Archinect - News 2015-10-06T18:52:21-04:00 Giving Props: AIA Launches Media Engagement Series to Ensure Architects Get Credit Donna Sink 2015-09-04T11:59:00-04:00 >2015-09-08T14:02:10-04:00 <img src="" width="470" height="810" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you come across an article that wrongfully excludes the name of an architect, send a link to <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p></em><br /><br /><p>I fear this poor author, Matt Tinder, is going to be inundated with emails. We've all seen the article in the local newspaper announcing a new development along with a gleaming rendering of the building with the credit tag "Artists rendering". This makes steam come out of my ears!</p><p>Matt's article tries to approach this all-too-common situation in a calm, logical way: <a href=";utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_campaign=Credit+Where+Credit+Is+Due&amp;utm_term=aiarchitect&amp;utm_content=1338195&amp;mid=Credit+Where+Credit+Is+Due&amp;rid=16841082&amp;sid=LyrisListManager&amp;lid=aiarchitect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Playing the Long Game</a>.&nbsp; Hopefully the tips in the series will help our profession begin to strategize how we can move media outlets towards more frequently including the fact that someone designed that object that is the focus of the article.</p><p>As this is the beginning of a series, it will also likely cover the concern that by bringing to a reporter's attention the omission of an architect's name we reinforce the perception of architects as raging egomaniac artistes. (&lt;sigh&gt; It often feels like we're damned if we do, damned if we don't).&nbsp; By "taking the long view" we can potentially design a way to make sure that credit for ...</p> How university presses influence our understanding of urbanism — then, now, and for the future Justine Testado 2015-07-28T18:52:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T20:58:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Many [university presses] have a storied history of amplifying voices that were long ignored...The litany is endless, underscoring the audacity of university presses in believing that every city deserves the best ideas possible. We need that. As we make choices about our modern cities, as policymakers, advocates or citizens, we need these books to ground our vision, to help us imagine what is possible. And that&rsquo;s why the tenuous future of university presses is so alarming.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation</a></p><p><a title="Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities</a></p><p><a title="Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilkinson Eyre-renovated Weston Library at Oxford now reopened</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Screen/Print series</a></p> MONU #22 on Transnational Urbanism released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-04-21T12:12:00-04:00 >2015-04-28T20:47:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="694" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, emphasized in an exclusive interview with MONU entitled &ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo; on the topic of &ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, April 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to these new ways of life. This is what the French sociologist and assistant Mayor of Paris, <em><strong>Jean-Louis Missika</strong></em>, emphasized in an exclusive interview with <strong>MONU</strong> entitled <strong>&ldquo;Libert&eacute;, Digitalit&eacute;, Cr&eacute;ativit&eacute;&rdquo;</strong> on the topic of <strong>&ldquo;Transnational Urbanism&rdquo;</strong>. This new issue of <strong>MONU</strong> focuses on the impact of <strong>transnational processes</strong> on cities in general and the consequences of <strong>transnational relations</strong> between individuals, groups, firms, or institutions for cities in particular. We deemed it necessary to dedicate an entire issue to the phenomenon of <strong>transnationalism</strong> in relation to the city, to architecture, and its influence on cities in spatial as well as social, political, economical, and cultural terms, as these days, more than ever before, and due to the development of technologies that have made transportation and communication infinitely more accessib...</p> The NY Times drops 38 year-old Thursday "Home" section Archinect 2015-03-13T12:06:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T10:19:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For many longtime readers of The Times, Thursday was tinged with sadness. One of their favorite weekly sections, Home, was no longer in the paper. The section was discontinued after the March 5 edition, almost exactly 38 years after its debut.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> "Thresholds 44: workspace" is seeking submissions csbonin 2015-03-10T12:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T11:45:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>thresholds 44: workspace</em></strong><br>editors: christianna bonin | nisa ari</p><p><strong>CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS</strong></p><p>When an employee at Google&rsquo;s Mexico City office takes a post-lunch plunge into the on-site ball pit, is she working or playing? And when an employee in one of Foxconn&rsquo;s factory sites in China leaps from his eighth-floor dormitory, only to be cradled in recently installed &ldquo;suicide&rdquo; netting, is he fulfilling or transgressing the design of the workspace? Long hidden in museum basements, conservation labs and storage rooms now feature prominently in museum designs. Facing complicated visa programs and unsavory jobs, employers skirt bureaucracy to sustain the agricultural industry in the US and illegal workers stay undocumented in order to be easily employable. When and why are certain workspaces - and workers - hidden or revealed? What is the &ldquo;work&rdquo; that is supposed to happen in the workspace and how have transformations of the tools, economies, demographics, and technologies within the workspace shaped the...</p> Zaha Hadid and New York Review of Books/Martin Filler resolve legal dispute Archinect 2015-01-27T12:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T08:35:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a highly publicized five-month battle, the dust has finally settled on the lawsuit that Zaha Hadid filed against New York Review of Books (NYRB) and critic Martin Filler.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The following announcement was released:</p><p><em>On January 22, 2015, following extensive settlement negotiations, Ms. Zaha Hadid withdrew her lawsuit against the&nbsp;</em>New York Review of Books<em>&nbsp;and Mr. Martin Filler. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, which remain confidential, Ms. Hadid has accepted the apology of the&nbsp;</em>New York Review of Books<em>&nbsp;and Mr. Filler, and is pleased to announce, <strong>in conjunction with the settlement, the donation of an undisclosed sum of money to a charitable organization that protects and champions labor rights</strong>.</em></p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review</a> - Aug 22, '14</li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Martin Filler issues a retraction regarding his "mistake" in his critique of Zaha Hadid</a> - Aug 25, '14</li></ul> What is Interior Urbanism? - A Review of MONU #21 by Claudia Mainardi and Giacomo Ardesio MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-01-26T13:04:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T21:17:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In 1969 Reyner Banham in his book <a href=";redir_esc=y" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment</strong></a> marked the shift between the concept of interior to that of an artificial environment. Technology and new human needs in fact had become an integral part of architecture, defining a new paradigm to describe indoor space, that it was not any longer a concern of the singular living-cell but rather of its internal atmosphere.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">issue 21 of MONU</a></strong> describes the current development and the extreme consequences of what this Interior Urbanism means. As <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em><strong>Brendan Cormier</strong></em></a><em> </em>emphasizes in his article <strong>Some Notes Towards an Interior Archipelago</strong>: &ldquo;90% of our lives are spent inside. Urban life is an interior affair.&rdquo; This statement manifests the necessity to invert the canonical approach to read and plan cities, unfolding a new possible stream of research which considers how architecture affects our everyday life.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Climate, or the need to erase the atmospheric conditions, is one of the trigger factors of the production o...</p> Sunset Magazine Kicked Out of Their Beloved Cliff May-designed HQ Donna Sink 2014-12-17T12:25:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:18:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a letter to employees Wednesday, Time Inc. announced that it had sold Sunset&rsquo;s serene seven-acre Menlo Park, Calif., campus of carefully designed gardens and 1950s ranch-style buildings to Embarcadero Capital Partners, a San Francisco real estate investment and management company.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This is so sad, as it very likely means the demolition of Cliff May's beautiful and quintessentially Californian design.&nbsp; I would have loved to have visited the campus.</p><p>I can easily credit Sunset Magazine with being a major influence on my decision to become an architect: as a pre-teen I pored over their 1974 "Garden &amp; Patio Building" book - I literally read every single word multiple times.</p><p>My family had a subscription to the magazine, as have I for most of my adult life.&nbsp; In fact, just last night I made a recipe (Corn Flour Orange Chiffon Cake) from the current issue to bring to our office holiday party.</p><p>So sad.&nbsp; California 'necters, make sure to go visit this legendary place while you still can! Info on visiting <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Book: The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Şafak Orhan Ayyüce 2014-12-12T15:04:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:35:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sinan&rsquo;s life was extraordinary, spanning the rule of three sultans, responsible for hundreds of buildings and for shaping the face of Istanbul even to this day, and he was considered on a par with Michelangelo in the West.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In Elif &#350;afak's (pronounced Shafak)new novel<em> The Architect&rsquo;s Apprentice</em>&nbsp;the city is the real star, the teeming bustle of the streets, the whorehouses and palaces, the markets and mosques, the dungeons and bridges. And as the narrative progresses, the work of Sinan, Jahan, and Chota the elephant begins to take on greater meaning, the constant construction and destruction, the endless reinvention and renewal, acting as powerful metaphors. At one point Jahan realises that the secret of his master&rsquo;s success lies not in toughness or indestructibility, &ldquo;but in his ability to adapt to change and calamity, and to rebuild himself, again and again, out of the ruins&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s this kind of depth and breadth of scope that makes The Architect&rsquo;s Apprentice an absorbing and moving piece of work.</p> Jimenez Lai treats us to a teaser of his upcoming publication Paul Petrunia 2014-11-03T18:08:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T11:33:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last year the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Graham Foundation awarded Jimenez Lai</a>&nbsp;with a grant for a proposal "Manifestos, Summits, and Gangs", a collective publication of "monographic manifestos featuring a small cluster of young and relatively unestablished yet daring architects".&nbsp;</p><p><em>There seems to be a new class of architects who are on the verge of forming some strong opinions, and it is the desire for this project to expose them. This proposal knowingly regards three specific patterns of chapter-marking in the ongoing history of architecture: manifestoes, summits, and gangs. Considering Pamphlet Architecture (manifesto), Charlottesville Tapes (summits) and White on Gray (gangs) as three precedents, this work will reflect on these lessons as strategic whispers for Lai and his cohort on their journeys.</em></p><p>To get a taste of what's to come, check out the purposefully vague teaser site at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> 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="" 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> 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="" 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="" 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> MONU #20 on Geographical Urbanism Released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2014-04-15T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:38:18-04:00 <img src="" 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> Scenario 4: Building the Urban Forest Scenario Journal 2014-04-04T15:48:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T15:48:27-04:00 <img src="" 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="" 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> In Memoriam: Horace Havemeyer III Paul Petrunia 2014-03-21T12:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-21T12:13:40-04:00 <img src="" 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> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Homey Side of Louis Kahn Archinect 2013-11-15T15:25:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:32:12-05:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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="" 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> 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="" 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> MONU #19 on Greater Urbanism released MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2013-10-15T15:44:00-04:00 >2013-10-15T15:45:14-04:00 <img src="" 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> 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cult of self-esteem</a>).</p> <p> <em>Young Frank, Architect </em>is on sale exclusively through the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA store</a>, until its wide-release in September.&nbsp;</p> 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="" 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="" title=""></p> <p> <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cino Zucchi</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>, or one of the two latest names in the collection: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Mumbai</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dominique Perrault</a>.</p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><em>To enter, simply <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fi...</a></em></p> 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="" 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="" 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> Hitler's Classical Architect Nam Henderson 2013-05-24T16:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-01T11:01:45-04:00 <img src="" 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> Help The Draftery on Kickstarter The Draftery 2013-05-22T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T11:06:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archive</a>, we also publish <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></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> 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="" 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> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Thresholds - Issue 41, now available online Archinect 2013-05-07T18:02:00-04:00 >2013-05-07T18:02:49-04:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" 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> 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="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>