Archinect - News 2014-10-22T23:16:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/86603384/get-lectured-princeton-fall-13 Get Lectured: Princeton Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-11-15T13:41:00-05:00 >2014-09-18T18:45:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awshgk75wmo882wj.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p><p><br>Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. <strong>UPDATE</strong>: We've begun adding international schools!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Although the Fall '13 term will wrap up soon for many schools, we'll still post some select posters and lecture series worth checking out.</p><p>Our featured poster of the day comes from the <strong>Princeton University School of Architecture</strong>. The "Rarefied" series still has two more lectures for the fall term. Each Wednesday session will present debates between speakers, Princeton SoA faculty, and select graduate students as they discuss different modalities of "Rarefied" architecture -- described in the shortened summary below:</p><p>"Princeton School of Architecture will hold a series of lectures and public debates about the aesthetics of the Rarefied: what is the architecture that grows in a resource-depleted environment? Rarefied aims t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81473658/editor-s-picks-332 Editor's Picks #332 Nam Henderson 2013-09-10T11:11:00-04:00 >2013-09-12T05:07:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r0/r03r5pyd33uysuet.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce penned a remembrance to his friend architect Larry Totah, titled Slow Weather of Architecture. Therein he describes "The House"...overlooking Pacific Ocean rather edgewise and build like a long drawing depicting a horizontally composed architecture. The fog, roof and the walls are more of Chumash hiring Hopi to build on their mountains for few exquisite basket full of shellfish to adorn the wedding dresses in Hopi villages like the ones a Don Juan dreamed of, a fair exchange"...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bp/bpt69fg49nihb367.jpg"></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;interviewed architectural photographer Bilyana Dimitrova, formerly Metropolis Magazine&rsquo;s photo editor. The two discussed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/79627034/architecture-photography-in-the-21st-century-interview-with-bilyana-dimitrova" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Photography in the 21st Century</a> ahead of the exhibition '<a href="http://architecture.woodbury.edu/jsi/?portfolio=beyond-the-assignment-defining-photographs-of-art-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond the Assignment: Defining Photographs of Architecture and Design</a>'&nbsp;which will be presented by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University, October 5 - November 1, 2013.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xr/xr5ni4zco9rxbyar.jpg"></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;penned a remembrance to his friend architect Larry Totah, titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81002757/slow-weather-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slow Weather of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;Therein he describes "<strong>The House</strong>" which "<em>continuously frames and de-frames itself in three or four sets of axis minded passages. In the front, overlooking Pacific Ocean rather edgewise and build like a long drawing depicting a horizontally composed architecture. The fog, roof and the walls are more of Chumash hiring Hopi to build on their mountains for few exquisite basket full of shellfish to adorn the wedding dresses in Hopi villages like the ones a Don Juan dreamed of, a fair ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64969575/the-blind-design-paradox The Blind Design Paradox Anna Johnson 2013-01-07T00:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T00:34:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b0/b0p6t7oqb0ipfhnd.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Those outside the design industry may often wonder what makes for good architectural design. Most laypeople would say good design is aesthetically pleasing and unique, but their assessment would likely end there.</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/50228380/on-the-aesthetic-potential-of-sustainability On the Aesthetic Potential of Sustainability Places Journal 2012-06-04T13:45:00-04:00 >2012-06-04T16:59:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8z/8zxtuqply5blj6n7.jpg" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>So, to re-pose the question: what is the radical aesthetic consequence of the cultural desire for sustainable performance? Is it something that expresses itself in a set of formal rules, like the Modern response to the development of the steel frame? Or is it something &mdash; because it is essentially about performance &mdash; requiring entirely different means to fruition? Well, as with uncharted territory: here there be dragons.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In his latest essay for Places, David Heymann asks, "What is the 'radical aesthetic potential of sustainable design?" Drawing on examples from Leonardo to Duchamp to Peter Zumthor, Heymann explores the still unmet challenge &mdash; the "uncharted territory" &mdash; of developing a new aesthetic ideal inspired by the evolving technologies of sustainability.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/49487311/editor-s-picks-266 Editor's Picks #266 Nam Henderson 2012-05-28T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T19:08:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/slc6yfp71ek1j946.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center, Alexander Maymind argued the center's "grid-based diagrams instantiate disestablishment effects[2]...hinge on a particular aesthetic reading of architectural ugliness." 18x32 responded "I like where you've gone with the 'Ugly' here, but I don't think this building offers the best example. Nothing about Wexner is viscerally repellant, abhorrent or disgusting."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1972948/alexander-maymind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Maymind</a> shared his essay&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/49090085/still-ugly-after-all-these-years-a-close-reading-of-peter-eisenman-s-wexner-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center</a>,&nbsp;recently published&nbsp; in <a href="http://onetwelveksa.com/2012/04/27/issue-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One: Twelve Issue 4, April 2012</a>.&nbsp;Therein he begins by suggesting how the center's "<em>grid-based diagrams instantiate disestablishment effects[2] related to the aims of a contemporary art institution sited in a traditional neoclassical campus plan. These effects; critical, discursive and haptic, hinge on a particular aesthetic reading of architectural ugliness.</em>"</p> <p> <strong>18x32 </strong>responded "<em>I like where you've gone with the 'Ugly' here, but I don't think this building offers the best example. Nothing about Wexner is viscerally repellant, abhorrent or disgusting. Everything is too clean, too precise, too clinical, too withdrawn, too intentional to be grotesque. The 'Uncanny' might be a more accurate descriptor and be more in line with Eisenman's own position (see, for example, his comments on Moneo's Town Hall in Logro&ntilde;o in discussion with Christopher Al...</em></p>