Archinect - News 2017-07-26T18:44:55-04:00 Winner of "Adolf Loos: A Private Portrait" and "Escape Home: Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss" Justine Testado 2014-07-09T18:28:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T18:28:05-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We have our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">book giveaway</a> winner for&nbsp;<em>Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait </em>and&nbsp;<em>Escape Home, Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss</em>! The two memoirs were each written by family members of Austrian architect Adolf Loos.</p><p><em>Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait</em> is the first English translation of the 140-page biography written by Adolf's last wife Claire Beck Loos, who wrote it to help pay for her husband's tombstone.</p><p><em>Escape Home</em> shares the story of Vienna-born architectural designer and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Charles Paterson, who was the nephew of Claire Loos. Charles co-wrote the family memoir with his daughter Carrie Paterson.</p><p>Our lucky winner of these two great titles is <strong>Roy P.</strong> <strong>from Los Angeles, CA</strong>. Congrats!</p><p>Thanks to everyone who participated!</p><p>More details about the books <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Win two memoirs from Adolf Loos' family Justine Testado 2014-06-27T18:56:00-04:00 >2014-06-27T19:33:54-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="471" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time for another book giveaway! We've got two great titles from <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a>. The first is the first English edition of<em> Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait</em> by Claire Beck Loos, who was the last wife of Austrian modern architect Adolf Loos. The 140-page biography was originally published in German in 1936 to help pay for Loos' tombstone.</p><p>The second title is <em>Escape Home, Rebuilding a Life After the Anschluss</em>, a memoir about Vienna-born architectural designer and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice Charles Paterson, who was the nephew of Claire Loos. Charles co-wrote the family memoir with his daughter Carrie Paterson.</p><p><strong>For a chance to win both titles, fill out <a href=";formkey=dHg1M0xIaVVoaEtVUUhDcXh1UkVjNmc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by Wednesday, July 2nd. Two winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Read on for more about each book:</p><p><strong><em>Adolf Loos, A Private Portrait</em></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Lively and often humorous vignettes provide 'Snapshots' of the last years of Loos&rsquo; life (1929-1933), and reveal the personality and philosophy that helped shape Modern architecture in Vienn...</p> Reassessing an Uproar in Architecture Archinect 2013-12-04T20:46:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T07:22:35-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" 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="525" height="525" 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>