Archinect - News 2014-04-18T22:26:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97521120/editor-s-picks-362 Editor's Picks #362 Nam Henderson 2014-04-08T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-11T06:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/md9dlkj4haf4ciqr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> conducted an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nterview with John Szot answering questions on </a><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Unspeakable</a>,&nbsp;</em>a triptych of short, magnificently animated films.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajsx7inbd2ui1ty7.jpg"><strong>News</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Professor Andrew Ross, penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96950936/high-culture-and-hard-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Culture and Hard Labor</a>&nbsp;regarding Guggenheim Museum&rsquo;s Saadiyat Island project. Later, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America</a> looked at the efforts by Global Ultra Luxury Faction, an offshoot of Gulf Labor (Professor Ross is a member) "<em>working since 2011 to bring attention to the conditions that the workers on Saadiyat Island withstand</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fo2oi6xr0c23xhz.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;pondered "<em>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosa</a>&nbsp;provided a recap of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96962248/gsapp-lecture-addresses-architecture-s-role-in-new-democratic-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe&rsquo;s recent tal</a>k at GSAPP's spring lecture series.</p><p>"<em>Basically to summarize, for political activism to enact change, Mouffe believes it is better to intervene and transform the existing codes rather than &lsquo;start from scratch.&rsquo;...In the systemic interventions and transformations she proposes &ndash; Mouffe seems to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices Guggenheim protesters highlight poor labor practices Miles Jaffe 2014-04-01T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T14:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eias3h1fa7uf6yrl.jpg" width="400" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Saadiyat Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi, has seen $27 billion in investments pour in as the island hopes to become a new beacon of culture in the region developers behind the island have received international attention for the poor conditions in which migrant laborers work and live. Reports have found that in some cases, the control employers hold over the island's workers, such as withholding their passports to prevent them from returning to their home countries, amounts to forced labor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Saadiyat Island includes a half-billion-dollar branch of the Louvre Museum designed by Jean Nouvel, a national museum designed by Norman Foster and a variety of luxury resorts, golf clubs, marinas and private villas.</p><p>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96713093/guggenheim-spoof-site-targets-abu-dhabi-controversy Guggenheim Spoof Site Targets Abu Dhabi Controversy Archinect 2014-03-28T12:37:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:08:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/54/5470c88b9a46806b4d43777ef7bfec90.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A spoof Guggenheim website, globalguggenheim.org, went live this morning with a satirical &ldquo;Sustainable Design Competition&rdquo; for the global museum&rsquo;s embattled Abu Dhabi branch. The website, a slightly modified replica of the official Guggenheim version, features images of Saadiyat Island, where the museum is to be built, overlayed with the hashtag #futureguggenheim, as well as references to Gulf Labor&rsquo;s ongoing 52 Weeks campaign.</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/89558443/editor-s-picks-347 Editor's Picks #347 Nam Henderson 2013-12-24T00:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-29T10:44:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6eo7dg9wqtvgjlyp.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect features BI's inaugural publication, "FREE" in Screen/Print #3. Donna Sink LOVED "the cover of this periodical! So satirical".</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest edition of the <strong>In Focus</strong> series, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88776771/in-focus-edward-neumann" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to London-based photographer Edward Neumann</a>. He describes himself "<em>an aspiring fine art photographer...I like the &lsquo;art for art&rsquo;s sake&rsquo; school of thought</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jw0y0ubthdktcw74.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect features&nbsp;<strong>BI</strong>'s inaugural publication, "<strong>FREE</strong>" in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Screen/Print #3</a>.&nbsp;Donna Sink&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LOVED</a>&nbsp;"<em>the cover of this periodical!&nbsp; So satirical</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> It's that time of the year again, so we are taking a look back at the year 2013 on Archinect by sharing the most trafficked and popular pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/88610415/archinect-s-13-top-13-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a list of 13 top 13 lists for '13</a>.</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;got excited "<em>Woo Hoo! My images headline #5 and #8!</em>"&nbsp;in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88998056/archinect-s-top-13-discussions-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Discussions for '13'</a>&nbsp;while in response to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/89215748/archinect-s-top-13-lecture-posters-for-13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Top 13 Lecture Posters for '13'</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/hsolie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>&nbsp;argued "<em>You can really read into each schools methodology and educational philosophies through these posters. It is a shame to see so many of them favorin...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/70491432/editor-s-picks-309 Editor's Picks #309 Nam Henderson 2013-04-02T11:00:00-04:00 >2013-04-07T15:27:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ns/nsvng3i8m5dgfn7t.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70178032/announcing-the-2013-la-film-festival-director-s-lounge-design-competition-co-hosted-by-archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect was excited to announce a competition we're co-hosting with Designer Pages and the LA Film Festival. This competition seeks proposals for the interior design/layout of the VIP Director's Lounge for this year's LA Film Festival</a>. The winner will have their design executed, with a cash prize and an "Industry Badge" pass to the LA Film Festival in June. The winner's designs will also be on display in the director's lounge throughout the festival.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/16/16cpanwfbo8cao3b.png"><br><br><strong>News</strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/70068172/call-for-denise-scott-brown-to-be-given-pritzker-recognition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> The Architect&rsquo;s Journal reported that Denise Scott Brown has called for her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 win to be acknowledged retrospectively as a salute to "<em>the notion of joint creativity</em><em>"</em> and retrospectively acknowledge her role in Robert Venturi&rsquo;s 1991 Pritzker Prize during an AJ Women in Architecture luncheon in late March</a>. Since, nearly 2,000 advocates have passionately rallied in Brown&rsquo;s support by signing an online petition created by Harvard&rsquo;s GSD Woman in Design Group. Among the signatures include architects Zaha...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68349505/editor-s-picks-304 Editor's Picks #304 Nam Henderson 2013-02-26T13:39:00-05:00 >2013-02-26T16:31:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/mukv418f4irv3cuu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the ShowCase feature, Archinect published the first fire station designed by Pritzker Prize winner <a href="http://alvarosizavieira.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza Veira</a>. The project, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/67851052/showcase-santo-tirso-fire-station-by-lvaro-siza-vieira" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santo Tirso Fire Station</a> is located in Quinta de Ge&atilde;o, Portugal "<em>comprises a total gross area of 1173 m2 and lodges the support functions to the fire brigade...it is organized in 3 floors</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6lredc7oqjd26uy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45438032/chris-moody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Moody</a>'s initial reaction was that "<em>At first glance, it would be hard to picture this building as a fire station. But then again, that's probably the point. Nicely done! Alvaro.</em>" <strong>toasteroven</strong> added "<em>that brick is yummy, the exterior is really nice - but -&nbsp; the interiors seem a little cold and off-putting.&nbsp; all shades of grey and white - like a bunker in Antarctica in the dead of winter</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68021876/strong-surge-for-architecture-billings-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to released figures the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) showed its strongest growth since November 2007. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the January ABI score was 54.2, up sharply from a mark of 51.2* in Dec...</a></p>