Archinect - News 2014-10-20T14:17:26-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/63600034/call-for-contributions-zawia-01-utopia Call for contributions zawia#01:Utopia Moataz Faissal Farid 2012-12-17T13:20:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T13:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2clenl7ho9jxtf2h.jpg" width="438" height="548" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"... If history has taught us that the realization of a utopia is necessarily its destruction, Can we regard this process as a continuously failing attempt of architectural hallucinations? Or is it a way to promote escapism from an inevitable dystopic reality? ..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The call for contributions for the upcoming volume zawia#01:Utopia is out now. We are expecting abstracts until the 28th of January. Please download the document by visiting our website <a href="http://www.zawia.co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.zawia.co</a> or by simply clicking here <a href="http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf</a></p> <p> [Zawia is an English &amp; Arabic publication &amp; collaborative events on architecture, design &amp; Urbanism]</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56556143/zawia-00-change-newly-released-publication-from-egypt-on-architecture-and-design zawia#00:Change – Newly released publication from Egypt on architecture and design Moataz Faissal Farid 2012-09-03T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-09-04T06:06:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0rl9igjwlqmcd5u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Zawia#00:Change discusses the significantly changing realities imposed on all social, political and economic systems and their influence on design disciplines. Zawia#00:Change will attempt to demonstrate whether architects are ready to embrace changing ideals and new modes of operation, and whether they are willing to help better people&rsquo;s lives rather than focusing on glorifying design or architecture."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Zawia is a periodical, English and Arabic publication and collaborative events on architecture, design &amp; urbanism.&nbsp;The first volume Zawia#00:Change is out now! It features contributions from Saskia Sassen, Stefano Boeri, Joseph Grima, WAI architecture think tank, Carlo Ratti, Markus Miessen and many more.Zawia#00:Change will be exceptionally available for preview from Zawia&rsquo;s website [<a href="http://www.zawia.co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.zawia.co</a>]</p> <br> http://archinect.com/news/article/54850934/editor-s-picks-276 Editor's Picks #276 Nam Henderson 2012-08-07T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-08-09T17:39:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0y/0ykx7m6g50q5jldc.jpg" width="514" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Bustler.net posted a list of the 2012 Recipients of the AIA Small Project Awards. Reacting to the Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church; Springdale, AR by Marlon Blackwell Architect Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce posted an image of Fire Station No. 4, Columbus, Indiana, 1967, by Venturi and Rauch asking "Do you think so too? As a student FS 4 was a big deal for me and still is."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br> Janelle Zara wrote about <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54518743/the-new-architectural-wisdom-of-airports-ikea-ipads-and-ice-skating-rinks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New Architectural Wisdom of Airports: Ikea, iPads, And Ice Skating Rinks</a>&nbsp;for Art Info. <strong>aml</strong> pointed us to her "<em>more skeptical take on contemporary airports</em>" and airport urbanism over at her <a href="http://aml7.tumblr.com/post/28416354042/airport-urbanism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">blog</a>.&nbsp;Therein she argued "<em>my main point is that airports are and should be treated as public infrastructure, and as such it&rsquo;s time to demand improvements. running them like places of consumption and following retail models is unimaginative, irresponsible, and ultimately results in deteriorated service</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54585039/what-determines-a-solid-piece-of-critical-writing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Heller recently had a chance to talk with Alice Twemlow about What determines a solid piece of critical writing</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eric chavkin</a>&nbsp;felt it was a "<em>Decent short interview</em>" then shared "<em>I agree there should be more discussion about design - all design, and not just the 'I like' , 'I dont like' responses typical in design blogs. Alice should read Archinect</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54625966/2012-recipients-of-the-aia-small-project-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler.net posted a list of the 2012 Recipients of the AIA Small Project Awards</a>.&nbsp;Reacting to the Saint...</p>