Archinect - News 2015-01-27T18:17:33-05:00 City of Sound visits Linked Hybrid by Steven Holl Architects Nam Henderson 2011-04-11T13:15:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:46:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Linked Hybrid is designed with the clear intent of carving public space out of "monofunctional" private housing &mdash; and formally constructed in porous fashion to signal and direct this &mdash; yet the social and cultural patterns which overlay, occupy and appropriate the built form deny this idea entirely. This is most obvious in the form of gun-toting guards; more subtle again in the expensive furniture shops that dominate the ground-plane.</p></em><br /><br /><p> After visiting Holl's super-structure Hill was struck by the difference between the intended urban porosity in terms the architectural design and the reality of the tension between public/private development in contemporary Beijing.</p> Review: The Best Lecture Times by Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels Orhan Ayyüce 2011-03-10T12:56:00-05:00 >2012-12-22T17:58:56-05:00 <p> <em>Lovedog bites the Pragmatic Utopia: "AMBIGUITY" and</em></p> <p> <em>"HEDONISTIC SUSTAINABILITY" with white on black slogan slides as presented. Superficial review of Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels lectures in Los Angeles.</em><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""><br><br> "AMBIGUITY" by Steven Holl<br><br> Date and place:<br> 3/2/2011, SCI Arc, Los Angeles<br><br> Main Material:<br> Lecture built around meaning of "ambiguity" in the works of the architect. Large scale mixed use projects in China.<br> Queens Library in New York, museums, watercolor drawings, concept diagrams, architect's own photos of finished projects with construction slides. Show and tell format. Reading from a text.<br><br> Crowd:<br> Students, 30 and 40 somethings, older ladies and gentlemen, in all equal amounts.<br><br> Sense of Humor:<br> Negligible, except audience laughed in an on the know moment when Holl showed a picture of himself with Thom Mayne wearing hard hats touring Holl's construction site in China.<br><br> Relevancy to what's going on (based on global poverty ranking in relation to his clients):<br> None...</p>