Archinect - News 2014-11-26T04:58:22-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/88984342/fat-announces-the-end-of-its-practice FAT Announces The End of Its Practice Archinect 2013-12-16T13:34:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T13:34:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cffb43336b98be5e815172620911401a.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Following on from the completion of a number of architecturally significant projects, directors Sean Griffiths, Charles Holland and Sam Jacob believe that, with the conclusion of these final projects, FAT will have achieved all it set out to do when the practice first emerged in the 1990's. FAT was always conceived as a project in itself, a vehicle for critically opening up the culture of architecture rather than purely a conventional architectural practice.</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/58543535/wild-potter-grayson-perry-fat-design-shrine-like-cottage-in-essex Wild Potter Grayson Perry & FAT Design Shrine-like Cottage in Essex Archinect 2012-10-03T11:32:00-04:00 >2012-10-03T15:15:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bb0694b4a2eb2389bee23594893f46a7.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The new cottage will be decorated with sculptures, furniture, ceramics, and tapestries, all narrating her story: "a difficult childhood, young love, a truncated education, children, divorce and finally fulfilment in her career and love life," explained Perry. "The idea behind the project relates to buildings put up as memorials to loved ones, to follies, to eccentric home-built structures, to shrines, lighthouses and fairytales," the artist explained.</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/57899951/editor-s-picks-283 Editor's Picks #283 Nam Henderson 2012-09-23T23:08:00-04:00 >2012-09-24T19:15:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0dsmqxju9f5wmkpi.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>in the latest edition of ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building, Archinect presents the first prize winning project by Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (NMDA). The details include; 120,780 square meters, Ground breaking: 2013, Completion: terminal (2015), office building (2017). double o zero immediately noted that "Something like this would have countless comments just a few years ago. Now it is just another thing".</p></em><br /><br /><p> The recent feature&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/57481963/instigating-change-with-common-ground" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Instigating Change with Common Ground</a>, written by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/drowninginculture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Southern</a> is&nbsp;a critical but largely positive review of the Venice Architecture Biennale. &nbsp;Therein, he put forward the argument that this year&rsquo;s "<em>Biennale doesn&rsquo;t have much to be cynical, negative, or nasty about</em>" and wrote "<em>But the 2012 Architecture Biennale isn&rsquo;t just about solving problems.&nbsp; For those in the mood for a wink, there is a healthy balance of fun amongst the furrowed brows.&nbsp; FAT Architecture partnered with San Rocco and Ines Weizman to supply smart laughs with a Museum of Copying</em>"</p> <p> Plus, in the latest edition of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/57552344/showcase-new-keelung-harbor-service-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase: New Keelung Harbor Service Building</a>,&nbsp;Archinect presents the first prize winning project by Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (NMDA).&nbsp;The details include; 120,780 square meters, Ground breaking: 2013, Completion: terminal (2015), office building (2017).&nbsp;<strong>double o zero</strong> immediately noted that "<em>Something like this would have countless comments just a few years ago. Now it is just ano...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/41965520/the-free-universal-construction-kit The Free Universal Construction Kit Paul Petrunia 2012-03-19T12:02:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T16:12:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27b2c0704e7349b80c01e93e43246623.jpg" width="500" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>F.A.T. Lab and Sy-Lab are pleased to present the Free Universal Construction Kit: a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten* popular children&rsquo;s construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems&mdash;enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs, and ultimately, more creative opportunities for kids.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This is totally brilliant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/21967919/radical-post-modernism Radical Post Modernism Archinect 2011-09-28T00:02:00-04:00 >2013-12-16T13:41:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be5fa9e3f0e032e524ac6ff4b3d9cd82.jpg" width="500" height="659" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I&rsquo;m please to announce that the issue of AD that I&rsquo;ve edited with fellow FAT directors Sean Griffiths and Charles Holland alongside Charles Jencks is now out. Titled &lsquo;Radical Post Modernism&rsquo;, it has three real aims.</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>