Archinect - News 2017-02-26T19:06:52-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993796/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-installations-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Installations" Pinterest Board Archinect 2017-02-24T18:26:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T18:29:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t04kex1fc127tjck.jpg" width="650" height="649" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/installations/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Installations</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nm/nmkir5heket94y9k.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects/project/glimmer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glimmer</a> in San Francisco, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/variableprojects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Variable Projects</a>; Photo: Joseph Chang, Adam Marcus</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zv/zvjnld39cwt4c2wh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia/project/luminous-depths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luminous Depths</a> in Singapore by <a href="http://archinect.com/desaichia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desai Chia Architecture</a>; Photo: Desai Chia Architecture, Sandy Wong, Issa Weng</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z1jrb7365owfn1ib.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop/project/stik-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">STIK Pavilion</a> in Tokyo, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/28188564/university-of-tokyo-g30-architecture-and-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Tokyo</a> Digital Fabrication Lab (<a href="http://archinect.com/intotheloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Clement</a>, Project Manager, Design Lead)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zi/ziexki9p9fikr4rk.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab/project/behance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Behance</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/softlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOFTlab</a>; Photo: Alan Tansey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a5/a5nbjygth8yoxd33.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc/project/sandboxing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANDBOXING</a> in Dallas, TX by <a href="http://archinect.com/dsgnagnc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSGN AGNC</a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>, Designer), New Cities Future Ruins (Gavin Kroeber, Curator), Ash Studio (Fabrication)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wj/wjnnlmhzvm0uyxo9.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi/project/taumascopio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taumascopio</a> in Zingst, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/mattiapacorizzi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mattia Paco Rizzi</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j2/j2m9uojzublssggx.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany/project/under-magnitude" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Under Magnitude</a> in Orlando, FL by <a href="http://archinect.com/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MARC FORNES / THEVER...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993722/check-out-these-watercolor-illustrations-of-the-settings-of-some-of-this-year-s-biggest-films Check out these watercolor illustrations of the settings of some of this year's biggest films Nicholas Korody 2017-02-24T12:37:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T22:54:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s1/s1lxtyngvpn8lgja.jpg" width="650" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Boryana Ilieva is an architect and artist. For the past two years, she&rsquo;s been engaged in a project, dubbed &ldquo;Floor Plan Croissant&rdquo;, in which she paints the house and apartments that serve as the settings for films. Employing watercolor as her medium, Ilieva has studied the architecture of some of this year&rsquo;s biggest films, all of which have been nominated for Academy Awards.</p><p><em><strong>Fences</strong></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jg/jgdzn71zps0goy32.jpg"></p><p><em><strong>La La Land</strong></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f2/f2bmouwxel78pz3n.jpg"></p><p><em><strong>Elle</strong></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m8/m8sc3ym3k1hy2mvp.jpg"></p><p><em><strong>20th Century Women</strong></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fh/fhkmprn2yjtfvew8.jpg"></p><p><em><strong>Toni Erdmann</strong></em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fj/fjlvki7c4dhj500g.jpg"></p><p>Like her work? Support Ilieva on <a href="https://www.patreon.com/fplancroissant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patreon</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993625/doug-aitken-among-artists-in-palm-springs-adjacent-art-show-desert-x Doug Aitken among artists in Palm Springs-adjacent art show, "Desert X" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:53:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T19:53:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c7/c7y7ybil6s1mrjh5.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amid the dust and clamor is the steel skeleton of Aitken&rsquo;s &ldquo;Mirage,&rdquo; which takes the form of a 1960s-style suburban California ranch house. The seven-room structure, to be fully mirrored on the outside and inside, is perched on a hillside with city and desert views, which are key to the piece. The structure has gaping holes where doors and windows might be, and its interior walls are built on angles to reflect the sky and contrasting surrounding terrain...</p></em><br /><br /><p>What does the desert in Riverside County have to offer aside from a massive annual music festival, the sleek modernism of Palm Springs, and the ethereal vista of untrammeled nature? Well, starting on February 25th, it has the&nbsp;Desert Exhibition of Art, or Desert X for short.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/15wfq1u85xiqp6j5.jpg"></p><p>Exhibitors in the self-guided, wide-ranging exhibit (you should plan on driving) include Doug Aitken,&nbsp;Sherin Guirguis, and&nbsp;Claudia Comte, who has created a 110-foot long stucco/wood sculpture that is part wall, part meditative exercise. Maps are available at the Ace Hotel; the exhibition will be up until April.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993619/herzog-de-meuron-s-6-am-is-a-late-bloomer-reaching-completion-in-2035 Herzog & de Meuron's "6 AM" is a late bloomer, reaching completion in 2035 Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T19:28:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T21:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nz/nzgsyya09go2hsnh.jpg" width="650" height="451" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two 58-story towers, eighteen years and two billion dollars make up the fundamental elements of Herzog &amp; de Meuron's city-like mixed-used development "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971213/needle-exchange-a-look-at-herzog-de-meuron-s-transformative-needle-tower-development-in-dtla-s-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">6 AM</a>," which, while beginning its first phase of construction in 2018 in downtown L.A.'s Arts District, won't be finished until its principal architects are both 85 years old.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/44/44ylymhzsz04mhu4.jpg"></p><p>The wait should be worth it, though: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980645/mia-lehrer-discusses-her-long-running-history-with-the-la-river-s-redevelopment-on-our-final-next-up-the-la-river-mini-session" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mia Lehrer</a> will be providing the landscape architecture, while the project's seven buildings will include space for arts and performance, retail, a public/private school, a hotel and of course, plenty of apartments. The delay does prompt the question: will Los Angeles' Arts District still be the Arts District by then, or will it just be an evocative placard in&nbsp;2.8 million square gentrified feet?</p><p>h/t <a href="https://archpaper.com/2017/02/6am-development-herzog-de-meuron-details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archpaper</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993561/explore-mitigating-human-suffering-via-design-in-this-new-school-symposium Explore mitigating human suffering via design in this New School symposium Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T13:41:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:41:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1a664mi21495f882.jpg" width="650" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As cities densify and the global population increases, much has been made of reclaiming physical spaces: but how does one reclaim a place that is bound up in tragedy, whether that tragedy was natural or man-made? On March 3rd and 4th, <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8kaELFui6" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons the New School for Design will host a symposium</a> featuring&nbsp;Lina Sergie Attar, a Syrian-American architect, writer, and activist who hails from Aleppo.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s9/s9vomp4pzvte9ova.jpg"></p><p>In addition to Attar's keynote address, the symposium, entitled &ldquo;Making Home in Wounded Places: Memory, Design, and the Spatial,"&nbsp;will explore several dozen case studies dealing with refugee shelters, the repurposing of Latin American prisons into shopping malls, and how painful memories of the past have been represented and memorialized in places including a Warsaw ghetto. Those interested in registering to attend can do so on <a href="http://events.newschool.edu/event/making_home_in_wounded_places_design_memory_and_the_spatial#.WK8rMELFui5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the website</a>.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993552/foster-partners-apple-spaceship-set-to-touch-down-and-open-up-in-april Foster + Partners' Apple "spaceship" set to touch down and open up in April Julia Ingalls 2017-02-23T12:57:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T13:21:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8p2sd1uky8j2tuwp.jpg" width="650" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a <a href="http://www.apple.com/newsroom/2017/02/apple-park-opens-to-employees-in-april.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">press release from Apple</a>, it will take six months to move all 12,000 employees into the 175-acre campus, which will officially open for occupancy in April. In addition to the 2.8 million square foot, naturally ventilated Foster + Partners'-designed "spaceship" building, the campus features two miles of running and walking paths, and boasts a 17 megawatt solar energy rooftop installation (making it one of the largest in the world). Nothing about this place is small, or happenstance; the construction process was reportedly a clash between <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991236/perfectionists-versus-contractors-the-details-of-building-the-apple-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perfectionist designers and slightly more impressionistic contractors</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6u/6u1e34belmbttcpg.jpg"></p><p>However, all's well that ends well: although Steve Jobs won't be able to see the completed campus, designer Apple's chief design officer Jony Ivy feels like things worked out.&nbsp;&ldquo;Steve invested so much of his energy creating and supporting vital, creative environments. We have approached the design, engineering and making of our new campus with the same enthusiasm and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993426/mithun-s-wanapum-heritage-center-nabs-2-awards-honors-native-am-tribe Mithun's Wanapum Heritage Center nabs 2 awards, honors Native Am tribe RonH 2017-02-22T20:05:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T15:31:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xz/xz462a0oukeh3fx0.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just off the Columbia River, the Wanapum Heritage Center is a home for Wanapum culture and artifacts. The building form weaves solidity and light, from a protective repository enclosure that references traditional cliffside cave storage spaces to the glazed welcome area that evokes traditional fishing lanterns. The entry path aligns with the equinox sunrise, a Wanapum 'marker'. The center houses archival items alongside recording studios for oral history, and new gathering spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8p/8p0ogvmoihbutkgi.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kt/ktqx0pi65k0jmtu0.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13oydi3n6k1phvtq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ww/wwf1wg4dg6vd58rh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fv/fvh81hd63vv6f11g.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993165/duvall-decker-architects-combine-greater-agency-and-public-outreach-to-benefit-mississippi-and-the-profession-at-large Duvall Decker Architects combine greater agency and public outreach to benefit Mississippi (and the profession at large) Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T18:12:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:16:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/oh/oha4js2k8v0r3hw6.jpg" width="650" height="513" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since they founded Duvall Decker nearly 20 years ago, the Deckers, as they&rsquo;re known, have focused mostly on neglected corners in and around Jackson, Mississippi&rsquo;s capital. To pay the bills, the two have redefined for themselves the ambit of a small architectural practice. They have become developers and even branched into building maintenance: a soup-to-nuts strategy that has allowed them more than just financial breathing room.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Helping impoverished Mississippi communities? Check. Making money while creating a business model that empowers you with the decision-making powers of developers? Check. Being notable and effective enough to earn your own profile in <em>The New York Times</em> by Michael Kimmelman? Done, done, and done for Duvall Decker Architects, which also was named one of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988668/the-emerging-voices-winners-for-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2017's Emerging Voices</a> by the Architectural League of New York. What's especially enheartening about this profile is how by virtue of increasing the quality of their own professional lives, the architects have also vastly increased the well-being of their community. &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993113/this-week-s-picks-for-chicago-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for Chicago architecture and design events hcscully 2017-02-21T14:26:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:22:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9u/9uwz5htdth2h3lpv.jpg" width="650" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Spring is&nbsp;continuing&nbsp;to bring&nbsp;visiting&nbsp;architects lectures to Chicago this week.&nbsp;We also&nbsp;have volunteer opportunities for designers and global&nbsp;research presentations.</p><p>Here is your list of things to do in <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/2072497/chicago-il-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> over the next couple of weeks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9009/lecture-junya-ishigami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junya Ishigami |&nbsp;February 21</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ss/sscp0utbiadllwxl.jpg"></p><p><em>junya.ishigami+associates</em></p><p>The Golden Lion award winner for best project at the 12th international architecture biennale will speak on tectonics and environment as he comes to IIT this week. His work, though minimal insertions, shows a connection of purity from art to architecture.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9010/colonizing-heritage-the-adaptive-reuse-of-myanmar-s-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Colonizing Heritage: The Adaptive Reuse of Myanmar's Architecture |&nbsp;February 22</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/48/48417i0b49mmutx0.jpg"></p><p><em>placesjournal.org</em></p><p>The Martin Roche Travel Scholarship recipient Devon Morris will be at the Chicago design Museum this week to speak on his travels to Myanmar. In a constant state of globalization, many countries have to find new approaches to historical conservation and continual re-use of architecture.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9011/chicago-volunteer-expo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chicago Volunteer Expo |&nbsp;February 26</strong></a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/bq/bqhhoidxq4yjlskg.jpg"></p><p><em>eventbrite.com</em></p><p>There are plent...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149993075/aia-officially-states-it-is-pro-immigration-and-travel-positive AIA officially states it is pro-immigration and travel-positive Julia Ingalls 2017-02-21T12:43:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T20:15:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tc/tcs3e6dwp11azvv1.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What would America be without immigrants? More to the point, what would architecture be without the ability for those working within it to freely travel and collaborate with (much more affordable) talent from around the world? In recognition of these facts, the AIA has released an official statement that raises concerns about broad anti-immigration policies, and confirms the institute's dedication to reciprocal "free moment and association" around the globe. Here's the full text of the press release:</p><p><em>As discussion on immigration continues, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) today joins with many American businesses, industries and universities in calling for fair and impartial immigration policies, and in expressing deep concern about policies that restrict immigration from specific countries or regions based on overly broad factors, including religion.</em></p><p><em>&ldquo;Beyond the essential considerations of fairness and equity, restrictions targeting specific areas of the world can have prof...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992885/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-20T14:40:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T14:40:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2g/2gaoqthlgg31r3s2.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As February draws to a close, we can feel spring already in the London air. If you are already full of&nbsp;'Spring Cleaning' motivation, make sure you don't miss the NLA's workshops this weekend on home improvement, featuring advice from leading architects.&nbsp;</p><p>See the month out with 'Tate Lates'; a Friday night at the Tate Modern, which promises (as always) a jam-packed evening of workshops and art, acompanyed by food, drink, and some of the <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149952629/a-look-around-the-new-tate-modern-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">best views in London</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8998/don-t-move-improve" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Don&rsquo;t Move, Improve! | 25 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v4/v4ntin66zsba0e3v.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: New London Architecture</em></p><p>This weekend, there is a fantastic opportunity for homeowners to improve rather than move homes. The NLA have developed a day full of workshops and talks on the ways in which dwellings can be adapted, regardless of scale,&nbsp;to better fit occupants. One-on-one consultations from experts will fine-tune these ideas, and workshops and walks for all will make this family pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992437/the-resounding-success-of-allied-works-architecture-s-national-music-center The resounding success of Allied Works Architecture's "National Music Center" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T20:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-23T12:37:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2q/2q4fc60gfv2l34rz.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Incorporating both physical and intangible elements of Canada's musical history, the National Music Center by Allied Works is a nine-towered, terra-cotta tile clad complex that not only ropes a 112-year old hotel/blues club into the mix, but creates the kind of spaces suited for gazing dreamily into one's future.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/rw/rw9hayjyf11477y2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/qa/qaypnq4qbql97gpe.jpg"></p><p>According to&nbsp;Brad Cloepfil, Principal at Allied Works Architecture, the structure was "inspired by the light, landscape and geography of the northern prairie."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/cp/cpo69lgz4ipx30fb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ka/ka8w5hkxzboktvnl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/2a/2at1om7kuudeucx2.jpg"></p><p>He goes on to note that "Studio Bell was created to&nbsp;amplify&nbsp;the rich history and future possibilities of Canadian music. The building aspires to create a sense&nbsp;of wonder and mystery, inspiring the visitor to explore. Nine separate towers rise five floors above the&nbsp;street, each resonating with music and activity. The building is alive with the life of music throughout its&nbsp;exhibition, recording, editing, performance and education spaces. The distinct vessels of music are&nbsp;bound together by the space between them, moments ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992356/the-big-abstract-a-conversation-with-morgan-neville-director-producer-of-abstract-s-bjarke-ingels-documentary-on-netflix The BIG Abstract; A conversation with Morgan Neville, Director/Producer of Abstract's Bjarke Ingels Documentary on Netflix Paul Petrunia 2017-02-16T19:16:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T07:44:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pj/pjp3wsbfhbymjm6s.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unless you've been living under a rock, you've already heard about <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80057883" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abstract</a>, Netflix's incredible new documentary series on design. This week we're talking to Abstract's executive producer, <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1365879/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Morgan Neville</a>, who also directed the episodes featuring Bjarke Ingels and Christoph Niemann.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/ut/utp24wk7423dst2f.jpg"></p><p>As one of the world's most groundbreaking and talented documentary filmmakers, there's a good chance you have already seen Morgan's work. If you haven't, a&nbsp;good place to start is "<a href="https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/20_feet_from_stardom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">20 Feet from Stardom</a>", his Academy Award-winning doc that takes a look at the fascinating lives of the often-overlooked backup singers. His documentary on Yo-Yo Ma, "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble", will be <a href="http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/the-music-of-strangers-yo-yo-ma-and-the-silk-road-ensemble/video/promo.html?autoplay=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">premiering on HBO in March</a>. I'm particularly looking forward to his upcoming Mr. Rogers documentary that he mentions in our conversation.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i3/i3qo7sscygn9wd6f.jpg"></p><p>Yes, Archinect Sessions makes a cameo in the episode, with a clip of us sharing some of Bjarke's harsh criticism from commenters in our forum.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992332/demolition-of-tadao-ando-s-piccadilly-gardens-in-manchester-now-council-approved Demolition of Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester now Council-approved Julia Ingalls 2017-02-16T12:55:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T09:46:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8lwh3vf947e89cq.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although plans to tear down Tadao Ando's Piccadilly Gardens have been floating about since last late last year, the Manchester City Council just gave its official approval to knock down Ando's quasi-Brutalist structure in favor of a "leisure-led" scheme last week, according to the <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/council-backs-demolition-for-tadao-andos-only-uk-building/10017301.article?blocktitle=news-feature&amp;contentID=17135" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Journal</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jvcbu9j0k7p8pu74.jpg"></p><p>In a thoughtful piece written for <a href="http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/russell-smith-tadao-ando-and-the-problem-of-architecture-thats-toogood/article33006792/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Globe and Mail</a> last year, Russell Smith questioned the role of the experts who had commissioned Ando to design the Gardens versus the opinions of the locals who encountered it daily. He noted that a&nbsp;"sealant, for some reason, possibly economic, was not used to coat the large unadorned surfaces of the Manchester pavilion. That building, basically a shelter to house a small caf&eacute;, occupies half of Piccadilly Gardens, presenting one long curving blank wall of concrete to the south side. The concrete, under the steady British drizzle, did not wear well: it started to stain with dark streaks, to look like the depressing and crumbling masses of postwar brut...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991998/a-trump-tower-in-l-a-thankfully-that-was-only-part-of-never-built-los-angeles A Trump Tower in L.A.? Thankfully, that was only part of "Never Built Los Angeles" Julia Ingalls 2017-02-15T00:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-15T09:13:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ay/ay9tojarz03g4388.jpg" width="650" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In LA, Trump bragged he was going to spend a billion dollars on what he claimed would become the world&rsquo;s tallest building. His architect Bill Fain delivered a gilded 125-storey office tower etched in a diamond-patterned exoskeleton...David Martin also devised a skyscraper: &lsquo;When I told Ivana [Trump] the basis of the idea was to put two diamonds together, she lit up,&rsquo; Martin said. &lsquo;I think they were divorced a week later.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i9/i98r752b2cdlgfxc.jpg"></p><p>Whether you've been following the tumultuous life of proposed architecture projects in Los Angeles or not (a stretch of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/234482/grand-avenue-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grand Avenue</a>, for example, has been undergoing elaborate proposals designed in part by Frank Gehry for almost forty years) "Never Built Los Angeles," a book by architectural critics at large Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, shows us via<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/feb/09/unbuilt-los-angeles-city-might-have-been-in-pictures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> The Guardian</a>&nbsp;the almost-reality of a Los Angeles-based Trump Tower designed by Johnson Fain back in 1989.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991937/can-work-stress-be-reduced-with-adaptive-rooms-unstudio-is-looking-into-it Can work stress be reduced with adaptive rooms? UNStudio is looking into it Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T14:08:00-05:00 >2017-02-20T01:07:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1h/1hui8dzuy961w52u.jpg" width="650" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part inhabitable mood ring, part psychological experiment, the exhibition "Work 3.0 &ndash; A Joyful Sense at Work"&nbsp;from <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNStudio</a> and SCAPE is an attempt to create spaces that make work stress more bearable by testing out adaptable environments in the form of a "fully immersive, modular structure."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/605i2lq96w80t4bo.jpg"></p><p>This immersive structure, known as a RESET pod, will be on display at the iSalone deal Mobile in Milan from April 4th through 9th, and incorporates input from a neuroscientist, an ambient intelligence technology integrator, and a technologist/interaction designer. The feedback from visitors to the exhibition will help the designers determine what spaces do and don't work for office worker stress mitigation.&nbsp;</p><p>Here's the text of the full press release from UNStudio:&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k1/k1hjam1g2gpo230h.jpg"></a></p><p><strong>Can </strong><strong>a space</strong><strong> adapt to your stress levels? UNStudio and SCAPE join forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts to tackle stress in the workplace.</strong></p><p>UNStudio and SCAPE have joined forces with a multidisciplinary team of experts for the ex...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991913/aia-announces-recipients-of-its-2017-honorary-fellowships AIA announces recipients of its 2017 Honorary Fellowships Julia Ingalls 2017-02-14T12:51:00-05:00 >2017-02-14T12:51:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vx/vxkn1fn6lt2k3haq.jpg" width="650" height="403" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Drawing from an international roster of architects who meet the five objects of nomination (including ensuring "the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment") the AIA has announced this year's honorary fellowships. The fellowship, which doesn't have a set number of fellows and usually favors international candidates, has honored no Americans or women this year, although it did include U.S.-based <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970924/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-i-the-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a> among its 2016 beneficiaries. With a highly ethical drumroll, we're pleased to introduce this year's outstanding eight fellows:</p><ul><li>Mario Cucinella</li><li>Stein Halvorsen</li><li>Giancarlo Mazzanti</li><li>Bong-Seek Oh</li><li>Jose Luis Salinas</li><li>Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas</li><li>Bruno Stagno</li><li>Ishtiaque Zahir&nbsp;</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991757/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-13T14:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-13T20:02:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mu/mu1la9o7swn76zpo.jpg" width="650" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Talks, debates, networking, and art fill the evenings of coming week, including an interactive and immersive Saturday night at the RA, and Autodesk's Design Night at the newly transformed Design Museum. Brave the cold, and head to a talk on the future of the city, or on the future of the profession... whatever you do this week, staying in shouldn't be one of them.&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally, this coming weekend is the last chance to get to the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8623/beazley-designs-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beazley Designs of the Year</a> showcase at the Design Museum before it closes on Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a>&nbsp;to keep up to date with <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8811/think-drink-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Think | Drink | Architecture |&nbsp;21 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/a0/a0quom79qsve5520.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: RIBA</em></p><p>The RIBA are hosting a night for its student members to provide an opportunity to network and think about the future of the profession. Speakers include Carl Turner, <em>Carl Turner Architects</em>, and Vinesh Pomal, <em>Levitt Bernstein</em>. There is an extensive networking session following 6 quick-fire talks, which is a great opportu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991296/empathy-deficit-archinect-sessions-96 Empathy Deficit; Archinect Sessions #96 Paul Petrunia 2017-02-09T17:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-16T18:17:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8s0kwseyzr1gyxf.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on the podcast we are joined by Emily Hunt Turner. Emily gives us an update on her restaurant/non-profit startup All Square, as <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149973238/working-out-of-the-box-emily-hunt-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we previously featured in her Working Out of the Box feature</a>. We also talk about her time working as a lawyer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, as she detailed the challenges and struggles in the past, and concerns with the direction of the department moving forward.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 96 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Empathy Deficit":</p><ul></ul><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-95.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991222/got-wood-meet-australia-s-tallest-proposed-timber-building Got wood? Meet Australia's tallest (proposed) timber building Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T13:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T13:48:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z52zq6nomdonwn7h.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Combine cross laminated timber, glue laminated timber, and the desire to connect with nature while providing ample creative working space, and you have the 5 King Tower, a 52-meter timber structure with the strength of concrete and steel (but a much smaller carbon footprint).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wd/wdqcb4x58a0ni3w9.jpg"></p><p>The 5 King tower, designed by architects Bates Smart, is the latest in a series of proposed timber towers all around the world, and would be the tallest such building of its type in Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/ab6c363cuqlcg4ag.jpg"></p><p>Located in Brisbane, the tower would use glass facades to let in natural light, and also place a big emphasis on sustainable features, incorporating elements for&nbsp;rainwater harvesting and optimized air conditioning.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/an/an4u477ajnlov63a.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991236/perfectionists-versus-contractors-the-details-of-building-the-apple-campus Perfectionists versus contractors: the details of building the Apple Campus Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-02-12T01:23:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8z/8z6h91vunc5ww0z2.jpg" width="650" height="395" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the most vexing features was the doorways, which Apple wanted to be perfectly flat, with no threshold. The construction team pushed back, but Apple held firm. The rationale? If engineers had to adjust their gait while entering the building, they risked distraction from their work, according to a former construction manager. &ldquo;We spent months trying not to do that because that&rsquo;s time, money and stuff that&rsquo;s never been done before,&rdquo; the former construction manager said.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although detail-obsessed architects can often find working with broad-strokes contractors to be challenging, there's one group of designers with perhaps even more rigorous attention to detail: the team at Apple. According to this article in <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-campus-idUSKBN15M0CM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reuters</a>, the actual building of the "spaceship" Apple Campus in Cupertino has been an unusually precise experience for those working in construction. According to the article, among many other requirements, "Apple's in-house construction team enforced many rules: No vents or pipes could be reflected in the glass. Guidelines for the special wood used frequently throughout the building ran to some 30 pages." Think perfect?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991009/help-fund-mies-in-london-the-riveting-tale-of-mies-only-design-for-the-uk Help fund "Mies in London", the riveting tale of Mies' only design for the UK Nicholas Korody 2017-02-08T13:05:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T00:53:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j8/j8nnbigjse4epk1v.jpg" width="650" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The last project famed architect Mies van der Rohe worked on would have also been his only building in the UK. Made of amber glass and steel, the office tower almost graced Mansion House Square in the City of London. Instead, James Stirling&rsquo;s recently-landmarked, Postmodernist No 1 Poultry building occupies the site. How and why this happened involves, like many stories concerning the post-war development of London, the intervention of the Prince of Wales amidst the cultural and economic tumult that marked the city in the latter half of the twentieth century. It is &ldquo;a tale of 1980s London egos, of personal and political intrigue, and power plays from the peerage, Prince and prime minister. It captures a moment when belief in modernism was fading and when the public realm came to be privatised.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o1/o11qbn2evtln3mtd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ef/efb86vfhh5uatsdq.jpg"></p><p>Now, the REAL Foundation is attempting to publish a high-quality publication documenting the story of the building, replete with never-before-seen photo-collages, plans, sections, elevations,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990851/brexit-lash-riba-announces-60-of-u-k-architects-have-seen-projects-delayed-cancelled Brexit-lash: RIBA announces 60% of U.K. architects have seen projects delayed/cancelled Julia Ingalls 2017-02-08T07:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T17:46:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ra/rasyryy3e4p8cee8.jpg" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The effects of last summer's Brexit are starting to be measured within the architectural community, and they're dramatic: according to a press release issued by RIBA, in a survey of its members 40% of U.K.-based non British EU nationals are thinking about leaving the country, while 60% of RIBA's members have seen their projects delayed, cancelled, or just plain scaled back. The news isn't all grim: according to the survey, many members are trying to look on the bright side (or at least trying to identify the bright side). As RIBA notes:</p><p><em>From trade agreements with new markets, reform of the UK&rsquo;s public procurement system and increased public sector and private sector investment, our members have made it clear&nbsp;</em><em>that with the right decisions the short-term impacts of Brexit can be mitigated, and the UK can position itself as a global facing nation.&nbsp;In response to the concerns and opportunities raised by its chartered members, RIBA has today published a set of five priority recommendation...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990863/the-video-oculus-surveys-the-history-context-and-execution-of-calatrava-s-transit-hub The video "Oculus" surveys the history, context, and execution of Calatrava's transit hub Julia Ingalls 2017-02-07T18:24:00-05:00 >2017-02-07T18:24:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pl/pllpac838c5w9qlx.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How does Santiago Calatrava's Oculus encapsulate the complex history and significance of its site? In this brief video from filmmaker Jeff Durkin, Calatrava's elaborate transit hub canopy is sited in its aesthetic and social contexts via a series of carefully selected voice-over news clips and aesthetic commentary. Here, the horror of 9/11, the beauty of human perception, and sweeping shots of the architecture itself are layered to create this filmmaker's interpretation of what the Oculus is. Watch it here:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990764/architecture-majors-work-the-hardest-in-college-study-reveals Architecture majors work the hardest in college, study reveals Julia Ingalls 2017-02-07T12:44:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T22:38:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4p/4pr5d6r6izvhx7ey.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A study conducted by Indiana University's National Study of Student Engagement reveals that architecture majors spend the most time outside of their classes studying, beating out even engineers. On average, an architecture major will spend 22.2 hours a week working on projects and generally furrowing their brows, while those head-in-the-clouds chemical engineers spend only 19.66 hours a week. Before taking home the "Living on Ramen in the Studio" prize, however, it's worth noting that pretty much every major has to spend some time outside of classes studying: even those undertaking PR + advertising spend an average of 12.17 hours in exterior academic pursuit, according to <a href="http://thetab.com/us/2017/02/06/ranked-majors-work-hardest-59673" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tab</a>.</p><p><strong>Which major works the most hours?&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><ol><li>Architecture 22.2</li><li>Chemical engineering 19.66</li><li>Aero and astronautical engineering 19.24</li><li>Biomedical engineering 18.82</li><li>Cell and molecular biology 18.67</li><li>Physics 18.62</li><li>Astronomy 18.59</li><li>Biochemistry or biophysics 18.49</li><li>Bioengineering 18.43</li><li>Petroleum engineering 18.41</li><li>Mechanical engineerin...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990621/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2017-fairy-tales-architecture-competition Announcing the winners of the 2017 Fairy Tales Architecture Competition Justine Testado 2017-02-07T03:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T22:31:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l5/l5el9ia2huf2aiex.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149967065/fairy-tales-2017-blank-space-launches-fourth-annual-architecture-storytelling-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> concluded another successful edition Monday evening with the anticipated reveal of its 2017 winners. The competition had its biggest winners announcement yet in front of a live audience at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.</p><p>Like every year, the submissions blur the line between fictional and non-fictional. Narratives are depicted as storybook-friendly illustrations, but refer to themes like real-life current events&nbsp;or evergreen topics like the creative process, mundane everyday activities, and relatable human emotions.</p><p>The esteemed jury &mdash; which included&nbsp;Marion Weiss, Jing Liu, Stefano Boeri, Michael Maltzan, National Building Museum Executive Director Chase W. Rynd, and&nbsp;Archinect's very own Alexander Walter, among others &mdash;&nbsp;selected three prize winners, an American Institute of Architecture Students winner, and 10 honorable mentions.</p><p><strong>1ST PRIZE: &ldquo;Last Day&rdquo; by Mykhailo Ponomarenko | Ukraine</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ca/caejx19ci4wc5x8y.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/87/8792h9u2s1wpjlru.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/de/de6tcivxud3gch39.jpg"></p><p>Synopsis:&nbsp;&ldquo;The entry utilizes classical painti...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990567/this-week-s-picks-for-chicago-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for Chicago architecture and design events hcscully 2017-02-06T15:36:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:15:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cd/cdqpgvdkf6fnsdub.jpg" width="650" height="463" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>University lectures and research exhibitions are starting up for the new year.</p><p>Here is your list of things to do in <a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/2072497/chicago-il-us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago</a> over the next couple of weeks.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8914/yvonne-farrell" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lecture: Yvonne Farrell | February 15</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/v8/v88ouuz0pehzn5x6.jpg"></p><p><em>Image credit: Grafton Architects</em></p><p>Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects has been invited to speak at IIT this month. The Dublin firm has given shape to many institutional buildings across Europe since its founding.</p><p>Fresh off an announcement that she will be one of the curators for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition we look to get a glimpse into what lies ahead in 2018.</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8915/vladimir-radutny-architects-firm-tour" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vladimir Radutny Architects &ndash; Firm Tour | February 16</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/2i/2i7xj4egl9t4uo7e.jpg"></p><p><em>Image credit: Mike Schwartz (c)</em></p><p>Recently honored Dubin Family Young Architect Vladimir Radutny is opening his doors to the Young Architects Forum. Much of Radutny&rsquo;s work include community and residential spaces that respect the quality of craft. Always active in materiality and detailing, this is an opportunity to witness these traits in person. RSVP requested.</p><p>After the tou...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990544/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-02-06T14:18:00-05:00 >2017-02-08T22:08:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y26hacbgwp2wz1m4.jpg" width="650" height="424" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, the focus is on the people we design for, in both a&nbsp;literal and&nbsp;figurative context; from a talk explicitly on the relationship between architect and the public, to the consideration of the concept of 'home'. Inhabitants and the public have certainly been a key focus for designers&nbsp;in recent years, and with the internet facilitating increasing feedback and conversation on projects, it is interesting to see this take centre stage through exhibitions and talks.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/tag/747353/weekly-events-ldn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Check back regularly</a> to keep up to date with&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events_location/694828/london-gb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London</a>'s latest happenings and our weekly recommendations!</p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/8852/architecture-and-citizenship-who-are-we-designing-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and Citizenship: Who are we designing for? |&nbsp;13 February</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yc/ycd39ld64s6nqsn0.jpg"></p><p><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p>The Museum of Architecture continues it's theme of looking at not only what we design, but who we design for, in this talk about the relationships between architects and the public. Considering both the scale of the public users for any given project, the discussion will explore individual, family, community, city, region...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149990082/recounting-stories-from-the-fairy-tales-architecture-competition-2017-winners-to-be-revealed-february-6 Recounting stories from the Fairy Tales Architecture Competition — 2017 winners to be revealed February 6! Justine Testado 2017-02-03T14:54:00-05:00 >2017-02-03T15:06:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/on/on1sh5ouq96v7rbk.jpg" width="650" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Storytelling has the magical ability to influence our perception of the world we live in, and such observations couldn't be more valuable in the field of architecture. The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149967065/fairy-tales-2017-blank-space-launches-fourth-annual-architecture-storytelling-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairy Tales Architecture Competition</a> captured the imaginations of architects everywhere when <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/111435344/blank-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank Space</a> first launched the 2014 edition. Every year, architects, designers, artists and the like are invited to write and illustrate their very own architectural narrative.</p><p>The competition brings up both evergreen topics and timely issues that constantly press on the minds of architects, but the submissions themselves vastly differ from year to year. What kinds of stories will the 2017 edition tell?</p><p>The <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8758/when-architecture-tells-a-story-fairy-tales-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">big winners announcement</a>&nbsp;will happen at Washington D.C.'s National Building Museum on February 6 &mdash; so be on the lookout for the winning entries right here on Archinect and Bustler on Monday night!</p><p>In the meantime, here's a flashback to the winning entries in the previous Fairy Tales competitions.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149936174/fairy-tales-2016-winners-highlight-real-architectural-issues-through-fictional-storytelling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>2016</strong></a></p><p>&darr;&nbsp;1st Prize: "Welcome t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149989850/bureau-spectacular-s-installation-to-be-exhibited-at-sfmoma Bureau Spectacular's installation to be exhibited at SFMOMA Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T13:45:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T13:06:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6kjghjs1q77ku5n0.jpg" width="650" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not content to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113594682/jimenez-lai-storyteller-by-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">be merely groundbreaking</a>, Bureau Spectacular's imaginative work is increasingly becoming prestigious. The SFMOMA will display "insideoutsidebetweenbeyond," a large-scale installation the museum specifically invited Bureau Spectacular to design, from February 11th through August 13, 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ms/msihsimer26hishg.jpg"></p><p>As&nbsp;Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher,&nbsp;Helen Hilton Raiser Curator of Architecture and Design at SFMOMA explains, "Led by Jimenez Lai,&nbsp;the Los Angeles&ndash;based studio considers architecture to be a medium capable of rewriting sociological narratives. In this view, architecture is not solely functional; informed by client input and civic policy, buildings also reveal societal values. Noting the banality of developed cities worldwide, Lai suggests that boxy skyscrapers are the result of a drive for economic efficiency. In their place, Bureau Spectacular proposes an architecture that reflects a balanced democracy of creative individuals."</p>