Archinect - News 2014-12-22T22:53:54-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/113597892/editor-s-picks-393 Editor's Picks #393 Nam Henderson 2014-11-14T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T11:57:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m4jkzolv8i5a3lkm.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant". - b3tadine[sutures]</p></em><br /><br /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase:</strong>&nbsp;features <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/113038199/showcase-slate-house-by-affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slate House, located on a site in Laval, a suburb of Montreal. Designed by </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/113049452/affleck-de-la-riva-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Affleck de la Riva architects</a>, it stands in sharp contrast to the tract houses that surround it. &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x8/x8yc4g8vqjbkoisy.jpg"></p><p><strong>b3tadine[sutures]</strong>&nbsp;exclaims "<em>394,000 US$!! This is the budget of homes in America that are 1/10th of this quality. Perhaps it's for two people, who are empty nesters, and entertain for a large extended family. The simplicity of materials and form, is exceedingly elegant</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q3/q3ckhgh76a70aa43.jpg"></p><p>As part of Archinect&rsquo;s continuing ACADIA 2014 coverage <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;reviews the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/112824468/the-theory-of-everything-in-sandbox-city-will-wright-s-keynote-at-acadia-2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">keynote by creator of SimCity Will Wright's</a>, which she labels "<em>almost a exegesis</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112961869/is-the-architectural-profession-still-relevant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mark Minkjan spoke with Rory Hyde re: the ongoing relevancy of the profession and Future Practice</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Darkman</strong> felt the need to clarify "<em>Most architects I know build schools, hospitals, churches, malls, apartment buildings etc. It's just the media that feeds us the Versaces...and Ivy League universities</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113051064/architect-sou-fujimoto-s-futuristic-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal published...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/58622467/living-in-mies-van-der-rohe-s-lafayette-park Living in Mies van der Rohe's Lafayette Park Places Journal 2012-10-04T15:45:00-04:00 >2012-10-08T18:35:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gdi5sekt93yuqdui.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ability to observe the private lives of strangers from the windows of my home is one reason why I&rsquo;ve chosen to reside within a dense urban fabric. I am not a voyeur: I do not receive sexual satisfaction from watching the daily lives of others. But I do like to imagine the many meaningful &ldquo;relationships&rdquo; I have created with people that I will never meet or even recognize on the street.</p></em><br /><br /><p> When architect Melissa Dittmer moved from New York City to Detroit, her reaction was a "year-long panic attack." Where, she wondered, were the people? "Where was the density, the sense of connection with strangers?" But then Dittmer and her family bought a townhouse in Lafayette Park, the modernist development created in the early '60 by Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig Hilberseimer and Alfred Caldwell &mdash; a place where the design itself encourages "a shared sense of intimacy that fosters community." On Places, she writes about how the architecture and landscape design of Lafayette Park conspire to create a sense of ordered exhibitionism, in a chapter from the new book&nbsp;<a href="http://www.artbook.com/9781935202929.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies.</em></a></p>