Archinect - News 2014-10-30T12:01:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98901677/enlightenment-about-parking-q-a-with-architect-darius-sollohub Enlightenment About Parking: Q&A with Architect Darius Sollohub Alexander Walter 2014-04-29T14:30:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:18:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ac/acf874271072cd56a797adee11d97213.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We might ask ourselves the question, why is it that so many communities want to disguise the utilitarian cell phone tower as a fake tree? They fool no one and actually call more attention to them. Or why are there hundreds of parking structures that have false fa&ccedil;ades that make people initially think they are foreclosed buildings with all the windows broken? There seems to be much cultural confusion about the beauty of the utilitarian.</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/68470665/why-we-love-beautiful-things Why We Love Beautiful Things Archinect 2013-02-27T19:03:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T19:03:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7f5c28608a1deeeb9e625301e14df512.jpg" width="514" height="391" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>window views of landscapes, research shows, can speed patient recovery in hospitals, aid learning in classrooms and spur productivity in the workplace. In studies of call centers, for example, workers who could see the outdoors completed tasks 6 to 7 percent more efficiently than those who couldn&rsquo;t, generating an annual savings of nearly $3,000 per employee.</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/49487311/editor-s-picks-266 Editor's Picks #266 Nam Henderson 2012-05-28T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T19:08:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sl/slc6yfp71ek1j946.jpg" width="514" height="415" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center, Alexander Maymind argued the center's "grid-based diagrams instantiate disestablishment effects[2]...hinge on a particular aesthetic reading of architectural ugliness." 18x32 responded "I like where you've gone with the 'Ugly' here, but I don't think this building offers the best example. Nothing about Wexner is viscerally repellant, abhorrent or disgusting."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1972948/alexander-maymind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Maymind</a> shared his essay&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/49090085/still-ugly-after-all-these-years-a-close-reading-of-peter-eisenman-s-wexner-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Still Ugly After All These Years: A Close Reading of Peter Eisenman&rsquo;s Wexner Center</a>,&nbsp;recently published&nbsp; in <a href="http://onetwelveksa.com/2012/04/27/issue-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One: Twelve Issue 4, April 2012</a>.&nbsp;Therein he begins by suggesting how the center's "<em>grid-based diagrams instantiate disestablishment effects[2] related to the aims of a contemporary art institution sited in a traditional neoclassical campus plan. These effects; critical, discursive and haptic, hinge on a particular aesthetic reading of architectural ugliness.</em>"</p> <p> <strong>18x32 </strong>responded "<em>I like where you've gone with the 'Ugly' here, but I don't think this building offers the best example. Nothing about Wexner is viscerally repellant, abhorrent or disgusting. Everything is too clean, too precise, too clinical, too withdrawn, too intentional to be grotesque. The 'Uncanny' might be a more accurate descriptor and be more in line with Eisenman's own position (see, for example, his comments on Moneo's Town Hall in Logro&ntilde;o in discussion with Christopher Al...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2669874/brains-before-beauty-top-architecture-graduate-crowned-miss-universe-phillipines Brains before beauty: top architecture graduate crowned Miss Universe-Phillipines J. James R. 2011-04-12T18:45:56-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wu/wurns3rgdvdu2e4l.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An architecture magna cum laude graduate from the University of the Philippines who topped the architecture licensure exams in 2010 bested 39 other contestants to win the 2011 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe title at a glittering three-hour coronation night Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Shamcey Supsup, 24, is now a licensed architect and beauty queen in the Philippines. Her portfolio, however, is unavailable online. Her portion of the talent competition involved <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvVDtZeISdA" target="_blank">charcoal pencils and trace paper.</a></p>