Archinect - News 2017-02-27T09:05:43-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149993202/matter-design-s-five-fields-play-structure-reinvents-the-purpose-of-play Matter Design's Five Fields Play Structure Reinvents the Purpose of Play Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-02-21T21:01:00-05:00 >2017-02-22T13:07:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hh/hhksloebkzr7gl7g.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The intent is to not ask what the structure does, but how it imagines new possibilities</p></em><br /><br /><p>It has been said that play is the exultation of the possible. The Five Fields Play Structure then, is the fullest realization of this theory on play. <a href="http://www.matterdesignstudio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matter Design</a>, an interdisciplinary design practice founded in 2008 by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, collaborated with <a href="http://www.frsch.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FR|SCH</a>, an architecture and design studio founded by Michael Schanbacher and Kerri Frick, to design this&nbsp;structure that proudly has no purpose. Instead, the form becomes a blank canvas meant for childish exploration and the cultivation of their imagination.</p><p>The design resists any directive and rejects specified, singular usage. Twenty-foot tall vertical elements seem to contribute to the structure at one moment, but then extend into the landscape. Doors and stairs, while standard architectural elements, are rethought to lead to nowhere and color is used as a suggestive rather than a clear label on entries and key moments. Another prominent design strategy was to provide multiple means of access to any location. These ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56118689/editor-s-picks-279 Editor's Picks #279 Nam Henderson 2012-08-28T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-10-16T16:56:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" width="650" height="976" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the July ABI score was 48.7, up considerably from the mark of 45.9 in June. Noticeably, the South was the only region reporting increase in design activity. el jeffe noted dejectedly "hard to get excited.i don't think that a slightly lessened decline in billing would be a rebound; the direction hasn't changed, just the rate of decline."</p></em><br /><br /><p> In <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/55629733/student-works-performa_12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Student Works: PERFORMA_12</a> Archinect features&nbsp; an installation first installed at the entrance to the annual BEAUX ARTS BALL in Lexington, KY, and later reinstalled at The Land of Tomorrow (LOT) gallery, also in Lexington. The piece was completed during PERFORMA Studio ( an intensive research and fabrication studio run by professor Mike McKay) at the University of Kentucky College of Design. Archinect also interviewed Professor McKay.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00fxyff33xggv3tm.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>,&nbsp;highlighted the recent court decision that there is no requirement that architectural drawings contain sufficient detail to support actual construction in order to warrant copyright protection under Section 102(a)(5) of the Copyright Act. <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55753518/lack-of-detail-no-reason-to-deny-copyright-protection-to-architectural-works" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This decision was reached by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit regarding&nbsp; (Scholz Design v. Sard Custom Homes LLC, 2d Cir., No. 11-3298, 8/15/12)</a>. More specifically, over-turning the prior district-court decision the Court of Appeals found given the relevant case law, the...</p>