Archinect - News 2014-10-31T18:19:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/80689668/architecture-publication-clog-releases-gorgeous-sci-fi-issue Architecture publication CLOG releases gorgeous "SCI-FI" issue Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-30T19:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:52:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwwov81ndy9l5lf9.jpg" width="514" height="302" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rod Serling, creator of the 1950s television series "The Twilight Zone", defined science fiction as "the improbable made possible." The same might be said for the practice of architecture. After all, architects by trade conceive of spaces, places, and worlds that do not (yet) exist. Furthermore, the ability to make the improbable possible is held in especially high regard today and is oftentimes what defines an architectural practice as &ldquo;innovative&rdquo; in the first place.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Contemporary architecture publication <a href="http://www.clog-online.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLOG</a> has released its seventh issue, <em>SCI-FI</em>. In the digital glow of the internet age, architectural discourse has become both bountiful and ephemeral, oftentimes muddling the lay of the land. In response, &ldquo;CLOG slows things down. Each issue explores, from multiple viewpoints and through a variety of means, a single subject particularly relevant to architecture now. Succinctly, on paper, away from the distractions and imperatives of the screen.&rdquo;<br> With its precise curation and focused content, CLOG&rsquo;s <em>SCI-FI</em> examines the mutually-affecting relationship between architecture and science fiction in a variety of ventures. <em>SCI-FI&nbsp;</em>honors this &ldquo;two-way artistic influence between architecture and science fiction&rdquo; while provoking readers to consider future architectural aesthetics and the aesthetics of futurism. Previous issues have showcased themes surrounding BIG, Apple, and Brutalism. <em>SCI-FI</em> features over forty contributors from the architecture world ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6931895/q-a-architects-sketchbooks Q&A: Architects’ Sketchbooks Paul Petrunia 2011-05-19T19:31:28-04:00 >2011-05-20T12:48:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/5655e0fb00e64ab02c777c0a7c2077f1.jpg" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To combat the relentless move toward electronic technologies, many schools are integrating such analog technologies as pencils, pens, water colors, pastels, in addition to teaching the manipulation of the latest computer software.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Metropolis Magazine's Susan S. Szenasy interviews Will Jones about his book "Architects' Sketchbooks".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/6229230/winners-of-the-2011-metropolis-next-generation-design-competition Winners of the 2011 Metropolis Next Generation Design Competition Alexander Walter 2011-05-13T17:14:52-04:00 >2011-05-13T19:59:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4e405jpnrsrvkcv2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An ambitious zero-energy retrofit proposal for a downtown Los Angeles federal building has just won the first prize of the 8th Annual Next Generation Design Competition, presented by Metropolis magazine in partnership with the General Services Administration. The brief of the competition's 2011 edition asked architects and planners to design a Zero Environmental Footprint for this 1,172,746 sqft, eight-story, 1960s energy-guzzling federal building, considering any scale of intervention.</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>