Archinect - News 2014-04-24T06:30:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/84919788/john-hill-opines-on-the-highly-debatable-recent-article-what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t John Hill opines on the highly debatable recent article "What Starbucks Gets that Architects Don’t" Archinect 2013-10-24T17:21:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T22:21:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tc/tcwq0z6fgfcr2ryi.jpg" width="300" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is it necessary to poll hundreds of coffee drinkers to determine that round tables "protect self-esteem for those...flying solo"? Or could an architect have come to the same determination by believing their impression that round tables work better in some environments than square tables, be it by observing patrons at a local cafe or in a public park, or by choosing a round table over a square one themselves?</p></em><br /><br /><p> To read the commentary on this article here on Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84452042/what-starbucks-gets-that-architects-don-t" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">go here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57546722/architects-are-the-last-people-that-should-shape-our-cities "Architects are the last people that should shape our cities" Archinect 2012-09-18T17:24:00-04:00 >2012-11-24T14:36:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/34ed79208809f9416a99aa2bc760c813.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture, the most public of endeavours, is practised by people who inhabit a smugly hermetic milieu which is cultish. If this sounds far-fetched just consider the way initiates of this cult describe outsiders as the lay public, lay writers and so on: it's the language of the priesthood. And like all cults its primary interest is its own interests, that is to say its survival, and the triumph of its values &ndash; which means building.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/56624330/architecture-and-the-lost-art-of-drawing Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing Archinect 2012-09-04T12:32:00-04:00 >2012-09-14T02:22:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d77b69e1a369b4a46a9e5b596c3c709d.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IT has become fashionable in many architectural circles to declare the death of drawing. What has happened to our profession, and our art, to cause the supposed end of our most powerful means of conceptualizing and representing architecture? The computer, of course.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Michael Graves pens an opinion piece for the Times.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47967340/bold-frank-criticism-can-only-nourish-architecture Bold, frank criticism can only nourish architecture Archinect 2012-05-10T11:07:54-04:00 >2012-05-10T11:32:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/8638169e34439f15b26cebfe33288115.jpg" width="200" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture critics are in a particular bind. Like art critics but unlike, say, those of film, they must swim in the same social sea as their targets. Further, because useful architectural criticism requires experience of the design process, they must also be prepared to offend those by whom they might otherwise be employed.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>