Archinect - News 2014-10-24T03:56:43-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/78863184/editor-s-picks-327 Editor's Picks #327 Nam Henderson 2013-08-07T11:36:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T11:54:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3r/3rtqvdbz9ii5bkz1.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,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/78446579/the-science-fiction-of-never-built-los-angeles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed</a> the exhibit <a href="http://aplusd.org/exhibitions-future/neverbuilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Never Built: Los Angeles</a>,&nbsp;currently on display at the Architecture and Design Museum in L.A.&nbsp;She concluded "<em>When Los Angeles appears so often but rarely as itself, Andersen&rsquo;s piece honors the city&rsquo;s ability to be a kind of transforming icon -- each destination in conversation with its inhabitants.&nbsp; It's impossible to know exactly what Los Angeles would be like today were these projects successful, but that isn't the point of "Never Built" -- it captures the collective consciousness of a city in the unrealized language of iconic architecture</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/sp9t2o43ms3orqb4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2p3kyw8jdxbst6os.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/justine.testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a>&nbsp;Archinect&rsquo;s Editorial Intern <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78386180/cardborigami-designed-to-help-the-homeless" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">highlighted the work of CARDBORIGAMI&trade;</a>, an effort started by Tina Hovsepian to "<em>provide temporary, transitional shelter and connections to social services to help get people off the streets</em>".&nbsp;Her Cardborigami shelter is currently on display at the Berkshire Museum's latest exhibit, "<a href="http://berkshiremuseum.org/exhibitions/paperworks-the-art-and-science-of-an-extraordinary-material/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PaperWorks: The Art and Sc...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77701638/editor-s-picks-325 Editor's Picks #325 Nam Henderson 2013-07-23T12:34:00-04:00 >2013-07-24T08:40:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2n7csxbywzkvhs57.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> series, Archinect spoke with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/77142890/working-out-of-the-box-gustavo-almeida-santos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spain-based Brazilian Creative Director/Creative Consultant Gustavo Almeida-Santos</a>&nbsp;of <a href="http://archinect.com/studiogaas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studiogaas</a>.</p> <p> Therein, we learn Mr. Almeida-Santos&nbsp;is currently attending ETSAM in Madrid, where he is enrolled in a Master in Advanced Architecture Projects. For his studies he is "<em>interested in research on the architecture of fashion catwalks</em>".</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Over at the NYT Patricia Cohen reported the news <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77249856/suffocating-the-bubble-of-democracy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirshhorn Museum Drops Plan for an Inflatable Garden Roof</a>. Achinector&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/andrewdavis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Davis</a>&nbsp;noted "<em>In the words of Woody Allen, &lsquo;What we have on our hands is a dead shark.&rsquo; As has been previously reported, the DS+R project for the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C. will not be moving forward. The reason for this failure is purportedly due to fundraising deficiencies and not aesthetics as the Smithsonian's dense bureaucracy continually reiterates. However, as thisTimes articles suggests, the impermanent nature of this design is not only ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75830098/editor-s-picks-321 Editor's Picks #321 Nam Henderson 2013-06-25T11:32:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odsqt7zhyfjcv4nt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works: series Archinect featured work by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two AA Visiting Schools one held in Athens &amp; the other in Istanbul</a>.&nbsp;Completed prior to the recent <strong>OccupyGezi</strong> unrest, Noise De-Former (one of the projects from the Istanbul school) "<em>aimed to materialize the fluctuating noise levels in Taksim Square by creating an interface which can regulate noise, enabling a more comfortable environment for the public resting in Gezi Park</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r40s8uqvtxtzeih1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Inspired by a recent discussion re: the Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>;&nbsp;highlighted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75520385/the-influence-of-robert-venturi-on-louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a significant thesis by then Master of Science in Architecture candidate Sam Rodell in Washington State University completed in 2008. In the thesis Mr. Rodell</a>, "<em>considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Ven...</em></p>