Archinect - News 2014-09-19T05:50:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/100575087/the-cyprus-2014-venice-biennale-pavilion-seeks-the-island-s-identity-through-architectural-allegory The Cyprus 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion seeks the island’s identity through architectural allegory Justine Testado 2014-05-28T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0g/0g75e3kxon2n5mxf.jpg" width="514" height="540" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cyprus took an allegorical approach with their 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion, titled the "Anatomy of the Wallpaper". Curated by architects Michael Hadjistyllis and Stefanos Roimpas, the Wallpaper symbolizes the reconstruction of the island's complex national identity that has been affected by outside influences throughout its history. To convey Cyprus' multi-layered history, the pavilion will be covered in the timeless and appropriate medium of collages.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jp4jjycl9p5u5r8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3t/3t96hef09us4uaa2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9b/9b6lmc4tmfahawrn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lm/lmxef2i4ll0fczko.jpg"></p><p>More details about the pavilion on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_cyprus_2014_venice_biennale_pavilion_seeks_the_islands_identity_through/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100533391/details-into-the-korean-peninsula-s-crow-s-eye-view-pavilion-for-the-2014-venice-biennale Details into the Korean Peninsula’s “Crow’s Eye View” pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale Justine Testado 2014-05-27T20:29:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbzaptp4pvxxxal8.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the Korean Peninsula's response to the 2014 Venice Biennale theme of rediscovering national identity through architecture, the "Crow's Eye View" pavilion explores the divided state of North and South Korea, and extends that discussion to the global state of architecture itself. The multi-themed pavilion uses architecture as a key to discovering new narratives of the peninsula's complex past, present, and future in an architectural and social perspective.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ls/lsgfu7rf8ar1duyg.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljsxltsrwa2ljbwn.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6p6hs4hummvupbog.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20n5habmbz0ttqen.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5fn1o75dhzlm0kck.jpg"></p><p>Find details of the pavilion on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/details_into_the_korean_peninsulas_crows_eye_view_pavilion_for_the_2014_ven/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.<br><br>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100228775/a-rare-look-at-north-korean-architecture-brought-to-you-by-non-koreans" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>A rare look at North Korean architecture, brought to you by non-Koreans</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96490028/latino-placemaking-how-the-civil-rights-movement-reshaped-east-la Latino Placemaking: How the Civil Rights Movement Reshaped East LA Alexander Walter 2014-03-25T15:08:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T22:06:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d1/d1275e11f58944eb02dd149330d293d0.jpg" width="504" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Latino Placemaking goes beyond creating great public spaces. It also includes cultural identity, which is shaped by needs, desires, and imagination. The Latino quest for cultural identity parallels the African-American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1960&rsquo;s and early 1970&rsquo;s, which has its genesis in protests &ndash; many of which were carried out in public spaces.</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/95485817/london-s-current-obsession-its-own-identity-crisis London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis Alexander Walter 2014-03-12T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T19:19:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e4/e4497bd3153ad6eea370ed1c946b86ad.jpg" width="514" height="413" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is London in danger of losing its soul? The question may sound melodramatic, but this is just what many of the British capital&rsquo;s commentariat have been discussing over the past few days. [...] Barely a day goes by without a local news story about the phenomenal rise of London property values. In just the past few weeks, we've learned that price levels are "approaching madness." [...] London buyers start to bid consistently 25 percent above the asking price.</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/93502802/la-mayor-talks-urbanism-and-mass-transit-with-architecture-critic-christopher-hawthorne LA Mayor talks urbanism and mass transit with architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-14T18:06:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T19:53:01-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6h/6hcw380ewv5k92mz.jpg" width="514" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last night on the bucolic hilltop campus of Occidental College, Los Angeles Mayor&nbsp;Eric Garcetti spoke with the Los Angeles <em>Times</em> architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, about the state of L.A. urbanism. This broad topical platform positioned Hawthorne's interview not as a political interrogation, nor as a staged public appearance, but as a relaxed discourse for Garcetti to mention policy while riffing on the kind of place he believes L.A. is becoming. You can review Archinect's live-tweets of the event <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23oxyurbanism&amp;src=typd&amp;f=realtime" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The discourse of L.A. urbanism is often bogged down by insufficient comparisons and false dichotomies -- sprawl vs. density, cyclists vs. drivers, liberals vs. libertarians, east vs. west, etc. -- that doggedly try to force the region into the conventions of other, completely incomparable cities. Early on, Hawthorne made clear that "Los Angeles" has to be thought of on the "regional scale", and shouldn't copy the developmental models of radically different cities. Garcetti ce...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/69675628/calatrava-s-transit-hub-adds-background-to-ny-s-new-driver-s-licenses Calatrava's Transit Hub adds background to NY's new driver’s licenses Archinect 2013-03-18T16:00:00-04:00 >2013-03-19T18:19:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f1/f1988bf6c6ed0c774c22a834a68fb9d6.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the old-school images might seem odd, the new production method and a barrage of features both seen and unseen will make the licenses, officials say, virtually impossible to forge.</p></em><br /><br /><p> New York has unveiled a new design for their driver&rsquo;s licenses, showcasing Santiago Calatrava's WTC Transit Hub in the background.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/40707333/can-a-font-help-a-city-make-a-comeback Can a Font Help a City Make a Comeback? Alexander Walter 2012-03-08T13:26:00-05:00 >2012-03-09T12:27:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/192009977cb30eab4e8cf531de24787d.jpg" width="450" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Around the world, only a few hundred people make a living as fulltime typeface designers. Two of them happen to live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, population 167,000, where they've embarked on an ambitious project to distill the city's artistic and entrepreneurial spirit into a font called Chatype. The goal is to help the city and its businesses forge a distinct and cohesive identity through custom typeface [...].</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>