Archinect - News 2015-03-05T21:27:34-05:00 Book: The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Şafak Orhan Ayyüce 2014-12-12T15:04:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:35:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sinan&rsquo;s life was extraordinary, spanning the rule of three sultans, responsible for hundreds of buildings and for shaping the face of Istanbul even to this day, and he was considered on a par with Michelangelo in the West.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In Elif &#350;afak's (pronounced Shafak)new novel<em> The Architect&rsquo;s Apprentice</em>&nbsp;the city is the real star, the teeming bustle of the streets, the whorehouses and palaces, the markets and mosques, the dungeons and bridges. And as the narrative progresses, the work of Sinan, Jahan, and Chota the elephant begins to take on greater meaning, the constant construction and destruction, the endless reinvention and renewal, acting as powerful metaphors. At one point Jahan realises that the secret of his master&rsquo;s success lies not in toughness or indestructibility, &ldquo;but in his ability to adapt to change and calamity, and to rebuild himself, again and again, out of the ruins&rdquo;. It&rsquo;s this kind of depth and breadth of scope that makes The Architect&rsquo;s Apprentice an absorbing and moving piece of work.</p> All those new museums? Now, the facts… Alexander Walter 2014-11-13T15:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:02:26-05:00 <img src="" width="442" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2010, the Fondazione di Venezia&mdash;a well-endowed and entrepreneurial foundation with its historic roots in Italy&rsquo;s regional banking system&mdash;launched an architectural competition for a cluster of buildings in the centre of Mestre, one of the mainland urban areas of Venice. [...] The three accompanying essays, by Marco De Michelis, Aaron Betsky and M9 architect Matthias Sauerbruch, are less granular. They provide an overview of and perspectives on the museum-building boom [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the "Writing Architecture" book giveaway Justine Testado 2014-10-23T19:21:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T19:54:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Written by Yale University lecturer and practitioner Carter Wiseman, <em>Writing Architecture: A Practical Guide to Clear Communication About the Built Environment<em> </em></em>is a guidebook recently published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trinity University Press</a> that discusses the techniques of writing architecture that is accessible and appealing, especially to non-architectural folks.</p><p>In our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">giveaway</a>, Archinectors shared some of their biggest hurdles when writing about architecture (sometimes with a little snarky humor). It was pretty tough picking only five. But without further ado, here are our lucky winners:</p><ul><li>Jean Pierre Walker, NY</li><li>ArchKatie, MN</li><li>Pawlz, VA</li><li>tint, CO</li><li>mohiashi, Brazil</li></ul><p>Congrats! And best of luck with all your writing endeavors. Last but not least, thanks to everyone that participated.</p> "Blue Urbanism" book takes urbanism out to sea Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-20T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:15:16-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We are the &lsquo;blue planet&rsquo; and everything we do here in cities is connected to and impacts the oceans. But we don&rsquo;t in the urban planning community think of connecting our work to oceans and ocean conservation.&rdquo; [...] Blue Urbanism ... explores the ways cities and oceans connect, such as through food, trash, the need for energy and commerce.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> The Life and Death of an Impossible City Alexander Walter 2014-08-13T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T21:06:27-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Darkness Revisited is a photo book and cultural history of Kowloon Walled City, a largely ungoverned, densely populated enclave within Hong Kong.[...] It was like nothing else in Hong Kong: a mass of interconnected 12- and 14-story buildings forming a single huge structure, its facade glowing from the light of hundreds of apartments and shops. Clearly there was no administrative oversight. It was too dense, too ad-hoc, too unrestrained. All this was clear before even entering the place.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A recent&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> helped photographers Greg Girard and Ian Lambot fund and complete the new edition of their book, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>City of Darkness Revisited</em></a>, about life in Hong Kong's legendary <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kowloon Walled City</a>.</p> Winners of the "Behind the Green Door - A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects" book giveaway Justine Testado 2014-08-07T13:00:00-04:00 >2014-08-07T13:01:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Time to announce the winners of the Rotor + Oslo Architectural Triennale <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Behind the Green Door" book giveaway</a> we had last month.</p><p>Based on the acclaimed exhibition and one-year-long research of Belgian creative collective Rotor for the 2013 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo Architectural Triennale</a>, <em>Behind the Green Door</em> questions the concept of sustainability, its paradoxes, and its widespread influence in architectural development and urban planning in recent decades.</p><p>The winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Jenny V.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Wendy L.</strong> - New York, NY</li><li><strong>Michael B</strong>. - San Antonio, TX</li><li><strong>Yaprak H</strong>. - Montreal, Canada</li><li><strong>Chuck F.</strong> - Los Angeles, CA</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p><p>Want to enter another giveaway?<strong> </strong>Check out the <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Agrave;lvaro Siza book giveaway</a></strong> we just launched!</p> Win a copy of the reprinted “ÁLVARO SIZA. VIAGEM SEM PROGRAMA” Justine Testado 2014-08-06T18:43:00-04:00 >2014-08-06T19:01:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The popular<em> &Aacute;LVARO SIZA. VIAGEM SEM PROGRAMA</em> book tells the personal stories of renowned Portuguese architect&nbsp;&Aacute;lvaro Siza through his own collection of drawings. Upon the success of the first edition, Red Publishing recently reprinted the book -- and guess what, Archinect is now giving away five copies to our readers!</p><p><strong>To enter the book giveaway, fill out <a href=";formkey=dGI5aVV2WWdwYzBkVWRzRXEzOVU2V1E6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by Wednesday, August 13, end of day. Winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The book presents 53 drawings that Siza created over a period of 60 years, beginning in Porto to the end of the 1950s when he made his way into the architecture world. In an interview, Siza talks about his most significant encounters with colleagues and friends, and the lasting relationships that were established.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Authors Raul Betti and Greta Ruffino worked with Siza himself in selecting which drawings to publish from his numerous sketchbooks and diaries. Digitally reproducing the drawings involved an in-depth study on materials and a digital ...</p> Rotch Scholar Christopher Karlson publishes yearlong research on European performing arts-based architecture Justine Testado 2014-07-24T20:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-03T09:40:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>After Christopher Karlson <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">won the coveted Rotch Travelling Scholarship</a> in 2011, he was required to document his research as images, drawings, and text to be submitted as a compilation report to the Rotch Trustees. Now, that report is finally available to the public as a print-on-demand book.</p><p>The 363-page document shows Karlson's yearlong journey to 35 European performance arts landmarks as an exploration of commercialized culture in the 'post-Bilbao' period (1997 to the present).</p><p>More details on Karlson's research right below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"<strong>Research Brief: </strong>A total of 35 examples of performing-arts-based architecture - spanning almost 240 years of civic metamorphosis - was observed in 28 autonomous cities using Europe&rsquo;s crowded and competitive urban network as a point of reference and comparative analysis."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The intention is to investigate the results of such completed projects that all encounter distinctive urban scales, cultural settings, and political footing - with focus on engagement in urban re...</p> A glimpse of eVolo's latest book, "Digital & Parametric Architecture" Justine Testado 2014-07-22T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:53:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From the creators of the popular <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyscraper Competition</a>, you can now get your hands on a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a>'s latest book, "Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture".</p><p>This 312-page book dives into the "architecture of the future"&nbsp;&mdash; from the development of the latest digital tools to how they are utilized in a variety of digitally designed and fabricated projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"Digital &amp; Parametric Architecture explores the development of the latest digital tools including advance-modeling software and computer aided design in the production of architecture. It is a journey through the most fascinating projects, digitally designed and fabricated, during the second decade of the 21st century. "</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>"The book highlights the use of these technologies to explore tectonic operations such as sectioning, folding, contouring, and tessellating. A wide variety of projects that range in scale and location offer an insight into the architecture of the future."</p><p>You can purchase the book <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 eVolo Skyscraper Compet...</a></p> Win a copy of "Behind the Green Door - A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects", published by Rotor and the 2013 Oslo Architectural Triennale Justine Testado 2014-07-18T13:04:00-04:00 >2014-07-23T09:37:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In need of a fresh perspective on sustainable design that goes beyond the ooh-ing and ahh-ing at all things deemed as green? The book <em>Behind the Green Door</em><em> - A Critical Look at Sustainable Architecture through 600 Objects</em> could help with that. And Archinect is giving away five copies to our readers!</p><p><strong>For a chance to win, fill out <a href=";formkey=dGl6aG9SdU5sUEF2RTN1QlF2QmRtR0E6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by Friday, July 25th. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The book's title says it all. Based on the acclaimed exhibition and one year-long research of Belgian creative collective Rotor for the 2013 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oslo Architectural Triennale</a>, <em>Behind the Green Door</em> questions the concept of sustainability, its paradoxes, and its widespread influence in architectural development and urban planning in recent decades.</p><p>Six hundred supposedly sustainable objects from Rotor's exhibition -- including&nbsp;building models, samples, specialized construction tools, campaign posters, and footage of lobbyist gatherings -- are presented and contextualized in the book. In ...</p> Win "A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home" Justine Testado 2014-07-09T14:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-09T17:00:44-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need some ideas for designing a solar home or to make your space a little greener? "A Place in the Sun: Green Living and the Solar Home" could be a helpful guide -- and Archinect is giving away 5 copies to our readers.</p><p>Released this past April, the 228-page hardcover book by green-living writer and advocate Stephen Snyder includes an intro by John Hix of John Hix Architect Studios, over 200 color illustrations, and 28 featured profiles on green residences.</p><p><strong>To enter this random drawing, fill out&nbsp;<a href=";formkey=dFJSR2JQMXZyWnVPd3ZLUS1keGJsa3c6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a>&nbsp;by midnight Friday, July 11.</strong>&nbsp;Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</p><p>Here's more detail into the book:<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>"The book vividly demonstrates that living green does not have to mean sacrificing comfort and living with less...Snyder demonstrates that the new solar home is also the new energy-efficient home, the new geothermal home, the new rainwater-harvesting home, and even the new recycled home. This generation of sustainable residences applies earth-friendly techniques throughout&mdash;in ...</p> eVolo Skyscrapers 2 now available for pre-order Justine Testado 2014-04-07T17:17:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:35:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="622" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need inspiration to prepare for next year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVOLO</a> Skyscraper Competition? eVOLO's latest publication,<em> EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 2 </em>is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now available for pre-order</a> throughout April! Only 1,000 copies worldwide are in stock.</p><p>As the follow-up to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the acclaimed first edition,</a> the hardcover, 628-page book showcases 150 of the best skyscraper submissions to the popular eVOLO Skyscraper Competition from the past few years.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>These reimagined super-tall structures explore technological advances, sustainable systems, and the establishment of new urban and architectural solutions to solve economic, social, and cultural problems of the world's contemporary cities.</p><p><strong>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to order.</strong> Orders will ship out in May.</p><p>For more eVOLO on Archinect, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Winners of the Paul T. Frankl autobiography giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T19:36:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T13:43:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="641" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In our next announcement of giveaway winners, Archinect picked five of our readers to receive <em>Paul T. Frankl | Autobiography</em> by Viennese architect and design writer Paul T. Frankl. Launched in the U.S. for the first time by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a>, Frankl had left the manuscript to his autobiography unfinished and unpublished when he died in 1958.</p><p>Without further ado, the winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Peter E.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Jenny V.</strong> - Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Ian S</strong>. - Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Joseph W</strong>. - Northridge, CA</li><li><strong>Thomas W</strong>. - New York, NY</li></ul><p>Congrats! And as always, a big thank you to all who participated.</p><p>For more info about the book, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Winners of the "NORMAN FOSTER In the 21st Century" giveaway Justine Testado 2014-03-17T18:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-18T17:41:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A few weeks ago, Archinect had another monograph giveaway for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectura Viva</a>'s "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster In the 21st Century</a>". The most recent and longest installment in AV's monograph series, the book features 50 works and projects by British architect Norman Foster that were developed in the 21st century.</p><p>The lucky winners who'll receive the "Norman Foster" monograph are:</p><ul><li><strong>David I.</strong> - Detroit, MI</li><li><strong>Andrew H.</strong> - Cambridge, MA</li></ul><p>Congrats, David and Andrew! Thanks to everyone that participated.<br><br>For more details about the book, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Win Paul T. Frankl's autobiography + a chance to attend the U.S. Book Launch in L.A. Justine Testado 2014-03-05T15:00:00-05:00 >2014-03-05T15:17:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We're having yet another book giveaway! Five Archinectors will win a copy of the <em>Paul T. Frankl Autobiography</em>, published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DoppelHouse Press</a> and edited by notable design scholar Christopher Long and Aurora McClain from the University of Texas at Austin.</p><p>On top of that, another winner and their guest will be able to attend the exclusive U.S. Book Launch reception happening this Friday, March 7 at the historic Village Green in Baldwin Hills, Los Angeles. Hosted by the SoCal chapter of Docomomo/US, Professor Long and Paulette Frankl &mdash; the daughter of Paul T. Frankl&nbsp;&mdash; will feature presentations at this event. <strong>(More info in flyer below.)</strong><br><br><strong>To enter the book drawing and/or the March 7 EVENT drawing, sign up to the Archinect Weekly newsletter, then send us an email to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, stating if you are interested in the book or the event drawing.</strong></p>#mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own MailChimp form style overrides in your ... Extraordinarily Beautiful Architectural Drawings From the World's Greatest Architects Archinect 2014-02-07T16:58:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T19:18:13-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="416" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>100 Years of Architectural Drawing&mdash;a recently published book by Neil Bingham, a design and architecture historian who is the consulting curator of architectural drawings at the Royal Academy of Arts, London&mdash;highlights 300 architectural drawings from the 20th century that illustrate the evolution of the form.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Nine days left for L.A. Forum's DINGBAT 2.0 Kickstarter campaign Justine Testado 2014-02-07T15:17:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T21:52:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With a little over a week left, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design launched their first <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a> to support the production and distribution of their upcoming book, <em>DINGBAT 2.0</em>, the first in-depth study of the ubiquitous dingbat apartment -- a common, easy-to-identify structure in Los Angeles that apparently no one&nbsp; talks about.</p><p>Co-edited by former L.A. Forum Board of Directors president Thurman Grant and former board member and Radical Craft principal Joshua G. Stein, each section of the book offers a look into its history, future, and value in L.A.'s urban identity. Features include essays, winning entries of the Dingbat 2.0 competition, and panel discussions between some notable figures.<br><br>Here's more detail about the book:<br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br>"Just as Banham used Los Angeles as a lens through which we could imagine a new form of urbanism emerging across the globe, Dingbat 2.0 uses the dingbat apartment type to explore the seemingly paradoxical potential for individual ide...</p> Win Richard Meier's new monograph! Justine Testado 2014-02-05T19:59:00-05:00 >2014-02-05T21:30:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's another chance to enter an Archinect giveaway! This time we're giving out two beautiful hardcover books of <em>RICHARD MEIER ARCHITECT: Vol. 6</em>, the latest addition to the monograph series from publisher Rizzoli New York.</p><p><strong>To be eligible for this random drawing, <a href=";formkey=dDRseXBUM1FPSmYycmM4MWtTdGpoWGc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">please fill out this survey</a>. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong><br><br>Keep reading to learn more.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>Authored by the architect himself and designed by graphic artist Massimo Vignelli, the 468-page monograph is a detailed presentation showcasing 30 of Richard Meier's civic, residential, and commercial projects from 2009 to 2013 around the globe.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>The book also includes a preface by Richard Meier sharing his working methods and creative process, while an introductory essay penned by architectural historian Kenneth Frampton discusses the development and impact of Meier's work.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br><strong>To be eligible for this random drawing, <a href=";formkey=dDRseXBUM1FPSmYycmM4MWtTdGpoWGc6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">please fill out this survey</a>. Winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong><br><br><em>Richard Meier Architect: Vol. 6&nbsp;</em> will be...</p> Winners of the "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital" giveaway Sponsor 2014-01-07T18:08:00-05:00 >2014-01-28T21:58:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> If you still remember our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital</em></a> book giveaway last month, we're finally announcing the five winners!<br><br><strong>Nick C.</strong> - New Orleans, LA<br><strong>Christopher A.</strong>&nbsp; - Chicago, IL<br><strong>Martin C.</strong> - Los Angeles, CA<br><strong>Mark V. </strong>- Brooklyn, NY<br><strong>Nate O.</strong> - Iowa City, IA<br><br> Edited by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Arts &amp; Design</a> Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out of Hand" has 304 pages showcasing the interdisciplinary digital fabrication works of more than 80 architects, designers, and artists including Ron Arad, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, and Anish Kapoor.</p> <p> "Out of Hand" is also the accompanying book for the exhibition currently at the Museum of Arts &amp; Design in New York until July 2014.<br><br> For more details on "Out of Hand", click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Thanks to everyone who participated!</p> Q&A with Kati Rubinyi, author of The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future Alexander Walter 2013-12-16T15:13:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T18:41:08-05:00 <img src="" width="329" height="475" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The people who design the cars and the people who design the roads never talk to each other,&rdquo; according to Kati Rubinyi. With a background in architecture, urban planning, and fine arts, Rubinyi wants to enrich mobility planning by bringing everyone involved to the same table. Her book, The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future, includes essays from the different viewpoints of planners, policymakers, architects, and car designers [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> "Between a womb and a cathedral": Architects of Air's "The Most Beautiful" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-12-12T13:31:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:02:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Reactions to Alan Parkinson's luminaria range from rhapsodic and enlightened, to energized or calmed. These giant inflatable structures, first designed by Parkinson in the 1980s and now touring worldwide under his "Architects of Air" organization, resemble multi-colored bouncy citadels, and create a totally immersive experience of light and color to anyone who walks their winding interiors. Imagine a Verner Panton wormhole opening into a florescent clerestory; a near-psychedelic secular pilgrimage through some giant creature's digestive system.</p> <p> To celebrate over twenty years of designing, building, and touring the luminaria, Architects of Air has released <em>The Most Beautiful</em>, a photo book with nearly glowing images from inside the structures and a quick look at the luminaria's design history.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Since putting the first luminarium on tour in the early 1990s, Architects of Air has designed over fifteen more structures and inflated them all over the world. Made out of a custom fle...</p> BRACKET [takes action]: Call for Submissions Archinect 2013-12-09T19:43:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T19:47:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The 4th issue of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BRACKET</a> just launched its Call for Submissions, and this time the theme is<em> [takes action]</em>.</p> <p> The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014.</p> <p> Following is the full submission brief:</p> <p> <strong>Bracket [takes action]</strong></p> <p> <em>&ldquo;When humans assemble, spatial conflicts arise. Spatial planning is often considered the management of spatial conflicts.&rdquo;</em> &mdash;Markus Miessen</p> <p> <br><strong>Call for submissions</strong><br> Hannah Arendt&rsquo;s 1958 treatise The Human Condition cites &ldquo;action&rdquo; as one of the three tenants, along with labor and work, of the <em>vita active</em> (active life). Action, she writes, is a necessary catalyst for the human condition of plurality, which is an expression of both the common public and distinct individuals. This reading of action requires unique and free individuals to act toward a collective project and is therefore simultaneously &lsquo;bottom-up&rsquo; and &lsquo;top-down&rsquo;. In the more than fifty years since Arendt&rsquo;s claims, the public realm in which action materializes, and the means by which action is exp...</p> Win a copy of "Out of Hand​: Materializing the Postdigital" Sponsor 2013-12-03T11:12:00-05:00 >2014-01-07T18:13:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Giveaway time! &#8203;Five Archinectors will get their hands &#8203;on (couldn't resist the pun)&#8203; a fresh hardcover copy of "Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital."</p> <p> Released by black dog publishing in October 2013 and edited by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Museum of Arts &amp; Design</a> Curator Ronald T. Labaco, "Out of Hand" has 304 pages showcasing the interdisciplinary digital fabrication works of more than 80 architects, designers, and artists like Ron Arad, Greg Lynn, Zaha Hadid, Maya Lin, Anish Kapoor, and Marc Newson.</p> <p> "Out of Hand" is also the accompanying book for the exhibition currently at the Museum of Arts &amp; Design in New York until July 2014.</p> <p> <strong>To enter the giveaway, fill out <a href=";formkey=dE5rTjBXcE9IdFZVNXBrNlVaSi1GRFE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by 3pm EST, December 13, 2013.</strong></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <br> Here's a further look into the book:<br> "Representing some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport, Out of Hand demonstrates an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression ranging from sculptural fantas...</p> The Homey Side of Louis Kahn Archinect 2013-11-15T15:25:00-05:00 >2013-11-18T21:32:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new book, &ldquo;The Houses of Louis Kahn&rdquo; (Yale University Press, $65), provides an architectural bridge between the personal and the professional stories, focusing on the nine houses Kahn completed, and designs for two dozen more. The story told by the authors, George H. Marcus and William Whitaker, is one of warm client relations, attention to the smallest domestic detail and a philosophical search for the best arrangement of rooms to call home.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the "Discovering Architecture" book giveaway! Justine Testado 2013-11-04T14:36:00-05:00 >2013-11-04T14:55:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> To start off the new week, let's announce the winners of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Discovering Architecture book giveaway</a> we had from October.</p> <p> The winners below will each receive a hardcover copy of "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" by Philip Jodidio. Released last month by Universe Publishing, each book has 260 pages of stunning photographs, colorful illustrations, diecut overlays, and a collection of essays on each historic building's construction and the social, political, geographical, and cultural contexts of their architects.</p> <p> 1. <strong>Diego</strong> - Chicago, IL, USA<br> 2. <strong>Hannah&nbsp;</strong> - Diamond Bar, CA, USA<br> 3. <strong>Maria</strong> - Austin, TX, USA</p> <p> Congrats to the lucky Archinectors and a big thank you to everyone who participated!</p> <p> For more info and other titles from Rizzoli USA, click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> Keep your eyes peeled for the next Archinect giveaway.</p> Win a copy of "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" by Philip Jodidio Justine Testado 2013-10-09T11:06:00-04:00 >2013-10-09T11:06:48-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="679" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Want to brush up on some architectural history or need an entertaining coffee-table book?&nbsp; "Discovering Architecture: How the World's Greatest Buildings Were Designed and Built" released today by Universe Publishing could be just what you need--and we're giving away three copies to three lucky Archinectors!<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> "Discovering Architecture" by Editor in Chief Philip Jodidio of French art monthly, <em>Connaissance des Arts</em>, looks deep into the histories of 50 of the world's most famous buildings over the past two millenia and the architects who designed them.<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> With 260 pages, this hardcover book offers plenty to explore: stunning photography, colorful illustrations and floorplans; die-cut overlays that focus on specific design elements; and accompanying essays on each building's construction and the social, political, geographical, and cultural contexts of their architects.<br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br> Starting today, simply answer this survey by <a href=";formkey=dHJadmRVNmZvRWxWcEZNcGZ6dlBWUFE6MA#gid=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">clicking here</a> for a chance to win a copy. Winners will be selected at ran...</p> Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates releases Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012 SEL1251 2013-10-03T09:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:17:45-04:00 <img src="" width="311" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>GWATHMEY SIEGEL KAUFMAN &amp; ASSOCIATES RELEASES GWATHMEY SIEGEL BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS 2002-2012</p></em><br /><br /><p> Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman &amp; Associates Architects is pleased to announce the release of Gwathmey Siegel Buildings and Projects 2002-2012, a new monograph, published by Rizzoli and edited by Group C, Inc. The new volume celebrates the firm&rsquo;s ongoing legacy as a leading force in the modernist tradition. The text is by renowned architectural critic and historian Kenneth Frampton who cites his lecture &ldquo;Gwathmey Siegel: Form and Counterform,&rdquo; which he presented at the opening of the acclaimed Yale University School of Architecture exhibition, Gwathmey Siegel: Inspiration and Transformation.</p> <p> The exquisite collection of projects highlights recent notable works including the United States Mission to the United Nations, the Yale Arts Complex, the W New York Downtown and W Hoboken Hotels, as well as a curated selection of academic buildings, signature private homes, museums and high-rise residential. The book covers the last years of work by firm co-founder, Charles Gwathmey and explores th...</p> John Parkinson: The man behind some of LA's most iconic buildings Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T17:52:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T17:14:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect John Parkinson designed some of L.A.'s most iconic buildings: City Hall, Union Station and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, to name a few. Still, the British expat has been largely forgotten in the shadow of more popular architects [...]. Author Stephen Gee's latest book, "Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles" takes a look at Parkinson's life and how he maintained a low profile despite being the creator of so many iconic L.A. structures.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> “Architectural Competitions - Histories and Practice”, a book on competition history Justine Testado 2013-08-19T14:28:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T14:39:27-04:00 <img src="" width="200" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anyone in the architecture world knows how a competition works like the back of their hand. But Architectural Competitions &ndash; Histories and Practice looks at them in a different angle, and a scholarly one at that. In fact, architectural competitions have been a research topic since the 1990s in Europe [...]. The book is a compilation of various accounts that illustrates this interest and examines the role and value of the competition in the field of architecture throughout history.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Book by WAI Think Tank croixe 2013-05-28T18:58:00-04:00 >2013-06-04T15:14:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> WAI Architecture Think Tank upcoming publication <strong>Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture</strong> (August 2013) is featured on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artifice Books on Architecture</a> Autumn 2013 Catalog.</p> <p> The Catalog can be downloaded <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Pure Hardcore Icons</strong>&nbsp; summary:</p> <p> In the kingdom of architecture the shape reigns supreme. Ever since the beginning of history, pure geometric form has been one of architecture&rsquo;s recurrent obsessions. A genealogy of buildings shaped as pyramids, spheres, and cubes can be traced back to ancient times, while contemporary projects, either as poured concrete or virtual bytes, often resemble stacked boxes and looping skyscrapers.</p> <p> Despite torrents of pure shapes flooding with evidence magazine pages and computer screens around the world, architecture lacks a written work to declare its intentions. <em>Pure Hardcore Icons</em> is the first manifesto on pure form in architecture.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>, directed by authors <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia</a>,...</p>