Archinect - News 2014-11-24T16:54:42-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98055102/editor-s-picks-363 Editor's Picks #363 Nam Henderson 2014-04-15T00:03:00-04:00 >2014-04-18T10:58:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ch/chb84zpu2lud9je5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97664287/interview-jos-oubrerie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an interview with Jos&eacute; Oubrerie</a>, who he met in February at the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and later drove with to the Schindler House on Kings Road.&nbsp;Queried about the current state of architectural education Oubrerie, claims</p><p>"<em>The job they do is even bigger problem because 95% what Americans build is not architecture. Nothing historic, they are big but they are not architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vya5k0x604t612ir.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/evanchakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>It's interesting that Jose mentions the French Cultural Center in Damascus. I've tried to find documentation of the project for years, without much luck. Jose includes a few faded slides in his lectures from time to time, but it remains a bit of a mystery.....</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4v/4vxa52gz9uq0w79q.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/phokaides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Petros Phokaides</a>, Loukas Triantis and Iris Polyzos penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97029910/op-ed-response-to-screen-print-6-monu-s-greater-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Response to Screen/Print #6, MONU's "Greater Urbanism"</a>.</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3j/3jakq8hhbc6pdsj6.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97490472/frank-gehry-unveils-plans-for-his-first-buildings-in-england" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guardian unveiled</a> plans for Frank Gehry&rsquo;s first buildings in England.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;couldn&rsquo;t help wondering "<em>From what I see, they are proposing to build a ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97583068/3-d-printing-market-predicted-to-grow-to-16-2-billion-by-2018 3-D printing market predicted to grow to $16.2 billion by 2018 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-08T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-04-10T16:21:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eo/eo4sjnfpgeuuftkp.jpg" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The size of the [3-D printing] market ... is expected to grow to $3.8 billion this year and soar to $16.2 billion globally by 2018. [...] "This is a market with enormous growth potential now that the main barriers to up-take are being addressed," Shepherd said. "As it matures, there is clear and substantial potential across numerous sectors, such as engineering and architecture, aerospace and defense, and medical ... for 3-D printing to have a dramatic impact within five years."</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/91170197/editor-s-picks-350 Editor's Picks #350 Nam Henderson 2014-01-14T13:15:00-05:00 >2014-01-23T21:07:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e0vb5jw0j5y3fpfh.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>ShowCase</strong> highlights <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90770863/showcase-abedian-school-of-architecture-by-crab-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CRAB Studio&rsquo;s Abedian School of Architecture in Queensland, Australia</a>.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rwjzdyw2jvh4fdrt.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the fourth installment in<strong> Screen/Print</strong> (Archinect&rsquo;s experimentation in translation across media) features "<em>fruity labors</em>" from the quarterly journal <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/90383709/screen-print-4-mas-context" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MAS Context's 20th issue, Narrative</a>.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3l/3ld4ta910zjrbz2g.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Architect Magazine <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90772488/american-folk-art-museum-will-be-razed-in-diller-scofidio-renfro-s-moma-expansion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> the American Folk Art Museum will be razed for a Diller Scofidio + Renfro's designed MoMA expansion.<img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xp9p4mzgbh2u7nej.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/90837680/architects-and-critics-bristle-at-ds-r-s-folk-museum-sacrifice" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">went to the trouble of gatherin</a>g "<em>a slew of responses to the proposal, both indignant and accepting, from Archinect contributors and beyond</em>".</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i5/i5l4k5uycsukab56.jpg"></p><p><strong>HotelSphinx</strong> thought the excuses/reasons given for demolition were ironic "<em>DS+R is a firm that made a building out of fog for the Expo in Yverdon-les-Bains in 2002. Yes, fog. But aligning floor plates is too difficult? They have got to be joking me</em>".</p><p>Meanwhile, <a href="https://twitter.com/masoncwhite" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mason White</a>&nbsp;of Lateral Office was perplexed.</p><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/masoncwhite/status/421864280300847104" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects revolt about 2 high-society architecture firms in...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82229412/the-play-lounge-uk-cod-students-transform-lexington-s-2013-beaux-arts-ball The PLAY LOUNGE - UK/CoD students transform Lexington's 2013 Beaux Arts Ball Archinect 2013-09-19T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-09-25T09:32:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1pxwousc84g99a4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Jason Scroggin, of Lexington, KY-based <a href="http://dots-ky.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.)</a>, has shared with us the project <em>The PLAY LOUNGE</em>&mdash;the result of a fabrication course Scroggin taught last Spring at <a href="http://www.uky.edu/design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Kentucky College of Design</a>, School of Architecture.</p> <p> The resulting objects were then part of Lexington's annual Beaux Arts Ball (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54510890/rainbow-massimal-by-design-office-takebayashi-scroggin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously</a>).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddgadwg8k5szb098.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lc1e4s7lu1rvb5t3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>The PLAY LOUNGE is the result of a graduate elective course entitled Tectonics, Typology, and Distribution taught by UK/CoD Assistant Professor Jason Scroggin (DOTS) in Spring 2013 that investigates participatory design and interactive manufactured objects.&nbsp; The class is treated as a laboratory for exploring these issues through research, discussion, and fabrication.&nbsp; An analysis of simple toys set up the discussion and acts as the motivating driver for a series of material constructs that consider new relationships between digital design and assembly processes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm.&nbsp; ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80403315/editor-s-picks-330 Editor's Picks #330 Nam Henderson 2013-08-27T13:16:00-04:00 >2013-08-28T08:12:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld5gse2br9i1e0q1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest edition of the <strong>Student Works</strong> feature, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/80085213/student-works-building-soft-takes-on-the-l-a-river-s-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building Soft takes on the L.A. River's infrastructure</a>,&nbsp;students from SWA&rsquo;s Summer Student Program presented projects such as; <em>Topo-Infrastructure for Health</em>, <em>Stairway to the Hill</em>, or <em>Performative Punk Playground</em>.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a> posted&nbsp;some information re:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79843738/la-federal-courthouse-under-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the new federal courthouse, by SOM, that will be located at the corner of First St. and Broadway in Downtown LA</a>.&nbsp;In an interview with the LA Times architect Craig Hartman explained "<em>The goal for us is to not make that security visually obtrusive, so you have a sense of openness and a generosity of public spirit</em>".</p> <p> <strong>sameolddoctor</strong> quipped "<em>This is great, we are back to the late 70s</em>"&nbsp;while first-time commentator <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/32343702/lesley-castle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lesley Castle</a>&nbsp;chimed in "<em>Not a fan from the looks of this.&nbsp; Could be better</em>".</p> <p> KCRW&rsquo;s Frances Anderton spoke with Raphael Sperry, Beverly Prior and Joe Day to answer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79933910/should-architects-design-for-solitary-confinement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Should Architects Design for Solitary Confinement?</a>&nbsp;Archinector <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/66765438/christine-pierron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christine Pierron</a>&nbsp;took a principled ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77165422/editor-s-picks-324 Editor's Picks #324 Nam Henderson 2013-07-16T18:48:00-04:00 >2013-07-16T18:48:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gc/gcvrt3emf60l310j.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> The LA Times reported that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/76646781/big-trouble-for-little-chinatown-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a Rancho Cucamonga structure described as one of the last surviving examples of Chinese worker housing in the region has been selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its 2013 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places</a>.<br><br> Archinector <a href="http://archinect.com/chris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Sison</a>&nbsp;wrote "<em>No, the Chinatown House is not a restaurant at Victoria Gardens Shopping Center. Yes, Chinese immigrants made it to Rancho Cucamonga long before Ice Cube and cousin Day-Day ever did. Unbeknownst to most local residents, Rancho Cucamonga once housed a significant Chinese immigrant population that was vital to developing the agricultural economy of the Cucamonga Valley...Advocates hope that attention from the National Trust designation will gather supporters and hopefully attract grant money for the rehabilitation of the building. The Chinatown House Preservation Coalition and other local advocates hope to save the structure and turn it into an educational space that ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76265329/editor-s-picks-322 Editor's Picks #322 Nam Henderson 2013-07-02T12:00:00-04:00 >2013-07-02T19:37:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7u/7uilorsqi5sp2ft8.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> RIP - <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75795477/henning-larsen-dies-at-87" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Iconic Danish architect Henning Larsen died in his sleep in his home in Copenhagen on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Henning Larsen was 87 years old</a>.</p> <p> Lonnae O'Neal Parker of the Washington Post reported that after 14 years in the making and despite recent protests over the Gehry design, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission voted "<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75794771/updated-frank-gehry-design-for-eisenhower-memorial-approved-by-commission" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">to move forward with the Frank Gehry-designed memorial to the 34th president</a></em>".&nbsp;<strong>have</strong> cheered "<em>Hopefully the pious "National" Civic Art Society can now go bankrupt. LOL!</em>"</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;posted a link to <a href="http://occupygeziarchitecture.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#occupygeziarchitecture</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75806811/occupygezi-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;</a>where a group of architects are documenting the temporary structures that were destroyed by the police in Gezi&nbsp;Park, Istanbul.&nbsp;The group explains "<em>The protests in Istanbul indicated one simple thing for architects (designers?): We need new definitions for architecture in situations when architecture is removed from architects.Each unique structure that we encounter in the streets and Gezi Park has its own in-situ design and impl...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/76251969/the-future-is-here-a-new-industrial-revolution-coming-to-london-s-design-museum “The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution” Coming to London’s Design Museum Alexander Walter 2013-07-01T18:53:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T21:20:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0qyoedbk5otcg3qu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This summer, the Design Museum in London will be offering a glimpse into the future of fabrication and manufacturing with The Future Is Here: A New Industrial Revolution, a major new exhibition about the sweeping changes in manufacturing that are transforming our world.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related news on Archinect:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74724612/the-race-to-build-the-first-3d-printed-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The race to build the first 3D-printed building</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74593063/3d-printing-expert-lists-the-reasons-why-he-thinks-the-technology-is-overhyped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing expert lists the reasons why he thinks the technology is overhyped</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74178365/an-insider-s-view-of-the-myths-and-truths-of-the-3-d-printing-phenomenon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An Insider's View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing 'Phenomenon'</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/73660342/editor-s-picks-316 Editor's Picks #316 Nam Henderson 2013-05-22T11:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T23:29:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdr6ov1049ro7oq4.jpg" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/archiadventures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Mosenthal</a>&nbsp;penned a thoughtful <strong>Op-Ed</strong> titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/73381902/the-ego-and-the-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ego and the Architect</a>. Therein,&nbsp;she briefly examined "<em>the idea of &lsquo;leadership&rsquo; in an architectural office</em>".</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Celebrating the fact that "the Museum of Modern Art blinked" Michael Kimmelman wrote an article <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73093361/defending-the-former-american-folk-art-museum-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Defending the Former American Folk Art Museum Building</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>A lovely, calm argument and well- written article. Fingers crossed that MOMA's less egotisticsl and more community-focused board members will listen</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73170115/archinect-talks-wtih-ivan-blanco-winner-of-the-la-film-festival-director-s-lounge-design-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to Ivan Blanco, designer of the competition-winning entry in the LA Film Festival Director's Lounge Design Competition</a>.&nbsp; Ivan heads LA-based multi-disciplinary design studio Blnko Design Labs.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin&nbsp;</a>enjoyed the interview but had a couple of&nbsp; thoughts "<em>The scheme is, well, kind of typical but does address the very important IMHO</em> the after film-aspect of going to a screening. The 'windows frame' metaphor is just weak".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdr6ov1049ro7oq4.jpg" title=""><br><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73223594/brutalism-preservation-panel-discussion-tonight-in-nyc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following the release of CLOG: Brutalism&mdash;the NYC-...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71780583/editor-s-picks-312 Editor's Picks #312 Nam Henderson 2013-04-23T12:37:00-04:00 >2013-05-15T16:41:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/np/nps33fbv64q8xaq7.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The LA Times reported that Renzo Piano, Los Angeles architect Zoltan Pali and officials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled preliminary designs for a $300-million film museum. Eric Chavkin concluded "A toy chest of architectures related only by location. From the Bruce Goff Japanese Pavilion to the black box Mies bookstore to Hugh Hardy's disco streamlined moderne to Luckmans sorry start. Renzo Piano's 'back-to-the-future cinema spheres just continues the trajectory"</p></em><br /><br /><p> In an essay titled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/71339262/unexpected-costs-big-ticket-design-software-versus-alternate-methodologies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNEXPECTED COSTS ~ Big ticket design software versus alternate methodologies</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/7473497/ann-lui" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ann Lui</a> a designer and freelance writer reflected on the fact that "<em>Not twenty years ago, if you wanted to start your own firm, you could do so on a Mayline drafting board in your basement...Today, my partner and I sit on our couch as we write up a wishlist of basic softwares we might need for a fledgling practice...tally the price tags, and the bottom line drops like an anvil: just over $15,000</em>".</p> <p> <strong>mfischer3387</strong> echoed <strong>curtkram</strong>, "<em>its much tougher to start an architecture business than most other fields, because yes, the start up costs are enormous, as outlined in the article. I would argue that software package costs are not necessarily always for the benefit of design, but for liability purposes</em>". Other commentator's like <a href="http://archinect.com/jmiller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremy Miller</a> offered advice "<em>You could get the Revit LT suite for&nbsp; about $1,800...Also, Archicad has a rental model...Be creative</em>" and <a href="http://archinect.com/stevesanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steve Sanderson</a> (founding par...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70894246/editor-s-picks-310 Editor's Picks #310 Nam Henderson 2013-04-09T12:04:00-04:00 >2013-04-09T12:19:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b91jx6sgvvjlgm1e.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest entry in the ShowCase series Archinect published the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/70536084/showcase-shrine-of-the-virgin-of-la-antigua-by-otxotorena-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shrine of the Virgin of "La Antigua" by Otxotorena Arquitectos</a>. The project is located in Alberite, La Rioja, Spain and the architects main constraint was the need to "<em>incorporate a preexisting stone archway in the design. This archway was rescued from a previous demolition in the town and it was preserved by the locals</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mozhdaqqkmnl7pd1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> exclaimed "<em>Wow, wow. &nbsp;I love it. &nbsp;Love the multiple arcade forms and multiple striations and similar but different textures...Would love to see a floorplan if there is one?</em>".</p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l0/l0w1msm2mfbx8gyg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70471495/ucla-engineers-will-study-the-stability-of-watts-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Times reported that the Watts Towers in South Los Angeles will be the subject of a new study conducted by experts from UCLA</a> to determine the stability of the historic sculptures.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/530dxt9g61n29brz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> shared these words "<em>In my opinion it is the most beautiful and meaningful public art in Los Angeles that people neglected for decades</em>" and a photo.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4h/4huz1se8ugucxpj8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70533675/ksu-picks-weiss-manfredi-s-design-loft-concept-for-its-new-40-million-architecture-school-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Plain Dealer</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70533675/ksu-picks-weiss-manfredi-s-design-loft-concept-for-its-new-40-million-architecture-school-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">/Cleveland.com announced th...</a></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/69694364/editor-s-picks-307 Editor's Picks #307 Nam Henderson 2013-03-19T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T14:59:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczj5rak1g07xas3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Reflecting on the site of Farnsworth House, an obvious floodplain, toasteroven wondered "who pushed siting the building where it is - the client or mies?". To which snooker-doodle-dandy replied "don't believe Mies would ever let a Client tell him what to do. In fact if they tried, he would most likely stuff out his Cuban cigar on their forehead"</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As of March 11, 2013 Farnsworth House is fully surrounded by river water, but neither the lower deck nor the upper deck had yet been breached</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zc/zczj5rak1g07xas3.jpg"></a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69398442/fox-river-flash-flooding-surrounds-the-farnsworth-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a> noted that last time it happened "<em>They even blogged the cleanup: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80993/farnsworth-clean-up" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.com/news/article/80993/farnsworth-clean-up</a></em>".</p><p>Reflecting on the site of Farnsworth House, an obvious floodplain, <strong>toasteroven</strong> wondered "<em>who pushed siting the building where it is - the client or mies?</em>". To which <strong>snooker-doodle-dandy</strong> replied "<em>don't believe Mies would ever let a Client tell him what to do.&nbsp; In fact if they tried,&nbsp; he would most likely stuff out&nbsp; his Cuban&nbsp; cigar on their forehead</em>"</p><p>For her part <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> expressed the opinion "<em>I think evilplatypus - whose presence here I miss - once noted that the 100 year flood level that Mies used to site the building has been radically changed due to the massive suburban development that has happened upstream in the intervening 60 years. I think the house should be moved</em>".</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aanyp03ix5cc6qj6.jpg"></p><p>AIA Chief Executive Office...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66519457/editor-s-picks-300 Editor's Picks #300 Nam Henderson 2013-01-30T11:35:00-05:00 >2013-01-31T15:02:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dicnsovye7sp8qg5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce published parts 1 + 2 of a multi-part interview with George Brugmans (Executive Director of the IABR)...Thayer-D chimed in "This is an excellent example of how well intentioned architects continue to talk past each other...One of the speakers spoke of the need to create relationships with politicians, developers and the public in general to forge a new way forward...What's amazing is that this has been happening for the last 20 years in the Congress for New Urbanism</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q78geqkrucr0mi3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In the first edition of our In Focus&nbsp; in 2013&nbsp; Archinect spoke with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun an architectural photographer based in Germany/Switzerland</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mk6av1qgzjjnz28g.jpg"></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> published parts <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1&nbsp;</a>+ <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>&nbsp;of a multi-part interview with George Brugmans (Executive Director of the IABR) in which they continued <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their discussion from where they left it two years ago</a>. Topics include; the theme of the 5th Biennale itself: Making City, the model used for the 5th IABR of Test&nbsp; Sites and Counter Sites, and also&nbsp; Istanbul as either "<em>the next metropolitan nightmare, or...an inspiring example?</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxe7qo363vj6whfq.jpg"></p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong> chimed in "<em>This is an excellent example of how well&nbsp;intentioned&nbsp;architects continue to talk past each other while so many of their interests intersect...One of the speakers spoke of the need to create relationships with politicians, developers and the public in general to forge a new way forward.&nbsp; Again, I'd be in full agreement.&nbsp; What's amazing is that this has been happening for the last 20 years in ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63676615/out-of-the-factory-into-the-field-robots-go-to-work-for-architects Out of the Factory, Into the Field: Robots Go to Work for Architects Archinect 2012-12-18T15:00:00-05:00 >2012-12-26T22:42:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/77/7727319bf9d676af95ae841af00e9181.jpg" width="514" height="358" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Brell-Cokcan and Braumann are co-founders of the Association for Robots in Architecture and organizers of the Rob|Arch 2012 conference, being held in Vienna on Dec. 17 and 18. Over this past weekend they ran a series of workshops in Vienna, Graz, Z&uuml;rich, Rotterdam, and Stuttgart to expose architects and designers to the possibilities of utilizing this technology.</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/56587075/editor-s-picks-280 Editor's Picks #280 Nam Henderson 2012-09-03T23:21:00-04:00 >2012-09-04T01:41:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0918wdqs03d22ci.jpg" width="514" height="1378" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architects' Journal reported that Wolf Prix referred to the Venice Architectural Biennale as an &lsquo;expensive dance of death&rsquo; and went on to claim a &lsquo;great&rsquo; biennale would have featured forums and themes looking &lsquo;behind the scenes&rsquo; at decision-making. mimiz took on the charge "having just come back from venice where I moderated several panel discussions on the behind the scenes making of interventions at the US Pavilion, I think Prix is sucking on some sour grapes."</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest feature in the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/557/student-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works</a>&nbsp;series <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/55956512/nicholas-waissbluth" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Waissbluth</a> &nbsp;explored&nbsp;the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/55830183/student-works-insitu-medellin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">inaugural workshop for the INSITU program which took place in Medellin, Colombia</a>. INSITU is&nbsp;an initiative founded by Blokcad Lab and uAbureau in 2011 to implement projects that investigate the informal development of cities, its non-consolidated urban spaces and auto- construction processes.</p> <p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56243314/wolf-prix-attacks-chipperfield-s-banal-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects' Journal reported</a> that Wolf Prix referred to&nbsp; the Venice Architectural Biennale as an&nbsp; &lsquo;expensive dance of death&rsquo;. The Coop Himmelb(l)au-founder went on to claim a &lsquo;great&rsquo; biennale would have featured forums and themes looking &lsquo;behind the scenes&rsquo; at decision-making &lsquo;instead of boring exhibitions&rsquo;.&nbsp;<strong>job job</strong> noted there was a "<em>Better source at Building Design, but their need for registration denies access to many" </em>and<em>&nbsp;</em><strong>toasteroven</strong>&nbsp;wondered "<em>wouldn't wolf prix's buildings classify as &lsquo;expensive dances of death?</em>"</p> <p> Meanwhile <strong>mimiz</strong> took on the charge more directly "<em>having just come back from v...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/53302366/yale-assembly-pavilion Yale Assembly Pavilion Archinect 2012-07-10T19:04:00-04:00 >2012-07-16T20:23:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3yg5or3d5zw9ggne.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> A team of students from Yale's <a href="http://www.architecture.yale.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a> has shared with us their pavilion project which acted as the ticket and information booth at the New Haven International Festival of Arts and Ideas this June. The pavilion was designed, built, and fund-raised this spring and summer in the 'Assembly' seminar led by faculty member Brennan Buck. The seminar sought to explore the relationship between digital design and fabrication on the one hand and public engagement and visual dynamism on the other.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcqsx3hwk8huusjb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gm/gm1wgwm13jww18sz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Here's the project description we've received from the students:</p> <p> A pavilion for the International Festival of Arts and Ideas opened on Friday, June 15 on the New Haven Green as the product of the &lsquo;Assembly&rsquo; seminar led by faculty member Brennan Buck. Thirteen students and teaching assistant Teoman Ayas completed the design work during the spring semester, with fabrication and assembly following in the early weeks of summer.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d4/d41cyhx77phr7ktq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> All fabrication work was completed in the scho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44662119/manta-at-smartgeometry-2012 Manta at SmartGeometry 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-04-11T20:07:00-04:00 >2012-04-16T21:28:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dt/dtcijm4obo9zkz2n.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The good folks at SmartGeometry have sent us some impressive images and videos of the installation "Manta," the result of a workshop at the recent SmartGeometry 2012 conference in Troy, New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find many more photos and videos of the fabrication process in the Bustler article.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/13816900/flatcut-acadia-digital-fabrication-winners-announced FLATCUT-ACADIA Digital Fabrication Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2011-07-18T14:48:29-04:00 >2011-07-21T16:16:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9n8f2i2bj8t2v4cw.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), in collaboration with Brooklyn-based fabrication house FLATCUT_ have announced winners of this year&rsquo;s ACADIA 2011 Design + Fabrication Competition.</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>