Archinect - News 2014-04-16T00:13:21-04:00 Reassessing an Uproar in Architecture Archinect 2013-12-04T20:46:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T07:22:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Adolf Loos, the enigmatic Moravian-born architect, is better known for his writings than his buildings. A century after the publication of his polemical essay &ldquo;Ornament and Crime,&rdquo; a Columbia University exhibition called &ldquo;Adolf Loos: Our Contemporary&rdquo; examines his enduring relevance.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The NYT talks to Yehuda E. Safran, exhibition organizer.</p> Editor's Picks #342 Nam Henderson 2013-11-19T12:40:00-05:00 >2013-11-20T10:24:11-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The latest edition of <strong>Showcase</strong>; featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a complete redesign of the Law Faculties and Central Administration Buildings at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), by CRAB Studio</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With Architecture for Humanity's experience helping communities beyond the relief phase of disaster, they are currently mobilizing to assist in long-term reconstruction</a>. Through speaking with local stakeholders and construction professionals, they are working to begin understanding the on-the-ground situation to prioritize rebuilding needs and help affected regions build back better and stronger.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donate now</a> and help support Architecture for Humanity's response in the region affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Last week <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> highlighted</a> the winners from the 39th annual KRob Architectural Delineation competition, the longest running architectural drawing competition in the world. Six winners, three juror citations, and 21 finalists were selected this year.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> While he ...</p> The Evil, Evil Grain Elevator Places Journal 2011-12-12T14:49:35-05:00 >2011-12-13T19:23:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In landscape, legible intent is different for forms we perceive to be buildings than for forms we perceive to be sculptures, since in most cases (Gehry is the exception) before we ask, what is the architect&rsquo;s purpose, we ask, what is the building&rsquo;s purpose? This may be the single most profound difference between architectural and sculptural presence in landscape.</p></em><br /><br /><p> David Heymann analyzes the very different ways in which works of sculpture and works of architecture occupy the landscape. And he looks closely at a grain elevator, and shows how a form which we usually experience as a familiar and even neighborly presence can come to seem evil.</p> <p> The final installment in a series of three essays on Places,&nbsp;following "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape Is Our Sex</a>" and "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Mound in the Wood</a>."</p> Adolf Loos, RIBA, London Paul Petrunia 2011-04-18T15:04:04-04:00 >2011-04-18T18:10:37-04:00 <img src="" width="279" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Architects,&rdquo; wrote Adolf Loos, &ldquo;are there to get to the bottom of life, to think through people&rsquo;s needs to the very end, to help the disadvantaged in our society and to equip as large an amount of households as possible with perfect objects of everyday use. Architects are not there to invent new forms. But you can count the number of people in Europe today who will understand these views on the fingers of one hand.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>