Archinect - News 2017-04-24T18:57:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150004391/untangling-louis-kahn-s-life-and-work Untangling Louis Kahn's life and work Nicholas Korody 2017-04-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T12:38:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79h1m1juq5q2kgdu.jpg" width="650" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is one of history&rsquo;s cruelties that Louis Kahn is almost better known for his unconventional domestic arrangements than for his architecture. Kahn gave us a remarkable string of masterpieces that includes the Salk Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum, and yet he was one of those shambling geniuses whose life was a mess of contradictions. While his commissions took him around the world, he managed to maintain three separate families at home in Philadelphia.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"He had a reputation for blowing deadlines and budgets, testing the patience of clients. No one was surprised to learn after his death in 1974 that his firm was deep in debt. The turmoil of his life came to overshadow his accomplishments."</em></p><p>The author, Inga Saffron, reviews&nbsp;<em>You Say to Brick: The Life of Louis Kahn </em>by Wendy Lesser, a new biography/monograph on the renowned architect. "Wendy Lesser&rsquo;s <em>You Say to Brick </em>is easily the most complete narrative of Kahn&rsquo;s life and career, magnificently researched and gracefully written," she writes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004330/a-night-in-paris "A Night in Paris" Orhan Ayyüce 2017-04-23T21:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T00:48:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/39/396ifxvg4euzhx2f.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Protests in Paris in the aftermath of the vote have turned violent with smoke grenades, flares and glass bottles thrown at police. More rallies, dubbed the &ldquo;night of the barricades,&rdquo; are expected to take place in 13 cities across France.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwFPwFpS-gM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live event cameras</a> covering the night of French elections. The footage follows night time streets and other public spaces romancing the dreamy city with shadowy elevations, silhouettes and the sounds of the Parisian architecture and urbanism. Considering the French tradition of protest, this is certain to get bigger as the second round of elections approaching in May. Let's hope nobody gets hurt.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003944/touring-danish-playground-emphasizes-multi-faceted-nature-of-play-with-modular-elements-a-smoke-machine Touring Danish playground emphasizes multi-faceted nature of play with modular elements + a smoke machine Julia Ingalls 2017-04-20T13:06:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:06:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z5d50l04kih6628k.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In addition to conceptually representing the inherent creativity of play, this&nbsp;touring modular playground made up of 35 white cubes mounted on safety rubber&nbsp;also features inlaid LEDs and a smoke machine, making it ridiculously cool for its target demographic.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0v/0vx66brkmcwz3a4f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m36u4se2qixinfoy.jpg"></p><p>As Stephan Gustin, one of the designers behind architecture firm Gustin Landscape's playground explains, "Kids are like grown-ups &ndash; we are all different, and since the &lsquo;classic&rsquo; playground design only considers&nbsp;physical play, it is this variation in personality that is a high priority for My Playground.&nbsp;We created a set of &lsquo;building blocks&rsquo; that can be configured in several ways to fit different places. We created these white cubes with&nbsp;refined decorations that have the feeling of a 'non-specific' landscape, meaning that you can create your own story, your own drama and your own fantasy. The cubes will then transform and blend into different environments. This could not happen if it looked&nbsp;like a giant ladybug - or classic swing...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003540/the-next-international-architecture-biennale-of-rotterdam-will-be-split-across-two-years-and-two-countries The next International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam will be split across two years and two countries Nicholas Korody 2017-04-20T12:14:00-04:00 >2017-04-20T13:33:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gosttfl6ed8v9b1r.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The next <a href="http://archinect.com/la-in-sz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a> (IABR) will be split in two parts, the first held in 2018 and the second in 2020. Appropriately dubbed IABR&mdash;2018+2020, it will be based in both the Netherlands and Belgium and use &ldquo;the world as its source of inspiration&rdquo;. This follows in line with a couple other major cultural events that have recently spread out from their original base, notably this year&rsquo;s documenta, which is held in both Kassel and Athens.</p><p>The curators of IABR&mdash;2018+2020 will be Floris Alkemade of Floris Alkemade Architectm, the Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands; Flemish Government Architect Leo Van Broeck of Bogdan &amp; Van Broeck; and Joachim Declerck of the Belgian practice Architecture Workroom Brussels.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2f/2f60l285qqcelqeb.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xk/xka44zhwbqtgk01l.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z0/z00ak1b1z69cdjg2.jpg"></p><p>The Biennale will use the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143667350/what-the-paris-agreement-means-for-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris Agreement</a>&nbsp;as its impetus, which they consider &ldquo;an actual change of direction, a fundamental transition&rdquo;. To that end, the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt Delta and the Low Countries serve as appropriate workspaces. The regions b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003547/so-called-parking-podiums-are-aesthetically-ruining-downtown-los-angeles So-called "parking podiums" are aesthetically ruining downtown Los Angeles Julia Ingalls 2017-04-18T13:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T19:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lt/ltxyqc06olrvbw49.jpg" width="650" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As L.A. pats itself on the back for its freshly angular skyline, a new architectural trend &mdash; enabled by another city ordinance &mdash; threatens to turn the beating heart of modern Los Angeles into a cold, lifeless and unwalkable place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This excellent piece by the aptly named Steven Sharp delves into the uglification of downtown Los Angeles via the "parking podium," wherein large buildings dedicate their first few floors to a parking garage to meet code requirements for parking, thereby plunging the pedestrian realm back into an unwelcome "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122585949/the-days-of-infinite-thinking-what-city-of-quartz-means-for-los-angeles-25-years-later" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Quartz</a>" vibe. Putting the parking in the first few floors is cheaper than digging underground or creating surface lots, but honestly: <em>ugh!&nbsp;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003454/developing-flexible-parking-garages-for-a-rideshare-dependent-la Developing flexible parking garages for a rideshare-dependent LA Justine Testado 2017-04-18T13:37:00-04:00 >2017-04-24T01:29:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/t0/t0sxr2csk6duns8u.jpg" width="540" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The strategy reflects a consensus among some developers and planners that California&rsquo;s vaunted car culture is inevitably going to run out of gas...[Andy] Cohen, co-chief executive of Gensler, predicts car ownership will peak around 2020 and then start to decline, with more Americans relying on some form of ride-sharing than their own vehicles by 2025. That means cars gradually would disappear from home garages, curbs and parking structures, freeing up acre upon acre of real estate for new uses.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some developers are already planning for a not-so-far-off future Los Angeles where more people primarily rely on ridesharing (including from autonomous vehicles) than driving their own car, particularly in the form of parking garages that can be redesigned for other uses like commercial spaces or live/work units.</p><p><em>&ldquo;...despite what some believe is the inevitability of a transportation revolution, many builders are reluctant to pay for flexibility until changes in driving habits are more pronounced, said Los Angeles real estate attorney Justin Thompson of Nixon Peabody. A lot of developers may think, &lsquo;Well, that&rsquo;s going to be on the back burner for a while,&rsquo; Thompson said, &lsquo;but the progressive developers are going to factor this in.&rsquo;&rdquo;</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003538/indian-bar-legally-evades-closure-by-adding-250-meter-long-maze-entrance Indian bar legally evades closure by adding 250-meter long maze entrance Julia Ingalls 2017-04-18T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T13:11:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lu/lucoxqswicnjsau4.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since April 1 a large number of the bars, pubs and liquor shops across India has gone out of business, thanks to a Supreme Court order that the outlets should be at least 500m away from state and national highways...The Aishwarya Bar in North Paravoor, a Kochi suburb has built a 250m-long maze-like walkway to the entrance, theoretically making it more than 500m away from the highway.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a move that has even delighted the bureaucrats who initially drafted the rule that no bar could be within 500 meters of a highway, an Indian bar has managed to stay in business by virtue of building a 250 meter long maze that, like the snaking lines at an amusement park, greatly expands the literal number of feet one must traverse to get to the bar's actual entrance. While this clever invention may necessitate a designated walker to help steer patrons back out, it ranks among the best architectural interpretations of law we've seen in some time. Cheers!</p><p>h/t <a href="http://www.bldgblog.com/2017/04/entry-maze/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bldgblog</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003368/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-18T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-18T05:36:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x1/x1i6tbbfjmfdi6zk.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we move into another four day week for us in London, we can think ahead to the weekend sooner than normal. The RA has a late night on Saturday themed around&nbsp;the <em>American Dream</em>, and Sunday has a family day packed full of activities&nbsp;at <em>The Japanese Hous</em>e exhibition. If you find some spare time before then, make sure to catch the <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8345/fear-and-love-reactions-to-a-complex-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Fear and Love</em></a>&nbsp;exhibition at the Design Museum, and The Geffrye Museum's <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8889/exhibition-teenage-bedrooms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Teenage Bedrooms</a>, before they close next week.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/bustler-weekly-event-picks/118688" 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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/0f/0f4s6zlw2fc3hg29.jpg"><em>Image: Barbican Centre</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9179/the-japanese-house-family-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Japanese House - Family Day | 23 April</a></strong></p><p>The Barbican Centre's&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/events/9152/the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Japanese House Architecture and Life after 1945</a> exhibition&nbsp;continues to <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre?ukredirect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pull in crowds</a>, with its 1:1 scale models&nbsp;and examples of design. This 'family day' allows grown ups and children alike to get creative with design and the concept of home. Activities range from working on masterplans with concrete shapes, to creating a take-away living home model...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150003415/imagining-the-popular-elena-ferrante-novel-my-brilliant-friend-as-a-building Imagining the popular Elena Ferrante novel "My Brilliant Friend" as a building Nicholas Korody 2017-04-17T18:00:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T18:02:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2np6pj146hgfkzik.jpg" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tension and compression often meld into each another. In this&nbsp;building, two volumes are interwoven by strong connecting rods, extended columns and daring&nbsp;beams, with one of the two seemingly suspended from the other. With its mass and swirled&nbsp;dynamism, the suspended volume (that we will call&nbsp;Lila) seems to be slipping away from the one&nbsp;that is holding it up (that we will call&nbsp;Elena) making it extend and stretch as if it was Lila that was&nbsp;shaping Elena and providing her with her dynamic energy...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The name of this architectural complex is </em>My Brilliant Friend<em>, after Elena Ferrante&rsquo;s novel in which the relationship between its two protagonists (Elena, the narrating voice, and her childhood friend Lila) is a constant, alternating flux of blurred identities and imperfect dreams.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/co/con4vyhbc224raxy.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002920/archinect-sessions-episode-100-with-steven-holl Archinect Sessions Episode 100 with Steven Holl Paul Petrunia 2017-04-13T18:42:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T17:47:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rc/rcbxw9t8nrpsromt.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week, for our 100th episode of Archinect Sessions, we are excited to share our conversation with Archinect favorite <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenholl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl</a>. Our conversation spans a number of topics, including&nbsp;growing up in a small town in Washington state, his early career struggles, his inspirations, working in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/643/china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China</a>, globalism, his friendship with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/110/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize</a>,&nbsp;and the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001771/the-steven-myron-holl-foundation-announces-a-new-summer-architecture-fellowship-in-rhinebeck-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Myron Holl Foundation</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwye60sgiqc8gb1u.jpg"></p><p>Listen to "Archinect Sessions Episode 100 with Steven Holl":</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-100.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/gy/gy2ykan66jhktbw3.jpg"><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149982422/steven-holl-architects-designed-library-in-malawi-approved" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Malawi Library</a> sketch</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mv/mvb79vh1ugbfk6mm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bu/bujpp418cq5b9us3.jpg"><br>Steven Holl's Alvar Aalto medal&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/78/78m20a51me1bn9ez.jpg"><br><a href="http://www.stevenholl.com/books/28" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anchoring,&nbsp;1989, Princeton Architectural Press</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002915/a-factory-making-factory-assemble-revives-manufacturing-sort-of A factory-making factory: Assemble revives manufacturing (sort of) Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T17:39:00-04:00 >2017-04-15T19:18:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nf/nf9kdfy29di8543p.jpg" width="650" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>By creating a machine that extrudes shaped clay, Assemble have created a factory that places an emphasis on the physical creation of one's environment (as well as the spontaneous ideas that can develop from working with materials and processes).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hg/hgtdg0jgs2kc3k6n.jpg"></p><p>It's a throwback to the late 19th/early 20th century days when factories weren't necessarily about dehumanizing automation but rather more about the complexity of manufacturing using all sorts of tools and last-minute problem-solving techniques. This video by Vice gives a thorough tour of the concept, process, and blue-and-white-clad result of Assemble's "A Factory As It Might Be"...&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002911/l-a-s-petersen-museum-receives-2017-american-architecture-award L.A.'s Petersen Museum receives 2017 American Architecture Award Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T16:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-17T10:57:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/al/al5nvzjda83yqgmh.jpg" width="650" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Despite receiving <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a substantial drubbing from architectural critics</a>, the Petersen Museum has managed to garner a 2017 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athanaeum Museum of Architecture and Design (among 78 other finalists).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ye/yeghvpa3gpstropg.jpg"></p><p>The award, which has been given out since 1994, recognized the new design of the museum for transforming "the Petersen building into one of the most significant and unforgettable structures in Los Angeles." The award panel went on to note that:</p><p><em>Unlike most museum renovations, which involve complete building teardown, this is a repositioning project. To use the metaphor of a car, if the existing building is a car&rsquo;s chassis, the design is the body. The bones of the structure remain, and the existing concrete portico on Wilshire is removed. The rooftop becomes converted into a party space which can be rented out. A corrugated aluminum rain screen outboard wraps around the building on each of the three street frontages, giving the museum an entirely new look...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002881/jose-oubrerie-s-legendary-and-innovative-miller-house-on-the-market-for-550k Jose Oubrerie's legendary and innovative Miller House on the market for $550K Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T14:38:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r802ljamoqcjlara.jpg" width="650" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>According to a listing on <a href="https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/832-Lochmere-Pl-Lexington-KY-40509/84437815_zpid/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zillow</a>, Jose Oubrerie's&nbsp;visually complex, materially innovative Miller House is now on the market for $550,000. Each room is a study in unusual and exactingly executed detail; cabinets transition seamlessly into L-shaped shelving, while doors become hosts for asymmetrically placed conduits latched with what appears to be matte-finished silver nickel. Vivid bursts of color abruptly appear among otherwise natural-toned wood, from an electric blue wall to a wild red kitchen cabinet.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1a/1alncr6gm1elif8y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kz/kzltc5052gffx89h.jpg"></p><p>The effect is something akin to traveling through an architect's unbridled imagination; although the house does possess its own internal logic, the constant visual stimulus delivers perpetual surprise.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yynosqndj7ns5eek.jpg"></p><p>The Zillow listing possess a link to a <a href="https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=7Jn6dSiMtvV&amp;mls=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D photographic tour</a> of the house, which allows one to get a fuller sense of how the elements interlock, and just how dizzying it is to stride from one floor to another.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002867/remembering-the-holocaust-via-anish-kapoor-and-zaha-hadid-architects-memorial Remembering the Holocaust via Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects' Memorial Julia Ingalls 2017-04-13T12:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-15T18:11:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0o/0oj0ed5uksf4v6t9.jpg" width="650" height="565" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a week in which the White House Press Secretary stated that Hitler never gassed his own people, it's worth taking a moment to remember the Holocaust. In the U.K., the&nbsp;United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation and the British Government have enlisted some of the top design firms in the world, including Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects,&nbsp;to design a Holocaust Memorial. Kapoor and ZHA's proposal, which places a purposefully awkwardly-sited bronze-cast meteorite partially below ground, is simultaneously disturbing and contemplative.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4s/4s9zj2n175r80n60.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/59/59og7fydi18w3pg2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/45uzvvig1mn15p5b.jpg"></p><p>As the architects explain in their statement, "Meteorites, mountains and stones are often at the centre of places of reflection, especially in the Jewish tradition. They call on the vastness of nature to be a witness to our humanity. A memorial to the Holocaust must be contemplative and silent, such that it evokes our empathy. It must be a promise to future generations that this terrible chapter in human history can never occur again."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yy/yy4y7cegnnq50gne.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uq/uqqc2pqw2q9oil5z.jpg"></p><p>In the video ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002682/ben-carson-gets-stuck-in-an-elevator-during-a-tour-of-a-public-housing-complex Ben Carson gets stuck in an elevator during a tour of a public housing complex Nicholas Korody 2017-04-12T12:24:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T11:06:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4x/4xtp2ks9dwpgweur.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With limited funds, many American affordable housing projects aren&rsquo;t in great shape. Their fate is ever more tenuous with the impending budget cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed by the Trump Administration. In an ironic twist of fate, the often-sorry state of affordable housing was brought to the attention of the controversial new secretary of the HUD, Ben Carson, when he and his wife were trapped in an elevator at a Miami public complex on Wednesday, as <a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2017/04/ben-carson-visits-miami-housing-development-and-gets-stuck-in-elevator.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported by the Miami Herald</a>. The couple were stuck for a full fifteen minutes before firefighters freed them.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002545/2017-julius-shulman-photography-awardee-todd-eberle-to-exhibit-his-portraits-of-architecture-s-icons-at-wuho-gallery 2017 Julius Shulman Photography Awardee Todd Eberle to exhibit his portraits of architecture's icons at WUHO Gallery Justine Testado 2017-04-11T17:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T17:39:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/de/de5qv3o5uv8p3b04.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Known for portraying a &ldquo;clean and analytical minimalist aesthetic&rdquo; in his work, New York-based photographer Todd Eberle has captured sharp, personable portraits of architectural icons like David Adjaye, Rem Koolhaas, Frank Gehry, Phyllis Lambert, and Philip Johnson...Most recently, Woodbury University's Julius Shulman Institute bestowed its prestigious JSI Excellence in Photography Award to Todd Eberle for 2017.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Todd Eberle will be presented with the JSI Photography Award on May 4, during opening night of his <a href="http://bustler.net/events/9273/julius-shulman-institute-presents-todd-eberle-empire-of-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Empire of Space&rdquo; exhibition</a> at the WUHO Gallery.&nbsp;Previous recipients of the award include James Welling, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122049433/h-l-ne-binet-celebrates-first-u-s-exhibit-at-wuho-with-the-2015-julius-shulman-institute-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">H&eacute;l&egrave;ne Binet</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95969942/grant-mudford-to-receive-2014-julius-shulman-institute-excellence-in-photography-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grant Mudford</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136902980/pedro-e-guerrero-spotlighted-in-latest-episode-of-pbs-american-masters-premiering-sept-18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pedro E. Guererro</a>, Catherine Opie, Richard Barnes, and Iwan Baan.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/91/91s0b4oyu8zvpim4.jpg"><em>Julius Shulman, Kaufmann House, Palm Springs, CA, July 2003. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/y3/y3n2ww3c5pkgq0le.jpg"><em>David Adjaye in Length x Width x Height (2004), London, October 2004. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/dm/dm127sj3w5vdunt7.jpg"><em>Frank Gehry in his sculpture &ldquo;A Study, 1999&rdquo;, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, March 1999. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/19/192xk3437mqt3vfp.jpg"><em>Rem Koolhaas and client, Jean Fran&ccedil;ois Lemoine, Maison &aacute; Bordeaux, May 1998. Photo &copy;2017 Todd Eberle.</em></p><p>Check out more of Eberle's work <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5569/todd-eberle-to-receive-2017-julius-shulman-institute-photography-excellence-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002391/jimenez-lai-named-as-one-of-the-2017-swarovski-designers-of-the-future-award Jimenez Lai named as one of the 2017 Swarovski Designers of the Future Award Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-11T14:34:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T10:16:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hk/hk5howfuo24twey0.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Perennial-favorite, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/126662/jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>, has been named as one <a href="http://www.swarovskigroup.com/S/home/index.en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swarovski</a>'s 2017 Designers of the Future. Along with the story-teller and founder of the firm&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a>, the crystal company has also knighted industrial-designer,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.marjanvanaubel.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marjan van Aubel</a>, and the "design do tank",&nbsp;<a href="http://www.taktproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Takt Project</a>. In conjunction with&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/36031/design-miami" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Miami</a>, the chosen designers will put&nbsp;forth innovative projects inspired by the transparent quartz Swarovski is famous for at this years event. While the winners will each create separate pieces, they will be exhibited as a single installation for Design Miami/Basel 2017.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/62/62rk56bf8e8zp4vf.jpg"></p><p>Marjan van Aubel is experimenting with solar technology to develop a series of living light objects and Trakt Project is collaborating with MICRON3DP to produce a series of tabletop objects that will be 3D printed with Swarovski crystals. Lai will produce a surface-based installation for the event while also responsible for creating the overall architectural character of the piece, designing a string of three ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002483/milton-curry-named-usc-s-new-dean-of-the-school-of-architecture Milton Curry named USC's new Dean of the School of Architecture Julia Ingalls 2017-04-11T12:28:00-04:00 >2017-04-11T12:28:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9w/9wngpinct4p93crv.jpg" width="600" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After serving two influential five-year terms, USC's&nbsp;<a href="http://Curry%20arrives%20from%20the%20University%20of%20Michigan%20Taubman%20College%20of%20Architecture%20and%20Urban%20Planning,%20where%20he%20is%20associate%20dean%20for%20academic%20affairs%20and%20strategic%20initiatives.%20He%20was%20chosen%20for%20the%20post%20at%20USC%20based%20upon%20his%20expertise%20%E2%80%9Cat%20the%20forefront%20of%20disciplinary%20areas%20on%20race,%20architecture%20and%20urbanism%20that%20engages%20cultural%20theory%20and%20humanities%20research,%E2%80%9D%20the%20announcement%20said.%20%20Curry%20founded%20the%20CriticalProductive%20Journal,%20which%20examined%20scholarship%20and%20creative%20pursuits%20in%20architecture,%20urbanism%20and%20cultural%20theory.%20He%20also%20co-founded%20Appendix%20Journal%20in%20the%20early%201990s,%20which%20helped%20to%20catalyze%20debate%20on%20architecture%20and%20race,%20among%20other%20subjects." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qingyun Ma</a> will remain on the faculty but step down as the Dean of The School of Architecture on July 1st, when he will be replaced by Milton Curry. According to the L.A. Times:</p><p><em>Curry arrives from the University of Michigan&nbsp;Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives. He was chosen for the post at USC based upon his expertise &ldquo;at the forefront of disciplinary areas on race, architecture and urbanism that engages cultural theory and humanities research,&rdquo; the announcement said.</em></p><p><em>Curry founded the CriticalProductive Journal, which examined scholarship and creative pursuits in architecture, urbanism and cultural theory. He also co-founded Appendix Journal in the early 1990s, which helped to catalyze debate on architecture and race, among other subjects.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002323/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-11T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-10T13:30:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9l8evgj8sgfglij.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the prospect of a 4-day weekend ahead, London's residents and businesses are making plans to make the most of what should be a sunny and busy break. While London has some incredible green parks to enjoy, make sure not to miss out on special exhibitions and events over the break.&nbsp;</p><p>Why no fill a free day over the long weekend with&nbsp;visiting closing exhibitions, including <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8743/the-fantastic-barbican-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Fantastic Barbican World</a> and <a href="http://bustler.net/events/8930/revolution-russian-art-1917-1932" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revolution: Russian Art 1917&ndash;1932</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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/7k/7kcjp3lac0033yat.jpg"><em>Image: Fairground Ride&nbsp;by Iantresman (Own work)&nbsp;CC BY 3.0,&nbsp;via Wikimedia Commons</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9252/fairground-an-exploration-of-art-politics-and-ideas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fairground: an exploration of art, politics and ideas | 13-15 April</a></strong></p><p>With games including <em>Coconuts Complaints</em> and <em>Smash the Patriarchy,</em> this take on a traditional fairground explores the political and social issues faced today through clever takes on traditional games. Visitors will be entertained and challenged in a way which they never have been before.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/ia/iayvgcn63ctvhsj7.jpg"><em>Image, "The Ligh...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002204/prewar-is-so-last-year Prewar Is So Last Year Nam Henderson 2017-04-10T16:12:00-04:00 >2017-04-13T23:05:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/um/umb6rexwccbnof67.jpg" width="650" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Moldings, profiles, traditional cabinets &mdash; they&rsquo;re not really interested in that. They&rsquo;re really interested in something more modern and definitely more linear....Of course, paring down with such attention to detail comes at a price. Where baseboards and moldings can be used to hide uneven edges, the cleaner lines favored by millennials require more precision....Yet dramatically altering the DNA of a prewar apartment could harm its resale value</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jill Krasny highlights a growing trend among younger, buyers. They may prefer older, prewar apartments to newer, cookie cutter options, yet aren't necessarily interested in the traditional finishes and historical details. Rather they are more interested in clean lines, "gap reveal" and&nbsp;open, modern spaces.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001830/in-china-70-of-millenials-own-property In China, 70% of millenials own property Nicholas Korody 2017-04-06T17:44:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T17:25:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/la/lahz9ezlg4jlrqua.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Unless you live under a rock, you&rsquo;ve probably read some think piece about how millenials aren&rsquo;t buying homes. Sometimes this is construed as a cultural thing, but it probably has more to due with coming of age during and after the Great Recession.</p><p>In any case, according to a <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39512599" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC article</a>, that&rsquo;s not universally the case. In China, 70% of millennials own their own home and 91% plan to buy one in the next five years. Meanwhile, in Mexico, 46% of millennials own property and, in France, 41% do. The US edges out the UK and the UAE for the fourth spot, with 35% owning property.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001752/comedy-meets-architecture-as-michael-ian-black-chats-with-deborah-berke Comedy meets architecture as Michael Ian Black chats with Deborah Berke Julia Ingalls 2017-04-06T12:18:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T12:21:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uz/uzg0x4bc6ikth1k4.jpg" width="650" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although certain architects have attempted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149997795/sadar-vuga-declare-humor-is-a-rare-quality-in-architecture-in-a-new-documentary-on-the-influential-slovenian-firm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to inject humor into the profession</a>, architecture is generally not known for its slapstick and wry timing, which makes the pairing of interviewer Michael Ian Black (formerly of classic comedy show <em>The State</em>) and <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958873/deborah-berke-shares-her-vision-as-incoming-dean-at-the-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dean of Architecture Deborah Berke</a> just...unusual, but great. You can listen to their talk about the role of architecture in everyday life&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/prx/how-to-be-amazing-with-michael-ian-black/e/53-deborah-berke-49443280" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>While you're at it, take a listen to Archinect's podcast conversation with Deborah Berke...</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001481/border-wall-submissions-are-in-including-proposals-with-solar-panels-tourist-destinations-nuclear-waste-storage-art-and-a-shared-co-nation Border Wall submissions are in, including proposals with solar panels, tourist destinations, nuclear waste storage, art, and a shared "co-nation" Joachim Perez 2017-04-05T19:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-07T15:36:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lj/ljy4hhzfts5b6me7.jpg" width="650" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The government won't identify companies until contracts are awarded around June 1 &mdash; and even then, only the winners &mdash; but some bidders released plans on their own</p></em><br /><br /><p>Although many political agendas have trickled into the realm of design, the border wall continues to be a hot topic for architects. Since the inception of this project, social media has highlighted the "We Won't Build Your Wall" campaign, which has been prevalent at a number of architectural schools in the U.S. and overseas. This campaign did not stop the U.S. government from soliciting ideas and proposals from contractors which were due Tuesday. The request for proposals (RFPs) deadline for the U.S.-Mexico border wall are in, and the Associated Press points out that companies will not be revealed until an award is given. However, some proposals&nbsp;have been released by the bidders themselves.</p><p>The sample list presented in the article give variations on the future wall with some employing different traits such as using art, renewable energy resources, novelty architecture, and nuclear waste storage. &nbsp;</p><p>___</p><p><strong>SOLAR PANELS</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r8/r8txqlcdjelhn7ha.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.strutchannelfittings.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gleason Partners LLC</a> of Las Vegas proposes solar panels to cover sections...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001383/architect-david-lake-pens-compelling-letter-to-congressman-decrying-proposed-cuts-to-epa-s-energy-star Architect David Lake pens compelling letter to Congressman decrying proposed cuts to EPA's "Energy Star" Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T20:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y0/y0x8gv5yhh6gq46s.jpg" width="650" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we discussed at the Witte, the EPA&rsquo;s &ldquo;Energy Star,&rdquo; indoor air quality, and materials safety programs directly support the design and construction industry each and every day. The proposed EPA budget eliminates funding for these programs and will severely impact the ability of engineers and architects to meet client demands, fulfill our contractual obligations, and carry out the duties of our licensure to protect the public.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In response to a letter in which Texan Republican Congressman Lamar Smith told David Lake that he gets all of his news from a "biased liberal media," Lake not only kindly (and eloquently) rebutted this inaccuracy, but also encouraged the Congressman not to defund the EPA if he still wants to live in a world with excellent design and construction. Specifically, cutting the EPA's "Energy Star" program will negatively impact the public realm (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150001372/leaders-in-architecture-tend-to-be-leed-accredited-aia-study-reveals" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">and generally lead to less excellence in the architecture profession itself</a>).&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001372/leaders-in-architecture-tend-to-be-leed-accredited-aia-study-reveals Leaders in architecture tend to be LEED-accredited, AIA study reveals Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T19:17:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T19:20:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cm/cmf6prwat8kry2s2.jpg" width="650" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What sets apart high-performing architecture firms from their award-lacking brethren? Not surprisingly, a commitment to excellence, which according to the AIA is measured by several factors, including an emphasis on sustainability and diversity. While the <a href="https://www.aia.org/resources/72031-the-habits-of-high-performance-firms-" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">full report details</a> the findings from a study of the past twenty years of COTE Top Ten Award-winners, the top eight habits of these firms are:</p><ul><li>Unanimous signing of the AIA 2030 Commitment</li><li>Significantly high project performance for energy, water, and other metrics</li><li>Energy modeling, daylighting modeling, and post-occupancy evaluations as standard practice</li><li>Geographic concentration (47% on the West Coast)</li><li>Medium size (average staff number of 75)</li><li>A high percentage of women in staff (46%) and leadership positions (34%)</li><li>Low staff turnover (under 10%)</li><li>A high percentage of staff with LEED accreditation (48%)</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001368/making-cities-together-a-sustainable-urban-future-conference-to-be-held-in-kenya "Making Cities Together," a sustainable urban future conference, to be held in Kenya Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T18:43:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T18:43:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/324zmhcca58f3act.jpg" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What's the most efficient, ethical, and sustainable way to remake public spaces? If you're in Nariobi, Kenya this May 3-4th, you'll have the opportunity to answer that question by attending the "Making Cities Together - The City We Need through&nbsp;Safe, Inclusive and Accessible Public Spaces" &nbsp;conference as put on by The Urban Thinkers Campus in collaboration with Project for Public Spaces, UN-Habitat and Placemakers, KUWA - Urban Spaces by People, and Architects Without Borders. Keynote speakers include PK Das, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana and Michelle Provoost. Here are the full details, courtesy of the original press release:</p><p><em>The Urban Thinkers Campus (UTC) model is an initiative of UN-Habitat&rsquo;s World Urban Campaign, conceived in 2014 as an open space for critical exchange, promoting sustainable urbanization across the globe. In order to implement the New Urban Agenda after Habitat III in Quito in 2016, the UTC 2.0 will be action-oriented by focusing on developing action plans and implem...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001339/the-new-real-estate-concept-of-ethnic-cleansing-gets-investigated "The new real-estate concept of ethnic cleansing" gets investigated Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T17:58:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T17:58:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0y/0ykpxr1fh8b03g69.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is true that the developers of Europe&rsquo;s largest regeneration project don&rsquo;t appear to do ordinary. But they don&rsquo;t seem to do many black people either...Speak to any property-marketing agency and they will tell you their east-Asian clients are buying a piece of England, which &ndash; for them &ndash; means blond-haired, blue-eyed Burberry models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In a particularly taut and enjoyable piece for the Guardian, Oliver Wainwright investigates the questionable marketing tactics behind a starchitect-studded project in England that is catering mainly to East Asian buyers, among several other structures being sold primarily to off-shore clients. Are the ethics of the profession being comprised to make some cold hard cash? As Wainright notes:</p><p><em>In the computer-generated visions emblazoned across the site hoardings, the bustling cafe-lined streets are inhabited by an almost entirely monocultural society of white thirtysomethings. Women with long blond hair and shopping bags, occasionally accessorised with prams, fill the foreground of a scene drenched with that scorching Miami sunshine so familiar to this part of Britain&rsquo;s capital. &ldquo;New exciting concept coming soon,&rdquo; coos another billboard over a vacant shopfront where this tableau is intended to unfold. The new real-estate concept of ethnic cleansing.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001290/new-pyramid-older-than-giza-discovered-20-miles-south-of-cairo New pyramid, older than Giza, discovered 20 miles south of Cairo Julia Ingalls 2017-04-04T13:48:00-04:00 >2017-04-04T15:03:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/or/ortfcfowimxbiffs.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archeaologists have discovered what appears to be the first attempt at a smooth-sided pyramid in Egypt. The pyramid is estimated to be 3,700 years old (about 200 years older than Giza), and although no elaborately-outfitted burial chambers have been found yet, the team is still excavating in an attempt to determine the full size of the pyramid. According to the <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/remains-pyramid-discovered-egypt-46538563" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Associated Press</a>, it's located 20 miles south of Cairo in the sleepy burial community of the Dahshur necropolis, which has long been home to&nbsp;graves of royal courtiers and other high-society movers and shakers.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001142/call-for-submissions-now-open-for-ed-archinect-s-upcoming-hybrid-print-digital-publication Call for Submissions now open for 'Ed', Archinect's upcoming hybrid print-digital publication! Nicholas Korody 2017-04-04T12:13:00-04:00 >2017-04-21T00:36:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/an/anesacz01t4weh2d.gif" width="2000" height="1179" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The meaning of architecture might appear as common sense, but it&rsquo;s far from a given. Even the word itself is unfixed, denoting at once a profession, discipline, environment, and object. And, in turn, both signifier and signified are constructed, mutating over time and across geographies. There is an architecture of architecture&mdash;a set of political and economic forces, social and cultural configurations, as well as ecological and material conditions that delimit architectural practice and thought. The possibilities of architectural thinking and practice are thoroughly circumscribed.</p><p>Archinect is excited to announce the launch a new hybrid print-digital publication, <strong>Ed</strong>. For the inaugural issue, we&rsquo;re considering this architecture of architecture&mdash;how architecture is constitutively enmeshed within ecologies, economies, socio-politics, technological regimes, and patriarchal structures. A series of texts will explore what this looks like, how it operates, and how it can be redesigned. <em>The A...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150001054/this-week-s-picks-for-london-architecture-and-design-events This week's picks for London architecture and design events Abigail Banfield 2017-04-04T03:30:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T14:37:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/10/102qtr8qcry6wa96.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week provides a wealth of opportunities to explore our views of ourselves and our cities; from looking at the way in which technology has changed how we physically see ourselves, to how it has changed how we interact with our urban surroundings.&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><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/p6/p6qd1ug35pcm8gr9.jpg"><em>Image: Still from "The Honeymoon Suite", Juno Calypso</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9222/from-selfie-to-self-expression" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From Selfie to Self-Expression | until 30 May</a></strong></p><p>Having opened last week, this exhibition is already creating a stir; exploring self-expression through classical art through to modern day 'selfies'. This exploration over 5 large gallery spaces of what is often seen as a vain, inane pursuit, becomes a springboard for discussion of the wider culture.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/b0/b0b03f1l16yqk80i.jpg"><em>Image: Museum of Architecture</em></p><p><strong><a href="http://bustler.net/events/9225/beyond-buildings-what-is-the-role-of-architecture-in-the-sharing-economy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond buildings: What is the role of architecture in the sharing economy? | 10 April</a></strong></p><p>This evening talk will confront the future of the economy and perceptions of the built environment in a world of changing, envelop...</p>