Archinect - News 2017-07-20T14:48:59-04:00 There is No There There – LA the Industrial City and remembering Zaha on Archinect Sessions #60, ft. special guest Orhan Ayyüce Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-14T16:01:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:30:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're joined by original 'Nector and senior editor&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> to discuss Zaha Hadid's legacy and his recent piece on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's industrial urbanism</a>, part of our architectural <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">travel guide</a> through cities worldwide. As a student at SCI-Arc, Ayy&uuml;ce was first taken aback by Hadid during a visiting lecture she gave in 1985, before she had completed any built work: "I was very impressed by her at that lecture and her strengths and vulnerabilities made a lasting place in my memory bank." We share the impressions she and her work had on us personally, as well as Archinect's memory bank.</p><p>Listen to&nbsp;episode 60 of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "There Is No There There":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:...</strong></p> Listen to highlights from Enrique Norten's interview, winner of the 2015 Neutra Award Orhan Ayyüce 2015-11-03T14:55:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T15:48:18-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Somewhere along the lines of recent years, I became the unofficial interviewer for the semiannual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neutra Award</a>, offered by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona</a> to highly regarded master architects in Neutra's vein. In the past, it has been awarded to Tadao Ando, Michael Rotondi and now, Enrique Norten of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TEN Arquitectos</a>.</p><p>The minute I decided to talk to Enrique Norten about modern times and its architecture vis a vis Neutra&rsquo;s VDL House, the conversation unfolded by itself and modernism in presence. I should add, of course, Mr. Norten, staying in the house as Cal Poly Pomona&rsquo;s guest, feeling its energy, its humble experimental brilliance, its importance to architecture and, as an anecdotal moment, not missing a second of the much stuffier Green &amp; Green House where he has also stayed in the past.</p><p>We became friends and agreed what started as modern architecture still continues globally in its many iterations. How can it not? We agreed, we are all moderns, even if we deny, our ancestors lived differently.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p></p>... Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos, 2015 recipient of the Richard Neutra Award, in conversation with Orhan Ayyüce Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-26T21:01:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T01:12:43-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In the dappled afternoon sunshine of the VDL House&rsquo;s backyard in Silver Lake, senior Archinect Editor Orhan Ayyuce sat down with Enrique Norten, winner of this year&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard J. Neutra Award for Professional Excellence</a>, to talk about modernism&rsquo;s legacy and evolution since the mid-20th century. The Award, issued by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">California State Polytechnic University&rsquo;s Department of Architecture</a>, is awarded to architects that fulfill Richard Neutra&rsquo;s ideal of creating new environments for living, and often encourage interdisciplinary collaborations within the profession. Norten was in town for the award ceremony tonight at Cal Poly Pomona.</p><p>Norten&rsquo;s Mexico City and New York-based firm, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TEN Arquitectos</a>, has completed over fifty projects worldwide in its 28-year span, for a variety of architectural programs that are often large enough to operate at an urban scale. The firm&rsquo;s works include Guadalajara&rsquo;s Guggenheim Museum, a branch of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York Public Library</a>, the redesign of Rutgers University Coll...</p> Michael Rotondi in-studio for Episode 8 of Archinect Sessions, "A Sense of Place" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-26T14:49:00-05:00 >2014-12-17T18:56:12-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a> joins us in-studio this week, for a special conversation with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> about architecture education and Rotondi's Los Angeles roots. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ken</a> also discuss ol' fashioned southern contextualism in Charleston, South Carolina, in response to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson University's scrapped modern building</a> plans.</p><p>Listen to episode eight of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a> podcast, "A Sense of Place":</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to subscribe</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>: <a href="pcast://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>Stitcher</strong>: <a href=";refid=stpr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to listen</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes:</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gigaom Roadmap conference</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Modern Oakwood&rdquo; lawsuit</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Olson Kundig case</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano will design the new Kum &amp; Go corporate HQ in Iowa</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang wins 2014 Harvard GSD thesis prize...</a></p> Glen Small: Recovery Room exhibition opens Nov. 9 in Los Angeles Justine Testado 2013-11-06T19:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:13:29-05:00 <img src="" width="530" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in the L.A. area and are already thinking of weekend plans, check out the "Glen Small: Recovery Room" exhibition which opens at Assembly this Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Presented by Assembly&#9415; and Archinect Senior Editor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>, the exhibition will present a selection of works throughout the career of architect Glen Small, whose progressive but mostly unbuilt projects introduced new ideas of urban development and housing particularly in the Southern California region from the 1960s-'80s.</em></p> <p> <em>Accompanying programs related to the exhibition will also be held throughout the month of November.</em></p> James Goldstein responds to Orhan's Concannon article Paul Petrunia 2012-07-11T14:01:00-04:00 >2012-07-15T08:59:33-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dear Mr. Ayyuce, I have read your article regarding the destruction of the Lautner Concannon residence and would like to set the record straight. Prior to my purchase and demolition of the Concannon Residence, I had extensive discussions with John Lautner regarding his feelings about the home. He was 100% in favor of the demolition of the Concannon Residence...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The venerable James Goldstein, collector of John Lautner treasures, past and present, responds to Orhan's feature article <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust</em></a>. Jump down to the comments to read, along with Orhan's thoughtful reply back to him.</p> Orhan Ayyüce: L.A. Love At First Sight Archinect 2012-05-24T17:01:00-04:00 >2017-03-15T17:08:37-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I met this gray-haired woman. I lit her cigarette and she asked me what I was doing there? I said I just wanted to meet some architects and learn where I could go to school. "She said, okay, 'If you have a car, tomorrow go to this place in Santa Monica called SciArc, it's a new school. Ask for Ray Kappe and tell them that Esther McCoy sent you.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>KCET just sat down with Archinect senior editor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> for an interview about his Turkish roots, the arrival in Los Angeles, and his unlikely introduction to the world of architecture.</p> Proposition 13's Hidden Effects On the Built Environment Paul Petrunia 2012-04-30T14:39:00-04:00 >2012-04-30T15:49:18-04:00 <img src="" width="630" height="502" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ayy&uuml;ce also says that with governments such as Los Angeles now less financially able to maintain parks and other such amenities, big business set about increasingly co-opting -- or, picking up the slack for -- the creation and safeguarding of a bastardized brand of community commons. "You go to The Americana, you go to The Grove, you got to the Santa Monica [Third Street Promenade], these are places that thousands of people visit," Ayy&uuml;ce says. "But this is not really public space."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KCET</a>'s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremy Rosenberg</a> talks to Archinect's own <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> about <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proposition 13</a>.</p> Next Archinect Sessions: Saturday, November 19 Archinect 2011-11-10T18:46:00-05:00 >2015-05-06T15:48:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect and Cal Poly Pomona are pleased to present Part 3 of the series Archinect Sessions @ the VDL. Saturday, November 19th @ 3:00 pm @ the Neutra VDL Research House. This discussion will be on the production of public space with USC's Stefano de Martino and UC Berkeley Geographer, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Javier Arbona</a> in conversation with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayyuce</a>. The session is free and open to the public although seating is limited so <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">please reserve your seats today</a>, donations for the ongoing restoration of the house are welcome.</p> Archinect Sessions kicks off with Ray Kappe on Oct. 22 Paul Petrunia 2011-10-14T01:35:00-04:00 >2015-05-06T15:47:27-04:00 <img src="" width="630" height="473" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're excited to announce the next round of Archinect Sessions, to kick off on Saturday, October 22nd, at the Neutra VDL House, in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, collaborating with Cal Poly Pomona.</p><p>Archinect Sessions is a series of discussions with architects, academics and other interesting individuals from the tangents of architecture, in and around Southern California, moderated by Archinect's Orhan Ayyuce.</p><p>For our first event we're very honored to host Ray Kappe, to talk about his impressive career as a practicing architect and academic.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to reserve your seats.</a></p><p>For those of you who can attend, and for those of you who can't we'll be posting videos on Archinect shortly following each event.</p> Short Essay: Thank you Esther McCoy Orhan Ayyüce 2011-09-30T11:52:37-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I met Esther McCoy in1978 AIA Regional Conference, Newport Beach, California. I was there as a young wonderer hoping to find information on architecture and study it.<br> Unknowingly and randomly I walked into one of the conference rooms and listened an inspired young architect, Eric Moss, showing kind of buildings I have never seen before.<br> After the presentation to roughly twenty people, the audience moved to a small patio area outside the room. This is when I lit the cigarette of this silver haired elegant and youthful lady who asked for a match and we start to talk. I responded to her curiosity and in few minutes I told her my story about wanting to go to architecture school. This was right around time I was rejected by "American citizens and California residents only" Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo for being a foreign student. I described her my birthplace Izmir and the Aegean architecture of Turkey. She was taking a great delight of my story, description of architecture I grew up wit...</p> Short Essay: Empty Halls of Summer Orhan Ayyüce 2011-07-03T14:42:31-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I was always attracted to the emptiness of architecture schools during summer break. In fact when I was a student, that was the time I set up my shop in a choice place in&nbsp;school&nbsp;and worked on my projects. The whole place was wide open, I could pick and choose from furniture, equipment, and even found forgotten cash and recreational drugs here and there. Scavenging with few other friends who also enjoyed the summer like this, grilling fine dinners, drinking cheap wine and occasional sex with people who wanted to hang out with the urban campers. We could do whatever we wanted to and even invited out of town guests to stay and take advantage of free lodging.</p> <p> The first day of school in Fall was always a sad day when the places we made friends with and used for many things all of a sudden were&nbsp;occupied by strangers who didn't sense their gravity and give their love like we did. The stories developed around particular spaces quickly&nbsp;evaporated&nbsp;and days start to get shorter. No more ba...</p> Cal Poly Pomona Archives on California Modernism and International Style Orhan Ayyüce 2011-04-19T14:33:46-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> I recently got&nbsp;acquainted&nbsp;with Cal Poly Pomona's archives of Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, Donald Wexler, Garrett Eckbo, Craig Ellwood and others. These archives contain <em>never published before</em> original drawings, photographs, blueprints, and stories. They were given to the College of Environmental Design and they are in care of Dr. Lauren Weiss Bricker. The archives are open to public with an appointment. I have&nbsp;arranged&nbsp;a permission to do an Archinect Feature on them including an interview with Dr. Bricker and others who have many stories about this precious collection. Coming soon...</p>