Archinect - News 2014-10-24T17:28:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/86857898/parametric-smackdown-patrik-schumacher-and-reinhold-martin-debate-at-calarts-conference Parametric smackdown: Patrik Schumacher and Reinhold Martin debate at CalArts conference Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-19T16:05:00-05:00 >2014-02-16T17:48:34-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73mlg5wsaxny7zuy.jpg" width="514" height="688" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> CalArts two-day symposium on &ldquo;The Politics of Parametricism&rdquo; opened last Friday with a conversation between Reinhold Martin, associate professor at Columbia University&rsquo;s GSAPP, and Patrik Schumacher, partner at Zaha Hadid Architects. Their debate, while at times tending more towards dysfunctional improv theater than academic discussion, revolved around the relationship between architecture and politics -- generally speaking, Martin sees the two as indelibly linked, while Schumacher idealizes their explicit separation. Their debate didn&rsquo;t concern the visual aesthetics of parametric design, so much as argue about its utility in political systems.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vd/vdyx3jfi45n9tnzk.jpg" title=""><br><em>Patrik Schumacher</em></p> <p> As an event presented by CalArts&rsquo; MA Aesthetics &amp; Politics program, the Martin-Schumacher debate did not explicitly discuss individual architecture projects, but tended more on the side of critical architectural theory. To introduce their debate, both Martin and Schumacher presented papers on their approach to parametr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80934401/editor-s-picks-331 Editor's Picks #331 Nam Henderson 2013-09-03T12:39:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T13:34:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzfqimezn08j9dsw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Donna Sink offered up her memories "I spent a summer living in that building. It's very lovely and graceful, though I like &lsquo;suavely-curved&rsquo; much better as a descriptor! The views are unmatched, IMO, still. Breathtaking...Back then its only drawback was that it was very removed from the activity of the city</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Blair Kamin, Chicago Tribune architecture critic tweeted "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80609319/george-schipporeit-co-architect-of-chicago-s-lake-point-tower-has-died" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Schipporeit, co-architect of Chicago's suavely-curving Lake Point Tower, once the world's tallest all-residential building, has died</a>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwuy7brt9k2ii6up.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink&nbsp;</a>offered up her memories "<em>I spent a summer living in that building.&nbsp; It's very lovely and graceful, though I like &lsquo;suavely-curved&rsquo; much better as a descriptor! The views are unmatched, IMO, still. Breathtaking...Back then its only drawback was that it was very removed from the activity of the city.&nbsp; It was a bleak walk for several blocks to get back into the hustle of daily life in a city.&nbsp; These days it's surrounded by smaller scale housing, retail, and the much-improved Navy Pier, yes?</em>"</p> <p> <strong>thisisnotmyname</strong>&nbsp;answered "<em>Somewhat.&nbsp; A few more adjacent sites need to fill in.&nbsp; Lake Point Tower is still one of the finest examples of residential high rise design in Chicago</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80606902/daniel-libeskind-s-world-trade-center-change-of-heart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over at the New Yorker Elizabeth Greenspan chatted with Daniel Libeskind and discussed the openin...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80514363/the-politics-of-parametricism-conference-coming-to-los-angeles-this-november “The Politics of Parametricism” conference coming to Los Angeles this November Justine Testado 2013-08-28T12:57:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T21:03:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4m/4mb0t2662xot3hor.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"The Politics of Parametricism" conference at LA's Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) from Nov. 15-16 explores the vast complexities of Parametrics, the evolving design paradigm described as becoming the "avant-garde in architecture and design" and "the next 'grand style' of architectural movements."</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>