Archinect - News 2014-12-22T15:53:14-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/116300139/editor-s-picks-398 Editor's Picks #398 Nam Henderson 2014-12-18T23:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-19T13:25:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1l/1luphfdqkj2hwf22.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vytjo2gn7mc4dovm.jpg"></p><p>For the latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>: Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/115598578/working-out-of-the-box-santiago-borja" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">artist and architecture theorist, </a><a href="http://www.s-borja.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Borja</a>.&nbsp;He relates that one thing he learned from architecture school is&nbsp;</p><p>"<em>a sense of structural logic that most artists lack. They imagine things they have no clue how to build. Having said that, you could maybe say the same thing about architects</em>&hellip;"</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> was impressed "<em>The installations are refreshing - they react to the architecture without following an architectural logic...these look free of the forced logic which constrains a lot of architects working in installation. My compliments to the artist!</em>"</p><p>Plus, did you notice, <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a new sidebar graphic/ad</a> was launched for Archinect Sessions?</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115663589/moshe-safdie-to-receive-the-2015-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;announced&nbsp;Moshe Safdie will receive the 2015 AIA Gold Medal.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hsolie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>,&nbsp;agreed with many commentators "<em>about time. I worked in his office during my first year out of school and it was an amazing experience</em>". Contrarily,&nbsp;<strong>HotelSphinx</strong>&nbsp;admires "<em>Habitat, as do most architects - but...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115824990/student-led-rural-studio-continues-to-prove-the-value-of-socially-engaged-architecture Student-led Rural Studio continues to prove the value of socially engaged architecture Justine Testado 2014-12-12T19:29:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T21:55:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3i/3iwgzm8fmh2jszhv.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rural Studio, Auburn University's off-campus undergraduate program in Newbern, Alabama, continues to gain recognition for their student-led design/build projects that assist the communities in one of the South's most under-served regions. Rural Studio has won several awards from 1995 until most recently as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115670015/ehrlich-architects-wins-2015-aia-architecture-firm-award-peter-eisenman-takes-the-topaz-medallion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 recipient of the AIA's Whitney M. Young Jr. Award</a>. Named after the civil rights-era Urban League leader, the annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Award is given to an architect or architecturally related organization whose work greatly contributes toward progressive social advocacy and responsibility.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ss/sso3tjvown0ztlif.jpg"></p><p>Established in 1993 by D.K. Ruth and Samuel Mockbee, the student-led Rural Studio has completed parks, museums, a fire station, Boys and Girls Clubs, parks, and homes throughout western Alabama -- a region where 40 percent of the population lives under the poverty line. One of Rural Studio's projects that has attracted attention in recent years is the 20K House Product Line, which is ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91635584/the-lovely-heart-of-hale-county The lovely heart of Hale County Nam Henderson 2014-01-20T00:25:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:15:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilry1fcoqw44htkg.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Andr&eacute; and Barbara weren't skeptical of the general notion of a catalyst for profound change. They just found Walmart a lot more convincing than design microenterprises...Maybe those of us interested in design as a spark for social change could use a reality check</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the February 2014 issue&nbsp;Rob Walker reflects on the lessons of two trips taken to Hale County,&nbsp;Alabama. The piece questions the real, long-term effects of the architectural / social design efforts of groups like&nbsp;Auburn University's Rural Studio or the&nbsp;"design blitz" program Project M.&nbsp;Includes series of B&amp;W photos by Adrian Gaut.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55700823/all-hale-a-film-set-against-the-backdrop-of-the-rural-studio-in-hale-county-alabama ALL HALE, a film set against the backdrop of the Rural Studio in Hale County Alabama Archinect 2012-08-21T20:13:00-04:00 >2012-08-31T13:20:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0a70719mih8knvph.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul. - Samuel Mockbee Tensions run high when a young female architect moves to a small but uniquely-built rural town and unwittingly falls in love with the son of the man responsible for the town&rsquo;s misfortune.</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/34730776/lessons-from-the-front-lines-of-social-design Lessons from the Front Lines of Social Design Places Journal 2012-01-16T15:56:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T16:49:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hi/hiskt4l79oni5nmz.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the last decade, much has been written about architecture for the greater good, and it would seem that the field, as a whole, is invested in bringing design to underserved communities. Yet all of this talk &mdash; at conferences, in the press, at universities &mdash; has focused hardly at all on how to put together a career in social design.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Virginia Tech graduate Will Holman gives an honest report of his experiences volunteering, studying and working at Arcosanti, Rural Studio, and Youth Build. Does the architecture profession need to do more to support young architects who take this path?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13633048/a-real-house-on-a-very-tight-budget A Real House on a Very Tight Budget arri 2011-07-17T00:37:07-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/sosv3owz6woaq185.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six years ago, the Rural Studio, a program based in western Alabama and run by Auburn University's architecture school, launched the $20K House Project, with the goal of producing a model home for $20,000.</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>