Archinect - News 2014-10-23T13:17:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110795718/win-a-copy-of-writing-architecture-a-practical-guide-to-sharpening-your-architecture-writing-skills Win a copy of "Writing Architecture", a practical guide to sharpening your architecture writing skills Justine Testado 2014-10-10T13:01:00-04:00 >2014-10-17T21:08:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eu/eu9ifc6r4dzdbina.jpg" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As we know, having the ability to communicate ideas behind an architectural design is crucial in the architectural profession. But perhaps what's more important is knowing how to write about architecture in a way that is accessible and appealing to non-architectural folks as well, considering that the built environment plays a significant part in shaping people's everyday experiences.</p><p>In relation to this, Yale University lecturer and practitioner Carter Wiseman discusses the process, techniques, and the value of architecture writing in his book, "Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication About the Built Environment" recently published by <a href="http://tupress.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trinity University Press</a>.</p><p>If you're eager to get your hands on a copy, now is your chance. Archinect is giving away <strong>five </strong>copies of the book to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> <strong>In the comment section below, tell us your biggest struggle in writing about architecture. Giveaway ends on October 17, 2014.&nbsp;Five winners will be selecte...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99765698/if-we-talked-about-architecture-like-we-talk-about-writing 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6b/6bd4e42bc77309bbd6cb33ed87dd1b60.jpg" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98493806/the-space-of-poetry-exhibition-in-boston-examines-the-built-environment-of-poetry “The Space of Poetry” exhibition in Boston examines the built environment of poetry Justine Testado 2014-04-22T13:25:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:50:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/93/93jhnhsoczaq2d09.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who knew that architecture could let you perceive poetry in a new angle or two. Currently at Boston Architectural College's 951 Boylston Street Building until May 1, "The Space of Poetry" exhibition reveals the intricate ties between the written art form and architectural history, theory, and design &mdash; all by Cara Armstrong, a trained architect and poet who works as an educator, writer, and illustrator.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As an exhibition extra, the gallery is inviting everyone to a free talk on April 30 at 5 p.m. We can be sure this won't be like your typical poetry analysis class.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvn23ncvai87gk2x.jpg"></p><p>"The exhibition delves into the space of poetry by bringing it together with architecture history, theory and design, encouraging viewers to look critically at poetic construction and promoting a more evocative understanding of architecture and writing...</p><p>Using the lens of architecture and art, [Armstrong] visually considers story, structure, music, and imagination as building blocks. Then, through architectural analysis techniques such as solid/void analysis and diagramming, she translates individual poems into a set of spatial relationships that becomes art in its own right. This allows the work of poets such as John Donne, Jean Valentine, and Jane Mead to converse across time and brings to light similarities in form, structure, and meaning."</p><p>Find more details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_space_of_poetry_exhibition_in_boston_examines_the_built_environmen1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71432956/art-architecture-critic-philip-kennicott-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism Art/Architecture critic Philip Kennicott wins Pulitzer Prize for criticism Archinect 2013-04-17T19:42:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T19:18:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9e6d67674852c9a48d8179d6af412511.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kennicott&rsquo;s entry included several pieces published in the Style section last year. One was a review in June of an exhibit of creations by the architect Kevin Roche at the National Building Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Assessing Roche&rsquo;s work, Kennicott wrote, &ldquo;In the end, Roche&rsquo;s reputation will rise or fall depending on what becomes of the corporate world he served. If the end of corporate America is a dystopian hell of environmental catastrophe, vast economic inequity and social instability, the corporate architects of our age will not be remembered fondly. But if our age yields to a better one, just as the tyrannies and kleptocracies of past centuries sometimes yielded (perhaps temporarily) to more enlightened, democratic societies, then Roche&rsquo;s work might have the charm of baroque palaces, Egyptian pyramids and Parisian avenues.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/40110824/why-don-t-we-read-about-architecture Why Don’t We Read About Architecture? anthony dong 2012-03-03T09:28:00-05:00 >2012-03-07T17:15:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o06a59dg28rv0dtz.jpg" width="427" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Buildings are discussed &mdash; indeed aspects of them obsessed upon &mdash; but almost exclusively in the context of economics. This building went over budget, that surplus of houses led to the foreclosure crisis, that condo broke the record for residential real estate, etc. To the layman, then, architecture is conveyed as little more than something that costs a lot and causes a lot of grief, rather than something with the potential to enhance our daily lives.</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/12362460/new-york-times-names-michael-kimmelman-to-be-new-architecture-critic New York Times names Michael Kimmelman to be new architecture critic Paul Petrunia 2011-07-06T00:04:49-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z31526grxeji5hag.jpg" width="292" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>New York Times&nbsp;art critic and "Abroad" columnist&nbsp;Michael Kimmelman will become the paper's&nbsp;new&nbsp;architecture critic, the Times&nbsp;is announcing today.</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/12331233/the-westward-moving-house-a-classic-revisited The Westward-Moving House: A classic revisited Paul Petrunia 2011-07-05T17:47:02-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d739eb8a457395808682ecda088e85ae.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three hundred years ago one Nehemiah Tinkham, with wife Submit Tinkham and six children, landed on the shores of New England to establish a home in the wilderness.</p></em><br /><br /><p> DesignObserver has just republished J.B. Jackson's classic essay "The Westward-Moving House," originally published in Landscape in 1953, which traces the evolution of the American house over three centuries and across the continent. Geographer Paul F. Starrs and photographer Peter Goin at the University of Nevada, Reno, have purchased the archive of Landscape and plan to digitize the archive and make it fully accessible. Fewer than a dozen libraries have a full set of the magazine. Jackson's terrific essay "The Westward-Moving House" was last anthologized 15 years ago and is now out of print. DO will be following later this week with a contemporary riff, "The Eastward-Moving House," by architect David Heymann.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9803786/aj-writing-prize-alan-berman-on-what-makes-good-architectural-writing AJ Writing Prize: Alan Berman on what makes good architectural writing Paul Petrunia 2011-06-13T17:33:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pzp427zbc12z2tsc.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Historians today don&rsquo;t do history, but historiography. Each aims to better the last in range of content and extremes of references, in language increasingly esoteric and dense: a babble of self referential writing that addresses only others in the lodge. Architectural writing, prone to fashion like all else in the design professions, has followed.</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>