Archinect - News 2014-08-22T21:34:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106631146/how-lgbt-acceptance-is-redefining-urban-america How LGBT Acceptance Is Redefining Urban America Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-15T12:49:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:44:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6ce9a411e359e367f3398368e13b17ba.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In cities around the country, the geographical hubs of gay culture &mdash; so-called &ldquo;gayborhoods&rdquo; &mdash; are changing. Amin Ghaziani, author of a new book, There Goes the Gayborhood?, says this subtle cultural shift holds enormous significance for the gay community in urban America and beyond. [...] Yet while positive social and legal shifts have led to this change (from the Castro to Chelsea), we haven&rsquo;t quite evolved past the point of needing them.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/77854646/fire-island-architecture-of-seduction Fire Island: Architecture of seduction Nam Henderson 2013-07-25T00:51:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T01:14:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bbdi3925l0hwcrfc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I was amazed at the sort of uncanny way in which his work tracks the arc of gay liberation, like early 60s pavillions that provided refuge from a hostile world and then as you go through the 60s and into the Stonewall period the houses become literally open and voyeuristic. Full glass facades facing the ocean - Christopher Rawlins</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m9/m91j8do9t57hxc8e.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Leigh Paterson visited Fire Island and talked with Christopher Rawlins author of a new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Island-Modernist-Architecture-Seduction/dp/1938922093" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction</a>. The two discussed the culture of this gay community and the work of this relatively unknown&nbsp;modernist architect, who helped shape it.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ye/ye698p8g73hxpcur.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55049663/santa-barbara-architectural-board-of-review-majority-abstains-from-chick-fil-a-vote Santa Barbara Architectural Board of Review Majority Abstains from Chick-fil-A Vote Archinect 2012-08-10T11:40:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T22:28:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/34/344r7iy7yybtrmlc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The project received approval from the Architectural Board of Review (ABR) last year, but this week, with the plan returning for final sign-off on some late-hour landscaping tweaks, the board majority, for what appeared to be political reasons stemming from the gay-marriage flap, opted to abstain from voting on Monday.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Helene Schneider, the mayor of SB, and a proponent of marriage rights, says <a href="http://independent.com/news/2012/aug/08/chick-fil-s-architectural-approval-shouldnt-hinge-/?on" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chick-fil-A&rsquo;s Architectural Approval Shouldn&rsquo;t Hinge on Owner&rsquo;s Politics</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104574/hyper-content-moment-gay-utopia Hyper Content Moment: Gay Utopia Orhan Ayyüce 2011-02-12T16:55:00-05:00 >2013-07-25T00:53:41-04:00 <p> Just another conversation piece when there is not much happening out there on the boards. "10 Architecture Firms Planning Gay Desert Utopia in Rancho Mirage, CA. A planned community slated for 100+ acres in Rancho Mirage, was originally conceived with gay people in mind, but straight people can come too."<br> Hmmm... Render my gig..<br><br><img src="http://cdn.cstatic.net/cache/gallery/5051/5433948105_1e77a0551a_o.jpg"><br><i>Artist rendering of one of the proposals by Lot-Ek</i><br> Just another conversation piece when there is not much happening out there on the boards. "10 Architecture Firms Planning Gay Desert Utopia in Rancho Mirage, CA. A planned community slated for 100+ acres in Rancho Mirage, was originally conceived with gay people in mind, but straight people can come too."<br> Hmmm... Render my gig.. <a href="http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/02/10_architecture_firms_planning_gay_desert_utopia_in_rancho_mirage.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">curbed la.</a> Ironic? <a href="http://www.webmarkmarketing.com/2010/06/16/palm-springs-foreclosures-are-selling-at-a-huge-discount/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Because I heard otherwise.</a></p>