Archinect - News 2014-07-25T16:38:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/82018170/editor-s-picks-333 Editor's Picks #333 Nam Henderson 2013-09-17T12:26:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T03:37:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cvcixf522de96o9b.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new Court of Justice building in Hasselt, Belgium designed by a team comprising, Berlin-based J. MAYER H. Architects and local firms a2o-architecten andLens&ordm;ass architecten, officially swung its doors open to the public on September 13th. Donna Sink felt "This looks SO BEAUTIFUL! I saw it from the Hasselt train station last March and it literally took my breath away - it makes a great statement on the skyline. To see the interiors and details are so well considered makes me happy".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81465615/a-review-of-joe-day-s-corrections-and-collections-architectures-for-art-and-crime-2013-routledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a>&nbsp;of (a book I have been wanting to read, since I first saw a blurb for it a few weeks ago) Joe Day's "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Corrections-Collections-Architectures-Art-Crime/dp/0415534828" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Corrections and Collections: Architectures for Art and Crime</a>"&nbsp;(2013, Routledge).&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m4/m42071araeischxq.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Therein he concluded "<em>Joe Day makes it clear that we are entering a new period- one where the models of cultural consumption and the constructs of punishment are so similar, that the humanity contained within either system is obscured by the totalizing effects of a homogeneous and sinister architectural typology</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4llk3tx7f1sav51j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature, Archinect interviewed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81464812/working-out-of-the-box-scout-regalia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makoto Mizutani and Benjamin Luddy, founders of LA-based product design studio Scout Regalia</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ys/ysce57aoo0sjjrgm.jpg" title=""><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81451941/cameron-sinclair-and-kate-stohr-co-founders-of-architecture-for-humanity-to-step-down-and-help-form-a-five-year-strategic-vision" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After 15 years of leadership co-founders, Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr have decided to transition from the organization and launch a fund to support future growth</a>.</p> <p> Over at the San Francisco Gate Liz Pfeffer <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/81686598/tech-professionals-seek-less-flashy-homes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that in today&rsquo;s market "<em>Well-heeled techies ar...</em></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>