Archinect - News 2014-12-27T12:55:40-05:00 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/93081255/extraordinarily-beautiful-architectural-drawings-from-the-world-s-greatest-architects Extraordinarily Beautiful Architectural Drawings From the World's Greatest Architects Archinect .com 2014-02-07T16:58:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:18:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/4135f97257877d4ae419b1645feb752c.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>100 Years of Architectural Drawing&mdash;a recently published book by Neil Bingham, a design and architecture historian who is the consulting curator of architectural drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London&mdash;highlights 300 architectural drawings from the 20th century that illustrate the evolution of the form.</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/88075175/andr-chiote-illustrates-the-role-of-iconic-buildings-in-the-urban-collective-memory André Chiote illustrates the role of iconic buildings in the "urban collective memory" Justine Testado 2013-12-09T13:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:21:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q59n0ho9u54zdrbu.jpg" width="514" height="719" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Rendered into clean lines and bold graphic hues, Oporto-based architect and illustrator Andr&eacute; Chiote draws some of the world's most iconic contemporary structures designed by their equally iconic architects. He began developing this project by choosing specifically-programmed buildings that became cultural symbols eventually engrained into the "urban collective memory."<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hj/hj81a45o6vja4y7n.jpg" title=""><br><br> Even by only highlighting a particular detail, the building is still recognizable whether one remembers seeing it on TV, online, in print, or in person. The souvenir poster/advertisement-like quality of Chiote's illustrative style further emphasizes the popularity of these structures.</p> <p> In his last approach, Chiote illustrated famous museums like Renzo Piano's addition to LACMA or the Mercedez-Benz Museum by UNStudio, among others.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9zowroagdy7vt30.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hf/hfga6bjrk27t38o4.jpg" title=""><br><br> Chiote continues exploring the role of these memorable buildings with "Sport's Buildings" -- many that have been seen in past Olympic Games. Here, he describes them as examples of "...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83089305/editor-s-picks-335 Editor's Picks #335 Nam Henderson 2013-09-30T23:57:00-04:00 >2013-10-03T14:28:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0zmxsizdfq3rhqw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On the occasion of the release of <a href="http://cluistore.org/batobaexmaof.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region</a>, a new photobook from the Center for Land Use Interpretation <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;sat down for a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81536319/no-such-thing-as-nowhere-discussion-with-matthew-coolidge-author-of-around-the-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discussion</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99yexc9js0w5nssn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cwmgjm9ezfvmkye.jpg" title=""><br><br> Archinect implemented the ability to click next to a person's name (or username) on posts and comments&nbsp; and click "<em>history</em>" to view the user's post and comment history, or "<em>contact</em>" to privately message the user. For users that don't want to be contacted, there is an option in the "edit settings" page to block others from contacting you.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wggn7r46qlsudjae.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Over at Metropolis Magazine&rsquo;s POV blog, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82775900/thom-mayne-inquiry-is-everything" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Caruso AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, spoke with Thom Mayne re:&nbsp; his early years working at Pasadena redevelopment agency and Gruen, starting Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with his friends and colleagues from Pomona and working with clients like the GSA or "innovation" seeking clients in China</a>.&nbsp;One quote that jumped out was this "<em>I divide ar...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/81233675/just-launched-the-39th-annual-krob-architectural-delineation-competition Just Launched: the 39th Annual KRob Architectural Delineation Competition Justine Testado 2013-09-06T20:40:00-04:00 >2013-09-09T18:42:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2gsgu2cyemid52rn.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The annual KRob Architectural Delineation Competition is coming back for its 39th year. The competition was established in 1974 by the AIA Dallas Chapter and named after architect Ken Roberts who was recognized for his talent in ink perspective drawing. As the world's oldest architectural drawing competition currently in operation, KRob recognizes original works that best represent the artistic qualities of the medium in both hand-drawn and digital formats.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Click on the thumbnails below to see winning images from <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/news_tags/tag/krob" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous KRob competitions</a> in recent years. You can also check out <a href="http://www.aiadallas.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&amp;subarticlenbr=207" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this article</a> by Julien Meyrat, one of the KRob competition organizers at the AIA Dallas, for an insightful read on architectural drawing.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72837271/2013-national-design-award-winner-james-wines-among-speakers-at-saturday-5-11-www-drawing-symposium-in-ny 2013 National Design Award Winner James Wines among speakers at Saturday 5/11 "WWW Drawing" symposium in NY Archinect .com 2013-05-09T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-05-10T21:54:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/rom3k3c3auuzax30.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The (de)vices and virtues of hand drawing versus digital drawing will be debated at "WWW Drawing: Architectural Drawing from Pencil to Pixel" at the Drawing Center, in SoHo New York, this Saturday May 11 from 2-4 pm &mdash; a symposium co-produced by Penn State University's Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and the Drawing Center.</p> <p> Speakers include renowned architects James Wines (just-announced 2013 National Design Award Winner for Lifetime Achievement, and President of SITE Architecture, Art &amp; Design), Michael Webb (Archigram, Cooper Union), and Mark West (University of Manitoba) &mdash; the "Ws" of the project title &mdash; along with five rising stars of computational design, fine art, architecture and programming: Daniel Cardoso Llach, Andrew Heumann, Seher Shah, Ann Tarantino and J&uuml;rg Lehni.</p> <p> A new documentary video of the March 2013 WWW Drawing Workshop at Penn State U will debut at the symposium, which will be co-moderated by Stuckeman School Head of Architectur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72632485/editor-s-picks-314 Editor's Picks #314 Nam Henderson 2013-05-07T13:14:00-04:00 >2013-05-09T20:05:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cf77sgbcvp5r8ep.jpg" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over at the LA Times, Christopher Hawthorne reported on LACMA Director Michael Govan&rsquo;s plan&rsquo;s for $650-million new building by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor...Eric Chavkin commented "New construction has always been fundraising tail that wags the museum dog. Big names to draw bigger money...Now that AMPAS is leveraging it's Oscar prestige to be a part of LACMA, a new name to entice donor dollars is Zumthor, a name that means absolutely nothing to most.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72101910/hitler-s-words-into-stone-can-architecture-itself-be-fascist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Z Wise reviewed the newest edition of Albert Speer, Architecture by L&eacute;on Krier for the Wall Street Journal</a>.&nbsp;Mr. Wise concluded his review "<em>Though he is again bemoaning a contemporary inability to regard classicism in a detached manner, it is L&eacute;on Krier who is in a delirious thrall to a malevolent aesthetic</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;was surprised "<em>wow, i didn't need another reason to dislike krier, but this one certainly seems more than enough to set aside any other complaint about the guy and never revisit them.&nbsp; its amazing that someone could hate modernism so much that even hitler's vision for the world seems palatable to him. nasty</em>". For his part <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a><br> argued "<em>I'd rather see the swastika redeemed for its original associations (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika</a>) than see any redemption of Speer's work. It's not that the style(s) from which he borrowed were bad so much as his intentional bombastic over-scaling of everything. These buildings were meant to communicat...</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>