Archinect - News 2014-07-25T01:25:22-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100239685/arctic-adaptations-nunavut-at-15-to-represent-canadian-pavilion-at-2014-venice-biennale “Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15” to represent Canadian Pavilion at 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-22T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T21:35:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/muj50nuk4wt7rrx4.jpg" width="514" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After being selected in a juried national competition back in March, the Arctic Adaptations: Nunavut at 15 exhibition will represent the Canadian Pavilion in the upcoming 2014 Venice Biennale. The timely exhibition will also mark the 15th anniversary of Nunavut, Canada's youngest territory.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Curated by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77454303/lateral-office" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lateral Office of Toronto</a>, "Arctic Adaptations" will examine the complex relationship that modernism has had with Nunavut's indigenous communities throughout the last century, and the innovative ways they have responded to those changes.</p><p>The exhibition will also showcase five themed proposals that explore the various aspects of Nunavut's evolving architectural, social, and cultural landscape. Each design team consists of a Canadian architecture school, a Canadian architecture office with extensive northern experience, and a Nunavut-based organization.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4nzhgt4htr6r11i.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cfcsbme6n1bmdceg.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/arctic_adaptations_nunavut_at_15_to_represent_canadian_pavilion_at_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45228582/bracket-goes-soft-buoyant-light bracket [goes soft]: Buoyant Light Archinect 2012-04-16T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T20:24:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i03cngff7fnhxuvz.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In anticipation of this week's event, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45228588/join-archinect-in-hollywood-this-thursday-for-publish-or-bracket-goes-soft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT]</a>, we will be showcasing a piece from the book each day this week. We hope to see you this Thursday!<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://brkt.org/index.php/soft/selections/buoyant_light" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Buoyant Light</strong></a><br> by Claire Lubell and Virginia Fernandez</p> <p> <em>The Canadian Arctic is a vast landscape, dotted with remote communities whose lives depend on natural cycles for subsistence. While imagining widespread distribution, Buoyant Light is sited in Igloolik, an Inuit community of 1600 at 70 degrees North with active creative and research programs. Like much of the Arctic, Igloolik is witness to acute changes in permafrost, sea levels and ice. As an island, it is particularly vulnerable to unreliable freeze-thaw cycles of the sea which directly affects safe hunting and traveling.</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0v/0vy80lgim7scbc94.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Image: View of Igloolik at night, illuminated on land and water by a distributed series of buoyant lights.</p> <p> <em>Buoyant Light consists of a balloon and a buoy which serve a dual function: to harvest solar energy, providing Iglooli...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44216954/arctic-architecture-svalbard Arctic Architecture: Svalbard arcticarchitecture 2012-04-09T13:30:00-04:00 >2012-04-10T15:10:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjzi1tiepq8738eq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Arctic Architecture: Svalbard is the first book in a series that will explore the inevitability of northward human migration, its impact on the landscape, and the possibility that sustainable architecture can accommodate human expansion while minimizing environmental damage. Additional volumes focusing on other Arctic locations are also planned. But your support for this first volume is critical.</p></em><br /><br /><p> I'm using <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44216954/arctic-architecture-svalbard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to raise funds for participation in The Arctic Circle, a residency for artists, architects, and scientists that takes place in the Norwegian territory of Svalbard. During the residency, I plan to explore the landscape and existing settlements and use that research as the basis for a book, <em>Arctic Architecture: Svalbard</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r2/r2hsuqnwb0o4t9ta.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The book will include maps, diagrams, large-format photographs, and drawings that document the past and present, along with several theoretical projects that show how climate change might affect future settlement of this currently inhospitable landscape. Recent projects by Norwegian architecture firm Jarmund/Vigsn&aelig;s, as well as the "Doomsday Vault" in Longyearbyen, demonstrate how architecture in Svalbard is affected by geographic isolation and the extreme climate. I want to take these influences even further, exploring what the architecture of Svalbard could be like decades or even centuries from now.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjzi1tiepq8738eq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With some scientists claiming th...</p>