Archinect - News 2014-08-23T11:21:42-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/30231103/occupy-the-day-after Occupy: The Day After Places Journal 2011-12-08T16:02:26-05:00 >2011-12-11T13:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ci/ciolh18taz89mjaa.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For if there is one abiding historical certainty it is that, eventually, things change. And they can be made to change. There is no such thing, however, as a revolutionary architecture. Nor does history ever simply start from scratch. Instead, post-revolutionary questions can be posed in advance to infrastructures that already exist.... to reinvent what used to be called housing, schools, hospitals, factories, and farms in a way that asks: What else must change for these changes to be possible?</p></em><br /><br /><p> Reinhold Martin argues that architects must plan for post-revolutionary conditions. A follow-up to his earlier essay for Places, "<a href="http://places.designobserver.com/feature/occupy-what-architecture-can-do/31128/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Occupy: What Architecture Can Do</a>."</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/27795412/99-v-1-the-data-behind-the-occupy-movement 99% v 1%: the data behind the Occupy movement Quilian Riano 2011-11-17T13:38:30-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iu/iusbt1bk6v58qppi.jpg" width="456" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It has been the rallying cry of the Occupy movement for the past two months - but is the US really split 99% v 1%? As poverty and inequality reach record levels, how much richer have the rich got? This animation explains what the key data says about the state of America today</p></em><br /><br /><p> It has been the rallying cry of the Occupy movement for the past two months - but is the US really split 99% v 1%? As poverty and inequality reach record levels, how much richer have the rich got? This animation explains what the key data says about the state of America today</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/26542680/editor-s-picks-236 Editor's Picks #236 Nam Henderson 2011-11-06T17:08:22-05:00 >2011-11-08T06:09:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z9/z94y0bky6cgva2dy.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gregory Walker, noted that Zaha Hadid Architects now has an app for that and thinks they may have finally jumped the shark. However, Steven Ward thought that "in a context where your business is built on maintaining your brand, this probably doesn't seem like a tough or strange decision at all." and lletdownl agreed arguing that "it makes perfect sense to me to develop a method of viewing your work targeted specifically to the fastest growing method of browsing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the latest Contours feature <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2283854/guy-horton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guy Horton</a>,&nbsp;asked <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/25370398/contours-what-should-architecture-occupy-part-one" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">What Should Architecture Occupy?</a>&nbsp;He&nbsp;concluded that, "<strong>occupying is a state of mind more than anything. It&rsquo;s a stance, an orientation, an outlook, a perspective. Where do you stand right now?&rdquo;<br> EllaStelter responds &ldquo;Architects certainly aren't part of the 1%, but we do generally serve their interests.&nbsp; From what I see, architecture is a profession that is rather resistant to change and challenging the status quo, even when it is in our best interests.</strong>"</p> <p> Don&rsquo;t forget to participate in Archinect&rsquo;s <a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&amp;formkey=dDF1UTFJTlJhWDFfcGh0WGw5aU1xUHc6MQ#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">anonymous #OWS survey</a></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/25720884/william-hunter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Hunter</a>,&nbsp;wrote about&nbsp;a group of student&rsquo;s, from UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit&rsquo;s MSc Building and Urban Design in Development (BUDD) course, attempts at <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/25485248/decoding-bangkok-s-pocket-urbanization-social-housing-provision-and-the-role-of-community-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Decoding Bangkok&rsquo;s Pocket-Urbanization</a>.&nbsp;While in Bangkok for three weeks the students worked closely with two local organizations CODI and BMP.&nbsp;William argued that the main reason for this teamup was the fact that "<strong>truly participatory design arguably req...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/24063161/park-rules-scrutinized Park Rules Scrutinized Quilian Riano 2011-10-16T04:00:22-04:00 >2011-10-16T11:27:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gp/gppfzg18h6vfl8ss.jpg" width="380" height="481" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[ed] How 'public' space is lost "Casting a wary eye on the four-week-old Occupy Wall Street encampment, a group representing some of the city's most influential landlords plans to ask the city to revamp the rules governing privately owned parks, including removing a requirement that they be open 24 hours a day."</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/24035529/in-protest-the-power-of-place In protest, the power of place Quilian Riano 2011-10-15T22:09:29-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kr/kr9pifv30z4umpq2.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We tend to underestimate The political power of physical places. Then Tahir Square comes along. Now it is Zucotti Park.</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>