Archinect - News 2014-08-30T08:27:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/102127180/editor-s-picks-372 Editor's Picks #372 Nam Henderson 2014-06-18T18:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T11:34:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6d3bb8jckzi0r7o1.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;Editorial Manager for Archinect, talked with director <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101642075/this-incredible-derogatory-racialized-way-people-talk-about-the-space-director-kelly-anderson-s-cutting-room-interview-on-gentrification-and-activism-in-her-doc-my-brooklyn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kelly Anderson about her documentary "My Brooklyn"</a>&nbsp;and the &ldquo;incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space". The film &nbsp;will air multiple times as part of <a href="http://worldchannel.org/programs/america-reframed/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PBS World's America ReFramed series</a>, starting Tuesday, June 19, at 8pm (EST).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2t/2tamcejadj25vg7j.jpg"></p><p>Plus, the eighteenth edition <strong>Screen/Print</strong> featured an excerpt from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.arch.uic.edu/faculty/dejong.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Judith K. De Jong</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/101180316/screen-print-18-new-suburbanisms-by-judith-k-de-jong" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&rsquo;s new book, </a><a href="http://www.amazon.com/New-SubUrbanisms-Judith-De-Jong/dp/0415642175" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New SubUrbanisms</a>, which touched on <strong>Flattening: Formal and Spatial Practices</strong>.</p><p><strong>citizen</strong> complained "<em>The author seems to proclaim as breaking news the complex connectivity of central &amp; peripheral parts of metropolitan regions...This isn't new...others have been working for decades now with the premise of a metropolitan system in which the urban/suburban binary is less and less meaningful</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Archinect discussed Fran&ccedil;ois Roche claim that Rem's Venice Biennale (is) "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101567226/fran-ois-roche-considers-rem-s-venice-biennale-obscene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obscene</a>".&nbsp;<strong>boy in a well</strong> responded "I<em>s the Biennale a good place for a soap box because the event is organi...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91152369/on-the-legacy-of-the-institute-for-architecture-and-urban-studies On the legacy of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies Places Journal 2014-01-13T16:59:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:50:27-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5s1fkha5s1adz2e.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I wish that it still existed. &mdash; Frank Gehry It would be the world's biggest nightmare if the Institute were still alive. &mdash; Mark Wigley It was the moment for something to happen. &mdash; Diana Agrest //</p></em><br /><br /><p> In 1967 Peter Eisenman founded the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, and until it closed in 1985 the Institute &mdash; a heady mix of think tank, exhibit space, journal publisher and cocktail party &mdash; was one of the centers of American architecture culture. Belmont Freeman describes the new documentary by Diana Agrest, <em>The Making of an Avant-Garde</em>, as a remarkable contribution to the record, and a fascinating glimpse at the early years of many of today's stars: "There is something almost (almost) touching about listening to today&rsquo;s titans of corporate and haute institutional architecture remind us that once upon a time they were young, idealistic, radical thinkers."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77532933/containers-without-content Containers without Content Orhan Ayyüce 2013-07-22T12:33:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T20:25:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2uabppf2d344u9mp.jpg" width="514" height="299" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Far from being anchored in the local context, the project (the disastrous City of Culture of Galicia outside Santiago de Compostela, designed by Peter Eisenman) has decapitated Monte de Gaias and replaced it with a phony landscape with curves like those of a fun-fair roller coaster. These cynical intellectual manipulations cannot mask the reality of structures resembling supermarkets twisted about with algorithms and camouflaged with a thin veneer of granite (imported from Brasil!).</p></em><br /><br /><p> In a short sweet and illustrated article writer historian&nbsp;William J.R. Curtis puts several Bilbao effect projects in the trash can. It might as well be called "f..k content."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72307143/eisenman-s-house-vi-venturi-s-philadelphia-house-and-louis-kahn-s-esherick-house-all-set-to-hit-the-market Eisenman's House VI, Venturi's Philadelphia House, and Louis Kahn’s Esherick House all set to hit the market Archinect 2013-05-01T18:18:00-04:00 >2013-05-02T10:35:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/033e29b253c32b52d0dfccf9b700199c.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Three of the most important modernist houses in the Northeast, including the 1964 house Robert Venturi designed for his mother, have been (or will soon be) put up for sale by their long-time owners, two of them without covenants that would ensure their preservation.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m5/m58idbworej18qug.jpg" title="">Venturi's Philadelphia House</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a15buepstp1d226t.jpg" title=""><br> Louis Kahn&rsquo;s Esherick House<br> &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/44882338/three-entries-share-first-prize-in-istanbul-s-yenikap-design-competition Three Entries Share First Prize in Istanbul’s Yenikapı Design Competition Alexander Walter 2012-04-13T17:50:00-04:00 >2012-04-14T19:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fuq9zep8z9vaoc5w.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the international design competition for Yenikap&#305; Transfer Point and Archaeo-Park Area in Istanbul, Turkey, three First Prizes have been announced this week. The jury selected the top project teams Eisenmann Architects/Ayta&ccedil; Architects, Atelye 70/Francesco Cellini/Insula Architettura E Ingegneria, and Cafer Bozkurt Architects/Mecanoo Architects from nine shortlisted teams, including MVRDV and other international firms.</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/36703841/is-there-a-jewish-architecture Is There a Jewish Architecture? Places Journal 2012-02-02T20:13:00-05:00 >2012-02-03T08:16:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/ln4d6hyaveelooll.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Within the parameters of the building art there cannot be artists like Saul Bellow and Philip Roth or like Sidney Lumet and Woody Allen, who in books and movies probe the excruciating details of the Jewish encounter with American capitalism and lifestyle. Architecture cannot tell stories about one&rsquo;s Jewish mother or one&rsquo;s Jewish nose. Especially in the era of high modernism, architecture possessed limited expressive resources for detailed cultural critique.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Is there a type of Jewish architecture that unifies the work of Louis Kahn, Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, and Daniel Libeskind?</p> <p> Architectural historian Mitchell Schwarzer reviews Gaven Rosenfeld's ambitious book, <em>Building After Auschwitz: Jewish Architecture and the Memory of the Holocaust</em>, and comes away unconvinced.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/12444118/building-of-the-week-city-of-culture-of-galicia Building of the Week: City of Culture of Galicia adelz 2011-07-06T17:07:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:35:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kk/kkftldbsu2he8f12.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Archinect's Building of the Week series is brought to you by our friends at OpenBuildings.com, the web's most comprehensive directory of buildings.</em></p> <p> As I set on writing about the <a href="http://openbuildings.com/buildings/cidade-da-cultura-de-galicia-profile-1896" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">City of Culture of Galicia</a>, I was baffled by the amount of papers, articles and comments on the subject and their diversity. I should have seen this coming, as the project's scale, budget and implications have stretched far beyond the initial expectations and urged a furious debate among architects, journalists, politicians and locals.&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://openbuildings.com/upload/group1/building1896/media/wqsi_5823262945_29f4a19912_b.jpg"></p> <p> Commissioned in 1999, after an invited competition featuring a constellation of starchitects (Libeskind, Koolhaas, Nouvel, Perrault, Steven Holl and Ricardo Bofill, to name a few), the winning project of Peter Eisenman originally featured eight buildings (later reduced to six) composed in a complex, three-dimensional undulating terrain merging harmoniously with the environment.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://openbuildings.com/upload/group1/building1896/media/qhhh_3.jpg"></p> <p> Eisenman himself admits that <a href="http://archrecord.construction.com/people/interviews/archives/0310Eisenman-1.asp" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"there is no question that the Santiago project is a res...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/2868236/eisenman-addresses-admitted-students-talks-time-and-space Eisenman addresses admitted students, talks time and space Paul Petrunia 2011-04-14T12:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:41:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljozzju6v91s1eou.jpg" width="300" height="220" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Immanuel Kant said that human beings make sense of our experiences by using the concepts of space and time. Famed architect and School of Architecture Professor Peter Eisenman said that architects tend to pick one or the other.</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>