Archinect - News 2014-04-19T21:12:20-04:00 Animalistic Architecture Metropolitan Monk 2012-10-10T10:33:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T20:05:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We&rsquo;ve previously looked at buildings designed to look like other things (care to live in a giant conch shell, anyone?), as well as crazy structures shaped like fruit (a roundup surprisingly dominated by oranges and tomatoes). But a post over on MetaFilter got us thinking about the zoological forms that buildings occasionally take on.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of URBAN ANIMAL: 2012 Animal Architecture Awards Alexander Walter 2012-09-06T19:10:00-04:00 >2012-09-11T09:34:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ned Dodington, founder of, today announced the winners of the 2012 Animal Architecture Awards. This year's competition, titled "URBAN ANIMAL", called for designs that reshape, expand and redefine the context of urban thought and space while keeping in mind the needs (and possible benefits) of synanthropic species &mdash; wild animals that &ldquo;live near, and benefit from, an association with humans and the somewhat artificial habitats that humans create around them&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See also: Bat Cloud, the top award winner, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously in the Archinect News</a>.</p> Editor's Picks #227 Nam Henderson 2011-09-04T13:59:55-04:00 >2011-09-05T13:51:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>theids wants to start a conversation about the Animal Architecture Awards. To theids, "this is not Animal Architecture. I feel that they have taken a term that was already being used to describe other projects... which pre-dates this competition that has been hosted for 3 years. " der flaneur cautioned "Zoomorphic is an architecture book for 1st year students that want to see 'cool animal-looking buildings'."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong></p> <p> Apple&rsquo;s just-opened 4th Street (N. Calif.) store, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">is designed so that the new sidewalk, store window panels and inside stone floor tiles all are dimensioned and positioned to present a symmetrical appearance</a>.</p> <p> <strong>subtect</strong> feels "<em>This is a really terrible drawing. if you draw the room volume as a single point perspective, then follow through with the tile and sidewalk lines for fuck sake. The end gaps between the glazing and the storefront perimeter are different widths.</em>" while <strong>tagalong</strong> believes "<em>the cube is actually quite the disappointment, the rear window is a conventional rear window, the only glass that wraps is the exterior so it's all just fake aesthetics...probably started off with the idea for wrap around visibility but at some point got VE'd out due to not being able to reconcile the structural C column with visibility,</em>"&nbsp;However, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Gachich</a>&nbsp;thinks this is just "<em>Another example of architects designing for architects. Looking for some kind of peer recognition, never t...</em></p> Animal Architecture Awards 2011 - The Winners Alexander Walter 2011-08-15T13:53:08-04:00 >2011-08-17T09:27:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winning entries for the 2011 Animal Architecture Awards have just been announced. Now in its third year, the award contest "All Creatures Great &amp; Small" invited critical and unpublished essays and projects to address how architecture can mediate and encourage multiple new ways of species learning and benefiting from each other - or as the organizers call it, to illustrate cospecies coshaping.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>