Archinect - News 2014-12-22T04:23:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/115193283/paradise-lost-the-enduring-legacy-of-a-soviet-era-utopian-workers-district Paradise lost? The enduring legacy of a Soviet-era utopian workers’ district Alexander Walter 2014-12-04T14:36:00-05:00 >2014-12-04T20:38:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ar/ar74mzg6qrr0w7ee.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture critic Owen Hatherley travelled to Nizhny Novgorod to visit Avtozavod, a purpose-built &ldquo;workers&rsquo; paradise&rdquo;. The idealism may have gone, but its legacy remains strong</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/101096460/for-libertarian-utopia-float-away-on-startup-nation For Libertarian Utopia, Float Away on ‘Startup’ Nation Alexander Walter 2014-06-04T15:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:37:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f60e4d3554ad74c6ae4a3574f1860139.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As dawn breaks over the Gulf of Fonseca, southeast of El Salvador, Patri Friedman sets out for a jog. He trots past domed hothouses filled with fruit trees and feels the sidewalk sway gently underfoot as a tugboat chugs by with a floating apartment building in tow. The year is 2024, and Friedman lives on a so-called seastead, a waterbound city of some 1,000 people who produce their own food, their own energy and -- most important -- their own laws.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/48002291/obscenely-rich-tech-folk-are-still-building-their-island-utopia-off-the-coast-of-san-francisco" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscenely Rich Tech Folk Are Still Building Their Island Utopia Off The Coast of San Francisco</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/17174240/paypal-founder-invests-1-25-million-to-create-floating-micro-countries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paypal Founder Invests $1.25 Million to Create Floating Micro-Countries</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/80326041/jacque-fresco-s-and-the-venus-project Jacque Fresco's and the Venus Project Nam Henderson 2013-08-26T09:08:00-04:00 >2013-08-27T15:19:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3c/3crt8aqzxohx4fa2.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instead of having parks, the whole city is a park...Like aluminum extrusions the whole building is extruded and then it is cut by laser beams, then inserted into a structure by machine. - Jacque Fresco</p></em><br /><br /><p> Paul Kerley explores the 97-year old architect's vision of the future. For the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thevenusproject.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venus Project</a>,&nbsp;the goal is a&nbsp;radically different society. One replete with monorails and retro-Modernist architecture &agrave; la Disney's Epcot, where everything from nations to jobs are no longer necessary.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71357555/editor-s-picks-311 Editor's Picks #311 Nam Henderson 2013-04-16T12:43:00-04:00 >2013-04-16T23:57:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7w85n1jls4t0x5j.jpg" width="514" height="496" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition in his <strong>NEXT SERIES:</strong> features, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> spoofed the rise of architectural firms who hire media experts, also known as social media coordinators or marketing directors. The piece titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/70943831/next-series-media-specialist-wanted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media Specialist Wanted</a> began provocatively "<em>in architectural media, what it used to be &lsquo;there is no such thing as bad publicity&rsquo; in the prime print years, has turned into &lsquo;puffery is the only publicity&rsquo; in the age of social media and infinite promotion</em>"...</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/54894565/nicholas-cecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Cecchi</a> doubted "<em>an architect would personally insult someone who dislikes their building, why is OK for someone hired by an architect to do so? Have architects forgotten that they serve clients and the public, not their own egos and interests?</em>".</p> <p> While, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a> offered up some praise for <strong>Orhan</strong> and an answer to <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&rsquo;s previous comment/question "<em>another great piece of irony truth and fiction, orhan. @ steven, we never pay to be published, except that it costs us a bit of time to prepare material......</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63600034/call-for-contributions-zawia-01-utopia Call for contributions zawia#01:Utopia Moataz Faissal Farid 2012-12-17T13:20:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T13:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2clenl7ho9jxtf2h.jpg" width="438" height="548" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"... If history has taught us that the realization of a utopia is necessarily its destruction, Can we regard this process as a continuously failing attempt of architectural hallucinations? Or is it a way to promote escapism from an inevitable dystopic reality? ..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The call for contributions for the upcoming volume zawia#01:Utopia is out now. We are expecting abstracts until the 28th of January. Please download the document by visiting our website <a href="http://www.zawia.co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.zawia.co</a> or by simply clicking here <a href="http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf</a></p> <p> [Zawia is an English &amp; Arabic publication &amp; collaborative events on architecture, design &amp; Urbanism]</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12105517/glen-small-s-detroit-trilogy Glen Small's Detroit Trilogy Orhan Ayyüce 2011-07-03T18:05:01-04:00 >2011-07-05T00:35:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pe/pexyr4kwj8h6s7d8.jpg" width="514" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Glen Small's visionary urban projects of Detroit 1966-69:</p> <p> <a href="http://www.smallatlarge.com/2011/06/kern-block-detroit-1966/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KERN BLOCK</a><a href="http://www.smallatlarge.com/2011/06/vertical-road-mass-transit-detroit-1967/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> VERTICAL ROAD MASS TRANSIT DETROIT </a><a href="http://www.smallatlarge.com/2011/06/the-great-stadium-issue-home-of-fun-and-games/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> THE GREAT STADIUM</a></p>