Archinect - News 2014-11-23T12:44:25-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109178739/is-le-corbusier-the-real-grandfather-of-hip-hop Is Le Corbusier the real grandfather of hip-hop? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-17T14:15:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:47:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ep/epempqtepw2ukxzg.jpg" width="460" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1920s, Le Corbusier created a plan for Paris," Ford says. "Its most celebrated portion was called 'Towers in the Park.' [...] Think unremarkable, high-rise apartment buildings. Think low-income housing projects. [...] "Many of hip-hop's most prominent artists were born, raised, and perfected their crafts in those very same housing projects. Hip-hop was a result of the economical, political, and sociological deprivations instituted by the housing projects across America."</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/77220911/harvard-university-announces-nas-fellowship Harvard University announces Nas fellowship Archinect 2013-07-16T16:54:00-04:00 >2013-07-17T11:47:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/09/0956e539c32cd11c800e6247d2ed09a1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;My hopes are that greed for knowledge, art, self-determination and expression go a long way. It is a true honor to have my name attached to so much hard work, alongside great names like Henry Louis Gates Jr. and W.E.B. Du Bois and to such a prestigious and historical institution, and all in the name of the music I grew to be a part of.&rdquo;</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/58967095/dr-dre-the-chief-architect-of-gangsta-rap Dr Dre: The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap Archinect 2012-10-09T17:58:00-04:00 >2012-10-11T20:16:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ko/kob16fbni71nzfab.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A quiet, meditative biography of Dr Dre incorporating thoughts on utopian architecture, Le Corbusier and the evolution of rap. Kind of amazing.</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/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/55818193/hip-hop-architecture-goes-global Hip-hop architecture goes global Archinect 2012-08-23T13:51:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T22:42:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/43bfe1de9aed94dde399a7113c99253e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture related to hip-hop is about built ideas inspired of music and dance, drawing in part from artistic ideas like sampling and rapping. Even more to the point, it&rsquo;s mainly an urban form, one meant to be highly inventive while also addressing issues like poverty and blight &mdash; but also the material desires we associate with aspiring DJs and emcees.</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/54566305/straight-outta-hamptons-hip-hop-s-architectural-roots Straight outta Hamptons: hip-hop's architectural roots Archinect 2012-08-01T13:47:00-04:00 >2012-08-01T21:05:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76feaedd8c40f682340a47d52b69ef0a.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Given the hip-hop elite's affiliation with prestige brands &ndash; from Cristal to Courvoisier, from Louis Vuitton to Lamborghini &ndash; you'd think they'd be similarly discerning when it comes to architecture. But that's not always the case, especially when it comes to the biggest stars of all.</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>