Archinect - News 2016-05-29T01:55:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149947999/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-eating-drinking-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Eating & Drinking Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-27T20:14:00-04:00 >2016-05-27T20:17:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hf2pk75ceu2maw8p.jpg" width="514" height="772" 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<em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/eating-drinking-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eating &amp; Drinking Spaces</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b0/b0carlvzfg7ggi6g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis/project/st-cecilia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">St. Cecilia</a> in Atlanta, GA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/meyerdavis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meyer Davis Studio</a> (interior design)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tk3b0iz36v4dz4eu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/128171186/upper-west-side-apartment/128175208" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upper West Side Apartment</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/128171186/carmen-lenzi-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">carmen lenzi architect</a>; Photo: Trevor Tondro</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z140plvr6j35peb1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pslab/project/the-jane-restaurant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Jane Restaurant</a> in&nbsp;Antwerp, Belgium by Piet Boon architects; Lighting Designer &amp; Manufacturing: <a href="http://PSLab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PSLab</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9mubblrxb2hoy1lf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/joebmoore.com/project/bridge-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridge House</a> in Kent, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/joebmoore.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joeb Moore &amp; Partners Architects, LLC</a>; Photo: David&nbsp;Sundberg/Esto</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1b/1bx4udr8yi9004j5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/37913396/tartinery-nolita-new-york/37917001" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tartinery Nolita</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/soma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOMA Architects</a> (interior design); Caravaggio P2 Black pendants by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/37913396/lightyears" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lightyears</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c1/c1ypiyuzfd8xzffv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/midtown-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midtown West</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ut/utj8pf93ji25ubvm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/space4architecture/project/church-conversion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Church Conversion</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/space4architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space 4 Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a3/a31zqgwuxmk7s9wt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/assimilationdesignlab/project/tria-taproom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tria Taproom</a> in Philadelphia,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947764/a-video-tour-of-mvrdv-s-the-stairs A video tour of MVRDV's "The Stairs" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-26T17:12:00-04:00 >2016-05-28T18:55:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/46/46vd7ed8kgm7tdd1.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's not exactly a staircase to heaven (more of a "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939182/mvrdv-is-building-a-giant-staircase-to-honor-rotterdam-s-post-wwii-reconstruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">symbolic arising of the city after World War II</a>"), but the intimate rooftop views provided by MVRDV's "The Stairs" of Rotterdam are spectacular. Plus, the gleeful discussion of temporariness by architectural video duo #donotsettle's Wahyu Pratomo and Kris Provoost is worth a watch alone, along with a cameo by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/327/mvrdv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MVRDV</a> co-founding director Winy Maas:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947762/hyper-reality-artist-envisions-our-near-future-existence-submerged-in-augmented-reality Hyper-Reality: Artist envisions our near-future existence submerged in augmented reality Alexander Walter 2016-05-26T15:05:00-04:00 >2016-05-26T15:17:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/rix1hwyeglcncql5.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hyper-Reality is a concept film by Keiichi Matsuda. It presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Our physical and virtual realities are becoming increasingly intertwined. Technologies such as VR, augmented reality, wearables, and the internet of things are pointing to a world where technology will envelop every aspect of our lives. It will be the glue between every interaction and experience, offering amazing possibilities, while also controlling the way we understand the world. Hyper-Reality attempts to explore this exciting but dangerous trajectory. It was crowdfunded, and shot on location in Medell&iacute;n, Colombia."</em></p><p>Here are some stills from artist Keiichi Matsuda's&nbsp;<a href="http://hyper-reality.co/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HYPER-REALITY</a> concept film, a fascinating (and slightly disturbing) vision of the near future of the city, of the media, of ourselves, and the blurred sense of 'reality.'</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/am/amahnviaerkra91n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxisc4fj5maj9att.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cu/cux1bh1nbv2vl3md.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1f13ndkd6f0cdos.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ub/ub4obnkkuhikktye.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q4/q42o2xo1ow64a9mu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/usbwywk829xwjs4w.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hc/hcbgmumgokjrccbd.jpg"></p><p>Watch the video below to dive right in.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947129/artist-jr-covers-the-i-m-pei-s-pyramid-in-giant-image-of-the-louvre Artist JR covers the I.M. Pei's Pyramid in giant image of the Louvre Nicholas Korody 2016-05-24T13:28:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T13:28:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/63/63dqeaklowwc9bz8.jpg" width="514" height="736" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Whether it be the Middle East, the favelas of Rio, slums of Kenya, New York, Le Havre or Shanghai, JR&rsquo;s works leave no one indifferent, because they return our gaze and cut to the very heart of our innermost selves. [...] Invited by the &ldquo;biggest museum in the world&rdquo;&mdash;which also generates the most selfies&mdash;JR has set his sights on one of the Louvre&rsquo;s symbols, the Pyramid, which he intends to transform with a surprising anamorphic image.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/jr/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f88ynoxgqr89p6oe.jpg"></a></p><p>The artist JR, best known for his series of giant portraits wheat-pasted in cities around the world, has been commissioned to create a piece for the Louvre. Documenting the progress on his Instagram account, JR has been covering I.M. Pei's iconic glass Pyramid with an anamorphic image of the edifice behind it: the Sully Wing of the Louvre.</p><p>"I will never forget this day. Today I'm going to make the Louvre Pyramid disappear," JR told the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HOPAIP/photos/a.132951860170197.26031.127375187394531/836735229791853/?type=3&amp;theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humans of Paris</a> Facebook account. "I want to make the Louvre Pyramid disappear because I want people to see themselves alone, just their head and the Louvre.</p><p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/jr/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qz/qzr0wq72jz8gydhe.jpg"></a></p><p>"I&nbsp;find it funny seeing people taking selfies all day in front of the pyramid but always with their back to the Louvre," he continues. "It says a lot about our society where people turn their back on things and focus on themselves."</p><p>For related coverage, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141826948/art-architecture-swipes-and-changeups-with-mike-nesbit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art + Architecture: Swipes and Changeups with Mike Nesbit</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938940/giant-calligraffiti-mural-unites-community-in-cairo-slum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giant "calligraffiti" mural unites community in Cairo slum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147749081/photographer-captures-the-changing-face-of-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photograph...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947081/clerkenwell-design-week-2016-top-picks Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 - Top Picks Ellen Hancock 2016-05-24T10:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T12:06:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bq/bqpm3zqgph5phz0s.jpg" width="514" height="178" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of year when London's design district opens its doors to the public for Clerkenwell Design Week and shows the rest of London and the design industry what it has to offer. An impressive showcase of distinct and accomplished talent the three-day event spans; furniture and product design, interior design as well as architecture. This year&rsquo;s event includes over 120 spaces and directly engages 100 local businesses.</p><p>For its seventh year the team have employed the help of local architects OMMX to create a new masterplan that navigates visitors and links eight temporary exhibitions as well as commissioned installations.&nbsp;<br><br>With so much creativity on show we thought we would make a few suggestions.&nbsp;Here are Archinect's top recommendations:&nbsp;<br><br><strong>Open Showrooms - open throughout the festival</strong><br><br><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7641/domus-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Domus&nbsp;</strong></a><br>50 Great Sutton Street<br>EC1V 0DF</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nb/nbs75imjhk00s50o.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7643/fr-vi-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Fr&ouml;vi&nbsp;</strong></a><br>Broad Yard<br>Turnmill Street<br>EC1M 5RR</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5l4b05i8woqzxlg6.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7642/herman-miller-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Herman Miller&nbsp;</strong></a><br>102-108 Clerkenwell Road<br>EC1M 5SA</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypdvyw7kk4zju5me.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7639/knoll-showroom-opening-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Knoll&nbsp;</strong></a><br>91 Goswell Road<br>EC1V 7EX</p><p><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ay/aya8wxxbandlj655.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/ongoing/7640/morgan-open-showroom-clerkenwell-design-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Morgan&nbsp;</strong></a><br>1 Dallington Street<br>EC1V 0BH<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ge/genrrz2i0djntauk.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Exhibitions...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension First look inside Tate Modern's new Extension Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T12:11:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T14:14:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4lb496wv8fwekbq.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Set to open on 17 June, the Tate Modern Switch House &ndash; named after the part of the power station that the new galleries occupy &ndash; expands the museum by 60% to accommodate the surging numbers of visitors, which reached 5.7 million last year, well over double the number the building was designed to cope with when it opened in 2000. But the arresting brick ziggurat is also a physical symbol of the effect the Tate has had on its surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ix/ix8g1xt43zuvn274.jpg">Read more relating article here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945987/future-sustainable-skyscrapers-will-be-made-of-wood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future sustainable skyscrapers will be made of...wood?</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945806/herzog-and-de-meuron-in-conversation-with-rowan-moore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog and de Meuron in conversation with Rowan Moore</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946755/museum-of-london-gives-a-tour-of-its-new-smithfield-site Museum of London gives a tour of its new Smithfield site Ellen Hancock 2016-05-23T09:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-23T09:57:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5cymmve7nms37rjt.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The museum is planning to move from its present landlocked home within the Barbican with no entrance at street level, into a cathedral-sized space, using the abandoned Victorian general market at Smithfield, next door to the famous meat market. &ldquo;Our job is to make this the best museum in the world,&rdquo; Ament said, carefully stepping around pigeon droppings and pools of water in the old market, which has been empty for the last 30 years while developers and conservationists fought over its fate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Museum of London have high expectations and high hopes for this monumental space, set to open it's doors in 2021. There is even a working train line running through the central space, a feature Ament is desperately keen to keep.&nbsp;</p><p>Read more on London projects here:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945931/fabricated-robot-installation-at-the-v-a-unveiled-as-part-of-their-first-engineering-season" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fabricated robot installation at the V&amp;A unveiled as part of their first Engineering Season</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946426/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-student-work-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-20T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T09:22:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48zip9l1z760guwn.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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 student projects on various Archinect <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/student-work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8n/8ntq9p2zjmgh147x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945513/abstraction-explicated/149945553" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstraction Explicated</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945513/beth-carliner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Carliner</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8r/8re7vhakroujsybt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149301059/masters-in-architecture-portfolio-south-dakota-state-university/149301862" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masters in Architecture Portfolio - South Dakota State University</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149301059/brian-skrovig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Skrovig</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q1/q1wbnz99c29o1noo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16/project/net-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Net Work</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/bmeekins16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Birger Meekins</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7fyt2xtzqtzb990c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley/project/the-shell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Shell</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/tedwhitley" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Edward Whitley</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ns/nsrndpm5yrfm4x0t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon/project/arch101" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA River Housing Project</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/saheyoon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Yoon</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tk/tkeq3vkk7ho0expt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna/project/lehi-green-link" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lehi Green</a> Link by <a href="http://archinect.com/nehcanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anna Chen</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zbug7o5xchf88kjo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna/project/alexander-mcqueen-showroom" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander McQueen Showroom</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/gronowskajoanna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joanna Gronowska</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8d/8do3rwwdyt78o7su.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun/project/silent-sound" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[silent] SOUND</a> by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/bridgettevansloun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bridgette Van Sloun</a> with Kara Simard</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yb/ybmmm4fdjiyrxuwd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/drawn-in-place-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Drawn-In-Place Pavilion</a>, a joint thesis project by <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a> with Anders Rod</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/149945296/haute-couture/149945299" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haute Couture</a> by <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149945296/ryosuke-imaeda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryosuke Imaeda</a>)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/117299/archinect-pinterest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Archinect's Pinterest Boards" posts.</p><p><strong>Wanna be included in one of the next roundups?</strong></p><p>Simply upload your work...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946285/stahl-house-documentary-plagued-by-extortion-suicide-and-lawsuits Stahl House documentary plagued by extortion, suicide, and lawsuits Julia Ingalls 2016-05-19T16:57:00-04:00 >2016-05-21T01:11:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8fufbyyf0w3dd4vn.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Los Angeles Business Journal reports in this week's issue that the filmmaker, Steven Slomkowski, sought to get out of the project after the suicide of Mark Stahl, one of three siblings who control the property, also renowned in architecture lore as Case Study Home #22. Slomkowski sued in 2014, alleging that the surviving siblings, Bruce and Shari Stahl, got cold feet over depictions of Mark and their late father, Buck. The Stahls countersued...</p></em><br /><br /><p>When it's not involved in documentary-driven legal feuds, the iconic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127650629/growing-up-in-case-study-house-22-the-stahl-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stahl House</a> frequently serves as a backdrop for a variety of fictional films, including Atom Egoyan's "Where The Truth Lies," and "Galaxy Quest:"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j270n2q6i5xuupln.jpg"></p><p>For more on the intersection between architecture and cinema:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148971922/the-dessau-bauhaus-documentary-now-available-on-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Dessau Bauhaus" documentary now available on YouTube</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134181529/kevin-roche-the-quiet-architect-documentary-announced-for-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" documentary announced for 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124354329/sagrada-the-mystery-of-creation-showcases-the-collaborative-efforts-to-finish-gaud-s-towering-basilica" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation" showcases the collaborative efforts to finish Gaud&iacute;'s towering basilica</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945738/olafur-eliasson-s-green-light-responds-to-the-refugee-crisis-in-europe Olafur Eliasson's 'Green Light' responds to the refugee crisis in Europe Ellen Hancock 2016-05-17T11:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:50:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rul3zjrmze7cpuw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Green Light is an artistic workshops that responds to the current situation in Europe, in which countless refugees are caught up in legal and political limbo. Together with TBA21 in Vienna, Olafur Eliasson has invited people from different backgrounds &ndash; refugees and locals &ndash; to take part in exchanges at <a href="http://www.tba21.org/greenlight" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TBA21-Augarten</a> through a playful, creative process.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2o/2ot9irr2boj2odox.jpg"></p><p>Over the course of the three-month project, which ends&nbsp;5 June,&nbsp;participants put together&nbsp;<em>Green light</em>&nbsp;lamp modules designed by Olafur Eliasson on two days of the week and take part in&nbsp;practical workshops and language courses on two other days. During that time, TBA21 is also hosting a multifaceted programme of shared learning that features workshops, seminars, performances, screenings, lectures, and artistic interventions.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dy/dy1k2pscv3tbaha7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c6/c6rdophz4v2g7r30.jpg"></p><p><em>&ldquo;Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of Vienna. I hope Green light shines light on some of the challenges a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945538/poverty-corruption-and-crime-how-india-s-gully-rap-tells-story-of-real-life Poverty, corruption and crime: how India's 'gully rap' tells story of real life Orhan Ayyüce 2016-05-16T12:38:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:08:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9ij46ijezxfbwhw2.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>beneath the surface of the city, a new sound has begun to emerge, one which refuses to airbrush poverty, illiteracy and police brutality. Driven by a similar sense of disenfranchisement that characterised the development of hip-hop in 1970s New York, a new generation of musicians is creating India&rsquo;s own homegrown rap scene &ndash; labelled by some as &ldquo;gully rap&rdquo;, slang for gutter or from the streets.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;The popular rappers in Bollywood just talk about girls and booze and parties, they are only talking about glamour and trying to sell a fake dream. I wanted to make music that spoke about fighting, and the murders and the violence that were a part of my life growing up &ndash; and is the same for millions of others living in ghettoes across India.&rdquo;</em></p><p><em>The roots of his music may lie in American hip-hop, but Shaikh and others in India&rsquo;s burgeoning scene have made gully rap their own. Shaikh&rsquo;s lyrics, a mix of Hindi and Urdu, speak in the street slang of India&rsquo;s slum areas and address everything from police corruption and brutality to his song Bombay, which is about &ldquo;the everyday struggle to survive&rdquo;, directly challenging the government for making fake promises.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945215/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-color-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Color" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-13T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-05-22T21:11:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ku/kuyjqom66svhd6vr.jpg" width="514" height="394" 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/650x/xw/xwzi9yx98x5a1egi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a/project/venafi-slc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venafi SLC</a> in Salt Lake City, UT in <a href="http://archinect.com/ssc-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Christensen Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8m/8mxeqgoio2udglov.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch/project/stepped-courtyards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stepped Courtyards</a> in Fuzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nv1t6tz3rhn2cq8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture/project/renewed-classic-eichler-by-klopf-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renewed Classic Eichler</a> in&nbsp;Sunnyvale, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/klopfarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Klopf Architecture</a>; Photo: Mariko Reed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qh/qh5ppwow20xdmhaf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/echaurimoralesarquitectos/project/rinconada-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rinconada House</a> in Zapopan, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/echaurimoralesarquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Echauri Morales Arquitectos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1uir8h0juezvwna.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/aplusa/project/great-wall-yunmo-winery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Great Wall Yunmo Winery</a> in Yinchuan, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/aplusa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a+a anderloni associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g6/g6jqgekrhtyp9680.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects/project/vineyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vineyard House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/arosarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aros Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulb9fsbmbnnma1wu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop/project/gentle-genius" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentle Genius</a> in Altamura, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GG-loop</a>; Photo: Michael Sieber</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gy/gysa5powhb2rwfxc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/vinegar-hill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinegar Hill</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/au/au6iozw6njoy8qjw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/nursery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nursery</a> in Buhl, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; asso...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149945009/turner-prize-shortlist-announced Turner Prize shortlist announced Ellen Hancock 2016-05-13T10:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T00:49:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/260d37d028f78f4f67be5e358fe7322c.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde have been selected to compete for the &pound;25,000 prize. Hamilton has been included for her work that focuses on fetishism, while sculptor Dean was chosen for pieces made from salvaged materials. The winner will be announced on 6 December after an exhibition of works.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about last years surprise winner Assemble (the collective themselves being most surprised):</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Talking with Assemble &ndash; before they won the Turner</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble wins Turner Prize, becoming first architects to win "UK's most prestigious art prize"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134651280/assemble-crafts-its-own-model-becomes-the-first-architecture-studio-to-be-nominated-for-turner-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944499/what-s-left-from-the-alberta-wildfire What's left from the Alberta wildfire Justine Testado 2016-05-10T19:31:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:05:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vbaecjqudgt6enql.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a week of wildfires raging through the town of Fort McMurray and the surrounding area, more than 500,000 acres of forest and 2,400 buildings have been destroyed in Alberta, Canada. Rachel Notley, Alberta's premier, said that 90% of Fort McMurray remains intact, though several neighborhoods were complete losses...While the last fires in town are put out, and infrastructure repaired, more than 80,000 residents will have to wait at least another two weeks before they can return.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141742647/fire-on-50th-floor-of-chicago-s-hancock-center-left-five-people-injured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire on 50th floor of Chicago's Hancock Center left five people injured</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135264992/trial-by-fire-man-waits-out-raging-wildfires-in-concrete-home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trial by fire: man waits out raging wildfires in concrete home</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140899262/flying-firefighters-the-jetpack-is-quickly-becoming-a-reality" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flying firefighters: the jetpack is quickly becoming a reality</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123352052/in-case-of-fire-use-elevators" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In case of fire, use elevators</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944440/take-a-look-at-the-rapid-urbanization-of-china-s-pearl-river-delta Take a look at the rapid urbanization of China's Pearl River Delta Nicholas Korody 2016-05-10T15:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:04:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s7/s7vo2y8goziecdgd.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The region where the Pearl River flows into the South China Sea has seen some of the most rapid urban expansion in human history over the past few decades &ndash; transforming what was mostly agricultural land in 1979 into what is the manufacturing heartland of a global economic superpower today.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Shenzen (1964)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/37/374ws9o0j5m9jmjf.jpg"></p><p><strong>Shenzen (2015)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b49iq4wsm2ehgg82.jpg"></p><p><strong>Macau (1991)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzhp17fmkhfp5d5m.jpg"></p><p><strong>Macau (2015)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9nsivpx387udkf9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hong Kong (1964)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ej/ejg4wpm02hbj4ojk.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hong Kong (2015)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dv/dv0knfslnceiza6w.jpg"></p><p><strong>Guangzhou (1949)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f84pja8o7rc6ic51.jpg"></p><p><strong>Guangzhou (2015)</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hndo5l1ti3e7fw8k.jpg"></p><p>Some related content:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942173/china-plans-to-build-a-fleet-of-floating-nuclear-power-plants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China plans to build a fleet of floating nuclear power plants</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938433/a-more-optimistic-view-on-china-s-ghost-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A more optimistic view on China's ghost cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149507559/smog-choked-beijing-plans-ventilation-corridors-to-provide-much-needed-fresh-air" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smog-choked Beijing plans "ventilation corridors" to provide much-needed fresh air</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148734913/china-says-no-to-weird-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China says no to "weird" architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944211/shortlist-announced-for-uk-s-top-museum-prize Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize Ellen Hancock 2016-05-09T10:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T23:28:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91659e83ef29870585e9119fe24beb4c.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Art Fund&rsquo;s Museum of the Year shortlist was announced...with Bristol&rsquo;s Arnolfini; the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in south London; Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh; London&rsquo;s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&amp;A) and the York Art Gallery in the north of England being nominated for the &pound;100,000 prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating articles:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A East project update</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936515/utopian-dreams-london-s-first-design-biennale-reveals-its-opening-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Utopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944090/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-kids-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Kids Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-05-06T19:56:00-04:00 >2016-05-08T00:14:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cm62ung9d8wnv0j.jpg" width="514" height="381" 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://www.pinterest.com/archinect/kids-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Kids Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/ds3nvokdnsexkryz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/nursery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nursery</a> in Buhl, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/re/re7akv92c9baybvh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/derrington/project/khabele-elementary-expansion2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Khabele Elementary Expansion</a> in Austin, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/derrington" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derrington Building Studio</a>; Photo: Peter Molick Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ah/ahz3z57ugmwf6yva.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/PODarchitects/project/swindon-designer-outlet" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swindon Designer Outlet</a> in Swindon, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/PODarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">POD Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ze/zer5w6dr8jc790nf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dq/dqec70x2nz0nicwc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53416700/gothenburg-city-library/109089506" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City Library</a> in Gothenburg, Sweden by Ers&egrave;us Arkitekter; Interior Design: <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pg/pgwhc4c1z1407szv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/59916006/planyc-far-rockaway-park-masterplan-and-parks-structures/71472247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PlaNYC Far Rockaway Park Masterplan and Parks Structures</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/wxystudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a>; Photo: Albert Vecerka/ESTO</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fs/fspu29dt0fjhof1z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/4122347/studio-eight-photos/104024566" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Eight Photos</a> in Thessaloniki, Greece by <a href="http://archinect.com/inputcreativestudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">INPUT creative studio...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944052/this-drone-video-takes-you-on-a-fascinating-flight-through-the-guts-of-seattle-s-bertha-tunneling-machine This drone video takes you on a fascinating flight through the guts of Seattle's Bertha tunneling machine Alexander Walter 2016-05-06T15:15:00-04:00 >2016-05-07T11:13:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/reg9ox3rpd9076p4.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Seattle&rsquo;s&nbsp;Alaskan Way Viaduct sat free of cars&nbsp;overhead and drivers attempted to move around the city during the roadway&rsquo;s planned 2-week closure, a new drone video Tuesday showcased again what all the fuss is about.&nbsp;A view inside the&nbsp;SR 99 tunnel won&rsquo;t get much better than this until you&rsquo;re actually able to drive through it. [...] The 4-minute video captures what has been built behind nearly 1,600 feet of mining along Seattle&rsquo;s waterfront.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ba/baaed0f72aa705e976317bafdfa7876a.jpg"></p><p>Bertha previously in the Archinect news: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124744662/seattle-s-massive-bertha-tunnel-drill-is-up-for-repair-but-still-faces-a-shaky-outlook" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle's massive Bertha tunnel drill is up for repair, but still faces a shaky outlook</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943855/brighton-s-embassy-court-by-wells-coates-featured-in-new-film Brighton's Embassy Court by Wells Coates featured in new film Ellen Hancock 2016-05-05T11:27:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T01:35:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f68b80f7e98041bebb504b917385544.jpg" width="514" height="291" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this year, photographer Baker took us on an odyssey through two icons of Modernism in the UK by Wells Coates: London&rsquo;s Isokon building and Brighton&rsquo;s Embassy Court. Now he&rsquo;s teamed up with director Alex Simpson to create a mini-documentary, The Legacy of Wells Coates. The Isokon was once home to Soviet spies, Agatha Christie and Modernist &eacute;migr&eacute;s including the founder&nbsp;of Bauhaus school, Walter Gropius.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Find more tales of form following function here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943531/a-hidden-mies-van-der-rohe-masterpiece-receives-funding-for-renovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 'hidden' Mies van der Rohe masterpiece receives funding for renovation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149368552/working-out-of-the-box-jader-almeida" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Out of the Box: Jader Almeida</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149936428/african-modernism-architecture-of-independence-showcases-a-history-of-no-easy-answers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"African Modernism: Architecture of Independence" showcases a history of no easy answers</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943479/artist-catalogs-the-drab-architecture-of-america-s-megachurches Artist catalogs the drab architecture of America's megachurches Alexander Walter 2016-05-03T13:50:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x30x5e89pg9sac7p.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lisa Anne Auerbach created a &lsquo;megazine&rsquo; of structures reminiscent of shopping malls or warehouses, hidden away from city centers, where thousands of people worship every week [...] The conception of the cathedral is not only where one goes to be spiritual or commune with God, but to feel awe through the grandeur of the architecture [...] the US megachurch buildings are stripped wholesale of that sense of wonder and connection to the past; they are also far from the focal point of a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vl/vl7l1tlcjrbri6uh.jpg"></p><p>Related news stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ancient Italian church comes back to life &ndash; built in wire mesh</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144504662/omaha-is-building-a-tri-faith-campus-with-a-church-a-mosque-and-a-synagogue-no-joke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Omaha is building a Tri-Faith campus with a church, a mosque and a synagogue (no joke)</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108020530/why-modern-architecture-struggles-to-inspire-catholics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Modern Architecture Struggles to Inspire Catholics</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942844/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-working-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Working Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-29T08:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:13:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vu/vuwxfh0tew4juz27.jpg" width="514" height="275" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/working-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Working Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ps/psp6zdgtqsc5lz86.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma/project/amenta-emma-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amenta Emma Architects</a> in Hartford, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/amentaemma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amenta Emma Architects</a>; Photo: Robert Benson Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gv/gvxjiwc4dky4bjc6.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</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/650x/6u/6u9j31cu2otpp5xi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/676/rabobank-westelijke-mijnstreek-advice-centre/103063210" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rabobank Westelijke Mijnstreek Advice Centre</a> in Sittard, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/mecanoo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mecanoo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bi/bid0xjtdbgi8xqg1.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106394/brand-new-school-office-los-angeles/78914608" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brand New School Office, Los Angeles</a> in Santa Monica, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/1100architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1100 Architect</a>; Photo: Nikolas Koenig</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g4/g4ghpj70lsk5jioi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio/project/pandora-media-offices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pandora Media Offices</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">abastudio / Andrew Bartle Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4o/4o9k4rnzt45kf9ih.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/31790/karlin-hall-economia/81974766" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Karlin Hall Economia</a> in Prague, Czech Republic by <a href="http://archinect.com/ricardo_bofill_taller_arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Filip Slapal</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pf/pfhdd6mzqe35i7sk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/704/aufbau-haus-84/141730592" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aufbau Haus 84</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/704/barkow-leibinger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barkow Leibinger</a>; Photo: Ina Reinecke/ Barkow Leibinger</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zb8o42uayd9wv7fh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/17101996/corporativo-knova/149934817" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942319/aspiring-japanese-surgeons-build-tiny-models-to-get-hired Aspiring Japanese surgeons build tiny models to get hired Julia Ingalls 2016-04-26T12:41:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T13:54:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hk/hk0xh3ytj5q7pxw1.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Forget the life and death drama of heart transplant surgery&mdash;what about the insane pressure to expertly fold a piece of origami in under 15 minutes? Located in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942166/logo-design-chosen-for-2020-tokyo-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan</a>'s Okayama prefecture, Kurashiki Central Hospital&nbsp;is holding fierce recruitment competitions in which surgeons must assemble tiny models&mdash;in one case, a piece of sushi with a single grain of rice&mdash;to demonstrate their fine motor skills (and coolness in a complicated deadline situation: sound familiar, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81150050/model-a-short-film-exploring-the-future-of-model-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">model builders</a>?). Here's the video of the tryouts:&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941941/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-details-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Details" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-22T17:55:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T01:02:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ll/llo092vxq2x2tu5l.jpg" width="514" height="771" 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/details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Details</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m1/m1j7be8s1cwl3quu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design/project/rock-canyon-residence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rock Canyon Residence</a> in Provo, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue_design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuy8x055sdelh2ub.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/125056324/meow-parlour/149934636" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meow Parlour</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/125056324/sonya-lee-architect-llc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonya Lee Architect llc</a>; Photo: Christa Hamilton Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/osescpl4gg7w9dyn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/anaCALDERONGONGORA/project/casa-de-la-barca" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa de la Barca</a> in Cuernavaca, Mexico by <a href="http://archinect.com/anaCALDERONGONGORA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ana Calderon Gongora</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hg/hghb4pw8laof5g7w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY/project/midtown-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Midtown West</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/GENASSEMBLY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">General Assembly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7n/7nkoyrt1e4sfw8bn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur/project/vre-tomtegate-7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Oslash;vre Tomtegate 7</a> in Enebakkneset, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y4/y4z23qv512oc607t.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/mit-media-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT Media Lab</a> in Cambridge, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a> (Architect of Record) in Association with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47157/maki-and-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Maki and Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fy/fyuh0nl4c3s9nyc8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/cureandpenabad/project/mag-corporate-headquarters2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAG Corporate Headquarters</a> in Escuintla, Guatemala by <a href="http://archinect.com/cureandpenabad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">C&Uacute;RE &amp; PENABAD Architecture and Urban Design</a>; Photo: Carlos Domenech</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3bdgvpza9ac8tgy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3259896/overlook-guest-house/148212325" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Overlook Guest House</a> in ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941890/reearth-hortum-machina-b-goes-for-a-walk reEarth: Hortum machina, B goes for a walk Ellen Hancock 2016-04-22T14:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:42:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8e9fe4607818669dc941684f339570f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Harnessing the collective intelligence of plant behaviour, the reEarth project explores new forms of bio-cooperative interaction between people and nature, within the built environment. Echoing the architecture of Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic sphere, is both exoskeleton and ecological iconography. Its core of twelve garden modules, each carrying native British species on outwardly-extending linear actuators allow the structure to become mobile by shifting its centre-of-gravity.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec0e60a09c87190e0028aaa85dc728fa.jpg"></p><p>Find relating articles here:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innovation with a heart: Guto Requena's technological and emotional designs</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941702/v-a-east-project-update V&A East project update Ellen Hancock 2016-04-21T12:02:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T00:05:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ky/ky0myun2e34c2rbg.jpg" width="514" height="555" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A key part of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/489192/victoria-and-albert-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&amp;A</a>&rsquo;s expanding family of sites dedicated to the past, present and future of the designed world, V&amp;A East is a brand new civic space and cultural destination that will form part of the Olympic legacy project taking shape at Stratford Waterfront.</p><p>The seven-storey building is being designed by award-winning architectural practice <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">O&rsquo;Donnell-Tuomey</a> and is part of the masterplan developed with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47465/allies-morrison" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Allies and Morrison</a> for the new educational and cultural district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. At 18,000 sq metres, V&amp;A East will sit directly opposite <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94355496/it-s-like-swimming-in-a-spaceship-zaha-hadid-s-aquatics-centre-opens-to-public" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s London Aquatics Centre</a> and adjacent to a group of partners with which the V&amp;A has great creative synergy: Sadler&rsquo;s Wells, UAL&rsquo;s London College of Fashion and <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/299/university-college-london-ucl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL (University College London).</a></p><p>V&amp;A East will be an entirely new kind of civic institution. At its core will be the ability and remit to respond quickly to current affairs, and to use objects, the V&amp;A collection, collaborations and displays to in...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941590/b-ka-lemoine-s-cinematic-canon-acquired-by-moma Bêka & Lemoine's cinematic canon acquired by MoMA Julia Ingalls 2016-04-20T14:08:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxka8qjknmh88xtl.jpg" width="514" height="171" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The way a building is envisioned to interact with people versus the way it actually does can be dramatically different, which is why the 16 films of Ila B&ecirc;ka&nbsp;and Louise Lemoine are both aesthetically stunning and humanistically delightful. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146731731/ds-r-led-moma-redesign-scaled-back-more-details-released" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA</a> has acquired the pair's entire collection of work, from their first film, "Koolhaas Houselife" to their latest, ""The &infin; happiness."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rciaag9m4o8j0ivt.jpg"></p><p>Beka &amp; Lemoine has filmed the work of a variety of well-known architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136351063/frank-gehry-opens-up-about-the-emotional-side-of-his-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>. Here a few stills from "Living Architectures" and "Spiriti":</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tb/tb90q4ek4xxp3rao.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/98/98ui71on106ouj16.jpg"></p><p>And here's the trailer for "The&nbsp;&infin; happiness":</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940938/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-fancy-facades-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Fancy Facades" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-04-15T19:10:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T02:00:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1ls3tl6g05uae6g.jpg" width="514" height="341" 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="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/fancy-facades/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Fancy Facades</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/llcwmrprgyf0a77o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop/project/gentle-genius" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gentle Genius</a> in Altamura, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/gg-loop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GG-loop</a>; Photo: Michael Sieber</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5u/5ufmg9kkwwrqcxai.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mateoarquitectura/project/remodelling-of-el-ninot-market-in-barcelona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Remodelling of El Ninot Market</a> in Barcelona, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/mateoarquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mateo Arquitectura</a>; Photo: Adri&agrave; Goula</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/na/nakqxpqj73rsngrf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes/project/conservatoire-of-music-dance-and-dramatic-arts-belfort2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Conservatoire of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts</a> in Belfort, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/dominique-coulon-associes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Coulon &amp; associ&eacute;s</a>; Photo: Eugeni Pons</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pj/pjug8a2eymd8h68z.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/138337272/woodview-mews/138867840" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woodview Mews</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/geraghtytaylorarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Geraghty Taylor Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tv/tvs0gp6apvnlach7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/museum-of-medical-history-and-innovation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Medical History and Innovation</a> in Boston, MA by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mg/mgxw8fnh6nct2ce5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/53416700/v-gen-high-school-and-sandnes-culture-academy/71940951" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">V&Aring;GEN High School and SANDNES Culture Academy</a> in Sandnes, Norway by <a href="http://archinect.com/LINKarkitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Link Arkitektur</a>; Photo: Hundven-Clements Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0g/0gdo54cqcmm5yr8w.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/innisfree" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Innisfree</a> in Seoul, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Innisfree</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/no/nothsbth4vsm0h97.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/university-of-aberdeen-new-library/146166982" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940809/the-enduring-influence-of-playboy-architecture The enduring influence of "Playboy Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-14T20:25:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:24:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wz/wzo6hgidkh8ipfiv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Elmhurst Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979, featuring an extensive collection of photographs, films, architectural models and more from Playboy magazine&rsquo;s inception in 1953 through the 1970s. Curated by Professor Beatriz Colomina and Pep Aviles ... the exhibition showcases how architecture and design played a role in creating the Playboy fantasy as well as how Playboy magazine came to influence the world of architecture and design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We no doubt have Hugh Hefner and the Playboy empire to thank, in no minor part, for today's standards of architectural photography, and the preeminent role many midcentury designers, featured in their present day in Playboy, enjoy in today's culture.</p><p>Got your own take on how sex and sexuality intermingle with architecture? Submit to our open call for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940489/open-call-for-submissions-sex-aware-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our current editorial theme, Sex Aware Design</a>. Click <a href="http://arcnct.co/sex-submit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to submit.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Do these buildings turn you on? The psychology of curvy architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87448147/do-these-buildings-turn-you-on-the-psychology-of-curvy-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do these buildings turn you on? The psychology of curvy architecture</a></li><li><a title="Building for a better Sex Life" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76192886/building-for-a-better-sex-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building for a better Sex Life</a></li><li><a title="Design Crime: An Office Shaped Like Lady Parts" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/22026824/design-crime-an-office-shaped-like-lady-parts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Crime: An Office Shaped Like Lady Parts</a></li><li><a title="US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102553042/us-student-is-rescued-from-giant-vagina-sculpture-in-germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany</a></li><li><a title="Penis church, vagina stadium: Can genital-shaped architecture really be accidental?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87214571/penis-church-vagina-stadium-can-genital-shaped-architecture-really-be-accidental" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Penis church, vagina stadium: Can genital-shaped architecture really be accidental?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940643/brunel-s-thames-tunnel-transformed-into-an-underground-theatre Brunel’s Thames Tunnel transformed into an underground theatre Ellen Hancock 2016-04-14T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:31:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aae8020fc213746b86e75fa4bef7dc13.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Called the Grand Entrance Hall, the underground space &ndash; opening today &ndash; will be run by The Brunel Museum and is set to host plays, operas, concerts and even weddings. Architects Tate Harmer breathed new life into the 1843 Grade II*-listed shaft &ndash; originally designed by civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc &ndash; adding a cantilevered staircase to make the 75ft-deep hall accessible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Discover more UK content here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940510/serpentine-galleries-appoints-yana-peel-as-new-ceo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries appoints Yana Peel as new CEO</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938943/stock-bricks-to-brutalism-housing-design-in-poplar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940558/feast-your-eyes-on-these-sci-fi-inspired-photos-of-belgrade-s-brutalist-buildings Feast your eyes on these sci fi-inspired photos of Belgrade's Brutalist buildings Justine Testado 2016-04-13T19:20:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:56:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtbp6sygdbhn7yrh.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>These buildings aren't from a distant galaxy far, far away. They're here on Planet Earth, specifically in Belgrade, Serbia. Locally based photographer&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nahmijas.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mirko Nahmijas</a> wanted to give a new perspective to some of his hometown's historically-loaded Brutalist structures in his photo series titled&nbsp;&ldquo;Minimal Belgrade&rdquo; &mdash; which Nahmijas has also nicknamed &ldquo;Star Wars City&rdquo;.</p><p>The series depicts the structures as concrete giants, showing off their depth and sharp geometric forms that pop against a stark sky-blue background. Encountering the buildings on a regular basis, Nahmijas wanted to discover a newfound appreciation for his hometown.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/35/35wjrzj18lu2akdv.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ao/aochzqrubeu9grwp.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xf/xf72a1mo3yxmcdgj.jpg"><br><br>Although he carefully staged the photos, there were the inevitable perfect moments of spontaneity that made the process all the more enjoyable.&nbsp;&ldquo;I most enjoyed taking photos of the VMA Military hospital [the Military Medical Academy] because of its bold lines, and the Western City Gate &mdash; especially in the picture I like to call The Pigeon Gate, because the pigeon...</p>