Archinect - News 2014-10-23T06:17:36-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/111194897/museum-directors-hated-bilbao ‘Museum directors hated Bilbao’ Alexander Walter 2014-10-13T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-10-15T23:18:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b3/b3b2b3bf00eca92c38b33ed61dc7368e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At 85, the architect Frank Gehry has neither stopped building nor started repeating himself and this month offers plenty of proof. Besides the unveiling of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which he designed for the billionaire Bernard Arnault, the explosively coloured Biomuseo in Panama opened on 2 October followed by a retrospective at the Centre Pompidou, which opened on Wednesday, 8 October (until 26 January 2015). Gehry dispels some common misconceptions about his museum designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102640738/gehry-designed-fondation-louis-vuitton-to-open-this-october" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton to open this October</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108715365/articulating-space-the-architecture-of-the-s-o-paulo-biennial Articulating Space: The Architecture of the São Paulo Biennial Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:59:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T14:01:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9eb1bd65343bed480b23786b8bf8ee2.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The S&atilde;o Paulo Biennial, which opened on September 6, is traditionally a contemporary art festival, but this year&rsquo;s event puts new emphasis on architecture. Chief curator Charles Esche commissioned nearly 70 percent of the exhibition&rsquo;s artworks, collaborating with a five-person curatorial team that included an architect for the first time in the biennial&rsquo;s 63-year history (fun fact: it&rsquo;s the world&rsquo;s second-oldest contemporary art biennial).</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/108714558/an-awkward-interview-with-le-corbusier An awkward interview with Le Corbusier Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:36:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T00:38:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3f095cd272fb128ffda7ed7df11e48a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As we were getting off the plane he asked me what I was doing that evening: &ldquo;Catching a train, I am afraid,&rdquo; I said. &ldquo; Pity. You are fat and I like my women fat. We could have spent a pleasant night together.&rdquo; He said this quite casually. [...] So gigantic was Corb&rsquo;s egotism that he probably considered it enough of an honour for a humble mortal to provide a genius like him with a night&rsquo;s relaxation.</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/108017305/sharpen-your-skills-with-archinect-black-spectacles-live-digital-design-workshops-start-on-september-27th Sharpen your skills with Archinect & Black Spectacles. Live digital design workshops start on September 27th. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-02T15:28:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T00:32:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3e3c7junkpabat1.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Keeping up with new design and rendering softwares is a never-ending job. Industry standards change, plug-ins multiply, and technology simply improves. And more often than not, the onus of learning these updates falls on the individual architect or designer &mdash; school programming moves at too glacial of a pace, and employers can&rsquo;t lose the time spent teaching.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/c7/c74kf2rcqhhjec5f.jpg"></p><p>To better equip individuals with the tools to educate themselves, Archinect has partnered with <strong><a href="http://blackspectacles.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black Spectacles</a></strong>, an online library for live, digital design workshops and courses specific to architecture and design. As part of our collaboration, Archinect is offering discounted access to five of Black Spectacles' live workshops, to attend either in-person or online.</p><p><strong><a href="http://blackspectacles.com/blog/level-1-digital-design-workshops#.VAYHeWR4blt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Register for Black Spectacles workshop here.</a> Archinectors can get $100 off a workshop by registering with the code "Archinect100".</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uocapqrm12dlz9wt.jpg"></p><p>Founded in 2010 by architect and educator Marc Teer, Black Spectacles works with architects at top-notch firms to create road-tested worksho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106017734/david-adjaye-interview-i-m-not-always-looking-at-the-usual-references David Adjaye interview: 'I'm not always looking at the usual references' Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T18:57:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1a/1a39b7c88dd2bb3795a948355eee17d3.jpg" width="220" height="310" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adjaye himself is weary of people obsessing over his being black in a profession which, in Europe and the United States, is very white. Which is not to say that he regards his heritage is unimportant. "I can't win with this one," he says. "Everyone has a view on it. I am an architect first of all, whose background is complex. I use the continent of Africa as a background, But I also grew up in London."</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/104877757/two-new-films-showcase-steven-holl-s-addition-to-the-glasgow-school-of-art Two new films showcase Steven Holl's addition to the Glasgow School of Art Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-23T19:11:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T21:58:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qwr759xupbm0ku0.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Working simultaneously from the inside out - engaging the functional needs and psychological desires of the program - and the outside in - making connections to the city campus and relating to the Mackintosh building opposite - the design embodies the school's aspirations in the city's fabric.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Just one month before a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104807798/uk-contributes-10m-to-glasgow-school-of-art-half-for-mackintosh-restoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">disastrous fire broke out at the Glasgow School of Art's historic Mackintosh Library</a>, a brand new addition to the campus opened up across the street. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1405/steven-holl-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl Architects</a>, the new <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97637684/living-up-to-a-charles-rennie-mackintosh-classic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reid Building</a> is a modernist complement to the Mackintosh, riffing on similar themes a century apart.</p><p>In collaboration with Steven Holl Architects, filmmakers <a href="http://spiritofspace.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a> produced two pieces to celebrate the Reid building's opening in April. The first film (see below) features interviews with Steven Holl and Chris McVoy (one of the partners in charge of the project), explaining the structure's symbiotic relationship to the Mackintosh, and its attention to multi-disciplinary socialization. The second film is in Spirit of Space's signature archi-documentarian style, capturing the building at all times of the day, rich with humming activity inside, while carefully capturing pivotal design details.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104792514/play-with-your-food-hunting-for-the-link-between-architecture-and-food Play With Your Food: Hunting for the link between architecture and food Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-22T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T12:39:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tf8h9gyh758s5i4d.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the last few weeks, the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA Visiting School</a> has been chopping and stirring and slicing in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for their "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/454739/play-with-your-food" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Play With Your Food</a>" workshop. Participants are put through the rigorous paces that chefs face when designing new foods, and compare the methodology of cooking to architecture. At this intersection of food and architecture, cultures and personal histories collide for a (hopefully) mutually beneficial study of design methodology.</p><p>"Play With Your Food" has since ended, and we were in touch with the organizers and a few students to get a read on how the experimental workshop played out.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i0/i0he9um0wig9bj78.jpg"></p><p>From the organizers, Jorge Mendez-Caceres,&nbsp;Drew&nbsp;Merkle&nbsp;and Miguel Miranda:</p><p><strong>"Play With Your Food" draws parallels between architecture and cuisine, two seemingly very distant disciplines. What headway did the visiting school make in connecting these two worlds?</strong></p><p>Architecture and Cuisine/Gastronomy/Mixology do seem to have no relation when they are first mentioned in the same forum. Bu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104332294/precedents-for-experimentation-talking-libraries-with-shannon-mattern-and-nate-hill Precedents for Experimentation: Talking Libraries with Shannon Mattern and Nate Hill Alexander Walter 2014-07-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:00:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fb/fb8cdb852bf671ad7a56ab327c6850eb.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The challenge requires sophisticated understanding of the resources &mdash; human, physical, digital, spatial, and civic &mdash; that libraries offer to their users. In the conversation below, Shannon Mattern, a scholar who works on libraries, archives, and media infrastructures, and Nate Hill, Deputy Director of the Chattanooga Public Library, talk about what these resources are, how they are evolving, and what design can contribute to how they are deployed.</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/104246956/q-a-annabelle-selldorf-on-the-new-clark-art-institute Q&A: Annabelle Selldorf On the New Clark Art Institute Alexander Walter 2014-07-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:02:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f15e31d1247254adc1e245928b68554.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I started to cry a bit when I saw the finished result for the first time this morning,&rdquo; said architect Annabelle Selldorf at the June 27 press preview of the newly expanded Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. [...] Visitors might have similarly emotional reactions to the results, including Pritzker-winner Tadao Ando&rsquo;s multipurpose visitor center, which prioritizes circulation and the views of lush hills behind the Clark [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103631706/tadao-ando-s-new-clark-art-museum-is-berkshires-with-bilbao-ambitions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tadao Ando's New Clark Art Museum is Berkshires, with Bilbao Ambitions</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103718361/on-the-ground-ucla-s-year-end-student-expo-rumble-includes-flying-robots-seceding-cities-and-much-more On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T01:46:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zz/zzusmnqib8smbjji.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The big catharsis for <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/349/university-of-california-los-angeles-ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA Architecture and Urban Design</a> comes by way of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla/event/rumble-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RUMBLE</a>, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event spans a full week in June, and gives the public a chance to peek into A.UD's world. This year&rsquo;s RUMBLE included work from studios led by <a href="http://archinect.com/nmda" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/hplusf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Craig Hodgetts</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn</a>, <a href="http://www.morphosis.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne</a> and many more, showcased across two campuses for the first time in A.UD history.</p><p>In addition to their facilities on the main campus in Westwood, UCLA acquired a giant airplane hanger in Playa Vista for its satellite Hercules campus, now home to SUPRASTUDIO, UCLA&rsquo;s M.Arch II program. You can read <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87928096/on-the-ground-ucla-s-new-ideas-campus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">more about the goings-on at Hercules from our visit in December.</a> Similar in parts to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape</a>, USC&rsquo;s big-bang showcase for its entire architecture school, RUMBLE offers the public a unique chance to see th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103322782/interview-with-zack-giffin-host-of-tv-show-tiny-house-nation Interview with Zack Giffin, host of TV show "Tiny House Nation" Alexander Walter 2014-07-03T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:43:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eb/eb2e132bb445d2bdd38499f408ffa7e3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zack Giffin is [...] a host of a new series, &ldquo;Tiny House Nation,&rdquo; beginning Wednesday on FYI, an A &amp; E Networks channel that used to be known as Bio. When we caught up with him by phone last week, he was on the road for the show, which chronicles those who live the tiny-house life. The chalet, he said, was sitting on a trailer &ldquo;in a lovely field in Lummi Island, Washington State, on my parents&rsquo; property, which is where it lives when we are not around.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100062620/the-tiny-house-lover-s-guide-to-romance" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94360340/prototyping-tiny-house-design-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: Tiny House Design Workshop</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/103170947/interview-with-david-benjamin-creator-of-moma-ps1-s-hy-fi-mushroom-tower Interview with David Benjamin, creator of MoMA PS1's "Hy-Fi" Mushroom Tower Archinect 2014-07-01T14:18:00-04:00 >2014-07-03T11:33:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rz/rzww09fmif13163z.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"[...] In this project, we're using a living organism as a factory. So the living organism of mycellium, or hyphae, which is basically a mushroom root, basically makes our bricks for us. It grows our bricks in about five days with no energy required, almost no carbon emissions, and it's using basically waste&mdash; agricultural byproducts, chopped up cornstalks. This mushroom root fuses together this biomass and makes solid bricks which we can kind of tune to be different properties."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are a few more photos of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Hy-Fi</em></a>, the locally-sourced, virtually waste-less biostructure by <a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>, which just debuted in the courtyard of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u23i64f539jt0c8x.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/457s9irnlie021bb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbwot8udap283nyk.jpg"></p><p><em>Photos by</em><em> Andrew Nunes.</em></p><p>In the video below, David Benjamin talks with <a href="http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/hy-fi-the-livings-local-sustainable-10000-brick-mushroom-tower-at-moma-ps1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Creators Project</a> about building the structure from&nbsp;agricultural waste and mushroom root, MOMA PS1's interest in sustainability, and how the Hy-Fi could revolutionize waste-less architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102803156/how-to-pull-off-a-final-exhibition-for-hundreds-of-architecture-students How to pull off a final exhibition for hundreds of architecture students Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-26T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:00:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l11crj1l93618pg7.jpg" width="514" height="538" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How do you put together an exhibition of over sixty studios at once, including final reviews, for an entire architecture school? With the help of many devoted administrators. Often working behind the scenes and in conjunction with the Deans of schools, administrators like USC's Gail Peter Borden help design and implement final-year shows such as Blue Tape, the architecture school's massive end-of-year exhibition.</p><p>Archinect was <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on the ground at 2014's Blue Tape</a>&nbsp;this past May, and aside from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100072910/on-the-ground-usc-blue-tape-showcases-student-work-as-barometer-of-california-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talking with Dean Quingyun Ma</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100944428/1st-year-goals-and-final-crit-anxieties-a-few-words-from-usc-architecture-students" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">checking in with a few first years</a>, I sat down with Gail Borden,&nbsp;Discipline Head of Architecture and Director of Graduate Architecture Programs at USC,&nbsp;to talk about how Blue Tape got started.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102726807/bracket-takes-action-submissions-selected-and-new-website-launches Bracket [takes action]: submissions selected and new website launches! Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-26T17:01:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:38:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/05/05kznvyyjy1lqoiq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>[takes action]</em>&nbsp;is the fourth issue from <strong><a href="http://brkt.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bracket</a></strong>,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Archinect's collaborative publication with <a href="http://infranetlab.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">InfraNet Lab</a>.&nbsp;Edited by a diverse collection of professionals from the intersecting worlds of architecture, environment, and digital culture, <strong>Bracket</strong>'s content is sourced from an open-call for submissions.</p><p><strong>Bracket</strong> <em>[takes action]</em> asks: What are the collective projects in the public realm to act on?</p><p>How have recent design projects incited political or social action? How can design catalyze a public, as well as forums for that public to act? What is the role of spatial practice to instigate or resist public actions? Bracket 4 provokes spatial practice&rsquo;s potential to incite and respond to action today.</p><p>Peruse the selected entries (on the <a href="http://brkt.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brand new website</a><a href="http://brkt.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">!</a>):&nbsp;<a href="http://brkt.org/issue/content/13/bracket-takes-action/all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bracket</strong>&nbsp;<em>[takes action]</em></a></p><p>The <a href="https://brkt.org/issue/jury/13/bracket-takes-action/16/neeraj-bhatia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jury</a> included:</p><ul><li>Pier Vittorio Aureli, founding partner of Dogma,&nbsp;teaches at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/298/architectural-association-school-of-architecture-aa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AA School of Architecture in London</a> and is visiting professor at <a href="http://archinect.com/yale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale University</a>.</li><li>Vishaan Chakrabarti,&nbsp;Principal at&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/SHoP" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>.</em></li><li>Adam Green...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/102646363/koolhaas-guides-viewers-through-bustling-lagos-in-this-interactive-documentary Koolhaas guides viewers through bustling Lagos in this interactive documentary Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-24T18:51:00-04:00 >2014-07-02T19:19:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xo53qs2fdr8s93d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The documentary <em><a href="http://www.submarine.nl/#!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lagos Wide and Close - An Interactive Journey into an Exploding City</a></em><a href="http://www.submarine.nl/#!/project/lagos-wide-and-close-web/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>,</em></a>&nbsp;arose from Rem Koolhaas' 2001 visit to Lagos, Nigeria with filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak, hoping to document a phase in one of Africa's fastest growing cities. The doc's unique direction allows viewers to switch between two video and three audio channels in realtime, mixing and matching different perspectives on the city. At once documenting Lagos from the personal perspective of bus driver Olawole Busayo ("Close"), and an aerial urban view ("Wide"), the interactive piece samples from Busayo's daily journey, interviews with Lagos' citizens, and comments by Koolhaas.</p><p>After visiting in 2001, Koolhaas continued to research Lagos throughout the early 'aughts with the Project on the City at Harvard's GSD, leading to the interactive documentary's release on DVD in 2004. The film is now <a href="http://lagos.submarinechannel.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available to experience online</a>, where viewers can take full advantage of the multi-modal storytelling, and flip through ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102190685/archinect-rounds-up-critical-reactions-to-koolhaas-biennale Archinect rounds up critical reactions to Koolhaas' biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-19T11:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:12:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9vgex3jicofo8lwt.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's Venice Biennale of Architecture, curated by Rem Koolhaas, officially opened on June 7, under the theme "Fundamentals". The deluge of criticism and reporting coming out of the Biennale will surely continue until it closes November 23, but so far reactions from the architectural journalism community seem pretty consistent. Critics seem at once relieved that the biennale is not given away to preening and doting upon architectural personalities, but instead focused on "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/66227111/rem-koolhaas-announces-fundamentals-to-be-2014-s-venice-biennale-theme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture, not architects</a>", as per Koolhaas' design. The flip-side of this could be seen as replacing objects of starchitectural value with a too-safe generalism, imbued with the self-importance of Koolhaas' cult of personality. Responses seem largely concerned with interpreting the man at the same time as his Biennale, rather than investigating the interplay of national pavilions' personalities under a unifying theme. But we've got many months to go, and this is only the beginning.</p><p>But with the sheer mass o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102175405/22-questions-for-stanley-tigerman 22 Questions for Stanley Tigerman Archinect 2014-06-18T15:23:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T22:15:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/77509e05a05569b4dec206bc26f77a10.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The salty 83-year-old architecture star on his loves (green design), his hates (the IBM building&rsquo;s redo), and winning the AIA&rsquo;s lifetime achievement award.</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/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale Daniel Libeskind on drawing; the forgotten Fundamental in Rem's Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T13:52:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jeoaz2j6xj4qiooe.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture, in the latest short film from Chicago-based&nbsp;creative agency, <a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>. Shot at Libeskind's "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>"&nbsp;pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the quick interview reflects on Libeskind's attention to drawing throughout his career, and the potentials it holds for architecture's future.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99427850/the-ny-times-interviews-architecture-critic-witold-rybczynski The NY Times interviews architecture critic Witold Rybczynski Archinect 2014-05-08T18:17:00-04:00 >2014-05-13T22:59:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/26f399d96a5e691f74551362b21f8208.jpg" width="495" height="744" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His writing has a patient, deliberate quality that is rare at a moment when the dominant medium of architectural discourse is Twitter. Perhaps this is why Mr. Rybczynski, despite himself, is suddenly all the rage.</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/99370499/oren-safdie-s-play-false-solution-finishes-up-its-3-week-run-this-weekend-in-santa-monica Oren Safdie's play "False Solution" finishes up its 3-week run this weekend in Santa Monica Paul Petrunia 2014-05-07T17:36:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T19:08:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/ac57z2y5qtwwv0xd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Oren Safdie, architecture-turned-playwright (and son of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106501/safdie-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie</a>), has taken his play <em>False Solution</em> to Santa Monica, after a run in NYC last year. <em>False Solution</em>, Safdie's 3rd architecture-themed play, following <em>Private Jokes, Public Places</em> and <em>The Bilbao Effect</em>, follows German-Jewish architect Anton Seligman (played by Daniel J. Travanti) as he designs a new Holocaust museum in Poland. Linda Johansson (played by Amanda Saunders), a first-year architecture student, brings sexual tension as she challenges his work.</p><p>I met up with Oren at his home in Venice Beach to talk about his work as a playwright. You can listen to our conversation below...</p><p></p><p>I also had a chance to record a read-through between leads Daniel J. Travanti, whom you may recognize as <a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_j-pai0nBU0/TtMCKtfvEII/AAAAAAAABUM/E8W3wYGgEvo/s1600/Actor-Daniel-J-Travanti-receives-Emmy-Award-as-Outstanding-Lead-Actor-in-Hill-Street-Blues_8.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the captain from <em>Hill Street Blues</em>,</a> and Amanda Saunders.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/588251" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tickets to False Solution can still be purchased for the final four performances this Thursday to Sunday.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98438242/inga-saffron-it-s-not-just-architecture-it-s-city-life-criticism Inga Saffron: It's not just architecture, it's city life criticism Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T09:58:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4b43ee5cb773103de6c59f515b2e1102.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Inga Saffron, who writes the "Changing Skyline" column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism this week. She talks with Dave Heller about the state of criticism today, and the changing attitudes towards cities.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inquirer's architecture critic Inga Saffron wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction An interview with man behind the “Stealing Banksy?” auction Alexander Walter 2014-04-18T14:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T17:16:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4c/4c0b54bf777ef6a1b997a07e37340276.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Next week in London, The Sincura Group will be holding a similar auction of street pieces formally by Banksy. That&rsquo;s the same company that last year successfully sold the Banksy &ldquo;Slave Labour&rdquo; wall at auction for just over $1 million. They&rsquo;ve titled their auction Stealing Banksy? and it will include approximately 18 works, at least 7 of which are street pieces formally by Banksy that have been removed from their original locations, some of them specifically removed for this sale.</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/98163968/frank-gehry-about-his-battersea-power-station-project-norman-foster-mark-zuckerberg Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:44:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2ceedeea9c98fa8ff50f74067b9078b1.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He&rsquo;s waited until his ninth decade, but Frank Gehry is turning his attention to the London skyline, starting with Battersea Power Station, where he will draw on the capital&rsquo;s sweeping crescents and stucco terraces as part of its &pound;8bn redevelopment. He tells Harry Mount about courting controversy, banter with Norman Foster and working for Mark Zuckerberg</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/98088984/our-cubicles-ourselves-how-the-modern-office-shapes-american-life Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:38:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3f7d30dfedb18fb895ac37f81ac071e.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>And hierarchies don&rsquo;t disappear when you place everyone at a communal table or &ldquo;superdesk&rdquo;; they persist in more subtle modes of workplace interaction. I suspect that people thrown into open plans might even miss their cubicles. And there are features of cubicles&mdash;such as the need to partition wide spaces&mdash;that I suspect will continue to be useful and never go away; these needs precede the invention of the cubicle itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more about the development of the American workplace in Archinect's feature article, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87376636/aftershock-2-serendipity-machines-and-the-future-of-workplace-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Aftershock #2: "Serendipity Machines" and the Future of Workplace Design</em></a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97028301/sjors-de-vries-on-next-level-city-making-in-the-netherlands Sjors De Vries On Next-Level City-Making In The Netherlands Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T11:50:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/dd4d604fd21389e14a4666a723467a37.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sjors de Vries is a Dutch urban planner and founder of RUIMTEVOLK (&lsquo;Space People&rsquo;), a leading online discussion platform about planning and urbanism in the Netherlands. We spoke with him about the current state of planning in the Netherlands, the best ways to upscale cute and small initiatives to make them serious improvements to the city, about the power of online media in city-making and the role of their platform.</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/93889324/nyt-podcast-cities-of-the-present-cities-of-the-future NYT Podcast: Cities of the Present, Cities of the Future Alexander Walter 2014-02-19T15:54:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:27:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/02/026ef248c1f08d47666adb7923f7a79b.jpg" width="514" height="154" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What have we learned so far about how cities function &mdash; and how they don&rsquo;t? What is the role of that most symbolic of city features, the skyscraper? And is it possible to &ldquo;break&rdquo; a city? Five experts offered their perspectives on the use of data to solve urban problems, the ways in which the skyscraper is venerated and misused, and their best guesses on what the cities of the future might look like.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For his NYT Science Times Podcast, Jeffery DelViscio sits down with SOM structural engineer William F. Baker; architect and IIT architecture dean Wiel Arets; University of Chicago associate professor Virginia Parks; Columbia University professor Saskia Sassen; and Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat executive director Antony Wood to discuss "The Future Skyline."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91298445/interview-with-ai-weiwei-my-virtual-life-has-become-my-real-life Interview with Ai Weiwei: 'My Virtual Life Has Become My Real Life' Alexander Walter 2014-01-15T14:11:00-05:00 >2014-01-15T17:01:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j60q4d89p1mtmocn.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a SPIEGEL interview, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, 56, discusses how the authorities monitor his movements in sometimes bizarre detail and the feud with the government in Beijing that has kept him from being allowed to leave the country for three years now.</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/90068035/john-edwards-lecture-2013-peter-marino-in-conversation-with-marc-jacobs John Edwards Lecture 2013: Peter Marino in conversation with Marc Jacobs Archinect 2013-12-30T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:29:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xj73dk3ij6daq0e.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2013 edition of The AF&rsquo;s annual headline event and trans-disciplinary dialogue presented New York-based architect Peter Marino in conversation with fashion designer Marc Jacobs. The event, which took place at Tate Modern&rsquo;s Starr Auditorium, was chaired by Penny Martin, editor in chief, The Gentlewoman explored the territories of fashion and architecture and the space in which these two art forms interlink.</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/89832049/knowing-kuma Knowing Kuma Archinect 2013-12-27T13:35:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T18:57:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lt/ltpo8oesdts6w5p2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Starting from small things", motto of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, we begin to grasp the view of a man's goal to "recover the traditional Japanese building." From philosophy of nature and materiality to personal taste in film and music, Kuma travels to San Diego to share his influences and insight on the world of architecture with design students from Woodbury School of Architecture.</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/87932929/interview-frank-gehry Interview: Frank Gehry Archinect 2013-12-02T19:46:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T19:55:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/26/264ab4f0b9b589c1e656b1b350b8c129.jpg" width="514" height="232" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He is grouchy, says a man who knows Frank Gehry well, when I ask him what to expect of my meeting with the architect. Grouchy, but sweet. I bear those words in mind as I am introduced to Gehry in the office of his Los Angeles studio, and explain in a super-polite way my role as the FT&rsquo;s arts writer.</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>