Archinect - News 2016-07-24T18:22:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149943505/blair-kamin-opens-up-the-gates-of-harvard-yard Blair Kamin opens up the "Gates of Harvard Yard" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-03T18:23:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:40:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2w/2w80ti8uwcp7cb26.jpg" width="514" height="721" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an age that celebrates transparency and openness, it's fashionable to disparage gates. They have become symbols of elitism and exclusion, or just plain ugly instruments of control. Cue the gated subdivision. But the 25 gates that rim the perimeter of Harvard Yard tell a different story: Gates are expressions of beginning, of belonging, of entry into something larger than oneself.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, has a new book out today, <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616894641" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Gates of Harvard Yard</a>. Here, Kamin presents why the illustrious university's gate designs are worth investigating in an exclusive intro for Archinect, followed by an excerpted piece from the book.</em></p><p>In an age that celebrates transparency and openness, it's fashionable to disparage gates. They have become symbols of elitism and exclusion, or just plain ugly instruments of control. Cue the gated subdivision.</p><p>But the 25 gates that rim the perimeter of Harvard Yard tell a different story: Gates are expressions of beginning, of belonging, of entry into something larger than oneself. In delineating space, they mark crucial transitions&mdash;between ignorance and wisdom, captivity and freedom, life and death. Not for nothing does this oft-quoted inscription appear on one of the gates that lead into the Yard: &ldquo;Enter to Grow in Wisdom.&rdquo;</p><p>For the new book &ldquo;Gates of Harvard Yard,&rdquo; published b...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145579949/winners-of-the-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog-book-giveaway Winners of the "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog" book giveaway Justine Testado 2016-01-12T14:19:00-05:00 >2016-01-12T16:19:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nv/nvrdiajcps954d7s.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In one of Archinect's latest giveaways, our readers got the chance to win&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141027725/win-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"</a>, published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book features a selection of articles and sketches from Lebbeus Woods' blog, which is considered as his last major work before he passed away in 2012.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Javier, Madrid</li><li>Joe, Brooklyn</li><li>Rick, Rocklin</li><li>Ann, Philadelphia</li><li>Carlos, San Francisco</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about "Slow Manifesto" from Archinect's interview with Woods' longtime editor, Clare Jacobson: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143383898/a-continuation-of-his-way-of-being-an-interview-with-the-editor-of-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A continuation of his way of being" &ndash; an interview with the editor of "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142844461/win-a-set-of-these-mini-the-architect-says-notebooks Win a set of these mini The Architect Says notebooks! Justine Testado 2015-12-09T12:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T14:57:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1r/1rk00nuo64tcrblc.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While sketching ideas on digital tablets is increasingly the norm these days, having a pocket-sized notebook (or three) on hand has long been a trusty essential for any designer. If you're in need for more notebooks to fill, the Architect Says notebook set might be what you're looking for.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xo2adyzr52lybchs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zc/zc9kzschoqr2jrtq.jpg"></p><p>As a companion to Laura Dushkes' best-selling book <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616890933" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Architect Says"</a>, these miniature notebooks feature foil-stamped words of wisdom from icons R. Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and Cesar Pelli. Each notebook consists of 64 gridded pages for drawing, planning, or jotting down notes.</p><p>Thanks to the <a href="http://www.papress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>, Archinect is giving away three sets of the notebooks to three of our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong></p><ol><li>Follow Archinect on <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a> (@archinect)</strong>&nbsp;and/or <strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinecthq/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a> (archinecthq)</strong></li><li><strong>On Twitter: </strong>Retweet <a href="https://twitter.com/archinect/status/674641381114159105" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this post</a>. Add <strong>#archinectgiveaway</strong> to your tweet.<br><strong>On Instagram: </strong>"Like" <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/_FEZQ0zdjN/?taken-by=archinecthq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this photo</a>. For more chances to win, repost that same photo on your Instagram account. Include <strong>#archinectgiveaway</strong> ...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/142825199/winners-of-the-30-years-of-emerging-voices-giveaway Winners of the "30 Years of Emerging Voices" giveaway Justine Testado 2015-12-07T14:27:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:19:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cj0embwvf7jpf4el.jpg" width="514" height="638" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141899216/win-30-years-of-emerging-voices-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway,</a> readers had a chance to win "30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance" from the Architectural League of New York and publisher Princeton Architectural Press. The book visually chronicles the first 30 cycles of the influential program.</p><p>The five lucky winners of the giveaway are:</p><ul><li>Aram G.</li><li>Carlos T.</li><li>Emily J.</li><li>Greg W.</li><li>Elizabeth C.</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Want to try your luck in another giveaway? You can still enter to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win Steven Holl's new monograph</a>!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134278056/winners-of-the-young-architects-16-overlay-giveaway Winners of the "Young Architects 16: Overlay" giveaway Justine Testado 2015-08-14T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:19:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmy14nmz6b05osap.jpg" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win a copy of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129970301/win-a-copy-of-young-architects-16-overlay-from-the-architectural-league-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Young Architects 16: Overlay"</a> from the Architectural League of New York. The League's Program Director Anne Rieselbach gave some insight into the book, which delves into the six winning projects of the "Overlay"-themed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/439336/architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-and-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League Prize</a> competition <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98624299/winners-of-the-2014-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>. The annual Prize showcases the research processes and practices of today's emerging generation of architects.</p><p>The five winners of the giveaway are:</p><ul><li>Marc C.</li><li>Brian S.</li><li>Yida N.</li><li>Jose E.</li><li>Yelta K.</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132116336/winners-of-the-graphic-design-the-new-basics-2nd-edition-giveaway Winners of the "Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition" giveaway Justine Testado 2015-07-17T17:56:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T17:56:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yt/ytros1b8iegg6f1k.jpg" width="514" height="580" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131346522/type-nite-is-coming-to-nyc-on-july-16-hear-from-abbott-miller-tobias-frere-jones-and-peter-mendelsund-bonus-archinect-book-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>, readers had a chance to win the new <em>Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition </em>by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips. Expanding on the successful original edition, the second edition features 64 new pages including explanations on key concepts on visual language by Lupton and Phillips.</p><p>The five winners are:</p><ul><li>Travis B.</li><li>Misha S.</li><li>Megan U.</li><li>Dana S.</li><li>Jacqueline Y.</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>If you want to test your luck once more, Archinect just launched another giveaway for the Architectural League Prize's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129970301/win-a-copy-of-young-architects-16-overlay-from-the-architectural-league-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Young Architects 16: Overlay"</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131346522/type-nite-is-coming-to-nyc-on-july-16-hear-from-abbott-miller-tobias-frere-jones-and-peter-mendelsund-bonus-archinect-book-giveaway Type Nite is coming to NYC on July 16! Hear from Abbott Miller, Tobias-Frere Jones, and Peter Mendelsund. BONUS: Archinect Book Giveaway! Justine Testado 2015-07-08T13:34:00-04:00 >2015-07-09T12:15:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ga/gapqov9qlhetdgdf.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://type-nite.nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Type Nite</a> will be coming to New York City for the first time next Thursday, July 16 at Strand Bookstore. Established in Baltimore 11 years ago, Type Nite is a festive evening of typographic entertainment where visitors can engage face-to-face with some of today's leading graphic and typeface designers.</p><p>Read on for more details:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ae/aegt9mrbvi4h4ph6.jpg"></p><p>What could possibly go wrong? In a discussion of "Mess-Ups and Do-Overs," Tobias-Frere Jones, Peter Mendelsund, and Abbott Miller will take you inside the creative process for a look at projects that went south or turned sour. Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from theirs?</p><p><strong>Tobias Frere-Jones</strong> is one of the world's leading typeface designers. Book designer <strong>Peter Mendelsund</strong> is the author of <em>What We See When We Read and Cover</em>, a monograph about his design process. <strong>Abbott Miller</strong> is a partner at Pentagram and author of <em>Abbott Miller: Design and Conten</em>t, published by Princeton Architectural Press.</p><p>The conversation will be moderated by<strong> Ellen Lupton</strong>, Coo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129967889/winners-of-the-hypernatural-book-giveaway Winners of the Hypernatural book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-06-20T17:36:00-04:00 >2015-06-24T16:27:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/se/sefuira6xiy035iq.jpg" width="514" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127528083/win-a-copy-of-hypernatural-architecture-s-new-relationship-with-nature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>, readers had the chance to win a copy of "Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature" authored by Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer from the University of Minnesota. Published by <a href="http://www.papress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>, <em>Hypernatural</em> highlights 42 case-study projects that demonstrate a fresh array of possible architectural applications in the evolving connection between the built and natural environments.</p><p>The five winners are:</p><ul><li>Martin L. - Toronto, Canada</li><li>Anthony S. - California</li><li>Matt W. - Florida</li><li>Lisa S. - California</li><li>Chrysi K. - New York</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to all who participated.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127528083/win-a-copy-of-hypernatural-architecture-s-new-relationship-with-nature Win a copy of "Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature" Justine Testado 2015-06-05T15:31:00-04:00 >2015-06-10T19:39:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/np3vpfs91xeus89q.jpg" width="514" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The growing presence of biomimicry in architectural design takes the spotlight in <em>Hypernatural: Architecture's New Relationship with Nature</em>, authored by architecture and materials academic experts Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer from the University of Minnesota. Published by <a href="http://www.papress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>, Hypernatural highlights 42 case-study projects that demonstrate a fresh array of possible applications in the evolving relationship between the built environment and Mother Nature.</p><p>Sounds interesting? Archinect is giving away five copies of Hypernatural to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:&nbsp; <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IsyTsZc2GEfAXkbdMmXJiuv6hki3llR2vXeSx1zImbk/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fill out this survey</a>&nbsp;by the deadline on Wednesday, June 17. Five winners will be chosen. Good luck!</strong></p><p>More book details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sj/sjoaj78ajiy34sgh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zikcn2p8rapza14m.jpg"><br><em>(Top) Echoviren; (Bottom): The Cloud</em> | <em>Photos courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press.</em></p><p>Hypernatural features a foreword by Michael Weinstock, an Introduction to the book, and an international collection of 42 case-studies. A few of the projects include the botanical <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80376638/world-s-first-3d-printed-architectural-structure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ech...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54936194/john-comazzi-publishes-biography-of-photographer-balthazar-korab John Comazzi Publishes Biography of Photographer Balthazar Korab Design at Minnesota 2012-08-08T14:19:00-04:00 >2012-10-09T14:36:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9m/9mxc5djyxwfv3z4p.jpg" width="514" height="635" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A new illustrated biography, <em><a href="http://z.umn.edu/8pr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography</a></em>, by John Comazzi at the University of Minnesota <a href="http://z.umn.edu/blogarch2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a> tells the story of Balthazar Korab, one of the mid-twentieth century's most celebrated architecture photographers. It's the first book dedicated solely to Korab's life and career, with a portfolio of more than two hundred images from Korab's professionally commissioned architecture photography as well as close examinations of Saarinen's TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.papress.com/imageFiles/covers/480/9781616890414.jpg"></p> <p> <em>Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography</em> is available from <a href="http://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616890414" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>.</p>