Archinect - News 2016-08-29T17:52:02-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149957671/what-drives-creativity-among-architects What drives creativity among architects? Julia Ingalls 2016-07-13T14:48:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T19:41:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8x/8xnplmhz2bpo8c89.jpg" width="514" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What makes a person creative? What are the biographical conditions and personality traits necessary to actualize that potential? These were driving questions behind&nbsp;a 1958-59 study conducted at the University of California, Berkeley, which attempted to divine the elements of creativity by analyzing and interviewing several prominent architects of the time, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943911/completing-the-mies-van-der-rohe-brick-country-house-an-odyssey" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mies van der Rohe</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30134649/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charles Eames</a>, Gregory Ain, and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/79619807/a-quincy-jones-la-retrospective-at-the-hammer-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quincy Jones</a>. The architects were also encouraged to rate each other. Bottom line? Richard Neutra "has intellect" while Mies Van Der Rohe was considered to be "a great sculptor"&nbsp;although "human comfort is disregarded."&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/92/927b4xwijfbsoxy6.jpg"></p><p>The study languished in obscurity until this&nbsp;year&nbsp;when <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954286/measured-genius-one-to-one-29-with-pierluigi-serraino-author-of-the-creative-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pierluigi Serraino published <em>The Creative Architect</em> (and spoke about it on Archinect's 1:1 podcast)</a>.&nbsp;On reading the book, Steven Holl commented:&nbsp;&ldquo;We now know that childlike wonder, an absence of fear, and strong intuition are key aspects of creativity.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.monacellipress.com/book/?isbn=9781580934251" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Creative Architect</em></a>&nbsp;is a thought-provoking and ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/89836075/are-los-angeles-architectural-masterpiece-homes-worth-preserving Are Los Angeles' Architectural Masterpiece Homes Worth Preserving? Archinect 2013-12-27T14:52:00-05:00 >2013-12-30T15:26:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/af756bcc2335a999cef314e78cd2bd97.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although superlative residential architectural works are elegant mirrors of their times and an important aspect of the city&rsquo;s cultural heritage, the pressures of property values, changed styles of living (the craze for open kitchens and great rooms have doomed many period homes), and property owners&rsquo; rights often outweigh the glories of the past. The demolition of amazing, one-of-a-kind architectural homes is an all too frequent occurrence in LA, despite epic efforts by preservationists.</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/79619807/a-quincy-jones-la-retrospective-at-the-hammer-museum A. Quincy Jones' LA retrospective at the Hammer Museum Justine Testado 2013-08-16T19:41:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T23:11:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kj/kjb7v54t890w0nzg.jpg" width="514" height="410" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living" is the LA-based architect's first major museum retrospective happening now until Sept. 8 at the Hammer Museum.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9bmi3d44yxakoiyn.jpg" title=""><br> &nbsp;</p> <p> Practicing architecture in Los Angeles from 1939 to his death in 1979, Jones -- or Quincy, as he was known -- is described as a quiet modernist who constantly emphasized the concept of "better living" and collaboration in his work. In addition to Jones' more glamorous projects for higher-status clients like actor Gary Cooper and art collectors Frances and Sidney Brody, Jones also made major contributions to middle-class housing in the post-war period.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/30/303hi5vijgbvozfq.jpg" title=""><br><br> A dedicated architecture professor at USC, Jones was just as committed to raising the housing design standards for a growing middle class by implementing cost-effective, sustainable, and inventive methods. He was also the first to see such developments as communal spaces through shared green spaces, non-grid site planning, and various home models.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nn/nnte4lpppskn4f50.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Jones is credited to ove...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/35634892/demolition-looms-for-architectural-gem-in-west-fort-worth Demolition looms for architectural gem in west Fort Worth Archinect 2012-01-24T14:04:00-05:00 >2012-01-24T16:19:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/0055a7195d501820167276337c74973b.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>... the 8,400-square-foot residence known as the Andrew Fuller House and designed by modernist A. Quincy Jones may be doomed to a wrecking ball. The city has issued a demolition permit to the Frost Bank trust department, which is officially listed as the owner but is acting on behalf of Amon Carter III, the grandson of former Star-Telegram Publisher Amon G. Carter Sr.</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>