Archinect - News 2014-12-20T07:59:51-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/74062119/editor-s-picks-317 Editor's Picks #317 Nam Henderson 2013-05-28T19:03:00-04:00 >2013-05-28T19:03:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/91/91l46uh0jdb8tphg.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the latest edition of Working out of the Box: Archinect interviewed Larraine Henning who is currently seeking funding for A Practical Guide to Squatting on Indiegogo. @bawshaw commented "@LandMass - agreed. although the thesis is interesting, this is not out of the box in terms of a career"...Yet Connely Farr disagreed "@ LandMass - yep. you sound like an ass".</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the latest edition of <strong>Working out of the Box:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/73718716/working-out-of-the-box-larraine-henning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect interviewed Larraine Henning</a> who is currently seeking funding for <strong>A Practical Guide to Squatting on Indiegogo</strong>. <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-practical-guide-to-squatting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Buy a copy of the book &ldquo;A Practical Guide to Squatting&rdquo;, and help support independent art and promote the squatting movement!</a>&nbsp;During the interview, she reflected "<em>I think the most valuable thing architecture school bestowed upon me was tolerance and persistence...School taught me to bear conviction and purpose with whatever project I take on, to be earnest and to take judgement in stride</em>"...</p> <p> <strong>@bawshaw</strong> commented "<em>@LandMass - agreed. although the thesis is interesting, this is not out of the box in terms of a career. half of my graduating class ended up taking similar paths; more as a product of the recession than anything else. these paths may be alternative to the modern career, but not to architecture specifically. i do applaud her for doing what she believes in</em>".</p> <p> Yet <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/18704843/connely-farr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Connely Farr</a>&nbsp;disagreed "<em>@ LandMass - yep. ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73841759/hitler-s-classical-architect Hitler's Classical Architect Nam Henderson 2013-05-24T16:43:00-04:00 >2013-06-01T11:01:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/js/jsxlag2kj8d3q03u.jpg" width="381" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The unbending axis of architectural apologetics made for Speer is a double one...This defense, of course, is exculpatory only if it fails to make any distinction within the field of this expression or to consider any integral relationship between form and function. The more outr&eacute; defense of Speer insists that he is not simply tarred with modernism&rsquo;s anti-classical brush but that he was an excellent architect, full stop.</p></em><br /><br /><p> In the June 10-17, 2013 edition of The Nation, Michael Sorkin asks Why is L&eacute;on Krier defending anew the work of the Third Reich&rsquo;s master builder?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72632485/editor-s-picks-314 Editor's Picks #314 Nam Henderson 2013-05-07T13:14:00-04:00 >2013-05-09T20:05:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cf77sgbcvp5r8ep.jpg" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over at the LA Times, Christopher Hawthorne reported on LACMA Director Michael Govan&rsquo;s plan&rsquo;s for $650-million new building by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor...Eric Chavkin commented "New construction has always been fundraising tail that wags the museum dog. Big names to draw bigger money...Now that AMPAS is leveraging it's Oscar prestige to be a part of LACMA, a new name to entice donor dollars is Zumthor, a name that means absolutely nothing to most.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72101910/hitler-s-words-into-stone-can-architecture-itself-be-fascist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Z Wise reviewed the newest edition of Albert Speer, Architecture by L&eacute;on Krier for the Wall Street Journal</a>.&nbsp;Mr. Wise concluded his review "<em>Though he is again bemoaning a contemporary inability to regard classicism in a detached manner, it is L&eacute;on Krier who is in a delirious thrall to a malevolent aesthetic</em>".</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;was surprised "<em>wow, i didn't need another reason to dislike krier, but this one certainly seems more than enough to set aside any other complaint about the guy and never revisit them.&nbsp; its amazing that someone could hate modernism so much that even hitler's vision for the world seems palatable to him. nasty</em>". For his part <a href="http://archinect.com/stevenward" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steven Ward</a><br> argued "<em>I'd rather see the swastika redeemed for its original associations (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika</a>) than see any redemption of Speer's work. It's not that the style(s) from which he borrowed were bad so much as his intentional bombastic over-scaling of everything. These buildings were meant to communicat...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/72101910/hitler-s-words-into-stone-can-architecture-itself-be-fascist 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ii/iiiv12swl7ev1lfy.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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> http://archinect.com/news/article/38208082/driehaus-and-krier-do-battle-against-gehry-s-eisenhower-memorial-design Driehaus and Krier do battle against Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial design Archinect 2012-02-15T20:59:00-05:00 >2012-02-21T10:19:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8ttgyq62mg9p97e.jpg" width="514" height="186" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An aesthetic traditionalist who sponsors an annual architecture award that bears his name, Driehaus is no fan of Frank Gehry's proposed modernist design for the Eisenhower Memorial in Washington, D.C. And he's doing what he can to fight it. Earlier this week, a public relations operative who works for Driehaus called me and offered the following essay, by the influential neo-traditionalist architect Leon Krier, who offers a tough critique of Gehry's plan and ideology.</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/90089/katarxis-moment-peter-eisenman-and-leon-krier-on-dishwashing KATARXIS Moment: Peter Eisenman and Leon Krier, on dishwashing... Orhan Ayyüce 2009-06-30T23:18:32-04:00 >2013-04-30T00:29:52-04:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3579/3676763284_3631b966f6.jpg"><br> Vintage 1983... Based on real and virtual quotes, the debate is fictitiously edited by KATARXIS.<br> Peter Eisenman: "Leon, come on, you cannot build this way anymore today!"<br> Leon Krier: " You can't, but I can! "<br><a href="http://elseplace.blogspot.com/2009/06/katarxis-moment-peter-eisenman-and-leon.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">elseplace</a></p>