Archinect 2015-05-04T13:07:28-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/126673191/t-r-e-a-t-us T-R-E-A-T.US Nicole Doan 2015-05-04T12:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T12:43:10-04:00 <p>Why write alone? There is no such need if one finds him or herself sharing similar thoughts with others.</p><p>Cal Poly Pomona's Neutra VDL House hosted the West Coast book launch for "Treatise: Why Write Alone?", a project carried out by fourteen young design teams and organized by Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular. Treatise resulted in a series of small publications that touch on unconventional and often whimsical views of architecture. Despite the project's idiosyncrasy, it is not to be taken too lightly, for the books act as a series of treatises that allow for critique, experimentation, and theory on current architectural issues.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t4/t4axpp6ejybm3b4t.jpg"></p><p><em>Cal Poly Pomona students Parker Ammann, Denise Nugent, and Manny Zermeno peruse books from the inventory stock room.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ig/ig9w59u9p98bkoay.jpg"></p><p><em>Cal Poly Pomona students Ben Tunigold, Ever Vargas, and Mark Fagan overlook book sales.</em></p><p>I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to help run the book launch. When Cal Poly's architecture department chair Sarah Lorenzen first brought up the e...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi The motley life and uncertain legacy of Lina Bo Bardi Nick Cecchi 2015-05-04T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T12:57:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/al/alj90lqncvunhbzc.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em> is not, and does not attempt to be, the definitive collection of Lina Bo Bardi&rsquo;s work, but rather an examination of her life, influences, and motivations for producing her timeless architecture and enduring contributions to Brazilian, particularly Bahian, culture.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126676802/from-a-clean-version-of-hell-to-blabaerskog From a "clean version of hell" to blabaerskog Nam Henderson 2015-05-03T23:01:00-04:00 >2015-05-03T23:02:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/la/la613uw8bpsqm9rb.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On any given day, there are 80,000 U.S. prisoners in solitary confinement...has led some prisoners into a profound level of what might be called &lsquo;ontological insecurity'</p></em><br /><br /><p>About a month ago the NYT published two pieces exploring two variants of the architecture of incarceration. The first essay, examined the stark conditions of&nbsp;United States&rsquo; only federal supermax facility. The second, explored <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/magazine/the-radical-humaneness-of-norways-halden-prison.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The&nbsp;Radical Humaneness of Norway&rsquo;s Halden Prison</a>, designed by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ema.dk/halden_faengsel_oestfold_norge/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Erik M&oslash;ller Arkitekter</a><strong>.</strong></p><p>Previously;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120968526/the-nyt-on-prison-architecture-and-ethics" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT on prison architecture and ethics</a>&nbsp;and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102177822/how-prison-architecture-can-transform-inmates-lives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pacific Standard&nbsp;on&nbsp;How Prison Architecture Can Transform Inmates' Lives</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/53134071/china-pavilion-for-expo-milano-2015/126534704 China Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 by Studio Link-Arc, LLC studio link-arc 2015-05-03T15:11:00-04:00 >2015-05-03T15:11:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dk/dkpj4q3w1cvhju2s.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rejecting the typical notion of a cultural pavilion as an object in a plaza, the China Pavilion is instead conceived as a field of spaces. Envisioned as a cloud hovering over a &ldquo;land of hope&rdquo;, the Pavilion is experienced as a series of public programs located beneath a floating roof, the unique design of which creates an iconic image for the project and a unique presence within the Expo grounds.</p><p>The theme for the China Pavilion is &ldquo;The Land of Hope&rdquo;. The project embodies this through its undulating roof form, derived by merging the profile of a city skyline on the building&rsquo;s north side with the profile of a landscape on the south side, expressing the idea that &ldquo;hope&rdquo; can be realized when city and nature exist in harmony. Conceived as a timber structure that references the &ldquo;raised-beam&rdquo; system found in traditional Chinese architecture, the Pavilion roof also uses modern technology to create long spans appropriate to the building&rsquo;s public nature. The roof is covered in shingled panels ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126558220/aia-chicago-celebrates-2015-small-project-awardees AIA Chicago celebrates 2015 Small Project awardees Justine Testado 2015-05-01T21:28:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T21:28:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sf/sfezgpd5pqj2sf78.jpg" width="514" height="522" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards is that extra nudge reminding us that small firms and small-scale projects are not to be overlooked and underestimated. Today, the Chapter announced this year's winners at a festive party at Chicago's Architectural Artifacts. The exhibition showcased all the competition entries from this year, and attendees had the chance to meet the architects behind the work. Every year, AIA Chicago's Small Project Awards give a big shoutout to the city's emerging architectural firms as well as exceptional local small projects.</p><p>P.K. VanderBeke, Architect received the sole Honor Award for their <a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/live-work-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Live/Work Gallery </a>project, wherein the architect transformed a century-old factory space into a functional and sustainable live/work gallery while maintaining the space's "romantic ruin" character.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/in5kfa3n1ftap3x1.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a6/a66k2b8kst2gbyfe.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpg6rei39bayqcpf.jpg"></p><p>Six additional firms received Citations of Merit:</p><p><a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/acanthus-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>MGLM Architects - Acanthus Awards Medal</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/62/62renzg630ekosld.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/box-within-a-box" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Froelich Kim Architecture - Box Within A Box</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xf/xfvaybzbssvum5og.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://www.aiachicago.org/spa_archive/2015/cast-aluminum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Dirk Denison Architects - Cast Aluminum Tabl...</strong></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126554605/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-details-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Details" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-05-01T20:35:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T20:36:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvgjffo67bmev0dl.jpg" width="514" height="696" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/details/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Details</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0qjzjxym6rr7q76l.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/vaulted-willow/125991654" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vaulted Willow</a> in Edmonton, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r2/r2qwzhshok9p2gsz.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/studio4e/project/courtyard-house-of-stone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtyard House of Stone</a> in Trapani, Italy by <a href="http://archinect.com/studio4e" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">studio 4e</a>; Photo: Angelo Geloso</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vj/vja7cp40as0e4gcq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/118858781/kronprinzenkarree-berlin-mitte/123710945" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kronprinzenkarree</a> in Berlin, Germany by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/118858781/nps-tchoban-voss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">nps tchoban voss</a>; Photo: Irina Chipova</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jhv3d7frpga2o1l.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects/project/desert-courtyard-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Desert Courtyard House</a> in Scottsdale, AZ by <a href="http://archinect.com/wendellburnettearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wendell Burnette Architects</a>; Photo: Bill Timmerman photographs</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/et/ethmh7yizhdl5qwi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/72827400/bedford-stuyvesant-duplex/124672295" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bedford-Stuyvesant Duplex</a> in New York, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/alterARC" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Adam Alter</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/occnm3mizkhi2tpq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/23900/pratt-gaud-exhibition-2015/125504724" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt GAUD Exhibition 2015</a> in Brooklyn, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/72600/pratt-institute" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pratt Institute</a> students Elisa Yi Feng, Zachary Grzybowski, Jeremy Hill, Eunmee Hong, Sasimanas Hoonsuwan, Wooseong Kweon, Maria Nikolovski, Danica Selem, Milad Showkatbakhsh. T. Craig Sinclair, Emily Walek; Pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126550389/what-s-the-perfect-size-for-a-city What's the perfect size for a city? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-01T18:21:00-04:00 >2015-05-02T13:47:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hwi571l27td4al0b.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Welcome to the wonderful world of governing urban regions, where between fragmentation and amalgamation no one actually knows what the right-sized box for local government is or how to change it [...] Municipal fragmentation has been criticised for decades... amalgamation &ndash; bringing fragmented government regions together &ndash; comes with downsides of its own. Of course, you can put people in the same governmental box, but that won&rsquo;t necessarily create common ground</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/126491353/all-eyes-on-your-design-submit-to-the-marvin-architects-challenge-now-until-may-8 All Eyes on Your Design: Submit to the Marvin Architects Challenge now until May 8! Sponsor 2015-05-01T18:18:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T19:02:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9x/9xlma1so5lvvbfi0.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin?brandsettings=marvin&amp;utm_source=archintect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marvin</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>All eyes on your design. We want to honor your best work in the prestigious Marvin Architects Challenge.</p><p>Submissions will be accepted until May 8. Submit your design featuring Marvin Windows and Doors, and it could be selected as the best in one of several categories. The Best in Show winner will be featured in a video and ad created by a national publication.</p><p>Click <a href="http://www.marvin.com/marvin/promotions/architects-challenge?brandsetting=marvin&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_medium=banner&amp;utm_content=submission&amp;utm_campaign=marvinarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126539522/aias-launches-survey-to-reassess-studio-culture-s-broken-status-quo AIAS launches survey to reassess studio culture's broken status quo Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-01T14:27:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T08:49:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5j7joe00dt0r27i.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Sleepless nights and demeaning crits have long been lambasted and perpetuated as part of the necessarily rigorous "rites of passage" for architecture students. While some may accept the difficult studio culture as a badge of honor, there has been a rising volume of protests against the unhealthful atmosphere it creates, with questionable benefits for actual education. The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) first formally addressed such issues in 2002, publishing "The Redesign of Studio Culture", a report meant to outline positive aspects of studio culture that should be made mandatory within NAAB accreditation.</p><p>Now, AIAS is launching "Studio Culture 3.0" to reassesses the progress made since that initial study. Focusing in particular on the changing technological aspects of architecture education, the hope is to better understand both the culture and environment of architectural education &ndash; physically and pedagogically. The investigation, began in 2014 by the AIAS adv...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126538318/old-kathmandu-what-was-lost Old Kathmandu - What was lost Paul Petrunia 2015-05-01T13:15:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T13:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h9/h9kfk03r424hp4wc.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Photographer&nbsp;Kevin Kelly shares a <a href="https://plus.google.com/photos/+KevinKelly/albums/6143452853299253009" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">collection of beautiful photos</a> he took in 1976. Heart wrenching.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0tgu8nqho2e9u9t.jpg"></p><p><em>Katmandu was an intensely ornate city that is easily damaged. The carvings, details, public spaces were glorious. My heart goes out to its citizens who suffer with their city. As you can see from these images I took in 1976, the medieval town has been delicate for decades. Loosely stacked bricks are everywhere. One can also see what splendid art has been lost. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings.</em></p><p><em>If you look carefully you may notice something unusual about these photos. They show no cars, pedicabs, or even bicycles. At the time I took these images, Katmandu was an entirely pedestrian city. Everyone walked everywhere. Part of why I loved it. That has not been true for decades, so this is something else that was lost long ago. Also missing back then was signage. There are few signs...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126538317/stephanie-clark-s-embroidered-architecture Stephanie Clark’s embroidered architecture Alexander Walter 2015-05-01T13:06:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T21:00:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c1/c182cddaeeef63c1115444a072ed479c.jpg" width="514" height="444" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephanie K Clark&nbsp;builds homes from swatches of cloth and spools of thread, embroidering tiny dwellings which appear to absorb the sun and moonlight from her small-scale scenes. The structures and their surrounding landscaping appear in vibrant colors while supporting and environment-specific trees, cacti, flamingos, and dogs lay nearby in faint black outlines.</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/126537113/the-proliferation-of-the-western-quest-for-exotic-adventures-has-led-to-a-new-form-of-educational-colonialism ‘The proliferation of the Western quest for exotic adventures has led to a new form of educational colonialism’ Quilian Riano 2015-05-01T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-05-03T16:03:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dr/dr09j6n5mbjlh0cp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Colonialism found in the Modernist project a powerful and willing partner for the shaping of conquered territories in the southern hemisphere. Today, amid a new wave of colonial activity based on subtler and less easily identifiable strategies, little is done to understand its effects on the way people live and give form to their shelters. Neo-colonialism is an urgent issue but one which most of the profession is ill-prepared to interrogate.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Colonialism found in the Modernist project a&nbsp;powerful and willing partner for the shaping of conquered territories in the southern hemisphere. Today, amid a new wave of&nbsp;colonial activity based on subtler and less easily identifiable strategies, little is done to&nbsp;understand its effects on the way people live and give form to&nbsp;their shelters. Neo-colonialism is an urgent issue but one which&nbsp;most of the profession is ill-prepared to&nbsp;interrogate. In order to address the underlying questions of the appropriateness of architectural concepts and their technical implementation, local and foreign experience needs to come together in an&nbsp;unbiased way to&nbsp;negotiate the challenges of&nbsp;intercultural communication. This is an indispensable prerequisite if such&nbsp;cooperation is to have sustainable and productive results.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/126535306/live-blog-kristi-lynn-jacovino-using-data-to-influence-your-ux-decisions Live Blog: Kristi-Lynn Jacovino, Using Data to Influence Your UX Decisions Lian Chikako Chang 2015-05-01T11:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T13:00:07-04:00 <p>Hello Archinect!</p><p>I'm in Chicago with the ACSA at&nbsp;<a href="http://dogooddata.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Do Good Data 2015</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/iamhyphenated" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kristi-Lynn Jacovino</a>&nbsp;from the Onion and Clickhole is talking about user experience on the web. The Onion has a very small design team (two people, I think?) and they just launched their&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new site</a>&nbsp;today! (There's a nice slideshow of the Onion's website designs over the years&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theonion.com/redesign/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o0/o041am1a682btekl.jpg"></p><p>KLJ is going to focus on:</p><ul><li>Content Strategy</li><li>Information Architecture</li><li>User Interface</li></ul><p><strong>CONTENT STRATEGY&nbsp;</strong>is the core of your website, otherwise it's pretty and useless. At The Onion, the editorial team manages this.</p><p>If you're not sure where to start, start with an audit of your website:&nbsp;<strong>What content do we need? What content can we get rid of? Is our content useful?&nbsp;</strong>Too often, people throw everything they've written or done on the website, which leads to people saying:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tl%3Bdr" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TL;DR</a>.</p><p><strong>Are we speaking in a way that our users understand?&nbsp;</strong>Too often, people use jargon--names of programs or campaigns, discipline-specific language--that won't be clear to everyone.</p><p><strong>I...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126521452/new-call-for-submissions-for-monu-23-participatory-urbanism New Call for Submissions for MONU #23 - Participatory Urbanism MAGAZINEONURBANISM 2015-05-01T11:24:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T12:47:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kd1ws1d7xaal1rgc.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We need to talk! We at MONU think that the time has come to talk with you about "participation" in architecture and urbanism and re-evaluate and re-examine developments around this topic in recent years and what the future might hold. (Bernd Upmeyer, Editor-in-Chief, May 2015)</p></em><br /><br /><p>We need to talk! We at <strong>MONU </strong>think that the time has come to talk with you about <strong><em>"participation"</em></strong> in architecture and urbanism and re-evaluate and re-examine developments around this topic in recent years and what the future might hold. Our 11th issue on the topic of <em>"Clean Urbanism"</em>, around 6 years ago, instigated a similar day of judgement when we asked how <em>"Clean Urbanism"</em> might become more than just a brand label for a city, or how we could smarten up existing cities and transform them into truly clean cities. This time we would like to initiate a critical discussion on what is currently happening in cities with regard to <strong>"Participatory Urbanism"</strong>.</p><p>These days, most urban designers and architects would agree that involving the public in planning processes and city building is a good thing or that - at least - a mix of bottom-up and top-down planning mechanisms need to be achieved. We at <strong>MONU</strong> are also strong believers and supporters of <em><strong>participatory decision-making</strong></em> and collaborative k...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126531688/the-new-york-times-reviews-moma-exhibit-latin-america-in-construction-architecture-1955-1980 The New York Times reviews MoMA exhibit, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955-1980 Joachim Perez 2015-05-01T11:12:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T15:11:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ho/hoy3qew0b7kfhkgr.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The exhibition recalls an earlier era when architects there believed that social challenges should be tackled by design, that humane societies deserved beautiful new forms, and progressive development put faith in art, nature and the resilience of ordinary people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Michael Kimmelman of The New York Times wrote a review on the recent MoMA exhibit,<em>&nbsp;&lsquo;Latin America in Construction: Architecture&nbsp;1955-1980&rsquo;</em>. The exhibit highlights the work of Oscar Niemeyer, Lina Bo Bardi,&nbsp;Eladio Dieste, Rogelio Salmona and others who helped define Latin American modern architecture. &nbsp;On display are photographs, videos, drawings, blueprints and models. &nbsp;Some models shown in Kimmelman's article feature the work of University of Miami students who collaborated with MoMA on this exhibit.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126441864/the-trauma-of-rebuilding-after-kathmandu-s-earthquake-what-can-architects-do-we-talk-with-a-nepalese-architect-on-the-ground-for-archinect-sessions-27 "The trauma of rebuilding": After Kathmandu's earthquake, what can architects do? We talk with a Nepalese architect on the ground for Archinect Sessions #27 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-30T18:57:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T10:57:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hp/hpelfezltd8t64q5.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Last Saturday, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Kathmandu, precipitating catastrophic destruction throughout Nepal and a death toll currently marked at more than 5,000. Reports have been very bleak, with citizens taking to living outside in public spaces, fearful of more damage from aftershocks. Aid and relief efforts are slowly beginning to appear, but basic necessities such as food, water and shelter are still desperately needed.</p><p>In the face of such large-scale damage to buildings and infrastructure, architects have a professional imperative to consider their role (from near or far) in reconstruction and relief efforts. At the same time, assistance must take the long-view &ndash; for survivors, the worst part of such disasters may not have the immediate event, but the trauma and tedium of the long return to normal.</p><p>On this episode, <a href="http://archinect.com/rajan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rajan Karmachaya</a>, a Nepalese architect in Kathmandu,&nbsp;spoke with us&nbsp;about what it's like in Kathmandu now, and what architects can (or shouldn't) do to help.&nbsp;R...</p> http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/revisiting_case/ Revisiting CASE 2015-04-30T18:57:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T18:57:35-04:00 <!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/126493763/richard-serra-engages-with-the-qatari-desert-landscape-in-his-new-sculptural-piece Richard Serra engages with the Qatari desert landscape in his new sculptural piece Justine Testado 2015-04-30T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T13:32:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ft/ft7fg3kg1qh16xf6.jpg" width="514" height="187" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Richard Serra&rsquo;s new sculpture, 'East-West/West-East,' is a set of four standing steel plates rolled in Germany, shipped via Antwerp, and offloaded, trucked, and craned into place in the middle of the western Qatari desert...the steel is the same that he&rsquo;s used in his other pieces, and it will oxidize in the same way, albeit more quickly in the hot, salty conditions of the Brouq Nature Reserve. The plates will [ultimately] turn a dark amber&mdash;approximately the same color...as the Seagram Building.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98562050/richard-serra-is-the-first-artist-to-receive-the-president-s-medal-from-the-architectural-league-of-new-york" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Serra is the first artist to receive the President's Medal from the Architectural League of New York</a></li><li><a title="&ldquo;Serra Gate&rdquo; salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city next year" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/114437437/serra-gate-salutes-to-taksim-square-protests-in-istanbul-will-tour-city-next-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&ldquo;Serra Gate&rdquo; salutes to Taksim Square protests in Istanbul, will tour city next year</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/features/article/126442466/how-architects-can-help-nepal-and-learn-from-past-disastrous-mistakes-successes How Architects Can Help Nepal (And Learn From Past Disastrous Mistakes/Successes) Julia Ingalls 2015-04-30T18:20:00-04:00 >2015-05-03T21:37:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bh/bh9iznkzltss76vf.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 25th&rsquo;s 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has razed entire villages, severely disrupted basic infrastructure, and is responsible for the loss of over 5,000 lives. According to The Guardian, the death toll may rise to as many <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/28/nepal-earthquake-anger-among-survivors-as-food-and-water-in-short-supply" target="_blank">10,000 people</a>. Unfortunately, in the wake of natural disasters, the architectural community has traditionally waited out the initial emergency phase before lending aid. The embarrassing response to 2005&rsquo;s Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, in which thousands of refugees sweltered in the Superdome for days without ready access to running water, prompted organizations including the AIA to revamp their emergency-response guidelines. Now, architects are encouraged to immediately respond to a disaster.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126490145/first-designs-unveiled-for-chicago-latino-cultural-center-s-new-hq First designs unveiled for Chicago Latino Cultural Center's new HQ Alexander Walter 2015-04-30T17:12:00-04:00 >2015-05-03T14:00:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f2/f22utj8at8v8ocnv.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Juan Gabriel Moreno is teaming up with Chicago's International Latino Cultural Center to build a new downtown headquarters in the form of a wild-looking $50 million complex. Announced during the most recent edition of Chicago Latino Film Festival that took place this month, the organization announced its ambitious new "Ibero-American Tower" which would house a number of components [...].</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/126485922/rachel-slade-dares-to-ask-why-is-boston-so-ugly Rachel Slade dares to ask: "Why is Boston so ugly?" Alexander Walter 2015-04-30T16:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T18:11:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3dbff250720c1cbe336ab24e47575f3.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The forest of elevator cores sprouting up around town tells us that we&rsquo;re living in a once-a-century moment&mdash;a sugar rush of development unseen here since our parents&rsquo; parents&rsquo; time. But the dirty little secret behind Boston&rsquo;s building boom is that it&rsquo;s profoundly banal&mdash;designed without any imagination, straight out of the box, built to please banks rather than people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Economic boom isn't always congruent with good architecture in other cities either:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126360178/the-new-5-over-1-seattle-where-everything-looks-the-same" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The new 5 over 1 Seattle, where "everything looks the same"</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125363205/blair-kamin-not-impressed-by-chicago-s-latest-housing-developments" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Blair Kamin not impressed by Chicago's latest housing developments</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125204801/jeff-sheppard-calls-downtown-denver-s-new-housing-developments-meaningless-uninspiring" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeff Sheppard calls downtown Denver's new housing developments "meaningless, uninspiring"</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/126484701/further-strides-made-in-nobel-winning-research-on-the-neuroscience-of-navigation Further strides made in Nobel-winning research on the neuroscience of navigation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-30T14:57:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T15:45:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/84/84c1562ca9519dff55e65f04fc43f04c.jpg" width="514" height="277" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Place cells, which fire when the brain recognizes a corresponding geographical landmark (like your house, or the Space Needle) [offer] a two-dimensional map of familiar environments [...] Grid cells ... are not tied to particular places &mdash; but are adjusted as needed to mark off the space around us [...] Now, researchers from University College London have shown how grid cells help us combine mental maps, joining rooms into a house, blocks into a neighborhood and neighborhoods into a city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Some background on the Nobel Prize-winning medical research can be found here:&nbsp;<a title="Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain&rsquo;s &lsquo;Inner GPS&rsquo;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/110716179/nobel-prize-in-medicine-is-awarded-to-three-who-discovered-brain-s-inner-gps" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain&rsquo;s &lsquo;Inner GPS&rsquo;</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126481680/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-67 Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #67 Justine Testado 2015-04-30T14:09:00-04:00 >2015-04-30T14:20:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nc/ncnhfdtiah6916x4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Heads up to all you job seekers and active employers. Here's our weekly batch of employers for Archinect's <em>Employer of the Day</em>. If you've been following the daily feature on Archinect's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>, <em>Employer of the Day</em> is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>In case you missed them, check out the latest <em>EOTD</em> features:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/126240456/craig-steely-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Craig Steely Architecture</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153180360312247.1073743101.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/126273370/job-captain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Job Captain</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vk9p208wojaov66.jpg"></p><p>2. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>UNStudio</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153175943942247.1073743099.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/125925693/advanced-design-architect-shanghai" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Advanced Design Architect (Shanghai)</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tq/tq51wioazv9i36oj.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/40993/assembledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Assembledge+</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153178256812247.1073743100.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/40993/assembledge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hh/hh5ow7lhpabmegll.jpg"></p><p>4. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>THEVERYMANY</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153168891372247.1073743097.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/na/nao9zw292x7t3ffr.jpg"></p><p>5. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17874107/matiz-architecture-and-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Matiz Architecture + Design</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153166709502247.1073743096.159112812246&amp;type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/125745576/revit-project-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Revit Project Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcig132zd05qx315.jpg"></p><p>To follow <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="http://facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a> or the new <em>Employer of the Day</em> <a href="https://www.pinterest.com/archinect/employer-of-the-day/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pinterest page</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126482891/chinese-prefab-company-builds-a-57-story-skyscraper-in-just-19-days Chinese prefab company builds a 57-story skyscraper in just 19 days Alexander Walter 2015-04-30T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T10:56:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/eaa09922d998cce10a6dbeee98327bb8.jpg" width="300" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A Chinese construction company is claiming to be the world&rsquo;s fastest builder after erecting a 57-storey skyscraper in 19 working days in central China. Broad Sustainable Building, a prefab construction firm, put up the rectangular, glass and steel Mini Sky City in the Hunan provincial capital of Changsha, assembling three floors a day using a modular method [...]. The company now has ambitions to assemble the world&rsquo;s tallest skyscraper, at 220 floors, in only three months.</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/126481671/pompidou-responds-to-fascist-le-corbusier-claims Pompidou responds to "fascist" Le Corbusier claims Alexander Walter 2015-04-30T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T12:16:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8eivjh97yxwrhagr.jpg" width="500" height="671" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Pompidou Centre in Paris has hit back at critics who say its Le Corbusier exhibition, which opened to the public&nbsp;yesterday, 29 April, glosses over recent accusations that the Swiss-born French architect was a militant fascist with links to the Vichy regime. A spokeswoman for the Pompidou says the exhibition does not refer to Le Corbusier&rsquo;s fascist past because &ldquo;it&rsquo;s about the proportions of the human body, which are present in his architecture and painting. [...]&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125745578/le-corbusier-militant-fascist-claims-overshadow-50th-death-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier "militant fascist" claims overshadow 50th death anniversary</a></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/125765734/between-sampling-and-dowsing-field-notes-from-grnasfck Between Sampling and Dowsing: Field Notes from GRNASFCK Nicholas Korody 2015-04-30T13:10:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T22:02:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yi/yio1prwuba98f5lb.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case the name didn&rsquo;t tip you off, let it be said that <a href="http://archinect.com/greenasfuck" target="_blank">GRNASFCK</a> is not your average landscape architecture studio. Whether producing disjointed travelogues in Celebration, Florida or organizing rallies for extremophile bacteria in San Francisco, GRNASFCK operates almost like an industrial dredge, unsettling easy or comfortable ideas about the relationship between architecture and ecology, and covering impressive conceptual (and geographic) ground.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126440657/how-urban-cities-continue-to-veer-toward-new-forms-of-mobility How urban cities continue to veer toward new forms of mobility Justine Testado 2015-04-30T09:32:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T21:34:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5z/5zpneggcificcvb9.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gilles Vesco calls it the 'new mobility'. It&rsquo;s a vision of cities in which residents no longer rely on their cars but on public transport, shared cars and bikes and, above all, on real-time data on their smartphones...'Multi-modal' and 'interconnectivity' are now the words on every urban planner&rsquo;s lips...This model of denser, less car-dependent cities is becoming the accepted wisdom across the developed world.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Writer Stephen Moss talks to urban planners and transportation authorities around Europe to get a glimpse into how cities worldwide continue to wean themselves off car dependency and explore new forms of mobility, all while city density increases.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/100911404/le-tourp-cultural-center-omonville-la-rogue/126470187 Le Tourp Cultural Center - Omonville-la-Rogue by Architecture Patrick Mauger Patrick Mauger 2015-04-30T08:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-04T12:25:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9idy4rjoshbma3y.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Located on the tip of the Cotentin peninsula, this architectural complex placed on the French supplementary historic monuments list aims to increase the number of tourists visiting the area and develop its natural and ethnological heritage.</p><p>Positioned around the courtyard - the heart of the &ldquo;Maison de la Hague&rdquo; - are a number of permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, a cultural and scientific research centre and an accommodation wing.</p><p>Outside, a contemporary timber and glass greenhouse welcomes hikers and contributes to developing the image of the region as a focal point merging cultural heritage and modernity.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126441260/oma-designed-nhow-amsterdam-rai-hotel-will-be-the-largest-in-benelux OMA-designed 'nhow Amsterdam RAI' hotel will be the largest in Benelux Alexander Walter 2015-04-29T20:58:00-04:00 >2015-05-01T18:13:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2cf803667920654648a4cfa9b8ae85ff.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of&nbsp;largest hotel in the Netherlands.&nbsp;The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known&nbsp;Rotterdam architecture firm OMA. [...] Among the features will be a virtual 3D holographic meeting space for having &ldquo;in person&rdquo; meetings with the holographs of people in another location.</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://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/the_state_between_a_symposium_on_new_jersey_urbanism/ The State Between – A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism 2015-04-29T19:38:00-04:00 >2015-04-29T19:38:54-04:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>