Archinect - News 2015-08-28T01:16:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/135286699/architecture-shapes-hyperreal-photographic-narratives-in-art-collection-schude Architecture shapes hyperreal photographic narratives in art collection "Schude" Julia Ingalls 2015-08-28T00:20:00-04:00 >2015-08-28T00:20:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0c2rtpxa5zx6nwi4.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Photographer Ryan Schude's narrative panoramas are as informed by the artist's humor as they are by the structures in which they often take place. Consider "The Saturn," a typical Southern California <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/99407/next-series-apartment-stories" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dingbat</a> that is transformed into a tableau of subjects wondering where they went wrong. There's the man whose belongings are being unceremoniously tossed out of a window by an enraged lover to the woman staring out of her kitchen window to the mildly distressed dingbat itself. At least, that's one reading. Look closer: other stories begin to emerge.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5v/5vbvnezrf1islcqf.jpg"></p><p>Beginning as an editorial portraitist for a magazine, Schude "wanted to figure out how to do more than just show a documentary aspect of [a subject's] personality. I wanted to tell a story that would be more interesting than the person themselves, and take that concept and apply it to a much bigger scene with actual actors and create another story, depending on the location."&nbsp;The narrative within "The Saturn" evolved as he sought a location....</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/135124382/chinese-fun-photographer-stefano-cerio-captures-the-eerie-side-of-empty-amusement-parks Chinese Fun: Photographer Stefano Cerio captures the eerie side of empty amusement parks Alexander Walter 2015-08-25T18:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:34:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00emeqzb203dsc7v.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Stefano Cerio's series &ldquo;Chinese Fun,&rdquo; he explores the facades of amusement without an audience&rsquo;s reaction. The photographer enters areas built for fun and leisure in the off months or closing hours, exploring the absurdity that creeps into the architecture of entertainment when there is no one to enjoy it but a single camera.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lm6kjz5ecgcw2ooq.jpg"></p><p>Shijingshang Park-Beijing</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z692t7xsq9vn87vv.jpg"></p><p>Shanghai Happy Valley-Shanghai</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y3/y3usrk6265m0ce81.jpg"></p><p>Water Cube-Beijing. Photo by by Stefano Cerio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6y/6ydt1m3gn5p3ixmn.jpg"></p><p>Cover of Stefano Cerio's recently released book, <em>Chinese Fun</em>. Click <a href="https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/08/chinese-fun-empty-theme-parks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more of the series.</p><p><em>All photos by Stefano Cerio.</em></p><p>In other recent amusement/bemusement-park news:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134744563/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-wood-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-08-21T11:33:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T19:25:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4djgppeu0bs840c9.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/wood/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Wood</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l96aui79hxdeioez.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/lilac-drive-residence/127602327" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lilac Drive Residence</a> in Montecito, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Joe Fletcher</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjcl2z6iumlya1sf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/5885730/suny-morrisville-state-college-center-for-design-and-technology/95401203" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SUNY: Morrisville State College: Center for Design and Technology</a> in Morrisville, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/5885730/perkins-eastman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins Eastman</a>; Photo: David Revette</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3p83bdfu2ujcicf3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7378/joukowsky-institute-for-archaeology-and-the-ancient-world/99369285" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World</a> in Providence, RI by <a href="http://archinect.com/aw-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anmahian Winton Architects</a>; Photo: Warren Jagger</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j23ixo28cx4w4siw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jf-schmit/project/felix-faure-and-esperance-day-nurseries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F&eacute;lix-Faure and Esp&eacute;rance Day Nurseries</a> in Paris, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/jf-schmit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois Schmit Architectes</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x4/x4prsfna3rx7cs0c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/92704619/cedar-avenue/101711119" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cedar Avenue</a> in Montreal, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/T-B-A" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">T B A</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27c0dc1vk4hf0ot7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/62930951/south-mountain-community-library/129343847" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Mountain Community Library</a> in Phoenix, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iw/iw1accss15d8s86g.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/95835503/private-house-tel-aviv-israel/96689789" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Private House</a> in Tel Aviv, Israel by <a href="http://archinect.com/ZWWV" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WEINSTEIN VAADIA ARCHITECTS</a>; Photo: Amit...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134730873/architecture-in-fashion-design Architecture in fashion design Julia Ingalls 2015-08-20T17:01:00-04:00 >2015-08-20T17:01:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/showfgd955f5wmc4.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although fashion magnate <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/124872429/architects-having-a-non-architectural-career" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Ford</a> does not make much of the fact that he studied architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/87291/parsons-the-new-school-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons The New School for Design</a>, that early influence can still be felt in his body of work, as it can with Daniel DuGoff, an architectural alum of <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/17418/washington-university-in-st-louis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington University in St. Louis</a> turned fashionista who has recently been attracting <a href="http://www.stylenochaser.com/article/architecturally-sound-ddugoff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press attention</a> for his technically exquisite yet stylish clothing line DDUGOFF. However,&nbsp;the industry has also been venturing into other traditionally architectural realms. In May, the <a href="http://www.shining3d.com/fashioncontest/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shining 3D Fashion Show Design Contest</a>&nbsp;invited participants to submit <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79607750/if-you-think-3d-printing-is-disruptive-wait-for-4d" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printed</a> clothing options:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/qltq12yqdyvzax74.jpg"></p><p>The aesthetic structural sensibility of fashion, while obviously existing in a different material realm, shares much with the most visually engaging and relevant architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6cyfb2s8joyefcy.jpg"></p><p>This structural appreciation extends beyond clothing into <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/472439/material-witness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">film</a>. When Tom Ford directed the adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's "A Single Man," he had the principal character live in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8504/john-lautner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Lautner</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92435/architecture-s-hot-in-la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schaf...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134724411/relishing-the-physical-in-the-digital-review-of-the-new-concrete Relishing the physical in the digital: review of "The New Concrete" Julia Ingalls 2015-08-20T13:49:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T18:48:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fr/fryj9prnowbfpd2i.jpg" width="514" height="388" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although jaded art critics might argue that there is nothing new under the sun, they are overlooking the fact that there is important work that has been shaded by time. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115195694/winners-of-the-2014-riba-president-s-medals-student-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete poetry</a>, an art form that emphasizes the physical arrangement and visual presentation of poetry as much as its literary content, is widely presumed to have reached its zenith in the 1960s, only to become obsolescent in the digital age. "The New Concrete," a collection of contemporary concrete poetry edited by Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe, not only proves this assumption wrong, but spotlights a form that is perhaps the inadvertent template to our daily onscreen lives.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0buf1yv2tittz8kp.jpg"></p><p>"Many of concrete poetry's ideas about language's materiality have ended up being mirrored in our computational systems and processes," argues Kenneth Goldsmith in the book's introductory essay. "When we click on a link, we literally press down on a word. When, in the analogue age, did we ever press down on words?...The Internet itself is entir...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134649668/relatively-soon-in-a-galaxy-not-so-far-far-away-announcing-star-wars-lands Relatively soon, in a galaxy (not so) far far away: announcing Star Wars Lands Nicholas Korody 2015-08-19T14:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T22:32:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymfmydcc07zhu230.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Disney raised more questions than it answered at the D23 Expo with the announcement of plans to unveil Star Wars Lands at Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney&rsquo;s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Fla. Here&rsquo;s what we know so far: The new 14-acre lands will each feature two attractions set in a remote frontier town on the outer rim of the &ldquo;Star Wars&rdquo; galaxy. No opening dates have been set for either the California or Florida projects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Star Wars fans may be salivating at the mouth right now, with a new trilogy on the horizon and now Disney's <a href="http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2015/08/star-wars-themed-lands-coming-to-walt-disney-world-and-disneyland-resorts/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement</a> of two themed parks at the D23 EXPO. Construction will begin at the Anaheim version in 2017 in the Big Thunder Ranch area, which is currently a bit of a no-man's land for themed dinner shows. Starting in 2015, there'll be a Star Wars-themed annual event in Tomorrowland.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xprmlrqyzlvaay1.jpg"></p><p>As the LA Times states, there's been very little information released so far. But here's what we do know:</p><ul><li>The rides and areas will be oriented around the upcoming trilogy, rather than the older two.</li><li>One new ride will feature a battle sequence between the "First Order" and the Resistance. First Order sounding a bit unfamiliar? That's because it's an organization from the new series, formed after the collapse of the Empire, but also employing stormtroopers, TIE fighters, etc.</li><li>Another new ride will let you fly the Millennium Falcon.</li><li>The new land will be set on a planet never seen in the older films. A remo...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134566201/the-fascinating-diy-architecture-of-these-hungarian-summer-houses-brings-back-childhood-memories The fascinating DIY architecture of these Hungarian summer houses brings back childhood memories Alexander Walter 2015-08-18T12:38:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:55:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tn0y15ofazk87asi.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the strangest places in Hungary lies beside the Tisza River in a village called Gergelyiugornya. Hugged by a bend in the river, it&rsquo;s a relatively narrow, woody flood basin area packed with small cottages that show an incredibly wide variety of architectural designs and creativity. [...] Most of these houses were built in the 80s, when the workers of socialist Hungary were allowed to build for themselves on small plots of land.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nu/nus3ctemoc6kaugz.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vnv0kgp0bycjsv8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivgbejxcig6pispu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aa279cwgee2wt95t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1qjjqqkh4ci11vdu.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c652239gtpynezmt.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c2/c2xun6nkvod6xqfa.jpg"></p><p>All photos by Attila Nagy. Head over to <a href="http://gizmodo.com/the-incredible-and-bizarre-diy-cabins-of-the-tisza-rive-1723644735" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a> to continue the architectural walking tour through Gergelyiugornya village and discover more goodies.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134269188/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-bedroom-spaces-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Bedroom Spaces" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-08-14T19:37:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T07:41:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43rh0n298006jvst.jpg" width="514" height="390" 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 <strong>brand new </strong>board <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/bedroom-spaces/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Bedroom Spaces</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dv/dvwlxhopv865bwnv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/102714708/cliff-house/102717126" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cliff House</a> in Muskoka, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/102714708/altius-architecture-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Altius Architecture Inc</a>; Photo: Jonathan Savoie</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zm/zm38c64ho702vohp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/96538269/house-v2/96541484" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House V2</a> in Dubrovnik, Croatia by <a href="http://archinect.com/3LHD" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio 3LHD</a>; Photo: Marko Ercegovic</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8l/8luare8sylwrygse.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/studiodes/project/historical-apartment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historical apartment</a> in Bologna, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/studiodes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Brunelli</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0cspue1khlo7vsea.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/trousdale-residence/127602329" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trousdale Residence</a> in Beverly Hills, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Barry Schwartz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j996bqad0ww8n4p0.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/desert-courtyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Courtyard House</a> in Scottsdale, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qd/qdlq4ozpu0h0t38n.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106309/the-standard-ny-hotel/13475637" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Standard NY Hotel</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106309/roman-and-williams-buildings-and-interiors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ga/gazrgmjt4qgst7b2.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56904349/new-canaan-residence/109091915" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in New Canaan, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/56904349/specht-harpman" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Specht Harpman</a>; Photo: Elizabeth Felicella</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kx/kx6eoxubj9e7zuss.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/110938814/butik-design-rooms/110939616" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Butik Design Rooms</a> in Ab&aacute;dszal&oacute;k, Hungary by <a href="http://archinect.com/singer-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sin...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134181529/kevin-roche-the-quiet-architect-documentary-announced-for-2016 "Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect" documentary announced for 2016 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-14T12:22:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T07:43:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j7/j7vzmtt1j2uaw3j4.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Wavelength Pictures, a London-based production company, has been awarded <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133956285/exclusive-graham-foundation-announces-winners-of-2015-grants-to-organizations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grant funding by the Graham Foundation</a> to put out "Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect", a feature-length documentary about the eponymous, Pritzker Prize-winning Irish-American architect. Wavelength has previously produced features profiling architects Oscar Niemeyer and Rem Koolhaas, among other artists, but this will be its first documentary.</p><p>Roche's career has been a long and storied one &ndash; at 93, he is still working at <a href="http://archinect.com/krjda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLC</a>, the firm he founded out of Eero Saarinen's office after his death. Roche first moved from Ireland to study architecture with&nbsp;Mies van der Rohe at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/393/illinois-institute-of-technology-iit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Technology</a>, and has since compiled an impressive portfolio of institutional and corporate projects, spanning over the past half-century.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbf19ulq62et2hbz.jpg"></p><p>The film uses Roche's lengthy career to discuss many issues contemporary to architecture in the 20th century and its development into the 21st. Fitt...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134184746/dense-denser-hong-kong-alex-nimmo-captures-the-patterns-of-a-crowded-metropolis Dense, Denser, Hong Kong: Alex Nimmo captures the patterns of a crowded metropolis Alexander Walter 2015-08-13T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-15T16:48:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qof0ybihktb65xgl.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. To accommodate a rapidly growing number of inhabitants in a limited area of land, the emphasis is on space efficiency &ndash; which often translates into extremes of verticality and compact living. Alex Nimmo grew up in the English countryside but moved to Hong Kong three years ago. The contrast, as you might imagine, was sharp.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6ojcva1xlhh95ky3.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Bel Air</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ef/ef7gewc0eq5v7dua.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Sheung Wan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zcbazmnckdbzt56c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Quarry Bay</p><p><em>All images by&nbsp;<a href="https://instagram.com/alexnimmo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@alexnimmo</a> on Instagram.</em></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109792318/hong-kong-tops-bloomberg-s-list-of-most-crowded-cities-by-2025" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hong Kong tops Bloomberg's list of "Most Crowded Cities" by 2025</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104789294/asia-s-richest-man-is-building-hong-kong-apartments-barely-bigger-than-a-prison-cell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Asia&rsquo;s richest man is building Hong Kong apartments barely bigger than a prison cell</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104172202/vertical-horizon-2nd-edition-romain-jacquet-lagreze-s-cityscapes-of-hong-kong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vertical Horizon 2nd Edition: Romain Jacquet-Lagreze's cityscapes of Hong Kong</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134027043/admire-the-diversity-of-african-vernacular-architecture-in-this-growing-online-database Admire the diversity of African vernacular architecture in this growing online database Justine Testado 2015-08-11T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf70r9wh8vtzsb33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jon] Sojkowski worries that these building types, made with materials that are abundant in Africa and sustainable, will soon be lost to history because of a misconception that they are inefficient, outdated and only used by the poor. At one point during his research, he met a man who told him he wanted a Western-style metal roof. 'I asked him why, and he said, &lsquo;Because then I would be somebody,' Sojkowski recalls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since architect Jon Sojkowski launched his <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African vernacular architecture database</a> last year, he has amassed a broad range of photos showcasing the traditional building techniques and materials from 48 countries. <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/contact-submit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo submissions</a> are also welcome.</p><p>You can also check out video clips from Sojkowski's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/africanarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture</a></p><p><a title="Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal</a></p><p><a title='Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start</a></p><p><a title="Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959683/apartheid-ended-20-years-ago-so-why-is-cape-town-still-a-paradise-for-the-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?</a></p><p><a title="Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016006/cape-town-to-house-new-contemporary-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133956285/exclusive-graham-foundation-announces-winners-of-2015-grants-to-organizations Exclusive: Graham Foundation announces winners of 2015 Grants to Organizations Julia Ingalls 2015-08-11T09:01:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:59:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8ay99f325qadmgj4.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Kiev to Los Angeles, from mind-bending artist&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14793/dan-graham" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Graham</a> to stately architect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128118195/the-forever-unfinished-business-curated-thoughts-from-our-conversation-with-kevin-roche" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Roche</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/130920/graham-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation</a> has announced the 49 international winners of its 2015 Grants to Organizations. Each year, the Foundation gives out two sets of grants: one for individuals including architects, writers, and artists, and one specifically for organizations, such as museums, universities, publishers, and trusts. The grant categories include film, exhibitions, public programs, and publications. This year, $496,500 was awarded to 49 winners from a competitive pool of 200 entries featuring both emerging and established organizations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/znhmwdtzocqk19qq.jpg"></p><p>In keeping with the Graham Foundation's mission to foster innovative explorations of architecture and art, the winning projects encompass a variety of perceptual and investigative terrain, from the MoMA's exploratory exhibition on <a href="http://archinect.com/toyo_ito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> and other Japanese architectural firms, to the creation of several new projects for this fall's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132509334/watch-the-teaser-trailer-for-fall-s-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architectur...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133657734/33-story-endangered-species-picture-show 33-story endangered species picture show Julia Ingalls 2015-08-06T19:02:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:31:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ip/iphjlkooe3zj9q97.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to the New York Times, the event cost around $1 million to produce and involved 40 stacked 20,000-lumen projectors on the roof of a building on West 31st Street that beamed 5K resolution video onto a space covering 33 floors &mdash; roughly 375 feet high and 186 feet wide.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Empire State Building took a breather from being an icon last Saturday, and instead became the canvas for a series of projected images of endangered species and other trippy imagery. The event was part of "Projecting Change," an awareness-raising project thought up by noted National Geographic photographer Louie Psihoyos. The remarkable clarity and size of the images is due to the artistry of design firm Obscura Digital, who captivated a city of people used to being too sophisticated to unguardedly stare up in wonder. No word yet on the reaction of those city dwellers who, unaware of the show while occupying a penthouse and a questionable state of mind, looked out the window and saw giant animals gazing back at them.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133647282/weird-challenges-of-living-in-real-houses-from-famous-tv-series Weird challenges of living in real houses from famous TV series Julia Ingalls 2015-08-06T14:19:00-04:00 >2015-08-10T11:40:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80ke0xg3f877xv9f.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The recent real-life&nbsp;<a href="http://laist.com/2015/07/29/jesse_breaking_bad_house.php#photo-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sale</a> of the character Jesse's house from the TV series "Breaking Bad" is a reminder of how many single-family properties have become cinematic icons (and how it's tricky for private residents to live in such public locales). Although the new owners of Jesse's house will probably be hearing "Yeah, bitch!" more often than usual, other famous houses come with their own particular baggage. Despite being owned by individuals, these otherwise ordinary homes have inadvertently become part of the imaginative public domain:&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8o/8oh63b4xnl458o1r.jpg"></p><p><strong>Mork and Mindy House</strong><br>When Robin Williams tragically died in 2014, the "Mork and Mindy" house in Boulder, Colorado became an impromptu <a href="http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_26319618/mourners-stop-by-boulders-mork-and-mindy-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">memorial</a> site. U.S. representative Jared Polis went so far as to dress up in Mork costume and tweet of a picture of himself standing outside the house.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mflgusgh3yi2jzrm.jpg"></p><p><strong>Six Feet Under House</strong><br>Although many of the interiors on "Six Feet Under" are sound-stages, the familiar diagonal sweep of the famous fictional Fisher and Diaz mortuary's fro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133038341/gentrification-through-a-cinematic-lens Gentrification through a cinematic lens Julia Ingalls 2015-07-29T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:19:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k4/k4p249gz17bmrk4n.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Real Estate Fiction, a two-part short film series that compiles clips from movies that deal with issues of gentrification and land-grabbing, isn't the magnum opus of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Los Angeles Plays Itself</a>, but it's infused with the same analysis-as-entertainment spirit. Part one of the 20-minute short features clips from <em>Batteries Not Included, Boyz'n'The Hood, Do The Right Thing, Le mani sulla citta</em>, and numerous other films from around the world, interspersed with brief critical dialogue at the beginning of each chapter heading.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vt/vtecehnclvrcrm9k.jpg"></p><p>Divided by chapters with titles including "Conspiracy Over the Urban Scene," the film artfully investigates the tensions between city dwellers and the pressures of (usually greedy) developers and speculators. It's entertaining primarily because it explores realities that so often make for exceptionally dry academic reading. The&nbsp;concise&nbsp;commentary touches on the complexities of urban development, speculation, and repurposing without offering the depth and nuance of a ful...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132955550/photorealistic-cityscapes-drawn-in-pencil-only Photorealistic cityscapes drawn in pencil only Julia Ingalls 2015-07-28T14:53:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T21:17:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pb/pb1wrull2bo2jpg6.jpg" width="514" height="352" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Paul Cadden&rsquo;s work is astoundingly realistic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>If you think straining over Photoshop for hours on end sweating out the nuances of that latest rendering of a project is time-consuming, Paul Cadden voluntarily spends his time drawing photo-realistic versions of photographs with pencil. Only <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/56689885/computer-vs-pencil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pencil</a>. According to the artist's website, "Although the drawings and paintings I make are based upon photographs, videos stills etc., the idea is to go beyond the photograph. The photo is used to create a subtler and much more complex focus on the subject depicted. The virtual image becomes the living image, an intensification of the normal. These objects and scenes in my drawings are meticulously detailed to create the illusion of a new reality not seen in in the original photo."&nbsp;The results, which frequently incorporate cityscapes, are worth a look:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/oy/oy21275wf2ywtusu.jpeg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/lr/lr2ctnanh686gqdx.jpeg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cv/cvefzm3ewyss4rqc.jpeg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132641813/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-07-24T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-07-31T08:42:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0ebvjohzc98xbdop.jpg" width="514" height="386" 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/architect-sure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmd4ph0n64v03ymx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/118858781/villa-in-potsdam/131556884" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Villa</a> in Wilhelmshorst/Potsdam, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/118858781/nps-tchoban-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nps tchoban voss</a>; Photo: Martin Tervoort</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s5wtyvkysh26su4d.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture/project/tower-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tower House</a> in Portland, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/waechter_architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Waechter Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jj/jjzfs2pgu77pz43x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2565/copagri-pavilion-love-it-for-expo-milano-2015/129843245" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copagri Pavilion 'Love IT' for Expo Milano 2015</a> in Milan, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3z/3z92zbmj6qkj8bj8.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/129650377/on-the-rocks/129660030" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On The Rocks</a> in Palm Springs, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/129650377/schmidt-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schmidt Architecture</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb40c22cyntdbupu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/62930951/south-mountain-community-library/129343847" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">South Mountain Community Library</a> in Phoenix, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxsfukl67qoclhhs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/cultural-centre-of-greenland/131379422" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultural Centre of Greenland</a> in Nuuk, Greenland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schmidt hammer lassen architects</a>; Photo: Peter Barfoed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/st/stwu4l19efg7nc8q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/yamauchiarc/project/spiral-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spiral House</a> in Sapporo, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/yamauchiarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keikichi Yamauchi</a>; Photo: Koji Sakai</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8kmozivd6m0zbsg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/jf-schmit/project/felix-faure-and-esperance-day-nurseries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">F&eacute;lix-Faure and Esp&eacute;rance Day Nurseries</a> in Paris...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132554306/you-want-a-piece-of-renzo-piano You Want a Piece of Renzo Piano Isaac Wilhelm 2015-07-23T11:32:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T18:03:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m7/m79x3vd9i1g8fz4b.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>He&rsquo;s Mr. Lifestyle of the rich and famous, do you want a piece of him?&nbsp; No not Britney Spears, but rather world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. Visitors to the recent Piece by Piece: Renzo Piano Building Workshop at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai were engaged in the evolution of the famous architect&rsquo;s key works through multi-media presentations.&nbsp; Various study models made of wood, foam, morphed plastic, and even pantyhose provided insight into the limitless and unpredictable avenues of the architectural creative process. &nbsp;Suspended models of various scale and detail hovered above viewers as informative construction process documentaries played on the wall. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vwyqvgqly0stwaq.jpg"></p><p>The entire the exhibition space pulsed with creativity.&nbsp; It was as though visitors were inside Piano&rsquo;s brain. The display workshop tables the neurons. Visitors the receptors.&nbsp; The exploratory exhibit is now closed, but like a catchy American pop-song, piece by piece Renzo Piano&rsquo;s ingenious design ingenuity has already trick...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132509334/watch-the-teaser-trailer-for-fall-s-chicago-architecture-biennial Watch the teaser trailer for fall's Chicago Architecture Biennial Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T10:09:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T17:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmmtu4ea2654qg4u.jpg" width="514" height="218" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a list of over 90 participants and partners including U.K.-based <a href="http://assemblestudio.co.uk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/26953/studio-gang-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>, the inaugural <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> will open to the public on October 3rd. Officially billed as "North America&rsquo;s largest international survey of contemporary architecture," the Biennial will feature a variety of installations, exhibitions, and events, which perhaps figures into the concept behind the freshly released&nbsp;teaser trailer (which we've embedded below): gradually intersecting red grid lines meet over famous Chicago landmarks, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/8288/anish-kapoor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>'s "bean" or Cloud Gate. View it now:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132512542/famous-architecture-as-rendered-through-google-s-creepy-deepdream Famous Architecture as Rendered Through Google's Creepy "DeepDream" Julia Ingalls 2015-07-23T01:07:00-04:00 >2015-08-01T19:27:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0tjjtl7zyrnoj9c.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Been a little too productive today? Amuse and potentially frighten yourself by seeing what architecture looks like through the warped, creepy lens of Google's "DeepDream," a recently unveiled image recognition software program that essentially displays what artificial neural networks think they are seeing, image-wise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z1wdkhkqbyy1auf3.jpg"></p><p>Technically, there's an app for that: <a href="https://dreamscopeapp.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DreamScope</a>, which <a href="http://gizmodo.com/someone-finally-turned-googles-deepdream-code-into-a-si-1719461004" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gizmodo</a> describes as being "like Instagram on LSD, all powered by Google" that allows you to upload a photograph and then watch it be transformed through 19 discrete filters. While the app boils down the complexity and Do-Androids-Dream-of-Electric-Sheep quality of the original program, it's still a trippy (and entirely legal) way to get a fresh perspective on reality. Upload your experiments in the comments section below, and we'll pick a winner!&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132437755/the-same-song-sung-in-15-places The Same Song Sung in 15 Places Nam Henderson 2015-07-21T23:23:00-04:00 >2015-07-22T08:04:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hl/hl1rgnvchkqe0r7o.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>M&uuml;llner demonstrates how much environment contributes to the quality of what we hear...As slick as an advertisement, the short video uses a heavily mediated form to convey the simple idea of natural reverberation...The ways in which sound and space interact can determine the shape of a musical form.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Inspired by a video from&nbsp;<a href="https://vimeo.com/132408379" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Wikisinger</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://about.me/jonesjoshua" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Josh Jones</a>&nbsp;reflects on the relationship between&nbsp;landscape, cityscape, architectural formation and the sounds of music.&nbsp;</p><p>h/t <a href="https://twitter.com/soundscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Nick Sowers</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131950074/two-of-a-kind-photographer-robin-hill-contemplates-the-farnsworth-house-and-glass-house-simultaneously Two of a kind: photographer Robin Hill contemplates the Farnsworth House and Glass House simultaneously Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-15T17:28:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T15:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/of34z52gyrhqxrsz.jpg" width="514" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Naturally paired, but too quickly equated. Photographer Robin Hill takes on the iconic and somewhat contending Farnsworth House and Glass House in his photo series, "<a href="http://sidebyside.photoshelter.com/#!/portfolio/G0000ao4ebepAYSY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Side by Side: The Glass Houses of Mies van der Rohe and Philip Johnson</a>". With eighteen magazine-ready spreads, Hill matches shots of each house as a &ldquo;dyptych&rdquo;, often aligned to show how one house&rsquo;s element can be extended into the other, but with clear atmospheric differences. Other shots are paired by their similar perspectives, or proportional beauty &ndash; the hinge of the dyptychs serving as the axis of symmetry between the two houses.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ez/ezcwiqlslotizu3n.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un9utppx331ao6pe.jpg"></p><p>The gaze in these photos isn&rsquo;t critical &ndash; the goal doesn&rsquo;t seem to be to declare a winner in the Glass House battle. Instead the pairings have a composed distance that seems genuinely concerned with illustrating the buildings&rsquo; co-evolutionary existence. The series takes a fresh look at these iconic, historical buildings to consider why they appear so similar in the first place, and then bri...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131581016/get-a-peek-inside-pratt-s-new-film-video-department-building-by-wasa-studio-a Get a peek inside Pratt's new Film/Video Department building by WASA/Studio A Justine Testado 2015-07-10T19:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-12T21:14:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1et05irpmdl6oect.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After occupying a lower-level space in one of <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a>'s athletic buildings, prospects are looking bright and shiny for Pratt's <a href="https://www.pratt.edu/academics/school-of-art/undergraduate-school-of-art/film-video-department/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Film/Video Department</a> as it settles into its new home on 550 Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. The 15,000 square-foot facility was fully gutted and redesigned by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/43020582/wasa-studio-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WASA/Studio A</a>, whose project team happens to include Pratt alumni like Jack Esterson as lead architect; senior associate Sebastian Touzet as partner-in-charge for design; and project architect Brian Dobrolsky. The $4.5 million renovation began last July.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99hdpqd93gsgjsj5.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9ude4rndts7l32t.jpg"></p><p>Built using free-span trusses, the new space has 23-foot ceiling heights and no internal columns. Pratt Architecture Professor and artist Haresh Lalvani created a series of perforated metal panels that wrap around the entrance lobby and cover the walls of the first and second floors. The customized panels display Lalvani's signature eye-popping patterns that are typically seen in his <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/see_haresh_lalvanis_metal_sculptures_now_on_display_in_white_plains_ny/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sculptural works</a>.</p><p>Formerly known as the Prattstore building, the ne...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131566542/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-details-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Details" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-07-10T15:27:00-04:00 >2015-07-18T16:02:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jkr7tl4git7n13ey.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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/514x/zn/znnqo3ktaz68wjan.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/designbitches/project/backyard-bowls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Backyard Bowls</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/designbitches" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design, Bitches</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vx3ox9va5a4nit19.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pinkintruder/project/ekklesia-cardboard-pavilion-for-fallas-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ekklesia - cardboard pavilion for Fallas festival</a> in Valencia, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/pinkintruder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pink intruder</a>; Photo: Noel Arraiz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qnuuaqridnb2okyf.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/geza/project/ifn-2-3-4-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IFN 2/3/4 Housing</a> in Udine, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/geza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gri e Zucchi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fp/fpc2rvdfzzj23xsp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/3363236/plug-in-ecology-urban-farm-pod/129082495" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plug-In Ecology: Urban Farm Pod</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/terreform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Terreform ONE</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxrkjwvu0htcz55q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2565/copagri-pavilion-love-it-for-expo-milano-2015/129843245" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copagri Pavilion 'Love IT' for Expo Milano 2015</a> in Milan, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/embt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>; Photo: Marcela Grassi</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/611fyiwm3wdswmoz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/julianparkinson/project/florida-polytechnic-university-florida" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Florida Polytechnic University</a> in Lakeland, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1636/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a>; Photo: <a href="http://archinect.com/julianparkinson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julian Parkinson</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qi45hoxgzbxn0oxz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/cultural-centre-of-greenland/131379422" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultural Centre of Greenland</a> in Nuuk, Greenland by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schmidt hammer lassen architects</a>; Photo: Peter Barfoed</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b73x2uq5zu1cmo42.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/5012529/ko-ristorante-aziendale-zambon-group/129383974" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ko&agrave; - Ristorante aziendale Zambon Gr...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131024735/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-glass-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Glass" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-07-03T14:16:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T23:33:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7vda86l1x16pb23.jpg" width="514" height="384" 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/glass/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Glass</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2o/2o4mb5dio53jqwd5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/77311796/house-at-niihama/130447471" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House</a> in Niihama, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/yamauchiarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keikichi Yamauchi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypbr6vr3r5ak6dep.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer/project/meinel-optical-sciences-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meinel Optical Sciences Building</a> in Tucson, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/is/isngdoi36i6czpjv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/62341677/little-red-elisabeth-irwin/129106680" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Little Red Elisabeth Irwin</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/abastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">abastudio / Andrew Bartle Architects</a>; Photo: Durston Saylor Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w4dbq63nmp340523.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/68968125/starhill-gallery/128147101" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starhill Gallery</a> in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARK</a>; Photo: Lin Ho, Tim Nolan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/momgza5kfd9ptgdw.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau/project/a-hard-working-house2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Hard Working House</a> in London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Richard Leeney</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdydzloxe914dxah.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/42410/bitexco-financial-tower/125887881" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bitexco Financial Tower</a> in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/42410/carlos-zapata-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carlos Zapata Studio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0htigscuj89maz4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/27420952/office-machelen/128105335" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office</a> in Machelen, Belgium by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/27420952/wil-ma-architectenbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wil-Ma Architectenbureau</a>; Photo: Stijn Bollaert</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yx/yx22l9o0pw6gqtwz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/ratner-residence/127721533" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ratner Residence</a> in California by <a href="http://archinect.com/marmolradziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner</a>; Photo: Roger ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130794268/the-lunatic-builder-who-spent-50-years-and-counting-building-a-cathedral The "Lunatic Builder" who spent 50 years (and counting) building a cathedral Justine Testado 2015-06-30T14:25:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T23:54:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6plr3omx73fpec0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There were never any construction plans or official permission. Everything is in my head. I am not an architect or a stonemason. I have never had any training in the building profession. My basic education was interrupted by the Civil War. I was inspired by books about cathedrals, castles and other religious buildings and they gave birth to my own work...&mdash;Don Justo Gallego Mart&iacute;nez</p></em><br /><br /><p>Born into humble means in the Spanish town of Mejorada del Campo in 1925 and having worked as a farmer and a bullfighter, Don Justo Gallego&nbsp;Mart&iacute;nez lived in a Trappist monastery for eight years until he was forced to leave when he contracted tuberculosis. Don Justo, who never had any training as an architect or a builder, was "left with [nothing but] the strong conviction that God wanted him to build a temple." And so he did. The year was 1963 when Don Justo first laid the foundation of the Cathedral in Mejorada that he continues to build today.</p><p>Perceived by neighbors as "The Lunatic Builder" because he was building without any authorized permission, Don Justo remained steadfast in his spiritual mission&nbsp;&mdash; with the help of public donations and technical advice&nbsp;&mdash; to keep working on his temple until "the end of [his] days".</p><p>Sounds like a movie, right?</p><p>Well, director <a href="http://jamesrogan.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Rogan</a> created a short documentary in 2010 based on Don Justo's ongoing story called <a href="http://www.cathedraljusto.com/home.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Madman and the Cathedral"</a>. Y...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130487615/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-fancy-facades-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Fancy Facades" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-26T14:57:00-04:00 >2015-07-05T09:47:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fc/fcqslvt2u22xo8zr.jpg" width="514" height="361" 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/514x/1w/1wv3o9i93aasasfd.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer/project/meinel-optical-sciences-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Meinel Optical Sciences Building</a> in Tucson, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/richard-bauer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rich&auml;rd+bauer architecture, llc</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/ofdun9ho14esvd2q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects/project/jin-mian-xin-cheng" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jin Mian Xin Cheng</a> in Beijing, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/sparkarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SPARK</a>; Photo: Shu He</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h0/h0quefawqhgn6umq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10983008/usa-pavilion-expo-milano-2015/128572698" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USA Pavilion Expo Milano 2015</a> in Milan, Italy by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/10983008/biber-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Biber Architects</a> in collaboration with Genius Loci Architettura S.r.l., Nussli Italia S.r.l., dlandstudio, Tillotson Design Associates, Thinc Design, Pentagram, ESA Engineering, SCE Project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s6/s6zjn1784wa568wr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/93156891/graveney-school-sixth-form-block/125261879" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graveney School Sixth Form Block</a> in Tooting, London, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/urbanprojectsbureau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Projects Bureau</a>; Photo: Kilian O'Sullivan</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rbw8uqzoc9y18u92.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/118858781/kronprinzenkarree-berlin-mitte/123710945" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kronprinzenkarree</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/118858781/nps-tchoban-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nps tchoban voss</a>; Photo: Claus Graubner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5e/5edb9in80snnh2wt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1236/bircham-park-mscp/121558719" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bircham Park MSCP</a> in Plymouth, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/s333" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S333 Architect...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/130180521/photographing-public-art-and-architecture-in-the-eu-may-soon-cost-you Photographing public art and architecture in the EU may soon cost you Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-22T18:39:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T07:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v683ymjt14nozl1r.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A report proposing major changes to copyright laws in the EU has been adopted by the European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee (JURI) [...] [An] amendment was adopted that stated "commercial use of recordings of works in public spaces should require express permission from the rightsholders." [German Pirate Party rapporteur Julia] Reda said this "could threaten the work of documentary filmmakers and the legality of commercial photo-sharing platforms."</p></em><br /><br /><p>The EU may soon require stricter permissions be met for any visual representation of public art and architecture. So-called&nbsp;"Freedom of Panorama" refers to a set of provisions in copyright law, that allows someone to create and publish images of a piece of art or architecture that's permanently located in the public space, regardless of its existing copyright provisions. The provisions are adopted to varying degrees in different countries &ndash; in the US, only buildings are protected under FOP, and in the EU, FOP provisions depend on whether the image is for commercial use or not, as well as the kind of object being photographed.</p><p>But soon, the EU may decide to effectively abolish FOP. On July 9, European Parliament will vote on an amended version of its copyright provisions, that states any/all copyright permissions for a piece of public art or architecture <em>must</em>&nbsp;be met when someone publishes an image of it with any potential commercial use. Learn more about the basis and future of FOP pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129890744/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-concrete-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Concrete" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-06-19T14:05:00-04:00 >2015-06-21T13:16:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yv/yvu8hfcn5xt7mja5.jpg" width="514" height="685" 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="http://pinterest.com/archinect/concrete/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Concrete</a></em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mw/mw1qgomq4tg015u9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/desert-courtyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Courtyard House</a> in Scottsdale, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9p8eurgm5q13s9nr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/83908089/peribere-residence/120890549" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peribere Residence</a> in Miami Beach, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/STRANGarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">[STRANG] Architecture</a>; Photo: Claudia Uribe-Touri</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rp/rppmn42wyjl9nmuy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/chrofi/project/lune-de-sang-sheds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lune de Sang Sheds</a> in NSW, Australia by <a href="http://archinect.com/chrofi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CHROFI</a>; Photo: Brett Boardman Photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/yelswdg8n2ggo5pv.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/122080766/song-chu-bending-band/123784848" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Song-chu Bending Band</a> in Yangju, South Korea by <a href="http://archinect.com/leau" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">L'EAU Design</a>; Photo: Park Wan-soon</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4a/4azqxb1xyj5tf6ni.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/sebastopol-barn-house/115272742" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barn House</a> in Sebastopol, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony VIzzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7b55zwm1l2ahbxp.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/8z/8zzlermy1d23f7y7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/106450501/deha-proje-office/120411221" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deha Proje Office</a> in Ankara, Turkey by <a href="http://archinect.com/venarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ven Architecture</a>; Photo: Gurkan Akay...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129788605/photographer-captures-the-landscapes-of-the-middle-east-s-brutal-building-sites Photographer captures the landscapes of the Middle East's 'brutal building sites' Nicholas Korody 2015-06-17T13:37:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T20:21:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xl/xlwjq5punhdyerd0.jpg" width="514" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When most people think of the Arabian peninsula, they think of the opulent man-made islands of Dubai and that city&rsquo;s sparking, futuristic towers... But with his series Crossings, Arko Datto&nbsp;shifts the attention to the millions of migrant workers from throughout Asia who are building these structures. Datto used Google Maps and Google Earth to capture the vast highways, sprawling&nbsp;landscapes, and grand projects that laborers have built under conditions that border on slavery.</p></em><br /><br /><p>&ldquo;The work deals with the issue in a fairly abstract/tangential way,&rdquo; Datto told Wired Magazine. &ldquo;The total lack of human presence in the images is symbolic of the anonymity, facelessness, and lack of representation that the migrant workers suffer.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nz/nzr0tk3bma5jstq3.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pg/pg2lmyizpizkyx9s.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/we83cipchdg1t00t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acz7qew3iaghvn4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/wo1yev3sglo27bce.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/av/avxa4pi6878ez1de.jpg"></p>