Archinect - News 2014-08-29T22:32:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105884329/editor-s-picks-379 Editor's Picks #379 Nam Henderson 2014-08-06T11:44:00-04:00 >2014-08-16T08:52:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0bm0q30yvpu1ld33.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oy/oyfauutobve3u9xj.jpg"></p><p>The latest<strong> Show Case:</strong> featured <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105482832/show-case-schapenboeten-holiday-home-by-benthem-crouwel-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a holiday home modeled after the Dutch vernacular &lsquo;schapenboeten&rsquo;</a>, designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects.</p><p>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> wondered "<em>what makes fishing nets a good cladding material? Isn't the purpose of a net pretty much exactly the opposite of the purpose of a cladding? I want insane rationalism</em>".&nbsp;<strong>Non Sequitur</strong> added "<em>The colour coding is nice but I was really hoping to see fishing nets used as interior walls</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105242532/george-lucas-announces-mad-and-studio-gang-as-architects-for-his-museum-of-narrative-art-in-chicago" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Lucas announced</a>, an architectural team for his planned museum on Chicago's lakefront.&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> was impressed "<em>Chicago has really made a commitment to creating great new buildings. I recently visited the WNS Boathouse and Nature Boardwalk structure in the Zoo, both by Studio Gang. Its very exciting and I hope it spreads to cities across the US</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ru/ruojc2dkz6retvp6.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4u/4ut7o01grg8t5n7d.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105554301/shigeru-ban-designed-aspen-art-museum-ready-for-grand-opening-next-week" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYT&rsquo;s Roberta Smith reminded readers</a>, of the upcoming opening for Aspen Art Museum&rsquo;s new Shigeru Ban&rsquo;s-designed building.&nbsp;<strong>boy in a well</strong> was excited by the "<em>wood!</em>" and believed that a few winters in Col...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72203093/editor-s-picks-313 Editor's Picks #313 Nam Henderson 2013-04-30T11:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T15:14:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kb/kbyq4qn890cyuemr.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SDR complained "The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ? Really ? Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ? What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as a work of architecture. I know nothing about it. But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71569308/buildings-that-lie-about-their-age" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Gray reviewed</a> John Hill&rsquo;s book <em>A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture</em>, reflected on the current revival of traditional architecture in the United States, and asked Mr. Hill if he has "<em>a bias against the neo-traditional movement?</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <strong>SDR</strong> complained "<em>The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ?&nbsp; Really ?&nbsp; Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ?&nbsp; What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as&nbsp; a work of architecture.&nbsp; I know nothing about it.&nbsp; But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)</em>".</p> <p> <strong>observant</strong> summarized Mr. Gray&rsquo;s argument "<em>Ok, so the world is getting tired of peeling Gehry's buildings and the odd cowlicks in Morphosis's buildings, and we're headed back to another swat at post-modern, except that this one is Prairie School revival.&nbsp; I would not have been able to deduce that very easily.&nbsp; It's really watered down.&nbsp; And if the people in the...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70085698/editor-s-picks-308 Editor's Picks #308 Nam Henderson 2013-03-26T16:23:00-04:00 >2013-03-27T14:50:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t5/t5xthip40fqc7qz6.jpg" width="514" height="446" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Archinect published work from Beyond Prototype, an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at Columbia University...Nicholas Cecchi was impressed but also offered some criticism "This is amazing student work...However, I would like architecture schools to stop pushing students to contextualize this kind of research-based exploration. Showing these as enclosures (or the one as a gondola) only undermines the amazing generative capacity of this kind of design"</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works feature, Archinect published work from <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/65758020/student-works-beyond-prototype" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beyond Prototype, an advanced digital fabrication seminar developed at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation by Jason Ivaliotis and Nicholas Kothari</a>. In the course "<em>Students develop parametrically controlled tessellations and transform them into building component systems that can be built using conventional sheet stock materials. These tessellated systems are extracted from the digital realm and built at full scale</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/54894565/nicholas-cecchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Cecchi</a> was impressed but also offered some criticism "<em>This is amazing student work. The craft and quality is great, and the theory behind it is impressive. However, I would like architecture schools to stop pushing students to contextualize this kind of research-based exploration. Showing these as enclosures (or the one as a gondola) only undermines the amazing generative capacity of this kind of design. These should not be taken liter...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13731551/ukraine-s-wooden-churches-and-folk-architecture-s Ukraine’s Wooden Churches and Folk architecture(s) Nam Henderson 2011-07-17T21:12:41-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sw6zlzvj3ce79m5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The language was impossible to understand, but the building itself communicated in a clear vernacular: thick columns, coarsely hewn and partly painted white, were topped with gold-haloed icons and lovely scarves that must have been embroidered by hand. The ceiling in the back was only an arm&rsquo;s breadth above my head...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/misc/pixel.gif">Evan Rail travels to the&nbsp;Carpathian foothills near&nbsp;Zakarpattia, the western region of Ukraine. The vernacular folk architecture includes a number of unusual wooden churches dating from the 15th to 18th centuries. After years of neglect, the buildings are in danger of disappearing and being forgotten.</p>