Archinect - News 2014-04-17T17:29:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/51869695/editor-s-picks-269 Editor's Picks #269 Nam Henderson 2012-06-18T19:54:00-04:00 >2012-06-19T23:59:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/738rkryxdtd020gq.jpg" width="454" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Andrew Ferren traveled to Turkey on an architectural pilgrimage, to learn more about the work of a 16th-century architect and engineer named Sinan. VanillaBrice commented "The Sokollu Pasha Mosque is an incredible study of fitting an impressive religious building in a neighborhood setting. The scale and way he controlled the sloping site display his mastery."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>&nbsp;News</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/50957424/sinan-the-world-s-first-starchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Ferren traveled to Turkey on an architectural pilgrimage, to learn more about the work of a 16th-century architect and engineer named Sinan</a>. <strong>VanillaBrice</strong> commented "<em>The Sokollu Pasha Mosque is an incredible study of fitting an impressive religious building in a neighborhood setting. The scale and way he controlled the sloping site display his mastery. I heard that there are pieces of the Kaaba Stone set in some of the door lintels. Visiting this building should be on the "Istanbul To-Do List" of every designer.</em>"</p> <p> A piece by Sarah Good year for the Atlantic Cities network <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51398282/debating-the-root-causes-of-zombie-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">questioned whether bringing the strip malls and other zombie infrastructure of the American landscape back to life really the best that we can imagine?&nbsp;</a><strong>HandsumCa$hMoneyYo</strong> began by agreeing "<em>Oh, that is a beautiful strip mall.&nbsp; I agree with the man, really, it's one of the best. If you really want to get to the root of zombie infrastructure then you need to start looking at zombie money and zombie b...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/50957424/sinan-the-world-s-first-starchitect Sinan the world’s first “starchitect” ? Nam Henderson 2012-06-10T22:26:00-04:00 >2012-06-14T12:05:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9t/9tbyywnbz8q8qavw.jpg" width="393" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To create symmetry, he placed doors in the center of those colonnades. But inside the mosque, the doors meant worshipers now came and went from the middle of the room rather than from the back. &ldquo;A sacred space meant for prayer and contemplation became a passageway,&rdquo; Sinan the guide explained. &ldquo;It was a mistake he would never repeat.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Andrew Ferren traveled to Turkey on an architectural pilgrimage, to learn more about the work of a 16th-century architect and engineer named Sinan.&nbsp;Sinan (circa 1490-1588) was chief architect and civil engineer of the Ottoman Empire at its apogee and Mr. Ferren arranged the trip through bespoke travel agency Sea Song Tours in Istanbul.&nbsp;</p> <p> Previously&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96007/the-ottoman-architect-who-linked-east-and-west" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce has posted about&nbsp;The Ottoman architect who linked East and West</a>.</p>