Archinect - News 2014-10-23T07:14:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108814986/aa-athens-visiting-school-2014-challenges-the-static-built-environment-with-kinetic-haze AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kin6gc043z19pfg4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqcqyncun09xugxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr86w3xicxiagxyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvltito0hgm4tlu.jpg"></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aa_athens_visiting_school_2014_challenges_the_static_built_environment_with/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98266550/unfinished-spaces-documentary-receives-2014-sah-award-for-film-and-video “Unfinished Spaces” documentary receives 2014 SAH Award for Film and Video Justine Testado 2014-04-18T15:10:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T14:42:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9l/9li4bkscb2c4yrlp.jpg" width="514" height="535" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Unfinished Spaces by Alysa Nahmias and Benjamin Murray continues to gain recognition since its initial release in 2011. In addition to previous grants and awards, the documentary film recently won the 2014 Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Award for Film and Video at the 2014 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas. Established in 2013, the annual award is given to the most distinguished international work of film or video on the history of the built environment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Reflective of its Cuban Revolution setting in 1961, Unfinished Spaces tells the complex tale of Cuba's historic National Art Schools project commissioned by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to visionary architects Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garatti, and Roberto Gottardi. Construction of the school complex immediately began and artists from all over the country attended the school. But the project was abruptly halted as soon as the Revolution came to fruition.</p><p>Forty years later, the schools continue to operate but have remained unfinished. Castro has invited the exiled architects back to finally complete their unrealized dream.</p><p><strong>See the official trailer below.</strong></p><p>Also check out Archinect's previous coverage of <em>Unfinished Spaces</em> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59098906/unfinished-spaces-premieres-tomorrow-night-on-pbs-archinect-talks-to-the-filmmaker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93887707/egypt-s-street-artists-now-risk-even-more Egypt’s street artists now risk even more Alexander Walter 2014-02-19T15:22:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:27:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6f/6f40720af11b79ac218146900413469f.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As more journalists are being arrested in Egypt, artists are under threat as well. [...] Political slogans and portraits of people who have died since the January 25 revolution are painted over by the government and replaced immediately by artists. The walls of Mohamed Mahmoud Street leading to Tahrir Square are layers of colorful murals over asymmetrical blotches of white paint. And despite its attempt to silence, the dictatorial white ironically makes a great primer for many of the artworks.</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/53722256/discovering-khidekel Discovering Khidekel croixe 2012-07-18T09:46:00-04:00 >2012-07-30T11:07:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1pw4fzkpnky5ofo.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>What About the Last Suprematist?</strong></p> <p> <em>When one speaks of revolutionary art, two kinds of artistic phenomena are meant: the works whose themes reflect the Revolution, and the works which are not connected with the Revolution in theme, but are thoroughly imbued with it, and are Colored by the new consciousness arising out of the Revolution.&nbsp;</em>-Leon Trotsky</p> <p> October 1917 opened an architectural Pandora&rsquo;s Box.<br> During the Russian revolution, the avant-garde exercises of the Cubo-Futurists, Rayonnists, Suprematists, and Constructivists, paralleled to the unmovable inflexibility of the Stalinist &ldquo;establishment&rdquo; to reveal the difference between architecture of the revolution and revolutionary architecture.</p> <p> While architecture of the revolution responds to the iconoclastic demands of the moment and creates a profusion of icons that portray a specific historical period, revolutionary architecture strives to break with the current paradigms, establishing a new architectural language that detac...</p>