Archinect - News 2014-09-02T23:25:34-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/75824415/unfolding-southamerican-utopias-the-clip-stamp-fold-in-santiago Unfolding southamerican utopias: the Clip/Stamp/Fold in Santiago. Gonzalo Munoz 2013-06-25T14:35:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T20:05:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dh/dhr4hgfhukq8mfr3.jpg" width="240" height="240" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X &ndash; 197X takes stock of seventy little magazines from this period, which were published in over a dozen cities. Coined in the early twentieth century to designate progressive literary journals, the term &ldquo;little magazine&rdquo; was remobilized during the 1960s to grapple with the contemporary proliferation of independent architectural periodicals.</p></em><br /><br /><p> This month the boundary has been finally crossed. It is because the exhibition and ongoing research project <a href="http://www.clipstampfold.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clip/Stamp/Fold</a> has landed in the south hemisphere by this month until July 2013. Santiago has had the chance for this first landing. The local version of the project became real due to the remarkable work of Fernando Portal, Pablo Brugnoli and Andrea Lathrop, whom gave shape to the Chilean participation on the architectural radical magazines of the 60&rsquo;s and 70&rsquo;s.</p> <p> The selected local magazines were proposed according to the main outline: &ldquo;radical architecture of little magazines&rdquo;. In this regard, <em>AUCA</em> was immediately considered as one of the first ones due to its invaluable role as one of the bravest publication according to the social impact in the hard days Chile was facing.&nbsp; Architecture, Urbanism, Construction and Arts configure its name as well as the matching with the aboriginal (mapuche) word, which means Rebel.&nbsp; Also <em>AUCA</em> bore a respectable name because it born in t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73944181/pure-hardcore-icons-manifesto-book-by-wai-think-tank 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sx/sx96q4h6zj07p7lg.jpg" 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="http://www.artificebooksonline.com/ARTIFICE_WEB/Artifice_books_on_architecture_.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artifice Books on Architecture</a> Autumn 2013 Catalog.</p> <p> The Catalog can be downloaded <a href="http://www.artificebooksonline.com/ARTIFICE_WEB/Artifice_books_on_architecture__files/ArtificeCatalogue_Autumn2013.pdf" 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="http://waithinktank.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>, directed by authors <a href="http://cargocollective.com/garciafrankowski" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia</a>,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66163062/kickstart-the-next-issue-of-soiled Kickstart the next issue of SOILED! Joseph Altshuler 2013-01-24T19:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-27T12:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7ingojvrolgy4uh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Making a mess of the built environment and the politics of space, one issue at a time.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>With the arrival of a new year, <a href="http://soiledzine.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOILED</a> has big plans.</strong> Building on our first three issues, <em>Groundscrapers</em>, <em>Skinscrapers</em>, and <em>Platescrapers</em>, we aspire to elevate our forthcoming issue No. 4 <em>Windowscrapers</em>: more dynamic, more tactilely pleasurable, and filled with more ephemera for you to soil. Rather than our current model of print-on-demand or lower-resolution PDF download, we seek to do a print run of 1,000 issues through this <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1973047623/soiled-no4-a-dirty-architecture-magazine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a>. Working with a local print house will allow us more freedom to bring our vision to life, to sell SOILED at lower costs, and to distribute issues through independent bookstores, cultural institutions, and communal spaces across Chicago, the US, and beyond.</p> <p> Get dirty with us in 2013! Help us spread the word far and wide. And did we mention the promise of excellent swag that you could earn by supporting our campaign?&nbsp; You have until <strong>February 1st </strong>to support this independent publishing endeavor!</p> <p> More info:<br><a href="http://soiledzine.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://soiledzine.org</a><br><a href="http://kck.st/XjTzc7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kck....</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66163062/kickstart-the-next-issue-of-soiled Kickstart the next issue of SOILED! Joseph Altshuler 2013-01-24T19:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-27T12:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e7ingojvrolgy4uh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Making a mess of the built environment and the politics of space, one issue at a time.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>With the arrival of a new year, <a href="http://soiledzine.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOILED</a> has big plans.</strong> Building on our first three issues, <em>Groundscrapers</em>, <em>Skinscrapers</em>, and <em>Platescrapers</em>, we aspire to elevate our forthcoming issue No. 4 <em>Windowscrapers</em>: more dynamic, more tactilely pleasurable, and filled with more ephemera for you to soil. Rather than our current model of print-on-demand or lower-resolution PDF download, we seek to do a print run of 1,000 issues through this <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1973047623/soiled-no4-a-dirty-architecture-magazine" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter campaign</a>. Working with a local print house will allow us more freedom to bring our vision to life, to sell SOILED at lower costs, and to distribute issues through independent bookstores, cultural institutions, and communal spaces across Chicago, the US, and beyond.</p> <p> Get dirty with us in 2013! Help us spread the word far and wide. And did we mention the promise of excellent swag that you could earn by supporting our campaign?&nbsp; You have until <strong>February 1st </strong>to support this independent publishing endeavor!</p> <p> More info:<br><a href="http://soiledzine.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://soiledzine.org</a><br><a href="http://kck.st/XjTzc7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://kck....</a></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/43579985/soiled-s-third-installment-platescrapers SOILED's third installment: Platescrapers Joseph Altshuler 2012-04-02T11:24:00-04:00 >2012-04-02T12:35:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gol2yt0qboxa0i13.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Platescrapers navigates itinerant fare, comestible politics, and gastro-ritual to purvey stories about social issues and exaggerated realities; each story illustrates food as a monument to galvanize the public.</p></em><br /><br /><p> SOILED is an architectural periodical based in Chicago. It investigates latent issues in the built environment and the politics of space.</p> <p> SOILED's latest issue, entitled <em>Platescrapers</em>, is out! &nbsp;With three issues to date, SOILED is available in both a print edition and a free downloadable PDF via <a href="http://www.soiledzine.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.soiledzine.org</a>.&nbsp; SOILED is published by CARTOGRAM architecture + urban design.</p> <p> IN THIS ISSUE:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Stewart Hicks</strong>, <strong>Allison Newmeyer</strong>, and <strong>Joseph Altshuler</strong> challenge us to play with our food.</li> <li> <strong>Annie Lambla</strong> connects yogurt making to dairy farms while observing the Midwest's culture.</li> <li> <strong>Thomas Hillier</strong> recounts the exodus and edible nostalgia of an English twosome.</li> <li> <strong>Greg Corso</strong> champions the inclusion of cannabis cultivation into architectural vernacular.</li> <li> <strong>Kyle Andrew Sturgeon</strong> strategizes an infrastructure to combat the invasion of Asian carp.</li> <li> <strong>Eyl&uuml;l </strong><strong>Keth&uuml;da</strong>&nbsp;choreographs a mega-event around victuals, monuments, and mob mentality.</li> <li> <strong>Francesco Vedovato</strong> sets the table with an ec...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/41548701/monu-15-post-ideological-urbanism-review-by-michael-hirschbichler MONU #15 "Post-Ideological Urbanism" - Review by Michael Hirschbichler Archinect 2012-03-15T21:05:00-04:00 >2012-03-19T15:34:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4k/4k7jnsi2un8tyuzn.jpg" width="514" height="708" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In its latest issue #15 Rotterdam-based MONU magazine set out on a daring journey to investigate, as chief editor Bernd Upmeyer proclaims, &ldquo;one of the most fascinating and biggest issues of our time and in culture, or what is left of it: the non-ideological &ndash; or better post-ideological &ndash; conditions of our society when it comes to cities.&rdquo; At a time when the news is full of reports on breathtaking riots erupting in European cities, revolutionary chain reactions and their cruel suppression in the Arabic world, the rejuvenation and continuation of the world&rsquo;s most isolated and propagandistically charged dictatorial empire in Asia, among many others, assuming a post-ideological condition might seem contradictory. Now even more than in recent history, ideological battles are being fought and their physical and violent revolutionary implementation transforms the reality of many urban territories. How can it be that, when it comes to urbanism, the non-ideological and post-ideological gai...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/33335726/evolo-skyscrapers-limited-edition-book EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS – Limited Edition Book Archinect 2012-01-04T14:10:34-05:00 >2014-04-04T18:20:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ow/owz7k91gafor2tvn.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Our friends at <a href="http://www.evolo.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo</a> have sent us a copy of their limited edition book, <a href="http://www.evolo.us/shop/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS</em></a>, and boy, it's a festival for eyes <em>and</em> biceps. At 1224 pages, the book measures 9&Prime; x 11.5&Prime; x 2.5&Prime; and calls for extra sturdy coffee tables.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo6lntl0ohxt0ti4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS</em> celebrates six years of the internationally acclaimed <a href="http://www.evolo.us/architecture/registration-evolo-2012-skyscraper-competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eVolo Skyscraper Competition</a> and compiles 300 outstanding high-rise architecture projects selected from the over 4000 submissions since its inception in 2006. <em>The contest recognizes outstanding ideas that redefine skyscraper design through the implementation of new technologies, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations. Studies on globalization, flexibility, adaptability, and the digital revolution are some of the multi-layered elements of the competition. It is an investigation on the public and private space and the role of the individual and the collective in the creation of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities.</em></p> <p> The projects are divided into six chapte...</p>