had its own qualities, ones to question and react to, a modern day mathematical rorschach.&nbsp;Architecture has been in flux, moving with extreme haste in multiple directions, from formal discovery, mathematical testing, materials exploration and so forth.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/php5ceoz00iopxv6.jpg"></p><p>Acadia 2014 is our chance to engage into one of the bra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112044968/mpavillion-is-a-kind-of-southern-hemisphere-serpentine-pavilion MPavillion is a kind of southern hemisphere Serpentine Pavilion Andrew Michler 2014-10-24T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T05:22:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d8bc3p4quxerdv7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Conceived as a kind of southern hemisphere Serpentine Pavilion, the MPavilion has just opened its first work, a 12&times;12 meter kinetic box by the local architect Sean Godsell. Using the typically restrained massing of his homes as a template Godsell has then animated the space with a fully louvered skin. The pavilion is placed in the 18th century Queen Victoria Garden with Melbourne&rsquo;s high rises serving as a backdrop.</p></em><br /><br /><p>It's spring in Melbourne and there could not be a better place to spend an afternoon having a coffee than in a building that completely opens up.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112032899/get-lectured-ucla-2014-15 Get Lectured: UCLA, 2014-15 Justine Testado 2014-10-24T15:01:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T15:01:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mmh7g8agfinioyh.jpg" width="514" height="764" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster comes from University of California, Los Angeles Architect &amp; Urban Design with their upcoming 2014-15 lecture series beginning Monday, October 27.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at 6:30 p.m. in Perloff Hall DeCafe on the UCLA campus.</p><p><strong>2014</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 27</em><br>Nader Tehrani / Principal, NADAAA; Professor - MIT School of Architecture</p><p><em>Nov. 17</em><br>John Ruble / Partner, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects &amp; Planners</p><p><strong>2015</strong></p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan. 12</em><br>Preston Scott Cohen / Principal, Preston Scott Cohen Inc.; Chair - Harvard Graduate School of Design</p><p><em>Jan. 26</em><br>Experimental Jetset - graphic ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112032095/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-color-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Color" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-10-24T14:52:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T14:56:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4ad9nqfbk2hsjjg.jpg" width="514" height="767" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/color/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Color</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i8/i80dqgwveq9y9u7x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/reatig/project/in-living-color" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Living Color</a> in Washington, D.C. by <a href="http://archinect.com/reatig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Suzane Reatig Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6z3dqyjn54uce05t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/59770690/15-central-park-west/111490761" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">15 Central Park West</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/daquinomonaco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">D'Aquino Monaco Inc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/eltcazwbdoo04sjz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/38193635/lightwell-greater-boston-orthodontics/106633561" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lightwell - Greater Boston Orthodontics</a> in Waltham, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/mergearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merge Architects</a>; Photo: John Horner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpn8xwgjn7z9dalj.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/st-edward-s-university-doyle-hall/109639525" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Edward's University Doyle Hall</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wdnztd0lzlfpmym.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/23900/melissa-we-are-flowers/103496110" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melissa - We Are Flowers</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pc77hlc1wjla1ohc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/15860538/skanska-usa-building/111882630" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skanska USA Building</a> in Parsippany, NJ by <a href="http://archinect.com/tedmoudis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ted Moudis Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3v/3vh49i88jz0jxegz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/108237513/james-bartleman-centre/108238315" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Bartleman Centre</a> in Ottawa, Canada by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hobinarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barry J. Hobin &amp; Associates Architects Inc.</a> in association with Shoalts &amp; Zaback Architects Ltd.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2q/2q9m7rxcjnovgmj0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra/project/grundfos-dormitory2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grundfos Dormitory</a> in Aarhus, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/cebra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CEBRA </a>&amp; NIRAS</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p0/p0cxmisovxoukmjb.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/meindesign/project/little-bathroom-d-pl2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Litt...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112030484/last-chance-to-register-for-the-facades-dallas-conference Last chance to register for the Facades+ Dallas conference! Sponsor 2014-10-24T13:49:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T13:53:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25l72eswrcl5reud.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Dallas</a></em>.<p>The Facades+ conference series is only one week away from holding its first event in Dallas, Texas on October 30 and 31. If you haven't registered yet, now is the time!</p><p>Presented by <a href="http://www.archpaper.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper</a> and <a href="http://www.enclos.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enclos</a>, Facades+ Dallas is the ninth event in the ongoing Facades+ conference series.</p><p>With Resilience as this year's theme, the two-day event welcomes architects, engineers, developers, consultants, and all who are professionally involved in the design industry for a chance to form valuable professional connections, socialize with your peers, and learn something new from leading industry experts.</p><p>"The conference, symposium, and workshops will trace the history and evolution of facade design over the past five years, answer your questions about the performance, delivery and maintenance of sustainably built facades, and propose innovative design solutions to the dynamically changing environmental conditions we face today."</p><p><strong>For registr...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112028878/actionable-cartographies Actionable Cartographies Alexander Walter 2014-10-24T13:27:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T13:29:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acd86f32e79b711f3d0dc67750a31201.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Matt Knutzen performs a different kind of public service than Bruce Barrett of the School Construction Authority or Jeffrey Roth of the Fire Department of New York, two recent installments in our Profiles in Public Service series. He works at the New York Public Library, overseeing NYPL&rsquo;s incomparable collection of maps, and looking for ways to turn items from the library&rsquo;s vast catalogue into &ldquo;actionable spatial data.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111976723/lvaro-siza-and-herzog-de-meuron-win-first-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-in-chicago Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago Justine Testado 2014-10-23T21:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T17:26:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wf6wnfkmc6ap8593.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a large evening benefit dinner at IIT College of Architecture's S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago last night, &Aacute;lvaro Siza and Herzog &amp; de Meuron were announced as the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Established by IIT architecture dean Wiel Arets and launched earlier this year with Phyllis Lambert and Dirk Denison, the MCHAP honors what is considered the best built works in the Americas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Siza received the MCHAP2000-2008 award for the Iber&ecirc; Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqu4lh7trly0tkvm.jpg"></p><p>For the MCHAP2009-2013 award, Herzog &amp; de Meuron won for their 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, Florida.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7poprmedagh09b6.jpg"></p><p>The MCHAP award also includes the MCHAP Chair at IIT College of Architecture for the following academic year, and a US$50,000 prize to support research and publication in contribution to "Rethinking Metropolis", the college's ongoing theme envisioned by Dean Arets.</p><p>Read more about the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/alvaro_siza_and_herzog_de_meuron_win_first_mies_crown_hall_americas_prize_i/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111972700/how-has-the-world-changed-since-you-were-born How has the world changed since you were born? Nicholas Korody 2014-10-23T20:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T05:25:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wfr3jnt1fcpoov9a.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted. Grasp the impact we've had on the planet in your lifetime...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111971853/get-lectured-university-of-toronto-2014-15 Get Lectured: University of Toronto, 2014-15 Justine Testado 2014-10-23T20:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T20:54:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msx9qv9iwe5wm3bo.jpg" width="514" height="550" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the University of Toronto&rsquo;s John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.</p><p>Designed by <a href="http://catalogtree.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">catalogtree</a> and handfolded in The Netherlands, the Daniels' poster uses the Miura-Ori fold, a technique created by Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura to simulate large solar panel arrays for space satellites.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Daniels-Calendar-2014-2015-Animation---version-4.gif"></p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. All evening lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. in Room 103 at 230 College Street, unless otherwise noted.</p><p><strong>2014 </strong></p><p><em>Nov. 4</em><br>Peter Rose / Peter Rose + Partners, Boston</p><p><em>Nov. 25</em><br>Michael Wilford...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111970240/winners-of-the-writing-architecture-book-giveaway Winners of the "Writing Architecture" book giveaway Justine Testado 2014-10-23T19:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-24T13:55:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/yci42uxkcl421gw7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Written by Yale University lecturer and practitioner Carter Wiseman, <em>Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication About the Built Environment<em> </em></em>is a guidebook recently published by <a href="http://tupress.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trinity University Press</a> that discusses the techniques of writing architecture that is accessible and appealing, especially to non-architectural folks.</p><p>In our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110795718/win-a-copy-of-writing-architecture-a-practical-guide-to-sharpening-your-architecture-writing-skills" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">giveaway</a>, Archinectors shared some of their biggest hurdles when writing about architecture (sometimes with a little snarky humor). It was pretty tough picking only five. But without further ado, here are our lucky winners:</p><ul><li>Jean Pierre Walker, NY</li><li>ArchKatie, MN</li><li>Pawlz, VA</li><li>tint, CO</li><li>mohiashi, Brazil</li></ul><p>Congrats! And best of luck with all your writing endeavors. Last but not least, thanks to everyone that participated.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111957365/don-t-forget-to-thank-your-socks-and-other-organizing-tips Don't Forget to Thank Your Socks (And Other Organizing Tips) Nicholas Korody 2014-10-23T18:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T19:21:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cg/cg4uirqmmpapswxr.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Marie] Kondo&rsquo;s decluttering theories are unique, and can be reduced to two basic tenets: Discard everything that does not &ldquo;spark joy,&rdquo; after thanking the objects that are getting the heave-ho for their service; and do not buy organizing equipment &mdash; your home already has all the storage you need [...] &ldquo;When we take our clothes in our hands and fold them neatly,&rdquo; she writes, &ldquo;we are, I believe, transmitting energy, which has a positive effect on our clothes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The article goes on to quote&nbsp;Leonard Koren, a design theorist who has written extensively on Japanese aesthetics: "The idea of non-dualism is a relationship to reality that proposes that everything is inextricably connected and alive, even inanimate objects. If we are compassionate and respectful to everything that exists, then we would have to be compassionate about the socks in the drawer that aren&rsquo;t folded properly.&rdquo;</p><p>While perhaps laughable to some &ndash; particularly within the context of home-organizing &ndash;, taking seriously the idea that inanimate objects have a life of their own parallels a lot of emerging thought in contemporary philosophy. In particular, the philosophical school of "Object-Oriented Ontology" (OOO) seeks to destabilize the tradition of Western philosophy since at least Kant that relegates the reality of objects to their conforming to the human subject's perception. Graham Harman, whose doctoral dissertation&nbsp;"Tool-Being: Elements in a Theory of Objects" sparked the O...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger) Archinect 2014-10-23T16:20:00-04:00 >2014-10-26T04:42:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1db358f511362ac865d9a96e8b05ad4.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The crowd fell silent as the Great Gehry replied by slowly curling his hand into a fist and extending his middle finger towards the sky. The moderator asked for the next question. But Gehry was not finished, according to El Mundo (translated back into English by our own Jesus Diaz):</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Let me tell you one thing. In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit. There's no sense of design, no respect for humanity or for anything else. They are damn buildings and that's it. Once in a while, however, there's a small group of people who does something special. Very few. But good god, leave us alone! We are dedicated to our work. I don't ask for work. I don't have a publicist. I'm not waiting for anyone to call me. I work with clients who respect the art of architecture. Therefore, please don't ask questions as stupid as that one.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111957364/living-breakwaters-wins-2014-buckminster-fuller-challenge Living Breakwaters wins 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Justine Testado 2014-10-23T15:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T15:07:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8avdx4bxswzsr4z5.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Living Breakwaters" took the grand prize of the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, considered to be the highest award for social impact design. Designed by a multidisciplinary team led by SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, Living Breakwaters uses an "Oyster-tecture" ecological intervention concept to help create resiliency for coastal cities. As its starting point, the project uses the Northeastern Seaboard of the U.S., which suffered heavy damage from Hurricane Sandy.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvuxq0jusru4ewal.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lr51q2ybqf2sexci.jpg"></p><p>Kate Orff of SCAPE will accept the Fuller Challenge prize and the US$100,000 cash award on behalf of the winning team at The Wythe in Brooklyn, NY on November 20.</p><p>The SCAPE team is composed of: SCAPE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE with Parsons Brinckerhoff, Dr. Philip Orton / Stevens Institute of Technology, Ocean &amp; Coastal Consultants, SeArc Ecological Consulting, LOT-EK, MTWTF, The Harbor School and Paul Greenberg.</p><p>Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/living_breakwaters_wins_2014_buckminster_fuller_challenge/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more about the project.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111882633/keep-portland-architecture-weird-episode-3-of-archinect-sessions-out-now Keep Portland Architecture Weird!: Episode 3 of Archinect Sessions out now Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-23T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T15:54:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rl/rlb4d7ujah941jkw.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/ameliath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> talk with co-hosts&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken</a>&nbsp;about the fickle pomo debate that is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111655995/the-portland-building-architect-michael-graves-fiercely-defends-his-controversial-creation-against-demolition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Graves' Portland Building</a>. We're joined by special guest <a href="https://twitter.com/brianlibby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Libby</a>, a freelance architecture journalist based in Portland, who's spent his fair share of time writing, reporting on, and inside the Portland Building.</p><p>We also hash out the <em>Guardian'</em>s boondoggle on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111797399/obama-s-presidential-library-four-radical-visions-of-the-future-from-top-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama's Presidential Library</a>, and introduce our upcoming coverage on the <a href="http://2014.acadia.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ACADIA Conference</a>, taking place October 23-25 in Los Angeles,&nbsp;including a conversation with co-chair Alvin Huang.</p><p>Listen to episode three of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47379/archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>&nbsp;podcast, "Keep Portland Architecture Weird!":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-3.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><em>Shownotes</em></p><p><em>Dis...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111953344/a-preview-of-the-future-is-not-what-it-used-to-be-the-2nd-istanbul-design-biennial A preview of “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be”, the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial Justine Testado 2014-10-23T13:58:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T13:58:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4z/4z5n15j1kfpm9bp3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the upcoming 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial, "The Future Is Not What It Used To Be" questions the role of design, its relationship to society, and how it can potentially bring change. Curated by Zo&euml; Ryan and spanning all five floors of the Galata Greek Primary School from Nov. 1 to Dec.14, the biennial will showcase a designers' exhibition of over 50 projects that ask who defines the future and how it is defined. But the crucial aspect it explores is whose future could be affected.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In an area of approximately 2,300 square meters at the Galata Greek Primary School, the exhibition will feature more than 50 projects by designers worldwide. The event will also host various creative academic workshops, panels, and film screenings.</p><p>N&deg;40 Workoutcomputer by Desireee Heiss and Ines Kaag.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9fmqdbsdb7t6rgfk.jpg"></p><p>Fruit of the Polish Turkish culinary workshops<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ir/ir5sn48ztu3xxsqw.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/as38ayekd9c5r8j5.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about the event on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_preview_of_the_future_is_not_what_it_used_to_be_the_2nd_istanbul_design_b/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111897927/tour-los-angeles-history-with-ucla-s-new-interactive-urban-trail-app Tour Los Angeles history with UCLA's new interactive urban trail app Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-23T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T13:46:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hthdmjfuzz785nh.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Public parks do much more than provide places to play, relax or exercise &nbsp;&ndash; they can also preserve portions of the natural landscapes, and remind us of our city&rsquo;s history. In Los Angeles&rsquo; urban core, where public parks are few and much of the landscape has already been paved in concrete, combining peace and preservation becomes more difficult. But embracing infrastructure can lead to novel and engaging park systems, as seen in projects like the High Line, and now, in <a href="http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22272" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles' State Historic Park (LASHP)</a>.</p><p>Situated in a former rail-switching yard in LA's Chinatown, LASHP sits at the base of Elysian Park&rsquo;s hills, stretching between an active light-rail line and the Los Angeles River. While still under construction, the park is already the focal point of an urban trail project, LASHP Trails, initially drafted by local high school students and developed by UCLA&rsquo;s <a href="http://remap.ucla.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Center for Research in Engineering, Media and Performance (REMAP)</a>. Originating in and around the park, the trails lead walk...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111951739/hummingbird-drones-and-other-bio-inspired-robotics Hummingbird Drones and other Bio-inspired Robotics Nicholas Korody 2014-10-23T13:38:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T13:39:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o4/o4ugzwign72o6ykt.jpg" width="514" height="462" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Birds have remarkable flight capabilities...They make it look effortless, but engineering a drone to do the same is anything but. It&rsquo;s a major engineering feat to harness the evolutionary talents of a bird and translate them into a robot that can deliver packages to your doorstep. By understanding how birds have mastered the ability to swoop and dive, [Stanford professor David] Lentink and his team [of mechanical engineers] hope to inform microdrone design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Similar to biomimicry (and its correspondent field of architectural thinking), <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bio-inspired_robotics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bio-inspired design</a> takes it cues from biological systems, although it entails simplification, enhancement and non-mimetic adaptation of observed phenomena rather than replication. Bio-inspired robotics, specifically, is a rather new field, although its origins can be traced back to the earliest engineering projects. For example, Leonardo Da Vinci famously studied birds, in particular kites, when he drew out plans for wings that could enable human flight.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xoj9trami6zq1qf5.jpg"></p><p>The US military is a major player in the field of bio-inspired robotics. In 2011, the&nbsp;<a title="DARPA" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DARPA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency</a>&nbsp;(DARPA) released images of its own hummingbird-inspired drones, pictured above. Manufactured by AeroVironment <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AeroVironment_Nano_Hummingbird" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Nano Air Vehicle&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;is capable of flying along three axes of motion as well as hovering in mid-air. Equipped with a small camera, the&nbsp;19&nbsp;gram drone is small enough to surveil without attracting much attention.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0ozuwct4o3mozaqj.jpg"></p><p>DARPA stud...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111950134/the-ny-times-talks-with-craig-dykers-of-sn-hetta The NY Times talks with Craig Dykers of Snøhetta Archinect 2014-10-23T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T13:45:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jq/jqwauuew5363a37t.jpg" width="514" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is a Norwegian word &ldquo;hildring,&rdquo; about the boundary between horizon and sky. The colors and variations of the bills were inspired by the interesting things that happen when sky meets sea. When you place all the bills side by side, they also create an interesting pattern, like a mosaic. In our work, we often try to take reality by surprise.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111950133/denver-s-union-station-is-lacking-diversity-and-local-critic-places-the-blame-on-the-architecture Denver's Union Station is lacking diversity and local critic places the blame on the architecture Archinect 2014-10-23T12:54:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T22:39:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/ozo9fb03fwqdu86p.jpg" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Let's start with the building itself, the actual architecture. Union Station is a neo-classical mix of styles &mdash; European styles. The symmetry, arched windows, ornate cornice and stacked, stone walls have their roots in the glory days of France, England, Greece and Rome, in empires that were nearly absent of ethnic minorities and who felt fully at ease invading, exploiting and actually enslaving the people of Africa, subcontinent Asia and South America.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111944486/urban-planners-propose-moving-madison-square-garden-to-nearby-post-office Urban Planners Propose Moving Madison Square Garden to Nearby Post Office dschulz18 2014-10-23T12:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T19:37:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtrgcebu8o6kt1dh.jpg" width="514" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If there&rsquo;s one thing that all New Yorkers can agree on it&rsquo;s that Penn Station is pretty awful. And if we&rsquo;re ever going to get a new home for NJ Transit, Amtrak, and the LIRR, Madison Square Garden will have to move (just don&rsquo;t tell any die-hard Rangers fans that).</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Alliance for a New Penn Station is proposing in a new report that the world-famous venue Madison Square Garden be relocated to the nearby Morgan Post Office and Annex, which occupies&nbsp;the block bound by&nbsp;9th and 10th avenues and 28th and 30th streets. They say the mail sorting facility site is large enough to accommodate a new state-of-the-art arena and it's just a quick walk to Penn Station.</p><p>Penn Station was designed&nbsp;for 200,000 passengers a day and now sees 600,000, making a redesign necessary.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111904348/editor-s-picks-390 Editor's Picks #390 Nam Henderson 2014-10-23T11:56:00-04:00 >2014-10-23T17:22:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yw/yweflrhmxywk8wry.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amelia <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">profiles the </a><a href="http://www.anfarch.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;aka ANFA</a> and ponders the lessons from her time spent down in San Diego for ANFA&rsquo;s annual three-day conference at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.&nbsp;Does neuro-architecture truly hold the promise of translational design?</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i1/i1tcvs0s8n8jxx5y.jpg"></p><p><strong>midlander</strong> dreams "<em>I have a hard time seeing how this provides more meaningful feedback than occupant surveys...That said...I can't wait until I can wear some headset that makes revit models of whatever I'm thinking!</em>"&nbsp;while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;a regular advocate for the use of the "<em>the old EEG headset</em>"&nbsp;was pleased "<em>great piece and like how you link all your news posts into a feature story..Although, much of what is going on now is data gathering, it is considerably more useful than just survey stats</em>".</p><p>For a more speculative version of <strong>Deans List</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110738703/the-deans-list-hernan-diaz-alonso-of-sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect spoke with Hernan Diaz Alonso, upcoming Director at </a><a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> in Los Angeles.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92yenyqh77puyd55.jpg"></p><p>"Archinect Sessions" a new weekly podcast hosted by Paul and Amelia, releas...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111893104/what-do-you-think-of-the-guggenheim-helsinki-stage-one-entries What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries? Justine Testado 2014-10-22T19:25:00-04:00 >2014-10-26T02:02:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wh/whhus18lrsro0tpa.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition reeled in a whopping 1,715 entries from 77 countries. Although the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the competition this past summer, the idea of proposing a new Guggenheim Museum for the city of Helsinki has already stirred plenty of debate...Most of the entries received were from the United States, Italy, the United Kingdom, France, Japan, and of course, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We picked out a few fairly promising submissions and more, uh, interesting ones.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6np6vlizswom0m8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqt06okk0jjqgabi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/dj5qptlg38tw3pgy.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5g/5ggbx1q1mp970mh6.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gczdsnga38tsrds9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gp6js58dsiro6exi.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yujwtjpf2nww4wg3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7q8mby9rt951syl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/unwmr0cbp0ckv6t1.jpg"></p><p>Check out more of our picks and other details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/what_do_you_think_of_the_guggenheim_helsinki_stage_one_entries/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111888264/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-43 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #43 Justine Testado 2014-10-22T18:01:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T18:01:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3n2a1zx1sc2wa6u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1378/joel-sanders-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Joel Sanders Architect</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152749728687247.1073742923.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/1378/joel-sanders-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rfc68fi2d28a3670.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106329995/scott-mitchell-studio-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Scott Mitchell Studio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152747883892247.1073742921.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106329995/scott-mitchell-studio-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xs/xswwt0a7vmj8k7tx.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25527436/hartnessvision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>HartnessVision</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152740387347247.1073742918.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/110748339/visualization-specialist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Visualization Specialist</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/97ie78s88r1fje08.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/bmdarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Blair + Mui Dowd Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152738323937247.1073742916.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/bmdarch/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g2/g2k04bu95igvkixv.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/bostwickdesignpartnership" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bostwick Design Partnership</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152746198067247.1073742919.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/bostwickdesignpartnership/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4a6xz51d384s8yg.jpg"></p><p>To follow <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111876188/get-lectured-university-of-maryland-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Maryland, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-22T14:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T14:06:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/la/lay8rqyiouxsspnk.jpg" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>We have two posters today from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. All lectures are open to the public and take place in the Architecture Building Auditorium, 0204, unless noted otherwise. Exhibitions located at Kibel Gallery.</p><p>Lectures with ** focus on Landscape and Urban Design (see poster below)</p><p><em>Oct. 22</em> **<br>5:00 p.m.<br>I&ntilde;aki Aldayaki Alday / AldayJover Arquitectura y Paisaje<br>&ldquo;Hyper-real Drivers&rdquo;</p><p><em>Oct. 27</em><br>6:30 p.m.<br>Omar Blaik / Principal - U3 Ventures<br>&ldquo;A University in the City:...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111876186/what-makes-a-building-sacred What makes a building sacred? Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T16:44:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f283e8b12d8ffc800f56189e3ec91aab.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new science of neuroaesthetics [...] tells us much about the way pure form is dealt with by the brain. [...] V S Ramachandran, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, and William Hirstein, a philosopher at Elmhurst College in Illinois, argue that we are innately attuned to recognise things as unified objects &ndash; such that we find brushstrokes or architectural features that can be mentally assembled into a coherent whole more beautiful.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related Archinect Feature: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/111205340/aftershock-4-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-neuroscientific-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AfterShock #4: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Neuroscientific Architecture Research</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111874576/back-to-the-future-the-fake-relics-of-the-old-chinese-city-of-datong Back to the future: the fake relics of the 'old' Chinese city of Datong Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:22:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:25:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de23440dde4b355190358a7007e6bb17.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six years ago the then-mayor launched an ambitious plan to reconstruct the lost walls, watchtowers and Ming-style homes of the city &ndash; resettling tens of thousands of residents and transforming Datong into a tourist site. Now few want to live here</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111873772/buffalo-s-jewel-box-art-museum-to-grow Buffalo’s jewel-box art museum to grow Alexander Walter 2014-10-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2014-10-22T13:33:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb17aa9d6f8911359b6b5771a59fb58f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, is preparing to launch its first major expansion effort in more than 50 years. [...] In 2012, the board commissioned the architectural firm Sn&oslash;hetta to produce a master plan for future growth, but the details of this project have remained under wraps. Museum leaders told the Buffalo News that they are interested in holding an architectural competition for design proposals following their meetings with the public.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/111801440/the-anatomy-of-a-building-sancaklar-mosque The Anatomy of a Building: “Sancaklar Mosque” Archinect 2014-10-21T14:43:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T15:00:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ihd086xdkpci4g0.jpg" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Depicting the Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation and designed by EAA -- Emre Arolat Architects, this film is a semi-documentary salute to this distinguished example of modern architecture, which stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship dominated by historicist building typologies.</p></em><br /><br /><p>SGMStudio&nbsp;(Sarraf | Galeyan | Mekanik)&nbsp;has filmed a short documentary on EAA &ndash; Emre Arolat Architects&rsquo; Sancaklar Mosque -a building that stands out as one of the rare examples of modern architecture among Turkey's Islamic places of worship.&nbsp;SGMStudio&rsquo;s &ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;premiered at Architecture Week Prague and will be on display until October 12th as part of EAA&rsquo;s exhibition. Concurrently, the film will be available online.</p><p>Known for its works at the 1st Istanbul Design Biennial&rsquo;s &ldquo;Musibet&rdquo; exhibition and cooperations with various NGO's focusing on the built environment, creative media practice&nbsp;SGMStudio&nbsp;visualized the transformation of steel, concrete and stone into a place of worship in the&nbsp;&ldquo;Sancaklar Mosque&rdquo;&nbsp;film by following every step of the way, from the start of the mosque&rsquo;s construction until its inauguration.</p><p>Sancaklar Mosque, commissioned by Sancaklar Foundation, is a distinguished example of modern architecture that stands out among Turkey's Islamic places of worship domi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111795771/tom-kundig-loses-lawsuit-against-his-washington-valley-cabin Tom Kundig loses lawsuit against his Washington valley cabin Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-21T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T21:13:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e79f1dddeaeebf2e5e273c1c49d4a386.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The steel structure looms large from Midge Cross and Scott Johnston's back porch. And from the beginning they say Architect Tom Kundig and his partners ignored land covenants meant to prevent any ridgeline buildings that would be visible from below. "To me it was the extended third finger," said Cross. "Like, 'Up yours, Mazama, we can put this here and the heck with you guys.'"</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the fall of 2012, Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects built a private cabin on the picturesque ridge of the Methow Valley in Washington. Prior residents of the valley's Mazama community were miffed by the ruined view, and claimed that the cabin violated "protective covenants for visual consideration", established in 1987. They were joined by current property owners and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77141277/lawsuit-filed-against-architect-tom-kundig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sued Kundig last year</a>. Kundig has now been ordered by the court to move the hut away from the ridgeline.</p><p>Kundig is no stranger to Washington, or off-grid cabin architecture &ndash; a native of Spokane, Kundig was educated and practices as an architect in Washington with Olson Kundig Architects, and his "Rolling Huts" offer modest camping lodges near Mazama. While Kundig hasn't offered any official comments on the case, his office did state that&nbsp;"Tom Kundig designed this cabin with the valley's natural elements and history as a priority. His aim has been to create a building that embodies the Pacific Northwest spirit of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111795764/get-lectured-the-bartlett-fall-14 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-10-21T13:32:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T14:26:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfjqhrgscnfokvni.jpg" width="514" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our featured poster for today comes from The Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London with their International Lecture Series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, UCL. Free and open to the public. Some lectures may be ticketed.</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 22</em><br>Raj Rewal / Raj Rewal Associates</p><p><em>Oct. 27</em><br>Neil Denari / NMDA</p><p><em>Oct. 29</em><br>Greyshed + Scanlab</p><p><strong>NOVEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Nov. 5</em><br>Emmanuel Petit / The Bartlett</p><p><em>Nov. 12</em><br>Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT</p><p><em>Nov. 19</em><br>Tatiana Bilbao</p><p><em>Nov. 26</em><br>Lucy Mcrae</p><p><em>Dec. 3</em><br>John ...</p>