Archinect - News 2015-07-05T17:13:29-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/117439717/macedonians-protest-to-protect-modernism Macedonians protest to protect modernism Archinect 2015-01-02T18:31:00-05:00 >2015-01-06T08:25:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83308c6c345188db440449021dc84f76.jpg" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two nights before New Year&rsquo;s Eve, more than a thousand Macedonians gathered in the snow to hold hands and form a ring around a large shopping mall in the capital city of Skopje. That may sound like the beginning to some strange joke, but the crowd was assembled in earnest, to express its love of the modernist building known as GTC, and to protest a government plan to give it a new, baroque fa&ccedil;ade.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/up/updoa0c4s521qv16.jpg"><br><em>... in a city whose architecture is mostly modernist, all of the Skopje 2014 building is being done in a strictly neoclassical style, from a brand new triumphal arch to a towering sculpture of a man on a horse &mdash; <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/14/alexander-great-macedonia-warrior-horse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">presumably, but not explicitly, Alexander the Great</a> &mdash; atop a column adorned with lions, music, lights, and a fountain.</em></p> 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>