Archinect - News 2015-10-13T17:33:20-04:00 Meet the jury of Archinect's "Dry Futures" competition: Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-26T11:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-26T02:14:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Geoff Manaugh is a design and architecture writer, contributing to publications such as <em>Dwell</em>, <em>New Scientist</em> and <em>The New Yorker</em>, as well as authoring several books and the long-running design and architecture site, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BLDGBLOG</a>.</p><p></p><p>Manaugh&rsquo;s perspective on the drought focuses on the ripe opportunities for improving California&rsquo;s remarkably inefficient, and in some ways, &ldquo;undesigned&rdquo; water systems, extending from its physical infrastructures to the economic market for buying and selling water rights. &ldquo;I think that the actual pragmatic, ecosystem-based solutions to this &ndash; as well as the rethinking of agriculture on a statewide basis, as well as individual water use &ndash; I think is something that is really exciting and interesting about this contest.&rdquo;</p><p>In collaboration with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smout Allen Architectural &amp; Design Research</a>, Manaugh will be participating at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> this fall.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p>... Editor's Picks #355 Nam Henderson 2014-02-18T20:14:00-05:00 >2014-02-19T13:44:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The third edition of <strong>The Deans List: </strong>&nbsp;featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jack Davis of Virginia Tech</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Topics ranged from Virginia Tech&rsquo;s founding in a pedagogy of "experimental laboratories", the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA)</a>, a Center in the School of Architecture + Design which brings together research in multiple design and construction disciplines and the winning 2010 Solar Decathlon <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LumenHAUS</a> design.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, for the latest from the <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In Focus</a>: </strong>series <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to Greece-based </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architect</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">photographer</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Pygmalion Karatzas</a>. Before focusing on photography he studied architecture in Budapest, urban design in Edinburgh, and ecovillage design education in Findhorn.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>We discussed whether a Geoff Manaugh post at Gizmodo on whether Gehry was the worst living architect was <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reasonable critique or typical Gizmodo link bait?</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>to get things started <strong>sevensixfive</strong> rehashed some reactions he posted on Twitter "<em>The tone is really shocking on the first read, then on the second run through, you re...</em></p> Gehry worst living architect? Reasonable critique or typical Gizmodo link bait? Archinect 2014-02-16T11:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-21T22:20:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His work is badly constructed, ravey-balls hair metal, a C.C. DeVille guitar solo that cannot&mdash;will not&mdash;end until the billionaire clients who keep paying for this shit can be stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>I guess this is what you get when you put a decent writer in charge of driving traffic.</p><p>CPM = 1 / Journalism = 0</p> Hey New Yorkers, here's something to do after work today! Paul Petrunia 2011-09-13T17:17:21-04:00 >2011-09-13T17:53:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In October 2010, Simon Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, which takes its cue from the work of nineteenth-century British photographer John Burke. Norfolk&rsquo;s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke&rsquo;s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke&rsquo;s original portfolios.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Our friend and colleague, Geoff Manaugh, from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BLDG.BLOG</a>, has recently moved back to NYC to take on his new role of co-director of Studio-X NYC (with his wife, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicola Twilley</a>).</p> <p> Tonight, starting at 6:30 at Studio-X NYC, they will be hosting two back-to-back live interviews, with photographer Simon Norfolk and with Noah Shachtman from Danger Room, discussing spaces of conflict, military technologies, the geography of imperial power, the spatial limits of the battlefield, and much more.</p> <p> RSVP to studioxnyc [at] gmail [dot] com if you plan to attend. The event is free and open to the public.</p>