Archinect - News 2016-12-08T07:05:31-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149980928/winners-of-the-dingbat-2-0-book-giveaway Winners of the “Dingbat 2.0" book giveaway Justine Testado 2016-11-30T20:29:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T20:40:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kr/krqcklw751zii16i.jpg" width="650" height="797" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963868/win-dingbat-2-0-a-critical-study-of-l-a-s-most-ubiquitous-vernacular-typology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway</a>, our readers had the chance to win &ldquo;Dingbat&nbsp;2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis&rdquo;. Co-edited by Radical Craft founder&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/radicalcraft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Stein</a>&nbsp;and architect and educator&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thurmangrant.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thurman Grant</a>, the book is the&nbsp;first full-length critical study of the dingbat apartment, the stucco-clad &ldquo;building code creature&rdquo; considered to be LA's most ubiquitous and mundane vernacular typology.</p><p>The lucky winners are:</p><ul><li>Jonathan E.</li><li>Erdem T.</li><li>Henry M.</li><li>Annie L.</li><li>Kisha P.</li></ul><p>Congrats to all the winners! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>You can read more about Dingbat 2.0 on Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963868/win-dingbat-2-0-a-critical-study-of-l-a-s-most-ubiquitous-vernacular-typology" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963868/win-dingbat-2-0-a-critical-study-of-l-a-s-most-ubiquitous-vernacular-typology Win “Dingbat 2.0”, a critical study of L.A.'s most ubiquitous vernacular typology Justine Testado 2016-10-24T12:00:00-04:00 >2016-11-02T23:09:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6q/6qiz0fjnpjopmqf0.jpg" width="650" height="797" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Dingbat&nbsp;2.0: The Iconic Los Angeles Apartment as Projection of a Metropolis&nbsp;</em>is the first full-length critical study of the dingbat apartment, the stucco-clad boxy &ldquo;building code creature&rdquo; that is the Southland's most ubiquitous and mundane vernacular typology.&nbsp;Co-edited by Radical Craft founder&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/radicalcraft" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Joshua Stein</a> and architect and educator&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thurmangrant.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thurman Grant</a>, the&nbsp;book&nbsp;is the latest initiative in the Dingbat 2.0 project, following the&nbsp;LA Forum's 2010 Dingbat 2.0 competition.</p><p>The nearly 300-page publication features essays by figures like Barbara Bestor, Aaron Betsky, Dana Cuff, John Kaliski, the editors themselves, and more. It also includes a Dingbat Field Guide, a fun-to-read section of critical responses and comments from both architects and non-architects, and winning entries of the&nbsp;Dingbat 2.0&nbsp;competition.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="http://doppelhouse.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies to our readers!</p><p>Joshua Stein and Thurman Grant took a moment with Archinect to share more details about the book. Read on f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970750/winners-of-the-2016-beaux-arts-ball-ticket-giveaway Winners of the 2016 Beaux Arts Ball ticket giveaway Justine Testado 2016-09-26T19:40:00-04:00 >2016-09-26T19:51:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hv/hv9b9zvya79a8m6o.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 2016 Beaux Arts Ball is happening this Friday at the new A/D/O space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! Thanks to the Architectural League of New York, two Archinect readers will each&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149969376/win-2-tickets-to-beaux-arts-ball-2016-tabula-rasa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win</a> a pair of tickets to the Tabula Rasa-themed ball.</p><p>The giveaway winners are&nbsp;Wendy Fok and&nbsp;Aditya Ghosh.</p><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Learn more at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.archleague.org/BAB16" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">archleague.org/BAB16</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969376/win-2-tickets-to-beaux-arts-ball-2016-tabula-rasa Win 2 tickets to Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa! Justine Testado 2016-09-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-09-23T13:27:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l8/l8yclc01gi4t9xcu.jpg" width="650" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="http://archleague.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a> is getting ready to kick off another eventful <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149967441/beaux-arts-ball-2016-tabula-rasa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beaux Arts Ball 2016: Tabula Rasa</a>, taking place on September 30 at the new nARCHITECTS-designed A/D/O space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Co-chaired by Calvin Tsao and Zack McKown,&nbsp;this year's Tabula Rasa theme is all about celebrating creativity in progress, the act of fresh-thinking, and New York's ceaseless reinvention.</p><p>Attendees will get to mingle with fellow designers and friends, see site-specific installations from Ultramoderne and Wild Dogs International, and enjoy a menu of light fare by Fredrik Berselius of Aska.</p><p><strong>Thanks to The Architectural League, Archinect is giving away two pairs of tickets to two of our readers!</strong>&nbsp;</p><p>For a chance to win, respond to the following question in the comment section below by <strong>Friday, September 23, 12 p.m. Eastern Time</strong>: &nbsp;Name your favorite instance of fresh-thinking and innovation in architecture this year (a project, research, an award recipient, etc.).</p><p>Only your first comm...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149969283/winners-of-the-grids-guides-giveaway Winners of the Grids & Guides giveaway Justine Testado 2016-09-19T20:12:00-04:00 >2016-09-20T00:13:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s8/s8760c5y3xej6hrl.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966162/win-the-grids-guides-visual-thinkers-notebook-pencil-set" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent Archinect giveaway</a>, readers had the chance to win&nbsp;the revamped Grids &amp; Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers and the sleek 12-Pencil set from the Princeton Architectural Press.</p><p>The lucky winners are:</p><ul><li>Michael - Albuquerque</li><li>Kayla - New Orleans</li><li>Alexandra - Forest Hills</li><li>Kristin - Brooklyn</li><li>Mistie - Milwaukee</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated! If you still want to get your hands on the new notebook before it's widely available starting tomorrow, you can pre-order it <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Grids-Guides-Gray-Notebook-Thinkers/dp/1616895276/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149967224/winners-of-the-sumo-air-giveaway Winners of the Sumo Air giveaway Justine Testado 2016-09-07T14:29:00-04:00 >2016-09-07T14:29:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r0/r0s8nj21b081jv7a.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinectors recently had the chance to win&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149963343/win-the-sumo-air-inflatable-lounger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a Sumo Air Lounger</a>, an inflatable lounger chair that requires no extra assembly equipment and is handy to have for all sorts of outdoor activities.</p><p>Four lucky readers were chosen. They are:&nbsp;<strong>Ronald,&nbsp;Qi,&nbsp;</strong><strong>Christopher, and Himanshu</strong>.</p><p>Congrats to all the winners, and a big thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Want to test your luck in another Archinect giveaway?:<br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149966162/win-the-grids-guides-visual-thinkers-notebook-pencil-set" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Win the Grids &amp; Guides Visual Thinkers notebook + pencil set!</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149966162/win-the-grids-guides-visual-thinkers-notebook-pencil-set Win the Grids & Guides Visual Thinkers notebook + pencil set! Justine Testado 2016-09-02T17:40:00-04:00 >2016-09-08T19:49:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ii/ii0w2uk09glxa2ad.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For many architecture and design students, a new school year calls for fresh supplies. But&nbsp;regardless of your student status, a timeless essential for designers is the&nbsp;trusty notebook and sharpened pencils.&nbsp;If you're looking to add to your sketchbook collection, Archinect is giving away the <a href="http://www.papress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>' latest version of the Grids &amp; Guides Notebook for Visual Thinkers along with the Grids &amp; Guides 12 Pencils set to five of our readers!</p><p>Read on for more and how to enter the giveaway.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a8/a8038791rq1kz7rf.jpg"></p><p>This sleek hardcover notebook offers 160 pages of varied graphing paper for all your sketching needs. The graph paper is also interspersed with colorfully illustrated infographs and charts, from geometry to the geologic time scale. The lucky Archinectors to win will be one of the first to own the new gray version of the notebook, which won't be on sale until September 20. You can pre-order it <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Grids-Guides-Gray-Notebook-Thinkers/dp/1616895276/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m9/m9onchlgnj95seg6.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pw/pwsoagh4mlh5dn63.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c6/c6edhcjoqvnyfkkm.jpg"></p><p>In addition to the notebook, we're giving away the Grids &amp; Guides 12 Pencils for Visual Thin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149963343/win-the-sumo-air-inflatable-lounger Win the Sumo Air inflatable lounger! Justine Testado 2016-08-26T12:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-08T15:01:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/a9/a9n9cjar06x4shkg.jpg" width="650" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From beach trips to music festivals to picnics, have easy access to comfort with the new <a href="http://www.sumo-air.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sumo Air Lounger</a>. Thanks to our friends at Sumo Lounge, Archinect is giving away four Sumo Air loungers to our readers!</p><p>Read on for more and how to enter the giveaway.</p><p>Best known for their beanbag chairs, the Sumo Air lounger is light, portable, and doesn't require extra assembly equipment. Unfold the lounger, inflate it with air, and quickly seal it.&nbsp;(It's perfect to inflate in windy places like the beach, otherwise you might need some agility and a strong-enough breeze to do this part). Then sink into the Sumo Air, and relax.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2kjaye61l3x7bgv.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/us/us6t21mcgl7qpyx1.jpg"><br><em>Photos: Sumo Air.</em></p><p>Available in a variety of colors, the Sumo Air is made of top-quality waterproof&nbsp;300 Grade Ripstop Nylon&nbsp;and comes in a carrying bag. Plus, it's equipped with a phone/tablet/magazine holder, a bottle/cup holder, bottle opener, and a tent peg to&nbsp;ground the lounger for firmness.</p><p>Archinect is giving away the Sumo Air in Black, Red, and Sky Blue.</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVE...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952961/bfi-giveaway-win-two-tickets-to-transport-as-architecture-ballard-to-banham BFI Giveaway - Win two tickets to "Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham" Ellen Hancock 2016-06-22T04:13:00-04:00 >2016-06-21T20:14:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qb/qb6zyxgigzeg6uxh.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Reflecting on TV's role in British architecture the BFI is running 'Architecture on TV'. &nbsp;"<em>TV has not only provided a platform for these commentators but played a pivotal role in broadening architecture&rsquo;s audiences and engaging the public in debate. "</em></p><p>We are giving away two tickets to the final event&nbsp;"Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham"</p><p><em>The season rounds off with a unique J.G. Ballard double bill which sees the author deconstruct the beauty and menace of motorised society in <strong>Transport as Architecture: Ballard to Banham;</strong> this event will be introduced by journalist <strong>Paul Morely </strong>who appears alongside <strong>Ballard in The Thing is... Motorways (C4, 1990)</strong>. In addition to Ballard&rsquo;s thoughts on the utopian sentiments behind motorways and service stations, Reyner Banham pays tribute to LA and its freeways in <strong>Reyner&nbsp;</strong><strong>Benham Loves LA </strong>(BBC, 1972).&nbsp;</em></p><p>To enter simply fill out this <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XFd9-RYvnKtXjwjnD_fSRx0jEC4OPHv7XQI2-pyAUQ4/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">survey</a>&nbsp;by the deadline <strong>Monday 27th June 12pm. </strong>Best of Luck!&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149952063/winners-of-the-arquitectura-viva-2016-spain-yearbook-giveaway Winners of the Arquitectura Viva 2016 Spain Yearbook giveaway Justine Testado 2016-06-16T14:25:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T14:26:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b9/b9a0uxt9a165e8cy.jpg" width="650" height="810" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947523/win-arquitectura-viva-s-2016-spain-yearbook-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway</a>, our readers had the chance to win Arquitectura Viva's 2016 Spain Yearbook monograph. The book&nbsp;is a visual throwback of the last 12 months in Spanish architecture, revisiting 24 top-notch buildings that were all completed in the country over the last year.</p><p>After commenting about their favorite projects in Spain, two winners were selected. They are:</p><ul><li>Sambit - New York, NY</li><li>Marc - New York, NY</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Read more about Arquitectura Viva's previous monographs on Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/358099/arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947523/win-arquitectura-viva-s-2016-spain-yearbook-monograph Win Arquitectura Viva's 2016 Spain Yearbook monograph! Justine Testado 2016-05-31T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-06-13T21:01:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ux/uxb4iqhhwy7awntw.jpg" width="650" height="810" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://arquitecturaviva.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s 2016 Spain Yearbook is a visual throwback of the last 12 months in Spanish architecture, revisiting 24 top-notch buildings that were all completed in the country over the last year.&nbsp;Recently released by&nbsp;Arquitectura Viva &mdash; who previously published monographs on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137280074/the-first-ever-av-monograph-on-rem-koolhaas-focuses-on-the-last-12-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93827405/win-norman-foster-in-the-21st-century-from-arquitectura-viva" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85854633/big-in-arquitectura-viva-s-monographs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> &mdash; the&nbsp;book &ldquo;confirms the good health of Spanish architecture&rdquo; in spite of the country's ongoing construction sector crisis, AV describes.&nbsp;</p><p>Thanks to Arquitectura Viva, Archinect is giving away two copies of the 2016 Spain Yearbook to our lucky readers! Keep reading for more about the monograph, and how to enter the giveaway.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g1/g10skusahf90jgh1.jpg"></p><p>Projects designed by both established and emerging firms&nbsp;made the cut in this year's edition, including:&nbsp;Nieto &amp; Sobejano, Josep Llu&iacute;s Mateo, Francisco Mangado, Rafael Mone,&nbsp;V&iacute;ctor L&oacute;pez Cotelo, and Carlos Ferrater. Readers can learn more about the works of young practices who are based throughout the country, like BaKpak of Sevilla, the C&aacute;ceres offic...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149946403/win-two-tickets-to-conversations-at-clerkenwell-as-part-of-clerkenwell-design-week-2016 Win two tickets to 'Conversations at Clerkenwell' as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016 Ellen Hancock 2016-05-21T00:30:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T19:19:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/61/61q7i5l1w974vgr4.jpg" width="650" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In conjunction with this years <a href="http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clerkenwell Design Week</a>, we are giving away two free tickets to&nbsp;<a href="https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-at-clerkenwell-reimagining-a-design-icon-the-transformation-of-the-commonwealth-tickets-24927159806" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Reimagining a design icon: The transformation of the Commonwealth Institute into the new Design Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;talk as part of Conversations at Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p><p>The new Design Museum will reopen its doors on the 24 November this year in a brand new home &ndash; the former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. The complex, a unique 1960s Grade II* listed building which has stood vacant for over a decade, is being transformed by a design team led by John Pawson. &nbsp;Join Senior Architect Chris Masson, the Design Museum Deputy Director Alice Black and Roger Cunliffe, who ran the original Commonwealth Institute design team, as they reflect on this once-in-a-lifetime design project.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/im/im6vxf0ef3a4mijg.jpg"></p><p>Clerkenwell Design Week provides a world-class showcase of leading UK and international designers, brands and companies across showroom events, exhibitions, live talks, workshops and installations and opens this Tuesday 24th until Thursd...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938320/winners-of-the-architectural-guide-china-giveaway Winners of the "Architectural Guide China" giveaway Justine Testado 2016-04-04T20:33:00-04:00 >2016-04-06T18:43:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ym/ym3i9na10j2w11k0.jpg" width="650" height="1195" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway, our readers had the chance to win a coveted copy of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148433180/win-the-architectural-guide-china-a-handy-travel-book-of-the-country-s-architectural-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Guide China</a>. This unique travel guidebook presents an&nbsp;architectural overview of nine major urban sites in mainland China as well as Hong Kong and Macau.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Bryce - Milwaukee, WI</li><li>Sam - Santa Monica, CA</li><li>Tim - Seattle, WA</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated in the giveaway.</p><p>For a closer look into the book, check out:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142982682/touring-china-s-past-present-and-future-an-examination-of-architectural-guide-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Touring China's past, present, and future: an examination of "Architectural Guide China"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/148433180/win-the-architectural-guide-china-a-handy-travel-book-of-the-country-s-architectural-history Win the "Architectural Guide China", a handy travel book of the country's architectural history Justine Testado 2016-02-23T12:25:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T01:11:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30pnxfvfn6s71ez8.jpg" width="650" height="1195" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Architectural Guide China</em>&nbsp;is a unique travel guidebook that presents up-to-date insight into the rich architectural histories in Eastern China's megacities, which continue to create widespread impact through rapid urbanization, population growth, and the consequential effects on the natural environment.</p><p>In this volume of <em>Architectural Guide</em>, authors&nbsp;Evan Chakroff, Addison Godel, and Jacqueline Gargus give an architectural overview of nine major urban sites in mainland China as well as Hong Kong and Macau. If you're planning a trip to any of those places, this book can definitely come in handy.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/km/kmgt8rfintt0hqn6.jpg"></p><p>Thanks to <a href="http://www.dom-publishers.com/en/Architectural-Guides" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DOM-publishers</a>, Archinect is giving away Architectural Guide China to three of our readers!</p><p>Read on for more about the book, and find out how to enter the giveaway.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3q/3qy4jd101joy8d93.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/844zeso2f3pj40ff.jpg"></p><p>"The 'Reform and Opening' era affected these metropolises in different ways and has influenced the existing structures of dynastic capitals, trade centers, former European colonies and discovery areas.&nbsp;</p><p>The volume contains 620...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147728923/winners-of-the-arckit-giveaway Winners of the Arckit giveaway Justine Testado 2016-02-09T12:49:00-05:00 >2016-02-09T12:49:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/32/32w0rtrgw1dpu2bx.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway, readers had the chance to win an Arckit, a reusable and&nbsp;aesthetically savvy modular kit. Architects, students, and design enthusiasts of any age can use the kit for their architectural modeling needs or just for fun.</p><p>The three lucky winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Shawn</strong>, Washington D.C.</li><li><strong>Jim</strong>, San Antonio</li><li><strong>Payam</strong>, Chicago</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who took the time to participate.</p><p>Learn more about Arckit <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146675479/envision-your-next-design-with-arckit-giveaway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146675479/envision-your-next-design-with-arckit-giveaway Envision your next design with Arckit + giveaway! Justine Testado 2016-01-28T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-02-19T14:26:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/o5/o5wraye3ejaln9nr.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need a break from LEGOs or want to refresh your creative process for your next project? <a href="http://arckit.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arckit</a> is a choice you wouldn't want to pass up. Irish architect Damien Murtagh created the aesthetically savvy modular kit for architects, students, hobbyists, and design enthusiasts of any age to enjoy and use for their architectural modeling needs.</p><p>Arckit uses a series of reusable modular components that connect without glue(!), allowing the creation of freeform structures that can be endlessly modified.&nbsp;The system is based on modern building techniques and uses a universal sale &mdash; making it ideal for architectural projects, showcasing finished designs, or just for good ol' fun.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/gi8g5l966jrdek5n.jpg"></p><p>Are you in dire need of one of these kits? Archinect is giving away three Arckit sets to our lucky readers!</p><p>Read on for more about Arckit, and find out how to enter the giveaway.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/yt/yt8gzsqi64p9p50a.jpg"></p><p>'You can design almost any structure with Arckit &ndash; from a room, extension, walled garden, dream home, street, high-rise tower or even replicate so...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145579949/winners-of-the-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog-book-giveaway Winners of the "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog" book giveaway Justine Testado 2016-01-12T14:19:00-05:00 >2016-01-12T16:19:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nv/nvrdiajcps954d7s.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In one of Archinect's latest giveaways, our readers got the chance to win&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141027725/win-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"</a>, published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book features a selection of articles and sketches from Lebbeus Woods' blog, which is considered as his last major work before he passed away in 2012.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Javier, Madrid</li><li>Joe, Brooklyn</li><li>Rick, Rocklin</li><li>Ann, Philadelphia</li><li>Carlos, San Francisco</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about "Slow Manifesto" from Archinect's interview with Woods' longtime editor, Clare Jacobson: <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/143383898/a-continuation-of-his-way-of-being-an-interview-with-the-editor-of-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A continuation of his way of being" &ndash; an interview with the editor of "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/145515699/winners-of-the-african-modernism-book-giveaway Winners of the "African Modernism" book giveaway Justine Testado 2016-01-11T18:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-11T20:40:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ll/ll321mpno5pfuvky.jpg" width="650" height="885" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Most recently, Archinectors had the chance to win a copy of <em>African Modernism</em>. Published by Park Books, the book is a visual investigation of post-colonial nation building in Ghana, Senegal,&nbsp;C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia. The book's editor, architect Manuel Herz, also&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144431565/win-african-modernism-a-book-that-investigates-nation-building-in-five-african-countries" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">took a moment with Archinect</a> to share more details about <em>African Modernism</em>.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Mark - Portland, OR</li><li>Claude - &nbsp;Gainesville, FL</li><li>Melanie - Dallas, TX</li></ul><p>Congrats to all the winners! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>If you're in Chicago,&nbsp;<em>African Modernism</em>'s accompanying exhibition, "Architecture of Independence", will be&nbsp;<a href="http://www.grahamfoundation.org/public_exhibitions/5407-architecture-of-independence-african-modernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">at the Graham Foundation</a>&nbsp;starting January 28.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/144431565/win-african-modernism-a-book-that-investigates-nation-building-in-five-african-countries Win "African Modernism", a book that investigates nation building in five African countries Justine Testado 2016-01-06T14:16:00-05:00 >2016-01-27T18:45:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/po2hh8p084x5f3b7.jpg" width="650" height="885" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Several African countries gained hard-fought independence from their colonizers during the 1950s and 1960s, and one way the countries expressed their new national identities was through architecture. The book&nbsp;<em>African Modernism</em>&nbsp;delves into this relationship between architecture and the complexities of nation building, particularly in Ghana, Senegal,&nbsp;C&ocirc;te d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l09jffvv3uahuv9k.jpg"></p><p>Edited by architect <a href="http://manuelherz.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Manuel Herz</a>&nbsp;and published to accompany the Vitra Design Museum's <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/african_modernism_to_take_the_spotlight_at_vitra_design_museum_starting_feb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Architecture of Independence" exhibition</a>, the hefty 640-page book features 103 buildings with brief description texts, images, site plans, floor plans, and sections, as well as significant&nbsp;photo contributions from Iwan Baan and Alexia Webster &mdash;&nbsp;who each documented the buildings in their current state.&nbsp;The book also features essays that focus on different aspects and topics regarding post-colonial Africa, which are illustrated with images and documents. If you're in Chicago, the Architecture of Independence exhibition wil...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141027725/win-slow-manifesto-lebbeus-woods-blog Win "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"! Justine Testado 2015-12-16T14:12:00-05:00 >2016-01-07T12:32:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rb/rb57eohs1y3eraqk.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lebbeus Woods' blog was the last major work of his illustrious career before he passed away in 2012. He launched it back in 2007 to chronicle his ongoing projects, openly share his ideas, and spark discussions with anyone who was interested.&nbsp;Woods published more than 300 entries by the time his blog ended in summer 2012.</p><p>To commemorate the legendary architect and preserve the memory of his final project, the book "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog" was created. &nbsp;</p><p>Thanks to the <a href="http://www.papress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>, Archinect is giving five copies of the newly published book to our readers!&nbsp;</p><p>Read on for more and how to enter the giveaway.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vi/via2j85n008kegf2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lo/loshokcmzi6sp5op.jpg"></p><p>Edited by Woods' longtime editor Clare Jacobson, "Slow Manifesto" features 70 of the architect's most notable articles that let readers peruse his thoughts on architectural theory, education, criticism, and politics.&nbsp;</p><p>The book features a multitude of images and Woods' iconic sketches, a foreword written by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, and an after...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143376677/winners-of-the-steven-holl-monograph-giveaway Winners of the Steven Holl monograph giveaway Justine Testado 2015-12-14T18:24:00-05:00 >2015-12-14T18:24:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ve/vebu6j2esgumcqky.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Holl's new monograph</a>, published by <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the monograph features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>The five lucky winners are:</p><ul><li>Steven - Kentucky</li><li>Paola - Illinois</li><li>Nicholas - New York</li><li>Andrew - Texas</li><li>Daniel - California</li></ul><p>Congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>In case you missed it, check out Archinect's interview with the architect himself, Steven Holl:&nbsp; <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140953853/a-dance-for-architecture-a-conversation-with-steven-holl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"A Dance for Architecture": A conversation with Steven Holl</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142844461/win-a-set-of-these-mini-the-architect-says-notebooks Win a set of these mini The Architect Says notebooks! Justine Testado 2015-12-09T12:20:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T14:57:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rk00nuo64tcrblc.jpg" width="650" height="442" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>While sketching ideas on digital tablets is increasingly the norm these days, having a pocket-sized notebook (or three) on hand has long been a trusty essential for any designer. If you're in need for more notebooks to fill, the Architect Says notebook set might be what you're looking for.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xo/xo2adyzr52lybchs.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zc/zc9kzschoqr2jrtq.jpg"></p><p>As a companion to Laura Dushkes' best-selling book <a href="https://www.papress.com/html/book.details.page.tpl?isbn=9781616890933" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The Architect Says"</a>, these miniature notebooks feature foil-stamped words of wisdom from icons R. Buckminster Fuller, Le Corbusier, and Cesar Pelli. Each notebook consists of 64 gridded pages for drawing, planning, or jotting down notes.</p><p>Thanks to the <a href="http://www.papress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a>, Archinect is giving away three sets of the notebooks to three of our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong></p><ol><li>Follow Archinect on <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a> (@archinect)</strong>&nbsp;and/or <strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinecthq/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a> (archinecthq)</strong></li><li><strong>On Twitter: </strong>Retweet <a href="https://twitter.com/archinect/status/674641381114159105" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this post</a>. Add <strong>#archinectgiveaway</strong> to your tweet.<br><strong>On Instagram: </strong>"Like" <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/_FEZQ0zdjN/?taken-by=archinecthq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this photo</a>. For more chances to win, repost that same photo on your Instagram account. Include <strong>#archinectgiveaway</strong> ...</li></ol> http://archinect.com/news/article/142825199/winners-of-the-30-years-of-emerging-voices-giveaway Winners of the "30 Years of Emerging Voices" giveaway Justine Testado 2015-12-07T14:27:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T23:19:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cj/cj0embwvf7jpf4el.jpg" width="538" height="668" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141899216/win-30-years-of-emerging-voices-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest giveaway,</a> readers had a chance to win "30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance" from the Architectural League of New York and publisher Princeton Architectural Press. The book visually chronicles the first 30 cycles of the influential program.</p><p>The five lucky winners of the giveaway are:</p><ul><li>Aram G.</li><li>Carlos T.</li><li>Emily J.</li><li>Greg W.</li><li>Elizabeth C.</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Want to try your luck in another giveaway? You can still enter to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win Steven Holl's new monograph</a>!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph One last chance to win Steven Holl's new monograph! Justine Testado 2015-12-04T20:49:00-05:00 >2015-12-07T13:05:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5j/5jbcvmzjmflcfh42.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We know how much Archinectors are inspired by Steven Holl's work, so we decided to let more readers enter <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">our book giveaway</a> for a chance to win his new monograph "Steven Holl", published by <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>.</p><p>Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the hardcover book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simply answer <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17ILjA-Z1P0Hshve_f9LFnyUHbn1ujBRSLOGjHXTCvA0/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the new deadline on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>More details about the book <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141899216/win-30-years-of-emerging-voices-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york Win "30 Years of Emerging Voices" from the Architectural League of New York Justine Testado 2015-12-01T12:30:00-05:00 >2015-12-01T12:55:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/436neq4j0uajat59.jpg" width="538" height="668" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since its establishment in 1982, the <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League of New York</a>'s Emerging Voices program continues to highlight distinctive architects and designers coming to the forefront of contemporary architectural design and research. In honor of this, the ArchLeague along with publisher <a href="http://www.papress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Princeton Architectural Press</a> released "30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance". Readers get to flip through a visual chronicle of the 250 North American design firms who won in the program's first 30 cycles.</p><p>Thanks to the Princeton Architectural Press, Archinect is giving away "30 Years of Emerging Voices" to five of our readers!</p><p><strong>HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: </strong></p><ol><li>Follow Archinect on <strong><a href="https://twitter.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a> (@archinect)</strong>&nbsp;and/or <strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinecthq/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instagram</a> (archinecthq)</strong></li><li><strong>On Twitter: </strong>Retweet <a href="https://twitter.com/archinect/status/671744954163666944" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this post</a> on your account. Add <strong>#archinectgiveaway</strong> to your tweet.<br><strong>On Instagram: </strong>"Like" <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/-we6T0Tdjp/?taken-by=archinecthq" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this photo</a>. For more chances to win, repost that photo on your Instagram account + include "30 Years of Emerging Voices" and&nbsp;<strong>#archinectgiveaway</strong> in the caption.</li></ol><p>Five wi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140959475/win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph Win Steven Holl's new monograph! Justine Testado 2015-11-20T18:50:00-05:00 >2015-12-04T20:51:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i5/i58gk5vve3vr6d9n.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Steven Holl has a new monograph that any diehard fan would love to get their hands on. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="http://phaidon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of the monograph to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simply answer <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17ILjA-Z1P0Hshve_f9LFnyUHbn1ujBRSLOGjHXTCvA0/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the deadline on November 25, 2015**, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p><strong>**UPDATE: The deadline has been <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142614204/one-last-chance-to-win-steven-holl-s-new-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">extended to DECEMBER 11</a>!</strong></p><p>Read on for more about the book.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/aw/aw95kto0j25yojud.jpg"></p><p>From seasoned practitioners to first-year students, readers can gain unique insight into Steven Holl's design process, ideas, methods, and construction materials. The monograph showcases hundreds of colorful photographs of projects like the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, the St. Ignatius Chapel in Seattle, a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140754596/a-peek-into-the-now-institute-s-haiti-now-publication-giveaway-winners A peek into The Now Institute's "Haiti Now" publication + giveaway winners Justine Testado 2015-11-10T11:48:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T22:07:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9y/9yh5uj1cukj5sufr.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking back at the Season 1 finale of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/47379/archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> this past summer &mdash; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132974853/now-and-then-thom-mayne-and-eui-sung-yi-on-archinect-sessions-season-finale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">featuring Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi</a>, our listeners had the chance to win a copy of "Haiti Now". The book is a visual almanac of the "Haiti Now" project from the NOW Institute. Founded by Thom Mayne, the Now Institute is an urban research center at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design that applies strategic urban thinking to real-world issues.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4q/4q88csysq2z0hejk.jpg"><br><em>Photo via The NOW Institute.</em></p><p>Haiti Now is a cross-disciplinary research-driven project that is dedicated to addressing Haiti's contemporary urban issues and potential for future development as thoroughly as possible. The project began in 2011 when the Now Institute was asked to be involved in the development of Haiti, after the Institute completed a design for the Make It Right foundation and a proposed masterplan for the city of New Orleans.</p><p>"It is our hope that this book can provide a foundation of knowledge and understanding of Haiti and many issue of development to uni...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140408513/winners-of-the-archi-graphic-book-giveaway Winners of the "Archi-Graphic" book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-11-04T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-04T13:20:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vn/vnxsuv69piquuuns.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway, readers had a chance to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139619999/win-archi-graphic-an-infographic-look-at-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win a copy</a> of "Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture". Authored by&nbsp;Frank Jacobus, an assistant professor at the&nbsp;University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture, "Archi-Graphic" is a new book of fun architectural infographics that anyone can enjoy.</p><p>The giveaway winners are:</p><ul><li>Nic S., OR</li><li>Skyler M., CA</li><li>Gregory N., WA</li><li>Chris W., IL</li><li>Christopher F., NJ</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139619999/win-archi-graphic-an-infographic-look-at-architecture Win "Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture" Justine Testado 2015-10-27T11:14:00-04:00 >2015-10-26T18:29:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g4/g459edatal6i8yp7.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Infographics make everything more fun, right? <a href="http://www.laurenceking.com/us/archi-graphic-an-infographic-look-at-architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture"</a> is a new book that explores the world of architecture in a way that wouldn't be the same with words and images alone.</p><p>Authored by Frank Jacobus, an assistant professor at the&nbsp;University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture, the 160-page book is loaded with fun infographics that make great conversation starters both architectural and non-architectural folks can enjoy.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="http://laurenceking.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurence King Publishing</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of Archi-Graphic to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:</strong> <strong>Simply fill out <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QoZTcZwOgh-lRgu2T7xq7oY6khGB68rIFj0nWXxebis/viewform" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the deadline on October 30, 2015, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Here's a glimpse of what's inside the book:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l3/l31kkeshvk56bjdf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h7/h7iwvtipbvclfba9.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d0/d0rkj1hav2j4lyc2.jpg"></p><p>Depicted in a spectrum of colors and engaging visuals, the infographics cover a wide range of topics including: the career tracks of some of the world's most iconic architects; the number of Google hits a certain architect...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139044030/winners-of-the-thomas-heatherwick-making-monograph-giveaway Winners of the "Thomas Heatherwick: Making" monograph giveaway Justine Testado 2015-10-15T18:11:00-04:00 >2015-10-15T18:35:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/po/pony9nt9kawt3onx.jpg" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this month, Archinectors had <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137438360/win-the-thomas-heatherwick-making-monograph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the chance</a> to win "Thomas Heatherwick: Making", the British architect's latest monograph, published by <a href="http://www.monacellipress.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Monacelli Press</a>. Co-authored by Thomas Heatherwick himself, the revised and expanded version of the 2012 publication delves into the details behind 140 projects.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li>Nathan B.</li><li>Daniel S.</li><li>Marlin T.</li><li>Zach P.</li><li>Shawn S.</li></ul><p>Congrats! A big thanks to everyone who participated.</p>