Archinect - News 2014-04-24T16:01:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97496121/evolo-skyscrapers-2-now-available-for-pre-order eVolo Skyscrapers 2 now available for pre-order Justine Testado 2014-04-07T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:35:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xivwe2qf8oyji22u.jpg" width="514" height="622" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need inspiration to prepare for next year's <a href="http://www.evolo.us/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVOLO</a> Skyscraper Competition? eVOLO's latest publication,<em> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 </em>is <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-skyscrapers-2-limited-edition-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now available for pre-order</a> throughout April! Only 1,000 copies worldwide are in stock.</p><p>As the follow-up to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/33335726/evolo-skyscrapers-limited-edition-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the acclaimed first edition,</a> the hardcover, 628-page book showcases 150 of the best skyscraper submissions to the popular eVOLO Skyscraper Competition from the past few years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gt3durknyasn8gab.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ap/apg5rv5ik2ycp2qg.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8pr1hfv86gz56d8p.jpg"></p><p>These reimagined super-tall structures explore technological advances, sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural solutions to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the world's contemporary cities.</p><p><strong>Click <a href="http://shop.evolo.us/product/evolo-skyscrapers-2-limited-edition-book" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to order.</strong> Orders will ship out in May.</p><p>For more eVOLO on Archinect, click <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/71983/evolo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93076197/nine-days-left-for-l-a-forum-s-dingbat-2-0-kickstarter-campaign Nine days left for L.A. Forum's DINGBAT 2.0 Kickstarter campaign Justine Testado 2014-02-07T15:17:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T21:52:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7q7scuc3b935oij.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a little over a week left, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design launched their first <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1452190721/dingbat-20-publication" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> to support the production and distribution of their upcoming book, <em>DINGBAT 2.0</em>, the first in-depth study of the ubiquitous dingbat apartment -- a common, easy-to-identify structure in Los Angeles that apparently no one&nbsp; talks about.</p><p>Co-edited by former L.A. Forum Board of Directors president Thurman Grant and former board member and Radical Craft principal Joshua G. Stein, each section of the book offers a look into its history, future, and value in L.A.'s urban identity. Features include essays, winning entries of the Dingbat 2.0 competition, and panel discussions between some notable figures.<br><br>Here's more detail about the book:<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fk/fk67aaaf396sf4qc.jpg"><br>"Just as Banham used Los Angeles as a lens through which we could imagine a new form of urbanism emerging across the globe, Dingbat 2.0 uses the dingbat apartment type to explore the seemingly paradoxical potential for individual ide...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88464827/bracket-takes-action-call-for-submissions BRACKET [takes action]: Call for Submissions Archinect 2013-12-09T19:43:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:47:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vy7jkhpxexyjowky.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The 4th issue of <a href="http://brkt.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRACKET</a> just launched its Call for Submissions, and this time the theme is<em> [takes action]</em>.</p> <p> The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.</p> <p> Following is the full submission brief:</p> <p> <strong>Bracket [takes action]</strong></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;When humans assemble, spatial conflicts arise. Spatial planning is often considered the management of spatial conflicts.&rdquo;</em> &mdash;Markus Miessen</p> <p> <br><strong>Call for submissions</strong><br> Hannah Arendt&rsquo;s 1958 treatise The Human Condition cites &ldquo;action&rdquo; as one of the three tenants, along with labor and work, of the <em>vita active</em> (active life). Action, she writes, is a necessary catalyst for the human condition of plurality, which is an expression of both the common public and distinct individuals. This reading of action requires unique and free individuals to act toward a collective project and is therefore simultaneously &lsquo;bottom-up&rsquo; and &lsquo;top-down&rsquo;. In the more than fifty years since Arendt&rsquo;s claims, the public realm in which action materializes, and the means by which action is exp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69736583/j-p-a-and-wes-jones-is-kickstarting-a-2nd-printing-of-instramental-form J,P:A and Wes Jones is Kickstarting a 2nd printing of "Instramental Form" Archinect 2013-03-19T17:03:00-04:00 >2013-03-20T22:21:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/83/83cae1ec17b292fdc4c2ce54187c5128.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Instrumental Form is the first publication of &ldquo;Words, Buildings: Machines&rdquo; produced by Wes Jones and the office of J,P:A. ... this publication documents the work of the office and its unique ongoing engagement with technology, from the office's inception in 1993 until 1997. The original edition has been long out of print and is much sought-after. With this 2nd Edtiion J,P:A hopes to make this early work more widely available...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3833869da5eed5b4f5b6d780b4e084d.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66991032/henning-larsen-architects-shares-design-with-knowledge-on-issuu Henning Larsen Architects shares "Design with Knowledge" on Issuu Archinect 2013-02-05T20:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-08T13:16:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ffbgxymlkdw7754h.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a cross-disciplinary research collaboration between The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), among others, Henning Larsen Architects has developed a knowledge-based design approach. The research has continuously been tested on real projects. By means of a number of articles and cases, the book presents the results, analyses and methods which make it possible to work with sustainability as a design parameter.</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/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/59418045/monu-17-on-next-urbanism-released MONU #17 ON NEXT URBANISM RELEASED MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2012-10-16T11:50:00-04:00 >2012-10-21T17:16:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5jh9zasegarc8r53.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Next to interviews with Saskia Sassen and with the Nigerian-born architect Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, and a series of contributions that discuss Next Urbanism in general, we feature eleven articles that focus specifically on the cities of each of the Next Eleven countries.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This new issue of MONU is dedicated entirely to the topic of "Next Urbanism" - meaning the urbanism of the cities of the so-called "Next Eleven" or "N-11", which include eleven countries: Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey, South Korea, and Vietnam. These countries have been identified as growing into, along with the BRICs - Brazil, Russia, India, and China - the world's largest economies in the 21st century. Next to interviews with Saskia Sassen and with the Nigerian-born architect Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi, and a series of contributions that discuss Next Urbanism in general, we feature eleven articles that focus specifically on the cities of each of the Next Eleven countries. The issue opens with an article entitled "Santa Fe-ing the World" by Joel Garreau, who envisions the future of the Next Urbanism as being organized in dramatically different settlement patterns that feature widely dispersed new aggregations, made possible by new infor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/59172061/visibility-the-fall-12-issue-of-mas-context-is-released VISIBILITY, the Fall 12 issue of MAS Context, is released Archinect 2012-10-12T18:57:00-04:00 >2012-10-14T20:17:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7a9d6746b3de0e6f28fdcc172276b1c0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Making visible the invisible. That was the title of our interview with interactive designer George Legrady published in our Information issue and the name of one of his most known projects. Conceived for the Seattle Public Library, it visualizes the circulation of books going in and out of the library&rsquo;s collection. This issue continues to make visible the invisible conditions present around us that inform the way we engage with the city...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Contributions by Jim Abele, Lorenz B&uuml;rgi, Chris Carlsson, Andrew Clark, Annette Ferrara, Iker Gil, Carolina Gonz&aacute;lez Vives, Pedro Hern&aacute;ndez, Zahra Jewanjee, Jon Johnstone, David Karle, Manuel Lima, Joanna Livieratos, Pablo Mart&iacute;nez, Mark McGinnis, Richard Mosse, OMNIBUS, Antonio Petrov, Stefanie Posavec, Salottobuono, Mar Santamar&iacute;a, Ya&rsquo;el Santopinto, and Jonathan Wong. Guest cover designer is Anthony Burrill.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58684405/pharrell-places-and-spaces-i-ve-been Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been Archinect 2012-10-05T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:38:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/417949dcb389be1c789a56f976635798.jpg" width="310" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall.</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/55460017/d3-launches-first-volume-of-d3-dialog-assemble d3 launches first volume of d3:dialog: >assemble Archinect 2012-08-17T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T14:50:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xn/xn3w42co3d9c4aki.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> d3 publications, offering global perspectives on architecture, culture, technology, and production, just announced the launch of the first volume of <em>d3:dialog: &gt;assemble</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h1/h1398bwepygmf8em.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Here's the official announcement we've received from d3:</p> <p> <em>&gt;assemble</em> will debut at the Beijing International Book Fair and Frankfurt International Book Fair in Fall 2012.<br> d3 publications may be purchased on-line in Europe and North America (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/assemble-dialog-international-journal-architecture/dp/0615652700/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1345180402&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=d3%3Adialog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amazon</a>).</p> <p> <strong><em>Assemble</em><br><em>d3:dialog, International Journal of Architecture + Design</em></strong><br> editors, Gregory Marinic &amp; Mary-Jo Schlachter<br> 320 pages in full color</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kitsx3nayp8zfaw4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Investigating contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, and design, d3 views collaboration across the disciplines as a catalyst of change, and thus, seeks to actively build a global network of hybridized creative communities. d3 situates itself in this role out of the conviction that an expanded discourse in architecture fosters learning, creativity, and innovation.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptaiziin0b2asxy4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>d3:dialog</em> is an international journal of con...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/52185298/waizine-2-coming-soon-reserve-your-copy WAIzine 2 Coming Soon (Reserve your copy!) croixe 2012-06-21T13:32:00-04:00 >2012-06-24T06:19:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tr/trtpvoz6px9bzoxk.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>What About It? Part 2 to be released on July 7, 2012</strong></p> <p> The second issue of the graphic narrative in magazine format by WAI Architecture Think Tank includes essays, Manifestos, Projects, Collages and a series of Conversations with:<br> Simona Rota (Madrid)<br> Zhang Ke / standardarchitecture (Beijing)<br> Bernd Upmeyer / MONU&nbsp;&nbsp; (Rotterdam)<br> Perry Kulper&nbsp; (Michigan)</p> <p> To order a printed copy (numbered limited edition of 100) of the WAIzine part 2 please email your order <strong><a href="mailto:contact@wai-architecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contact@wai-architecture.com</a></strong> (Subject: waizine) and you will receive a reply with the shipping details and an invoice through PayPal. If bank transfer is preferred please let us know.</p> <p> WAIzine part 2 Information<br> What About It? Part 1<br> Soft cover, 100 pages , Black / White, Colour<br> Dimmensions: 205mm by 275mm<br> Publisher: WAI Architecture Think Tank Publishers<br> Language: English</p> <p> For pricing and more information go to: <a href="http://www.wai-architecture.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.wai-architecture.com</a></p> <p> and <a href="http://www.waithinktank.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.waithinktank.com</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/48626508/china-changes-you …China changes you Metropolitan Monk 2012-05-16T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T23:35:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/ow72jzt61u5ueg3c.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://movingcities.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> interviews Dutch architect John van de Water &ndash; <a href="http://www.nextarchitects-china.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEXT ARCHITECTS China</a> &ndash; about his book &ldquo;<a href="http://www.010.nl/catalogue/book.php?id=762" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">You can&rsquo;t change China, China changes you</a>&rdquo; [010 publisher, 2012]. The book is a a formidable page-turner telling the story of a three-year long architectural discovery in and of China. In the interviews John van de Water talks about his motives to write the book, to come and a set-up office in China, the tension he feels between a Dutch/Western and a Chinese approach to architecture and talks about the discovery and rethinking of two basic design parameters that are related to the limits of architectural design in China.</p> <p> Extract:</p> <p> First of all it is a shortcoming of western architects to think that we are equipped to provide solutions to answers. Chinese architects provide possibilities and western architects provide solutions. The second shortcoming is that we always want to change. [...] We tend to think that we can make flexible buildings, but Chinese people are able to make m...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45326056/new-book-generic-specific-continuum New Book: Generic Specific Continuum scalar architecture 2012-04-17T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T16:25:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulfhywyeffnt1bxe.jpg" width="514" height="657" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The work of Spanish architect Julio Salcedo is shown in <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Specific-Continuum-Salcedo-Architecture/dp/8499361927" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this book</a> as a series of built and speculative projects. Salcedo's houses, early achievements that stunned both academic and professional circles with their freshness and precocious sophistication are presented with unpublished competition proposals for large-scale buildings. The projects in their varying locales, scales and ambitions all demonstrate a commitment to architecture as a conceptual medium with a capacity to tackle complex ideas as well as a material practice with a transformative worldliness. Each is a built essay that works through architectural problems of form, construction and material to achieve a thought-provoking resolution in a difficult yet satisfying beauty. The book complements a thorough graphic documentation of selected projects with Salcedo's own writings and critical essays by Luis Rojo and Ivan Rupnik.</p> <p> As Michael Sorkin said at the Book Launch Party: "The book feels like a series of snapshots ta...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42135280/kickstart-wax-magazine Kickstart: WAX MAGAZINE Paul Petrunia 2012-03-20T23:06:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T02:28:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4ef4dfx8kacdgrv.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are two graphic designers and a writer who all surf together. When at our local breaks, we found that many of the people we met were artists, architects, designers, and writers &mdash; often leaders in their fields. We wanted to create a publication that tells their stories and opens up a rich dialogue in the urban surf community.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit <a href="http://Kickstarter.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter.com/Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/41548701/monu-15-post-ideological-urbanism-review-by-michael-hirschbichler MONU #15 "Post-Ideological Urbanism" - Review by Michael Hirschbichler Archinect 2012-03-15T21:05:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T15:34:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4k7jnsi2un8tyuzn.jpg" width="514" height="708" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In its latest issue #15 Rotterdam-based MONU magazine set out on a daring journey to investigate, as chief editor Bernd Upmeyer proclaims, &ldquo;one of the most fascinating and biggest issues of our time and in culture, or what is left of it: the non-ideological &ndash; or better post-ideological &ndash; conditions of our society when it comes to cities.&rdquo; At a time when the news is full of reports on breathtaking riots erupting in European cities, revolutionary chain reactions and their cruel suppression in the Arabic world, the rejuvenation and continuation of the world&rsquo;s most isolated and propagandistically charged dictatorial empire in Asia, among many others, assuming a post-ideological condition might seem contradictory. Now even more than in recent history, ideological battles are being fought and their physical and violent revolutionary implementation transforms the reality of many urban territories. How can it be that, when it comes to urbanism, the non-ideological and post-ideological gai...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12421288/archinect-zine-1-ai-weiwei-newly-released Archinect Zine #1, AI WEIWEI, newly released!! Archinect 2011-07-06T12:29:00-04:00 >2013-01-28T14:19:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8u/8u7ztswk8msu2qf0.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> We're excited to announce the release of the <a href="http://shop.archinect.com/product/ai-weiwei-zine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">first issue in the Archinect Zine</a>! This is a collaboration between Archinect and our friend Christian Chaudhari's publishing initiative <em>Friction House</em>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4u/4uga1je6mk34vokf.jpg"></p> <p> Creator and producer of the Archinect Zine is <a href="http://cargocollective.com/ccd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christian Chaudhari</a>, LA-based architect, writer, cultural observer. "Strategically place it anywhere in your house... Impress the mailman, get the chicks (or dudes), stump your professor, or that smart ass friend of yours. The benefits other than knowledge are endless!", he tongue-in-cheek lists some of the Zine's benefits.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yj/yjrzpzbuf4yiwzfl.jpg"></p> <p> Christian continues to explain what you can expect in the Zine premiere AI WEIWEI issue:</p> <p> <em>"The most absurd bits of Chinese culture, art news and dissident activism directly or remotely related to Ai Weiwei (crazy awesome Chinese artist who got in a hella lot of trouble with China, in case you live under a rock) printed in this ultra compact, super graphic, mega-bitchin magazine. A collaboration between the aweso...</em></p>