Archinect - News 2014-09-19T10:04:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98950586/new-call-for-submissions-monu-21-interior-urbanism New call for submissions MONU #21 - INTERIOR URBANISM MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-04-30T15:17:00-04:00 >2014-04-30T15:18:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/iejnjbxvxavi7m1i.jpg" width="268" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This new issue of MONU aims to investigate interiors, and especially public interior spaces, on an urban scale and their meaning for cities as social, political, economical, ecological, open and accessible spaces, whether publicly or privately owned. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2014)</p></em><br /><br /><p>When a few years ago we at MONU made the huge mistake of travelling in August to Tokyo, the warmest month of the year in this part of the humid subtropical climate-zone, we were constantly forced to find shelter in the public air-conditioned interiors of the city. But what we experienced there had, due to the dimensions and quality of the spaces, very little to do with the interconnected public interior spaces of bad repute of the past, and neither was their quality entirely based on the incredibly sophisticated public toilets featuring amenities such as bidet washing, seat warming, and deodorization; nor had it to do solely with the functional additions of experiences such as theatres, libraries, and other attractions. Rather, their value was based on a multiplicity and complexity of features, spaces, and aspects that interacted, creating public spaces of a quality that can usually only be found outdoors or in connection with the outdoors. That is why these public interior spaces s...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98855881/wsj-s-beautifully-crafted-story-of-the-kowloon-walled-city WSJ's beautifully crafted story of the Kowloon Walled City Paul Petrunia 2014-04-28T19:31:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:13:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnqmbevh394kxcja.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hong Kong's Kowloon Walled City was the densest place on the planet before it was torn down 20 years ago. In this Wall Street Journal interactive, you can take a trip through the city, explore its history and hear from the people who lived there.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The WSJ has developed an <a href="http://projects.wsj.com/kwc/#chapter=intro" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">impressive rich-media piece</a> on the Kowloon Walled City using photography, video, audio, text and interactive features to tell the stories of the history, environment and inhabitants.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98067795/monu-20-on-geographical-urbanism-released MONU #20 on Geographical Urbanism Released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-04-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6yasyu4hybym0uy.jpg" width="514" height="692" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. Nikos Katsikis explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution "On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization". (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2014)</p></em><br /><br /><p>Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of the earth. <strong><em>Nikos Katsikis</em></strong> explains this tremendous current shift in the meaning of physical geography for cities in his contribution <strong>"On the Geographical Organization of World Urbanization"</strong>, putting the discussion of the <strong>20th</strong> issue of <strong>MONU</strong> on the topic <strong><em>"Geographical Urbanism"</em></strong> in a historical context. For <strong><em>Bernardo Secchi</em></strong> this is not much of a problem as he is no fan of natural geography anyway, a position he reveals in our interview with him entitled <strong>"Working with Geography"</strong>. According to him our task today is to understand, and to learn from, natural geography, but to correct and improve it and design useful projects of artificial geography. What is important to him - and which is the reason why he considers physical geography the starting point of all his ideas on planning ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97263992/scenario-4-building-the-urban-forest Scenario 4: Building the Urban Forest Scenario Journal 2014-04-04T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T15:48:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9dgq2kq3j6xgr79p.jpg" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The forest carries deep cultural significance. Within the urban landscape, this ecologically complex, spatially layered, dynamic system is also understood to perform a wide range of essential ecosystem services. As arborists, parks departments, landscape architects, planners and community groups engage in the reforesting of cities, how are they collectively shaping the urban landscape? What hybrid ecosystems are yet to be designed? How many trees are enough?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Scenario Journal's just-released issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://scenariojournal.com/journal/issue-4/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scenario&nbsp;4:&nbsp;Building the Urban Forest</a>, features a broad, interdisciplinary conversation between architects, ecologists, landscape architects, and artists, about the meaning and possibilities of the spatial, biological, and metaphorical construct of the "urban forest." From living machine, to novel ecosystem, to provider of ecosystem services, to spatially and culturally rich landscape, the urban forest is an inspiration, a challenge, an opportunity, and a fertile source of interdisciplinary collaboration.</p><p>Reforesting cities is one of the defining trends of twenty first century urbanism.&nbsp;Among designers, the forest has served as inspiration, as model, and as tool.&nbsp;At the same time, forest managers and cities have been wrestling with the actual challenges of maintaining existing tree canopy and forested land.&nbsp;As an increasing number of projects and programs concern themselves with shaping, managing and advocating for a new generation of urban for...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96171793/in-memoriam-horace-havemeyer-iii In Memoriam: Horace Havemeyer III Paul Petrunia 2014-03-21T12:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-21T12:13:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/23/239687166bcb93b039905731d156fb3d.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, March 19, Horace Havemeyer III, Metropolis&rsquo;s founding publisher passed away peacefully at his home in New York City. Death released him from the suffering brought on by complications from CIDP, a chronic neurological disorder that rendered him quadriplegic in mid-2011. He was 72.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thanks for giving us Metropolis, Horace.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93081255/extraordinarily-beautiful-architectural-drawings-from-the-world-s-greatest-architects Extraordinarily Beautiful Architectural Drawings From the World's Greatest Architects Archinect 2014-02-07T16:58:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:18:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/4135f97257877d4ae419b1645feb752c.jpg" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>100 Years of Architectural Drawing&mdash;a recently published book by Neil Bingham, a design and architecture historian who is the consulting curator of architectural drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London&mdash;highlights 300 architectural drawings from the 20th century that illustrate the evolution of the form.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/86609007/the-homey-side-of-louis-kahn The Homey Side of Louis Kahn Archinect 2013-11-15T15:25:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:32:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/603e24b8a44556f7a73240391cbd62b8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new book, &ldquo;The Houses of Louis Kahn&rdquo; (Yale University Press, $65), provides an architectural bridge between the personal and the professional stories, focusing on the nine houses Kahn completed, and designs for two dozen more. The story told by the authors, George H. Marcus and William Whitaker, is one of warm client relations, attention to the smallest domestic detail and a philosophical search for the best arrangement of rooms to call home.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/85854633/big-in-arquitectura-viva-s-monographs BIG in Arquitectura Viva's "Monographs" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-11-06T18:03:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T10:11:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0noiqv2v9y5i1y72.jpg" width="514" height="636" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> It seems as if BIG will stop at nothing short of world domination. As the subject of Arquitectura Viva&rsquo;s 162nd monograph, the sheer volume and span of projects from Bjarke Ingels Group since its founding in 2005 is staggering. After breaking away from OMA and then his partnership with&nbsp; Julien De Smedt of PLOT to form BIG, Bjarke Ingels has consistently spewed out (mostly unbuilt) large-scale international projects, while also establishing a momentous array of icons.</p> <p> Within the Danish context, <a href="http://www.big.dk/#projects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> is a loud firm -- in presence, perspective, and popularity. Conceptually, the projects blend Danish sensibilities of high-minded idealism and humbled, matter-of-fact rationalism with social-democratic values and no small seasoning of pomo gimmickry. A maritime museum &ldquo;docked&rdquo; in the landscape? A waste-energy treatment plant that blows smoke rings? A multi-use Chinese hotel complex, shaped like the character for &ldquo;the people&rdquo;? But in their graphical representation, through promotional mat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85519425/new-call-for-submissions-for-mono-20-geographical-urbanism New Call for Submissions for MONO #20 - Geographical Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2013-11-01T14:11:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T17:37:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8qmlcfecjcky9fp.jpg" width="471" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Could geography, by which we mean the physical geography and in particular the natural geographical features such as landforms, terrain types, or bodies of water that are largely defined by their surface form and location in the landscape, be the last hope of the planet's ever expanding, continuously transforming, and increasingly identical and indefinable urban territories to remain distinguishable and to gain a particular identity in the future?</p></em><br /><br /><p> NEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MONU #20 - GEOGRAPHICAL URBANISM</p> <p> Could geography, by which we mean the physical geography and in particular the natural geographical features such as landforms, terrain types, or bodies of water that are largely defined by their surface form and location in the landscape, be the last hope of the planet's ever expanding, continuously transforming, and increasingly identical and indefinable urban territories to remain distinguishable and to gain a particular identity in the future? Do hills, cliffs, valleys, rivers, oceans, seas, lakes, streams, canals, or any other kind of geographical feature have the power, in an ever more globalized world in which progressively cities and their architecture look the same, to provide meaning and significance to places, their inhabitants, and users or will all such elements only contribute to an identity that is merely like a mantra as Rem Koolhaas predicted once in "The Generic City"?</p> <p> For the French architect and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84213160/monu-19-on-greater-urbanism-released MONU #19 on Greater Urbanism released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2013-10-15T15:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-15T15:45:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hnyjsiciitrovd5m.jpg" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It appears that cities of today, and especially big cities, all around the world, are all struggling with similar problems, as they all have developed huge territories - their metropolitan or "greater" areas - during the twentieth century that cannot be properly understood by anyone in terms of their form, but that now need to be recognized as something that truly exists, because it is a form that is in perpetual transformation and without limits.</p></em><br /><br /><p> It appears that cities of today, and especially big cities, all around the world, are all struggling with similar problems, as they all have developed huge territories - their metropolitan or "greater" areas - during the twentieth century that cannot be properly understood by anyone in terms of their form, but that now need to be recognized as something that truly exists, because it is a form that is in perpetual transformation and without limits.This is where Antoine Grumbach sees the main difficulty when it comes to "Greater Urbanism" as he explains in an interview with us entitled "Unlimited Greatness". In such unlimited spaces infrastructure plays without doubt a crucial role constructing a connected geography and reconfiguring new urban morphologies, as Fabrizia Berlingieri and Manuela Triggianese argue in their piece "From Utopia to Real World - Construction of a Unique Metropolitan Space of Europe". But a metropolitan strategy that focuses exclusively on mass transport rema...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79464626/moma-releases-young-frank-architect-storybook MoMA releases "Young Frank, Architect" storybook Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-14T18:41:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T23:18:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ib/ibeucmx7n2023c2o.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young Frank sees creative possibilities everywhere, and likes to use anything he can get his hands on&mdash;macaroni, old boxes, spoons, and sometimes even his dog, Eddie&mdash;to create things like chairs out of toilet paper rolls and twisting skyscrapers made up of his grandfather&rsquo;s books. But Old Frank is skeptical; he doesn&rsquo;t think that&rsquo;s how REAL architects make things.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &#8203;MoMA's new children's book, <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> tells the story of a budding architect living with his architect grandfather in modern-day New York City. Hoping to give a lesson in design professionalism, Old Frank takes Young Frank on a trip to MoMA, where they find inspiration in their kindred Franks (Gehry and Lloyd Wright). Written and illustrated by <a href="http://www.vivaandco.com/work/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Viva</a> (whose graphical work has been featured by&nbsp;<em>The New York Times,&nbsp;</em><em>The New Yorker,&nbsp;</em>Le Creuset and PUBLIC Bikes), <em>Young Frank, Architect</em> is a gorgeous example of multi-layered children's storytelling -- part showcase of MoMA's architecture and design collection, and part allegory for architectural innovation (with perhaps a bit borrowed from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/how-to-land-your-kid-in-therapy/308555/?single_page=true" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cult of self-esteem</a>).</p> <p> <em>Young Frank, Architect </em>is on sale exclusively through the <a href="http://www.momastore.org/museum/moma/ProductDisplay_Young%20Frank%20Architect_10451_10001_162154_-1_26683_11486_162167" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA store</a>, until its wide-release in September.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78315165/win-a-moleskine-notebook-from-the-inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-collection Win a Moleskine® notebook from the Inspiration and Process in Architecture collection! Sponsor 2013-07-31T12:37:00-04:00 >2013-10-16T19:55:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/im/immrkxk6vtolugsf.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The foundation of architecture lies in the creative process. And for many architects, the beginning of that process involves none other than simple pencil and paper for jotting down those ideas, notes, and sketches to inspire the next project.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vd/vdwxb4lkadk5ak1u.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <a href="http://arcnct.co/12DtyaY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inspiration and Process in Architecture</a>, published by Moleskine&reg; and curated by Francesca Serrazanetti and Matteo Schubert, is a growing collection of "notebooks" that reveal the creative process of some of the most notable figures in contemporary architecture. Each notebook contains critical essays, an interview with the architect, and a multi-media "Drawings" section that includes the architect's design materials and images taken right from their personal notebooks.</p> <p> We are excited to be giving away five Moleskine notebooks from the collection! Winners will get their hands on a notebook of <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-wiel-arets" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a>, <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-cino-zucchi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cino Zucchi</a>, <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>, or one of the two latest names in the collection: <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-studio-mumbai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Mumbai</a> and <a href="http://www.moleskine.com/en/collections/model/product/inspiration-and-process-in-architecture-dominique-perrault" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>.</p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8s9pikuzwp9ntk6.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dansohx8gh9eanz4.jpg" title=""><br><br><em>To enter, simply <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDd1NkxpaC04ejFYZXhia0hHN0Vabmc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fi...</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75824415/unfolding-southamerican-utopias-the-clip-stamp-fold-in-santiago Unfolding southamerican utopias: the Clip/Stamp/Fold in Santiago. Gonzalo Munoz 2013-06-25T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T20:05:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhr4hgfhukq8mfr3.jpg" width="240" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X &ndash; 197X takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period, which were published in over a dozen cities. Coined in the early twentieth century to designate progressive literary journals, the term &ldquo;little magazine&rdquo; was remobilized during the 1960s to grapple with the contemporary proliferation of independent architectural periodicals.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This month the boundary has been finally crossed. It is because the exhibition and ongoing research project <a href="http://www.clipstampfold.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clip/Stamp/Fold</a> has landed in the south hemisphere by this month until July 2013. Santiago has had the chance for this first landing. The local version of the project became real due to the remarkable work of Fernando Portal, Pablo Brugnoli and Andrea Lathrop, whom gave shape to the Chilean participation on the architectural radical magazines of the 60&rsquo;s and 70&rsquo;s.</p> <p> The selected local magazines were proposed according to the main outline: &ldquo;radical architecture of little magazines&rdquo;. In this regard, <em>AUCA</em> was immediately considered as one of the first ones due to its invaluable role as one of the bravest publication according to the social impact in the hard days Chile was facing.&nbsp; Architecture, Urbanism, Construction and Arts configure its name as well as the matching with the aboriginal (mapuche) word, which means Rebel.&nbsp; Also <em>AUCA</em> bore a respectable name because it born in t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73841759/hitler-s-classical-architect Hitler's Classical Architect Nam Henderson 2013-05-24T16:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-01T11:01:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsxlag2kj8d3q03u.jpg" width="381" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The unbending axis of architectural apologetics made for Speer is a double one...This defense, of course, is exculpatory only if it fails to make any distinction within the field of this expression or to consider any integral relationship between form and function. The more outr&eacute; defense of Speer insists that he is not simply tarred with modernism&rsquo;s anti-classical brush but that he was an excellent architect, full stop.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the June 10-17, 2013 edition of The Nation, Michael Sorkin asks Why is L&eacute;on Krier defending anew the work of the Third Reich&rsquo;s master builder?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73668056/help-the-draftery-on-kickstarter Help The Draftery on Kickstarter The Draftery 2013-05-22T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T11:06:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y10d2szttpmbdwzb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://thedraftery.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Draftery</a> is a curated drawing archive with multiple platforms. We promote graphic works by lesser known architects, artists, students, and other practitioners.&nbsp;</p> <p> Along with our web-based <a href="http://thedraftery.com/archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archive</a>, we also publish <a href="http://thedraftery.com/figures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Figures</em></a>, our printed biannual. It is the only journal that we know of that continuously places contemporary architectural representation at the forefront of discourse.&nbsp;Each issue of <em>Figures</em> showcases a selection of thematically-related architectural drawings.&nbsp;</p> <p> We are currently working on producing the third issue of Figures, but we need help raising funds to cover production costs. We have launched a Kickstarter campaign that can be found here:&nbsp;<a href="http://kck.st/10FAFfE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kck.st/10FAFfE</a></p> <p> We've worked hard to keep the conversation alive. With our third issue, our goal is to broaden the journal's audience base as well as offering it at a higher quality. We hope that members of this community will join us in producing this issue by sharing this news to their networks, and if able, pledgin...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73217945/new-call-for-submissions-for-monu-19-greater-urbanism NEW CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MONU #19 - GREATER URBANISM MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2013-05-15T11:36:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:06:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0n86xxk199718h99.jpg" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Are cities becoming "greater" these days? (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2013)</p></em><br /><br /><p> Are cities becoming "greater" these days? When two years ago, in our 14th issue of MONU Magazine entitled "Editing Urbanism", we claimed that in the Western world, the need for new buildings and city districts was decreasing or even ceasing to exist altogether due to demographic changes and financially difficult times, we did not believe in all those new, big-scale, and long-term urban development strategies for the metropolitan areas of certain European cities that were being proposed at the time. The growth numbers that plans such as "Greater Helsinki" envisioned for the year 2050, trying to brand the city as one of the most dynamic metropolises in Europe, predicting a population growth from 1.3 million to 2 million, were too exuberant and too vast. However, other European cities, such as Paris, seem to be changing substantially within their metropolitan areas, their "greater" areas. Paris needs to build 70.000 new housing units per year. Mainly because of such requirements, but...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73106772/fred-bernstein-reviews-phyllis-lambert-s-building-seagram Fred Bernstein reviews "Phyllis Lambert’s Building Seagram" Archinect 2013-05-13T18:37:00-04:00 >2013-05-13T18:39:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8e05b993ae7ea20f7f512560426f6e08.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As Seagram&rsquo;s director of planning, Lambert visited the site daily. &ldquo;I had intended to go back to Paris, but I stayed in New York, convinced that if the one person who really cared about the building was not there, Mies would not build Seagram,&rdquo; she says. With Lambert as his protector and Johnson as his assistant, Mies went on to create in 1958 the Seagram building, a landmark of 20th-century architecture.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/72701482/thresholds-issue-41-now-available-online Thresholds - Issue 41, now available online Archinect 2013-05-07T18:02:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T18:02:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1erls68n2xiaprh.jpg" width="514" height="756" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What actions are prompted by revolution in the space of the city? Which publics take part in this struggle, and who are the agents that mobilize it? And after a revolution has subsided, how is it remembered, represented and memorialized? thresholds 41: REVOLUTION! turns to the history, design, and cultural production of the public realm as a site of dissensus...</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/71761601/traditional-news-outlets-recruit-architecture-critics-lamster-saffron-and-sorkin Traditional news outlets recruit architecture critics Lamster, Saffron and Sorkin Archinect 2013-04-22T16:45:00-04:00 >2013-04-24T15:10:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/699938bbc1411881bdcc5ab0d2217ad9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The shrinkage of daily newspapers and news and culture magazines has thinned the already slim ranks of architecture critics. While blogs and social media proliferate debate about architecture and design, many have fretted about the lack of a common dialogue around architecture and urbanism as defined by the work of leading critics. It turns out that architecture criticism is far from dead, however, as three established voices are finding new outlets with newspapers and national magazines.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Mark Lamster has been appointed architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News. Inga Saffron has begun writing a monthly column on urbanism for the website of the newly re-launched New Republic. Michael Sorkin is slated to begin writing for the left-leaning Nation magazine.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71357686/why-did-some-columbia-architecture-students-treat-their-annual-like-garbage Why did some Columbia architecture students treat their annual like garbage? Archinect 2013-04-16T13:01:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:31:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/45d414fed76863fe0969b6e768bc9912.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Departing with the familiar tradition of producing a hefty physical volume, GSAPP offered its most recent Abstract in the form of an iPad app. In addition to (or on cover-like behalf of) this app, students received an object: It looks like a book, but turns out to be a book-shaped plastic box, and its contents consist of a URL, where the app can be downloaded. This object, as you can see, has not been universally embraced.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/68132429/bracket-goes-soft-toronto-book-launch Bracket [Goes Soft] Toronto Book Launch OpenWorkshop 2013-02-22T19:56:00-05:00 >2013-02-26T15:03:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x6/x657jsrll4yd3adi.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bracket [Goes Soft] Toronto book launch will be hosted by creatures:collective on March 1st, starting at 7pm. Editors Lola Sheppard and Neeraj Bhatia will launch the book, which will be available for purchase. Edited by Neeraj Bhatia and Lola Sheppard of Infranet Lab, this second volume in the impressive [bracket] series &ldquo;examines the use and implications of soft today &ndash; from the scale of material innovation to territorial networks.&rdquo; Free and open to the public, no RSVP is required.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/68021874/an-architectural-photographer-on-saving-russia-s-wooden-churches An Architectural Photographer on Saving Russia’s Wooden Churches Archinect 2013-02-21T03:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-24T18:56:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3fa207bed2a74986a29982a10f09185.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just over a decade ago, Richard Davies, a British architectural photographer, struck out on a mission to record the fragile and poetic structures. Austerely beautiful and haunting, &ldquo;Wooden Churches: Traveling in the Russian North&rdquo; is the result.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/66921320/bracket-2-goes-soft-launch-event-in-houston-february-17 Bracket 2 — Goes Soft launch event in Houston February 17 Archinect 2013-02-13T10:30:00-05:00 >2013-02-13T18:23:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n7/n7nnontfvxxxgnfw.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Bracket [Goes Soft] HOUSTON Book Launch and Discussion with Neeraj Bhatia, Ned Dodington, Scott Colman, and Christopher Hight. February 17th @ Architecture Center Houston</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66991032/henning-larsen-architects-shares-design-with-knowledge-on-issuu Henning Larsen Architects shares "Design with Knowledge" on Issuu Archinect 2013-02-05T20:29:00-05:00 >2013-02-08T13:16:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ff/ffbgxymlkdw7754h.jpg" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a cross-disciplinary research collaboration between The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), among others, Henning Larsen Architects has developed a knowledge-based design approach. The research has continuously been tested on real projects. By means of a number of articles and cases, the book presents the results, analyses and methods which make it possible to work with sustainability as a design parameter.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/66921319/bracket-2-goes-soft-available-soon-launch-event-in-nyc-this-friday Bracket 2 — Goes Soft, available soon, launch event in NYC this Friday Archinect 2013-02-05T09:52:00-05:00 >2013-02-06T16:03:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/974mxd87xd84f3mg.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> This Friday: Bracket [Goes Soft] NEW YORK Book Launch and Discussion with Neeraj Bhatia, Fionn Byrne, Michael Chen, Leigha Dennis, Sergio Lopez-Pineiro, Geoff Manaugh and Chris Perry. February 8th @ Studio-X NYC</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66163062/kickstart-the-next-issue-of-soiled Kickstart the next issue of SOILED! Joseph Altshuler 2013-01-24T19:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-27T12:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7ingojvrolgy4uh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Making a mess of the built environment and the politics of space, one issue at a time.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>With the arrival of a new year, <a href="http://soiledzine.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOILED</a> has big plans.</strong> Building on our first three issues, <em>Groundscrapers</em>, <em>Skinscrapers</em>, and <em>Platescrapers</em>, we aspire to elevate our forthcoming issue No. 4 <em>Windowscrapers</em>: more dynamic, more tactilely pleasurable, and filled with more ephemera for you to soil. Rather than our current model of print-on-demand or lower-resolution PDF download, we seek to do a print run of 1,000 issues through this <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1973047623/soiled-no4-a-dirty-architecture-magazine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a>. Working with a local print house will allow us more freedom to bring our vision to life, to sell SOILED at lower costs, and to distribute issues through independent bookstores, cultural institutions, and communal spaces across Chicago, the US, and beyond.</p> <p> Get dirty with us in 2013! Help us spread the word far and wide. And did we mention the promise of excellent swag that you could earn by supporting our campaign?&nbsp; You have until <strong>February 1st </strong>to support this independent publishing endeavor!</p> <p> More info:<br><a href="http://soiledzine.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://soiledzine.org</a><br><a href="http://kck.st/XjTzc7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kck....</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65615124/a-city-for-books-and-architecture-in-south-korea A City for Books and Architecture in South Korea Places Journal 2013-01-16T11:21:00-05:00 >2013-01-16T11:22:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1cxt29ejltzn9hb.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When I first heard of Paju Bookcity, I imagined a bibliophilic paradise of human-scaled buildings with legible facades nestled side-by-side like volumes on a shelf. When I traveled to the real Paju Bookcity, I found an industrial estate created by companies related to all aspects of book manufacturing, sited north of Seoul in the marshes near the Demilitarized Zone. But if Bookcity is not the fairy tale I envisioned, it is a kind of Cinderella story: this is the industrial park remade.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, Shannon Mattern explores the ongoing remaking of Bookcity &mdash; which seeks to reinvent invent Korean publishing, architecture and urban planning &mdash; in the digital era.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63274464/adaptation-architecture-technology-and-the-city-by-inaba-in-collaboration-with-free Adaptation: Architecture, Technology and the City by INABA in collaboration with FREE Archinect 2012-12-12T15:03:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g6/g6ssfuksjt4fuy2i.jpg" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "As the city becomes more technological, architecture will become more essential. Technologies are growing as part of the functioning of cities, and as a result, the design of the urban environment will take on central importance. But this shift won&rsquo;t occur as we might think.&rdquo;</p> <p> <a href="http://files.archinect.com/public/03_AdaptationbyINABA.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Download the PDF</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ph/phlkpx4sk0gdsnvy.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Bringing together a host of interviews, contributions, and art works, Adaptation: Architecture, Technology and the City is a preliminary study of digital technology in the built environment. The publication surveys the ways that technology generates new kinds of experiences in the city, as well as the spaces created in its wake, including outmoded infrastructure, glitch space, and public zones populated with tethered cables. If digital technology promised a smooth environment independent of the constraints of geography, Adaptation makes clear that the digital also overlaps with and complicates the physical world.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ha/ha7xlx1dpn58f86h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ni/nivsn6kx25b79xq3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Adaptation concludes by exploring the unexpected ways in which t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63148599/pharrell-talks-jean-prouv-gio-ponti-zaha-hadid-and-other-super-genius-guys-at-design-miami Pharrell Talks Jean Prouvé, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, And “Other Super Genius Guys” at Design Miami/ Archinect 2012-12-10T18:19:00-05:00 >2013-01-04T16:44:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aabc02e3963e26da649444beb0d4a5bc.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The budding industrial designer also gave his top picks from the fair, which unsurprisingly all feature bright swaths of primary colors: a Charlotte Perriand bookshelf from Galerie Downtown accented with yellow squares; a Pierre Guariche chair from Demisch Danant, a Riteveld chair from Galerie Vivid; and a desk from Galleria Rossella Colombari by Gio Ponti, whom he was so delighted to have discovered: &ldquo;He tried to make the office fun!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/389ca4414eee833423b7b75d823208ce.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55347175/a-stunning-survey-of-pics-by-eero-saarinen-s-in-house-photog A Stunning Survey Of Pics By Eero Saarinen's In-House Photog Archinect 2012-08-15T15:02:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T20:56:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1y/1yn6nw4fbe6z7kul.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 1954, a young Hungarian went to work with Eero Saarinen in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. As his then colleague, Cesar Pelli, describes him: &ldquo;[He] was a small sensation: he had a fur-trimmed coat, a homburg, and a Van Dyke beard.&rdquo;... He had been a distinguished architectural student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, in Paris, and a draftsman under Le Corbusier... he was quickly tapped as the in-house photographer, creating pictures that became indelible symbols of the Mad Men age of Modernism.</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>