Archinect - News 2017-01-23T16:22:07-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149967107/editor-s-picks-453 Editor's Picks #453 Nam Henderson 2016-09-07T01:10:00-04:00 >2016-09-07T14:33:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pp/pp5z2ydnxcrhi67d.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;discussed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149965078/using-game-theory-to-fine-tune-architectural-diplomacy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Using game theory to fine-tune architectural diplomacy</a>&nbsp;with architect Adam Tarr (founder of award-winning Mzo Tarr Architects).&nbsp;</p><p><strong>alexsenciuc</strong> was impressed "<em>From theory to practice, this is one of the most interesting ways to shape an architectural project. One could argue that shaping the brief leads to shaping the resulting architectural piece&hellip;</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zb/zblinxp8838w4bam.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/quilian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>&nbsp;published&nbsp;an <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149966016/gaming-the-system-role-playing-spatial-and-political-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">essay</a> reflecting on using games and gaming to supplement other design tools.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ec/ec19xyhuam0ipvvg.jpg"></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>Metropolis Magazine reacted to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965070/famed-designer-jane-thompson-dies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">news</a> that famed designer Jane Thompson has passed away.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ju/juymn0mty0obe62o.jpg"></p><p>Archinect reported in from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965271/lacma-hosts-a-public-scoping-meeting-for-the-planned-zumthor-designed-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a LACMA&rsquo;s public scoping meeting</a>, for the planned Peter Zumthor designed building.</p><p>Contrary to some critics <strong>Vulture</strong> is "<em>a proponent of the Zumthor design. It has a sleek, mid-century modern boomerang feel to it, which I think pays homage to Southern Californian architectural history. I also think it's smart how the design references the shape and color of the landmark La Brea tar pits ne...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/124814566/john-portman-s-inadvertent-dystopian-fortresses John Portman's Inadvertent Dystopian Fortresses Julia Ingalls 2015-04-08T16:54:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:38:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sf/sfqt9wgnioe4kj0u.jpg" width="570" height="380" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;[Directors are] projecting a future by imagining how it would look in ruins,&rdquo; said Michael Hays, a professor of architectural theory at Harvard. &ldquo;All the flesh has been removed and you just see the architectural bones. I&rsquo;ve always thought Portman&rsquo;s buildings would make very beautiful ruins, because the essence of them is so powerful and so direct.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>In this larger piece about how Atlanta has become a favored setting for dystopian cinema, Harvard professor Michael Hays shares an unusual perspective on the work of John Portman as cinematic harbinger of doom.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73175771/big-design-partners-propose-miami-beach-square-as-massive-convention-center-redevelopment BIG & Design Partners Propose Miami Beach Square as Massive Convention Center Redevelopment Alexander Walter 2013-05-14T19:09:00-04:00 >2013-07-18T18:12:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zn/znfg6py4tlo1qzhz.jpg" width="650" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG together with West 8, Fentress Architects, John Portman &amp; Associates (JPA), Revuelta Architecture International and developers Portman-CMC have unveiled the urban planning proposal Miami Beach Square, the centerpiece of a 52-acre Miami Beach Convention Center District development. Portman-CMC is one of two development teams currently in the race for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77365740/oma-wins-miami-beach-convention-center-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA Wins Miami Beach Convention Center Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/24501394/john-portman-symphonic-architect John Portman, Symphonic Architect Archinect 2011-10-20T01:41:57-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/f7/f7e6aadeaf7352246acad60051e59241.jpg" width="600" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now 86 and still running his Atlanta-based firm, John Portman &amp; Associates, the architect is the focus of a new documentary, &ldquo;John Portman: A Life of Building,&rdquo; which premieres tomorrow at the Architecture &amp; Design Film Festival in Manhattan. Mr. Portman recently spoke with a reporter about his career.</p></em><br /><br /><p> And for more information about the film go to <a href="http://www.johnportmanfilm.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.johnportmanfilm.com</a></p>