Archinect - News 2016-05-31T19:53:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/147926686/editor-s-picks-441 Editor's Picks #441 Nam Henderson 2016-02-12T12:41:00-05:00 >2016-02-14T01:47:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/si/sivcdeydwz586fkt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in January,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;reviewed &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146054413/to-each-their-own-home-a-peek-into-the-home-less-exhibition-at-usc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOME(less)</a>&rdquo; a photo exhibition at USC, co-curated by local designers and Colorblock partners Sofia Borges and Susan Nwankpa.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/ChrisPerrodin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Perrodin</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>This is very thoughtful, playful and ultimately humanizing. &nbsp;Good job.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x3/x3955x3fyyq5k0j9.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;featured <strong>Student Works:</strong> from &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/146827334/student-works-questioning-monumentality-at-cal-poly-pomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Heresy of Function, Reprise</a>,&rdquo; a senior project studio at <a href="http://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> run by Frank Clementi (of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1898/rios-clementi-hale-studios" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rios Clementi Hale Studios</a>).&nbsp;<strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong> commented "<em>This is great stuff, full of genuinely lovely ideas, Cooper-esque.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/to/toab6xy9y94of010.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yu/yuzuvopmlui93h3d.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146196718/scott-merrill-wins-the-2016-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Merrill won the 2016 Driehaus Prize</a>.&nbsp;<strong>midlander</strong> commented "<em>His buildings are most definitely modern in the ordinary sense - he works largely in the vernacular of current US suburban architecture. Which a lot of architects are conditioned to despise. But the best ones are inventive and memorable.</em>"&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;had the chance to&nbsp;speak with him for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146580484/building-our-best-nature-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-8-with-scott-merrill-winner-of-this-year-s-driehaus-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions One-to-One #8</a>.</p><p><strong>EKE</strong> offered praise "<em>really thoughtful inter...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131039979/0-to-1-approaches-special-needs-design-differently 0 to 1 approaches special needs design differently Alexander Walter 2015-07-03T18:18:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:10:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e8415f06a17134775ac8a0723925102.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most planners and architects can speak volumes about accessibility requirements [...]. Tamara Petrovic and Garner Oh, partners of the architecture and design firm 0 to 1, are intimately aware of such needs. To address their son&rsquo;s difficulty with balance and motor skills, the pair developed a range of products for the home that transform his living environment into a safe and appealing space for all members of the family and resist the institutional aesthetic often seen in special needs products.</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/114041818/3d-soundscape-can-guide-blind-people-through-cities “3D Soundscape” Can Guide Blind People Through Cities Alexander Walter 2014-11-19T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T21:51:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/85/8567791cf6ea8c90ac21e9605a4815de.jpg" width="514" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Enter Cities Unlocked, a project intended to help people with sight loss navigate cities. The brainchild of a blind Microsoft employee, it uses GPS, a 3D audio headset, and Bluetooth beacons, among other technologies. [...] &ldquo;I&rsquo;m a blind person, I need to keep my ears open,&rdquo; she says. The headset uses bone-conducting technology, in which vibrations create a &ldquo;3D soundscape&rdquo; around the user.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88755037/parsons-and-the-met-team-up-to-increase-accessibility-for-disabled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parsons and the Met team up to increase accessibility for disabled</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113421877/designing-for-seniors-and-soldiers-toward-a-silver-architecture Designing for Seniors and Soldiers, Toward a "Silver" Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-11-11T14:25:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T14:25:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1b6c9e0aa9f2a0aa53b9113e615aa047.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a recent opinion piece in The New York Times, geriatrician Louise Aronson advocated for a new type of building, one designed with an aging population in mind, which, she suggests, might be dubbed &ldquo;silver&rdquo; architecture. [...] It being Veterans Day, this article got me thinking about architect Michael Graves, who recently designed a pair of houses for returning soldiers that follow through on many of Aronson&rsquo;s suggested parameters for silver design.</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/106094912/how-a-blind-architect-reframes-design How a Blind Architect Reframes Design Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-08T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T22:34:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c322ea8f17f3d2bbd91f5af047842c8e.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Downey needed something tactile to work with, and he found it in a kids' toy. Spread out before him on the table are stacks of embossed plans ... marked up with brightly colored wax sticks. [...] The sticks warm to the touch and bend easily; they can make precise angles, and&mdash;crucially for Downey&mdash;their tackiness makes them stick to paper. "Once I realized that, I thought, 'Oh, I could use that to draw on top of an embossed drawing.'" Suddenly, he had a way not just to read, but to make.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously, the <em>LA Times</em>&nbsp;profiled Downey and his firm:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959072/blind-architect-sports-an-upbeat-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blind architect sports an upbeat vision</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98959072/blind-architect-sports-an-upbeat-vision Blind architect sports an upbeat vision Alexander Walter 2014-04-30T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T23:17:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa6c9b0fd96c47204367e6d62b0d8750.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Blind architect Chris Downey says that city planners and property owners should view future construction projects through a different set of eyes. [...] Downey, 51, of Piedmont, Calif., lost his eyesight six years ago after undergoing surgery for a non-cancerous brain tumor. Since then, he has maintained his San Francisco architectural practice. "I have a career without sight. But as an architect, I still have vision," he said with a grin. "The creative process is a mental process."</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/57499569/editor-s-picks-282 Editor's Picks #282 Nam Henderson 2012-09-18T11:58:00-04:00 >2012-09-18T12:49:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rb/rblnhojknks6zrbx.jpg" width="365" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The NYT reported that Pedro E. Guerrero, a former art school dropout , died on Thursday at his home in Florence, Ariz. w. wynne A.I.A. offered up the following "Pedro has a wonderful book about his photographic work, and I am sadden to hear of his death. Mr. Wright called him &lsquo;Peter&rsquo;, but the story of his life with FLW is very nice and interesting account of the middle career of Mr. Wright."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57281940/pedro-guerrero-flw-s-photographer-dies-at-95" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT reported</a>&nbsp;that Pedro E. Guerrero, a former art school dropout who showed up in the dusty Arizona driveway of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1939, boldly declared himself a photographer and then spent the next half-century working closely with him, capturing his modernist architecture on film, died on Thursday at his home in Florence, Ariz.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/55179150/w-wynne-a-i-a" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">w. wynne A.I.A.</a>&nbsp;offered up the following "<em>Pedro has a wonderful book about his photographic work, and I am sadden to hear of his death. Mr. Wright called him &lsquo;Peter&rsquo;, but the story of his life with FLW is very nice and interesting account of the middle career of Mr. Wright.</em>"</p> <p> Bustler announced that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57078712/new-york-architect-deborah-berke-selected-for-berkeley-rupp-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect Deborah Berke, founder of New York City-based firm Deborah Berke Partners, was selected as the first recipient of UC Berkeley&rsquo;s College of Environmental Design (CED) inaugural 2012 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/aaron-willette" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Willette</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>I had the pleasure of working with Deborah at Ghost 10, and to nobody's surpri...</em></p>