Archinect - News 2017-08-18T14:21:25-04:00 Charles Leadbeater on the meaning of home in today's culture of rootlessness Alexander Walter 2016-12-09T15:20:00-05:00 >2016-12-13T20:29:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="317" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The tiny house is just one example of the lengths to which people will go to create a sense of home even when they lack the means for it. It&rsquo;s just one symptom of a much wider and intensifying search for belonging, which makes home as important to politics as the idea of class or rights &ndash; especially now, when so many people feel displaced, both literally and figuratively, by life in innovation-driven, high-tech, networked capitalism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humans and other things that nest</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Tadao Ando defines his own "home for the spirit"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The downsides of the charming "holdout" houses</a></li></ul> How Tadao Ando defines his own "home for the spirit" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-28T13:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:22:15-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This should be Ando&rsquo;s residence. But there is no bedroom. Or food in the kitchen. And a couple of years ago he told Japanese TV that he lives in a normal apartment. This is Tadao Ando&rsquo;s house, but is it his home? [...] Ando built it to be his home in 1995 but never moved in. You can find it listed in architecture books as the &ldquo;Atelier&rdquo; or &ldquo;Studio Annexe&rdquo;. &ldquo;I wanted a fun place to live, a place where every day is thrilling, a quiet place to think,&rdquo; he says.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Ando, on the ultimate home, to Robin Harding for the <em>Financial Times</em>:&nbsp;</p><p><em>&ldquo;Please write this,&rdquo; he says. &ldquo;A church is a home town for the spirit, a place where the spirit lives. Big or small. It&rsquo;s the home of the spirit so when you go there you feel relief. You feel the spirit&rsquo;s richness. I have to think whether I have made a home for the spirit or not. A house is the same. It must be a home for that person&rsquo;s spirit."</em></p><p>More Ando on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Tadao Ando's sprawling Santa Fe compound for Tom Ford hits the market at $75M" href="" target="_blank">Tadao Ando's sprawling Santa Fe compound for Tom Ford hits the market at $75M</a></li><li><a title="New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan" href="" target="_blank">New renderings of Tadao Ando's living wall in Manhattan</a></li><li><a title="Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award" href="" target="_blank">Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award</a></li><li><a title="&ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;What?&rsquo; when I heard it would cost &yen;252 billion,&rdquo; Tadao Ando says about National Stadium" href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;I thought, &lsquo;What?&rsquo; when I heard it would cost &yen;252 billion,&rdquo; Tadao Ando says about National Stadium</a></li></ul> Apple's HomeKit turns the iPhone into a remote for your smart home Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-02T14:53:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T19:56:41-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a feature called HomeKit that's coming in iOS 8, iPhones will be able to start controlling smart devices, such as garage door openers, lights, and security cameras. It'll all be controllable through Siri too [...] It's only a matter of time before major tech companies begin vying to be the thread that connects appliances and devices throughout your home, and this seems to be Apple's first step in the door.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> In Residence: Fernando Romero - NOWNESS Archinect 2014-03-18T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:34:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;To me, this house is the ultimate modernity dream come true,&rdquo; says Fernando Romero of the two-story, mid-century gem he calls home. &ldquo;It is extremely flexible for all types of activities: for family, for socializing, for living.&rdquo; Designed in 1955 by homegrown architect Francisco Artigas, the house is located in the leafy suburbs of Mexico City, adjacent to one of largest city parks in the Western Hemisphere, Bosque de Chapultepec.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Residence: Fernando Romero</a> on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Homes of the starchitects recreated in Milan Archinect 2014-03-06T12:29:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:19:53-04:00 <img src="" width="620" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Curator Francesca Molteni filmed each architect's home, and interviewed them about their lives and careers. Working alongside fellow architect and set designer Davide Pizzigoni, Molteni has recreated the private residences of Hadid and co., &ldquo;by means of real-life videos, images, sounds, comments and reconstructions. The result is an interactive exhibition space that unveils the architects&rsquo; visions of living, their choices and their obsessions.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Selling the Dwelling: The Books That Built America's Houses, 1775-2000 Nam Henderson 2014-01-19T23:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:15:46-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the show offers innumerable other examples of the housing industry&rsquo;s braiding of mythic imagination and commercial calculation...It&rsquo;s an epic, richly rewarding intellectual journey</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> Ken Johnson reviews the&nbsp;exhibition currently on view <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grolier Club</a> (running through February 7, 2014). The show explores how quintessential American traits are reflected within the pages of the builder&rsquo;s guides, pattern books, catalogues, and other forms of architectural literature.</p> 70's Vegas underground home on the market for $1.7M Archinect 2013-09-12T20:43:00-04:00 >2013-09-16T23:00:47-04:00 <img src="" width="630" height="420" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The above ground structure is just like any other&ndash; with the only hints being multiple air conditioning units, and emergency exits around the property. The underground interior is one that&rsquo;s stuck in the hippy chic 1970&prime;s days. Pink draperies, carpet and classic columns outfit the dated interior. Putting greens, a rock facade barbecue and natural style light settings make for an interesting setting that&rsquo;s completely user controlled.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Tech professionals seek less flashy homes Archinect 2013-09-12T17:32:00-04:00 >2013-09-17T14:16:28-04:00 <img src="" width="628" height="452" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owner of Hill House is Scott Croyle, senior vice president of design at HTC. At two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a study, the home is just large enough to share with his wife and son. Its modest scale allowed Bernstein to emphasize quality materials over quantity of space. "It's almost a negative value in that (tech) community," said Bernstein of over-the-top homes. "There's a real emphasis on not seeking a mansion right away."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Housing Market Index goes above 50 for the first time in seven years Archinect 2013-06-19T12:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-20T17:02:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes hit a significant milestone in June, surging eight points to a reading of 52 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. Any reading over 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A look into Thom Mayne's home Archinect 2012-12-06T14:12:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:50:47-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Taut concrete skin, structural glass, an escalator with nothing to hide, everything kinetic, a roof that rocks and rolls. Thom Mayne has given us the most exciting building in Dallas. Plastic cuckoo clocks, his wife Blythe, his dog Isis, his socks, his shoes, his Pritzker prize, the garden, the cereal, the coffee, showers you can see through, columns that could roll. This is where he lives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The NYT takes us on a tour of Henry Urbach's SF home Archinect 2012-11-01T13:50:00-04:00 >2012-11-01T15:18:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Urbach, 49, until recently the curator of architecture and design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and his spouse, Dr. Hartman, 52, a psychoanalyst, have approached the design of their home as if it were a conceptual art exhibit for two. The apartment&rsquo;s many mirrors aren&rsquo;t for checking for stray nose hairs. They &ldquo;complicate spatial relationships,&rdquo; Mr. Urbach says.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The cost of living in a "landmark status" Frank Lloyd Wright home Archinect 2012-10-26T14:13:00-04:00 >2012-11-01T11:06:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Its owners are hoping to sell the house before Nov. 7, when the City Council is scheduled to vote on giving it landmark status, which they oppose. Though they agree that the house ought to be saved &mdash; &ldquo;The property is gorgeous,&rdquo; Mr. Sells said in its master bedroom one morning &mdash; they say they must first safeguard their investment, as well as their livelihood. &ldquo;If it becomes a landmark,&rdquo; Mr. Sells said, &ldquo;we&rsquo;re out of business.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An Octogenarian’s Modernist Dream Comes to Life Archinect 2012-05-10T13:51:00-04:00 >2012-05-10T16:54:53-04:00 <img src="" width="617" height="588" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Here is the most modern of modern houses I&rsquo;ve ever seen and loved,&rdquo; she wrote, describing the turquoise mosaic tile, the compact state-of-the-art kitchen, the distant views of city lights, the proximity to her daughter&rsquo;s family and the circular stairway that she felt, sadly, too old to sail down. &ldquo;I guess you can&rsquo;t expect to have too many dreams answered,&rdquo; she concluded. &ldquo;At least, I&rsquo;ve had the opportunity to see the Morris House, to know it existed.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Artist Doug Aitken's Venice Beach Home Archinect 2012-04-03T20:13:00-04:00 >2012-04-04T06:22:34-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="868" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The house is the world&rsquo;s first temple to &ldquo;Acid Modernism,&rdquo; the aesthetic the California-born Aitken conceived for himself and Gemma Ponsa, his companion of the last six years. &ldquo;The goal was to create a warm, organic modernism that&rsquo;s also perceptual and hallucinatory,&rdquo; he said of the design. &ldquo;We thought that would be a wonderful environment to live in.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 'If Walls Could Talk': A History Of The Home Alexander Walter 2012-03-14T12:49:00-04:00 >2012-03-14T13:31:49-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="225" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The book answers questions like: Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why were kitchens cut off from the rest of a home? And did strangers really share beds as recently as a century ago? (Yes, they did.)</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> For sale: futurologist JG Ballard's old home. In need of modernisation Paul Petrunia 2011-07-12T18:00:01-04:00 >2011-07-12T18:00:56-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>JG Ballard's rather drab semi-detached home in Shepperton is inextricably linked with the life of one of post-war fiction's greatest talents. Many of the country's best writers, often Ballard's disciples, visited the author during the 49 years that he lived in this sleepy suburb, where he crafted the dystopian thrillers Crash and Cocaine Nights.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Goff's Bavinger House collapses Donna Sink 2011-06-23T23:15:48-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="333" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The architectural oddity either fell to a recent microburst of high winds in Norman, or at the hand of the owner.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Mystery surrounds the current condition of the work of an odd genius.</p> Home from Home opens in Lisbon Paul Petrunia 2011-05-02T19:11:16-04:00 >2011-05-03T21:11:31-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="426" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Home from Home, a new installation by London-based Carl Turner Architects has now opened at MUDE (Museu do Design e da Moda), the Design and Fashion Museum of Lisbon.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Home from Home examines the design and details of a typical UK home. The installation is composed of five individual structures - each one representing different parts of the home - including the front room, the kitchen, the commode, the bed and the stair. Together these parts create a playfully abstract house, articulating ideas of British domesticity.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The installation is organised by the British Council as part of New Architects: Portugal-UK, the latest in a series of New Architects International Exchange programmes initiated by The Architecture Foundation.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Using materials sourced in the UK, such as lambswool insulation, Home from Home identifies advancements in the British approach to sustainability and efficiency in new housing. The installation challenges traditional house typologies and identi...</p> I honestly don’t think that I would have been an artist had I not lived in the house. Donna Sink 2011-04-12T22:17:36-04:00 >2011-04-14T08:31:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"There&rsquo;s not one bit of drywall or plasterboard or anything like that, so everything has a material that is itself."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jen Graves interviews artist Leo Berk, who claims his childhood home, the Ruth Berk house by "not-quite-legitimate architect, in a good way, Bruce Goff", was the formative experience that made him become an artist.</p>