Archinect - News 2014-11-22T20:26:33-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/56483801/op-ed-questions-without-answers-the-venice-biennale-2012 Op-ed: Questions without Answers: the Venice Biennale 2012 Jaakko van 't Spijker 2012-09-03T00:10:00-04:00 >2012-09-05T11:38:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g7/g7a6wkjqfwbwewy5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Architecture Biennale Venice 2012: <strong>Questions without answers</strong><br> by Jaakko van &lsquo;t Spijker</p> <p> <strong>As opposed to what certain critics and commentators have&nbsp; suggested in about the opening week, they&nbsp; actually were there, the exhibitors with sociopolitical engagement asking relevant questions,&nbsp; at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale opening. What was lacking, however, were outspoken conclusions; the risky and exciting part of taking position after having made interesting observations. Where were the architectural mavericks, the po</strong><strong>lemical daredevils and provocateurs, to stir up and the debate and bring it further? It was in the Japanese pavilion that questions were asked as well as answered.</strong></p> <p> <br> In one of the first&nbsp; pre-events of the Biennale, a surprise storm raged over the Venetian Laguna while in an old warehouse in Giudecca, MVRDV&rsquo;s Winy Maas and his Delft University department The Why-Factory, put &lsquo;the decline of the identity of The European City&rsquo; on the agenda by presenting a new EU C...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54065294/editor-s-picks-274 Editor's Picks #274 Nam Henderson 2012-07-23T21:52:00-04:00 >2012-07-24T14:43:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8v/8vtp713fbt3r0xkg.jpg" width="300" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Archinect's latest feature Color in Architecture &mdash; More Than Just Decoration, Frank H. Mahnke (author of COLOR, Environment, &amp; Human Response) explores the links between color, space and human neuropsychology. anf thought it was a "Great article... fits in well with the themes and topics being explored over at the Architectural Association's Research Cluster on Colour in Architecture and Urbanism,</p></em><br /><br /><p> In Archinect's latest feature&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/53292622/color-in-architecture-more-than-just-decoration" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Color in Architecture &mdash; More Than Just Decoration</a>,&nbsp; Frank H. Mahnke (author of COLOR, Environment, &amp; Human Response) explores the links between color, space and human neuropsychology. For more information check out the interdisciplinary education/accreditation program known as <a href="http://www.iaccna.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IACC</a> Academy for Color and Environment. <strong>anf</strong> thought it was a "<em>Great article... fits in well with the themes and topics being explored over at the Architectural Association's Research Cluster on Colour in Architecture and Urbanism, &lsquo;<a href="http://www.saturatedspace.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saturated Space</a>&rsquo;'</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> The Architects&rsquo; Journal surveyed the British public and reported that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/53817047/it-s-true-people-don-t-know-what-architects-do" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">It&rsquo;s true: people don&rsquo;t know what architects do</a>&nbsp;<strong>Rusty Shackleford </strong>quipped "<em>To be fair, 98% of architecture students and 95% of their professors have no idea what architects actually do</em>" but <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;answered "<em>only in the usa rusty.&nbsp; we're all licensed architects here. i would bet the numbers are even lower here"</em>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/42533449/stephan-pezdek" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephan Pezdek </a>meanwhile,&nbsp;believes "<em>p...</em></p>