Archinect - News 2017-07-28T10:43:05-04:00 Christopher Hawthorne, LA Times architecture critic, reviews Harvard's first online architecture course Julia Ingalls 2017-05-04T14:42:00-04:00 >2017-05-13T18:52:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[K. Michael Hays] represents an approach to teaching architecture and architectural theory that has held sway in the American academy for at least a generation. This approach doesn&rsquo;t simply treat architecture as a discipline separate from the rest of the world, with its own passwords and protocols. It guards that separation with its life.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A spirited Christopher Hawthorne reviews Harvard GSD's first online course as taught by K. Michael Hays, who appears to prize obfuscation and condescension as teaching methods (Hawthorne does explain the history behind this autonomous pedagogy, which resulted from architects of the 1970s needing to break away from corporate/political control). Still, the question of whether online courses are actually any different than the level of instruction you would receive in a classroom appears to be trending toward no, at least in substantive terms. The medium isn't the message, especially if you're taking instruction from a lecturer who thinks speaking at you, rather than engaging with you, is the way to go.&nbsp;</p> Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-01-25T13:55:00-05:00 >2017-02-05T21:30:34-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="979" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture</a> has a fresh lineup of internationally recognized speakers for Spring '17, including Nader Tehrani, Amale Andraos,&nbsp;M&oacute;nica Rivera,<strong>&nbsp;</strong>Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi,&nbsp;and&nbsp;Mason White. Exhibitions will showcase&nbsp;innovative research on the rapid rise of urbanism in China from UT Austin Associate Professor Ming Zhang as well as&nbsp;a 50-year retrospective by Black + Vernooy Principal and UT Austin Professor&nbsp;Sinclair Black.</p><p><strong>LECTURES &nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;<br>Lectures begin at 5:00pm unless other...</p> Harvard GSD to host talk on "Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" exhibition this Friday Justine Testado 2015-02-11T18:58:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T21:08:35-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="976" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Curated by Spela Videcnik, Rok Oman, and John T. Dunlop (Design Critic in Housing and Urban Development), the "Habitation in Extreme Environments: Alpine Shelter" exhibition currently at the Harvard GSD presents a prototypical alpine shelter that students designed in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an option studio</a> this past fall. A public lecture and discussion by Spela Videcnik will formally introduce the topic this Friday, February 13 at Gund Hall. The exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Guided by instructors Spela Videcnik and Rok Oman of Ljubljana-based OFIS arhitekti, the studio focused on investigating architectural solutions and responses to extreme climatic conditions, specifically referring to the ongoing heavy wintry conditions that ravage the North region of the U.S. The students researched traditional European alpine settlements in an effort to find new architectural solutions fit for a North American context.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The prototype shelter that will be presented at this Friday's lecture prov...</p> Get Lectured: California College of the Arts, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-04T14:02:00-04:00 >2017-03-16T18:12:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="1000" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Speakers include Neeraj Bhatia, Elena Manferdini, Jorge Otero-Pailos, and David Benjamin of The Living -- who designed the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hy-Fi Tower</a> at MoMA PS1.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted**, lectures begin at 7 pm in Timken Lecture Hall at the CCA San Francisco campus. All events free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 3</em><br>Chip Lord &amp; Curtis Schreier / Ant Farm; UC Santa Cruz</p><p><em>Sept. 15</em><br>Neeraj Bhatia / InfraNet Lab; The Open Workshop; CCA Urban Works Agency San Francisco</p><p><em>Sept. 22</em><br>Frida Escobedo / Taller Frida Escobedo - Mexico City</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 6</em><br>Interior ...</p> Hitler's Words Into Stone. Can architecture itself be fascist? Bryan Finoki 2013-04-28T00:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-06T09:24:42-04:00 <img src="" width="553" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rather elegant," intoned the white-haired figure at the podium. He was speaking of Adolf Hitler's Reich Chancellery, designed in 1938 by Albert Speer. Up next on the screen was the Nuremberg Party Rally Grounds where brown-shirted Nazis paraded en masse. "I think it is really great architecture," said the lecturer. "You take off the swastikas, and you can admire it without feeling guilty."</p></em><br /><br /><p> As you might expect, "Audience members shifted awkwardly in their seats, and a few walked out to protest the remarks by L&eacute;on Krier, opening a conference on Berlin at the Yale School of Architecture in February." &nbsp;Anyone manage to actually be there for this, or have any follow-up?</p> Chipperfield talks architectural balance Archinect 2011-11-04T13:11:37-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It was a shock to come out [of graduate school] and realize [modern architects] were a public enemy,&rdquo; Chipperfield said. This &ldquo;hostile public opinion,&rdquo; he said, was the result of poor work by the previous generation of architects, whose bad reputation became projected onto Chipperfield and his contemporaries. Furthermore, the damage to England&rsquo;s monuments and other edifices caused in World War II contributed to the public&rsquo;s grim outlook on architecture, he added.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Review: The Best Lecture Times by Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels Orhan Ayyüce 2011-03-10T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-01-23T20:33:30-05:00 <p><em>Lovedog bites the Pragmatic Utopia: "AMBIGUITY" </em></p><p><em>and</em></p><p><em>"HEDONISTIC SUSTAINABILITY" with white on black slogan slides as presented. Superficial review of Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels lectures in Los Angeles.</em><br>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br><br>"AMBIGUITY" by Steven Holl<br><br>Date and place:<br>3/2/2011, SCI Arc, Los Angeles<br><br>Main Material:<br>Lecture built around meaning of "ambiguity" in the works of the architect. Large scale mixed use projects in China.<br>Queens Library in New York, museums, watercolor drawings, concept diagrams, architect's own photos of finished projects with construction slides. Show and tell format. Reading from a text.<br><br>Crowd:<br>Students, 30 and 40 somethings, older ladies and gentlemen, in all equal amounts.<br><br>Sense of Humor:<br>Negligible, except audience laughed in an in the know moment when Holl showed a picture of himself with Thom Mayne wearing hard hats touring Holl's construction site in China.<br><br>Relevancy to what's going on (based on global poverty ranking in relation to his clients):<br>None.<br><br>Best moments:<br>Cantilevered product...</p>