Archinect - News 2016-08-27T07:54:53-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149955398/sadiq-khan-names-justine-simons-deputy-mayor-for-culture Sadiq Khan names Justine Simons deputy mayor for culture Ellen Hancock 2016-07-01T11:46:00-04:00 >2016-07-14T01:30:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/88a3e4bd7d19bf26ba6847abd28ce5c9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Top figures from the cultural world applauded the appointment of Justine Simons, 45, by Mayor Sadiq Khan, who handed her responsibility for firms working in film, music, video games, crafts and publishing. She said: &ldquo;My lifelong belief is that creativity can transform lives and places. &ldquo;Culture is part of London&rsquo;s DNA. It&rsquo;s a big reason so many of us choose to visit and live here, it generates billions for our economy and gives London its unique character and dynamism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read more articles on the topic here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149955151/julia-peyton-jones-discusses-her-legacy-and-leaving-the-serpentine-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Peyton-Jones discusses her legacy and leaving the Serpentine Gallery</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149954374/brexit-will-put-even-more-strain-on-towns-already-pressed-for-housing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brexit will put even more strain on towns already pressed for housing</a></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149953793/architects-react-to-shocking-eu-referendum-result" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects react to shocking EU referendum result</a></li><li><a href="http://%22The%20most%20useless%20totem%20pole%20of%20mayoral%20hubris%22:%20Oliver%20Wainwright%20rides%20the%20ArcelorMittal%20Orbit" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The most useless totem pole of mayoral hubris": Oliver Wainwright rides the ArcelorMittal Orbit</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950809/museum-of-london-design-shortlist-revealed Museum of London design shortlist revealed Ellen Hancock 2016-06-10T14:41:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:00:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/81/81cy71b48j566whh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithfield market will be the museum&rsquo;s new home, but which architectural vision should shape its future: the eye-catching one, the ghostly one, the corporate one &hellip; or the one that rings alarm bells? Little detail has been revealed about the shortlisted schemes, which will go on public exhibition from 10 June to 5 August with a winner chosen by an expert panel later this summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/mb/mbdnt8zvpx7i6eoo.jpg"></p><p>Curb your cultural curiosities with the articles below:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149950585/inside-asif-khan-s-serpentine-pavilion-summer-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Asif Khan's Serpentine Pavilion Summer House</a></p></li><li><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149948715/london-s-natural-history-museum-to-create-outdoor-exhibition-spaces" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London's Natural History Museum to create outdoor exhibition spaces</a></li><li><p><a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/149938084/shortlist-for-new-museum-of-london-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for new Museum of London revealed</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948830/the-worst-thing-about-the-venice-biennale-its-critics-argues-phineas-harper The worst thing about the Venice Biennale? Its critics, argues Phineas Harper Justine Testado 2016-06-01T14:18:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T01:05:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1aqyvh04ye1vqzw.jpg" width="514" height="443" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This biennale was not perfect. None are. And frankly I wonder whether Venice can ever be a fit venue for a serious interrogation of issues more profound than the Campari or Aperol conundrum. The vernissage is, at heart, a schmoozey, boozey networking knees-up in which the architectural great and good cheek-kiss their way down Via Garibaldi occasionally glancing in a pavilion. Arevena knew this all too well when he set out to give the festival some bite.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Architecture Foundation Deputy Director/Turncoats founder&nbsp;Phineas Harper&nbsp;gives his two cents on critics' self-righteous reactions to the Venice Biennale.</p><p>Find more Archinect coverage on the 2016 Venice Biennale in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/611513/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">News</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/743426/2016-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Features</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941744/how-neoliberalism-is-changing-us-for-the-worse How neoliberalism is changing us (for the worse) Nicholas Korody 2016-04-21T12:50:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T23:40:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fs/fs903w8290leddk3.jpg" width="514" height="338" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We tend to perceive our identities as stable and largely separate from outside forces. But over decades of research and therapeutic practice, I have become convinced that economic change is having a profound effect not only on our values but also on our personalities. Thirty years of neoliberalism, free-market forces and privatisation have taken their toll, as relentless pressure to achieve has become normative.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"If you&rsquo;re reading this sceptically, I put this simple statement to you: meritocratic neoliberalism favours certain personality traits and penalises others."</em></p><p>In this op-ed, Paul Verhaeghe asserts that neoliberalism has weakened social ties and pitted workers against one another in a constant struggle to become "successful." In the process, we've started to develop personality traits that resemble a checklist of psychopathy characteristics.&nbsp;</p><p>Neoliberalism's effects aren't confined to the workplace, but rather extend into the urban fabric. Read more:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143595050/next-up-mini-session-16-toma" target="_blank">Next Up Mini-Session #16: TOMA</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/blog/article/90616955/part-1-of-2-is-neoliberal-capitalism-the-right-model-to-shape-our-future-cities" target="_blank">Is neoliberal capitalism the right model to shape our future cities?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95105107/charter-citizen" target="_blank">Charter Citizen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92309906/resilience-and-neoliberalism" target="_blank">Resilience and neoliberalism</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135577259/is-individual-expression-in-architecture-at-risk" target="_blank">Is "individual expression" in architecture at risk?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149935222/architecture-after-capitalism-in-a-world-without-work" target="_blank">Architecture after capitalism, in a world without work</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941146/inflatable-museum-to-provide-additional-learning-support-to-disadvantaged-areas-of-manchester “Inflatable Museum” to provide additional learning support to disadvantaged areas of Manchester Ellen Hancock 2016-04-18T12:43:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T01:05:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/px/pxbe3d68j1hrhec9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An &ldquo;Inflatable Museum&rdquo; is about to be launched in Greater Manchester with the aim of bringing exhibits and educational programmes to schools in disadvantaged districts of the city. It is transportable in a van, can be blown up in under half an hour and can accommodate a full school class. It incorporates moveable cabinets, a large open presentation area and high definition projection equipment.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Relating stories in the Archinect News:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940645/riba-launches-2016-funding-for-new-architecture-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940743/the-price-of-keeping-britain-s-downton-abbeys-from-crumbling" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumbling</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/145288644/new-year-new-you-how-a-few-uk-firms-are-switching-up-their-game" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New year, new you: how a few UK firms are switching up their game</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142282568/rem-koolhaas-to-design-manchester-arts-center-the-factory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas to design Manchester arts center, "The Factory"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940818/jens-bertelsen-co-founder-of-bertelsen-scheving-shares-his-favorite-local-sites-in-copenhagen Jens Bertelsen, co-founder of Bertelsen & Scheving, shares his favorite local sites in Copenhagen Justine Testado 2016-04-15T14:03:00-04:00 >2016-05-04T00:27:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vy/vywyllyuabrmf6qe.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way.&nbsp;How do designers experience their cities as locals?</p><p>Many a listicle have mentioned Copenhagen as one of the most livable cities in the world with the happiest residents. How could that be? &ldquo;Perhaps [it is] because Copenhagen is designed for people &mdash; for life. From architecture to infrastructure to food and culture, Copenhagen has plenty to offer&rdquo;, describes <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141208175/the-queen-s-architect-listen-to-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-2-with-jens-bertelsen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jens Bertelsen</a>, CEO and a founding partner of locally based practice&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/bertelsenscheving" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bertelsen &amp; Scheving</a>. Archinect reached out to the firm, and Bertelsen shared some of his favorite undiscovered places around town that the architecturally inclined traveler is sure to enjoy.</p><p><strong>From N&oslash;rreport to the hip N&oslash;rrebro</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/go/gofmq9ohjr5bzeh6.jpg"></p><p>Experience the streets with LOTS of bicycles. Watch the cyclists and the newly rebuild N&oslash;rreport train station. Take a walk from N&oslash;rreport St. to Queen Louise&rsquo;s Bridge and experience the tons of cyclists and pedestrians at what has become an unusual...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149940643/brunel-s-thames-tunnel-transformed-into-an-underground-theatre Brunel’s Thames Tunnel transformed into an underground theatre Ellen Hancock 2016-04-14T11:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T00:31:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aa/aae8020fc213746b86e75fa4bef7dc13.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Called the Grand Entrance Hall, the underground space &ndash; opening today &ndash; will be run by The Brunel Museum and is set to host plays, operas, concerts and even weddings. Architects Tate Harmer breathed new life into the 1843 Grade II*-listed shaft &ndash; originally designed by civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father Marc &ndash; adding a cantilevered staircase to make the 75ft-deep hall accessible.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Discover more UK content here:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149940510/serpentine-galleries-appoints-yana-peel-as-new-ceo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Galleries appoints Yana Peel as new CEO</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149939854/a-tall-order-wooden-skyscraper-could-become-britain-s-second-tallest-building" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A tall order? Wooden skyscraper could become Britain's second tallest building</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938943/stock-bricks-to-brutalism-housing-design-in-poplar" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stock bricks to Brutalism: housing design in Poplar</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938251/the-unbranded-hybrid-approach-of-the-edinburgh-school-of-architecture-and-landscape" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The unbranded, hybrid approach of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149939310/david-choe-why-saving-banksy-means-saving-yourself David Choe: "Why Saving Banksy Means Saving Yourself" Alexander Walter 2016-04-09T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T14:28:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/12h647qqeohjpjzj.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Who the fuck cares what Banksy&rsquo;s real name is. You should care about his art instead, what he&rsquo;s given you, and stop trying to take more than what&rsquo;s to be had. Don&rsquo;t deny yourself great artistic creativity simply to satisfy the curiosity of some blip of an itch that will deny him his anonymity to create. Doing that will make you less than the worst, you wouldn&rsquo;t even be a super villain scientist, but a spectator searching for a sport to watch that you&rsquo;re too inept to participate in.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134648866/banksy-about-to-open-dismaland-pop-up-exhibition-in-british-seaside-resort" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy about to open "Dismaland" pop-up exhibition in British seaside resort</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98265346/an-interview-with-man-behind-the-stealing-banksy-auction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An interview with man behind the &ldquo;Stealing Banksy?&rdquo; auction</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85165399/banksy-s-unpublished-nyt-op-ed-declares-new-wtc-is-the-biggest-eyesore-in-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Banksy's unpublished NYT op-ed declares new WTC is the biggest eyesore in New York</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937018/austin-mayor-steve-adler-on-the-city-s-growing-pains Austin Mayor Steve Adler on the city's growing pains Justine Testado 2016-03-29T13:44:00-04:00 >2016-03-30T13:39:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r7/r7pryap6kar6e6k7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We&rsquo;re growing faster than any other metropolitan area in the country, and we have been for the last five years...And the challenges are, with all the growth that we&rsquo;re having, we&rsquo;re going to stop being the city that we imagine that we are, that we remember being. We have to grow to be the city that we still recognize. So those challenges are not optional challenges for us to deal with, they&rsquo;re the challenges for us to deal with.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As Austin rapidly becomes an "it" city, how will the city keep its character? <em>Metropolis</em> talks with Austin Mayor Steve Adler about the multiple challenges ahead.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935978/seven-u-s-cities-competing-to-be-the-smartest-in-urban-transit-systems" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seven U.S. cities competing to be the "smartest" in urban transit systems</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149506749/guns-in-the-studio-texas-new-campus-carry-law-prompted-architecture-dean-fritz-steiner-to-resign-he-joins-us-to-discuss-the-law-s-effect-on-architecture-education-on-archinect-sessions-55" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guns in the Studio: Texas' new campus carry law prompted Architecture Dean Fritz Steiner to resign. He joins us to discuss the law's effect on architecture education, on Archinect Sessions #55</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140157923/entrepreneurs-look-to-tackle-austin-s-traffic-woes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Entrepreneurs look to tackle Austin's traffic woes</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935985/rising-popularity-of-urban-exploration-on-social-media-is-leading-to-more-injuries-and-deaths Rising popularity of urban exploration on social media is leading to more injuries and deaths Nicholas Korody 2016-03-22T14:30:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T14:30:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vs/vssx1zxh5ghdniwp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A rising number of daredevil stunts such as scaling skyscrapers and parachuting from tall structures is being fuelled by competition for online acclaim, according to &ldquo;urban explorers&rdquo;, who warn more people are dying as a result. The immense popularity of online videos of people climbing the world&rsquo;s tallest buildings, including the London Shard, had turned urban exploration, which traditionally involves surreptitiously exploring the off-limits corners of towns and cities, into an extreme sport</p></em><br /><br /><p>Urban exploration, or "urbex," has a long and interesting history, involving clandestine networks of people sharing skills and knowledge of the infrastructure of cities. But, driven more by a desire for likes than exploration, people are increasingly getting themselves into dangerous situations and sometimes even killed, according to researchers.</p><p>For related content, check out some past coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140026317/exploring-china-s-urban-decay" target="_blank">Exploring China's urban decay</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128177632/bradley-garrett-on-the-importance-of-gonzo-journalism-for-understanding-cities" target="_blank">Bradley Garrett on the importance of gonzo journalism for understanding cities</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139947528/geoff-manaugh-smout-allen-and-co-investigate-the-future-of-los-angeles-in-a-new-exhibition-at-the-usc-libraries" target="_blank">Geoff Manaugh, Smout Allen, and co. investigate the future of Los Angeles in a new exhibition at the USC Libraries</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/35921/suburbia-explored" target="_blank">Suburbia Explored</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149935964/sex-pistols-graffiti-secures-famous-tin-pan-alley-building-grade-2-listed-status Sex Pistols graffiti secures famous Tin Pan Alley building Grade 2* listed status Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T13:23:00-04:00 >2016-03-22T13:55:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s0/s039x94z6f19bxpy.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The cartoon drawings and graffiti scrawled all over the 1970s hangout of the Sex Pistols - a former silversmith&rsquo;s workshop attached to a townhouse in London&rsquo;s Denmark Street &ndash; have helped the building be awarded Grade 2* Listed Status. The decision by the Department of Culture, Media &amp; Sport, on advice from Historic England, is a major victory in the campaign to maintain Denmark Street, known as &ldquo;Tin Pan Alley&rdquo;, which is widely seen as a spiritual home for British popular music.</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/149935855/the-design-museum-s-new-home-to-open-this-november-in-kensington The Design Museum's new home to open this November in Kensington Ellen Hancock 2016-03-22T03:39:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T22:54:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dae72b29b1d68aedaeaa9ed8f89c7095.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The contemporary design champion&nbsp;is moving from its current location in Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building, a Grade II*-listed 1960s landmark conceived by architects RJMM. Its new home, which is being remodelled by designer John Pawson, will provide three times more space and have a learning centre, auditorium, library and a &lsquo;Designers in Residence&rsquo; studio.</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/148523133/the-conscious-cities-conference-is-fast-approaching-register-now The Conscious Cities Conference is fast approaching! Register now Archinect 2016-02-22T03:00:00-05:00 >2016-02-28T00:45:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j0/j040wgf2hwdogor4.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The inaugural Conscious Cities Conference is a little over one week away. Happening&nbsp;at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://thecubelondon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.&nbsp;Don't forget to register if you haven't yet.</p><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. The conference&nbsp;will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to thematic questions throughout the event.</p><p><strong>Professor Carlo Ratti</strong>, director of MIT's SENSEable City Lab, will deliver the keynote speech. Other confirmed speakers include:</p><ul><li><strong>Philip Tidd</strong>, Consulting Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler</li><li><strong>Dr. Jon Goodbun</strong>, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, University of Westminster</li><li><strong>Panos Mavros</strong>, res...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/147448793/register-for-the-conscious-cities-conference-featuring-keynote-carlo-ratti-of-mit-s-senseable-city-lab Register for the Conscious Cities Conference, featuring keynote Carlo Ratti of MIT's SENSEable City Lab Archinect 2016-02-08T20:31:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T20:36:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2n/2ng63fgfx8f5rijc.jpg" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Conscious Cities Conference will delve into the evolving relationship between human behavior and the built environment, and the economic impact it creates. Taking place at Arup's London office on March 1, the one-day conference is the UK's first event of its kind and is part of the&nbsp;year-long Health, Wellbeing and Architecture programming from the <a href="http://www.museumofarchitecture.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Architecture</a> and <a href="http://thecubelondon.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THECUBE</a>.</p><p>The collision of technology with the millennial mindset of knowledge exchange and collaboration is changing the way people work and live. As a result, architects, planners, developers and policy-makers must respond to the urgency for cities to meet these new needs by creating the right infrastructure to support growth.</p><p>Conscious Cities will address four different themes that focus on the connection between neuroscience and architecture, with leading experts from both fields responding to the following questions:</p><ul><li>How does the built environment affect behavior and cognition?</li><li>How can the latest findings in n...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/145267758/to-preserve-cultural-memory-these-syrian-refugees-recreate-lost-monuments-in-miniature To preserve cultural memory, these Syrian refugees recreate lost monuments in miniature Alexander Walter 2016-01-08T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:10:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ul/ulau559jmlpxbw4t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A group of six amateur artists living in the heart of Jordan&rsquo;s Za&rsquo;atari refugee camp, host to nearly 80,000 Syrians, has worked together to recreate famous landmarks, which once stood proudly in the western Asian country, in dedication to its long and rich history. [...] &ldquo;There are lots of kids living here who have never seen Syria or who have no memory of it. They know more about Jordan than about their own country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140958669/the-new-monument-men-with-3d-cameras-and-gps-data-against-cultural-annihilation-in-syria-and-beyond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The new Monument Men: with 3D cameras and GPS data against cultural annihilation in Syria and beyond</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144582510/3d-printing-will-recreate-destroyed-palmyra-arch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">3D printing will recreate destroyed Palmyra arch</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138261747/isis-militants-have-reportedly-blown-up-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ISIS militants have reportedly blown up Palmyra's Arch of Triumph</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143597471/roam-l-a-s-westside-with-these-travel-tips-from-ehrlich-architects-takashi-yanai Roam L.A.'s Westside with these travel tips from Ehrlich Architects' Takashi Yanai Justine Testado 2015-12-18T19:41:00-05:00 >2015-12-28T01:29:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xuklui0pml56ss8y.jpg" width="514" height="515" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way.&nbsp;How do designers experience their cities as locals?</p><p>Head westbound on the traffic-laden streets of Los Angeles and chances are that you'll find yourself in the aptly named&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westside_(Los_Angeles_County)" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Westside</a>. This loosely bordered part of the city is a hodgepodge of districts that include the Hollywood set-like mansions of Beverly Hills, Miracle Mile in Mid-Wilshire, and quirky beachside Venice, to name a few. Aside from that, the Westside is home to a number of well-loved architectural landmarks, as well as where some of today's most famous architects established their careers decades ago.</p><p>Archinect got in touch with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118367994/talking-multicultural-modernism-with-ehrlich-architects-on-archinect-sessions-episode-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Takashi Yanai</a>, Partner and Director of the Residential Studio at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/12555/ehrlich-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ehrlich Architects</a>, who shared a chockfull of must-see sites around his "neck of the L.A. woods", as he described. Check out Yanai's suggestions &mdash; and some of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/t_yanai/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">his Instagram</a>&nbsp;shots &mdash; right below to rediscover old favorites or find something c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/143132832/how-l-a-can-reboot-its-creative-economy-so-artists-can-actually-live-in-town How L.A. can reboot its "creative economy" so artists can actually live in town Justine Testado 2015-12-11T14:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-11T14:27:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r3/r3rnc3ou1vhjvgdd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But if L.A. is going to remain a creative capital, its civic and cultural leaders are going to need to do more than offer really great talk about how great we are...This can start with the Otis Report on the Creative Economy...If this report is to be more than just a feel-good data dump, it could use some solid recommendations on how L.A. compares to other cities culturally and how we might improve the situation for artists and cultural organizations, both small and large.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about arts districts on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134055238/venice-beach-s-ongoing-grapple-with-the-tech-titan-invasion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Beach's ongoing grapple with the tech titan invasion</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125896734/downtown-la-s-vision-of-an-architecture-and-design-super-cluster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA's vision of an architecture and design super cluster</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140828555/how-one-urban-planner-is-helping-revamp-a-miami-suburb-without-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How one urban planner is helping revamp a Miami suburb "without gentrification"</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132661925/with-a-little-compromise-illegal-urban-squats-like-ljubljana-s-metelkova-mesto-can-do-a-city-good" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">With a little compromise, illegal urban squats like Ljubljana's Metelkova Mesto can do a city good</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108641438/how-many-artists-does-it-take-to-make-an-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District?</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/142590884/explore-warsaw-with-these-travel-tips-from-four-o-nine-co-founder-lukasz-kos Explore Warsaw with these travel tips from Four O Nine co-founder Lukasz Kos Justine Testado 2015-12-04T18:53:00-05:00 >2015-12-18T12:23:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j3/j36aayn7u0tsaheg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way.&nbsp;How do designers experience their cities as locals?</p><p>A tumultuous sequence of political upheaval and renewal just within the last century has transformed Warsaw into a bustling incubator of creativity for architects, designers, and artists &mdash; and the world is taking notice. For a glimpse into the city's emerging design scene, Archinect reached out to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/117980971/four-o-nine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four O Nine</a> co-founder Lukasz Kos, who manages the practice's Warsaw office (Also see Andrei Zerebecky's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141012454/four-o-nine-s-andrei-zerebecky-shares-his-must-see-architectural-sites-in-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shanghai guide</a>). Kos shared some can't-miss spots around town that he would recommend to the architecturally inclined traveler.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/kj/kjzh9oxcbxh4bx3p.jpg"><br><em>Lukasz Kos. Photo <a href="http://four-o-nine.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">via</a>.</em></p><p><em>Warsaw is a city with a recent history of violent changes. In the span of the last 100 years it has seen colonization twice by the Russians; experienced cruel and nearly complete destruction at the hands of the Germans, leaving the city of over one million with just 1,000 occupants after WWII; sla...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141461105/architect-paul-michael-davis-shares-his-favorite-pitstops-around-seattle-s-capitol-hill-neighborhood Architect Paul Michael Davis shares his favorite pitstops around Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood Justine Testado 2015-11-20T13:30:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:46:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r5/r5jwgcxxszf9tvb0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>No two people, let alone architects, perceive even the most frequented cities in the same way.&nbsp;How do designers experience their cities as locals?</p><p>The coastal city of Seattle, Washington is not as "sleepy" as some would assume. It's full of gems that the architecturally inclined traveler can appreciate &mdash; aside obvious landmarks like the Seattle Central Library, the Experience Music Project, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and of course, the Space Needle, among other tourist hotspots. Not too far away from the central downtown area is Capitol Hill. Never heard of it? No need to be a bespectacled, coffee-guzzling, plaid-sporting millennial to enjoy this part of town. Archinect reached out to locally based architect <a href="http://archinect.com/paulmichaeldavis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Michael Davis</a>, who shared some of his favorite spots around this charming neighborhood that non-locals might overlook.</p><p>Give Paul Michael Davis' "stops" a try the next time you venture out to Seattle, and you might discover something new about this part of the Pacific Northwe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141220311/leading-street-artists-weigh-in-on-the-gentrification-debate Leading street artists weigh in on the gentrification debate Alexander Walter 2015-11-16T18:32:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T23:11:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gi/gilypdobb0rbnjl1.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week, the online street art community was abuzz about an article by Rafael Schacter for The Conversation, From dissident to decorative: why street art sold out and gentrified our cities. [...] Basically, Schacter argues that street art isn&rsquo;t rebellious anymore. Rather, that it&rsquo;s most notable form is as a tool used by corporations to spur gentrification. Agree or disagree, the article is a must-read.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Vandalog author RJ Rushmore reached out to some of the influential figures in street art and muralism to get their reactions to <a href="https://theconversation.com/from-dissident-to-decorative-why-street-art-sold-out-and-gentrified-our-cities-46030" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Schacter's claim</a> that street art has sold out and become complicit in the corporate gentrification of our cities. He received responses from Buff Monster, Living Walls, 1xRun, Jeffrey Deitch, Libray Street Collective, Tristan Eaton, John Fekner, Gaia, Ganzeer, Carlo McCormick, The Painted Desert Project, Jessie Unterhalter, Vexta, Wall Therapy and shared their views <a href="https://blog.vandalog.com/2015/11/has-street-art-sold-out-and-gentrified-our-cities/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related news and one exclusive interview with Buff Monster on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140944999/a-closer-look-at-the-often-complicated-relationship-between-placemaking-and-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A closer look at the often complicated relationship between placemaking and gentrification</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131021521/detroit-issues-arrest-for-vandal-shepard-fairey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit issues arrest for "vandal" Shepard Fairey</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/46913/candy-coated-city-non-sequitur-interviews-buff-monster" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Candy Coated City: Non Sequitur interviews Buff Monster</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/140875923/take-the-10-to-the-110-to-the-101-why-southern-californians-say-the-before-freeway-numbers "Take the 10 to the 110 to the 101": Why Southern Californians say "the" before freeway numbers Justine Testado 2015-11-11T13:14:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:13:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qrx8fmqd28cdlxw.jpg" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Southern Californians have a distinctive &mdash; 'Saturday Night Live's' Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig might say funny &mdash; way of giving directions. To get from Santa Monica to Hollywood, take the 10 to the 110 to the 101. Burbank to San Diego? The 134 to the 5. And, if you can, always avoid the 405. Why the definite articles?...Most of North America, in fact, omits the 'the' before route numbers.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about L.A. freeways on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Christopher Hawthorne on repairing L.A.'s long-broken relationship with its freeways" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133743642/christopher-hawthorne-on-repairing-l-a-s-long-broken-relationship-with-its-freeways" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne on repairing L.A.'s long-broken relationship with its freeways</a></p><p><a title="Largest wildlife overpass in U.S. proposed for L.A.'s 101 Freeway, could ease area's roadkill problem" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135818686/largest-wildlife-overpass-in-u-s-proposed-for-l-a-s-101-freeway-could-ease-area-s-roadkill-problem" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Largest wildlife overpass in U.S. proposed for L.A.'s 101 Freeway, could ease area's roadkill problem</a></p><p><a title="Ode to the Stack, Los Angeles's iconic infrastructure" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125364007/ode-to-the-stack-los-angeles-s-iconic-infrastructure" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ode to the Stack, Los Angeles's iconic infrastructure</a></p><p><a title="Southern California not so sprawling after all" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97119254/southern-california-not-so-sprawling-after-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Southern California not so sprawling after all</a></p><p><a title="LA's Unbuilt Freeways" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112437604/la-s-unbuilt-freeways" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA's Unbuilt Freeways</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/139616789/is-america-actually-shifting-away-from-its-car-obsession-not-entirely Is America actually shifting away from its car obsession? Not entirely. Justine Testado 2015-10-23T18:45:00-04:00 >2015-11-05T11:57:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/em/em2barc5boaqw7u0.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The plateauing and decline in U.S. vehicle miles traveled per capita that occurred between [2005-2014] was described by some hopeful commentators as a dramatic shift that was indicative of the preferences of a new workforce...Marginal changes in the way a new generation behaves...cannot overcome the realities of a country where more than three-fourths of jobs are located more than three miles from downtowns and where only one-fourth of homes are in places that their residents refer to as urban.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More about car transit on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139609547/welcome-to-evanston-illinois-the-carless-suburbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Welcome to Evanston, Illinois: the carless suburbia</a></p><p><a title="Dawn of the self-driving car: testing out Tesla's autopilot function" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139476208/dawn-of-the-self-driving-car-testing-out-tesla-s-autopilot-function" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dawn of the self-driving car: testing out Tesla's autopilot function</a></p><p><a title="From California to Texas, car culture is losing its monopoly" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134108329/from-california-to-texas-car-culture-is-losing-its-monopoly" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">From California to Texas, car culture is losing its monopoly</a></p><p><a title="Can a loss of driver autonomy save lives?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137951306/can-a-loss-of-driver-autonomy-save-lives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can a loss of driver autonomy save lives?</a></p><p><a title="Designers imagine a world of self-driving, mobile offices" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126364209/designers-imagine-a-world-of-self-driving-mobile-offices" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Designers imagine a world of self-driving, mobile offices</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134799982/new-heneghan-peng-designed-palestinian-museum-to-open-in-may-2016 New Heneghan Peng-designed Palestinian Museum to open in May 2016 Justine Testado 2015-08-21T16:30:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T19:28:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9737q2u6bmyu0qn.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new museum dedicated to the history and culture of Palestine over the last two centuries is due to open in May next year in Birzeit...In a controversial move, the planned launch date coincides with the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, when the Israeli state was established in 1948 and more than 750,000 Palestinians went into exile. 'The decision to open the museum on May 15 is designed to underline the enduring importance of the Nakba to the museum&rsquo;s work,' says [museum director] Jack Persekian</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Israel-Palestine: Hope through architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/96562388/israel-palestine-hope-through-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Israel-Palestine: Hope through architecture</a></p><p><a title="Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104194736/gaza-attacks-lethal-warnings" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gaza attacks: Lethal warnings</a></p><p><a title="After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122663096/after-banksy-the-parkour-guide-to-gaza" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">After Banksy: the parkour guide to Gaza</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134729252/melbourne-is-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fifth-consecutive-year Melbourne is world’s most liveable city for fifth consecutive year Alexander Walter 2015-08-20T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:23:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qd29h4nmycap13z.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In any event, it's as you were for the "haves" at the top of list, with Melbourne taking the top spot for a fifth year running, with Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto and Adelaide/Calgary (tied at 5) completing the top five most livable cities in 2015. [...] these cities have "relatively few challenges to living standards," and enjoy a good infrastructure, healthcare system and a low murder rate. Unsurprisingly, Damascus remains the least livable city, with Syria embroiled in a bloody civil war.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other articles related to <em>liveability</em> on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134719585/think-you-live-in-a-nice-county-find-out-where-it-stands-on-the-nationwide-natural-amenities-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Think you live in a nice county? Find out where it stands on the nationwide Natural Amenities Index.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108103352/planning-for-local-and-liveable-neighbourhoods-in-melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Planning for Local and Liveable Neighbourhoods in Melbourne</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580917/is-jan-gehl-winning-his-battle-to-make-our-cities-liveable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134516420/new-orleans-deliberates-how-to-dismantle-statues-of-u-s-confederate-figures New Orleans deliberates how to dismantle statues of U.S. Confederate figures Justine Testado 2015-08-18T09:36:00-04:00 >2015-08-19T23:09:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gtc35rdcnmzdzb8p.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The question of the monuments&rsquo; removal comes after several US states...have withdrawn the Confederate flag, acknowledging it as a symbol of racial hate...The [statues] are on public land 'which means that African American tax money is being used to maintain them', [says Carol Bebelle, co-chair of the Mayor&rsquo;s committee for racial reconciliation]. 'What does it mean to be a city that pays tribute to part of its history that was about oppressing the major portion of its population?'</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="That new Texas Confederate Memorial on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130178109/that-new-texas-confederate-memorial-on-martin-luther-king-jr-drive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">That new Texas Confederate Memorial on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive</a></p><p><a title="Documentary to Explore Racial Discrimination in Transportation Planning" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112494619/documentary-to-explore-racial-discrimination-in-transportation-planning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Documentary to Explore Racial Discrimination in Transportation Planning</a></p><p><a title="Building the First Slavery Museum in America" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121968291/building-the-first-slavery-museum-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building the First Slavery Museum in America</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134506768/art-museums-are-more-popular-than-ever-but-what-about-the-art-inside Art museums are more popular than ever – but what about the art inside? Nicholas Korody 2015-08-17T18:14:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T21:53:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8r/8rq9t0n4vo02ke40.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>...What [Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao] showed, [is that] if you picked a remote part of the world and put a world-class museum in it, the world would beat a path to your door. That's the so-called "Bilbao Effect," but you'll notice that doesn't mention art; it mentions tourism, travel and finance. I feel we're in a strange time where we're building furious Potemkin villages of seeming life, behind which, if you looked with the right eyes, you would see cobwebs and skeletons.</p></em><br /><br /><p>NPR has curated a list of noteworthy-quotes from&nbsp;Michael Lewis, an art history professor at Williams College, who's interviewed in the recent issue of <a href="https://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/how-art-became-irrelevant/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Commentary Magazine</a>.</p><p>Never before has art sold better or museums drawn larger crowds. Yet, according to Lewis at least, most Americans have become "indifferent" to art.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4walk1csu47nx8a.jpg"></p><p>Lewis isn't the first to note that today's spectacular museums serve as a fa&ccedil;ade that hides a pitiful situation in contemporary art. The contemporary artist and pioneer of institutional critique, Andrea Fraser, made a video in 2001 that touched on exactly this issue.</p><p>Entitled,&nbsp;<em>Little Frank and His Carp</em>, the work (posted below; warning, vaguely NSFW) features Fraser as she tours the lobby of the newly-opened Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. As Fraser listens to the audio guide describe the architecture in gushing, ecstatic terms, the artist herself verges on a near-sexual experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dm/dm8jf35viu7gywkx.jpg"></p><p>In a 2005 interview, excerpted on <a href="http://www.ubu.com/film/fraser_frank.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UbuWeb</a>, Fraser explains, "What struck me about the audio tour...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134125235/examining-the-spatial-crime-of-burglary Examining the spatial crime of burglary Justine Testado 2015-08-12T19:50:00-04:00 >2015-08-15T16:48:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vl/vl1je6ptpnjavan5.jpg" width="514" height="689" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Burglary is a spatial crime: its very definition requires architecture...Indeed, burglary's architectural interest comes not from its ubiquity, but from its unexpected, often surprisingly subtle misuse of the built environment. Burglars approach buildings differently, often seeking modes of entry other than doors and approaching buildings&mdash;whole cites&mdash;as if they're puzzles waiting to be solved or beaten.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="The Secret Service wants to build a fake White House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123209093/the-secret-service-wants-to-build-a-fake-white-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Secret Service wants to build a fake White House</a></p><p><a title="Architecture of paranoia" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125922478/architecture-of-paranoia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture of paranoia</a></p><p><a title="Curbing violence through better architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124278840/curbing-violence-through-better-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbing violence through better architecture</a></p><p><a title="Singapore's Sterile Authoritarianism" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117657928/singapore-s-sterile-authoritarianism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Singapore's Sterile Authoritarianism</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134027043/admire-the-diversity-of-african-vernacular-architecture-in-this-growing-online-database Admire the diversity of African vernacular architecture in this growing online database Justine Testado 2015-08-11T12:48:00-04:00 >2015-08-12T22:42:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sf70r9wh8vtzsb33.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Jon] Sojkowski worries that these building types, made with materials that are abundant in Africa and sustainable, will soon be lost to history because of a misconception that they are inefficient, outdated and only used by the poor. At one point during his research, he met a man who told him he wanted a Western-style metal roof. 'I asked him why, and he said, &lsquo;Because then I would be somebody,' Sojkowski recalls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Since architect Jon Sojkowski launched his <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">African vernacular architecture database</a> last year, he has amassed a broad range of photos showcasing the traditional building techniques and materials from 48 countries. <a href="http://www.africavernaculararchitecture.com/contact-submit/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Photo submissions</a> are also welcome.</p><p>You can also check out video clips from Sojkowski's <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/africanarchitecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">YouTube channel</a>.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121971507/a-look-at-africa-s-modernist-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A Look at Africa's Modernist Architecture</a></p><p><a title="Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118430634/toshiko-mori-designs-pro-bono-a-new-artists-residency-in-senegal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal</a></p><p><a title='Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/104423180/architecture-for-humanity-designed-football-for-hope-centers-give-african-youth-a-solid-start" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture for Humanity-designed "Football for Hope" Centers give African youth a solid start</a></p><p><a title="Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98959683/apartheid-ended-20-years-ago-so-why-is-cape-town-still-a-paradise-for-the-few" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apartheid ended 20 years ago, so why is Cape Town still 'a paradise for the few'?</a></p><p><a title="Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105016006/cape-town-to-house-new-contemporary-art-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cape Town to House New Contemporary Art Museum </a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133660145/oana-stanescu-the-architect-behind-kanye-s-volcano-talks-to-ny-times-about-pushing-design-boundaries-via-pop-culture Oana Stanescu, the architect behind Kanye's volcano, talks to NY Times about pushing design boundaries via pop culture Justine Testado 2015-08-06T18:45:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yc/ycutqhqufoyr5imh.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a serious architect who has designed public housing in Dallas and a bridge in Slovenia, it may come as a surprise that Oana Stanescu&rsquo;s best-known work is a 50-foot-high volcano that Kanye West ascended onstage during his grandiose Yeezus tour...Along with Dong-Ping Wong, her partner in the West Village architectural firm Family, Ms. Stanescu is making a name for herself in design circles for her ability to merge pop culture with utilitarian design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more Family on Archinect, you can check out <a href="http://archinect.com/blog/21448823/architecture-school-of-tm-romania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oana's archived Archinect School Blog</a>, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119446273/pool-installation-to-open-at-the-ace-hotel-in-ny-next-month" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+POOL</a>, and the firm's <a href="http://archinect.com/Family" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other cool projects</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/132661925/with-a-little-compromise-illegal-urban-squats-like-ljubljana-s-metelkova-mesto-can-do-a-city-good With a little compromise, illegal urban squats like Ljubljana's Metelkova Mesto can do a city good Justine Testado 2015-07-24T19:38:00-04:00 >2015-08-08T17:46:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7f/7fmgsznbngzcm9vy.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The irony of [Metelkova Mesto's] transformation &ndash; from the military arm of a censorious regime to a tolerant artistic community &ndash; is what makes the regeneration project of this space so encouraging...Metelkova, in contrast, has built its image firmly on its artistic and cultural credentials. It&rsquo;s autonomous, but not anarchistic; liberal, but not lawless.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Developer wants to re-use and trademark the 5Pointz name for their new residential towers" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112872633/developer-wants-to-re-use-and-trademark-the-5pointz-name-for-their-new-residential-towers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developer wants to re-use and trademark the 5Pointz name for their new residential towers</a></p><p><a title="Muralists and the fragile relationship with the buildings they paint on" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131334432/muralists-and-the-fragile-relationship-with-the-buildings-they-paint-on" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Muralists and the fragile relationship with the buildings they paint on</a></p><p><a title="The Uncertain Future of Slab City, California" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122835818/the-uncertain-future-of-slab-city-california" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Uncertain Future of Slab City, California</a></p><p><a title="Herzog &amp; de Meuron to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130331694/herzog-de-meuron-to-redevelop-berlin-s-infamous-tacheles-cultural-center-locals-fear-gentrification" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron to redevelop Berlin&rsquo;s infamous Tacheles cultural center; locals fear gentrification</a></p>