Archinect - News 2014-11-22T19:21:31-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/110890667/editor-s-picks-388 Editor's Picks #388 Nam Henderson 2014-10-10T12:37:00-04:00 >2014-10-10T13:13:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cr/cr5e5c8nitt3jh00.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;continued her <strong>Material Witness</strong>. In <strong>#5</strong> she analyzed "<em>Wings of Desire</em>", "<em>Billy Elliot</em>"&nbsp;and "<em>In the Mood for Love</em>", for lessons about <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/110346994/material-witness-5-cultural-gerrymandering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cultural Gerrymandering</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_ </strong>is appreciative "<em>See Julia Ingalis quote above...there is more beer in the fridge...Enjoying this Feature!</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo4q2etlseoz50z3.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;launched a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/109656462/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-part-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">column</a> which "<em>will serve to highlight architectures in the Anthropocene that choose the latter. Moreover, it will explore ways in which the Anthropocene thesis changes notions of architecture</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0wqcbomn2eodqev.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110262611/architectural-history-in-tiny-tokyo-capsules" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence France-Presse spoke with Masato Abe</a>, founder of the Save Nakagin Capsule Tower Project.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/alex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexander Walter</a>&nbsp;pointed out "<em>You can even spend a night in a capsule thanks to Airbnb....</em><em><a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1305889" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> or <a href="https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1860409" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a></em>".</p><p><a href="http://ziauddinsardar.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ziauddin Sardar</a> bemoaned <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110235274/has-mecca-been-robbed-of-its-history" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Destruction of Mecca</a>.&nbsp;<strong>EKE</strong> confirmed "<em>I visited the kingdom in 2000, and spent time in Riyadh, Jeddah and Mecca. &nbsp;Yes, they are being robbed of their history, and they are doing it to themselves. ..erasing so much of the local vernacular</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1jflur4k6cp2z72.jpg"></p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/tylerhopf/status/517342193086775296" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tyler...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75830098/editor-s-picks-321 Editor's Picks #321 Nam Henderson 2013-06-25T11:32:00-04:00 >2013-07-06T07:48:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/od/odsqt7zhyfjcv4nt.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> For the latest edition of the Student Works: series Archinect featured work by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/74780159/student-works-ai-aa-athens-aa-istanbul-visiting-schools-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">two AA Visiting Schools one held in Athens &amp; the other in Istanbul</a>.&nbsp;Completed prior to the recent <strong>OccupyGezi</strong> unrest, Noise De-Former (one of the projects from the Istanbul school) "<em>aimed to materialize the fluctuating noise levels in Taksim Square by creating an interface which can regulate noise, enabling a more comfortable environment for the public resting in Gezi Park</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r40s8uqvtxtzeih1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Inspired by a recent discussion re: the Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>;&nbsp;highlighted&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/75520385/the-influence-of-robert-venturi-on-louis-kahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a significant thesis by then Master of Science in Architecture candidate Sam Rodell in Washington State University completed in 2008. In the thesis Mr. Rodell</a>, "<em>considers the question of how Louis Kahn&rsquo;s development as an architect was shaped by the influences of Robert Venturi. The personal and professional interaction between these two historically significant architects began late in Kahn&rsquo;s career and early in Ven...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68932802/the-financial-times-calls-zaha-an-unlikely-pushover-who-doesn-t-play-safe The Financial Times calls Zaha an "Unlikely ‘pushover’ who doesn’t play safe" Archinect 2013-03-06T15:08:00-05:00 >2013-03-16T21:35:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/da/dafb2d248f7636dac6adc479a049f0b6.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Referring to younger staff variously as &ldquo;kids&rdquo; or &ldquo;the children&rdquo;, Dame Zaha, cloaked in black and with smudges of fuchsia on both her eyes and lips, says she is approachable. Those who know her (and prefer not to be named) characterise her as volcanic &ndash; she blows up but then it&rsquo;s over. There are no lasting grudges. Her business partner, architect Patrik Schumacher, says the explosions are the byproduct of &ldquo;uncompromising standards&rdquo;, suggesting such bust-ups are normal in creative offices.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>She pulls the architect responsible to one side. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t care where [the lights go] as long as they&rsquo;re not in my presence,&rdquo; she snaps. Dame Zaha&rsquo;s two assistants stare at the ground. Moments later they fall to the floor to take off her high-heeled Martin Margiela ankle boots so she can walk five yards across the room.</em></p> <p> <em>Why does this globally renowned architect &ndash; the first female winner of the Pritzker award (considered the Nobel Prize of the field) &ndash; pick on her employees? &ldquo;Some people take the piss and I don&rsquo;t like that,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;People have to understand my limits. There is a point of no return. Most people who work with me know that line.&rdquo; You cannot run a business and be &ldquo;a complete doormat&rdquo;.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/29312704/call-for-submissions-conditions-issue-10-gossip Call for submissions, Conditions Issue #10: GOSSIP Archinect 2011-11-30T17:08:12-05:00 >2011-12-04T12:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vm/vmgmaoe4md7ptvva.jpg" width="514" height="126" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> What is the function of gossip in architecture? Let&rsquo;s face it, architects don&rsquo;t openly criticize or debate each others work in public; they prefer to gossip within their chosen networks, aiding social bonding through subtle passive aggression. Gossip has always been around in architecture as one of the oldest ways of sharing, maneuvering and convincing. But how does it manifest itself today within the instant culture of internet and social media? What is the role of gossip in contemporary networking? Has the logic of gossip and instant gratification also penetrated what we used to call architectural critique? How does the world of architecture really work? Why are some more successful than others? Why do some get their projects built and others not? Are they better architects? How important are networks? How do they work? Why don&rsquo;t the best projects always win the competition? Behind every project, office or architect there is a story that reveals the truth of how it really happen...</p>