Archinect - News 2016-09-30T12:58:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149937530/tiny-houses-in-the-city-showcases-big-opportunities-in-small-housing "Tiny Houses in the City" showcases big opportunities in small housing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-31T20:19:00-04:00 >2016-04-09T22:12:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9mm6dg2n748lp7e.jpg" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It&rsquo;s not enough to just give someone a shelter. A home really needs a certain amount of consideration as to how you live in it. As we look at housing as a solution for helping the homeless and middle class -- especially in L.A. -- we have an opportunity to expand the vocabulary. We&rsquo;ve never been tied down with what housing looks like in Los Angeles. We can have super interesting approaches to density here.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the world of tiny homes:</p><ul><li><a title="The Tiny House Fantasy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146129250/the-tiny-house-fantasy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Tiny House Fantasy</a></li><li><a title="Woman's dream tiny home clashes with Canadian law" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135357408/woman-s-dream-tiny-home-clashes-with-canadian-law" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woman's dream tiny home clashes with Canadian law</a></li><li><a title="The problem with tiny homes - they can get stolen" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117724661/the-problem-with-tiny-homes-they-can-get-stolen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The problem with tiny homes - they can get stolen</a></li><li><a title="Swedish architects design for un-permited small-space living" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117134090/swedish-architects-design-for-un-permited-small-space-living" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Swedish architects design for un-permited small-space living</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/94360340/prototyping-tiny-house-design-workshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prototyping: Tiny House Design Workshop</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149358894/women-in-architecture-vs-now-in-architecture-mimi-zeiger-on-gender-and-architecture-today "Women in architecture" vs. "now in architecture": Mimi Zeiger on gender and architecture today Nicholas Korody 2016-03-01T15:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:21:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5n/5nxcq1de3goyis2d.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a while I&rsquo;ve held the belief that identifying oneself as an architect is a kind of drag, a mannered persona donned for effect. How else to describe the clich&eacute;d sartorial signifiers: extreme eyewear, black daywear and designer footwear? As the education of an architect is so historically weighted to a canon of male practitioners, theorists and educators, a woman entering the field often operates as a kind of architectural androgyne...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"...we are trained to see world of design through black-framed, male-coloured glasses. Gender differentiation, then, comes with a thorny rhetorical question: &lsquo;What&rsquo;s the difference?&rsquo; If the goal is to recognise talent, experimentation and innovation, there seems no reason to create a binary in the field."</em></p><p>For more articles on issues related to gender-parity and -visibility in architecture, take a look at these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149348435/results-from-the-architectural-review-s-2016-women-in-architecture-survey-are-not-heartening" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results from The Architectural Review's 2016 Women in Architecture Survey are... not heartening</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149058640/women-in-architecture-awards-recognize-odile-decq-and-julia-peyton-jones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Women in Architecture Awards recognize Odile Decq and Julia Peyton-Jones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140470448/toilets-for-everyone-the-politics-of-inclusive-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toilets for everyone: the politics of inclusive design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128795286/aia-moves-one-step-forward-in-approval-of-equity-in-architecture-resolution" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA moves one step forward in approval of Equity in Architecture resolution</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147195686/bonus-session-scenes-from-the-post-geographic-city Bonus Session: "Scenes from the Post-Geographic City" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-03T09:02:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T00:09:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fz/fz0vhvolg3grv5qo.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in December of last year, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355289/uabb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture</a> launched in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, featuring an exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based critic <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/216415/mimi-zeiger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mimi Zeiger</a> and designer <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/87447345/tim-durfee" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Durfee</a>, representing&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1893/art-center-college-of-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art Center</a>&rsquo;s Media Design Practices program. Their show, &ldquo;<a href="http://nowtheremdp.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City</a>&rdquo;, winner of the Biennale&rsquo;s Bronze Dragon, reconsiders what makes up today&rsquo;s idea of a &ldquo;city&rdquo;, specifically regarding our digital and virtual presences, as well as contemporary issues of globalized economies.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ke/kez3880e6p5t4ius.jpg"></p><p>The exhibition features work by Besler &amp; Sons,&nbsp;Walton Chiu, Tim Durfee and Ben Hooker (with Jenny Rodenhouse), John Szot Studio, m-a-u-s-e-r, and Metahaven, as well as texts by Joanne McNeil, Enrique Ramirez, and Therese Tierney. Check out some of their work below.</p><p>Mimi and Tim joined Paul and I in Archinect&rsquo;s podcasting studio to talk about the exhibition, and introduce a discussion recorded in Shenzhen among the participants of &ldquo;Now, There" and one of the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141307815/bonus-session-reflections-on-shelter-in-los-angeles Bonus Session: Reflections on "Shelter" in Los Angeles Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-20T14:49:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:12:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3vlsyqvlrpyk0ae.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're pleased to announce a special bonus episode of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, featuring a live recording of the closing panel discussion for&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/135460042/finding-shelter-in-los-angeles-housing-chaos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Shelter" at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles.</a></p><p>To close out the exhibition on November 6, curators Sam Lubell and Danielle Rago hosted two panel discussions with the featured architects, focusing on the sites that serve as the exhibition's organizing principles: the Metro subway extension in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the stretch of the LA River running through the city proper. Both sites embody much of what is affecting Los Angeles' changing urbanism &ndash; ongoing drought, invigorated public transportation, gentrification, and increasing density.</p><p>Mimi Zeiger, West Coast Editor of The Architect's Newspaper moderated the panel on the River, with Jimenez Lai (Bureau Spectacular), Elizabeth Timme (LA-M&aacute;s), and Lorcan O'Herlihy (Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects), and I moderated the panel on Metro, with Jennifer Marmon (PAR),...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62274079/op-ed-architect-magazine-finally-found-its-voice Op-Ed: Architect Magazine Finally Found its Voice Keith Zawistowski 2012-11-28T03:04:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T19:04:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qyv7q4qxt9y6ld7n.jpg" width="514" height="621" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I recently received my November Issue of <em>Architect</em> and for the first time since the blogs caused us all to begin devouring images at warp speed and sent print media into a battle for survival, I actually "read" an architecture magazine. It was truly satisfying.</p> <p> From its inception, the idea behind <em>Architect</em> was clear; its title was the proof. <em>Architectural Record</em> had lost touch. It had become a glossy product placement catalog, serving its advertisers but increasingly bereft of intellectual rigor. <em>Architect</em> promised to peel back the facade of idealized pre-occupancy images and to share the stories of the people who make architecture: to deliver us process and ideas. The bar was high and so were many of our expectations. Perhaps that is why I have been so underwhelmed as <em>Architect</em> has struggled for nearly 7 years to find a voice. The magazine has taken us on a journey from in-depth interviews of firms producing irrelevant projects, to garnish cartoony graphics that distracted from...</p>