Archinect - News 2014-09-02T22:42:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/78244851/editor-s-picks-326 Editor's Picks #326 Nam Henderson 2013-07-30T10:54:00-04:00 >2013-07-31T12:01:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wj/wjatf9eztpcpoazx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In her recently published <strong>Op-Ed</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/7473497/ann-lui" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ann Lui</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/77746690/op-ed-thoughts-on-naivete-as-design-method-or-why-our-entry-didn-t-have-a-6-curb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reflected on the experience of receiving a jury citation</a>, for her and her partner&rsquo;s entry in the 2013 Burnham Prize Competition: NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/38gzp8m0pkpvlu0b.jpg" title=""><br><br> She concluded "<em>So submit the competition that doesn&rsquo;t have a properly sized curb &mdash; and in fact doesn&rsquo;t have a curb at all. This is a defense for the projects that have balloons, trees on skyscrapers, and blimp docking stations. It is also a defense for every detail a designer developed and then translated into reality</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;was moved "<em>Beautiful. I love this so much. It's ultimately an optimistic profession, even with knowing how little we know (and I say this after 28 years in the discipline - still learning)</em>".<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77689570/gezi-park-monument-by-studio-vural" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York-based Turkish architect Selim Vural, founder of architecture and interior design firm Studio Vural, shared his design for a Gezi Park Monument, with Archinect</a>. The memorial commemorates the recent protests on Istanbul's Taksim Square.</p> ... http://archinect.com/news/article/77689570/gezi-park-monument-by-studio-vural Gezi Park Monument by Studio Vural Alexander Walter 2013-07-22T18:56:00-04:00 >2013-08-09T17:03:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srhaxknk4pvioef7.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> New York-based Turkish architect Selim Vural, founder of architecture and interior design firm <a href="http://studiovural.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Vural</a>, has shared with us his design for a Gezi Park Monument. The memorial commemorates the recent protests on Istanbul's Taksim Square against the planned construction of a shopping mall in place of the historic Gezi Park &mdash; which sparked the nationwide <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_protests_in_Turkey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 protests in Turkey</a> (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/287877/gezi-park" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously on Archinect</a>).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1li7tn0z04wcv3t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>Project Description from Selim Vural:</strong></p> <p> Beyond commemorating important events, monuments come to being through significant ideas. Their bodies are usually aesthetic, dynamic, communicative and distinctive yet beyond all, they are clear embodiments of their generative ideas.</p> <p> It is also significant that all monuments of liberty in history are made of or derived from female figures. There is a soft power, an illuminated fearlessness in their stance, which is not evident in the singularly powerful male figures. On the one hand they are complex, conflicting, and plural and on th...</p>