Archinect - News 2014-07-24T13:56:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98496231/timea-tihanyi-s-constructs-not-printed-made Timea Tihanyi's Constructs - Not Printed, Made Donna Sink 2014-04-22T21:12:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:27:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k2/k2ef380bnchk07ka.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...the little structures will remind you of every last thing: foreclosed houses...the Olympic stadium in Beijing...the Colosseum, the crumbling ruins next door to the Colosseum. Each building maps a path through Tihanyi's mind, and yours. You visit every teeny room...climb every ladder...Then you return to your big self, looking down on layers of sheen and pale color emanating from the surfaces, as if layers of translucent skin have been laid on top of flesh. How could you not love these?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Art critic Jen Graves (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize ultimately won by<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98041785/inquirer-s-architecture-critic-inga-saffron-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-criticism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Inga Saffron</a>) reviews the tiny building-like constructions made by artist Timea Tihanyis.&nbsp; But while architecture aficionados will find these little structures initially reminiscent of 3D printed models, their laborious, fragile craftsmanlike construction reveals them as being made of Merleau -Ponty's "<a href="http://sensualanimist.com/2012/04/13/phenomenology-of-perception-maurice-merleau-ponty/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the flesh of the world</a>".&nbsp; In other words (fighting words?), revealing them to be much more like architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65020943/she-came-to-find-her-memory She came to find her memory Nam Henderson 2013-01-07T15:32:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T17:43:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/py/pyb0lmhvrq0brvkl.jpg" width="400" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In offering an alternative view, Wang disputes that the power and prevalence of huge new building projects are the only or inevitable architectural products his country has to offer"</p></em><br /><br /><p> Last year Rowan Moore had a chance to speak with Wang Shu (winner of the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize) when he was in London for the <a href="http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/1967/sustaining-identity-iii-symposium-3205/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sustaining Identity</a> conference at the Victoria &amp; Albert Museum. The conference sought to bring together acclaimed international architects whose work resists homogenisation by prioritising place, the senses and memory. Their discussion published early last month, touched on the temporal nature of China's massive building projects, the influence of but not strict adherence to traditional building methods and forms, along with the reason&nbsp;the studio has Amateur, in its name.</p>