Archinect - News 2014-04-20T17:27:41-04:00 Six British "Hi-Tech" architects Nam Henderson 2014-02-19T13:38:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T13:44:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What they wanted to do was a building which you could prefabricate. It wouldn't weigh much, it would be quick, distinctly hi-tech...Nick Grimshaw in particular became a kind of brand ambassador for Britain.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Hugh Pearman, reviews the new RIBA exhibit <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Brits Who Built The Modern World, 1950-2012</a></strong>. The exhibit which celebrates the work of&nbsp;Sir Michael Hopkins, Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, Lord (Norman) Foster, Lady Patricia Hopkins, Lord (Richard) Rogers and Sir Terry Farrell, opened February 13th and runs through May 27.</p> Sensing Spaces indulges architecture's vaulting ambition Alexander Walter 2014-01-21T13:59:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:40:58-05:00 <img src="" width="460" height="689" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture is usually the product of multiple, conflicting constraints, so how does it fare in the context of a gallery? Shielded from the realities of climate and context, client and user, planning and building regs, what of architecture is left? Liberated from the obligations and contingencies of a real building, can it jump free and take on a greater sensory power &ndash; or is it hollowed of all meaning and left to fall flat?</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>"The results in the Sensing Spaces exhibition lie somewhere between these two camps."</em></p> A new L.A. identity takes shape in 2013 as city embraces urban life Alexander Walter 2014-01-02T20:01:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T20:50:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Notes on the Year: This year Los Angeles entered fresh civic territory as a range of initiatives across the city helped fuel an urban reawakening.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> LA Times' Christopher Hawthorne calls MOCA's revamped architecture show "a model of insularity" Archinect 2013-07-01T17:26:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T20:56:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now that the exhibition has opened at the museum's Geffen Contemporary branch in Little Tokyo, where it will limp along through the middle of September as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, it's clear that it is the product of an architectural ruling class in Los Angeles that is not so much dysfunctional as increasingly insular.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architecture in 2012: review of the year in buildings Archinect 2012-12-18T15:06:00-05:00 >2012-12-24T15:23:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a year that saw severe funding cuts to schools, libraries and arts buildings and the delivery of new housing rattling along at its lowest level since records began in the Twenties, there weren&rsquo;t too many rays of light for British architecture. And yet one, at least, shone brightly.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> MONU #14 Review: Editing Urbanism by Brendan Cormier MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2011-05-23T04:55:35-04:00 >2011-05-23T12:51:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a more general note, I feel it necessary to stress the valuable role that MONU has played in the past few years, specifically for the architecture and urbanism community. As the biggest (to my knowledge) indie publication focused explicitly on urbanism, MONU has provided a voice for many emerging young professionals &mdash; a chance to be published and have their ideas heard in print format.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The latest issue of MONU Magazine &mdash; an independent biannual publication devoted to writings on urbanism &mdash; has hit newsstands. Always theme-based, this particular issue centres on the idea of &lsquo;Editing Urbanism&rsquo;.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> When the term was first raised in MONU&rsquo;s call for proposals, I immediately thought of the kind of editing that involved addition &mdash; small-scale, clandestine changes to the urban environment that often get reported about on The Pop-Up City. Instead much of the focus on &lsquo;Urban Editing&rsquo; is not about addition but about what not to delete &mdash; or in more familiar terms, preservation, renovation and adaptive re-use.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Along these lines, the issue features an interview with UNION3 &mdash; a collective of architects devoted to preservation projects in Rotterdam (perhaps the least preservation-oriented city in Europe), a look at OMA&rsquo;s UNESCO-busting exhibit CRONOCAOS, and STAR&rsquo;s own manifesto against the preservation crusade that is increasingly occupying a significant portion of&nbsp; t...</p> In the School Blogs: A SCI-Arc Review Review Paul Petrunia 2011-04-21T13:55:12-04:00 >2011-04-21T17:10:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Our research studio prof Jason Payne invited us to the final review of his studio at &ldquo;crosstown rival&rdquo; SCI-Arc last week, and as the discussion turned out to be pretty interesting I thought I&rsquo;d relate some of it here.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Design + Build reviews the new Archinect website Paul Petrunia 2011-04-14T15:22:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:44:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Overall - this is a triumph for Archinect - a redesign that serves it's users and, in my opinion, sets a new bar for the design and functionality of architecture related blogs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> </p> <p> We are totally blushing over the glowing review we got from the wonderful Design + Build blog, "a site trying to map where the worlds of Architecture and Visual Design meet and collide." Thanks! And thanks to all of the other people who have sent us feedback. We're still working out a LOT of little bugs. We really appreciate your patience.</p>