Archinect - News 2014-12-21T01:17:03-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/115736681/how-to-depict-the-rules-of-attraction-according-to-the-parador-film How to depict the rules of attraction, according to the PARADOR film Justine Testado 2014-12-11T18:07:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T13:59:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0j/0jkt16on66svkuuh.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>PARADOR is a collaborative project by Paris-based architect <a href="http://davidtajchman.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Tajchman</a> and&nbsp; filmmaker <a href="http://www.benjaminseroussi.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Seroussi</a> that fuses each of their signature styles and specialties. Starring dancer Olivier Mathieu and model Katya Pushkina, the short film's theme touches on the "complex rules of attraction and repulsion that end up creating energy, shape evolution, and anti-gravity," as mentioned on Tajchman's website.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lx2jbx0z1nr0edl1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0fwljlikmcwbt0a6.jpg"></p><p>Seroussi's experience in fashion film and music videos is obvious in PARADOR, which uses strong angles and slow-paced panning techniques seen in high-end fashion ads on TV. Mathieu and Pushkina, in all their conventionally attractive physical features, are decoratively armored in tetrahedral structures as they dance and pose around each other like two birds engaged in a courtship display. The futuristic structures they wear&nbsp;&mdash; which Tajchman and the design team created&nbsp;&mdash; hint at Tajchman's work methods of using digital tools and handcrafted models.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wsvoy4g1yotn2vtw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/du/duqtq1zyenwc0ssx.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cb9uwnrmb7exp0g2.jpg"></p><p><strong>Watch the film in its entirety right b...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/115592953/building-a-collaborative-jig-saw-pavilion-at-the-media-and-architecture-biennale-in-aarhus Building a collaborative jig-saw pavilion at the Media and Architecture Biennale in Aarhus Justine Testado 2014-12-09T20:51:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T19:10:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lctfdoc7igfva7x3.jpg" width="514" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Programming Natural Affect" was one of the collaborative workshops during the <a href="http://mab14.mediaarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Media and Architecture Bienniale 2014</a> last month in Aarhus, Denmark. Organized by Anna Ulak and Philipp Rahlenbeck of <a href="http://www.openconstructs.ca/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">openconstructs</a>, the workshop focused on fusing the organic properties of nature and the built urban environment through new media and architecture.</p><p>Participants learned about combining analog and digital production methods as they worked with each other and the organizers in building a small prefabricated pavilion. At the end of the workshop, the pavilion was displayed in the Main Exhibition during the Bienniale.</p><p>Ulak shared further project details below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zp/zp5z2msfwtwd8sod.jpg"></p><p>"Rather than trying to fully control/manage the relationship between the natural and built environment with computation (and its metaphors), this proposal sets out to augment the natural world. Thus creating artificial environments that evokes the organic. An architecture that artificially amplifies the experiences of nature that is diminish...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112498635/10x10-london-auction-renders-100-drawn-perspectives-around-the-shard 10x10 London auction renders 100 drawn perspectives around The Shard Justine Testado 2014-10-30T18:14:00-04:00 >2014-11-05T20:36:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adz6txdwlb9tpl62.jpg" width="514" height="640" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>10x10 Drawing the City London is an annual fundraising event established by British architect <a href="http://www.makowerarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Makower</a> and organized by charity group <a href="http://www.article-25.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Article 25</a> that gets its name from the 100-square grid that captures one particular area in the city of London.</p><p>Each square of the grid is assigned to 100 participants, who are typically some of the U.K.'s most well-known and emerging architects, designers, and artists. Participants will then create and donate an original work of art inspired by the buildings and public spaces within their assigned square. For 2014, The Renzo Piano-designed Shard will be the center of the grid.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t7/t7xx0zjn4447auhp.jpg"></p><p>This year's set of participants include notable names and 10x10 favorites like <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/55220775/rogers-stirk-harbour-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ivan Harbour</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/109716704/o-donnell-tuomey-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sheila O'Donnell</a>, C.J. Lim, Piers Gough, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11712/wilkinson-eyre-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Wilkinson</a>, textile designer Celia Birtwell, artists Norman Ackroyd and Roger FitzGerald, and 10x10 founder Tim Makower himself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6k/6kjs53cnp3grurtz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1qax7kptu4hmdwyf.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3g/3gst301ajgou2zqo.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sz/szcx3m1majjxvdf3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fs3r3agkconbin24.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vk/vktc2l510x6w65e0.jpg"></p><p>Online bidding for the art begins November 4 through November 25, followed by an exclusive evenin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108814986/aa-athens-visiting-school-2014-challenges-the-static-built-environment-with-kinetic-haze AA Athens Visiting School 2014 challenges the static built environment with “Kinetic Haze” Justine Testado 2014-09-12T21:03:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T21:03:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z00xv4r57x1wvyfu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Students and professionals had another opportunity to take part in the third cycle of the AA Athens Visiting School program, "Cipher City: Revolutions". Taking place at the National Technical University of Athens this past spring, participants focused on addressing the roles of change, adaptation and interaction through scripting and digital fabricating techniques at large scale models.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The program set out to challenge the motionless built environment in the collaborative creation of a kinetic pathway prototype called Kinetic Haze. Participants applied the basic design elements from their own proposals in creating the project in less than five days.</p><p>Here's a glimpse of the project</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ki/kin6gc043z19pfg4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kqcqyncun09xugxj.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hr/hr86w3xicxiagxyz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixvltito0hgm4tlu.jpg"></p><p>Find more project photos and details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/aa_athens_visiting_school_2014_challenges_the_static_built_environment_with/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101654926/constructing-holden-caulfield-learning-to-build-character-through-literary-architecture "Constructing Holden Caulfield": Learning to build character through literary architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-12T18:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-21T00:35:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u7/u750yubvdyxyhxq5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The writer and the architect aren't so different from each other when you consider each one as builders of an environment, and what better way to introduce that concept than to a class of high school students. After reading about <a href="http://www.matteopericoli.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Matteo Pericoli'</a>s "The Laboratory of Literary Architecture" course in <em>The New York Times</em>, English teacher George Mayo was inspired to teach it to his 10th grade class at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gl/glzlbogp55s1d0vb.jpg"></p><p>Matteo Pericoli created and taught the workshop in the Scuola Holden creative writing school in Turin, Italy and then in the M.F.A. writing program at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Columbia University</a>'s School of the Arts. Students picked a literary work they closely understood and then broke it down to its core elements, from which they based their architectural designs.</p><p>The goal was for students to avoid literal&nbsp;representations and instead design&nbsp;<em>literary</em> representations that symbolize "the essential ideas of the narrative structure in a spatial form," as described in P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87529261/over-100-urban-artists-repaint-a-soon-to-be-demolished-tower-in-paris Over 100 urban artists repaint a soon-to-be-demolished tower in Paris Justine Testado 2013-11-27T14:19:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T23:02:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5zagafoi6yko3sr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the 13th Arrondisement in Paris, the brightly painted "Tour Paris 13" building -- is easy to spot from a distance. Described as the largest group exhibition of street art, <a href="http://www.itinerrance.fr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gallery Itinerance</a> gathered over 100 urban artists representing 16 nationalities to use their artistic skills to repaint just about every corner of the old 9-floored tower right at the brink of its demolition --&nbsp; making a vivid statement that "in the end, everything will just disappear in the rubble."</p> <p> The completion of the Tour 13 project happened not long after the controversial decision to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86311570/5-pointz-graffiti-mecca-in-long-island-city-faces-imminent-destruction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">redevelop the historic 5 Pointz "graffiti mecca" in New York</a>.</p> <p> Here are more details of the project:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4t/4t1zypota83vmqzz.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "For many months, the project voluntarily remained con&#64257;dential. Coordinated by<br> Mehdi Ben Cheikh, Director of Gallery Itinerance, with the support of the 13th Arrondisement City Hall and the consent of ICF Habitat La Sabliere, the building&rsquo;s landlord, decided to appeal to more than one hundred street-art artists from ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum SO-IL and Gensler to ​design creative​ cultural ​incubator for New Museum Justine Testado 2013-11-01T18:06:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:59:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/nev5wl7a9k525cph.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The <a href="http://newmuseum.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> will be opening an incubator for art, technology, and design next summer in the institution's adjacent building at 231 Bowery in New York. <a href="http://so-il.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SO-IL</a> architects in collaboration with <a href="http://www.gensler.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gensler</a> will design the new 11,000 sq.foot facility, which will be located inside a 19th-century structure that formerly belonged to artists like James Rosenquist and Tom Wesselmann.</p> <p> Developed by Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum and Deputy Developer Karen Wong, the incubator will serve as a collaborative platform of shared educational and professional workspace for more than 60 start-up companies and creative entrepreneurs. The project is the latest addition to program series that aims to challenge the boundaries and relevance of museum practice in the 21st century.</p> <p> Prospective members will go through a rigorous application process before being selected by the incubator's Director and staff committee. Incubator members will then pay a monthly fee in exchange for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78224626/on-the-fence-a-colorful-collaboration-at-citizens-of-the-world-hollywood "On the Fence": A colorful collaboration at Citizens of the World Hollywood Justine Testado 2013-09-25T12:24:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T17:14:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jc0h0jszglqlxv5.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It's hard to miss the vibrant 3-D mural at the front entrance of the <a href="http://www.citizensoftheworld.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Citizens of the World Charter School - Hollywood</a>. The mural, known as "On the Fence", was created by students, teachers, staff, and parents of CWC-H and Le Conte Middle School as a collaborative project. Both communities gathered together in a series of informal events to gradually bring the colorful mural to life.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q1/q1ycmsd2gfmomfx8.jpg" title=""><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v4/v4zhofdm19fbq6ky.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The project was created by architect Dana Bauer, a parent at CWC-H. Bauer works as a partner for <a href="http://www.landcraft.la" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">landcraft</a>, an LA-based landscape design practice, and is a faculty member at USC's School of Architecture. The "On the Fence" mural is a representation of her emphasis on cross-disciplinary practice and collaborative creativity.</p> <p> Over 300 students from ages 5 to 13 years helped produce the mural, which was "woven" onto the fence with strips of UV-resistant fabric. The mural's woven appearance was inspired by techniques used to create hook rugs and Rose Bowl floats. Since its completion, the mural has bec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75735540/interview-the-principals-part-i Interview: The Principals (Part I.) Gravitas 2013-06-21T20:35:00-04:00 >2013-06-21T20:35:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sn/snrpmo32yky96ouz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Can we start by exploring your process of developing an initial idea for a project? You all have very different backgrounds, specialising in metalwork, industrial design and architecture. How do these backgrounds integrate? Can this culmination of different abilities become challenging? It is extremely challenging integrating our different perspectives &ndash; based on our specialties, you can encounter all phases and scales of project development simultaneously</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>