Archinect - News 2015-01-27T09:37:08-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/119252599/what-is-interior-urbanism-a-review-of-monu-21-by-claudia-mainardi-and-giacomo-ardesio What is Interior Urbanism? - A Review of MONU #21 by Claudia Mainardi and Giacomo Ardesio MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-01-26T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T13:52:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2z/2zpgu6dehaz3iw81.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 1969 Reyner Banham in his book <a href="http://books.google.es/books/about/Architecture_of_the_Well_Tempered_Enviro.html?id=kkI5pgQHM7cC&amp;redir_esc=y" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment</strong></a> marked the shift between the concept of interior to that of an artificial environment. Technology and new human needs in fact had become an integral part of architecture, defining a new paradigm to describe indoor space, that it was not any longer a concern of the singular living-cell but rather of its internal atmosphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/426c6j0qhtct7gsi.jpg"></p><p>The <strong><a href="http://www.monu-magazine.com/issues.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issue 21 of MONU</a></strong> describes the current development and the extreme consequences of what this Interior Urbanism means. As <a href="http://cargocollective.com/brendancormier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong>Brendan Cormier</strong></em></a><em> </em>emphasizes in his article <strong>Some Notes Towards an Interior Archipelago</strong>: &ldquo;90% of our lives are spent inside. Urban life is an interior affair.&rdquo; This statement manifests the necessity to invert the canonical approach to read and plan cities, unfolding a new possible stream of research which considers how architecture affects our everyday life.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptg020ff9sza3ven.jpg"></p><p>Climate, or the need to erase the atmospheric conditions, is one of the trigger factors of the production o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119269472/get-lectured-boston-architectural-college-spring-15 Get Lectured: Boston Architectural College, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-26T12:48:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T12:48:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/ybq9b4c3hwprjwcb.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Boston Architectural College with their Spring '15 Student Lecture Series, "Imagine This".</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures take place at 6 p.m. in Cascieri Hall at 320 Newbury. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 11</em><br><strong>Jimenez Lai </strong>/ Founder, Bureau Spectacular<br>"Rainbows, Clouds &amp; You"</p><p><em>March 11</em><br><strong>Alexandra Lange</strong> / Architecture and Design Critic, Author<br>"Apples &amp; Oranges: The Strange Bedfellows of Architectural Criticism"</p><p><em>March 12</em><br><strong>Anapuma Kundoo</strong> / Architect and Educator<br>"Building Knowledge"&nbsp;</p><p><em>April 8</em><br><strong>Diana Ramirez-Jasso</strong> / Associate Provo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119213308/aaron-betsky-to-lead-taliesin-west Aaron Betsky To Lead Taliesin West Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-25T19:10:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T09:20:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hd17gglfgcf7z7ml.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I look forward to continuing the tradition of experimental architecture he did so much to define.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Betsky seems to be the man of the hour these days, writing popularly&nbsp;discussive&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architectmagazine.com/Architects/the-new-york-times-versus-architecture_o.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">articles</a> in defense of architecture and participating in <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=Aaron%20Betsky&amp;mode=news&amp;src=tyah&amp;lang=en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">social media</a>. Congratulations and looking forward to seeing&nbsp;what becomes of the heavily branded institution in need of a new life.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119069722/editor-s-picks-402 Editor's Picks #402 Nam Henderson 2015-01-24T20:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-25T17:51:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1ddke0646ev8nae.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned an essay on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair</a>, "<em>the so-called photographic-seamless</em>" and "<em>The aura of art works</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;His conclusion &nbsp;"<em>Art exists now in a strange truce, in which an object is used as the establishing point for a market as much as the market is used as the establishing mechanism of the object</em>".</p><p><strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;thought it was a "<em>hefty piece</em>" and posed the question "<em>so now that the containers of art became art, the architecture, the art has moved on?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jy/jynqyrbwqi8gjof1.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrei Zerebecky (left) and Lukasz Kos of Shanghai-based architectural firm Four O Nine</a>, for the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/11336/upstarts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UpStarts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3cfkq7lzb34ppds.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>CurbedLA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118346265/thom-mayne-razing-ray-bradbury-s-house-to-build-his-own" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that Ray Bradbury&rsquo;s home was demolished by architect Thom Mayne.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;was a "<em>friend and client</em>" of Bradbury and sorry to see the "<em>house go</em>".</p><p>For his part, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;believed "<em>Three underground levels is pretty curious and strong....Going down three floors in Los Angeles is unusual and very artistic concept....</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119046386/get-lectured-university-of-new-mexico-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of New Mexico, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-23T15:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T15:27:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/kevepbss4jsgn2yy.jpg" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Garcia Honda Auditorium in George Pearl Hall.</p><p><em>Jan 23</em><br><strong>Stefan Behnisch</strong> / Behnisch Architekten</p><p><em>Jan 30</em><br><strong>Alberto Perez-Gome</strong>z / McGill University</p><p><em>Feb 6</em><br><strong>Nancy Meem Wirth</strong> / Preservationist - Santa Fe, NM</p><p><em>Feb 13</em><br><strong>Nataly Gattegno + Jason Kelly Johnson</strong> / Co-founders, Future Cities Lab, California College of the Arts</p><p><em>Feb 20</em><br><strong>Gregg Pasquarelli /</strong> SHoP Architects</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br><strong>Martin Stupich</strong> / Photographer -&nbsp; Albuquerque, NM</p><p><em>March 6</em><br><strong>Ruth Wilmore ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118963648/get-lectured-university-of-notre-dame-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Notre Dame, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-22T13:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T13:34:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqkptxhv5hkp4hvj.jpg" width="514" height="978" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. in 104 Bond Hall. Attendees are eligible to receive AIA/CE credits.</p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br><strong>Michael Imber </strong>/ Principal - Michael Imber Architects, San Antonio, TX<br>"Building with Landscape, Culture and Craft"</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br><strong>Maxim Atayants</strong> / Principal, Maxim Atayants Architects - St. Petersburg, Russia<br>"From Single Building to Urban Fabric: the Way to Build Classically in Russia"</p><p><em>March 4</em><br><strong>Michael Lewis</strong> / Faison-Pierson-Stoddard...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118884483/get-lectured-university-of-miami-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Miami, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-21T13:08:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T14:20:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9kzov0pyrs22hqay.jpg" width="514" height="405" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Miami School of Architecture with their 2014-15 Tecnoglass Lecture Series, a year-long program focused on a theme specific to the UMiami SoA. This year's theme is "Call to Order", which examines the renewed interest in history, typology, and order currently observed in architectural theory and practice.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, lectures take place on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. in Glasgow Hall, Perez Architecture Center. Listed below are upcoming events only.</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br><strong>SYMPOSIUM: Young Ancients</strong><br>Wonne Ickx / Producto...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118812948/computer-science-architecture-dual-masters-degree-makes-new-connections-to-industry-at-unc-charlotte Computer Science + Architecture Dual Masters Degree makes new connections to industry at UNC Charlotte Sponsor 2015-01-20T18:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T12:54:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x3/x34ye0lxmtlanoyw.jpg" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by the <a href="http://coaa.uncc.edu/academics/school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture at UNC Charlotte</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The Dual Degree in Architecture and Computer Science/Information Technology is a two-year curriculum with tightly integrated coursework, research and faculty.&nbsp; Upon completion of the curriculum, students will receive both a Master of Architecture III degree and a Master of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology. The program has collaborated with national design firms, Autodesk and other architectural product manufacturers.</p><p>The premise of the dual degree program is that design has become increasingly important to computer scientists and at the same time computation has become important to designers.&nbsp; This program is a unique curriculum that systematically combines the strength and insights of these disciplines.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktqfvhvyhc7z09tg.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;<em> </em><em>Advanced Architectural Composites- &nbsp;Installation under way in the Fall of 2013 of a series of composite wall component tiles in Storrs Hall, UNCC.</em></p><p>As computing has matured as a discipline,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118808117/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-arlington-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Arlington, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-20T13:07:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T18:16:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n3/n36gy4shqxdzhefm.jpg" width="514" height="831" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Texas at Arlington with their upcoming 2015 lectures.</p><p>Unless otherwise noted, events will take place in the UTA Architecture Building, Room 204, located at 601 West Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019. All events are free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p><em>February 25</em><br><strong>Monica Ponce de Leon</strong> - Ann Arbor, Michigan</p><p><em>March 11</em><br><strong>Javier Sanchez</strong> - Mexico City</p><p><em>March 16</em><br><strong>Cliff Welch </strong>- Dallas, Texas</p><p><em>March 16-27</em><br><strong>"Abstractions: Sketches, Paintings + Photography Through the Eye of an Architect"</strong><br>Drawings and Paintings of Cliff Welc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118505289/get-lectured-cal-poly-pomona-winter-15 Get Lectured: Cal Poly Pomona, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-19T13:13:00-05:00 >2015-01-27T02:09:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tn/tnhtsmhpydftu2iq.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture with their Winter '15 lecture series starting this Friday.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures will take place on Fridays at 12 p.m. in Building 89, Cal Poly Pomona. All lectures are open to the public.</p><p><em>Jan 23</em><br><strong>Courtney Embrey</strong> / 2014 LT Shanks Scholarship Winner</p><p><em>Jan 30</em><br><strong>Alvin Huang</strong> / Founder of Synthesis Design + Architecture</p><p><em>Feb 6</em><br><strong>John Adams </strong>/ Managing Director, Gensler - Los Angeles</p><p><em>Feb 13</em><br><strong>Seth Grizzle and Jonathan Junke</strong>r / Directors, Greypants Seattle</p><p><em>March 6</em><br><strong>Peter Testa</strong> / Founder, Testa | Weiser</p><p>For ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118513334/branding-an-architecture-lecture-series-how-does-the-poster-get-developed Branding an Architecture Lecture Series: How does the poster get developed? Justine Testado 2015-01-19T10:30:00-05:00 >2015-01-26T16:40:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnuxldc88l6o5nzq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect&rsquo;s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> series has shone the spotlight on numerous lecture posters from architecture schools and departments throughout the U.S., and a few outside the States, since late 2013. During this past fall semester, I reached out to some of our previously featured <em>Get Lectured</em> schools to give a brief rundown of how their most recent posters came to be.</p><p>Although a school&rsquo;s lecture program can depend on factors like size, location, and budget, a lecture poster is still considered a relevant communication device as it embodies what a great deal of everyday communication has become: succinct and visual. Do schools use their lecture poster solely to communicate timely information to the public? Or can the poster go beyond to represent particular ideals?</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2plukb7d0xahvz0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj7gfomu3tqj5wff.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <em>Harvard GSD, Fall '14; Fall '13</em></p><p>A straightforward and eye-catching poster design may just be that for schools that prioritize getting the word out right away. This can easily work for well-known schools that continuously attract ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118520238/tod-williams-billie-tsien-lecture-at-sci-arc-emphasizes-building-from-the-ground Tod Williams & Billie Tsien lecture at SCI-Arc emphasizes building "from the ground" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-16T21:03:00-05:00 >2015-01-23T00:08:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7w1hv0f8qdtcxp5.jpg" width="514" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At their first lecture at SCI-Arc since 1987, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien charted a simple course. They set out to explain the principles that guide their practice&rsquo;s approach, regardless of program or site of project, and how those principles have morphed over time and place. Outlined at the beginning of the lecture, those principles are: to be of use, to move slowly, to say no, to connect, and to make work that lasts. That last one stands out, regarding last year&rsquo;s demolition of their American Folk Art Museum and their <a href="http://www.twbta.com/#/regardingthefolkartmuseum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">official response</a>, but the project wasn't addressed in this lecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ga/gamt1g438qfefb6e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/96/96uhwf1qp5dy5hqg.jpg"></p><p>Generally, architecture lectures seem to tend towards the polemic &ndash; the firm fighting for a way to view the world and what should exist in it. This wasn&rsquo;t the case for Williams and Tsien&rsquo;s talk, which leaned more towards explaining their priorities as a firm investing in a site&rsquo;s context &ndash; not by trying to blend in, but by integrating history and identity in the details. And in its 40+ year history...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118500473/get-lectured-ohio-state-university-spring-15 Get Lectured: Ohio State University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-16T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-16T13:06:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5w5op8v0gvaq32f9.jpg" width="514" height="765" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next featured poster comes from the Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture with their Spring '15 series, "Mingle"</p><p>"To Mingle is to shift states. It implies the ability to equally join and disconnect. It is a deliberate drift, an active movement that prioritizes overlap over blending, bleeding and blurring. In the realm of design and planning, a 'mingler' maintains distinct qualities while seeking productive alternatives. The lecture series includes lecturers that are nimble as they seek innovative ways to forward their respective fields."</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@arc...</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118382446/editor-s-picks-401 Editor's Picks #401 Nam Henderson 2015-01-15T13:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-16T13:32:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afz5jy13p8nb9vec.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect&nbsp;<strong>Showcase:</strong>(ed) <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117673239/showcase-a-house-by-wiel-arets-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A&rsquo; House by Wiel Arets Architects</a>&nbsp;a "<em>compact private residence</em>"&nbsp;in Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood.&nbsp;Responding to <strong>chigurh</strong>, <strong>EKE</strong> and others <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;commented</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/el/elrkhswd2d1b4weh.jpg"></p><p>"<em>a european project, photographed by a european photographer as well. best not to generalize. Its a Dutch design. By the Dean of IIT. The only thing Japanese about it is the location and the laws. Hm, maybe Japanese architecture is really an outcome of regulations, not culture? ...for what its worth the house is beautiful in person and neither feels hermetic nor sterile...Aret's seems to have grasped something useful by bringing the street into the house</em>"...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eoxq57uf88wad0ud.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117886154/archinect-sessions-is-back-with-episode-11-another-year-another-architecture-with-the-multi-talented-mitch-mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>'&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117886154/archinect-sessions-is-back-with-episode-11-another-year-another-architecture-with-the-multi-talented-mitch-mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural 2015 episode</a> featured a conversation with urban planner, architect, artist, programmer, educator, and of course, beloved Archinect blogger, <a href="http://archinect.com/mcewen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitch McEwen</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a>&nbsp;admitted "<em>Mitch and Jiminez Lai are my favorites of the new breed of architects. They've really have given me a lot to think about</em>".</p><p><a href="http://wagner.nyu.edu/rudincenter/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYU's Rudin Cen...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118423391/get-lectured-yale-spring-15 Get Lectured: Yale, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-15T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:46:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/le/lexwcdo8alfmyp9q.jpg" width="514" height="795" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/pentagram" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pentagram</a>, the next featured poster comes from the Yale School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. in Hastings Hall (basement floor). Doors open to the general public at 6:15 p.m. Below are upcoming events only.</p><p><em>Jan 15</em><br>George Morris Woodruff, Class of 1857 Memorial Lecture<br><strong>Anthony Vidler </strong>/ Vincent Scully Visiting Professor in Architectural History<br>&ldquo;The Brutalist Epoch: Histories, Theories, and Criticisms"</p><p><em>Jan 22</em><br><strong>Niall McLaughlin</strong> / Norman R. Foster Visiting Professor<br>&ldquo;Origins and Translations&rdquo;</p><p><em>Feb 12</em><br>Gordon H. Smith Lecture<br><strong>Steve Burrow...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118351091/get-lectured-university-of-detroit-mercy-2014-2015 Get Lectured: University of Detroit Mercy, 2014-2015 Justine Testado 2015-01-14T14:34:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:27:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/npevsr3ooy1se6wt.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture with their year-long Architecture Lecture Series 2014-2015.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Unless noted, lectures will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Genevieve Fisk Loranger Exhibition Center in the Warren Loranger Building, McNichols Campus.</p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br>Perry Kulper / University of Michigan</p><p><em>Feb 25</em><br>Reese Fayde / Reese Fayde Associates<br>+ panel</p><p><em>March 25</em><br>Michael Pyatok / Pyatok Architecture + Urban Design</p><p><em>April 10</em><br>Dichotomy 21 Journal release party, Eroders Jam Sess...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118274716/get-lectured-rice-university-spring-15 Get Lectured: Rice University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-13T14:59:00-05:00 >2015-01-13T16:57:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ml/ml6n34pabn4yjtzr.jpg" width="514" height="745" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our next poster features the Rice University School of Architecture's "Contemporary" Lecture Series for Spring '15.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Note each event's time and location. Lectures are free and open to the public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q9/q93fjdft50ywlvua.jpg"></p><p><em>Jan 15-16 </em><br>Thesis Final Reviews</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br>7:00pm at MFAH (6:00 Reception)<br>RSA/RDA LECTURE SERIES: PLUG-INS<br><strong>Markus Bader</strong> / Co-founder, raumlabor - Berlin, Germany</p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br>7:00pm at MFAH (6:00 Reception)<br>RSA/RDA LECTURE SERIES: PLUG-INS<br><strong>James Casebere</strong> / Artist - New York</p><p><em>Feb 2</em><br>5:30pm at Anderson Hall<br><strong>Elia Zenghelis</strong> / Architect &amp; Educator, Athens, Greece; Cullinan Workshop V...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118206417/get-lectured-ucla-ideas-series-2015 Get Lectured: UCLA IDEAS Series 2015 Justine Testado 2015-01-12T17:38:00-05:00 >2015-01-13T17:01:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u5/u5jcoczvts59yy7t.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from UCLA Architecture &amp; Urban Design with their 2015 IDEAS Lecture Series. IDEAS invites speakers working in a wide range of disciplines and explores topics from unexpected areas such as entertainment, aerospace, tech, and the automotive industries. The series also examines the role of Los Angeles in the evolution of architecture.</p><p>Unless noted, lectures will take place at 7:30 pm at the Hercules Campus: 5865 S. Campus Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90094. Pre-lecture receptions: 6:45 pm</p><p><em>Jan 20</em><br>WALT DISNEY IMAGINEERING: THE FUTURE OF THEME PARKS<br>David Durham / Creative Designers Studio Lead / Blue Sky Program Lead</p><p><em>Feb 3</em><br>CITY OF LOS ANGELES: A C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117960068/get-lectured-university-of-british-columbia-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of British Columbia, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-09T12:40:00-05:00 >2015-01-09T12:42:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/va/val4yiueqva2j7ey.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of British Columbia School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures start at 6:30pm and will take place at UBC Robson Square: 800 Robson Street. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Jan 12</em><br>Amale Andraos / Work Architecture Company, New York, and GSAPP, Columbia<br>Margolese Prize Lecture</p><p><em>Jan 19</em><br>Vikram Bhatt / Architecture, McGill University</p><p><em>Feb 2</em><br>Mikyoung Kim / Mikyoung Kim Design, Boston</p><p><em>Feb 23</em><br>Jenny Sabin / Jenny Sabin Studio and Architecture, Cornell University</p><p><em>March 2</em><br>Christoph Reinhardt / Sustaina...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117884542/get-lectured-penndesign-spring-15 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-08T13:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-08T14:17:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e53yt8mlfsf4yyht.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For our next featured poster, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design a.k.a. PennDesign has a packed calendar of events this semester.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted**, lectures will take place at the PennDesign Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Times and locations subject to change. Continuing education credits are available for select lectures.</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br>David Benjamin / Principal, The Living and Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP<br>"Adaptation"<br>6:30 pm</p><p><em>Jan 26</em><br>Florian Idenburg / Principal, SO &ndash; IL, and Associate Professor, Harvard GSD<br>"To Be Determined"<br>6...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117825945/students-branch-out-with-algorithms-and-natural-forms-for-aa-summer-dlab-white Students branch out with algorithms and natural forms for AA Summer DLAB::WHITE Justine Testado 2015-01-07T20:04:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1v4s4mix8hm4d42f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Resembling the surrounding tree trunks in London's Hooke Park forest, the Callipod installation was created by a group of 18 students who participated in the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture</a>'s Summer DLAB::WHITE at AA London and AA Hooke Parke for nearly three weeks last summer. Students in the yearly summer workshop explore algorithmic/generative design methodologies fused with large-scale digital fabrication tools that aim to enhance architectural design. Following the Summer DLAB's color-based agenda, WHITE focused on investigating organic formation processes and reinventing them through architectonic structures.</p><p>In the first phase of the workshop, students designed their own proposals that had to include an algorithmic process with a logical approach in the design in addition to illustrating how each concept will be fabricated at a certain scale. The concepts that students developed were then applied in the second phase of realizing the paleolithic-looking Callipod in a span of one week...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117809852/get-lectured-the-bartlett-spring-15 Get Lectured: The Bartlett, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-07T13:55:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:51:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qs5xhb7kg5vorzoo.jpg" width="514" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from The Bartlett School of Architecture at the University College London with their International Lecture Series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures begin at 6:30 pm at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Rm. G02: 140 Hampstead Road, NW1 2BX, London. Free and open to the public. Some lectures may be ticketed.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan 14</em><br>Arthur Ganson</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br>Steven Pippin</p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br>Adam Lowe / Factum Arte</p><p><strong>FEBRUARY</strong></p><p><em>Feb 4</em><br>Vo Trong Nghia / Vo Trong Nghia Architects</p><p><em>Feb 11</em><br>Fr&eacute;d&eacute;ric Migayrou / The Bartlett, Pompidou Centre</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br>Adrian Lahoud / The Bartlett</p><p><em>Feb 24</em><br>Crist...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117731121/get-lectured-sci-arc-spring-15 Get Lectured: SCI-Arc, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-06T13:34:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T19:04:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orqqr9ihdj5mq0nz.jpg" width="514" height="881" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from SCI-Arc. Their Spring '15 lecture series kicks off on January 14 with Todd Williams and Billie Tsien. Other speakers include Craig Dykers of Sn&oslash;hetta, CJ Lim, Henk Ovink, Henry N. Cobb, Eric Owen Moss, and Frank Gehry.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All events start at 7 p.m., unless noted. Lectures will take place at the W.M. Keck Lecture Hall. The lecture series will also be broadcast live on <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/live" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sciarc.edu/live</a>.</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan 14</em><br>TOD WILLIAMS AND BILLIE TSIEN / Todd Williams Billie Tsien Architects<br>"Being Specific"</p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br>JOSE SANCHEZ / Bloom Games<br>"Ga...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117650683/get-lectured-university-of-oregon-winter-15 Get Lectured: University of Oregon, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-05T13:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-14T21:53:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nswrzept88iinsxw.jpg" width="514" height="804" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back for 2015. As a quick refresher, <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our first poster of 2015 comes from the University of Oregon, School of Architecture and Allied Arts in Eugene and Portland, OR for their Winter 2015 lecture series events.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>All lectures free and open to the public.<br>PDX = Portland campus, Lawrence Hall<br>EUG = Eugene campus, White Stag Building Event Room</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p>NANCY YEN-WEN CHENG / Dept. of Architecture, University of Oregon<br>Jan 8 - PDX, 12:00 pm at WSB Event Room</p><p>FRANK ESCHER + RAVI GUNEWARDENA / EscherGuneWardena Architecture<br>Jan 12 - EUG, 5:30 pm at LA 206<br>Jan 13 - PDX, 5:30 pm at ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116666690/architecture-for-all-ages-the-top-youth-inspired-projects-of-2014 Architecture for All Ages: The top “youth-inspired” projects of 2014 Justine Testado 2014-12-29T13:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-02T15:28:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curiosity is a driving force in architecture, design, and just about every creative field. Whether it was through collaborative projects in grade school, reading comic books, or sitting in a corner doodling away, it's not unusual for creative practitioners to say their interests were formed during their childhood and teenage years, if not somehow reaffirmed later in life.</p><p>Below is a loosely threaded list of end-of-the-year picks (in no particular order) of fun and educational projects that focus on youth participation as well as projects that echo childhood nostalgia and curiosity. Just like the kid who always asks "Why?", these fun uplifting projects are a reminder that inquisitiveness should never run dry and, regardless of age, learning never stops.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/103117101/never-too-young-15-librarian-recommended-architecture-books-for-young-children" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Never Too Young; 15 Librarian-Recommended Architecture Books for Young Children</strong></a> &darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/mdtczide1vo7oaq7.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95659740/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The winning narratives of the first Fairy Tales Architecture Competition </strong></a>&darr;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po4ui9hnhvfex2ig.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>"Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary arc...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116669096/the-year-2014-in-architectural-activism The Year 2014 in Architectural Activism Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T10:00:00-05:00 >2015-01-02T15:28:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfhkrk9lss8c2bp1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Let's admit it, we architects much too often get lost in narcissistic own-horn-tooting, passionate ego-inflating, disillusioned navel-gazing, vile shit-flinging or simply in the mundane day-to-day operations for the paying clientele.&nbsp;</p><p>But all is not completely lost thanks to the tireless work and burning passion of individuals and groups around the world seeking the greater good, putting humanity first, improving this planet one initiative at a time.&nbsp;</p><p>Topics we had the honor of reporting about on Archinect &amp; Bustler this year ranged from the Israel-Gaza conflict, Syrian refugee crisis, Ukrainian revolution, climate change, historic preservation, #folkmoma, abortion clinics and affordable housing all the way to still very recent issues like the Ebola epidemic and Ferguson protests.</p><p>Following is my personal (and hopelessly incomplete) list of noteworthy and much-discussed examples of architectural activism on Archinect &amp; Bustler in 2014:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106870325/exhibition-explores-the-design-of-protest-movements" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Exhibition Explores the Design of Protest Movements...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/117025015/editor-s-picks-399 Editor's Picks #399 Nam Henderson 2014-12-28T17:19:00-05:00 >2014-12-31T18:46:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9tjsm9yq44a3mwh.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/paulkeskeys" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Keskeys</a>&nbsp;examined the the state of residential development across The Pond, and asks the question: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/116280877/the-age-of-the-plastic-chimney-how-cookie-cutter-homes-drove-me-to-despair-and-away-from-the-profession" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How can we rock the status quo?</a>&nbsp;Therein he diagnoses the root cause "<em>They will tell a tale of mass production, of value engineering, and of misguided nostalgia...It is economic pragmatism gone mad</em>".</p><p>Perhaps predictably,&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>The reason traditional architecture persists in the residential realm to a much larger degree than the institutional or commercial one is that home buyers, aka, individuals chose it...What's with the faux historical meme?</em>", while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;opined "<em>this dilemma is about the </em><em><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/114820062/interview-november-29-2013-12-23-pm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">medium of finance dominating all mediums of existence</a></em><em>, There is nothing more we Architects can do, frankly, &nbsp;than educate each client one at a time</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/207odsn3l1ocqx4g.jpg"></p><p>Plus the latest edition of <strong>Screen/Print: </strong>featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115813747/screen-print-27-future-anterior-a-champion-of-historic-preservation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Anterior</a>, the first American academic journal for historic preservation, published by <a href="https://www.upress.umn.edu/journal-division/Journals/future-anterior" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota Press</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> thought it was a "<em>great article, quite relevan...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116347455/can-the-new-college-ratings-system-help-improve-architectural-education Can the new College Ratings System help improve architectural education? Archinect 2014-12-19T14:13:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:27:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t3/t36nzd31mg1gikuk.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Today the Education Department released long-awaited details on a plan to hold colleges accountable for their performance on several key indicators, and officials said they'll be seeking public comment on the proposals through February. [...] Two other possibilities on the list for outcomes are grad-school attendance rates, and loan-repayment rates. That last metric has already been put into place as the "gainful employment rule" for for-profit colleges, which are suing to stop it.</p></em><br /><br /><p>We'd like to hear from you: What predicted implications may the <a href="http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/public-feedback-college-ratings-framework" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">newly announced</a> College Ratings System have on business, culture and education at Schools of Architecture in the U.S.?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116300139/editor-s-picks-398 Editor's Picks #398 Nam Henderson 2014-12-18T23:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T13:25:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1l/1luphfdqkj2hwf22.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vytjo2gn7mc4dovm.jpg"></p><p>For the latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115598578/working-out-of-the-box-santiago-borja" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">artist and architecture theorist, </a><a href="http://www.s-borja.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Borja</a>.&nbsp;He relates that one thing he learned from architecture school is&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>a sense of structural logic that most artists lack. They imagine things they have no clue how to build. Having said that, you could maybe say the same thing about architects</em>&hellip;"</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> was impressed "<em>The installations are refreshing - they react to the architecture without following an architectural logic...these look free of the forced logic which constrains a lot of architects working in installation. My compliments to the artist!</em>"</p><p>Plus, did you notice, <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a new sidebar graphic/ad</a> was launched for Archinect Sessions?</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115663589/moshe-safdie-to-receive-the-2015-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;announced&nbsp;Moshe Safdie will receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hsolie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>,&nbsp;agreed with many commentators "<em>about time. I worked in his office during my first year out of school and it was an amazing experience</em>". Contrarily,&nbsp;<strong>HotelSphinx</strong>&nbsp;admires "<em>Habitat, as do most architects - but...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116213462/archiculture-a-documentary-film-that-explores-the-architectural-studio-premieres-online Archiculture, a documentary film that explores the architectural studio, premieres online Archinect 2014-12-18T06:10:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:41:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/146vhyknjqttnfr6.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archiculture takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The 25-minute film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology and the built environment these future architects will create.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read our interview with filmmakers David Krantz and Ian Harris about the film, from 9 years ago (!!!) <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/72531/a-mere-sliver-of-time-archiculture-the-documentary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>