Archinect - News 2014-10-31T05:31:44-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/97521120/editor-s-picks-362 Editor's Picks #362 Nam Henderson 2014-04-08T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-04-11T06:17:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/md/md9dlkj4haf4ciqr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a> conducted an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">i</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nterview with John Szot answering questions on </a><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97105527/interview-with-john-szot-of-architecture-and-the-unspeakable-film-series" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Unspeakable</a>,&nbsp;</em>a triptych of short, magnificently animated films.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aj/ajsx7inbd2ui1ty7.jpg"><strong>News</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Professor Andrew Ross, penned an editorial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96950936/high-culture-and-hard-labor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Culture and Hard Labor</a>&nbsp;regarding Guggenheim Museum&rsquo;s Saadiyat Island project. Later, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Al Jazeera America</a> looked at the efforts by Global Ultra Luxury Faction, an offshoot of Gulf Labor (Professor Ross is a member) "<em>working since 2011 to bring attention to the conditions that the workers on Saadiyat Island withstand</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fo2oi6xr0c23xhz.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/14295810/miles-jaffe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Miles Jaffe</a>&nbsp;pondered "<em>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</em>"</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/ayeshaghosh" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ayesha Ghosa</a>&nbsp;provided a recap of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96962248/gsapp-lecture-addresses-architecture-s-role-in-new-democratic-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe&rsquo;s recent tal</a>k at GSAPP's spring lecture series.</p><p>"<em>Basically to summarize, for political activism to enact change, Mouffe believes it is better to intervene and transform the existing codes rather than &lsquo;start from scratch.&rsquo;...In the systemic interventions and transformations she proposes &ndash; Mouffe seems to...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/60336440/editor-s-picks-287 Editor's Picks #287 Nam Henderson 2012-10-30T02:48:00-04:00 >2012-11-26T19:05:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mc/mcxcld19e6v5hpk0.jpg" width="514" height="634" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This week the <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/59982286/showcase-liyuan-library-by-li-xiaodong-atelier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village near Beijing by Li Xiaodong/Atelier</a> as well as two projects from the first edition of the Istanbul Design Biennial (October 13th - December 12th) were featured&nbsp; Archinect&rsquo;s Showcase series.&nbsp; Namely; the interactive kinetic installation <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60037941/showcase-cerebral-hut-by-guvenc-ozel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cerebral Hut by Guvenc Ozel</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/60113231/showcase-augmented-structures-v2-0-by-refik-anadol-alper-derinbogaz" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Augmented Structures v2.0</a>, a media installation based on Istanbul's urban texture by Alper Derinbogaz and Refik Anadol.</p> <p> Commenting on Augmented Structures v2.0&nbsp; <strong>FRaC</strong> wrote "<em>i don't know what it is, but i like it</em>" while <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/13473220/derek-kaplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Derek Kaplan</a> felt the Liyuan Library in Jiaojiehe Village was "<em>Beautiful</em>" and continued "<em>The rough twig facade is a little close to something like camouflage, but... so well executed, and to such effect...assuming there are no sprinklers because they were not required by code for public occupancy there</em>"?</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Over at the NYT Opinionator blog Allison Arieff examined the pros and cons of micro-units in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59842600/how-small-is-too-small" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Small is Too Small?</a> <strong>brooklynmade</strong> argued "<em>Dep...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/57063888/editor-s-picks-281 Editor's Picks #281 Nam Henderson 2012-09-11T12:33:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T22:35:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/we/we2kwk242lv62sm6.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the latest Student Works feature Elif Erdine a PhD in Architectural Design Candidate at the AA, researching on &lsquo;Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems&rsquo;, profiled Fallen Star an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception.The project led drewjmcnamara to think "I am always amazed at the resources available to students at some schools. And then to see those resources actually being put to good use".</p></em><br /><br /><p> For the latest Student Works feature <a href="http://archinect.com/elif.erdine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elif Erdine</a>&nbsp;a PhD in Architectural Design Candidate at the AA, researching on &lsquo;Generative Processes in Tower Design: Algorithms for the Integration of Tower Subsystems&rsquo;, profiled <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/56310866/student-works-fallen-star" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fallen Star</a> an installation set between biomimetics, interaction, and perception.The project led <strong>drewjmcnamara </strong>to think "<em>I am always amazed at the resources available to students at some schools. And then to see those resources actually being put to good use</em>".</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br> Last weekend Michael Graves penned an opinion piece for the NYT on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/56624330/architecture-and-the-lost-art-of-drawing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture and the Lost Art of Drawing</a>.&nbsp;Graves categorizes three types of architectural drawing and argues that while at least 1 of them (the 'definitive' drawing) have moved with good reason to digital, the other other two ('referential sketch' and the 'preparatory study') are perhaps better suited to paper/hand...</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45438032/chris-moody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Moody</a>&nbsp;basically agreed commenting "<em>Regarding speed ,accuracy,and the ability to edit quickly, yes computer-aided dr...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45945193/editor-s-picks-261 Editor's Picks #261 Nam Henderson 2012-04-22T22:54:00-04:00 >2012-06-18T19:05:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgf7tcjm7gy28qfi.jpg" width="514" height="556" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In anticipation of the Publish Or... bracket [GOES SOFT] event at WUHO Gallery this past Thursday, April 19, Archinect showcased a few select projects from the book including GROUNDING: Landslide Mitigation Housing Jared Winchester / Viktor Ramos. Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce opined &ldquo;Let the earth slide. don't build in land slide areas. another anology to this is seminal article by mike davis, &lsquo;let malibu burn&rsquo; meaning don't build in areas where nature has a way of acting up."</p></em><br /><br /><p> For current feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/44552589/525-golden-gate-seismically-and-systematically-sustainable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">525 Golden Gate Seismically and Systematically Sustainable</a>&nbsp;I spoke with architect David Hobstetter, of the San Francisco firm KMD Architects. David made the case for seismic resilience as a key factor in discussing his building&rsquo;s sustainability. Particularly, within a regional context and as part of a rating system like LEED.</p> <p> On a related note Bill Lascher wrote <a href="http://www.miller-mccune.com/environment/disaster-resilience-part-of-sustainability-too-40935/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Disaster Resilience Part of Sustainability, Too</a>, an article for Miller McCune wherein Erik Kneer, an associate engineer at Degenkolb argues that LEED scoring should "<em>be more closely tied to a project&rsquo;s regional context. Along the Pacific Coast, for example, regionalization credits might be based on a building&rsquo;s seismic performance, while in the Southeast credits might be issued for the ability to withstand hurricanes</em>". Lascher reports that "<em>many regional chapters have advocated for such credits, and chapters can adapt their guidelines somewhat to address regional concerns, but disaster resiliency hasn...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/18583345/from-the-school-blogs-video-tour-of-the-new-norris-house From the School Blogs: Video Tour of the New Norris House Archinect 2011-08-29T13:47:54-04:00 >2011-08-29T19:32:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cw8snuk3xlg4k5i.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Samuel has <a href="http://v2.archinect.com/schoolblog/entry.php?id=105936_0_39_0_C" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">posted a video</a> of a cribs-like tour of the New Norris House, previously documented on <a href="http://v2.archinect.com/schoolblog/blog.php?id=C0_452_39" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his blog</a>.</p>