Archinect - News 2017-03-28T02:36:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149996834/editor-s-picks-465 Editor's Picks #465 Nam Henderson 2017-03-13T11:51:00-04:00 >2017-03-14T10:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ra/ra5i5wtzhjjbtfa5.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled an on-going project '<a href="http://http://archinect.com/features/article/149994216/decoding-gender-discrimination-in-design-with-qspace" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coded Plumbing</a>', by <a href="http://qspacearch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">QSPACE</a>, a "<em>queer architecture research organization</em>"&nbsp;which "<em>juxtaposes the language of these bills with the language of building codes, plumbing codes and best-practice standards, finding that design regulations parallel the binarism of these laws and ordinances&mdash;in other words, the assertion of strictly two, distinct and opposite gender identities. In the process, design enforces and materializes this binary in space, creating environments that are hostile to, or potentially unsafe for, certain bodies...The exhibitions engage the way gender norms are structured into seemingly apolitical building codes.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wy/wy2dhk08h9nj94o3.jpg"><strong>Non Sequitur</strong> noted <em>"I have a very large project for a very large client and they specifically asked for only toilet stalls... no urinals anywhere in the project. So, just walk into whatever room and all you see is 8 identical stall doors. Pick one and do your thing. Still have to label them M &amp; F for permit, but that's ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149994023/editor-s-picks-464 Editor's Picks #464 Nam Henderson 2017-02-27T09:39:00-05:00 >2017-02-27T10:10:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9y/9yh691izii94svta.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>, published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149990867/hgtv-theory-tiny-house-hunters-debt-resistors" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HGTV Theory: Tiny House Hunters, Debt Resistors</a>. Wherein he ponders&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>Are tiny homes the pots of today? Are tiny homeowners the Diogenes of the 21st century? Their lifestyle, a hyperbolic negation of some of the dominant values that define contemporary domesticity, draw attention to the absurdity of our normalcy.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2495108/emily-kemper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Kemper</a>&nbsp;couldn't help note&nbsp;"<em>This is the headiest article about tiny houses that I've ever read. &nbsp;I think a lot of the concepts presented by the author ring true, but I also think there's an easier way of saying 'tiny houses are gaining in popularity because houses are expensive and people don't have enough money'. &nbsp;&lt;--- Oh look, I just said it! &nbsp;Seriously though, tiny houses are fun. &nbsp;Thanks for the perspective.</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/alanruiz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alan Ruiz</a> explored the possibilities of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149990612/life-after-sundown-disco-architecture-in-the-global-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disco Architecture in the Global City</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The LA-based developer City Century filed a project application with the city planning department, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149991063/som-and-p-a-t-t-e-r-n-s-team-up-to-design-a-building-complex-for-dtla." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for a major new building complex design by SOM ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991325/editor-s-picks-463 Editor's Picks #463 Nam Henderson 2017-02-10T14:50:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T14:50:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tw/tw9z8p4ylep44v35.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149987675/small-studio-snapshots-milli-ns" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest</a> in the newish series, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korod</a>y chatted with Los Angeles-based studio <a href="http://www.millionsarchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MILLI&Oslash;NS</a>. <a href="http://archinect.com/dtelmore" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Elmore</a>&nbsp;felt "<em>these guys sound legit in their intentions and I'm looking forward to seeing what they produce in the future...The rest of the article is uncommonly decipherable for architects</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ma/magackflp4fnu9ri.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> went "<em>Looking for a picture that represents something related to the internet&rsquo; and ending up thinking &ldquo;about the desert.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/max-headroom-f-aia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Max Headroom, F.AIA</a> got excited "<em>the phrase 'last existing encrypted space&rsquo; is genius on many many levels. &nbsp;exciting work!</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rd/rdimhrko8n97hkua.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In an interview with NPR&rsquo;s MarketPlace Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988023/carl-bass-ceo-of-autodesk-on-why-computers-are-superior-to-human-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">explained</a> how computers are superior (in some things) to human designers.&nbsp;<strong>JamesJoist</strong> got serious</p><p>"<em>Spoken like true transhumanist scum; I often think AutoCAD was one of the worst things to happen to architecture.&rdquo; As you might expect the overall reception was poor</em>."</p><p>Reacting to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149988324/get-lectured-carnegie-mellon-university-spring-17" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">all-female lineup f...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149988489/editor-s-picks-462 Editor's Picks #462 Nam Henderson 2017-01-25T19:40:00-05:00 >2017-01-27T01:56:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x1/x1drnr3tckzb5oc3.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Carme Pin&oacute;s was <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149984821/how-to-inject-poetry-into-architecture-carme-pin-s-in-conversation-with-orhan-ayy-ce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">featured</a> in conversation with <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>. They talked about her belief that "<em>Responsibility gives us freedom</em>" as well as, the poetics of practice.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lh/lhh5rma3mn92oyla.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> penned <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149985944/the-exhibitionary-complex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Exhibitionary Complex</a>. Therein he makes reference to "<em>blood money</em>" and how a "<em>vast architecture of corporate relationships supports and enables the exhibition of architecture today.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8c/8c0rtmlj75ua5uxr.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149985442/more-than-half-of-architects-work-more-than-40-hours-a-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Newsflash</a>; Working overtime is a fact of life for US designers according to latest <a href="http://designcensus.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIGA Design Census</a>. <strong>3tk</strong> wasn&rsquo;t impressed "<em>Meh - so do a lot of other people...i feel architecture is not so bad in nyc. &nbsp;Our office is mostly under 50/wk, with half the senior PMs and most of the junior staff designers working 40</em>".&nbsp;<strong>Bulgar Blogger</strong> and others argued "<em>Its not how many hours you work, its how efficiently you work&hellip;.Yes- there are times when there are ambitious deadlines and presentations etc, but most of the time, if you have to work so much more overtime, you are either getting abused, or you are a terribly inef...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149986054/editor-s-picks-461 Editor's Picks #461 Nam Henderson 2017-01-12T12:08:00-05:00 >2017-01-12T21:33:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6a/6ao9e45poftbfoc7.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982626/michael-rotondi-opens-up-about-the-faith-propelling-his-life-and-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a>, a man of deeply-held spiritual convictions, about his spiritual practice and how it affects his architectural and educational practices.</p><p>To wit;</p><p>"<em>What you learn from the Buddhists, the Tibetan Buddhists in particular, is that you work on yourself first and foremost because the&nbsp;</em><em>healthier you are the healthier you are going to make everybody in your sphere of influence&hellip;.Most importantly for me, architecture is a pretext for the relationships that you can begin to construct and develop over time. Life is one architecture in my world...I see my role as an architect and the role that architecture has in the world is much different.</em>"</p><p>Some readers (<strong>Tim W</strong>) cautioned "<em>mentoring of students in muddy thinking early on</em>"&nbsp;questioning the practical utility of "<em>pseudoscience, spiritual mash-ups</em>". Most others, saw (at least) some value in an "<em>open mind</em>"&nbsp;or at least "<em>model agnosticism</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wv/wvs5akmad9qgv61b.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a> shared his thoughts on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149983483/no-particular-place-to-go-cuba-2016" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a visit to Cuba</a>. The trip inclu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149984082/editor-s-picks-460 Editor's Picks #460 Nam Henderson 2016-12-29T13:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-30T13:48:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8g/8gelghoacbc3q2hz.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In response to Archinect&rsquo;s December theme, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/848446/december-faith" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Faith</a>, Menis Arquitectos submitted a project of theirs from 2012, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982857/menis-arquitectos-use-local-building-techniques-to-create-a-sharp-edged-sacred-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Holy Redeemer Church</a>. Sited in Tenerife, the Church has a heavy, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/87928/brutalism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalist</a>-esque design and actually resulted in a new certified material (already in use for another project in Poland), "picado".&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile for the #48th edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> highlighted the fifth issue of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149982003/screen-print-48-lobby-investigates-faith-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOBBY</a>, the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London's publication. Which coincidentally, also was dedicated to the subject/topic of Faith.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5m/5mglo3njxem5c8pm.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><strong>gwharton</strong> editorialized "<em>Can we move all these events-listing articles out of News and into their own section on the site?</em>" <a href="http://archinect.com/everydayintern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Everyday Intern</a> agrees "<em>the site already has a section for events, <a href="http://archinect.com/events" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.com/events</a> ... not sure why it needs to be posted as news.</em>" Yet, <strong>friend</strong> countered "<em>personally like them in the news. i often forget to visit the events section or don't have the time to sort through all the bustler events, so ge...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149982651/editor-s-picks-459 Editor's Picks #459 Nam Henderson 2016-12-14T20:59:00-05:00 >2016-12-15T13:02:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/17/176pgtvv5f10m2h4.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Nicholas Korody&rsquo;s piece regarding this year's '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Homeless Studio</a>' (done in partnership with the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission) at USC, started quite a discussion.&nbsp;</p><p>Contra many commenters <strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> felt the design brief/work was a useful illustration of a "<em>both/and...</em>" approach aka the need to think <strong>tactically</strong> and <strong>strategically</strong>.</p><p>Deans/directors at schools across the country, were given <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149980717/deans-list-special-how-architecture-school-leaders-are-responding-to-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a chance to respond</a> to the election of Donald Trump. <strong>junegrant</strong> saw the initial batch of respondents as a missed opportunity "<em>why aren't the HBCU's included?...get out of your comfort zon</em>e".&nbsp;</p><p>Similarly,&nbsp;<strong>Gutschow</strong>&nbsp;questioned "<em>Did every Dean/Head in the US get this?...If not all schools, how did you select your list? &nbsp;It seems that if we are to confront the lack of inclusion, inequality...we should do so as a collective of all schools, on all sides of the discipline, not just the 1% brands that are represented so far in this piece</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Readers got a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980496/first-glimpse-of-foster-partners-and-rubio-arquitectura-s-museo-del-prado-expansion-scheme" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first glimpse</a> of Foster + Partners and Rubio Arqu...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981314/from-the-editors-our-favorite-projects-of-2016 From the editors: our favorite projects of 2016 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-05T18:00:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T23:44:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o3/o3tkofxl4kiqgqme.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Kicking off our celebration of all the great work that came out of 2016, we have some personal favorites from our writers and editors. We'll take the time to toast the prize-winners later, but for now, these are a few of the projects that we just loved from 2016:</p><p><strong>Julia Ingalls</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ts/tswbv7e60ow119fu.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149968710/the-architecture-of-grief-inside-oma-s-an-occupation-of-loss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>OMA's "An Occupation of Loss"</em></a></p><p>Big idea intangibles can often result in a pass/fail situation for architects; either they create something astonishing, or something astonishingly bad. OMA's attempt to tackle grief in this joint work with an artist provides the right mix of personal interactivity and procedure while simultaneously giving form and a kind of comfort to an experience we invariably all must tackle at some point.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ne/net94y7vuj0vlnru.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972561/steven-holl-s-visual-arts-building-opens-oct-7th-at-university-of-iowa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Steven Holl's University of Iowa Visual Arts Building</em></a></p><p>Steven Holl is one of my all-time favorites because his works usually always enhance qualities already present in the site. His mastery of natural light distinguishes him, and is on prominent display here: the entire building serves as a kind ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980957/editor-s-picks-458 Editor's Picks #458 Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T21:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T00:54:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bb6p4grtc39e244k.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149977368/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-in-conversation-with-denise-scott-brown-part-3-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 3:</a> focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7l9f6jnpxyfzyn23.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;wrote about Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade and how it <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976858/faulders-studio-s-wynwood-facade-highlights-street-art-in-miami-s-dynamic-parking-structure-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene</a>. While&nbsp;<a href="http://tp://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;really loved "<em>the drawing that shows the lines of the city crawling up to compose the facade&hellip;</em>" it seemed nonetheless a "<em>Nice idea and a beautiful drawing, but...post-rationalization.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s6w3bc7uqg19d8r.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The AIA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a statement on 2016 U.S. election results, indicating a willingness to cooperate with Trump to tackle pressing <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/21996-what-will-donald-trumps-presidency-mean-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a>.</p><p>Which caused a huge uproar. <strong>null pointer</strong> spoke for many "<em>I'm not renewing my AIA membership next year. Fuck both of these assholes.</em>"</p><p>Responding to the outcry, AIA came out with an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978583/aia-leaders-release-video-apology-for-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apology</a> (of sorts). Then tried <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979147/aia-ceo-and-president-issue-special-message-to-members-in-latest-response-to-notmyaia-debacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">again</a>.</p><p>Others like Bryan Lee (Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans and member of Nat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149977767/editor-s-picks-457 Editor's Picks #457 Nam Henderson 2016-11-10T10:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T21:05:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwjwp3hqoj4ezk0q.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI the latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149973238/working-out-of-the-box-emily-hunt-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Hunt Turner</a>, a Twin Cities-based architect, turned lawyer, turned restaurateur with an admirable social mission.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/kisha" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kisha Patterson</a> was impressed "<em>Hat's off to you sister! I've always believed that a solid &nbsp;architecture education isn't just about designing buildings but rather a project-based problem-solving curriculum with that somehow &nbsp;speaks to both the concrete challenges of our communities while retaining the blue-sky utopian vision it will take to make our world just and sustainable.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dd/ddl6pn0b65dcoigo.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976742/in-focus-sim-n-garc-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plus, Barcelona-based photographer Sim&oacute;n Garc&iacute;a, was placed </a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7b/7bo2hu9962meq3kz.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br>AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974373/architecture-billings-index-declines-further-reflecting-uncertainty-over-u-s-presidential-election" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issued a warning</a>, as the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) posted two consecutive months of a decline in demand for design services, for the first time since summer 2012.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cp/cp0rqrdu5xsenqd8.jpg"></p><p>While at the same time The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149974538/landscape-architecture-firms-report-decline-in-billable-hours-and-new-gigs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">found a decrease in billable hours and inquiries for n...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149974103/editor-s-picks-456 Editor's Picks #456 Nam Henderson 2016-10-18T12:09:00-04:00 >2016-10-19T12:04:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lffh0vbqlks06ckr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;talked with Denise Scott Brown about <em>Learning from Las Vegas</em>. To be published as three edited parts, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149970924/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-i-the-foundation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first</a> details her early biography and architectural influences.&nbsp;In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149971833/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-2-pedagogy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">part 2</a> she explains the unique pedagogical methods she pioneered, alongside <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/19781/robert-venturi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>I was applying urban planning pedagogy to architecture; teaching students to oscillate from analysis to synthesis in the design process, and to see their creativity as lying in both.</em>"</p><p>Part 3, TBD...</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/aaron-willette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Willette</a>&nbsp;continued the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/678152/matters-of-scale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matters of Scale</a> series, highlighting the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149972332/c-w-keller-the-family-run-fabricators-working-with-google-and-wework-discuss-the-art-of-streamlining-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">work of C.W. Keller + Associates</a>, an engineering and fabrication company who have worked with firms such as; Utile Architects, NADAA and Michael Maltzan Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sg/sgfl18p3c2oh2pta.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>R.I.P. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149972022/bing-thom-dies-at-age-75" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bing Thom</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/in/iniyvl1dnssqshwi.jpg"></p><p>Prison expert Isabel Hight made the case for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971130/why-the-design-of-prisons-matters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why the design of prisons matters</a>.&nbsp;<strong>vileradius</strong> noted (for anyone interested n this subject) the "<em>folks at CLOG did a pretty great book on this awhile back (</em><em><a href="http://clog-online.com/shop/clog-prisons" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://clog-online.com/shop/clog-prisons</a></em><em>/)</em>"</p><p>Reminiscing ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149971631/editor-s-picks-455 Editor's Picks #455 Nam Henderson 2016-10-03T09:09:00-04:00 >2016-10-03T13:46:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gv/gvatadkn3xz7sw75.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a> featured <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&rsquo;s&nbsp;interview with "The Wire" actor Bob Wisdom from <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149969903/screen-print-45-orhan-ayy-ce-interviews-the-wire-actor-bob-wisdom-for-la-forum-s-summer-issue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum's summer issue, in Screen/Print #45</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nr3bur3h0lewx0tv.jpg"></p><p>Therein, the two spoke of the show&rsquo;s depiction of race and crime in American cities, as well as the actor&rsquo;s own observations on east vs. west coast urbanisms.</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> reviewed &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future</a>&rsquo; an "<em>intimate, luscious documentary portrait of Eero Saarinen</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> was a&nbsp;bit surprisingly, "<em>Feeling, very very conflicted about this entire article and film, but I do very much want to see it. That said, Eliel is my favorite Saarinen. With great &nbsp;respect to Eero's incredible body of work, I just prefer Eliel's focus on craft.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>MoMA's chief curator of architecture and design, Martino Stierli, was on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969309/show-and-tell-moma-s-chief-curator-of-architecture-and-design-martino-stierli-on-one-to-one-38" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One-to-One #38</a>.&nbsp;<strong>LiMX</strong> was not impressed "<em>nothing he is saying is particularly interesting or doesn't sound half-hearted corporate speak. Generally zzzzzzz. Amelia seems more up on arch curation than he...Berg...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969640/editor-s-picks-454 Editor's Picks #454 Nam Henderson 2016-09-22T00:17:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T23:15:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7t/7t8d7jtnoqu34le9.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Responding to Brexit, <a href="http://archinect.com/EleanorMarshall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleanor Marshall</a>&nbsp;considered <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149967395/rip-to-the-eu-1973-2016-five-monumental-buildings-in-the-uk-by-european-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">five buildings designed by European architects working in the UK from 1973 until 2016</a>; the lifespan of the UK&rsquo;s membership of the European Union.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/an/an8alj3brvuo3ao6.jpg"></p><p>"<em>If in the next few years major change hinders the eclecticism that the UK currently has we may be left with the tedious offspring of New London Vernacular and not much else.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;looked at the example set by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964897/7-famous-architectural-dropouts-and-autodidacts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 famous architectural dropouts and autodidacts</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>&nbsp;quipped "<em>pales in comparison to the Harvard drop-out list</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>For those confused about the Guggenheim Helsinki <strong>discoverfinland</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149967436/finnish-government-pulls-funding-for-the-guggenheim-helsinki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">clarified</a> -</p><p>"<em>The whole project has been rejected twice. Helsinki locals are vocally opposed to it, about 60/40, local govt is opposed to it, and now it has been completely ruled out at a national level. Unfortunately, some of those who are in favour are also journalists, which leads to the international community thinking this is an actual issue. It isn't. In 2017 the reserve t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967107/editor-s-picks-453 Editor's Picks #453 Nam Henderson 2016-09-07T01:10:00-04:00 >2016-09-07T14:33:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pp/pp5z2ydnxcrhi67d.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;discussed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149965078/using-game-theory-to-fine-tune-architectural-diplomacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Using game theory to fine-tune architectural diplomacy</a>&nbsp;with architect Adam Tarr (founder of award-winning Mzo Tarr Architects).&nbsp;</p><p><strong>alexsenciuc</strong> was impressed "<em>From theory to practice, this is one of the most interesting ways to shape an architectural project. One could argue that shaping the brief leads to shaping the resulting architectural piece&hellip;</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zblinxp8838w4bam.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>&nbsp;published&nbsp;an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149966016/gaming-the-system-role-playing-spatial-and-political-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">essay</a> reflecting on using games and gaming to supplement other design tools.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec19xyhuam0ipvvg.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Metropolis Magazine reacted to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965070/famed-designer-jane-thompson-dies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> that famed designer Jane Thompson has passed away.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ju/juymn0mty0obe62o.jpg"></p><p>Archinect reported in from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965271/lacma-hosts-a-public-scoping-meeting-for-the-planned-zumthor-designed-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a LACMA&rsquo;s public scoping meeting</a>, for the planned Peter Zumthor designed building.</p><p>Contrary to some critics <strong>Vulture</strong> is "<em>a proponent of the Zumthor design. It has a sleek, mid-century modern boomerang feel to it, which I think pays homage to Southern Californian architectural history. I also think it's smart how the design references the shape and color of the landmark La Brea tar pits ne...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149964731/editor-s-picks-452 Editor's Picks #452 Nam Henderson 2016-08-23T12:42:00-04:00 >2016-08-23T21:10:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f0/f01bxbz9nlc3wef1.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;took readers on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956316/touring-some-of-the-world-s-most-attractive-public-housing-projectsd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a tour of some of the world's most attractive public housing projects</a>, from the last decade.&nbsp;<strong>ChrisDx</strong> commented "<em>The projects certainly appear innovative in images taken most likely when they were first built. I wonder how &lsquo;successful&rsquo; they have been in meeting the resident's needs and what they look like now</em>."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fs/fsgvfa9x6gj9cq8k.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> investigated how <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149962603/ethical-dwellings-for-generation-y-explores-new-forms-of-living-and-owning-in-a-changing-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ED/GY, or Ethical Dwellings for Generation Y</a>, hopes to address "<em>new forms of living and owning in a changing London</em>".&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> &nbsp;was terrified "<em>holy shit is this dystopic!</em>" <a href="https://twitter.com/BirdsofVenice/status/765384048365547520" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Birds of Venice</a> noted the "<em>Marxist sideboob.</em><em><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/housing?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> #housing</a></em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jyykbdccjqaicjv.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>In <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149962108/museum-at-the-front-line-one-to-one-33-with-dora-epstein-jones-executive-director-of-the-a-d-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions One-to-One #33</a>&nbsp;executive director of the A+D Museum Epstein Jones, imagines how A+D could become the L.A version of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1920121/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Storefront</a>, while working to keep it accessible to the local community.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dq/dqtmz2cihg28ii35.jpg"></p><p>Senior editor&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;reminded readers that&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149961944/dan-graham-hates-conceptual-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dan Graham hates conceptual art</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong>&nbsp;"<em>was enjoying him quite well until he drew an arbitrary line between ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149962393/editor-s-picks-451 Editor's Picks #451 Nam Henderson 2016-08-10T01:54:00-04:00 >2016-09-30T02:33:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xi/xirnl0bmw8rnz817.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;interviewed a class of <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> students who led by faculty member Darin Johnstone got to design and build their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149959347/sci-arc-students-step-out-of-the-studio-to-build-an-affordable-eco-friendly-home-with-habitat-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IVRV House</a> in collaboration with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2909154/habitat-for-humanity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Habitat for Humanity</a>. While&nbsp;acknowledging that "<em>it's always easier to build affordable housing when stuff is donated like money, time, land, and furniture</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/everydayintern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Everyday Intern</a>&nbsp;overall, wishes "<em>more schools would partner to do projects like this just so students have a better idea of the profession before they go out and find their first jobs.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ck/ckno2oepri6sas6a.jpg"></p><p>In Brexit news, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149960435/brexit-means-brexit-architects-rob-hyde-katy-marks-and-mark-middleton-on-how-brexit-could-change-uk-architecture-and-how-architects-could-change-brexit-on-archinect-sessions-74" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #74</a> featured architects Rob Hyde, Katy Marks and Mark Middleton on why Brexit means Brexit.&nbsp;Plus, a pair of op-eds&nbsp;offered optimistic takes <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">post-Brexit</a>, aka "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149960251/brexit-vote-was-due-to-a-loss-of-identity-more-than-anything-else-op-ed-by-alan-penn-dean-of-the-bartlett-faculty-of-the-built-environment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I guess that's one way to polish a turd.</a>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a> drew attention to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149958641/to-solve-a-housing-crisis-invest-more-in-modular-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">research</a> by Associate Professor of engineering&nbsp;Kasun Hewage along with PhD candidate Mohammad Kamali at University of British Columbia, which suggests that one way to solve the housing crisis, may be to invest more ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958556/editor-s-picks-450 Editor's Picks #450 Nam Henderson 2016-07-19T11:27:00-04:00 >2016-07-22T01:16:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qn/qn86jlhmqfs5hdwo.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> penned an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956426/brexit-a-chance-to-roll-back-the-interventionist-state-and-unleash-entrepreneurial-creativity-op-ed-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>, wherein he makes the case for seeing Brexit as a chance to roll back the interventionist state and unleash entrepreneurial creativity.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> summed up "<em>Filed under, a case for neo/post deregulation and probable reregulation.</em>" For his part architect <a href="http://archinect.com/chriswilliamson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Williamson</a> responded with his own <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149957963/brexit-exposed-a-britain-divided-and-architects-must-now-redouble-our-efforts-to-be-at-the-forefront-of-quality-and-innovation-op-ed-by-chris-williamson-of-weston-williamson-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">op-ed</a>, wherein he argues British architects/designers "<em>need to redouble our efforts to be at the forefront of quality and innovation...We all have to redouble our efforts to compete for investment from a wider world and not rely on Europe</em>".</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published a two (<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149956364/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>) part interview with Deborah Natsios and John Young (of Natsios-Young Architects) behind the twenty year old project, Cryptome (and sister archive Cartome).&nbsp;The two are interested "<em>in decentralized zones where architecture and public infrastructures intersect</em>", democratic society, "<em>the corrosive apparatus of national security secrecy</em>" and how surveillance operates "<em>in the city?</em>"...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955908/editor-s-picks-449 Editor's Picks #449 Nam Henderson 2016-07-05T14:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T22:09:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ih/ih14dd2q98bcnsyo.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/97640102/david-scheer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Scheer</a>&nbsp;penned his first essay for Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149953951/the-blind-justice-of-salt-lake-city-s-courthouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a review of a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City</a>, designed by Thomas Phifer &amp; Partners.&nbsp;</p><p>His <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149953951/the-blind-justice-of-salt-lake-city-s-courthouse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conclusion</a>? "<em>As a piece of construction, it is beautifully detailed and executed&mdash;a virtuosic performance of modern building technology. It functions beautifully as well, amply fulfilling the judges&rsquo; request for daylight and thoughtfully accommodating the judicial process, while meeting complex internal security requirements...</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> liked what she read "<em>excellent piece of architectural criticism. I like the building very much, but it's a good piece of criticism that allows one to consider both good and bad aspects of the design and how they represent society.</em>"</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5m/5meqr2gl500cbpde.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p>After reading <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&rsquo;&nbsp;piece on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/727872/podshare" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PodShare</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149948880/strange-bedfellows-exploring-shades-of-privacy-in-co-living" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and other co-living ventures</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> did not like what he read "<em>curates members......future is access......i actually find this alarming.</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/140053601/ellen-hancock" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ellen Hancock</a>,&nbsp;Archinect&rsquo;s UK Operations Manager, visited the Herz...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952596/editor-s-picks-448 Editor's Picks #448 Nam Henderson 2016-06-20T09:50:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T16:31:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xd/xd3fp9svy77s7qtr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;visited&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149950034/touring-big-s-2016-serpentine-pavilion-and-the-new-summer-houses" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's 2016 Serpentine Pavilion and the new Summer Houses</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> approved "<em>Adeyemi's is very architectural and tectonic. still modern while taking on that neo classical stuff. and Leibingers is nice too....</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dglzwmscb5bs6f4.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> published '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149949024/one-student-s-solution-to-the-permanent-limbo-of-refugee-camps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Permanent Temporality of Refugee Camps: The Syrian Chapter</a>' a Masters thesis project of Nikita Gyawali, a student at the <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/18812/arkitektskolen-aarhus-the-aarhus-school-of-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aarhus School of Architecture</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/iy/iyozfbcyaqhp1br4.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> recommended reading <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149951404/good-review-reporting-from-the-front-the-15th-venice-architecture-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Currie in Art-agenda</a>, in which the Scottish artist tears into the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, "<em>vis a vis its older cousin, the art biennale.</em>"&nbsp;Currie also writes (about '<strong>Fundamentals</strong>', Rem Koolhaas&rsquo;s 2014 Biennale of Architecture) "<em>Depending on your perspective the results were either Brechtian or resembled a severe case of Asperger syndrome</em>"&nbsp;and makes reference to Max Weber&rsquo;s Verstehen.</p><p>Oliver Wainwright <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950016/possibly-the-serpentine-s-most-impressive-pavilion-yet-olly-wainwright-on-big-s-serpentine-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviews</a> the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion (and new &nbsp;Summer Houses) offering(s).&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> placed this year&rsquo;s ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149949449/editor-s-picks-447 Editor's Picks #447 Nam Henderson 2016-06-05T16:03:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T23:26:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lf/lf062tsdkfr91d48.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> wrote about architectural solutions, four major U.S. cities have used, to address homelessness.&nbsp;<strong>no_form</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149944930/how-4-us-cities-are-applying-architectural-solutions-to-homelessness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">quipped</a>&nbsp;"<em>Giving homeless people housing solves homelessness. Wow, fucking brilliant. Took long enough to recognize the obvious.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0h/0hkv4pcsr0pn8rf4.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;previewed Anupama Kundoo's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149947194/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-anupama-kundoo-s-building-knowledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Knowledge</a>"&nbsp;and examined "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149947453/examining-the-2016-venice-biennale-sarajevo-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sarajevo Now</a>" as part of Archinect&rsquo;s 2016 Venice Biennale coverage.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>The Guardian provided <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149946793/first-look-inside-tate-modern-s-new-extension" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a First look</a>: inside the Switch House. The new "<em>arresting brick ziggurat</em>"&nbsp;for Tate Modern's.&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>, commented "<em>Those stairs are beautiful.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0i/0ibj4f98b6zslp8v.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947167/david-chipperfield-selects-simon-kretz-as-his-2016-17-rolex-arts-prot-g" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> that Swiss architect Simon Kretz is the lucky prot&eacute;g&eacute; who will get to work with David Chipperfield in a year-long architecture mentorship (from the 2016-17 Rolex Arts Initiative), kickstarted a discussion about diversity, "<em>white male shit....</em>"&nbsp;and mentoring vs patronage. <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a>&nbsp;paused to put things in perspective, via an amazing podcast with<a href="http://the-archipelago.net/2016/05/26/mabel-o-wilson-design-racism-2-can-the-masters-tools-dismantle-the-masters-house/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Mabel Wilson</a> from Columbia. "<em>The were some crazy points brought up, like the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946727/editor-s-picks-446 Editor's Picks #446 Nam Henderson 2016-05-23T09:19:00-04:00 >2016-05-29T23:35:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2u/2uwj1i27bgdlzi2n.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a> spoke with curators <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149943348/previewing-the-2016-venice-biennale-the-british-pavilion-s-home-economics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Self, Shumi Bose and Finn Williams, previewing their British Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Biennale</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>As they explained;&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>We&rsquo;re interested in the influence of bureaucratic apparatus like the Terms &amp; Conditions of Airbnb, the semantics of a mortgage, or the lifespan of product warranties, on the design of the home. But rather than seeing these as constraints, we want to show these as fields where architecture can expand its agency.</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plus, </a><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> h</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149940804/sn-hetta-s-expanded-sfmoma-is-235-000-square-feet-of-egalitarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ad a chance to visit</a>&nbsp;Sn&oslash;hetta's expanded SFMOMA.&nbsp;Her conclusion, that it "<em>elegantly achieves its stated goals of being accessible and welcoming to all, if not necessarily being a stunning piece of architecture in its own right.</em>"&nbsp;<strong>LiMX</strong> liked what he read "<em>Good review, not the boring contrarianism I've read elsewhere.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/be/beiqs9pervq5nf04.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In late April the Vanna Venturi House, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944193/vanna-venturi-house-s-new-owner-plans-to-preserve-property" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">was sold after more than nine months on the open market</a>.&nbsp;In response <strong>quondam&hellip;</strong>, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> and others, explored whether a building as "<em>volumi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944145/editor-s-picks-445 Editor's Picks #445 Nam Henderson 2016-05-08T23:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-09T07:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gd/gddzh0zrgxr45zmx.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the begining of Apri,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a>'&nbsp;For&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jmiller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremy Miller</a>&nbsp;the&nbsp;takeway was "<em>am clearly paying my intern too much, that must be why I am not a successful famous Architect...But Seriously, &nbsp;I can sort of see an unpaid internship as a summer intern while still in school. But even then, I think they should make the minimum wage. However, Once you are out of school, a professional wage is appropriate.</em>"&nbsp;As he also noted "<em>t</em><em>his is likely a large factor in why we have so little minority representation in Architecture</em>". <strong>Midlander</strong> added "<em>Can you think of any other profession where working for the most-admired offices pays no more and maybe less? You certainly don't hear of top-5 law grads doing unpaid internships to get into big law, or accountants under reporting hours so they can get that charmed consultancy job&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/alexis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexis Petrunia</a>&nbsp;featured the "<em>Double Stick</em>" residence, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938601/architectural-panel-tape-proves-its-strength-with-spf-architects-double-stick-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">by </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>, which makes i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939615/editor-s-picks-444 Editor's Picks #444 Nam Henderson 2016-04-13T17:48:00-04:00 >2016-04-14T09:09:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lg/lgvllomjkxdsgprd.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/722046/coy-howard-student-interview" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a 3 part interview</a> with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/60457453/coy-howard-and-company" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coy Howard</a>, by students in <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>'s &ldquo;Architectural Media and Publishing&rdquo; Cultural Studies seminar at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ewalenart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ewa Lenart</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>Great Work and greatly inspiring teacher!</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/su/sutft9l1c779cb0i.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> explored &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work</a>&rsquo; by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a> thought it was "<em>good work...very interesting...these guys are 100% correct about scale</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Dame Zaha Hadid DBE <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937411/zaha-hadid-dies-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">passed</a> on March 31st.&nbsp;Frank Gehry <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remembered</a>&nbsp;"<em>she was one of the guys...[That&rsquo;s] sexist in its own way I suppose. I don&rsquo;t mean it that way...She was undaunted by all the stuff that would be against a woman coming into a field at that level. She didn&rsquo;t pay attention to it&hellip;She was very confident.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/ll5yh22xugifbkpj.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937511/we-just-loved-her-frank-gehry-remembers-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Elmore</a> criticized some of commentary "<em>She deserves to be remembered not as one of the best 'female architects' but one of THE BEST architects of our time...A visionary before her time and a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935716/editor-s-picks-443 Editor's Picks #443 Nam Henderson 2016-03-21T14:50:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T15:44:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v4/v453mxm5n6m1conu.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, as part of Archinect's special February theme, Furniture, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148987195/innovation-with-a-heart-guto-requena-s-technological-and-emotional-designs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">work</a> of Brazilian designer Guto Requena,&nbsp;who is interested in "<em>digital interactive technologies</em>" and the concept of "<em>affective sustainability</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0s6ajc98f5aq7uc.jpg"></p><p>Later he <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/148822508/between-art-and-design-rethinking-function-with-hand-job-gallery-store" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">chatted</a>&nbsp;with Zoe Fisher, founder and curator of the Brooklyn design shop-cum-gallery <a href="http://www.h-j-g-s.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hand Job Gallery Store</a> (HJGS), "<em>on the occasion of the HJGS&rsquo; Lamp Show opening</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> felt compelled to offer up some praise "<em>really enjoying Nicholas's posts</em>" and others agreed.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r6/r67huvbd6ov0n455.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Christopher Hawthorne <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">considered</a> ambitious plans for two new public parks, in downtown LA. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149067468/a-critical-look-at-downtown-l-a-s-ambitious-plans-for-two-new-public-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">j</a>la-x</strong><strong> </strong>observed <em>"The ones done by the landscape archs for the Pershing redo are really good...the arch firms doing the other are too form driven and clunky...poor urban design</em>". <strong>Justavisual</strong> felt "<em>Architects should stop being invited to Landscape competitions. LA's don't sit around designing buildings and don't pretend to know anything about them...There are several practitioners who ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149392651/editor-s-picks-442 Editor's Picks #442 Nam Henderson 2016-03-03T13:23:00-05:00 >2016-03-03T17:10:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/iearo5h5pibsvym1.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;penned a&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147196490/talking-with-assemble-before-they-won-the-turner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reflection</a>&nbsp;on a workshop he instigated at Keio University, with&nbsp;members of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/617484/assemble" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a>, Paloma Strelitz and James Binning (pre <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142830022/assemble-wins-turner-prize-becoming-first-architects-to-win-uk-s-most-prestigious-art-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize</a>). The studio ended with students building a very rough and very temporary Onsen. The three later discussed, the history of Assemble, architecture&rsquo;s "<em>long history of collective action</em>" and "<em>amazingly entrepreneurial architectural practices</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;loved their take on radicalism "<em>as just being a reasonable way to practice. They believe they're not radical at all. I'm onboard with removing the word &lsquo;non-traditional&rsquo; from the descriptor &lsquo;non-traditional practice&rsquo; when it comes to architecture of this kind. It's just practice, which is a broad world.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r4/r4gz1t544mzujfh6.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/147814975/inside-pamphlet-how-one-of-the-most-enduring-experimental-architecture-publications-got-its-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Steven Holl and Kevin Lippert (founder of Princeton Architectural Press) about Pamphlet Architecture.&nbsp;<strong>rprt frm th heartland</strong> praised Pamphlet as "<em>chewy and lovely</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Over at Architect Magazine Blaine Brownell, AIA, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147824629/the-crisis-in-flint-and-why-architects-should-care-about-decentralizing-our-water-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147926686/editor-s-picks-441 Editor's Picks #441 Nam Henderson 2016-02-12T12:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-14T01:47:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/si/sivcdeydwz586fkt.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in January,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reviewed &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOME(less)</a>&rdquo; a photo exhibition at USC, co-curated by local designers and Colorblock partners Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ChrisPerrodin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Perrodin</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>This is very thoughtful, playful and ultimately humanizing. &nbsp;Good job.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3955x3fyyq5k0j9.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <strong>Student Works:</strong> from &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146827334/student-works-questioning-monumentality-at-cal-poly-pomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Heresy of Function, Reprise</a>,&rdquo; a senior project studio at <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> run by Frank Clementi (of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1898/rios-clementi-hale-studios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>).&nbsp;<strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> commented "<em>This is great stuff, full of genuinely lovely ideas, Cooper-esque.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/toab6xy9y94of010.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuzuvopmlui93h3d.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill won the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a>.&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> commented "<em>His buildings are most definitely modern in the ordinary sense - he works largely in the vernacular of current US suburban architecture. Which a lot of architects are conditioned to despise. But the best ones are inventive and memorable.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;had the chance to&nbsp;speak with him for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146580484/building-our-best-nature-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-8-with-scott-merrill-winner-of-this-year-s-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8</a>.</p><p><strong>EKE</strong> offered praise "<em>really thoughtful inter...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146153336/editor-s-picks-440 Editor's Picks #440 Nam Henderson 2016-01-20T12:07:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T13:36:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x4/x49wlwexbwa5dt7p.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;profiles <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145190627/making-space-and-a-business-one-thread-at-a-time" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the work of Samira Boon</a> who in in recent years "<em>has turned to an interesting series of <a href="http://www.samiraboon.com/category/work/research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">research-led design projects</a> focusing on making 3D fabrics</em>"&nbsp;and immersed&nbsp;herself "<em>in research on structural textiles</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/po5vge2913szi0xz.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;rounded up the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145673128/aravena-s-pritzker-a-critical-round-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical Reaction to the news of Aravena's 2016 Pritzker</a>.&nbsp;His closing line "<em>it remains important to avoid disciplinary self-satisfaction and inflated self-importance, particularly when we still consider a bronze medal conferred by an international hospitality conglomerate as among the highest achievements possible.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/VirgilioRico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Virgilio Rico</a>&nbsp;believes&nbsp;"<em>We will never end homelessness but we can provide housing solutions that procure not only dignity but that also fulfill the spiritual needs of the people, and Aravena does that. Maybe for many that's not enough to be deserving of the Pritzker Price, but his awarding definitely sends a political message to everyone in the industry; we should care about things other than the aesthetic and...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145464248/2015-year-in-review-editor-s-picks-439 2015 year in review - Editor's Picks #439 Nam Henderson 2016-01-12T17:22:00-05:00 >2016-01-13T23:00:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zw/zw1buc3z7iff7lvz.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As my own contribution to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/683966/2015-year-in-review" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect&rsquo;s 2015 year in review</a>,&nbsp;I have gathered a sampling of the News, Blog posts, Discussions and Features from last year (or even further) that touch on key themes of 2015, look to projects/awards/openings coming in 2016 or in some-way reference either 2015 or 2016.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wu/wun5nruqvz56dzw2.jpg"></p><p>To start, <a href="http://archinect.com/patrik_schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;penned an Op-Ed: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/128885228/op-ed-beyond-stars-icons-and-much-more-by-patrik-schumacher" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond Stars, Icons and Much More</a>&nbsp;in which he insists "<em>parametricism has matured and can now take on serious, relevant work. The days of adolescent muscle-flexing are over &ndash; the real work has to begin</em>".</p><p><strong>Daniela Ghertovici</strong> found it refreshing "<em>not because Schumacher is advocating apathetic callousness in the face of political problems, but precisely because so many (academic) architects waste precious time and resources attempting to solve macro political problems within a discourse that is entirely impotent to solve such problems.</em>"&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zs/zsvsaizy33237mxb.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137359601/zaha-hadid-announced-as-winner-of-2016-royal-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This February, The Royal Institute of British Architects will present the 2016 Royal Gold Medal, to Dame Zaha Hadi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144462917/editor-s-picks-438 Editor's Picks #438 Nam Henderson 2015-12-29T12:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-29T20:05:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/w1/w1lgg571hl0951nu.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143075812/urban-blight-a-review-of-the-petersen-automotive-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a> of the "<em>recently redesigned Petersen Museum</em>".&nbsp;Responding to her criticism <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/15075112/seth-terry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seth Terry</a>&nbsp;asked "<em>has the public really been cheated?...I find it telling that the members of the public quoted in the article itself not only like the museum but find that it fills the role of providing whimsy in the architectural landscape. Is it a masterful piece of design-as-criticism? Absolutley not. But Urban Blight? Hardly.</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/2u/2ugw2l6mr2ybgt29.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile <a href="http://archinect.com/NickCecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Cecchi</a>&nbsp;spoke with the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141844613/procedural-geometry-an-interview-with-aranda-lasch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">founders of </a><a href="http://archinect.com/arandalasch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aranda\Lasch</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/141844613/procedural-geometry-an-interview-with-aranda-lasch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Benjamin Aranda, Chris Lasch, as well as Joaquin Bonifaz</a> (also from the firm) about informality,<em> "a commitment to systems</em>" and "<em>extreme modularity</em>".&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> reflected "<em>interesting how architecture goes in and out of phases where pattern and geometry are considered interesting or important...I'm eager to see what they come up with as they scale up in their work. And how it compares to the less-rigorous 'pattern space' being explored by some like Heatherwick and ...ahem... BIG.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ib/ibt6g2ltrk0ynqq1.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143437694/zaha-hadid-is-not-impressed-by-the-chicago-architecture-biennial" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dame Zaha ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143479468/editor-s-picks-437 Editor's Picks #437 Nam Henderson 2015-12-16T11:51:00-05:00 >2015-12-31T10:11:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/90/90nxiffe7ftnbinf.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;penned a double review; of '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142453636/ways-of-seeing-in-the-anthropocene-review-of-the-geological-imagination-and-the-underdome-guide-to-energy-reform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Geological Imagination' and 'The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform</a>'.&nbsp;He finds "<em>The two books also help illuminate some of the difficulties in perceiving climate change, while offering some potentials for movement</em>"&nbsp;and goes on to reference "<em>enmeshment</em>", systems thinking and dark ecology.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yl/yl090lecrdd61pj7.jpg"></p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart</a>&nbsp;took stock of how The Bartlett and the Architectural Association <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">are</a> "<em>bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Denise Scott Brown, along with her husband Robert Venturi, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142457648/denise-scott-brown-wins-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">have won the 2016 AIA Gold Medal</a>. Snubbed of the 1991 Pritzker Prize when Venturi was named as the only laureate, Scott Brown is the second female recipient of the Gold Medal.</p><p>In honor of the happy and historic occasion, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143058935/golden-years-saluting-joint-creativity-with-denise-scott-brown-on-archinect-sessions-45" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown appeared on Archinect Sessions #45</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ox/oxa34uqt6turgc1m.jpg"></p><p>To <strong>DWLindeman</strong> it "<em>is splendid good news, and a long overdue award...Robert Venturi was right to say to the AIA &lsquo;not without Denise.&rsquo; &nbsp;This is also a very significan...</em></p>