Archinect - News 2015-11-28T15:28:25-05:00 Oana Stanescu, the architect behind Kanye's volcano, talks to NY Times about pushing design boundaries via pop culture Justine Testado 2015-08-06T18:45:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a serious architect who has designed public housing in Dallas and a bridge in Slovenia, it may come as a surprise that Oana Stanescu&rsquo;s best-known work is a 50-foot-high volcano that Kanye West ascended onstage during his grandiose Yeezus tour...Along with Dong-Ping Wong, her partner in the West Village architectural firm Family, Ms. Stanescu is making a name for herself in design circles for her ability to merge pop culture with utilitarian design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more Family on Archinect, you can check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oana's archived Archinect School Blog</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+POOL</a>, and the firm's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other cool projects</a>.</p> Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect inaugurated a new interview series <strong>The Deans List</strong>. For the first installment, Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Gissen, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco</a>.<br><br> Reflecting on current trends and his own interests for the future of architectural education he reflects "<em>I&nbsp; think lots of architecture schools are interested in working with cities, and with centers of power like a municipal office &ndash; some powerful agent that has the ability to transform and legislate the shape of the city. It&rsquo;s an exciting thing for architecture students to be involved in those forms of power</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center by Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>.&nbsp;A somewhat temporary project with limited programmatic needs resulted in "<em>a five-story volume pierced (quite literally) and interconnected by an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric.&nbsp; The renovation creates an entirely new identity and is suggestive of the modern ...</em></p> OMA Designs a Pyramid for Kanye West Archinect 2012-05-28T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T11:24:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of Kanye West's debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West's creative team, Donda.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>