Archinect - News 2016-08-29T05:21:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149965477/back-when-architecture-was-an-olympic-competition Back when architecture was an Olympic competition Justine Testado 2016-08-26T14:42:00-04:00 >2016-08-26T14:42:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vb/vb3w0eg6fdkwazyy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It may be a part of the Olympics the world forgot, but from 1912 to 1948, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) handed out medals across five creative arts categories including architecture...Following the 1948 games, the IOC abandoned the Olympic art competition due to the significantly high number of professionals entering, which went against the spirit of the games being an amateur competition.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963407/climate-change-will-make-finding-a-host-city-for-the-2088-olympics-incredibly-difficult" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Climate change will make finding a host city for the 2088 Olympics incredibly difficult</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149964890/now-that-the-olympics-have-ended-what-s-in-store-for-rio-s-stadiums" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now that the Olympics have ended, what's in store for Rio's stadiums?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961406/how-are-london-s-olympic-grounds-being-used-4-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How are London's Olympic grounds being used 4 years later?</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149959104/on-decentralizing-the-olympics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">On decentralizing the Olympics</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965336/calming-down-and-speeding-up-in-louisville-with-steven-ward-on-archinect-sessions-78 Calming Down and Speeding Up in Louisville with Steven Ward, on Archinect Sessions #78 Paul Petrunia 2016-08-25T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-28T15:13:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vwey0gtiya178hw.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week's show is dedicated to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/3329/louisville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louisville</a>, and we're delighted to share the mic with longtime Archinect favorite <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>. Steven is an architect and partner at <a href="http://archinect.com/studiokremer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Kremer Architects</a>, teacher and architecture critic/cheerleader for the local independent paper <a href="http://www.leoweekly.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LEO Weekly</a>. We discuss his recent writings, in particular his survey of the recently completed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939697/it-looks-simple-effortless-crisp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Speed Art Museum</a>, and the differences between local architecture criticism vs national criticism. We also find out what's going on with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124433144/oma-to-master-plan-a-food-hub-in-louisville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Food Port project</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 78 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Calming Down and Speeding Up in Louisville":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-78.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wt/wttpf4a6p1ftlejh.jpg"><br><a href="http://www.leoweekly.com/leo_author/steven-ward-aia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven's writings at LEO Weekly</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ob/obtq0b5d4v9tsia1.jpg"><br><a href="http://oma.eu/projects/west-louisville-food-port" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's pr...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965348/italian-villages-destroyed-by-earthquake-won-t-be-able-to-be-rebuilt Italian villages destroyed by earthquake won't be able to be rebuilt Nicholas Korody 2016-08-25T17:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T21:12:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gidtk11vl004c8ym.jpg" width="514" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The head of an influential charity in Italy has said that it is not feasible to rebuild all of the Medieval villages reduced to rubble by yesterday&rsquo;s earthquake, as it would be too costly and the region has been depopulating anyway. Instead, the strategic plan for the mountainous area northeast of Rome should be &ldquo;rethought completely&rdquo;, said Paolo Beccegato, vice director of the Catholic charity Caritas, which has workers assisting in the devastated zone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous area northeast of Rome yesterday morning, affecting 241 towns and killing at least 250 people.</p><p>In related news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941247/death-toll-climbs-to-350-after-powerful-7-8-magnitude-earthquake-hits-ecuador" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Death toll climbs to 350 after powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940693/a-6-4-magnitude-earthquake-has-just-struck-japan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has just struck Japan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147653406/taiwan-earthquake-tin-cans-found-as-fillers-may-have-caused-high-rise-to-collapse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taiwan earthquake: tin cans found as fillers may have caused high-rise to collapse</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965280/los-angeles-urban-core-is-full-unlike-most-other-major-u-s-cities Los Angeles' urban core is full (unlike most other major U.S. cities) Julia Ingalls 2016-08-25T13:39:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T13:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4msbjn2a38qyfl67.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This isn't your grandfather's urbanization: population figures in major U.S. cities, which on the whole are on the uptick after declining in the 1960s, are adding residents not to their already built urban cores but rather in the form greenfield sprawl, which makes use of farmland and lightly developed suburban housing tracts. The big exception? Los Angeles, whose urban core <a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2016/07/07/urbanization_has_mostly_meant_growth_in_suburbs_not_center_cities.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate</a> pronounces full. Here's more detail from the piece:</p><p><em>A new and illuminating&nbsp;analysis by Yonah Freemark, a project manager at Chicago&rsquo;s Metropolitan Planning Council and the author of the Transport Politic blog&mdash;well worth reading in full&mdash;reveals some important trends in the past half-century of city-building...</em></p><p><em>&nbsp;&ldquo;The average of the 100 largest cities grew by 48 percent overall,&rdquo; Freemark notes. &ldquo;Yet the average&nbsp;city also&nbsp;<em>lost&nbsp;</em>28 percent of its residents within&nbsp;its neighborhoods that were built up in 1960.&rdquo;&nbsp;That&rsquo;s not just true in Youngstown and Detroit, post-industrial Rust Belt cities that have struggled with...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965268/without-the-projects-would-we-have-hip-hop Without the projects would we have hip-hop? Julia Ingalls 2016-08-25T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-28T10:52:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3kena6tjkltv0m7.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mike Ford, a lead architect for the Universal Hip Hop Museum, has studied and written about the relationship between disastrous urban planning/architecture and the rise of hip hop. Essentially, Ford's argument is that the ghettoization of African Americans in the 20th century via ill-conceived public housing projects created the conditions for the musical art form. As an article in <a href="http://www.vibe.com/2016/08/poor-urban-planning-led-to-hip-hop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">VIBE</a> puts it:</p><p><em>Grandmaster Flash&rsquo;s &ldquo;The Message&rdquo;, Wutang Clan&rsquo;s &ldquo;S.O.S&rdquo;, and Nas&rsquo;s &ldquo;Project Window&rdquo; demonstrate the importance of understanding the role that these conditions created in influencing hip-hop. &ldquo;Hip-hop lyrics are [filled] with first-hand accounts of living conditions in the projects,&rdquo; Ford states. &ldquo;The hip-hop MC used lyrics to create a dialogue, to give commentary and counterpoints to the modernist vision [that birthed towers like 1520 Sedgwick Ave].&nbsp;The MCs served as a voice for disenfranchised communities and often un-consulted end users of public housing.&rdquo;</em></p><p>More on the intersection between a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965243/a-radical-alternative-how-reyner-banham-changed-the-perception-of-los-angeles A 'radical alternative': how Reyner Banham changed the perception of Los Angeles Orhan Ayyüce 2016-08-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-08-27T11:11:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1ox2ka303qvmsrhr.jpg" width="514" height="389" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"it performs the functions of a great city, in terms of size, cosmopolitan style, creative energy, international influence, distinctive way of life, and corporate personality [proves that] all the most admired theorists of the present century, from the Futurists and Le Corbusier to Jane Jacobs and Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, have been wrong.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>"In the 1960s, British architectural critic Reyner Banham declared his love for the city that his fellow intellectuals hated. What Banham wrote about Los Angeles redefined how the world perceived it &ndash; but what would he think of LA today?"</p><p>With a nod to Glen Small's Biomorphic Biosphere is a&nbsp;noteworthy paragraph from the book.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1p/1plt0hwq8vk3m2co.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149965226/when-walkability-goes-up-so-do-home-prices When walkability goes up, so do home prices Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-25T09:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T14:39:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0hkepplpce8p8o0y.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles, where homes sell for a median price of $475,000, has an overall Walk Score of 66.3. Each additional walkability point adds an average of $3,948, or a 0.83% bump, to the sale price. [...] Pedestrian access adds the most proportional value to homes in cities such as Atlanta, where the overall score is 48.4 and revitalization efforts are starting to open up more community gathering hubs. A single-point upgrade to an Atlanta home&rsquo;s Walk Score boosts the sale price 1.69% on average.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on the relationship between pedestrianism and the market:</p><ul><li><a title='Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947531/jan-gehl-never-ask-what-the-city-can-do-for-your-building-always-ask-what-your-building-can-do-for-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jan Gehl: "Never ask what the city can do for your building, always ask what your building can do for the city."</a></li><li><a title="Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's &quot;High Line&quot;, but anxiety for its future remains" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129171831/locals-welcome-the-606-a-k-a-chicago-s-high-line-but-anxiety-for-its-future-remains" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Locals welcome The 606, a.k.a. Chicago's "High Line", but anxiety for its future remains</a></li><li><a title="Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123686052/stockholm-s-vision-zero-offers-idealistic-concept-of-car-free-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stockholm's Vision Zero offers idealistic concept of car-free cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116114669/study-links-walkable-neighborhoods-to-prevention-of-cognitive-decline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964792/changing-architectural-ideals-as-illustrated-through-child-literature Changing architectural ideals as illustrated through child literature Julia Ingalls 2016-08-23T14:22:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T14:01:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dc/dc2b8sr3khpovxtn.jpg" width="514" height="632" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In this fascinating piece by Rumaan Ali for&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slate.com/blogs/nightlight/2016/08/23/from_goodnight_moon_to_richard_scarry_the_great_rooms_of_children_s_literature.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate</a>, he explores how children's picture books offer a fun historical survey of the ideal architecture and interior decor for each place and time, spanning from the early 20th century to contemporary times. Although the books usually incorporate some element of fantasy, the throw rugs, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/701490/furniture-february" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">furniture</a>, and division of space tend to be reflective of the real world of that era.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/82/82c09314xolrw28l.jpg"></p><p>As Ali writes about the "Best Storybook Ever" by Richard Scarry:</p><p>"The silhouettes of the sofas in the living room and the attic den are similar. This is not a home of ostentatious decorative gestures, but one of comfort, a faith in the modern culture (the television, the record player, a single book, from the Book of the Month Club, no doubt, left out on the coffee table). We see the home at the start of the day: one son lacing up his shoes, mother working on breakfast. The house is awake, alive with an optimism about what the day, the decade, the century holds for the peopl...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964824/trudeau-stakes-canada-s-economic-growth-on-architects Trudeau stakes Canada's economic growth on architects Julia Ingalls 2016-08-23T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-08-27T11:12:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79z5c1qcugh4i0me.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the U.S. presidential election coming up, a few Americans are considering moving to Canada, a move that actually might be lucrative if you're an architect. Responding to the forces of globalization, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is aiming to inject new economic life into his country by investing in traditionally brainy industries like architecture and accounting, as reported in this <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2016-08-22/trudeau-s-cure-for-canada-s-slump-architects-and-accountants" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bloomberg News</a> article:</p><p><em>So if manufacturers won't do the heavy lifting, who will?</em></p><p><em>Enter Diamond. The world-renowned architect employs 180 people, including 140 architects, in an airy but respectfully renovated early 20th-century building in Toronto&rsquo;s Fashion District. It was Canada&rsquo;s education system that brought him to the country&mdash;he set up the post-graduate architect program at the University of Toronto in 1966&mdash;but his eye has always been turned outwards.</em></p><p>For more on architectural employment tips/trends:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135648933/the-architecture-job-application-hints-suggestions-from-employers-part-ii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architecture Job Application Hints &amp; Suggestions from Employers: Part II</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126838476/what-s-the-hottest-new-job-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the h...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964818/london-s-architectural-debate-society-turncoats-is-coming-to-d-c London's architectural debate society, Turncoats, is coming to D.C. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-23T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T15:20:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n564zblkk4k92jzo.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The idea behind Turncoats is for people to relax, slough off their more cautious professional selves, and engage in full-throated (yet respectful!), rapid-fire debate on a broad range of topics. Audience members are encouraged to speak up, Powerpoints are strictly forbidden, and alcohol is served liberally.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Started in London in the last couple years,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149957588/provocative-architecture-debating-series-turncoats-goes-international" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turncoats</a>&nbsp;has chapters in Scotland, Vancouver, Serbia and now, the U.S. The first D.C. Turncoats event takes place tomorrow, August 24, and is centered around the debate topic of "D.C. Wants Boring Architecture". Find more details <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8130/d-c-wants-boring-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More on debates and D.C.:</p><ul><li><a title='Archinect presents "Next Up," a live podcasting event in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this Saturday, October 3rd!' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect presents "Next Up," a live podcasting event in collaboration with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, this Saturday, October 3rd!</a></li><li><a title="The race to complete the Capitol dome restoration in time for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145516502/the-race-to-complete-the-capitol-dome-restoration-in-time-for-the-inauguration-of-the-45th-u-s-president" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The race to complete the Capitol dome restoration in time for the inauguration of the 45th U.S. President</a></li><li><a title="Department of Transportation Secretary threatens to shut down DC Metro" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944472/department-of-transportation-secretary-threatens-to-shut-down-dc-metro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Department of Transportation Secretary threatens to shut down DC Metro</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964570/international-criminal-court-hears-first-case-of-cultural-destruction-as-war-crimes International Criminal Court hears first case of cultural destruction as war crimes Alexander Walter 2016-08-22T15:38:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T22:31:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxmpt8ooniowxgpg.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the first case of its kind, the Islamic extremist Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has today (22 August), pleaded guilty to war crimes for destroying historic monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu in northern Mali. Al-Mahdi is accused of ordering the razing of nine mausoleums and the 15th-century Sidi Yahia mosque. It is the first time the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has heard a case about the demolition of cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about Timbuktu's outstanding value as a world heritage site on <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/119/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNESCO's website</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936860/palmyra-after-isis-a-first-look-at-the-level-of-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Palmyra after ISIS: a first look at the level of destruction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146194308/destruction-of-iraq-s-oldest-christian-monastery-by-isis-militants-went-unreported-for-16-months" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Destruction of Iraq&rsquo;s oldest Christian monastery by ISIS militants went unreported for 16 months</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143512405/fear-grows-over-isis-threat-against-unesco-world-heritage-site-in-libya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear grows over ISIS threat against Unesco World Heritage site in Libya</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134645642/isis-beheads-leading-archaeologist-in-palmyra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS beheads leading archaeologist in Palmyra</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121736292/isis-continues-destruction-of-ancient-artefacts-burns-mosul-library-smashes-antique-statues" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS continues destruction of ancient artefacts, burns Mosul library, smashes antique statues</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964541/the-funk-in-functionalism-charlie-hailey-author-of-design-build-with-jersey-devil-a-handbook-for-education-and-practice-on-one-to-one-35 The Funk in Functionalism: Charlie Hailey, author of 'Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice' on One-to-One #35 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-22T14:26:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T13:34:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lr/lrzuz84gn0w5yvt6.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Design/Build with Jersey Devil: A Handbook for Education and Practice</em>&nbsp;is a wonderful mixture of history, interviews, experiments and how-to&rsquo;s, all focused around the design/build pedagogy and practice of its 1970s pioneers, Jersey Devil. Author Charlie Hailey, who is also an architecture professor at the University of Florida, spoke with me&nbsp;about Jersey Devil's beginnings at Princeton University, and the implications of design/build pedagogy for today&rsquo;s academic climate.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#35 with&nbsp;<strong>Charlie Hailey</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_To_One_Episode_35_Charlie_Hailey.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mj/mjmrmkryv4e7t4j6.jpg"></p><p><em>Special thanks to Princeton Architectural Press for helping coordinate this interview.</em></p><p><em>This episode's title is a reference to architect and writer Michael Sorkin's description of the firm: Jersey Devil&nbsp;&ldquo;put the funk ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964524/in-less-than-10-years-india-s-construction-market-will-become-the-third-largest-in-the-world In less than 10 years, India's construction market will become the third largest in the world Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-22T13:07:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T19:10:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6f5wxmynp2i2pqdc.jpg" width="514" height="362" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Up to 12 million people are &ldquo;urbanising&rdquo; every year in India, a rate surpassed only by China. It means the country will need a sustained building spree that would see more than 75 million people employed in construction by 2022. As it races to build 110 million extra homes needed, plus necessary transport infrastructure, by 2025 the size of India&rsquo;s construction market would reach $1 trillion, the third largest in the world, according to KPMG.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Poverty, corruption and crime: how India's 'gully rap' tells story of real life" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149945538/poverty-corruption-and-crime-how-india-s-gully-rap-tells-story-of-real-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Poverty, corruption and crime: how India's 'gully rap' tells story of real life</a></li><li><a title="India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937900/india-on-the-brink-what-s-in-store-for-the-country-s-architectural-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">India on the brink: what's in store for the country's architectural future</a></li><li><a title="World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145577538/world-s-first-slum-museum-is-coming-to-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World's first Slum Museum is coming to Mumbai</a></li><li><a title="New Delhi mandates odd-even car rationing to fight world's worst air pollution" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144970663/new-delhi-mandates-odd-even-car-rationing-to-fight-world-s-worst-air-pollution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Delhi mandates odd-even car rationing to fight world's worst air pollution</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964527/warsaw-s-palace-of-culture-and-science-to-host-an-international-art-fair Warsaw's Palace of Culture and Science to host an international art fair Nicholas Korody 2016-08-22T12:53:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T18:53:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pi8kowjut0vfx9vw.jpg" width="514" height="700" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Palace of Culture and Science, a 237 meter tall socialist realist high-rise, towers over the city of Warsaw, Poland. Given as a &ldquo;gift&rdquo; to the Polish people by the Soviet Union, the building was originally called the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science. It was built between 1952 and 1955 and, for many Varsovians, is an ugly reminder of the Stalinist era.</p><p>Now, it&rsquo;s about to reinvest in its eponymous program with an international art fair. Hosting some 20 art galleries from Warsaw as well as other European cities, the &ldquo;Not Fair&rdquo; is schedule to open on September 22, 2016. Each gallery will present a solo show by one of their represented artist, which must take into account the &ldquo;special character&rdquo; of the Palace.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ur/urimttmszy04nong.jpg">According to the founder of Not Fair, Michal Wolinski, the event is intended to &ldquo;merge the mood and quality of an art exhibition with the opportunities that art fairs provide for cutting-edge galleries and young artists&rdquo;.</p><p>h/t <a href="http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/contemporary-art-fair-comes-to-warsaw-s-iconic-palace-of-culture-/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Art Newspaper</a></p><p>For more news from Poland, c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964218/what-architects-and-not-just-parametricists-can-learn-from-no-man-s-sky-an-astronomical-procedurally-generating-video-game What architects (and not just parametricists) can learn from 'No Man's Sky' – an astronomical, procedurally generating video game Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-19T16:45:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T13:23:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fv537q6z9bub3c8x.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hello Games has created its own periodic table of elements for the universe of No Man&rsquo;s Sky ... This allows them to generate 1.8 quintillion planets that are all different from one another and built governing the inherent logic set forth. [...] &ldquo;It is no longer about designing a final object or a product, but about designing or configuring the system or the process of their formation&mdash;the underlying code, algorithm, or procedure that can generate not just one but multiple outcomes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the games chest on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963409/art-of-intervention-one-to-one-34-with-architect-abraham-burickson-founder-of-the-immersive-theater-company-odyssey-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works</a></li><li><a title="A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection</a></li><li><a title="Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962744/pok-mon-go-is-forcing-us-to-grapple-with-virtual-usage-zoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pok&eacute;mon Go is forcing us to grapple with 'virtual usage' zoning</a></li><li><a title="Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961519/kids-play-with-virtual-skyscrapers-in-new-app" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kids play with virtual skyscrapers in new app</a></li><li><a title="Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960918/gaming-the-neighborhood-one-to-one-32-with-jose-sanchez-co-creator-of-block-hood-computer-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaming the neighborhood: One-to-One #32 with Jose Sanchez, co-creator of Block'hood computer game</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964157/manual-for-becoming-a-radical-architect Manual for Becoming a Radical Architect Orhan Ayyüce 2016-08-19T13:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T00:45:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ra/raomecw3tulpfmbv.jpg" width="514" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Radicalism in Architecture is not a simple choice and it&rsquo;s not dominated by the lack of reason, an important idea now that Architecture has become, due to the new technologies and trending fashions, easily reproducible.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img alt="" src="http://www.designboom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/architectural-manual-adrian-labaut-hernandez-designboom-05-818x735.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.3nta.com/author/adrian-labaut-hernandez/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A</a><a href="http://www.3nta.com/author/adrian-labaut-hernandez/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">drian Labaut Hernandez</a>&nbsp;</strong>states, "Architecture does not need to say anything, it doesn&rsquo;t need to talk, doesn&rsquo;t need to express anything specific, and it doesn&rsquo;t need, overall, to be needlessly &ldquo;Radical&rdquo;.&nbsp;Architecture always has a meaning when it is created based on strong conceptual work, the project is there, a body of matter, showing itself immortal, personal, superior because of its inner qualities, those that can not be seen from outside and sometimes even from inside. You need to look at it, speak with it, interact, explore, touch, and at the end, for sure, admire. It is not done for a magazine page, and neither to hang in an exposition room and amaze everybody around because it is &lsquo;beautiful&rsquo;. Architecture justifies its own existence, it will emerge to create and show its own values, which at the end are completely rooted in life on this earth."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964158/watch-an-ode-to-marcel-breuer-s-snower-residence-in-kansas-city Watch: an ode to Marcel Breuer's Snower Residence in Kansas City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-19T13:08:00-04:00 >2016-08-25T17:40:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mhb36x5y9eei0cin.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Completed in 1954 for Robert and Marianne Snower, Marcel Breuer designed the house site unseen. The Snowers had reached out to Breuer after seeing his work in a magazine, and lived there until it was bought in 2014.</p><p>The current owners, Rob Barnes and Karen Bisset, then renovated some key aspects of the home, although not much was needed. The home still contains many of Breuer's original custom furniture. The below video by Hufft Projects, "A Letter to Marcel", reimagines the initial contact made between the Snowers and Breuer, and takes a tour through the home.</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/174220683" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Letter To Marcel</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/hufft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hufft Projects</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p><em>h/t <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article39349167.html#storylink=cpy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Kansas City Star</a></em></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Brute Force: Atlanta's endangered Breuer, Ban's disaster relief efforts, and a honking huge lobby for driverless vehicles on Archinect Sessions #63" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943893/brute-force-atlanta-s-endangered-breuer-ban-s-disaster-relief-efforts-and-a-honking-huge-lobby-for-driverless-vehicles-on-archinect-sessions-63" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brute Force: Atlanta's endangered Breuer, Ban's disaster relief efforts, and a honking huge lobby for driverless vehicles on Archinect Sessions #63</a></li><li><a title="As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148283782/as-the-met-moves-into-the-old-whitney-can-it-shrug-off-the-iconic-building-s-associations-with-its-former-tenant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant?</a></li><li><a title="New movement urges to call Brutalism 'Heroic' instead" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141894387/new-movement-urges-to-call-brutalism-heroic-instead" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New movement urges to call Brutalism 'Heroic' instead</a></li><li><a title="Marcel Breuer Digital Archive" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51289999/marcel-breuer-digital-archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marcel Breuer Digital Ar...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963978/frank-lloyd-wright-puts-his-foot-down-in-a-tribute-to-the-pluck-of-a-salesman Frank Lloyd Wright puts his foot down in 'a tribute to the pluck of a salesman' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-18T12:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:42:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl5jibxgryjlwr50.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thomas H. Truslow Jr., a general sales manager at Corning Glass Works, proposed a solution of flexible waterproof strips directly to Johnson executives, bypassing Wright. The architect seethed. &ldquo;Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect,&rdquo; he wrote in a typed letter on Nov. 10, 1948. He added an angry question mark in green ink. &ldquo;The scheme is not the Johnson Company&rsquo;s,&rdquo; the typing continued. &ldquo;It is the architect&rsquo;s.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The full, typed letter reads (with handwritten text in bold):</p><p><em>My dear Mr. Truslow: You have the cart before the horse. It is necessary to secure the architect's approval before going to the owner. Are you then unfamiliar with the way of work with an architect <strong>- ?</strong></em></p><p><em>The scheme is not the Johnson's Company's. It is the architect's. <strong>Mine.</strong></em></p><p><em>I shall be in New York at the Plaza Hotel on November 17th.</em></p><p><em>Sincerely yours,</em></p><p><em>Frank Lloyd Wright</em></p><p>More on the architect and his legacy:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149954725/aaron-betsky-dean-of-the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-lays-out-taliesin-s-legacy-in-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky, dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, lays out Taliesin's legacy in architecture education</a></li><li><a title="When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home&rsquo;s value, what&rsquo;s a seller to do?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962345/when-frank-lloyd-wright-and-historic-designation-are-holding-back-your-home-s-value-what-s-a-seller-to-do" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">When 'Frank Lloyd Wright' and 'historic designation' are holding back your home&rsquo;s value, what&rsquo;s a seller to do?</a></li><li><a title="New Jersey&rsquo;s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956509/new-jersey-s-oldest-and-largest-frank-lloyd-wright-house-listed-for-2-2m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Jersey&rsquo;s Oldest and Largest Frank Lloyd Wright House Listed for $2.2M</a></li><li><a title="From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954698/from-minnesota-to-pennsylvania-moving-a-frank-lloyd-house-halfway-across-the-country" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Minnesota to Pennsylvania: moving a Frank Lloyd House halfway across the country</a></li><li><a title="Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', on One-to-One #28" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149952735/frenemies-forever-hugh-howard-brings-famed-relationship-between-frank-lloyd-wright-and-philip-johnson-to-life-in-architecture-s-odd-couple-on-one-to-one-28" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frenemies Forever: Hugh Howard brings famed relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson to life in 'Architecture's Odd Couple', o...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963975/shl-s-shanghai-cloud-pavilion-is-a-stunning-glass-and-steel-extrusion-of-a-cartoon-cloud SHL's Shanghai Cloud Pavilion is a stunning glass and steel extrusion of a cartoon cloud Julia Ingalls 2016-08-18T12:44:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T19:17:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sm/sm5aitctz551fb2j.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Intended as both a counterpoint to the heavy industrial cranes that line Shanghai's West Bund as well as an art/exhibition space, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHL</a>'s new Cloud Pavilion is the permanent version of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85236176/the-cloud-pavilion-by-schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects-opens-at-shanghai-west-bund-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wildly successful 2013 Shanghai biennial installation</a>, which was intended only to last for two months.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rxwd6xono0qg18g.jpg"></p><p>While the first iteration's ephemeral 20,000 white ropes have been replaced by steel rods and a glassed-in viewing area, the hope is that the initial free-floating feeling remains.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oh/oh1hfafuqqueqlrb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2z/2zjomo8s4ki6q6do.jpg"></p><p>As Schmidt Hammer Lassen design partner&nbsp;Chris Hardie explains, "The new pavilion creates a singular space in the form of an extruded glass cloud. The cloud shape in plan directly relates to the cartoon like form associated with how a child would draw a cloud, and how clouds are often seen depicted in traditional Chinese prints. The cloud is considered a symbol of luck in ancient Chinese painting."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bq/bqkb4t2uogqb7zxf.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u7/u78uimird4q7g5em.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing the Pavilion and the context of its site:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963833/zumthor-s-lacma-renderings-aren-t-undercooked-they-re-exactly-what-the-museum-wants Zumthor's LACMA renderings aren't 'undercooked' – they're exactly what the museum wants Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-17T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T23:53:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i8whul68uenl2qf.jpg" width="514" height="245" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>LACMA isn&rsquo;t trying to sell fancy condos, it&rsquo;s trying to sell an art museum. This isn&rsquo;t about safe deposit boxes in the sky for foreign oligarchs, this a building that will require contributions from art patrons and museum donors, and these renderings speak their language. [...] More David Hockney than Zaha Hadid, they evoke a feel rather than architectural facts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest from LACMA on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962616/raw-rendering-ranters-zumthor-s-undercooked-lacma-redesign-on-archinect-sessions-76" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Raw Rendering Ranters: Zumthor's 'undercooked' LACMA redesign on Archinect Sessions #76</a></li><li><a title="LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961607/lacma-releases-new-renderings-of-proposed-peter-zumthor-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA releases new renderings of proposed Peter Zumthor building</a></li><li><a title="Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942789/following-major-donations-peter-zumthor-s-lacma-redesign-moves-forward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following major donations, Peter Zumthor's LACMA redesign moves forward</a></li><li><a title="Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134507579/sunshine-and-noir-peter-zumthor-s-new-los-angeles-county-museum-of-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sunshine and noir: Peter Zumthor's new Los Angeles County Museum of Art</a></li><li><a title="Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126728059/is-zumthor-s-inkblot-the-right-size-for-lacma-s-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Zumthor's inkblot the right size for LACMA's art?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963669/examining-the-international-airport-species-from-in-the-unlikely-event Examining the International Airport “species” from “In The Unlikely Event” Justine Testado 2016-08-16T20:31:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T23:15:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8n/8nrog6isi2nle6hx.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;In The Unlikely Event&rdquo; by artist Janet Abrams digs into the nature of the fantastical International Airport typology &mdash; &ldquo;a significant species of monumental urbanism, perhaps the archetypal City State of our time&rdquo;...Created in 2013...ITUE is an ambitious large-scale ceramic installation that showcases the Top 30 of the world's busiest international airports as terra cotta ceramic bas-reliefs, which Abrams molded individually by hand.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Arranged&nbsp;like ancient&nbsp;fossils&nbsp;at a natural history museum,&nbsp;In The Unlikely Event (ITUE) is part two&nbsp;of Abrams' ongoing "A Natural History of Technology" case study series. In ITUE, each airport stands as&nbsp;a&nbsp;physical architectural expression of its home&nbsp;country's ambitions to compete in the global economy.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/58/58ptuaiytlkzxljj.jpg"><br><em>In The Unlikely Event, view during its US debut at form + concept gallery, Santa Fe, May 27 2016. Photo courtesy of Janet Abrams.</em></p><p>The exhibition is currently at Santa Fe's form + concept gallery until August 22. Read&nbsp;more about the project&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5085/in-the-unlikely-event-examines-the-international-airport-species" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963622/the-onion-takes-on-the-tiny-house-movement The Onion takes on the 'Tiny House' movement Nicholas Korody 2016-08-16T17:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T23:12:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ub/ub2150v5pk7pdlgm.jpg" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Onion has <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/138291/the-onion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">once again</a> skewered an architectural trend, this time honing in on the <a href="http://www.theonion.com/infographic/pros-and-cons-tiny-house-movement-53487" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'pro's and con's' of tiny houses</a>, aka 'micro-houses'. Pro's include: "paints inability to afford a real home as positive life choice"; "allows you to live the simple life your ancestors did everything in their power to escape"; and "4&rsquo;-by-3&rsquo; velvet Allman Brothers Band poster gets the decorating job done on its own" among others. Meanwhile, the con's include: "anxious pacing route severely restricted"; "lack of diversity in a neighborhood composed entirely of other people whose novels didn&rsquo;t sell"; and "have to live there".</p><p>Desperate for more laughs? Follow these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941609/denver-is-baroque-a-colas-and-cad-itecture-galore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#8203;&#8203;Denver is &ldquo;Baroque-a-colas&rdquo; and &ldquo;CAD-itecture&rdquo; galore</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133736405/300-mile-wall-proposed-for-the-bay-area-to-exile-burning-man-festivalgoers-forever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">300-mile wall "proposed" for the Bay Area to exile Burning Man festivalgoers, forever</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112337952/famous-architects-flipping-the-bird" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Famous architects flipping the bird</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102553042/us-student-is-rescued-from-giant-vagina-sculpture-in-germany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963409/art-of-intervention-one-to-one-34-with-architect-abraham-burickson-founder-of-the-immersive-theater-company-odyssey-works Art of Intervention: One-to-One #34 with architect Abraham Burickson, founder of the immersive theater company, Odyssey Works Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-16T17:06:00-04:00 >2016-08-24T07:07:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qe/qexgtpwa8fqetpak.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the spring of 2015, we ran a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/123744704/working-out-of-the-box-abraham-burickson-poet-conceptual-artist-and-founder-of-odyssey-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working Out of the Box feature with Abraham Burickson</a>, the practicing architect who founded Odyssey Works&mdash;a theater company that produces performances for an audience of one, often lasting days. Participants are extensively researched and the performances are rigorously planned, so that the whole thing unfolds before them spontaneously, as they move about the world.</p><p>To Burickson, theater and architecture are one and the same&mdash;their objective is to immerse the audience, and make them feel something. And in preparation for this month&rsquo;s theme of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960055/open-call-for-submissions-games" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Games</a>, it's impossible not to see Odyssey Works' performances in the same genre of experience:&nbsp;game-like interventions that change the way we experience the built environment.</p><p>The following interview is our conversation from February of 2015, edited for time and clarity.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#34 with&nbsp;<strong>Abraham Burickson</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCl...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963575/dissecting-mcmansion-ugliness Dissecting McMansion ugliness Julia Ingalls 2016-08-16T15:56:00-04:00 >2016-08-22T01:19:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6in8f13wsuzh0yh3.jpg" width="514" height="205" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The aptly named "McMansionhell" tumblr has taken the time to carefully note just what makes a McMansion an ugly, terrible, no good architectural atrocity. Skipping over frothy diatribe and going straight into meticulous <a href="http://mcmansionhell.tumblr.com/post/148605513816/mcmansions-101-what-makes-a-mcmansion-bad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">point by point dissection</a>, the tumblr notes that McMansions fail in four key areas: Masses &amp; Voids, Balance, Proportion, and crucially, Rhythm. "McMansions lack architectural rhythm," the tumblr states, using slidetool graphics to help you wince and blanch in an informed way (as opposed to just experiencing an overpowering visceral dislike each time you pass one on the street).&nbsp;</p><p>Other ugly building news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban blight: a review of the Petersen Museum</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89531143/will-today-s-ugly-buildings-be-tomorrow-s-historic-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Today&rsquo;s Ugly Buildings Be Tomorrow&rsquo;s Historic Architecture?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148270911/turning-the-ugliest-building-in-liverpool-into-an-exemplar-of-public-health" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning the &ldquo;ugliest building in Liverpool&rdquo; into an exemplar of public health</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963555/a-tour-of-experiential-magical-realism-games-from-the-triennale-game-collection A tour of experiential magical realism games from the Triennale Game Collection Julia Ingalls 2016-08-16T13:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T23:12:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdedtmmdm5ookowl.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Among the discoveries in the magical realist-flavored experiential series of smartphone games from the <a href="http://www.milanogamefestival.com/collection/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Triennale Game Collection</a> is just how compelling this format is for exploring the nuances of architecture, even if that architecture pushes the limits of physics (and is often heavily layered with surreal color and effects).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qr/qr0vyd4y76mgwijg.jpg"></p><p><em>"The Worm Room" by Katie Rose Pipkin. Image: Triennale Game Collection.</em></p><p>With visual allusions to everything from Pixar to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Darren Aronofsky</a>'s "The Fountain," the games emphasize the experience (hence, "experiential") over a plot-driven, goal-oriented construct. Nonetheless, each game has its own internal logic and rules, and rewards players with different visual effects and paths the longer they explore each world.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/64/6414xz36n4nuu3xp.jpg"></p><p><em>"Neighbor" by by Jake Elliott, Tamas Kemenczy and Ben Babbitt. Image: Triennale Game Collection.</em></p><p>Check out this video, which takes you through a quick tour of the five iOS/Android compatible games:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963381/watch-the-official-trailer-for-tomas-koolhaas-upcoming-documentary-rem Watch the official trailer for Tomas Koolhaas' upcoming documentary, 'REM' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-15T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T00:45:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rs/rsju7y5lro89u8gv.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perhaps no one is better situated to forge a behind-the-scenes look at Rem Koolhaas than his son, Tomas Koolhaas. The LA-based filmmaker just wrapped up '<a href="http://remdocumentary.org/the-film-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REM</a>', a documentary about his father as he travels the world and reflects on his work.</p><p>The latest in a spate of docu-homages to their famous architect parents, 'REM' follows the likes of 'My Architect' (Louis Kahn) and 'Learning from Bob and Denise' (Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, as of yet unreleased), as a documentary&nbsp;tailored to be more of a humanistic portrait than investigative expos&eacute;.</p><p>'REM' will officially premiere at the Venice Film Festival this September (check out&nbsp;<em>The Guardian</em>'s preview <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/aug/11/rem-review-documentary-rem-koolhaas-tomas-koolhaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>). Trailers are below:</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/75328510" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR 'REM' DOCUMENTARY</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user5134018" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tomas koolhaas</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p><p></p><p><a href="https://vimeo.com/141479841" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REM OFFICIAL TRAILER #2</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user5134018" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tomas koolhaas</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vimeo</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963347/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2016-08-15T15:48:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:32:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dl0cw99gf6cglz6.jpg" width="514" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, London is set to be bright, warm, and action-packed&hellip; proving that you don&rsquo;t need to leave the city in August! From interactive, innovative&nbsp;engineering, to an exhibition of memes, this week&rsquo;s picks are decidedly fun-filled.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with London's latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8078/i-am-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I Am London | Open now until 4 September</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/wj/wji1086p78w70be5.jpg"></p><p><em>Featured in the exhibition: Lucy Hawley of London Zoo</em></p><p>London's identity is largely shaped and entwined with its historic buildings and places. This exhibition looks at this through the city&rsquo;s heritage and the stories of its inhabitants,&nbsp;taking&nbsp;these 60 stories and linking&nbsp;them to their settings within the city. From students to paramedics, and beefeaters to tailors; this selection of people connect the&nbsp;human experience to the built environment.&nbsp;</p><p><em>"This wonderful exhibition encapsulates how much London has changed over the years, but also reminds us why the capital continues to be the most open, pioneering and divers...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963307/walls-don-t-work-lessons-from-the-berlin-wall-55-years-after-it-was-built Walls don't work: lessons from the Berlin Wall, 55 years after it was built Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-15T13:14:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T21:26:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6gceej9ou1cmtq5.jpg" width="514" height="336" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Donald Trump has made a wall on the US-Mexico border a controversial centerpiece of his presidential campaign, and EU countries have erected fences to keep migrants and refugees out. But the Berlin Wall anniversary should be a stark reminder: Walls can only contain people for so long. [...] Almost 28 years after the wall came down, Germany&rsquo;s capital remains economically disadvantaged from its divided years, while buildings in the former East still show the scars of neglect under Communism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962340/design-a-wall-that-separates-trump-from-the-u-s-in-this-call-for-ideas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design a wall that separates Trump from the U.S. in this call for ideas</a></li><li><a title="The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937112/the-problem-with-designing-trump-s-border-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Problem With Designing Trump&rsquo;s Border Wall</a></li><li><a title="US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935081/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">US/Mexico border wall competition provokes controversy</a></li><li><a title="Berlin After the Wall: A Microcosm of the World&rsquo;s Chaotic Change" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113961523/berlin-after-the-wall-a-microcosm-of-the-world-s-chaotic-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Berlin After the Wall: A Microcosm of the World&rsquo;s Chaotic Change</a></li><li><a title="8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962970/what-could-go-wrong-north-korean-construction-workers-are-being-given-crystal-meth-to-finish-projects-faster What could go wrong? North Korean construction workers are being given crystal meth to finish projects faster Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-12T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-08-13T08:37:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2wj43jt7d04kecir.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>project managers at a building site in North Korea&rsquo;s capital Pyongyang are openly supplying their exhausted work force with powerful methamphetamines called &ldquo;ice,&rdquo; North Korean sources say. [...] Officials in charge of the project are pushing workers hard to finish frame construction on the buildings, which include a 70-story high-rise apartment building and at least 60 other structures, before the weather gets too cold, sources said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The construction project in question appears to be <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954910/another-speedy-pyonghattan-skyscraper-project-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryomyong Street, a so-called "Pyonghattan"</a> for its giant scope and reportedly the country's tallest apartments. According to a report in&nbsp;<a href="http://foreignpolicy.com/2013/11/21/inside-north-koreas-crystal-meth-trade/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Foreign Policy</em></a>, the spread of methamphetamine (aka "ice") first began in North Korea during the 1990s, when it was being produced and sold as a medication.</p><p>You might also be interested in:</p><ul><li><a title="Another speedy &ldquo;Pyonghattan&rdquo; skyscraper project is underway" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954910/another-speedy-pyonghattan-skyscraper-project-is-underway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another speedy &ldquo;Pyonghattan&rdquo; skyscraper project is underway</a></li><li><a title="&lsquo;Pyongyang Speed:&rsquo; North Korea miraculously cranks out massive residential development for scientists in only one year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143668960/pyongyang-speed-north-korea-miraculously-cranks-out-massive-residential-development-for-scientists-in-only-one-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&lsquo;Pyongyang Speed:&rsquo; North Korea miraculously cranks out massive residential development for scientists in only one year</a></li><li><a title="Pyongyang's inner Wes Anderson shines through in its architecture, then and now" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140342648/pyongyang-s-inner-wes-anderson-shines-through-in-its-architecture-then-and-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyongyang's inner Wes Anderson shines through in its architecture, then and now</a></li><li><a title="Pyonghattan &amp; water parks: North Korea's new architectural ambitions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136651392/pyonghattan-water-parks-north-korea-s-new-architectural-ambitions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pyonghattan &amp; water parks: North Korea's new architectural ambitions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962767/live-in-muji-s-window-house-for-two-years-for-free Live in Muji's Window House for two years, for free Justine Testado 2016-08-11T17:54:00-04:00 >2016-08-21T20:48:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpdpcnwu9joyfuer.jpg" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Still dreaming about living in one of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/208476/muji" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muji</a>'s pre-fab houses? That wish can come true for one lucky person, and maybe their family or friends. The lifestyle brand is currently accepting applications for a two-year residency in a new test model of Muji's Window House in Kamakura&mdash;rent-free and fully furnished.</p><p>Unlike <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112805150/muji-s-prefab-vertical-house-now-available-for-japanese-residences" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Vertical House</a> that was designed to squeeze into Tokyo's tight spaces, the Window House can enjoy more wiggle room in areas with less urban density. The seaside town of Kamakura has a population of approximately 174,000, while Tokyo boasts about 13.6 million.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yx/yxxkrph01aq9vue0.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nk/nk6v26aqejrevmww.jpg"><br><em>Photos via Spoon &amp; Tamago.</em></p><p>As its name states, the two-story Window House has windows on all four sides that are strategically positioned to allow for optimal airflow and natural light. Although Muji will cover the expenses, the winning applicant &mdash; whether it's a single person, a group of friends, or a family &mdash; will have to provide feedback about their experience to staff in an ongoing monitoring process. On top of t...</p>