Archinect - News 2014-04-24T06:45:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98510132/editor-s-picks-364 Editor's Picks #364 Nam Henderson 2014-04-22T21:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-23T17:07:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bocrgxzfuh5bbcjr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97819483/working-out-of-the-box-emily-fischer-of-haptic-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Fischer, Founder of </a><a href="http://www.hapticlab.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haptic Lab</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>In the interview she explains how she started "<em>The very first quilted map I made was designed to be a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired; my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration while I was a student at TCAUP</em>&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Those kites are amazing!</em>".</p><p>Meanwhile issue <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97260768/screen-print-12-the-cairo-review-s-future-of-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#12 of Screen/Print highlighted The Cairo Review's "Future of the City"</a>&nbsp;along with <a href="http://onetwelveksa.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One:Twelve</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98156717/screen-print-13-one-twelve-s-black-and-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> (the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture) seventh issue, </a><a href="http://static.squarespace.com/static/529f9366e4b0edf62d290de9/t/5315fef7e4b04a00bc14abd5/1393950455290/Issue_007_Final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black and White</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>As demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98033714/coming-soon-to-moma-lots-of-knocking-next-door" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folk Art Museum</a>&nbsp;began <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;and Paul moderated a conversation between Archinect Contributors &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> and <a href="http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/author/lrosenbaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Rosenbaum</a>, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> was curious "<em>Would we have the same outrage say if a hospital were the ones tearing down the FAM...Our response of outrage is a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98055102/editor-s-picks-363 Editor's Picks #363 Nam Henderson 2014-04-15T00:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T10:58:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ch/chb84zpu2lud9je5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97664287/interview-jos-oubrerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an interview with Jos&eacute; Oubrerie</a>, who he met in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later drove with to the Schindler House on Kings Road.&nbsp;Queried about the current state of architectural education Oubrerie, claims</p><p>"<em>The job they do is even bigger problem because 95% what Americans build is not architecture. Nothing historic, they are big but they are not architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vya5k0x604t612ir.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>It's interesting that Jose mentions the French Cultural Center in Damascus. I've tried to find documentation of the project for years, without much luck. Jose includes a few faded slides in his lectures from time to time, but it remains a bit of a mystery.....</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vxa52gz9uq0w79q.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/phokaides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petros Phokaides</a>, Loukas Triantis and Iris Polyzos penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97029910/op-ed-response-to-screen-print-6-monu-s-greater-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Response to Screen/Print #6, MONU's "Greater Urbanism"</a>.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jakq8hhbc6pdsj6.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian unveiled</a> plans for Frank Gehry&rsquo;s first buildings in England.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;couldn&rsquo;t help wondering "<em>From what I see, they are proposing to build a ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97521120/editor-s-picks-362 Editor's Picks #362 Nam Henderson 2014-04-08T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-11T06:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/md9dlkj4haf4ciqr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> conducted an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nterview with John Szot answering questions on </a><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Unspeakable</a>,&nbsp;</em>a triptych of short, magnificently animated films.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajsx7inbd2ui1ty7.jpg"><strong>News</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Professor Andrew Ross, penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96950936/high-culture-and-hard-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Culture and Hard Labor</a>&nbsp;regarding Guggenheim Museum&rsquo;s Saadiyat Island project. Later, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America</a> looked at the efforts by Global Ultra Luxury Faction, an offshoot of Gulf Labor (Professor Ross is a member) "<em>working since 2011 to bring attention to the conditions that the workers on Saadiyat Island withstand</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fo2oi6xr0c23xhz.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;pondered "<em>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosa</a>&nbsp;provided a recap of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96962248/gsapp-lecture-addresses-architecture-s-role-in-new-democratic-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe&rsquo;s recent tal</a>k at GSAPP's spring lecture series.</p><p>"<em>Basically to summarize, for political activism to enact change, Mouffe believes it is better to intervene and transform the existing codes rather than &lsquo;start from scratch.&rsquo;...In the systemic interventions and transformations she proposes &ndash; Mouffe seems to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96979991/editor-s-picks-361 Editor's Picks #361 Nam Henderson 2014-04-01T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T10:01:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9qx4no0f9j1w16yq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest <strong>ShowCase: </strong>was a private <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/96413581/showcase-residence-in-weinheim-by-wannenmacher-m-ller-architekten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">residence in Weinheim by Wannenmacher-M&ouml;ller Architekten</a>.&nbsp;<strong>megan_eleven</strong> commented "<em>I like the interior. The outside looking, I think, is not like a home, not warm enough~ I still prefer a house giving people warm and love.......This one, it looks a little cold~Just my opinion....</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yb/ybij9637nmlckv2v.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the eleventh edition of <strong>Screen/Print:</strong> featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95560741/screen-print-11-oase-s-building-atmosphere" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an article by Juhani Pallasmaa published in 2013 in OASE #91: "Building Atmosphere</a>". The essay examines the "<em>haptic and &lsquo;dense&rsquo; spaces</em>"&nbsp;found in Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s buildings and the "<em>the importance of atmospheres in architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ur/urom20pu2q4ms4l2.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reported the news that <a href="http://archinect.com/shigeru_ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a> was &nbsp;announced as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96419252/shigeru-ban-named-as-2014-pritzker-prize-laureate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u132g20eb718onnh.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ikvlikzmxl8d7j0f.jpg"></p><p>For his part <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/91227491/peyton-westlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peyton Westlake</a>&nbsp;felt it was a "<em>Savvy choice by the Pritzker; award an architect who does projects for all social types (disaster and ny condos alike) in beautifully constructed and detailed ways...Still, it feels about five years late</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96481159/patrik-shumacher-backhanded-compliment-to-shigeru-ban" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a> off...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96516608/editor-s-picks-360 Editor's Picks #360 Nam Henderson 2014-03-26T11:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T10:07:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a8/a8t4w2z1az6n6rq5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>In Focus</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95633153/in-focus-agnese-sanvito" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to London-based Italian photographer, </a><a href="http://agnesesanvito.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agnese Sanvito</a>.&nbsp;She described how she started taking pictures while studying Fine Arts in Bologna.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/30x1vc36qpskzkbw.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, &nbsp;in the the latest edition of <strong>Student Works</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highlighted work by students from the </a><a href="http://pzwart.nl/nl/courses/miard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Masters of Interior Architecture and Retail Design</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95966727/student-works-x-city-making-interior-cities-from-the-piet-zwart-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> program at the Piet Zwart Institute</a>. As part of last fall's [X]City studio, focusing on a defunct submarine wharf in the Port of Rotterdam, the students explored whether interior design can give way to urban redevelopment.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4as9cjaq6cgkhcb.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/5808858/chris-teeter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>I found this a hard problem to wrap my head around, but a good one. &nbsp;If I understand the intent with the question - Interiors are almost strictly ROI, but urban planning is social and more. &nbsp;Therefore, &nbsp;in a way urban plans allocate the best spots for ROI interiors</em>"<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95870906/architects-try-to-save-a-tower-in-moscow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An array of international architects, engineers, academics and cultural leaders</a> have signed a ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95898281/editor-s-picks-359 Editor's Picks #359 Nam Henderson 2014-03-19T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-03-22T23:39:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w49tpmp00w92ran.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>ShowCase:</strong> &nbsp;featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94820100/showcase-casa-h-by-bojaus-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa H by Bojaus Arquitectura</a>.&nbsp;Located in a typical suburban area near Madrid, &nbsp;the proximity of the houses that surround the plot lead Bojaus Arquitectura to develop a system of voids, deep windows and patios which would allow large openings without neglecting the equally important need of privacy.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wm/wmgow8qir0o31dex.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95130918/screen-print-10-zawia-s-utopia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the tenth edition of Screen/Print: highlighted: "Utopia" published by <em>Zawia </em>a multi-national collaboration based in Egypt</a>.&nbsp;Specifically, Amale Andraos&rsquo; piece, "<em>Visionary Urbanism and Its Agency</em>"&nbsp;which dissects five myths long associated with a concept she calls "Visionary Urbanism".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/ms48hejaxhr0925q.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95485007/architects-laud-introduction-of-bipartisan-national-design-services-act-as-way-to-cut-spiraling-student-loan-debt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) have committed themselves to timely passage of the National Design Services Act (NDSA), which will give architecture students the same relief from crushing student loan debt, which is already granted young lawyers, doctors and others &ndash; in return for community...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/95424608/editor-s-picks-358 Editor's Picks #358 Nam Henderson 2014-03-12T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-03-13T11:46:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7h/7hi5oej7331iw7bk.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Student Works:</strong> highlighted three different pop-up shops designed and built by some students at Tsinghua University in Beijing for their "<strong>Tectonic Studio</strong>". <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92247936/student-works-tectonic-studio-from-tsinghua-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Constructed for under 2500 RMB (569 USD or 412 EUR), the program was to store and sell t-shirts.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6febow68e0o3yzj.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>arllita</strong> felt they were "<em>beautifully designed and provide an efficient solution to rolling storage! Do you know if they or something similar are available for sale and, if so, are you able to direct me?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bn/bnrr8zlvbvv87q61.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, the ninth edition of <strong>Screen/Print</strong><strong>: </strong>featured: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94572663/screen-print-9-sean-lally-s-the-air-from-other-planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come</em></a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94572663/screen-print-9-sean-lally-s-the-air-from-other-planets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> &nbsp;by Sean Lally</a>.&nbsp;The featured excerpt is from the introduction where Lally proposes;</p><p>"<em>Instead of thinking of architecture as a mass of inert and ossified energy&mdash;even stone and steel were not always solid masses&mdash;standing as walls in opposition to their surroundings and carving out interior space, why not look to intensify those very energy systems we know are capable of creating microclimates and ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94837842/editor-s-picks-357 Editor's Picks #357 Nam Henderson 2014-03-05T19:15:00-05:00 >2014-03-08T06:36:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/17/17u7i4455bqldx8o.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of&nbsp;<strong>Student Works:</strong>&nbsp;highlighted "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91390401/student-works-eidos-housing-project-gsapp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eidos</a>" a proposal for a housing complex located in East Harlem, New York, by GSAPP students Carlo Bailey and Lorenzo Villaggi.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/85b9iib4qxm95nvb.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Plus, Archinect launched a new a new feature series, highlighting some of the more ambitious and intriguing workshops out there. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94360340/prototyping-tiny-house-design-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The inaugural issue features the Tiny House Design workshop, put on by Boneyard Studios in Washington, DC.</a></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2vtt1pabo2hfczt.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94437641/zaha-hadid-defends-qatar-world-cup-role-following-migrant-worker-deaths" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Guardian published Zaha Hadid&rsquo;s defense, regarding her role in Qatar World Cup following migrant worker deaths</a>. <strong>vado retro</strong> was basically in agreement &ldquo;<em>she is absolutely correct architects are not responsible for job site safety and if architects become involved, even by commenting as to what should be done to remedy the situation, then the architect opens him/herself to liability claims...before condemning her comments it might be of some value to review Article 10 of A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction</em>&rdquo;</p><p><strong>Nice</strong> suggested &ldquo;<em>We all know Zaha is not at fa...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94299377/editor-s-picks-356 Editor's Picks #356 Nam Henderson 2014-02-25T05:28:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T05:31:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x6qcl335zgp8sgyg.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93316965/jason-pomeroy-the-city-time-traveller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interviewed Jason Pomeroy</a> an architect, academic and urban planner based in Singapore, about his new travel show City Time Traveller.</p><p>His travels through Asia have convinced him "<em>What transcends culture though is an indigenous civilisation&rsquo;s understanding of basic environmental and social needs, embodied in many of these historical buildings. Shelter from the elements, natural light, natural ventilation, locally sourced materials and a spatial &lsquo;encoding&rsquo; as to who can come in and occupy a particular space, and who must stay outside, can be found in al</em>l".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3b/3bs7nhm8scdyms1y.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cqyv31j9ppnws8vn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hx/hxtp4e1at0cyz0c6.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93011262/screen-print-7-horizonte" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the seventh edition of Screen/Print featured Bauhaus-University Weimar, </a><a href="http://m18.uni-weimar.de/horizonte/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Horizonte</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93011262/screen-print-7-horizonte" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'s Ausgabe 08</a>.&nbsp;Specifically an essay authored by Tyler Survant&rsquo;s titled 'Biological Borderlands: Ant Farm&rsquo;s Zoopolitics'.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j1/j1esi0gsv7mv1e8i.jpg"></p><p>The NYT published a trend-piece of sorts,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93741317/for-interns-all-work-and-no-payoff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">about the new permanent, intern underclass</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>In response&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;argued the "<em>Sad thing about this article is they're pushing the idea that this an acceptable lifestyle choic...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93762216/editor-s-picks-355 Editor's Picks #355 Nam Henderson 2014-02-18T20:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T13:44:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b7/b7d6eijcj2jluldg.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The third edition of <strong>The Deans List: </strong>&nbsp;featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92861538/the-deans-list-jack-davis-of-virginia-tech" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Davis of Virginia Tech</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocd1jzy0wb2p48ra.jpg"></p><p>Topics ranged from Virginia Tech&rsquo;s founding in a pedagogy of "experimental laboratories", the <a href="http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)</a>, a Center in the School of Architecture + Design which brings together research in multiple design and construction disciplines and the winning 2010 Solar Decathlon <a href="http://www.lumenhaus.com/index2.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LumenHAUS</a> design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tq/tqivmnpsx7whc97j.jpg"></p><p>Plus, for the latest from the <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>: </strong>series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93394904/in-focus-pygmalion-karatzas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to Greece-based </a><a href="http://karatzas-architects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93394904/in-focus-pygmalion-karatzas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and </a><a href="http://karatzas.wix.com/photo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">photographer</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/93394904/in-focus-pygmalion-karatzas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Pygmalion Karatzas</a>. Before focusing on photography he studied architecture in Budapest, urban design in Edinburgh, and ecovillage design education in Findhorn.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/bijhaktxyh6b98ay.jpg"><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>We discussed whether a Geoff Manaugh post at Gizmodo on whether Gehry was the worst living architect was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93644080/gehry-worst-living-architect-reasonable-critique-or-typical-gizmodo-link-bait" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reasonable critique or typical Gizmodo link bait?</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2v/2vt9en2j15ki8xyy.jpg"></p><p>to get things started <strong>sevensixfive</strong> rehashed some reactions he posted on Twitter "<em>The tone is really shocking on the first read, then on the second run through, you re...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93332281/editor-s-picks-354 Editor's Picks #354 Nam Henderson 2014-02-11T11:09:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T12:00:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjjhvlvverg4oqy4.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer. In response Fred Scharmen (who thinks it is a "a gorgeous piece") commented "My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic".</p></em><br /><br /><p>For the latest edition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a> series Archinect talked to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92472606/in-focus-peter-wegner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California-based photographer </a><a href="http://peterwegner.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Wegner</a>.&nbsp;The piece starts off provocatively with this quote from Mr Wegner,</p><p>"<em>More than that, I like the unbuilt environment &ndash; the place where the architecture leaves off. Is there way to structure that nothingness in a photograph?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qp/qpjs2a7pltt8thry.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase</a>(ed) <a href="http://www.kadawittfeldarchitektur.de/en.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">kadawittfeldarchitectur</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92938847/showcase-archaeological-pavilion-by-kadawittfeldarchitektur" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s Archaeological Pavilion</a> in Aachen, Germany.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv34zan1kuusm6v9.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92921888/yap-winner-the-living-selected-to-re-design-moma-ps1-s-courtyard-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living was selected to re-design MoMA PS1's courtyard this summer</a>.&nbsp;The Living's proposal, titled "<strong>Hy-Fi</strong>", will feature circular organic brick towers made of corn stalk and living root structures. Set to open in late June, the temporary installation will be a memorable summer spectacle</p><p>In response <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a> (who thinks it is a "<em>a gorgeous piece</em>")&nbsp;commented "<em>My initial reaction to this scheme centers around that phrase &lsquo;self assembling&rsquo; that shows up in the video around the 00:36 mark...This is slightly problematic. The implication is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92796304/editor-s-picks-353 Editor's Picks #353 Nam Henderson 2014-02-05T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-02-05T21:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lw/lw7ccxuif7xx8c7v.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>,&nbsp;Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/92243101/working-out-of-the-box-miguel-mckelvey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">talked with Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder &amp; Chief Creative Officer at </a><a href="http://wework.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WeWork</a>.&nbsp;He just so happened to study architecture at University of Oregon with Paul Petrunia, Archinect's founder!</p><p>Mr. McKelvey explains "<em>I have applied what I learned in architecture to pretty much every aspect of building a business - and for the right person, I would make the argument that architecture is a better preparation for being an entrepreneur than business school is</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o7/o7qgk0h3tu4g1j0b.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile edition #6 of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print </a>an experiment in translation across media, highlights <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91708100/screen-print-6-monu-s-greater-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MONU's 19th issue, Greater Urbanism</a>.</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6id7eg6c7jl7jdqi.jpg"><br>Archinect contributors / <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/87291/parsons-the-new-school-for-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> MArch students </a><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosh</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92379152/elizabeth-diller-moma-discuss-expansion-and-folk-museum-s-demolition-with-slice-of-ny-architectural-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and Alex Stewart attended a panel discussion regarding MoMA expansion and Folk Museum demolition</a>. The event was hosted jointly by the <a href="http://archleague.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League</a>, the <a href="http://mas.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Municipal Art Society</a>, and the <a href="http://main.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA's New York chapter</a>&nbsp;and everyone in the audience missed the State of the Union address.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/uppm5fupxtq0xg8o.jpg"></p><p>Ayesha and Alex...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/92256782/editor-s-picks-352 Editor's Picks #352 Nam Henderson 2014-01-28T00:14:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T15:09:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhqk7qum88b2hz5s.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>vado retro is moved to wonder "with the rash of notable building demolition that has and continues to occur, is there a checklist of what makes a building valuable enough not to demolish?...is it because buildings are more about image and visuals than spatial experience that we are willing to rid ourselves of award winning pieces of architecture/art?...maybe buildings don't really matter that much"</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest edition of <strong>ShowCase</strong>: features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/91683042/showcase-pocinho-rowing-high-performance-center-by-alvaro-andrade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pocinho Rowing High Performance Center by Alvaro Andrade</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqc7zyyal31u0mbc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v00m27hm9g9bkk35.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/pencil" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mohammad Hadi Ataei</a>&nbsp;really liked it commenting "<em>Great minimalist work</em>".</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Additionally,&nbsp;- Mike "The Poet" Sonksen, @<a href="https://twitter.com/MikethePoeTLA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mikethepoetLA</a>&nbsp;published&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90301614/take-a-walk-mike-the-poet-on-l-a-s-grand-avenue" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Take a Walk: on L.A.'s Grand Avenue</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;posted a critique "<em>As much as I like poetry I m dont read any poetry in this.Maybe because there are no poetic devices like metaphors or simile. Maybe because there isn't any 'poetic' mood or&nbsp; poetic structure in the form of presentation...I dont see much difference between&nbsp; this and straight descriptive reportage</em>".</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yl/ylt9q2oa7ho7bjih.jpg"></p><p>Mark Lamster, architecture critic for The Dallas Morning News,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91750680/modern-landmark-to-be-demolished-in-okc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">decried</a>&nbsp;the 3-2 vote, by Oklahoma City&rsquo;s Downtown Design Review Committee, green lighting destruction of the Stage Center aka Mummers Theater designed by the late John M. Johansen.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/4053mzv9zfc1ohp6.jpg"></p><p>He writes the building which "<em>will be replaced by a glassy office tower of no particular distinction... is the second major blow to a regional lan...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91713728/editor-s-picks-351 Editor's Picks #351 Nam Henderson 2014-01-21T11:16:00-05:00 >2014-01-22T08:03:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yq/yqbs9tlepcxk5fhz.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the fifth installment in <strong>Screen/Print</strong> (an experimentation in translation across media) Archinect features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90931112/screen-print-5-portal-9-s-fiction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portal 9's Fiction: Contemporary Arabic and Russian Pursuits</a>. <strong>Portal 9</strong> is a biannual publication out of Beirut, Lebanon, which puts out a mix of creative and critical urbanism writing.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>&nbsp;comments "<em>Nice to read this, it is a&nbsp; Portal. My collection of Arabic&nbsp; literature is tiny but what I have has this in common: they tend to small personal narratives</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e9/e9agucn4cp4kxpvv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The architecture design community lost Madeline Arakawa Gins, a poet-turned-painter-turned-architect who publicly forswore mortality &mdash; and whose buildings by her own account were designed to pre-empt death for those living in them, on Jan. 8 in Manhattan. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91145072/madeline-arakawa-gins-visionary-architect-dies-at-72" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">She was 72</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lp/lpbv4yjopuotfdfp.jpg" title=""><br><br> We also lost British architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91160508/kathryn-findlay-recipient-of-the-2014-jane-drew-prize-dies-at-60" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kathryn Findlay, Co-Founder and Principal Director of London-based Ushida Findlay Architects.</a> She had been suffering from a brain tumor. In the same week she was announced winner of the 2014 Jane Drew Pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90633842/editor-s-picks-349 Editor's Picks #349 Nam Henderson 2014-01-07T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T19:09:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6qbslnljfeowbp6.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition in <strong>The Deans List</strong> interview series,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;spoke with Sarah Whiting, Dean of the Rice School of Architecture in Houston, Texas.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1200x/ur/ur3iitxjq4d4mq0r.jpg"><br><br><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/89831244/the-deans-list-sarah-whiting-of-rice-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Therein</a>, Dean Whiting discussed her belief that one of "<em>the biggest challenge faced by any architect today is how not to get squelched by ridiculously low budgets and a lack of understanding of architecture&rsquo;s value</em>", the unique Preceptorship year a signature part of RSA&rsquo;s undergraduate program and their new one-year Master of Arts in Architecture program called Present Future.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> was super-impressed "<em>Wow, awesome interview and program sounds so great. It sounds like an intense and focused community yet one that respects each individual's passions and small areas if interest. Plus I LOVE that it offers a BArch with a year of internship! Great model</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90315283/a-new-l-a-identity-takes-shape-in-2013-as-city-embraces-urban-life" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking back on 2013, Christopher Hawthorne architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times wrote</a> "<em>it suggests that the idea around which I organized my r...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90094555/editor-s-picks-348 Editor's Picks #348 Nam Henderson 2014-01-02T18:35:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T13:01:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6x/6xtw2ejz8zqpq43d.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>flemingr2002 thought a couple of issues were missing "Good list but i am surprised to see gender issues highlighted but the lack of ethnic diversity, especially in design schools, ignored. It would seem that the real issue is white male privilege. -- Also, CO2 has hit 400 parts per million but sustainability is missing from the list. I know its not hip to be into sustainability but at some point, probably too late, architects will finally mobilize to address this very real threat".</p></em><br /><br /><p> It's that time of the year again, so we continued taking a look back at the year 2013 on Archinect by sharing the most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88610415/archinect-s-13-top-13-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">13 top 13 lists for '13</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qazj2caanj0q6aqr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> Some of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89234233/archinect-s-top-13-architectural-issues-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 13 Architectural Issues for '13</a>&nbsp;included; 3D Printing, Flint&rsquo;s Flat Lot Competition results, and the issue of render vs reality, MoMA's decision to demolish American Folk Art Musuem #FolkMoMA and Gender equality and women's rights/recognition in architecture to name a few.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x9/x9q3h3g3t6fzdmn3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>flemingr2002</strong> thought a couple of issues were missing "<em>Good list but i am surprised to see gender issues highlighted but the lack of ethnic diversity, especially in design schools, ignored. It would seem that the real issue is white male privilege. -- Also, CO2 has hit 400 parts per million but sustainability is missing from the list. I know its not hip to be into sustainability but at some point, probably too late, architects will finally mobilize to addr...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89558443/editor-s-picks-347 Editor's Picks #347 Nam Henderson 2013-12-24T00:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-29T10:44:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6eo7dg9wqtvgjlyp.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect features BI's inaugural publication, "FREE" in Screen/Print #3. Donna Sink LOVED "the cover of this periodical! So satirical".</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest edition of the <strong>In Focus</strong> series, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88776771/in-focus-edward-neumann" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to London-based photographer Edward Neumann</a>. He describes himself "<em>an aspiring fine art photographer...I like the &lsquo;art for art&rsquo;s sake&rsquo; school of thought</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jw0y0ubthdktcw74.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect features&nbsp;<strong>BI</strong>'s inaugural publication, "<strong>FREE</strong>" in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #3</a>.&nbsp;Donna Sink&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOVED</a>&nbsp;"<em>the cover of this periodical!&nbsp; So satirical</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> It's that time of the year again, so we are taking a look back at the year 2013 on Archinect by sharing the most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88610415/archinect-s-13-top-13-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a list of 13 top 13 lists for '13</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;got excited "<em>Woo Hoo! My images headline #5 and #8!</em>"&nbsp;in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88998056/archinect-s-top-13-discussions-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Discussions for '13'</a>&nbsp;while in response to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89215748/archinect-s-top-13-lecture-posters-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Lecture Posters for '13'</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hsolie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>You can really read into each schools methodology and educational philosophies through these posters. It is a shame to see so many of them favorin...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89014953/editor-s-picks-346 Editor's Picks #346 Nam Henderson 2013-12-17T12:24:00-05:00 >2013-12-17T22:40:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ib0pumdcpq6ws4hq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Responding to some critical commentators Donna Sink pointed out "you realize she was one of the first architects to use reinforced concrete, right? The first woman admitted to the Ecole? Working in one of the most revered styles in our history when it was brand new?".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88696405/2014-aia-gold-medal-posthumously-awarded-to-julia-morgan-faia-the-first-female-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fifty-six years after her death, the Board of Directors of the AIA voted today to honor the AIA Gold Medal to Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957) &mdash; the first woman to ever receive the award. Morgan will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rhzwmbfr4yof70lc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;admitted feeling ambivalent "<em>Could they not find a living woman architect worthy of the honor - they had to comb through the history books?...I can see the flip side. If they had created a different award, they would have gotten criticism for that&hellip;Ah, well. Progress nonetheless!</em>". Responding to some critical commentators <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> pointed&nbsp;out "<em>you realize she was one of the first architects to use reinforced concrete, right? The first woman admitted to the Ecole? Working in one of the most revered styles in our history when it was brand new?</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45588388/erin-lani" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Lani</a>&nbsp;continued in this vein "<em>the work of Julia Morgan stands as one thorough exercise of an Architect's thesis, regardless of gender. She gat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88476100/editor-s-picks-345 Editor's Picks #345 Nam Henderson 2013-12-10T10:33:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T10:13:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qm6h8qbzukppuj0u.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program. They state that while their proposal "is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design...We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues". Fred Scharmen was intrigued "Very nice work. Thanks for posting this".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, interviewed <em>rub-a-dub</em> (a team of Sebastian Andia, Rodrigo Chain, Apostolos Despotidis and Thomas T. Jensen) to learn about their project '<em>Space Oddity'</em>,&nbsp;for the latest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong> series.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7t/7tvjsc1d4pboqqwn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85539617/student-works-rub-a-dub-s-space-oddity" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Space Oddity was conceived by rub-a-dub in 2012, while studying under the DRL at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, a post-professional MArch program</a>. They state that while their proposal "<em>is obviously not a viable option for actual space travel...the timing is ripe to imagine new versions of living and moving in space...Lately there has being a lot of noise about space design, including contour crafting and 3D printing amongst others. We believe a lot of these projects are only solving technical issues</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;was intrigued "<em>Very nice work. Thanks for posting this</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4euvtkaf68zn4bp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> The Observer published &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88000434/miami-s-new-vice-an-addiction-to-star-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miami's new vice &ndash; an addiction to star architects</a>&lsquo; in which Rowan Moore criticiz...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88000436/editor-s-picks-344 Editor's Picks #344 Nam Henderson 2013-12-03T18:49:00-05:00 >2013-12-04T11:09:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5frs4u24ej16r161.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>eric chavkin penned a review of "Glen Small: Recovery Room" an exhibit at Assembly in Los Angeles, organized and curated by Archinect's own Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce. MightyMike (aka Michael Locke) commented "For local (Los Angeles) fans of Archinect, there's a wonderful example of Small's work in the Franklin Hills...the Leiberman House". For his part davidd felt "This review and Small's work seems to come from an ingroup/niche point of view".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>eric chavkin</strong> penned <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/87160008/review-glen-small-father-of-green-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a review of "Glen Small: Recovery Room" an exhibit at Assembly in Los Angeles</a>,&nbsp;organized and curated by Archinect's own <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>.&nbsp;He concluded "<em>Despite the flaws the works of Glen Small offer so much that another architect could base an entire career on re-doing, modifying, repeating any one of his single works</em>".</p> <p> <strong>MightyMike</strong> (aka Michael Locke) commented "<em>For local (Los Angeles) fans of Archinect, there's a wonderful example of Small's work in the Franklin Hills...the Leiberman House, designed by Glen Howard Small, AIA c.1989 and completed by Anthony Eckelberry&nbsp; in 1995</em>".&nbsp;For his part <strong>davidd</strong> felt "<em>This review and Small's work seems to come from an ingroup/niche point of view</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t0/t02qer22c07e3bwc.jpg"></p> <p> Plus, in latest edition of the series <strong>Working out of the Box</strong>, Archinect spoke with with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86453128/working-out-of-the-box-mary-lynne-williams-moneta-ho-kushner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Microsoft Design Leads Mary-Lynne Williams and Moneta Ho Kushner</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/brianhenry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Henry</a>&nbsp;noted <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87216976/ohio-looks-at-banning-leed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a move by Ohio towards banning LEED</a>.&nbsp;<strong>katscan</strong> thought "<em>It sure is about time, I was wondering why stat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87406398/editor-s-picks-343 Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n6/n6ixk5owgsummv5o.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/features/article/86470050/the-deans-list-david-gissen-of-california-college-of-the-arts" 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbm510sgigr4731i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86934209/showcase-taipei-sales-center-by-oyler-wu-collaborative" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/86869143/editor-s-picks-342 Editor's Picks #342 Nam Henderson 2013-11-19T12:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T10:24:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dj/djxd9yz0iid84z3e.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>; featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86467632/showcase-vienna-university-buildings-by-crab-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a complete redesign of the Law Faculties and Central Administration Buildings at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), by CRAB Studio</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8v14fnda8j19qlt4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86305923/support-architecture-for-humanity-s-work-after-super-typhoon-haiyan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With Architecture for Humanity's experience helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster, they are currently mobilizing to assist in long-term reconstruction</a>. Through speaking with local stakeholders and construction professionals, they are working to begin understanding the on-the-ground situation to prioritize rebuilding needs and help affected regions build back better and stronger.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ew/ewamchwb05qfmf86.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="https://architectureforhumanity.org/donate/form?program=Disaster%20Reconstruction%20and%20Resiliency" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donate now</a> and help support Architecture for Humanity's response in the region affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7a01der8zdox0k4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Last week <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/krob_2013_winners_announced1/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler.net highlighted</a> the winners from the 39th annual KRob Architectural Delineation competition, the longest running architectural drawing competition in the world. Six winners, three juror citations, and 21 finalists were selected this year.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qa4cg1k65qs9vizo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While he ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86391951/editor-s-picks-341 Editor's Picks #341 Nam Henderson 2013-11-12T19:20:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T10:09:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z4/z4gp12ibmvdmiz6z.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/archiadventures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Rosenthal</a>&nbsp;penned an Op-Ed -&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85989677/op-ed-millennials-and-opportunity-embracing-intentional-vs-spontaneous-change-in-the-workforce" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Millennials and Opportunity: Embracing Intentional vs Spontaneous Change in the Workforce</a>.&nbsp;In the piece she puts a challenge/question to her contemporaries; "<em>What if rather than changing jobs or companies, you tried to change the system or culture within your existing work environment?...as our generation of millennials 'grows up' a little bit, and decides to potentially (just maybe?!) settle down a bit, how do we identify opportunities to yield change through a thoughtful investment of time and commitment?</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;agreed with the gist but added "<em>i think there is value in change at the beginning of your career&hellip;later on, stability is good&hellip;but don't just stick to stick. find a situation that you value, that makes you want to become rooted and engaged in a more committed way</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bl/bl1rg0c8pd8kqyjd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85837677/working-out-of-the-box-the-sugar-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liz von Hasseln, one part of the husband-and-wife team and 3D sugar-printing design firm, The Sugar ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85789430/editor-s-picks-340 Editor's Picks #340 Nam Henderson 2013-11-05T12:13:00-05:00 >2013-11-06T11:06:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/86awkqweso8ki2kk.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0z3q9nurj6fgtrmm.jpg"></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect announced Screen/Print, an experimentat in translation across media, featuring a close-up digital look at printed architectural writing. For it's first run, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82534651/screen-print-soiled-s-windowscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print featured SOILED magazine&rsquo;s fourth issue, Windowscrapers</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0x6er9h4awmvl9po.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of the&nbsp;<strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series Archinect spoke with the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/85227322/working-out-of-the-box-justin-leblanc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect-turned-fashion designer (andProject Runway season 12 finalist) Justin LeBlanc</a>.&nbsp;Mr. LeBlanc received his BA in Architecture at North Carolina State University from 2004-2009 and is "<em>currently an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University...in the Art and Design Department with a concentration in Fashion...also the Faculty Advisor for NCState&rsquo;s Art2Wear program</em>"</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1o/1o6tfcaepb8hkl62.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85320829/plan-to-raze-five-paul-rudolph-buildings-in-buffalo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buffalo Rising called Archinectors attention to the fact that on Nov 6, 2013 the Buffalo City Planning Board will meet to review plans submitted by Norstar Development that will demolish five buildings of the Paul Rudo...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85281226/editor-s-picks-339 Editor's Picks #339 Nam Henderson 2013-10-29T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-10-30T07:49:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kc/kc0u8w1qahplgqzg.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest edition of the Working out of the Box series Archinect interviewed Steven Fleming an architectural-theorist of cycling... Slightly was inspired "For me, this type of work is more inspirational than the glossy renderings I see that is all too common in architecture work these days! Seriously, bike friendly movement needs to be in the forefront of cities around the world!"...</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series Archinect interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/84683423/working-out-of-the-box-steven-fleming" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Fleming an architectural-theorist of cycling</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tv/tvt8a3e96n7ap7gb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For those wondering what does that mean, he explains his latest project is an exhibition "<em>inspired by General Motors' Futurama exhibition at the 1939 World's Fair, only instead of whetting everyone&rsquo;s appetite for owning a car and a house in the suburbs, I want my Utopian vision to open people's eyes to the potential of bikes, if cities were actually built for bikes and other modes weren't allowed to impeded bicycle motion</em>".</p> <p> <strong>Slightly</strong> was inspired "<em>For me, this type of work is more inspirational than the glossy renderings I see that is all too common in architecture work these days! Seriously, bike friendly movement needs to be in the forefront of cities around the world!</em>"...</p> <p> Meanwhile for the latest release of the <strong>In Focus</strong> feature Archinect talked to <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/84984077/in-focus-jade-doskow" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brooklyn-based photographer Jade Doskow</a>.&nbsp;Her "<em>largest and most current body of work involves...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84710003/editor-s-picks-338 Editor's Picks #338 Nam Henderson 2013-10-22T11:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T06:23:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/qukwxx1iok4bo8h1.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Abrahamson currently a doctoral student in Architecture History and Theory at the University of Michigan provided a review of "Air Rights" &ndash; an exhibition by the Drone Research Lab (DRL) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning...Responding either to the author or to projects found in the exhibition (perhaps both?), Darkman criticized "The BLDGBLOG type inquiry walks a fine line between futurism and self-indulgance"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixoy0hkgvwkmnqo0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For the latest edition of the&nbsp;<strong>In Focus</strong> series, dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better, Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/84219613/in-focus-robin-hayes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spoke with Stockholm-based English photographer Robin Hayes</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9xsuxno8j3y6uaxf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/3376463/michael-abrahamson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Abrahamson</a>&nbsp;currently a doctoral student in Architecture History and Theory at the University of Michigan <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/84447208/air-rights-an-exhibit-by-drone-research-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">provided a review of "Air Rights"</a> &ndash; an exhibition by the Drone Research Lab (DRL) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.&nbsp;Therein he explains "<em>The exhibit seems to argue that the site of misbehavior and appropriation is shifting from the tagged surfaces of graffiti to aberrant spatial practices of collection and documentation...The show is a mixed bag, displaying everything from a metaphoric play on US intelligence procedures to a pragmatic consumer drone kit. Notably absent is any attempt at using drones for the fabrication of habitable spaces</em>".</p> <p> Responding either to the author or to projects found in the exhibition (per...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84166563/editor-s-picks-337 Editor's Picks #337 Nam Henderson 2013-10-14T23:46:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T05:48:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y0/y040uqxnorl2aggs.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg,</a> Editorial Manager for Archinect, traveled to Aedes Network Campus Berlin as a fly-on-the-wall, and reported back with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83387409/7-lessons-from-the-3rd-international-architectural-education-summit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">7 Lessons from the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit</a>.&nbsp;These were; 1) <strong>The relevancy of the &ldquo;Architect&rdquo; is fleeting</strong>, 2) <strong>Kids today don&rsquo;t know a thing about radicalism</strong>, 3) <strong>The powers that be are male, and architecture is a gender-divisive practice</strong>, 4) <strong>Architects need to be &ldquo;strategically naive&rdquo;</strong>, 5) <strong>Architectural authority is not above democratic authority (?)</strong>, 6) <strong>Form before finances</strong> and lastly 7) <strong>The student has become the master (at least regarding computers)</strong>.</p> <p> <strong>In response </strong><strong>Thayer-D</strong> opined "<em>The main problem with architectural education isn't the lack of branding or radicalism, or even male dominated pedagogy (although that does suck).&nbsp; It's the lack of faith that tackling the myriad of issues associated with any given project will result in the most compelling and present project possible, regardless of one's aesthetic proclivi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83629108/editor-s-picks-336 Editor's Picks #336 Nam Henderson 2013-10-08T00:31:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T10:39:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tw/twp35egvbtyqrm1i.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature, Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/83076356/working-out-of-the-box-bryan-boyer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect-turned-public-design-instigator Bryan Boyer</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>very good article and very interesting career path. Very inspiring, Bryan</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f2zxolghp1rz9u8g.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Meanwhile the newest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong>, showcased a project completed in 2011, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82684993/student-works-saltworks-from-washington-university-in-st-louis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Reticulated Form: Full Scale Prototyping" aka Saltworks</a> an innovative outdoor installation designed, fabricated, and assembled by students in Joe MacDonald&rsquo;s and Arash Adel&rsquo;s Option Studio at Washington University in St. Louis.&nbsp;<strong>3tk</strong> was curious "<em>about how this fits ergonomically.&nbsp; Nice sculptural quality to it - hope it's still around when I finally get back there some time!</em>"...</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6m/6mplk2xt339iirds.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Earlier this week AIA President Mickey Jacob, FAIA,<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83135086/the-aia-issues-statement-on-federal-government-shut-down" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> issued the following statement regarding the partial federal government shutdown</a> "<em>The AIA is a non-partisan professional association; we work with members of both political parties. And like most Americans, AIA membe...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83089305/editor-s-picks-335 Editor's Picks #335 Nam Henderson 2013-09-30T23:57:00-04:00 >2013-10-03T14:28:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0zmxsizdfq3rhqw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On the occasion of the release of <a href="http://cluistore.org/batobaexmaof.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region</a>, a new photobook from the Center for Land Use Interpretation <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;sat down for a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81536319/no-such-thing-as-nowhere-discussion-with-matthew-coolidge-author-of-around-the-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discussion</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99yexc9js0w5nssn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cwmgjm9ezfvmkye.jpg" title=""><br><br> Archinect implemented the ability to click next to a person's name (or username) on posts and comments&nbsp; and click "<em>history</em>" to view the user's post and comment history, or "<em>contact</em>" to privately message the user. For users that don't want to be contacted, there is an option in the "edit settings" page to block others from contacting you.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wggn7r46qlsudjae.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Over at Metropolis Magazine&rsquo;s POV blog, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82775900/thom-mayne-inquiry-is-everything" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Caruso AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, spoke with Thom Mayne re:&nbsp; his early years working at Pasadena redevelopment agency and Gruen, starting Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with his friends and colleagues from Pomona and working with clients like the GSA or "innovation" seeking clients in China</a>.&nbsp;One quote that jumped out was this "<em>I divide ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82554747/editor-s-picks-334 Editor's Picks #334 Nam Henderson 2013-09-24T11:28:00-04:00 >2013-09-24T13:44:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0u/0u7dlgo8d9fs5pbc.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest <strong>Showcase</strong>&nbsp;feature Archinect highlighted, the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82064755/showcase-louisiana-state-museum-and-sports-hall-of-fame-by-trahan-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame by Trahan Architects</a>.&nbsp;The building which opened this past June, is located in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake.</p> <p> The project engendered lots of commentary. <strong>vado retro</strong> stopped by to say "<em>i'm planning on taking a drive down to check this out in the not too distant future. what impressed me most about this project is that some civic leaders had the vision to design this type of building in a historic district of the state's oldest city rather than a historicist pastiche</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9oyz64uvz0c7yh9t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> While&nbsp;<strong>afrdzak</strong>&nbsp;was a little torn "<em>As an object it's beautiful and I would love to walk through those spaces and touch the stone.&nbsp; By what I see in the photos it&nbsp; looks to be well crafted it really exemplifies good utilization and potential of technology while at the same taking stone to a new level of design (even though it's not structural. Yes I like struc...</em></p>