Archinect - News 2014-09-30T05:55:47-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/99331236/editor-s-picks-366 Editor's Picks #366 Nam Henderson 2014-05-07T11:27:00-04:00 >2014-05-07T21:16:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ul8ko4e0ndiunu15.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>&nbsp;features the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98960895/showcase-fall-house-by-fougeron-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall House on Big Sur&rsquo;s south coast, designed by Fougeron Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgir840i3rmrkynw.jpg"></p><p><strong>SeriousQuestion</strong> felt it was a "<em>Spectacular project-- there's obviously a lot more glass here, but there are nice nods at Lautner and Sea Ranch. &nbsp;Makes me miss California. &nbsp;I do wonder how much it costs to insure this place, though</em>". &nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8wn86u6js7v7he0.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l4tvoi2nmpiocouw.jpg"></p><p>FastCoExist called readers attention to the news that NYC's Hudson Yards is being developed as <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98840693/world-s-largest-quantified-community-being-developed-in-nyc-s-hudson-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s largest "quantified community"</a>. In response <a href="http://archinect.com/ryangriffin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ryan Griffin</a>&nbsp;suggested Archinectors should read Adam Greenfield pamphlet, "<em><a href="http://www.lulu.com/shop/adam-greenfield/against-the-smart-city/paperback/product-21300749.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Against the smart city</a></em>"&nbsp;the first installment of his forthcoming book The City is Here for You to Use.</p><p>Coincidentally, I&nbsp;just ordered and received my edition about a week ago..</p><p>Similarly, Adie Tomer and Rob Puentes wrote an editorial for Wired regarding the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98843122/here-s-the-right-way-to-build-the-futuristic-cities-of-our-dreams" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Right Way to Build the Futuristic Cities of Our Dreams</a>. Some readers complained about the buzzwordiness and corporate agendas behind the term, however <strong>curtkram</strong> repli...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98510132/editor-s-picks-364 Editor's Picks #364 Nam Henderson 2014-04-22T21:24:00-04:00 >2014-04-24T15:02:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bo/bocrgxzfuh5bbcjr.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of the <strong>Working out of the Box</strong> feature Archinect talked with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97819483/working-out-of-the-box-emily-fischer-of-haptic-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emily Fischer, Founder of </a><a href="http://www.hapticlab.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haptic Lab</a>. &nbsp;</p><p>In the interview she explains how she started "<em>The very first quilted map I made was designed to be a wayfinding tool for the visually impaired; my mother was diagnosed with glaucoma and macular degeneration while I was a student at TCAUP</em>&rdquo;.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>Those kites are amazing!</em>".</p><p>Meanwhile issue <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/97260768/screen-print-12-the-cairo-review-s-future-of-the-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#12 of Screen/Print highlighted The Cairo Review's "Future of the City"</a>&nbsp;along with <a href="http://onetwelveksa.wordpress.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One:Twelve</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/98156717/screen-print-13-one-twelve-s-black-and-white" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> (the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture) seventh issue, </a><a href="http://static.squarespace.com/static/529f9366e4b0edf62d290de9/t/5315fef7e4b04a00bc14abd5/1393950455290/Issue_007_Final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Black and White</a>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>As demolition of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98033714/coming-soon-to-moma-lots-of-knocking-next-door" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Folk Art Museum</a>&nbsp;began <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;and Paul moderated a conversation between Archinect Contributors &nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/pedaldesignlab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken Koense</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a> and <a href="http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/author/lrosenbaum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lee Rosenbaum</a>, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.</p><p><strong>vado retro</strong> was curious "<em>Would we have the same outrage say if a hospital were the ones tearing down the FAM...Our response of outrage is a...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89014953/editor-s-picks-346 Editor's Picks #346 Nam Henderson 2013-12-17T12:24:00-05:00 >2013-12-17T22:40:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ib0pumdcpq6ws4hq.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Responding to some critical commentators Donna Sink pointed out "you realize she was one of the first architects to use reinforced concrete, right? The first woman admitted to the Ecole? Working in one of the most revered styles in our history when it was brand new?".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88696405/2014-aia-gold-medal-posthumously-awarded-to-julia-morgan-faia-the-first-female-recipient" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fifty-six years after her death, the Board of Directors of the AIA voted today to honor the AIA Gold Medal to Julia Morgan, FAIA (1872-1957) &mdash; the first woman to ever receive the award. Morgan will be honored at the AIA 2014 National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rhzwmbfr4yof70lc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a>&nbsp;admitted feeling ambivalent "<em>Could they not find a living woman architect worthy of the honor - they had to comb through the history books?...I can see the flip side. If they had created a different award, they would have gotten criticism for that&hellip;Ah, well. Progress nonetheless!</em>". Responding to some critical commentators <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> pointed&nbsp;out "<em>you realize she was one of the first architects to use reinforced concrete, right? The first woman admitted to the Ecole? Working in one of the most revered styles in our history when it was brand new?</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/45588388/erin-lani" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erin Lani</a>&nbsp;continued in this vein "<em>the work of Julia Morgan stands as one thorough exercise of an Architect's thesis, regardless of gender. She gat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84710003/editor-s-picks-338 Editor's Picks #338 Nam Henderson 2013-10-22T11:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T06:23:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/qukwxx1iok4bo8h1.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Abrahamson currently a doctoral student in Architecture History and Theory at the University of Michigan provided a review of "Air Rights" &ndash; an exhibition by the Drone Research Lab (DRL) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning...Responding either to the author or to projects found in the exhibition (perhaps both?), Darkman criticized "The BLDGBLOG type inquiry walks a fine line between futurism and self-indulgance"</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixoy0hkgvwkmnqo0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> For the latest edition of the&nbsp;<strong>In Focus</strong> series, dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better, Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/84219613/in-focus-robin-hayes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">spoke with Stockholm-based English photographer Robin Hayes</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9xsuxno8j3y6uaxf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/3376463/michael-abrahamson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Abrahamson</a>&nbsp;currently a doctoral student in Architecture History and Theory at the University of Michigan <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/84447208/air-rights-an-exhibit-by-drone-research-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">provided a review of "Air Rights"</a> &ndash; an exhibition by the Drone Research Lab (DRL) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.&nbsp;Therein he explains "<em>The exhibit seems to argue that the site of misbehavior and appropriation is shifting from the tagged surfaces of graffiti to aberrant spatial practices of collection and documentation...The show is a mixed bag, displaying everything from a metaphoric play on US intelligence procedures to a pragmatic consumer drone kit. Notably absent is any attempt at using drones for the fabrication of habitable spaces</em>".</p> <p> Responding either to the author or to projects found in the exhibition (per...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83089305/editor-s-picks-335 Editor's Picks #335 Nam Henderson 2013-09-30T23:57:00-04:00 >2013-10-03T14:28:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a0/a0zmxsizdfq3rhqw.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> On the occasion of the release of <a href="http://cluistore.org/batobaexmaof.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Around the Bay: Man-Made Sites of Interest in the San Francisco Bay Region</a>, a new photobook from the Center for Land Use Interpretation <a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;sat down for a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/81536319/no-such-thing-as-nowhere-discussion-with-matthew-coolidge-author-of-around-the-bay" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discussion</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/99/99yexc9js0w5nssn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cwmgjm9ezfvmkye.jpg" title=""><br><br> Archinect implemented the ability to click next to a person's name (or username) on posts and comments&nbsp; and click "<em>history</em>" to view the user's post and comment history, or "<em>contact</em>" to privately message the user. For users that don't want to be contacted, there is an option in the "edit settings" page to block others from contacting you.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wg/wggn7r46qlsudjae.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Over at Metropolis Magazine&rsquo;s POV blog, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/82775900/thom-mayne-inquiry-is-everything" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andrew Caruso AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, CDT, spoke with Thom Mayne re:&nbsp; his early years working at Pasadena redevelopment agency and Gruen, starting Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) with his friends and colleagues from Pomona and working with clients like the GSA or "innovation" seeking clients in China</a>.&nbsp;One quote that jumped out was this "<em>I divide ar...</em></p>