Archinect - News 2014-09-02T15:00:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/82018170/editor-s-picks-333 Editor's Picks #333 Nam Henderson 2013-09-17T12:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T03:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvcixf522de96o9b.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Court of Justice building in Hasselt, Belgium designed by a team comprising, Berlin-based J. MAYER H. Architects and local firms a2o-architecten andLens&ordm;ass architecten, officially swung its doors open to the public on September 13th. Donna Sink felt "This looks SO BEAUTIFUL! I saw it from the Hasselt train station last March and it literally took my breath away - it makes a great statement on the skyline. To see the interiors and details are so well considered makes me happy".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81465615/a-review-of-joe-day-s-corrections-and-collections-architectures-for-art-and-crime-2013-routledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a>&nbsp;of (a book I have been wanting to read, since I first saw a blurb for it a few weeks ago) Joe Day's "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Corrections-Collections-Architectures-Art-Crime/dp/0415534828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corrections and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime</a>"&nbsp;(2013, Routledge).&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m42071araeischxq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Therein he concluded "<em>Joe Day makes it clear that we are entering a new period- one where the models of cultural consumption and the constructs of punishment are so similar, that the humanity contained within either system is obscured by the totalizing effects of a homogeneous and sinister architectural typology</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4llk3tx7f1sav51j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature, Archinect interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81464812/working-out-of-the-box-scout-regalia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy, founders of LA-based product design studio Scout Regalia</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysce57aoo0sjjrgm.jpg" title=""><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81451941/cameron-sinclair-and-kate-stohr-co-founders-of-architecture-for-humanity-to-step-down-and-help-form-a-five-year-strategic-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After 15 years of leadership co-founders, Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr have decided to transition from the organization and launch a fund to support future growth</a>.</p> <p> Over at the San Francisco Gate Liz Pfeffer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81686598/tech-professionals-seek-less-flashy-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that in today&rsquo;s market "<em>Well-heeled techies ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63033488/glen-small-zaha-hadid-exhibit-sci-arc-sham Glen Small, "Zaha Hadid Exhibit @ Sci-Arc Sham" Orhan Ayyüce 2012-12-09T22:45:00-05:00 >2012-12-11T08:48:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0l/0lm539dow44bmzxz.jpg" width="514" height="436" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the recent october 12, 2012 installation at sci-arc with zaha hadid partner patrik schumacher, demonstrated trying to emulate thin shell construction with sticks. it can be done, but not like what was built in the sci-arc museum demonstration space recently. thin shell depends upon significant warpage of surfaces. the ambitious shapes sought were a confused mess, reduced to sculpture with no inherent structure. in one instant relying on connecting into the museum space wall to brace itself.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In his review Glen Small calls Zaha Hadid Exhibit at SCI Arc a sham and here is why...</p>