Archinect - News 2016-05-29T03:44:57-04:00 Denver is “Baroque-a-colas” and “CAD-itecture” galore Justine Testado 2016-04-20T16:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:04:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Donald Trump were a building, he&rsquo;d be Baroque-a-cola: It&rsquo;s bombastic, pretentious, clumsy, tacky and absolutely over the top, just like he is. Most Baroque-a-cola structures are in the form of showy townhouses or McMansions, but downtown Denver has been unlucky enough to have witnessed the erection of several high-rises of the type...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Denver does have its historic architectural gems, but several recent developments in the city have been dull, if not straight-up hideous (What's with all the random patches of brick?). Writer Michael Paglia dives into Denver's &ldquo;sea of awful architecture&rdquo; and lists the city's &ldquo;Hateful Eight&rdquo; buildings.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Denver is failing at Good Design</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Sheppard calls downtown Denver's new housing developments "meaningless, uninspiring"</a></p> 300-mile wall "proposed" for the Bay Area to exile Burning Man festivalgoers, forever Justine Testado 2015-08-07T18:26:00-04:00 >2015-08-11T12:47:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Comedy troupe <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultivated Wit</a> takes a humorous jab at megaprojects, outlandish crowdsourcing, and how much San Franciscans loathe Burning Man in a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cheeky mock campaign</a> that would support the construction of a 300-mile wall around the Bay Area to keep Burners out, forever. And all at a reasonable cost of $7 billion. Set up like a Kickstarter page, Cultivated Wit's MegaGoGo &mdash; "the funding platform for large-scale infrastructure"&mdash; is complete with those much-needed backer rewards and a satirical campaign video.</p><p>The host of the campaign video details the world-changing benefits of a Burner-wall: "We can make a whole new way of life, as long as we just adhere to a couple principles, like inclusion. If this project is anything, it's about bringing people together &mdash; together to lock people out...We've got to be mindful of the environment. That's why we can't leave a single trace, aside from the giant wall."</p><p>You can check out the entire video below.</p><p></p><p>h/t <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Famous architects flipping the bird Archinect 2014-10-28T13:44:00-04:00 >2014-12-08T18:53:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It was just a matter of time before this Tumblr emerged... feeding off the buzz of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry losing his cool</a> the other day, "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Supporting Frank Owen Gehry</a>"</p> US student is rescued from giant vagina sculpture in Germany Archinect 2014-06-23T13:37:00-04:00 >2014-06-23T19:13:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="675" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Friday afternoon, a young American in T&uuml;bingen had to be rescued by 22 firefighters after getting trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina. The Chac&aacute;n-Pi (Making Love) artwork by the Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara has been outside T&uuml;bingen University's institute for microbiology and virology since 2001 and had previously mainly attracted juvenile sniggers rather than adventurous explorers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> New Trump City Nam Henderson 2014-06-18T21:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-19T00:00:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I got to say Chicago I think this is on you. Did you not think Donald Trump was going to put his name on the building you let him build? It's what he does. Have you been to New York? Or, as you'd think it would be called from the buildings, 'New Trump City'"</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last night, John Stewart weighed in on the clash between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and&nbsp;&nbsp;Donald Trump.</p><p></p> If We Talked About Architecture Like We Talk About Writing Archinect 2014-05-14T13:45:00-04:00 >2014-05-20T20:06:57-04:00 <img src="" width="175" height="150" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Where do you get your ideas for buildings?&rdquo; &ldquo;Oh, I could never do what you do &mdash; you know, get up in the morning and go to my job and do my job there.&rdquo; &ldquo;Sometimes I feel like I have a building in me.&rdquo; &ldquo;What&rsquo;s your favorite building to re-look at?&rdquo; &ldquo;Oh, I&rsquo;d love to design an office complex, but I&rsquo;m just so busy.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Everyone’s an architect: 11 jobs common only in romantic comedies Archinect 2014-02-10T21:05:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:31:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lonely male architects star in The Lake House (Keanu Reeves), The Last Kiss (Zach Braff), Three To Tango (Matthew Perry), Sleepless In Seattle (Tom Hanks), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Luke Wilson), Love Actually (Liam Neeson), Just Like Heaven (Mark Ruffalo), and It&rsquo;s Complicated (Steve Martin)&mdash;apparently, architecture is a good cipher for &ldquo;sensitive, but not girly.&rdquo; Few of those men ever worry about the job market...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ten new year's resolutions for architects in 2014 Archinect 2014-01-10T12:07:00-05:00 >2014-01-10T14:35:35-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Remember that buildings shouldn't burn things, windows should let in light and copying others is fine &ndash; but just try not to annoy the skateboarders</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Eco-Porn Competition results expose the sassy side of green architecture Justine Testado 2013-12-20T14:29:00-05:00 >2015-02-07T14:04:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="797" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Participants in Reality Cues' cheeky Eco-Porn Competition got to have some fun with the green architecture trend. But since there weren't enough submissions to go through with the full judging process, only Honorable Mentions were given.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here's a handful of the entries that piqued our interest:<br><br><strong>Floramorphism: Bloominating Inorganic Objects by BanG studio &ndash; Babak Bryan &amp; Henry Grosman</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>If Robert Moses had his way in 1941&hellip; by Ida Tam</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Tower of Babel by Feliks Bochenek</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><strong>The Green Roof Trope by Eric Karasek</strong><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Zaha Hadid Says Al Wakrah World Cup Stadium Doesn't Resemble Vagina Archinect 2013-11-25T12:05:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T17:45:31-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Zaha Hadid, the world&rsquo;s best-known female architect, is none too pleased with critics like Jon Stewart, who have mocked her Al Wakrah Stadium&mdash;designed with AECOM for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar&mdash;and likened her to the &ldquo;Georgia O&rsquo;Keeffe of things you can walk inside.&rdquo; &ldquo;It&rsquo;s really embarrassing that they come up with nonsense like this,&rdquo; Hadid tells TIME exclusively. &ldquo;What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That&rsquo;s ridiculous.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha's "f**kable buildings"</a></p> Penis church, vagina stadium: Can genital-shaped architecture really be accidental? Archinect 2013-11-23T12:00:00-05:00 >2013-11-23T17:07:34-05:00 <img src="" width="354" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Sometimes,&rdquo; wrote Charles Lindbergh in his 1953 flight memoir, The Spirit of St. Louis, &ldquo;the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see.&rdquo; And sometimes, it looks like a bunch of genitals.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Recently: <a href="" target="_blank">Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha's "f**kable buildings"</a></p> 15 Mid-Century Modern Dream Homes that will Kill Your Children Archinect 2013-04-08T13:36:00-04:00 >2013-04-15T22:55:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Do you know what I love more? My children. And that is why I will never live in my MCM dream home. Because mid-century modern architecture is designed to KILL YOUR CHILDREN. (Also, moderately clumsy or drunk adults).</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em>Red arrows show the direction of travel of children&rsquo;s bodies</em></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em>It is pretty certain that none of these children reached adulthood intact.</em></p> Cutty Sark wins award as worst new building in Britain Archinect 2012-09-13T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-20T14:33:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architects, Grimshaw, have taken something delicate and beautiful and surrounded it with a building that looks like a 1980s bus station. Clumsy and ineptly detailed, their new glass greenhouse around the Cutty Sark totally ruins her thrilling lines, obscures much of her exquisite gilding and cynically forces anyone who actually wants to see her to pay their &pound;12 and go inside.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ask The Concept Of Phenomenology In Architecture As Developed By The Norwegian Theorist Christian Norberg-Schulz Archinect 2012-06-12T13:46:00-04:00 >2012-06-12T13:48:42-04:00 <img src="" width="257" height="244" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture (insofar as architecture is an art) should contain within it the potential for the revelation of that which is unknown. Changes in our physical environment, particularly in the structure of our cities following the Second World War, have resulted in a loss of a sense of place, as well as a subsequent "empty space" within our perceived experience of our world. This can only be remedied by a renewed sense of human settlements as urban foci...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Onion has an advice columnist! Found via Archinect member <i>The Great Northern</i> in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this discussion thread</a>.</p> Secret features of Apple's new headquarters. Paul Petrunia 2011-06-13T12:05:20-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="604" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One ring to rule them all</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>