Archinect - News 2014-04-17T04:10:30-04:00 Editor's Picks #316 Nam Henderson 2013-05-22T11:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T23:29:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="309" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beth Mosenthal</a>&nbsp;penned a thoughtful <strong>Op-Ed</strong> titled <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Ego and the Architect</a>. Therein,&nbsp;she briefly examined "<em>the idea of &lsquo;leadership&rsquo; in an architectural office</em>".</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br> Celebrating the fact that "the Museum of Modern Art blinked" Michael Kimmelman wrote an article <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Defending the Former American Folk Art Museum Building</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;commented "<em>A lovely, calm argument and well- written article. Fingers crossed that MOMA's less egotisticsl and more community-focused board members will listen</em>".</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect talked to Ivan Blanco, designer of the competition-winning entry in the LA Film Festival Director's Lounge Design Competition</a>.&nbsp; Ivan heads LA-based multi-disciplinary design studio Blnko Design Labs.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin&nbsp;</a>enjoyed the interview but had a couple of&nbsp; thoughts "<em>The scheme is, well, kind of typical but does address the very important IMHO</em> the after film-aspect of going to a screening. The 'windows frame' metaphor is just weak".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Following the release of CLOG: Brutalism&mdash;the NYC-...</a></p> USC Blue Tape Spring 2012 Orhan Ayyüce 2012-05-11T11:09:00-04:00 >2012-05-13T12:59:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> USC School of&nbsp;Architecture's BLUE TAPE, the two day event that brings best of L.A's architectural community together, critiques hundreds of student projects in one big space and gives students a chance to see rest of the classmates' work. In its third year, Blue Tape presentations with spirited review sessions were engaging and most of the discourse was high quality. While my snapshots of rapid curating after a long day of jury duty are not the perfect representation of the work done in the school, they might give you a chance to peek into cross section of this years projects.</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Slides</a></p> <p> Related:<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape 2010</a></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blue Tape 2011</a></p> From the School Blogs: It's Almost Here Paul Petrunia 2011-05-19T11:15:56-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Exit Reviews are starting tomorrow and we all can't believe they're here. They've felt so far away for so long. I'm probably about 98% done with my talk, I go Tuesday at 4:30 so I have time to polish it up.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> USC: the World Is Yours Orhan Ayyüce 2010-12-14T15:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-15T14:31:09-05:00 <p> <img alt="image" name="image" src=""><br><br> Yesterday's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC</a> school wide final reviews meant to be a spectacle for the architecture community and the students and it was. The views from 50 &amp; 51st floors of a downtown Los Angeles building were pleasantly distracting and breathtaking. The endless loop of student projects, varied from conceptual to practical, from small to large and extra large, reflecting the variety of faculty, students and the ideas. Well done. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">slides</a></p>