Archinect - News 2015-11-27T06:52:32-05:00 Win Steven Holl's new monograph! Justine Testado 2015-11-20T18:50:00-05:00 >2015-11-22T14:52:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Steven Holl has a new monograph that any diehard fan would love to get their hands on. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter &mdash; who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the book features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant built and unbuilt works, starting from 1974 to the present day.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phaidon</a>, Archinect is giving away five copies of the monograph to our readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Simply answer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a> by the deadline on November 25, 2015, end of day. Five winners will be selected at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Read on for more about the book.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From seasoned practitioners to first-year students, readers can gain unique insight into Steven Holl's design process, ideas, methods, and construction materials. The monograph showcases hundreds of colorful photographs of projects like the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, the St. Ignatius Chapel in Seattle, and the Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art i...</p> Beacons in the sky: photographer Carolyn Russo celebrates the architecture of airport towers Alexander Walter 2015-11-11T14:22:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:11:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Smithsonian photographer Carolyn Russo first found herself drawn to air traffic control towers in 2006 on a flight into LaGuardia when she first studied the architectural details and circular windows of that now inactive structure [...] I viewed each tower as both an essential aviation artifact and a vessel with a powerful presence&mdash;watching over the vastness of the airport and sky; a non-judgmental cultural greeter [...] In the presence of the tower, I sensed the complex orchestration of humans</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Airport Tower at Edinburgh Airport, Scotland.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;Airport Tower at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, Sweden.</p><p>See more photos from Carolyn Russo's new book&nbsp;<em>The Art of the Airport Tower</em> (Smithsonian Books, 2015) and read an interview with her over at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen's dormant JFK terminal to become Jet Blue hotel</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fancy $48M animal terminal to open in JFK Airport next year</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">North Korean architect of new Pyongyang airport reportedly executed by Kim Jong Un</a></li></ul> A peek into The Now Institute's "Haiti Now" publication + giveaway winners Justine Testado 2015-11-10T11:48:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T22:07:29-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="686" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Looking back at the Season 1 finale of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> this past summer &mdash; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">featuring Thom Mayne and Eui-Sung Yi</a>, our listeners had the chance to win a copy of "Haiti Now". The book is a visual almanac of the "Haiti Now" project from the NOW Institute. Founded by Thom Mayne, the Now Institute is an urban research center at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design that applies strategic urban thinking to real-world issues.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><em>Photo via The NOW Institute.</em></p><p>Haiti Now is a cross-disciplinary research-driven project that is dedicated to addressing Haiti's contemporary urban issues and potential for future development as thoroughly as possible. The project began in 2011 when the Now Institute was asked to be involved in the development of Haiti, after the Institute completed a design for the Make It Right foundation and a proposed masterplan for the city of New Orleans.</p><p>"It is our hope that this book can provide a foundation of knowledge and understanding of Haiti and many issue of development to uni...</p> Winners of the "Archi-Graphic" book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-11-04T13:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-04T13:20:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's latest giveaway, readers had a chance to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">win a copy</a> of "Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture". Authored by&nbsp;Frank Jacobus, an assistant professor at the&nbsp;University of Arkansas' Fay Jones School of Architecture, "Archi-Graphic" is a new book of fun architectural infographics that anyone can enjoy.</p><p>The giveaway winners are:</p><ul><li>Nic S., OR</li><li>Skyler M., CA</li><li>Gregory N., WA</li><li>Chris W., IL</li><li>Christopher F., NJ</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p> Win the "Thomas Heatherwick: Making" monograph! Justine Testado 2015-10-01T20:59:00-04:00 >2015-10-03T08:46:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Thomas Heatherwick: Making" compiles over 20 years' worth of work by the acclaimed British designer and his London practice into one hefty yet sleek 640-page book. Co-authored by Thomas Heatherwick himself, the revised and expanded version of the 2012 monograph delves into the details behind 140 projects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Heatherwick explains the fundamental design question each project is based on, followed by the creative and practical processes used to address the question. The book contains hundreds of images of works like the recently completed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Learning Hub at the Nanyang Technological University</a> in Singapore, the sea urchin-like <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UK Pavilion</a> at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the 2012 Olympics London Bus, the hotly debatable <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Garden Bridge</a>, and of course, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spun Chair</a>.</p><p>Thanks to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Monacelli Press</a>, Archinect is giving away "Thomas Heatherwick: Making" to five of our lucky readers!</p><p><strong>TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: Fill out&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a>&nbsp;by end of day October 9th, 2015. Five winners will be selected. Good luck...</strong></p> New photo book documents the beautifully outlandish architecture of Soviet bus stops Alexander Walter 2015-09-04T14:46:00-04:00 >2015-09-04T15:34:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In western Europe, the bus stop is the most humble of building types, a meanly utilitarian structure that adds little or nothing to the roadside. But in the old Soviet empire, from the shores of the Black Sea to the Kazakh steppe, the norm is &ldquo;wild going on savage&rdquo;, as Jonathan Meades writes in a beautiful new photobook featuring 159 bus stops, each illuminating &ldquo;the Soviet empire&rsquo;s taste for the utterly fantastical&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more of these beauties photographed by Christopher Herwig for the new book <em>Soviet Bus Stops</em>&nbsp;over at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Guardian</em></a>.</p><p>Related stories on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Community Bus Stops Transform Brazil</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Class Architects Design Bus Stops in Austria</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">High Tech Bus Stop in Paris by Patrick Jouin</a></li></ul> Winners of the "Young Architects 16: Overlay" giveaway Justine Testado 2015-08-14T18:47:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:19:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win a copy of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Young Architects 16: Overlay"</a> from the Architectural League of New York. The League's Program Director Anne Rieselbach gave some insight into the book, which delves into the six winning projects of the "Overlay"-themed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League Prize</a> competition <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2014</a>. The annual Prize showcases the research processes and practices of today's emerging generation of architects.</p><p>The five winners of the giveaway are:</p><ul><li>Marc C.</li><li>Brian S.</li><li>Yida N.</li><li>Jose E.</li><li>Yelta K.</li></ul><p>Congrats! Thanks to everyone who participated.</p> Win a copy of "Young Architects 16: Overlay" from the Architectural League Prize Justine Testado 2015-07-17T09:41:00-04:00 >2015-08-21T13:18:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="726" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since 1981, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a> has showcased the latest emerging design talent in the annual <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural League Prize</a>. Every year, the Architectural League selects three previous winners for the League Prize committee, who are tasked to develop the competition theme that engages certain aspects of architectural form and practice that are most relevant to their fellow young practitioners.</p><p>The 2014 edition took an intrinsic approach with the theme <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Overlay"</a>, which had entrants contemplate how the interactive, incremental processes inform and direct their work. Participants examined their own creative processes and presented how their developed techniques are activated over time with additional layers of meaning as they further explore architectural concepts.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Earlier this month, the Architectural League published the winning entries from this competition in <em>Young Architects 16: Overlay</em>. The book highlights six American firms: Young &amp; Ayata (Brooklyn), The LADG (Los An...</p> Revisiting Sharon Zukin's "Loft Living" and NYC gentrification Justine Testado 2015-04-08T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:39:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Loft Living was first published, artists&rsquo; laments about real estate in New York City mirrored the concerns that have plagued residents for much of the last century. Namely, it&rsquo;s tough to find a suitable and affordable place to live. Since the late &rsquo;80s, the tenor of that complaint has shifted from one of anxiety to one of fear...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Guernica magazine interviewed sociologist Sharon Zukin following the 25th-anniversary release of her 1989 landmark book "Loft Living" last year. Revisiting her timely book -- which focuses on NYC's SoHo neighborhood when upscale real estate properties took over industrial lofts and artists' studios -- Zukin discusses urban theorist Jane Jacobs, perpetually soaring rent rates, NYC's changing demographics and affordability, and the influential yet seemingly overlooked role that arts communities play in the complex American "pastime" that is gentrification.</p> Winners of the MORPHING book giveaway Justine Testado 2015-03-20T21:19:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T21:19:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest book giveaway</a>, we received over 100 responses for <em>MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers</em>. Authored by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Topology Lab</a> founder Joseph Choma, <em>Morphing</em> is a pedagogical guide that can help architects, designers, students, and enthusiasts to understand in greater depth the trigonometric transformations and functions behind the digital design tools they use.</p><p>The three lucky winners are:</p><ul><li><strong>Brian</strong>, Columbus</li><li><strong>Chris</strong>, New York</li><li><strong>Nicholas</strong>, Vancouver</li></ul><p>Congrats! And a great big thank you to everyone who participated.</p><p>Joseph Choma shared more details about <em>Morphing, </em>which you can read <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Win a copy of MORPHING by Design Topology Lab founder Joseph Choma Justine Testado 2015-03-10T14:11:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="379" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>MORPHING: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers</em> is not your high school math coursebook. Authored by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Topology Lab</a> founder Joseph Choma, <em>Morphing</em> is a pedagogical guide that can help architects, designers, students, and whoever is interested in the topic to understand in greater depth the trigonometric transformations and functions behind the digital design tools they use.</p><p>Since its release in January by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurence King Publishing</a>, <em>Morphing</em> has garnered positive reception. "I am particularly curious to see how readers of <em>Morphing</em> may identify alternative approaches to the inquiry, " Choma shared via email. "After all, <em>Morphing</em> can be seen as a guide through my own thought process into mathematics."</p><p><strong>With that said, Archinect is giving away <em>Morphing</em> to three of our readers!&nbsp;To enter the book giveaway, fill out&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this survey</a>&nbsp;by Wednesday, March 18, end of day. Winners will be chosen at random. Good luck!</strong></p><p>Scroll down further for more insight into the book f...</p> 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>