Archinect - News 2014-07-22T03:22:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/99374118/architect-fights-for-his-home Architect Fights for His Home Center for Ants 2014-05-07T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T13:40:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/48/48eeedwbb3wc72hy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lewis Mumford wrote that, in a city, &ldquo;time becomes visible.&rdquo; Not, it would appear, in Raleigh, North Carolina, where a city board has just decided that a rather discreet and understated modern house might need to be torn down because it damages the ambience of a historic district, which is to say it destroys the illusion that the neighborhood is a place in which time has stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A battle of bureaucracy and "historic preservation" is playing out in a Raleigh, NC neighborhood. Louis Cherry, FAIA, is building his own home in the Oakwood neighborhood of Raleigh. After having received approval for his design by relevant city agencies, including the Raleigh Historic Development Commission who oversees the Oakwood Historic District, construction proceeded in the vacant lot Cherry purchased. Gail Wiesner, his neighbor, has since led a charge to halt its construction filing an appeal with the local Board of Adjustment, who oversee procedure of local public agencies. Voting 3-2, the board found that the RHDC's decision had &ldquo;no rational basis&rdquo; and the Building Permit was rescinded.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91223428/killing-architects-wins-new-generations-film-competition-on-the-future-of-architectural-practice Killing Architects wins New Generations film competition on the future of architectural practice Justine Testado 2014-01-14T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:02:39-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tl/tl3nug62dxj246lo.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the ongoing discussion of the future of the architectural profession, New Generations has announced the Rotterdam-based firm Killing Architects as the winner of their first competition. All architects and creatives under 40 were invited to submit short films that show innovative forms of architectural practice and their own interpretation of the shifting role of the architect -- in both a construction industry and societal context.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Killing Architects' winning response</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/37513230/the-architecture-meltdown-end-of-an-era-or-start-of-a-new-one The Architecture Meltdown: End of An Era, or Start of a New One? Archinect 2012-02-09T20:22:00-05:00 >2012-02-11T14:39:06-05:00 <em><p>I first visited Los Angeles in 1987 and the joint was then jumping for architects, as it was in many cities caught up in the building boom of that time. Then I moved from London to LA in 1991 and found all my new architect friends out of work, in the economic slump of the early 90s. The New York Times was running articles[...] that sounded remarkably similar to the Salon piece in their &ldquo;it will never be the same again&rdquo; declarations about the profession.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/36949245/the-architecture-meltdown The Architecture Meltdown Donna Sink 2012-02-05T10:57:00-05:00 >2012-02-08T12:58:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24b1psgsln9tgd7h.jpg" width="460" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of the coolest creative-class careers has cratered with the economy. Where does architecture go from here?</p></em><br /><br /><p> The most honest - and painful - report of what's happening in our profession that I've yet read. Including lots of quotes from <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2283854/guy-horton" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guy Horton</a>, too!</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36554429/building-as-business Building as Business Archinect 2012-02-01T13:08:00-05:00 >2012-02-01T13:55:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9f/9f12fd5edd0df0388cf71f27d4f9350c.jpg" width="514" height="684" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Peter Gluck &amp; Partners&rsquo;s innovative approach to project delivery, &ldquo;Architect Led Design Build&rdquo;, is simple: the New York City-based firm acts as both the architect and the contractor. The client gets two separate contracts with different legal entities but the same people. A typical project goes from schematic design, directly to subcontractors who estimate cost and contribute useful information on alterations or alternatives.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/5754775/building-culture-means-cutting-the-compromises Building culture means cutting the compromises Paul Petrunia 2011-05-09T14:05:14-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4d/4d3eba6183e4560e4a80049fd9ecdc27.jpg" width="220" height="123" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;We wanted &hellip; for the work to speak for itself,&rdquo; says Mr. Kuwabara, who won the 2006 RAIC Gold Medal, awarded for a significant and lasting contribution to Canadian architecture. For the group, every project matter, he says. &ldquo;A lot of architects do some kind of work just to keep the cash flowing,&rdquo; says Mr. Kuwabara. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re always waiting for the next big project where they&rsquo;re going to do exactly what they want. [But] it never happens.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>