Archinect - News 2017-07-24T22:56:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150016124/editor-s-picks-471 Editor's Picks #471 Nam Henderson 2017-07-06T18:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T20:59:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1s/1siat0bjkyrukqoq.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI, the always "<em>into it</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>, sat down with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150011097/discussing-the-role-of-jargon-and-difficulty-with-harvard-gsd-s-k-michael-hays-lisa-haber-thomson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harvard GSD's K. Michael Hays + Lisa Haber-Thomson</a> to discuss the role of jargon in pedagogy, a new GSD online course offering and the "<em>vexed notion of architecture&rsquo;s autonomy.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> was "<em>very impressed that Michael Hays and Lisa Haber-Thomson agreed to the exchange. That speaks a lot about them, and deserves a lot of respect...</em>" For his part,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13529719/jeffry-burchard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeffry Burchard</a> theorized "<em>that there are and have always been three languages of Architecture. They happen to correspond nicely to the audiences of architecture</em>".</p> <p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/zacksemke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zack Semke</a>&nbsp;highlighted the potentials of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150012180/how-passive-house-design-can-propel-the-clean-energy-transition-in-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Passive House Design</a>. <strong>Daniel Piselli</strong> chimed in "<em>Great, timely article. Passive House is no longer a fringe concept. Its being proven feasible in the US on projects of multiple scales &amp; types by a growing number of architects &amp; engineers.</em>"&nbsp;Some of you, may be interested in <a href="http://passivhaustrust.org.uk/..." rel="nofollow" target="_blank">related</a> cost research from the UK Passivhaus Trust.</p> <figure><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/9i/9ikysk1fxjc62l6g.jpg"></a><br></figure><figure><figcaption></figcaption></figure>News <p>In NCARB related news; they have <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010871/ncarb-opens-new-path-to-certification-for-architects-from-non-accredited-schools" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">launched</a> th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150011950/editor-s-picks-470 Editor's Picks #470 Nam Henderson 2017-06-12T13:36:00-04:00 >2017-06-13T21:02:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/imnajz7jqjdmjq99.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI <a href="http://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a> launched Archinect&rsquo;s latest series <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Each session of Cross-Talk will be oriented around one topic.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each topic will be addressed by four texts.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Each text will be produced by a different author. </em></p><p><em>Each writer will have their own stance. </em></p><p><em>Each stance will be meant to agitate others.</em></p><p><em>Each agitation will produce a possible crack in reason. </em></p><p><em>Each crack will reveal a possible new position.</em></p><p>The first installment explored&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/943834/agonism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">agonism</a>. Reacting to one of the pieces <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> wrote "<em>I've never, ever thought of myself as struggling against gravity as an architect...But reading this and thinking about the current project that is obsessing me - renovating a 100 year old abandoned brick building - I realize I constantly fight against decay, or entropy, or disuse.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1u/1uu4uadgbnwpm4w5.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/hannahlucywood" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hannah Woods</a> published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008944/architects-of-social-responsibility-views-of-humanitarian-architecture-in-practice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects of Social Responsibility</a>, in which she "<em>engages with architects adopting a range of business models to pursue social responsibility and looks deeper into ways the profession is ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150009001/editor-s-picks-469 Editor's Picks #469 Nam Henderson 2017-05-25T14:36:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T17:06:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1y/1ytrbsr4thb6w2ji.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/colombostefano" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stefano Colombo</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/eugenio.cosentino" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eugenio Cosentino</a> &amp; <a href="http://archinect.com/lucamarullo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luca Marullo</a> published their second text in a series conceived for Archinect on deserts and radical islands. It is a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150007079/cosmology-subcultures-and-urban-wilderness" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">heady exploration</a> of subcultures (ranging from Punk to Dark Valley, Dark Enlightenment and the Neoreactionaries) and how they "<em>can be seen to possess their own cosmologies</em>".</p><p><strong>Chris_Teeter</strong> was impressed<em> "this could be an intro text to an entire university course. covers a lot and summarizes it quickly and well. good work.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uv/uv1kkb9298rmj7rg.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> chatted with Moshe Safdie on the 50th Anniversary of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150006127/moshe-safdie-reflects-on-the-50th-anniversary-of-habitat-67-the-masterpiece-he-completed-at-25" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25</a>. Safdie reflects "<em>It was a fairy tale. I hadn&rsquo;t built a building at that time. When they did approve it</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> offered up praise "<em>Great architect with rightfully earned respect.</em>"</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/149986821/mackenzie-goldberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mackenzie Goldberg</a>&nbsp;rounded up <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150005964/the-twitterverse-responds-to-obama-s-presidential-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Twitterverse Response to Obama's Presidential Library</a>. <strong>won and done williams</strong> concluded "<em>I take no issue with the siting or the loss of the athletic fields as long as the new bu...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150006715/editor-s-picks-468 Editor's Picks #468 Nam Henderson 2017-05-10T12:51:00-04:00 >2017-05-10T14:01:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sa/sat6yw4ytwnd0rrr.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>ICYMI, back in April&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150003660/designing-for-and-with-the-landscape-an-interview-with-mackay-lyons-sweetapple-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview</a> with Bryan MacKay-Lyons and Talbot Sweetapple, about their contextually-sensitive, regionally specific, vernacular.&nbsp;<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xq/xqmtqo1svp1tzjw4.jpg"></p><p>Therein MacKay-Layons explains&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>The other non-object sense of our work is that we see the buildings as helmets that you wear[&hellip;] Being inside and understanding where you exist in the world in terms of the sun and the wind and the biography. We really designed the buildings to be like helmets to be inside of.</em>"</p><p><strong>Chemex</strong> was pleased</p><p>"<em>Nice interview. McK-L work and words, it seems, are the perfect example of good design inspired by tradition and context...Whenever I hear a client or friend complain about modern architecture, I show them McK-L or Holl.</em>"</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a> chatted with Will Wright instigator of L.A. AIA's "<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150005602/how-can-architecture-become-more-diverse-on-may-5th-l-a-aia-s-encompass-conference-addresses-this-question" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Encompass</a>" conference.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> (one of the speakers) offered up a review "<em>great conference....It was carefully curated by AIA Los Angeles chapter to be inclusive...Discussions and stories of diver...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150002960/editor-s-picks-467 Editor's Picks #467 Nam Henderson 2017-04-14T13:25:00-04:00 >2017-04-14T21:20:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/20/20fopsabzc0eutef.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a> started publishing excerpts from Archinect&rsquo;s fourth live podcasting event, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/908986/floating-worlds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Next Up: Floating Worlds</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Looking at potential roles for architecture in the contemporary neoliberal economy, with a focus on issues pertaining to gender and identity, the event featured lectures/interviews with; Jack Self, <a href="http://www.christinebjerke.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christine Bjerke</a>, the Feminist Architecture Collaborative, one-third of Support.fm (and perhaps?) more&hellip;</p><p>Responding to some critics,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;offered <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150000055/working-through-architecture-and-its-refusal-an-interview-with-f-architecture-from-next-up-floating-worlds" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perspective</a> "<em>I've been publicly humbled several times recently for doing what I think a lot of commenters here are doing: reading/hearing something that makes me uncomfortable, so I get defensive about it and start delegitimizing it. I'm learning to just listen sometimes: to consider that the speaker has a platform for a reason (f-architecture is certainly doing stuff), and maybe I should listen *without commenting* and try to figure out why what they're saying makes me uncomfortable and examine what long-held beliefs I have t...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000085/editor-s-picks-466 Editor's Picks #466 Nam Henderson 2017-03-29T14:59:00-04:00 >2017-03-29T14:59:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9m/9muulufq3tm03lkg.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>WBYA?</strong> is a coalition of architects, activists, scholars, and educators that tackle the pressing question: who builds your architecture? Check out their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149997468/who-builds-your-architecture-a-critical-field-guide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Critical Field Guide</a>...</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n0/n0mnysngjxz6kney.jpg"></p><p>Plus, for the latest edition of <strong>Dean's List</strong>: <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;spoke with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149998432/dean-s-list-qingyun-ma-of-the-university-of-southern-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Qingyun Ma</a>, of the University of Southern California. <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce </a>felt them "<em>Wise words&hellip;</em>"&nbsp;while <strong>Thayer-D</strong> was intrigued "<em>I don't think I've ever heard a dean call for beauty so unequivocally...would this prioritization over-ride your call for social impact of building and also advancements of technology?</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4s/4sbiq2097onvy37y.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DOMODesigns?src=hash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOMO Studio was roundly criticized</a>&nbsp;for it&rsquo;s "<em>softer, gentler</em>" (aka "<em>the Bushwick of xenophobic nationalism</em>") for the Trump, Mexican border wall. <strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149996309/these-architects-actually-proposed-building-the-border-wall-with-shipping-containers-and-micro-housing-units" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">opined</a>&nbsp;"<em>this is a poorly thought-out knock-off of age old ideas that were far more refined then this joke. &nbsp;It's a joke architecturally without considering the politics behind it.</em>"</p><p>In a bit of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149996596/the-frank-lloyd-wright-school-of-architecture-to-remain-accredited" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">good news</a>, after years of uncertainty, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture...</p> 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>