Archinect - News 2014-10-01T04:42:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/87214571/penis-church-vagina-stadium-can-genital-shaped-architecture-really-be-accidental Penis church, vagina stadium: Can genital-shaped architecture really be accidental? Archinect 2013-11-23T12:00:00-05:00 >2013-11-23T17:07:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8aeedb40d4fae9a4519b90c17c6e0e97.jpg" width="354" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Sometimes,&rdquo; wrote Charles Lindbergh in his 1953 flight memoir, The Spirit of St. Louis, &ldquo;the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see.&rdquo; And sometimes, it looks like a bunch of genitals.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Recently: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87000917/unnecessary-muffness-jon-stewart-discusses-zaha-s-f-kable-buildings" target="_blank">Unnecessary Muffness; Jon Stewart discusses Zaha's "f**kable buildings"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/74316881/act-of-parliament-by-shift-delete-turns-the-gherkin-into-the-world-s-biggest-penis 'Act of Parliament', by Shift//Delete, turns the Gherkin into the world's biggest penis Archinect 2013-05-31T17:47:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:29:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4bjj2188hewe1s9a.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... we have turned the Gherkin into the worlds tallest penis. A penis that is being gratified by our parliament with a sexual act. A 180m high erection for deregulation and global capitalism. We have created this art work for all those that are suffering cuts to their budgets, benefits, working hours, rights, freedoms and quality of life as Parliament perpetuates the age old practice of taxing the poor for the mistakes of the rich.</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/72625438/china-s-latest-erection-victim-of-state-controlled-censorship China's latest erection, victim of state-controlled censorship Archinect 2013-05-06T15:02:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T19:18:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/mu6x57xiva27mbu9.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The shape of the new headquarters of the People's Daily, the Communist Party's main propaganda machine, has sparked heated discussion online for looking a bit too phallic. Most photos posted on Sina Weibo, the mainland's most popular microblogging site, were removed by censors, and attempts to search for " People's Daily building" in Chinese were met with a message that read: "According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, search results cannot be displayed."</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/62219808/editor-s-picks-291 Editor's Picks #291 Nam Henderson 2012-11-27T01:06:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T08:27:09-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0z/0zdqpzj38e1o74fu.jpg" width="514" height="633" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest edition of the Showcase series, Archinect highlighted House in Moreira, by Phyd Arquitectura. The house has "Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light". Thayer-D questioned "What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?" but Vile Child chimed in "seems SupraJoyful to me"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mr/mr9njb63m2iz4v0a.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With the latest edition of the <strong>Showcase</strong> series, Archinect highlighted <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/61800615/showcase-house-in-moreira-by-phyd-arquitectura" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">House in Moreira</a>, by <a href="http://www.phydarquitectura.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyd Arquitectura</a>. The house has "<em>Patios that enable continuity between different spaces of the house and interior/exterior which behave like a sun clock, alternating solid and diffuse light</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yu/yubt1vzjny2sjxyu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong> questioned "<em>What's with conceptual purity at the expense of function and maybe joy?</em>" but <strong>Vile Child</strong> chimed in "<em>seems SupraJoyful to me. But I like form and space and mass and light and how the colors outside reflect on the white walls. Shit like that</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4x/4xtkyic5qj5vr3is.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/jvantspijker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jaakko van &lsquo;t Spijker</a> reported in from the first findings of a studio in the Harvard GSD program, dealing with &lsquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/61783663/harvard-in-rotterdam-harvard-gsd-amo-presentation-in-the-rotterdam-dependence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Elements of Architecture&rsquo;. Which were publicly presented in a packed Dependance at the Schieblock in Rotterdam on Friday night, November 16th</a>. The feature led <strong>glass</strong> to comment "<em>I find OMA creates some of today's most compelling architecture using standard off-the-shelf parts in unique and exhilarating ways.... Do...</em></p>