Archinect - News 2016-05-04T19:09:57-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943271/dismantled-models-amale-andraos-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-21 Dismantled Models: Amale Andraos on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #21 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-02T15:24:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T14:18:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rrcmkh8o2c9iamt.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We last spoke with Amale Andraos for our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138357352/the-deans-list-amale-andraos-of-columbia-university-s-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> series, a year after she <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106406329/amale-andraos-to-succeed-mark-wigley-as-gsapp-s-new-dean" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">succeeded</a> Mark Wigley as dean of Columbia University's GSAPP. Since 2011 at GSAPP, before her deanship began, Andraos has led various research studios and seminars around "Architecture and Representation: The Arab City"&mdash;the results from which she has now edited, with Studio-X Amman director Nora Akawi, into a new book,&nbsp;<em>The Arab City</em>.</p><p>Andraos spoke with me about the perpetuated stereotypes and simplifications that plague discussions of Arab cities&mdash;the desert v. the oasis, the traditional v. the modern, etc.&mdash;and how her own experiences in Beirut inspired her research.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#21 with&nbsp;<strong>Amale Andraos</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_21_Amale_Andraos.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><em><a href="https://www.arch.columbia.edu/books/catalog/49" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Arab City: Architecture and R...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942167/office-space-clive-wilkinson-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-20 Office Space: Clive Wilkinson on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #20 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-25T15:55:00-04:00 >2016-04-25T16:59:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5l/5ly4sn8zcjf8fmyd.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Shortly after starting out in Frank Gehry's office in the early 1990s, Clive Wilkinson founded his own firm in Los Angeles, and has since designed far-reaching workspaces for such big-name clients as Google, the BBC, 20th Century Fox and Microsoft. I spoke with Clive about the evolution from cubicle farms to &ldquo;serendipity machines&rdquo; in office design, and his thoughts on co-working spaces. Also turns out he&rsquo;s not a huge fan of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/621169/apple-spaceship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apple's "spaceship" campus.</a></p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#20 with&nbsp;<strong>Clive Wilkinson</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_20_Clive_Wilkinson.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Projects mentioned in the episode:</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f8/f8tvl7igvndmpnnt.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Clive Wilkinson's home at Norwich Drive</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p8/p8q9z1yq0o0c3jdp.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Clive Wilkinson's home at Norwich Drive</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rz/rzn24xoinq5j5yts.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Clive Wilkinson's home at Norwich Drive</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ds/dsgo98m5580bveax.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>Pallota Teamworks</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3a/3ajfx9nuwp3aa593.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>FIDM Annex</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/60/601xkgaxbxvizd7v.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;&nbsp;<em>"Super Desk" for The Barbarian Group</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3f/3ffe1vs7stwdnn8a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&#8203;...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149942171/yale-architecture-students-interview-dean-robert-a-m-stern Yale architecture students interview Dean Robert A.M. Stern Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-25T15:01:00-04:00 >2016-04-27T19:16:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7qnaxm5cv12ivc7.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Yale students:] Why do you think architecture is important, and who do you think it serves, other than the golf players? (laughter) [Stern:] Architecture is everything about the man made environment. Some of it achieves the level of high art, some of it is good solid meat and potatoes, which is very important after all. You don&rsquo;t want to sit down to a dinner of foie gras every day in the week. Sometimes you want to have bangers and mash. [...] Architecture is an art&mdash;high and low.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113360045/robert-a-m-stern-to-step-down-as-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert A.M. Stern to step down as Dean of Yale School of Architecture</a></li><li><a title='"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85774946/unfashionably-fashionable-justin-davidson-on-robert-a-m-stern-s-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Unfashionably Fashionable" - Justin Davidson on Robert A.M. Stern&rsquo;s Buildings</a></li><li><a title="Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71485649/robert-stern-refuses-to-sign-petition-for-pritzker-to-grant-joint-prize-to-denise-scott-brown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown</a></li><li><a title="The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/52190113/the-30-minute-interview-robert-a-m-stern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 30-Minute Interview - Robert A.M. Stern</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941212/the-difference-between-porn-and-erotica-is-the-lighting-one-to-one-19-with-jake-jaxson-ceo-and-creative-director-at-cockyboys "The difference between porn and erotica is the lighting." – One-to-One #19 with Jake Jaxson, CEO and Creative Director at CockyBoys Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-18T17:32:00-04:00 >2016-04-22T21:40:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gf7fojxeez4s6q5p.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If the name didn't tip you off, CockyBoys (NSFW) is a gay porn studio based in New York. Jake Jaxson has been running it, quite successfully, since 2010, starting with implementing a major shift in the aesthetic and overall quality of its videos &ndash; not only to up the production value, but to communicate what Jake refers to as a "nostalgia," and a sense of place. In an industry awash with&nbsp;graceless, utilitarian money-shots, readily available for free, how do you justify that extra investment in design, and getting your audience to pay for it?&nbsp;</p><p>Part of our special April focus on sex and sexuality in architecture, I spoke with Jake about the tandem inspiration between pornography and architecture, and&nbsp;how design-conscious porn can lead to a more sex-positive society. Jake also shares his dream house for a shoot &ndash; hint: it rhymes with "The Ass Mouse".</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a>&nbsp;#19 with&nbsp;<strong>Jake Jaxson</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>Sound...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940040/yasmeen-lari-pakistan-s-first-woman-architect-we-need-to-democratize-architecture Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan's first woman architect: "We need to democratize architecture" Alexander Walter 2016-04-12T14:07:00-04:00 >2016-04-26T10:06:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4d8278f820c5381da12a7c0eb718b484.jpg" width="514" height="354" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>All of us, including myself have been engaged in catering to the 0.1 per cent through our work. Our training has always been in material and designing architecture for that one per cent. The kind of world we live in today, we need to democratise architecture. I know that it may give an impression that I am saying this only because I am retired now, but I have become deeply involved in how architecture can provide social justice and (grounds) for an equitable society.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120674751/relocation-or-adaptation-earth-home-project-brings-relief-to-pakistanis-reeling-from-floods" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Relocation or Adaptation: Earth Home Project Brings Relief to Pakistanis Reeling from Floods</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/44753549/save-the-only-neutra-in-pakistan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Save the only Neutra In Pakistan</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/5901341/architect-of-osama-bin-laden-s-hideout-discovered-the-fate-of-his-designs-on-archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architect of Osama bin Laden's hideout discovered the fate of his designs on Archinect!</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938205/the-impossible-car-faraday-future-s-lead-designer-richard-kim-on-one-to-one-17 The "Impossible" Car – Faraday Future's lead designer, Richard Kim, on One-to-One #17 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-04T18:17:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:14:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c72tg00ixt5faim2.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Richard Kim is a pretty busy guy &ndash; as the head designer at emerging electric vehicle company,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/148900430/faraday-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faraday Future</a>, Kim is tasked with creating the company's very first EV for production, destined to compete with Tesla and, as he sees it, the airline industry. No public design is available yet, but Kim hopes to do the "impossible" and ready the car for production in 2017. We found some time in his tight schedule to discuss his role at Faraday Future and what's in store for car ownership and operation in the coming years, as automation and electric battery capabilities open up new paradigms for the humble automobile.</p><p>Listen to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One</a> #17 with <strong>Richard Kim</strong>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/148900430/faraday-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Faraday Future</strong></a>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_17__Richard_Kim.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937530/tiny-houses-in-the-city-showcases-big-opportunities-in-small-housing "Tiny Houses in the City" showcases big opportunities in small housing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-31T20:19:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:12:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9mm6dg2n748lp7e.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s not enough to just give someone a shelter. A home really needs a certain amount of consideration as to how you live in it. As we look at housing as a solution for helping the homeless and middle class -- especially in L.A. -- we have an opportunity to expand the vocabulary. We&rsquo;ve never been tied down with what housing looks like in Los Angeles. We can have super interesting approaches to density here.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the world of tiny homes:</p><ul><li><a title="The Tiny House Fantasy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146129250/the-tiny-house-fantasy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tiny House Fantasy</a></li><li><a title="Woman's dream tiny home clashes with Canadian law" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135357408/woman-s-dream-tiny-home-clashes-with-canadian-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woman's dream tiny home clashes with Canadian law</a></li><li><a title="The problem with tiny homes - they can get stolen" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117724661/the-problem-with-tiny-homes-they-can-get-stolen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The problem with tiny homes - they can get stolen</a></li><li><a title="Swedish architects design for un-permited small-space living" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117134090/swedish-architects-design-for-un-permited-small-space-living" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swedish architects design for un-permited small-space living</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94360340/prototyping-tiny-house-design-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: Tiny House Design Workshop</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937490/newschool-president-marvin-malecha-about-his-big-plans-for-the-school-and-san-diego Newschool President Marvin Malecha about his big plans for the school and San Diego Alexander Walter 2016-03-31T17:46:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:48:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af166d9b92366ee89b356b49a6376294.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;San Diego is no longer a backwater to Los Angeles and San Francisco,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;San Diego is becoming its own thing, its own place... a thought leader on its own, an innovation community.&rdquo; Malecha, the former dean at Cal Poly Pomona and North Carolina State University&rsquo;s design schools, has big plans for Newschool, starting with more than doubling the 500-student enrollment by 2025 and taking over more space at the current location at Park Boulevard and F Street.</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/149937465/zaha-on-zaha-i-always-thought-you-know-i-should-do-well-because-the-work-is-good Zaha on Zaha: "I always thought, you know, I should do well because the work is good." Julia Ingalls 2016-03-31T14:09:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T16:05:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/sl56jl59222ee6nk.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What was it like to be Zaha Hadid? From teaching to developing her vision to turning down an opportunity to work with Rem Koolhaas, in this remembrance we collect a few of Zaha's first-person writings and interviews about her life and work from her unparalleled, groundbreaking career.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>On being a woman and an Arab, excerpted from <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/nov/14/zaha-hadid-woman-arab-double-edged-sword" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>, 2012:</strong></p><p>Being an Arab woman and a modern architect certainly don't exclude each other &ndash; when I was growing up in Iraq, there were many women architects. You cannot believe the enormous resistance I've faced just for being an Arab, and a woman on top of that. It is like a double-edged sword. The moment my woman-ness is accepted, the Arab-ness seems to become a problem.</p><p>I've broken beyond the barrier, but it's been a very long struggle. It's made me tougher and more precise &ndash; and maybe this is reflected in my architecture. I still experience resistance but I think this keeps you on the go.&nbsp;</p><p>As a woman in architecture, you need confidence. Sometimes, w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936798/a-secret-language-oana-stanescu-and-dong-ping-wong-partners-at-family-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-16 A Secret Language: Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong, partners at Family, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #16 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-28T14:04:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:56:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8fl9wdux7d97tu3.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on One-to-One, we check in with the partners behind <a href="http://archinect.com/Family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family</a>, Oana Stanescu (former top-notch <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21448823/architecture-school-of-tm-romania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect School Blogger</a>) and Dong-Ping Wong, to hear how the pop culture-bending firm grew from when Oana and Dong met at REX, to now <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133660145/oana-stanescu-the-architect-behind-kanye-s-volcano-talks-to-ny-times-about-pushing-design-boundaries-via-pop-culture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designing for Kanye West</a> and pitching their own projects in New York, including the innovative&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pluspool.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+ Pool</a> project. Also, why Oana's dog is all over their <a href="http://familynewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #16 with&nbsp;<strong>Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong of <a href="http://archinect.com/Family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family</a></strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_16_Family.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes</strong>:</p><p>Oana's archived <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21448823/architecture-school-of-tm-romania/0/all/120" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School Blog</a> for&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/21809432/universitatea-politehnica-din-timi-oara" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universitatea &bdquo;Politehnica&rdquo; din Timi&#351;oara</a></p><p>What Oana is reading:</p><ul><li><em><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/books/98/05/17/specials/kundera-life.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Life Is Elsewhere</a></em>, by Milan Kundera</li><li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_Sex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Second Sex</em></a>, Simone de Beauvoir</li><li><em><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_(play)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhinoceros</a></em>, by Eug&egrave;ne Ionesco</li></ul><p>What Oana is listening to<em>: </em>Nirvana, Guns &amp; Roses</p><p>What Dong is watching...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936359/how-much-a-dollar-costs-thom-mayne-s-hard-road-to-success-and-what-postcapitalism-and-a-world-without-work-could-mean-for-architecture-on-archinect-sessions-57 "How Much a Dollar Costs": Thom Mayne's hard road to success and what "Postcapitalism and a World without Work" could mean for architecture, on Archinect Sessions #57 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-24T14:38:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:37:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/11ki0deqpgd1duwh.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This past week on Archinect, we heard <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987998/an-absolutely-insanely-private-esoteric-conversation-thom-mayne-on-m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne's story</a> of "jazz, sex, and the alienation of singular genius" in <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>' interview with the Morphosis lead, and hypothesized on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the future of architectural work</a> in a world of full automation and universal basic income, based on <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>'s interview with the co-authors behind <em>Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work.</em>&nbsp;Both Ingalls and Korody join us on the podcast to delve deeper into these pieces, and share some juicy tidbits that couldn't make the final cut.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 57 of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "How Much a Dollar Costs":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-57.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p>"Untitled" (1961) by Cy Twombly:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://uploads7.wikiart.org/images/cy-twombly/untitled.jpg!Blog.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/685706/pershing-square-renew" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pers...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936194/amanda-williams-the-architect-behind-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-s-color-ed-theory-on-art-and-activism Amanda Williams, the architect behind the Chicago Architecture Biennial's "Color(ed) Theory", on art and activism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-23T17:16:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:41:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9a/9a45677c40a0d917fe96f68be3a2959f.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;ve been asked to do a lot of direct-action things, but have been hesitating to commit to anything. I feel like I need a strategy for this next step so I don&rsquo;t get mired in the social activism and lose track of the art and architecture. It doesn&rsquo;t mean that activism isn&rsquo;t important, but it is a slippery slope to start advocating all the time instead of using my unique lens to focus on these issues.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017 " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145210767/the-chicago-architecture-biennial-prepares-for-round-two-in-2017" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Chicago Architecture Biennial prepares for round two in 2017</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid is not impressed by the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a title='"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41 ' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Second Season, Second City" &ndash; A discussion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial with Cynthia Davidson of Log, on Archinect Sessions #41</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/138278659/what-s-the-matter-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What's the matter with the Chicago Architecture Biennial?</a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9r2xgkbxudibkc7h.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>One of the abandoned houses Williams painted for the "Color(ed) Theory" project, exhibited in the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149823829/a-liberal-education-tom-wiscombe-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-14 A Liberal Education: Tom Wiscombe on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #14 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-07T17:00:00-05:00 >2016-03-18T00:49:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/er/eru337ym1d0h7v29.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect and educator <a href="http://archinect.com/tomwiscombe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tom Wiscombe</a> has made major inroads as SCI-Arc's BArch chair to establish a stronger connection to the humanities and critical theory in architecture education, founding the school's Liberal Arts Program last year and bringing in contemporary philosophers and theorists to spark new dialogues. We discuss his role in the southern Californian architecture culture (particularly in regards to MOCA's 2013 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72428894/gehry-pulls-out-of-moca-s-a-new-sculpturalism-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Sculpturalism</a> show), how he prioritizes theory in architectural practice and education, and his ongoing <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122304156/take-a-peek-at-tom-wiscombe-s-underground-old-bank-district-museum-scheme-for-l-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Main Museum of Los Angeles project</a> in the city's enlivened downtown.&nbsp;</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #14 with&nbsp;<strong>Tom Wiscombe</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_to_One_Episode_14_Tom_Wiscombe.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p>Special thanks to <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a> for helping coordinate the interview, after Tom gave his <a href="http://www.aud.ucla.edu/news/a_ud_lecture_tom_wiscombe_601.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Distingui...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148502241/the-ny-times-chats-with-deborah-berke-about-her-work-on-21c-museum-hotels The NY Times chats with Deborah Berke about her work on 21c Museum Hotels Alexander Walter 2016-02-19T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:40:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/7794a70134c805decd7f9b72ec0fd660.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Deborah Berke&rsquo;s appointment last year as the first female dean of the Yale School of Architecture might have brought her into the limelight, but the architect and interior designer had already been getting attention for her work on 21c Museum Hotels, a small chain of boutique properties doubling as art galleries. [...] In old buildings, you&rsquo;re taking what you find and complementing that with the architecture and design of today.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More Deborah Berke stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137490508/deborah-berke-named-dean-of-yale-school-of-architecture-will-succeed-robert-a-m-stern-in-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115117011/deborah-berke-s-design-for-new-cummins-distribution-hq-is-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109103996/it-s-deborah-berke-for-downtown-naptown" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown!</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57078712/new-york-architect-deborah-berke-selected-for-berkeley-rupp-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Architect Deborah Berke Selected for Berkeley-Rupp Prize</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/148271716/watch-an-animated-frank-lloyd-wright-talk-about-arrogance-in-this-new-short Watch (an animated) Frank Lloyd Wright talk about arrogance in this new short Justine Testado 2016-02-16T13:50:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2aj7fa5rr2rk9b3l.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Frank Lloyd Wright stars in the newest episode of "The Experimenters", a&nbsp;mini interview series by <a href="http://blankonblank.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blank on Blank</a> that gives a glimpse into the minds of iconic figures in science, technology, and innovation. Colorfully illustrated by animator Jennifer Yoo, this episode features snippets of an&nbsp;interview between Mike Wallace and a 90-year-old FLW in September 1957.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Frank_LLoyd_Wright_Arrogant.gif"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sb/sbruztfuo0ptftv9.jpg"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/Frank_LLoyd_Wright_Smash.gif"></p><p>Blank on Blank found the interview in a&nbsp;collection at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin celebrating The Mike Wallace Interview, a show that ran in the '50s. Wright is as sharp as ever with his words as he talks about the timeless topics of success, arrogance, the Nature of architecture, and his role as an architect.&nbsp;</p><p>Watch the entire episode below. You can also find outtakes and more&nbsp;<a href="http://blankonblank.org/interviews/architect-frank-lloyd-wright-interview-design-houses-praire-style/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Here's a previous Blank on Blank episode featuring <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123119878/buckminster-fuller-tells-the-tale-on-his-geodesic-life-in-a-mini-storybook-style-audio-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buckminster Fuller</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148196237/architecture-for-humanity-s-next-chapter-garrett-jacobs-executive-director-of-afh-offshoot-the-chapter-network-on-one-to-one-11 Architecture for Humanity's Next Chapter: Garrett Jacobs, executive director of AFH-offshoot the Chapter Network, on One-to-One #11 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-15T14:59:00-05:00 >2016-02-27T23:06:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2jydnsd6qb2ta8g.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week's guest is <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146279588/architecture-for-humanity-spin-off-chapter-network-appoints-garrett-jacobs-exec-director" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garrett Jacobs</a>, executive director of the phoenix rising from Architecture for Humanity's ashes, known as the Chapter Network. When Architecture for Humanity <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121590852/architecture-for-humanity-to-file-for-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">went bankrupt</a> last year and shut down its formal, executive functions, many affiliated chapters continued business as usual, that is, operating independently with volunteer coalitions. To rally those troops and continue AFH's mission of humanitarian and sustainable development, the Chapter Network was formed, and Jacobs, formerly an outreach coordinator for AFH, became its organizing leader.</p><p>As an architectural designer trained literally in the midst of Hurricane Katrina, and with past experience organizing for Code for America, Jacobs has big plans for the newfangled Network. We spoke about how to continue Architecture for Humanity&rsquo;s legacy without making its same mistakes, and how to create a sustainable organization on a shoestring.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #11 with <strong>Garrett Jacobs</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147671909/the-best-posture-is-the-next-posture-galen-cranz-s-body-conscious-sociology-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-10 "The best posture is the next posture" – Galen Cranz's body-conscious sociology on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #10 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-08T18:52:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:22:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mkoyroaeqmrbrwf2.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In line with&nbsp;this month's "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/category/82/furniture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Furniture</a>"&nbsp;theme, I speak with Galen Cranz, an architecture professor at UC Berkeley specializing in body-conscious design. Cranz is trained in the "Alexander Technique" &ndash; a method for "correcting" the body's poor habits of movement, that can limit self-awareness in a space.</p><p>Before coming to Cal to teach architecture, Cranz received her PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago, influencing&nbsp;her pedagogy of architecture and furniture&nbsp;to&nbsp;primarily be about how humans occupy designs, and how social hierarchies emerge from those conventions.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #10 with <strong>Galen Cranz</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/onetoone/One_To_One_Episode_10_Galen_Cranz.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p>Peter Opsvik's Gravity chair&nbsp;&darr;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.backinaction.co.uk/images/athome/varier-gravity-header.jpg"></p><p>Oscar Newman's&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defensible_space_theory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Defensible Space</em></a>&nbsp;(1972)</p><p>Le Corbusier's lounge chair&nbsp;&darr;</p><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/2b/93/a8/2b93a807b7144fd4f31b3b81882568ea.jpg"></strong></p><p>Jane Jacobs...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147205338/from-the-archives-george-nakashima-in-conversation-with-legendary-interviewer-studs-terkel From the archives: George Nakashima in conversation with legendary interviewer, Studs Terkel Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-02T19:34:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:08:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x5/x5mm8hxhezm6b17n.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Terkel interviewed creative visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Charles Eames, Marc Chagall and Maurice Sendak. In this newly digitized clip from 1977 ... Terkel speaks to furniture designer George Nakashima, known to many as the father of the American craft movement. [...] A trained architect, Nakashima explained to Terkel why he preferred to be called a &ldquo;woodworker,&rdquo; and recalled honing carpentry skills from a master woodworker he met while interned at a camp in Idaho during World War II.</p></em><br /><br /><p>You can listen to the complete 51-minute interview on SoundCloud <a href="https://soundcloud.com/studsterkel-radio-archive/george-nakashima-talks-with-studs-terkel-on-wfmt-19771004" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>More recent news in furniture:</p><ul><li><a title="Now is the time to invest in mid-century Scandinavian furniture, experts say" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147136266/now-is-the-time-to-invest-in-mid-century-scandinavian-furniture-experts-say" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now is the time to invest in mid-century Scandinavian furniture, experts say</a></li><li><a title="Forget standing desks &ndash;&nbsp;just wear your chair" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147115295/forget-standing-desks-just-wear-your-chair" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forget standing desks &ndash;&nbsp;just wear your chair</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146210511/modular-benches-provide-maximum-functionality-and-versatility-for-lake-jasper-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Modular benches provide maximum functionality and versatility for Lake Jasper House</a></li><li><a title="This February, Archinect is all about furniture &ndash; and we want your submissions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146366342/this-february-archinect-is-all-about-furniture-and-we-want-your-submissions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This February, Archinect is all about furniture &ndash; and we want your submissions</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147191669/zaha-hadid-qatari-situation-doesn-t-apply-to-her-stadium-site Zaha Hadid: 'Qatari situation' doesn't apply to her stadium site Alexander Walter 2016-02-02T13:32:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:07:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/089t4hf4r38h5i00.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an interview with The Times, Dame Zaha Hadid said that the Qataris &ldquo;should do something&rdquo; about the issue of migrant workers. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not a defender of the Qatari situation, but it&rsquo;s important to get the facts right and then we can discuss it. I&rsquo;m very happy that the press make the government aware of problems on certain sites. But it doesn&rsquo;t apply to this site.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>To read the full (paywalled) <em>The Times</em> interview with Dame Hadid, click <a href="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/architecture/article4679876.ece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144514304/7-000-construction-workers-will-die-in-qatar-before-a-ball-is-kicked-in-the-2022-world-cup-new-ituc-report-finds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"7,000 construction workers will die in Qatar before a ball is kicked in the 2022 World Cup," new ITUC report finds</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94437641/zaha-hadid-defends-qatar-world-cup-role-following-migrant-worker-deaths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid defends Qatar World Cup role following migrant worker deaths</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105403243/more-bad-news-with-hadid-s-qatar-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">More Bad News with Hadid's Qatar Stadium</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146580484/building-our-best-nature-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-8-with-scott-merrill-winner-of-this-year-s-driehaus-prize Building Our Best Nature: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8 with Scott Merrill, winner of this year's Driehaus Prize Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-25T14:30:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:23:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eou32uaal7vwu29n.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Scott Merrill, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winner of this year&rsquo;s Driehaus Prize</a> for his work under his firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Merrill, Pastor &amp; Colgan</a>, studied economics before getting an MArch at Yale, and found inspiration early in his career from Vermont's vernacular architectures. He began practicing solo in Florida in 1990, and works at a range of scales, in a form true to what the Driehaus celebrates: traditional, classical architecture. The award, started in 2003 by the architecture school at Notre Dame, celebrates (and gives $200,000 to) an architect whose work &ldquo;embodies the highest ideals of traditional and classical architecture in contemporary society, and creates a positive cultural, environmental, and artistic impact.&rdquo;</p><p>Scott spoke with me about what the prize means to him, and his view of architecture as primarily about serving our human nature, not fulfilling a formal agenda.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #8 with&nbsp;<strong>Scott Merrill</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundC...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146041501/the-art-of-architecture-criticism-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-7-with-michael-kimmelman-architecture-critic-for-the-new-york-times The Art of Architecture Criticism: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #7 with Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the New York Times Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-18T17:27:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:23:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7ni9142etzd06kx.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic for the <em>New York Times</em>, joins me for our first One-to-One interview of 2016. I wanted to talk with Kimmelman specifically about a piece he had published just at the end of last year, called <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144515110/take-a-listen-to-the-nyt-s-beautiful-sonic-portraits-of-architectural-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Dear Architects: Sound Matters&rdquo;</a>. The piece considers how an architectural space&rsquo;s unique audio atmosphere helps create its overall personality, invariably affecting us as we experience it. Alongside Kimmelman&rsquo;s writing in the piece are looped videos of different spaces &ndash; an office at the&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>, a restaurant, the High Line, Penn Station, a penthouse &ndash; meant to be viewed while wearing headphones, to get to know that space&rsquo;s sonic portrait, of sorts.</p><p>Too often, says Kimmelman, architects don&rsquo;t think of sound as a material like they would concrete, glass or wood, when it can have a profound effect on the design&rsquo;s overall impact. In our interview, Kimmelman shares how the piece came to be, and how it fits into the <em>Times</em>&rsquo; overall push into more multimedia...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145730933/making-a-pritzker-laureate-martha-thorne-executive-director-of-the-pritzker-architecture-prize-gives-us-an-inside-look-at-the-prestigious-award-on-archinect-sessions-48 "Making A Pritzker Laureate" – Martha Thorne, executive director of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, gives us an inside look at the prestigious award, on Archinect Sessions #48 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-14T18:30:00-05:00 >2016-01-21T18:23:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxpdujh8z7jq1ncb.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When news broke yesterday that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145643352/chilean-architect-alejandro-aravena-director-of-this-year-s-venice-biennale-named-2016-pritzker-prize-laureate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena was the winner of this year's Pritzker Architecture Prize</a>, reactions were generally positive, albeit&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a bit conflicted</a>. Aravena is most praised, and cited by the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/51168/pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker</a>, for his work on social housing projects in his home base of Santiago de Chile, where he operates as the executive director of the "do tank", <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/145731740/elemental-s-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ELEMENTAL</a>. And few would contest that his work is worthy of the prize, despite the fact that he's only 48.</p><p>But Aravena was also a Pritzker juror from 2009 - 2015, serving alongside jurors who ultimately chose to cite him, and he isn't the first winner to have previously served on the jury. And as a juror, he was a vocal proponent of the Pritzker highlighting more socially-minded, communitarian work. This makes it impossible to ignore criticism that the award tends to stay within a pretty tight-knit circle of practitioners. Often described as the most prestigious architecture award out there, what is the point of the prize nowaday...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143595050/next-up-mini-session-16-toma Next Up Mini-Session #16: TOMA Nicholas Korody 2015-12-18T13:09:00-05:00 >2015-12-21T10:17:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yz/yzs3wq7ub8g2jrdb.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our final&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Session</a>&nbsp;from the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/646036/next-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a>&nbsp;series, Nicholas Korody interviews TOMA,&nbsp;a Santiago-based collective. TOMA build politically-charged social spaces, using design as a strategy for bringing people together rather than as an end in itself. With their installation for the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>,&nbsp;<em>Especulopolis</em>, the Chilean architects catalogued and mapped the connections between their home-base and the Midwestern metropolis, honing in on the exportation of neoliberalism to South America by the University of Chicago-trained &ldquo;Chicago Boys.&rdquo;</p><p>Regularly printing newspapers to document their research as it occurred, TOMA invited visitors and participants to the Biennial to actively participate in their architectural research, gathering people together to consider the processes that keep us apart.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/69/69ke22o9nsc8s93r.jpg"></p><p>Listen to our Next Up Mini-Session #16 with&nbsp;<strong>TOMA</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143360600/teaching-to-the-city-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-6-with-will-hunter-founder-of-the-brand-new-london-school-of-architecture Teaching to the City: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #6 with Will Hunter, founder of the brand new London School of Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-14T16:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:35:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5ndzf7lr8ispvm4w.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Complaints about the state of architecture education are easy to come by, both in academia and practice. It's expensive, long, and arguably ineffective in preparing graduates for the realities of the field. So who's actually trying to fix it?</p><p>Will Hunter, former deputy editor of the Architectural Review, has one idea &ndash; start a whole new school altogether. Back in October, Hunter opened the brand new London School of Architecture, starting 30+ postgraduate architecture students on a 2-year course working with local firms on local projects. As the school's founder and director, Hunter wanted to form a "cost-neutral" model of architecture education, where students work part-time &ndash; for pay equal to the cost of tuition &ndash; while also attending courses. Give students a vested interest in their city and practice, narrow the gap between education and practice considerably, and make their training financially sustaining.</p><p>We spoke with Hunter in August, about the thought process behind the school...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142833231/zoom-in-zoom-out-hashim-sarkis-dean-of-mit-s-school-of-architecture-planning-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-5 Zoom In, Zoom Out: Hashim Sarkis, Dean of MIT's School of Architecture + Planning, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #5 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-07T18:08:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:36:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sn/snjbidx0fgm2fppi.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Before coming to MIT to serve as dean of the <a href="http://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture + Planning</a> in January 2014, Hashim Sarkis taught at <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard's GSD</a> as the Aga Khan professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies. He founded his own practice, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/23603/hashim-sarkis-studios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hashim Sarkis Studios</a>, in Cambridge in 1998, and continues to lead the firm.</p><p>Sarkis&rsquo;s experience working in two of the most highly-regarded architectural education institutions worldwide, while also managing his own firm, puts him in a unique position to approach theoretical questions of architecture from within the two, often discordant spheres of academia and practice. Our interview revolves around the same questions we ask in our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deans List</a> series &ndash; how architecture education and practice are changing, how to address student needs, MIT&rsquo;s particular take on how to cultivate exceptional architects, and the culture of the school in a global urban context.</p><p>Listen to our One-to-One #5 with&nbsp;<strong>Hashim Sarkis</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscr...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142605358/next-up-mini-session-14-andreas-angelidakis Next Up Mini-Session #14: Andreas Angelidakis Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-04T18:07:00-05:00 >2015-12-10T18:55:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b7vrb1ueri757m4w.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nicholas Korody interviews architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/47976/andreas-angelidakis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andreas Angelidakis</a> for our next&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Session</a>, originally part of our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/646036/next-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a>&nbsp;event at the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. Trained at SCI-Arc, Angelidakis is perhaps better known in contemporary art circles than architecture's (<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/126844507/art-architecture-andreas-angelidakis-between-the-monumental-and-the-particular" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">as pointed out by Nicholas</a>&nbsp;in a previous feature here on Archinect), but as proved in his contribution to the Biennial, the context and concerns of his ideas rely on, and contribute to, architectural discourse.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ag/agxt7leqlfm5aawv.jpg"></p><p>Listen to our Next Up Mini-Session #14 with <strong>Andreas Angelidakis</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</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/Next_Up_Mini-Sessions_Andreas.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/q8/q8a5afxcnc7jexoq.png"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142435968/next-up-mini-session-13-bryony-roberts Next Up Mini-Session #13: Bryony Roberts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-12-02T17:06:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T22:43:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjyjkbxbfnfz9e31.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect and experimental preservationist Bryony Roberts joins us for our next <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Session</a>, a continuation of our&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/646036/next-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a>&nbsp;event staged at the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. While Roberts' interview at the Chicago Cultural Center unfortunately didn't make it to tape, I called her up for a do-over interview in Rome, where she is currently residing as a winner of <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_american_academy_in_romes_2015_-_2016_rome_prize_winners/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015-2016's Rome Prize</a>.</p><p>Roberts' contribution to the Biennial &ndash; a drill team performance entitled <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139043225/cutting-across-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-re-ordering-mies-in-we-know-how-to-order" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"We Know How to Order,"</a> staged in downtown Chicago's Mies van der Rohe-designed federal center plaza &ndash; was performed for a limited run during the Biennial's opening weekend. Check out a video of the performance below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zg/zgjaxswfl3txw4vu.jpg"></p><p>Listen to Mini-Session #13 with&nbsp;<strong>Bryony Roberts</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</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 fa...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/142284988/stories-from-the-anthropocene-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-4-with-liam-young Stories from the Anthropocene: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #4 with Liam Young Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-30T15:29:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:36:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/og/ogxkxkp30qqzfnvp.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architect and educator Liam Young joins Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody in the Archinect studio for this week's One-to-One. Young, a kind of architect-non-architect (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132326552/liam-young-an-architect-s-skills-are-completely-wasted-on-making-buildings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his definition of the role may vary</a>), concerns his design and creative work with the anthropocentric futures of our globalized society, in architecture, energy, and technology.</p><p>Standard among his many roles are co-director of the AA's <a href="http://www.unknownfieldsdivision.com/blog/?author=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unknown Fields Division</a>, a nomadic research studio, and founder of the urbanism think tank, <a href="http://www.tomorrowsthoughtstoday.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tomorrow's Thoughts Today</a>. Current projects include developing a new masters program at SCI-Arc in fiction and entertainment, and leading a studio at the AA. Special thanks to SCI-Arc for helping set up the interview.</p><p>Listen to our One-to-One #4 with Liam Young:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://onetoone.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Do...</strong></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141905664/next-up-mini-session-12-paul-andersen-paul-preissner Next Up Mini-Session #12: Paul Andersen & Paul Preissner Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-25T15:48:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T01:04:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wo/woibme7ncjqzwgss.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For our final live <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Session</a>, recorded during our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/646036/next-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up</a> event at the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137806694/archinect-presents-next-up-a-live-podcasting-event-in-collaboration-with-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-this-saturday-october-3rd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>, we present a festival of Pauls. Archinect founder/publisher Paul Petrunia interviews Paul Andersen (Independent Architecture) and Paul Preissner (Paul Preissner Architects), who designed the University of Illinois at Chicago's kiosk in the Biennial's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/chicago_architecture_biennial_launches_call_for_lakefront_kiosk_competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront Kiosk competition</a>.&nbsp;You can listen to past Mini-Sessions&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7c/7c7m5utc53l32iun.jpg"></p><p>Listen to Mini-Session #12 with <strong>Paul Andersen</strong> (Independent Architecture) and <strong>Paul Preissner</strong> (Paul Preissner Architects):</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=55711&amp;refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</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/Next_Up_Mini-Sessions_Chicago_6._Interview.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/q8/q8a5afxcnc7jexoq.png"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141741842/driveway-urbanism-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-3-with-jenna-didier-founder-of-materials-applications Driveway urbanism: Archinect Sessions One-to-One #3 with Jenna Didier, founder of Materials & Applications Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-23T13:53:00-05:00 >2016-02-16T18:36:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7s/7sodpoq7hulo05hg.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/670405/one-to-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>One-to-One</strong></a> guest is <a href="http://jennadidier.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jenna Didier</strong></a>, founder of the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6112758/materials-applications" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Materials &amp; Applications</a> research and exhibition space in Los Angeles. Didier started the driveway-sized venue in the front yard of her Silver Lake home in the early 2000s, looking for a space to establish community and exchange for like-minded architects, artists, designers, and makers in the city. M&amp;A has since hosted installations by architects such as&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52674846/urban-operations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Operations</a>), Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler (<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38847/oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>) and Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues (of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2666240/ball-nogues-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues&nbsp;Studio</a>), among many others, and regularly holds events and gatherings.</p><p>More recently, Didier also founded Urban Applications: an initiative of M&amp;A that works directly in and with local communities on environmental installations. We spoke about her work with robotics and fountains, and how creative communities are formed in sprawling metropolises.</p><p>Listen to Archinect Sessions One-to-One #3 with&nbsp;<strong>Jenna Didier</strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/neil-denari/id1057340260?i=356797877" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and ...</a></li></ul>