Archinect 2015-02-28T23:27:42-05:00 Get a drone's eye view of Foster + Partners' Masdar City in Abu Dhabi Justine Testado 2015-02-27T22:00:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T22:00:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>UK/Dubai-based media company <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Electric Lime Productions</a> recently released a film for the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi called "The Arcology", defined as "a vision of architectural design principles for very densely populated habitats (hyperstructures)"</p><p>The short video below is a highlight from a student recruitment film, showing off beautiful aerial shots of Foster + Partners' solar-powered Masdar City and its desert landscape -- all captured by drone.</p> Los Angeles' historic places, made accessible and searchable for all Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-27T21:17:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T22:00:44-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s not uncommon to live in Los Angeles and still feel like a tourist. The author and seminal California-commentator Carey McWilliams <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">remarked</a> that it took seven years of living in Los Angeles before he no longer felt in exile, and the city has struggled with a history of atomization and segregation in the 60ish years since. There aren&rsquo;t as many glaring <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shiny erections</a> or obvious historical landmarks (maps to star homes don&rsquo;t count) declaring themselves on the landscape, but Los Angeles is dense with urban cultural significance is dense, lying just out of sight. But now, thanks to a new online resource called <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HistoricPlacesLA</a>, that history is becoming much more accessible.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>A joint project from The Getty Conservation Institute and the City of Los Angeles, HistoricPlacesLA&nbsp;is essentially an online database of all of the significant physical urban elements in LA &ndash; from buildings to bridges, parks to streets, districts to ditches. Everything in the inventory is described in detail, mapp...</p> Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for February 2015 Justine Testado 2015-02-27T19:31:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T20:00:07-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's already time for the next round-up of Kickstarter and crowdfunding projects for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>. Check out this month's list right below.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BOOKNITURE- Furniture Hidden in a Book</a></strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Designed by Hong Kong-based MIKE/PLATEAUS, BOOKNITURE is a sleek Origami Structure "book" that unfolds like an accordion into a clever portable piece of furniture. The Kickstarter, which has already far surpassed its initial goal, will help fund necessary tools for mass production.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">re Brut: Brutalist Architecture Re-Imagined</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>As a winning design in a student studio seminar course/competition, the "re Brut" pavilion reinterprets the Brutalist architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kickstarter funds would support the pavilion's realization for the UIC School of Architecture's annual Year End Show (Y.E.S.)</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obelisk: Volume I: On Art, Architecture, &amp; Antiquities</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>OBELISK Vol. 1 contains 36 articles and interviews from the Obelisk quarterly journal. Most of the articles in the 240-...</p> Michael Maltzan Looks to the Future Nicholas Korody 2015-02-27T19:30:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T20:15:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is a place that is &ldquo;conducive to making ideas and forms at the same time,&rdquo; asserted Michael Maltzan during a talk yesterday at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. Part of the museum&rsquo;s ongoing lecture series inCOLLABORATION, Maltzan&rsquo;s talk focused on the relationship his projects hold to their infrastructural, urban and social contexts, as well as his conception of the role of contemporary architecture in the future of American cities.</p><p>The talk was divided into three categories: housing, civic or landscape design, and infrastructure. Yet as Maltzan moved from one to the next, he noted the conceptual permeability of these categories. On the one hand, he asserted that the movement between a house and an infrastructure project, for example, can be radically divergent. This is a fact with which Michael Maltzan Architecture has become intimately acquainted as they have greatly expanded their reach both programmatically and geographically in recent years. On t...</p> Google Unveils BIG + Heatherwick Studios Collaboration for New Campus Master Plan Nicholas Korody 2015-02-27T16:26:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T20:09:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Silicon Valley has been the cradle of a series of innovations that, over the last decades, have propelled technology and [the] world economy, but all of the resources, all of the intelligence, has been invested into the immaterial, the digital realm, the internet,&rdquo; asserts Bjarke Ingels of <a href=";rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CB8QFjAA&amp;;ei=-MfwVI6uEsimgwSVx4DgAQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNF60fL4F7VbSYOVwLzjbYXvwUsN6w&amp;sig2=r5l7ynji_q4IHnSbtCP2Uw&amp;bvm=bv.87269000,d.eXY" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> at the beginning of a new video released today by Google (posted at the end of this article). David Radcliffe, the&nbsp;Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services at Google, continues: "Tech really hasn&rsquo;t adopted a particular language for buildings.&rdquo; Google hopes to change that, unveiling an ambitious new master plan for their Mountain View campus designed collaboratively by Bjarke Ingels Group and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick Studio</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Radcliffe explains that Google scoured the world for the architecture practices they found most innovative. "The BIG Studios &ndash; they&rsquo;re ambitious, they do a lot of very community-focused projects and that was very compelling to us,&rdquo; while Thomas Heatherwick "has this attentio...</p> Archinect's Lexicon: "Ethnoburb" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-27T14:01:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T18:58:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>ethnoburbs</strong>&nbsp;(noun):&nbsp;"suburban ethnic clusters of residential areas and business districts in large American metropolitan areas. They are multi-ethnic communities, in which one ethnic minority group has a significant concentration, but does not necessarily comprise a majority."</p><p>Dr. Wei Li, currently a professor of Asian Pacific American Studies at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ASU</a>, coined the term while a PhD student at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">USC</a> in the 1990s. The above definition is quoted from the abstract of "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anatomy of a New Ethnic Settlement: The Chinese Ethnoburb in Los Angeles</a>",&nbsp;Li's 1998 paper where the term was first published,&nbsp;when Li was an&nbsp;assistant professor of geography and Asian American studies at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Connecticut</a>.</p><p></p><p><em>(Google's ngram charting published instances of "ethnoburb".)</em></p><p>The word grew out of Li's research on Los Angeles, where high concentrations of non-white ethnicities were settling in suburban areas, such as the San Gabriel Valley, during the 1980s and 1990s. The term has since been applied to demograph...</p> HY-Bol Pavilion at City College of New York jscelsa 2015-02-27T12:46:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T13:43:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The HY-Bol Pavilion, designed and built in the summer of 2014 by students of the Spitzer school of Architecture at City College New York, was the culmination of a series of courses devoted to the expression of complex geometric curvature. Contemporary architecture theory has witnessed an new debate on how topology and smooth surface curvature should either embrace or dismiss the historic concepts of tectonics in architecture, a term which has re-appeared sporadically and influentially throughout Architectural History. As a generic umbrella for the term, all of the readings of the word in question seem to share the idea that the tectonic represents an ineffable quality of visual synergy between the needs of construction and structure with the harmonious visualization and pronunciation of those needs.</p><p>"Architecture is <em>Building-plus-value</em>." This equation is not simply the addition of unrelated elements... The identity named by this equation - the "is," or "equals" - is enabled by the di...</p> ISIS continues destruction of ancient artefacts, burns Mosul library, smashes antique statues Alexander Walter 2015-02-27T12:42:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T22:50:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Islamic State militants ransacked Mosul&rsquo;s central museum, destroying priceless artefacts that are thousands of years old, in the group&rsquo;s latest rampage which threatens to upend millennia of coexistence in the Middle East. The destruction of statues and artefacts that date from the Assyrian and Akkadian empires, revealed in a video published by Isis on Thursday, drew ire from the international community and condemnation by activists and minorities that have been attacked by the group.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: University of Kentucky, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-27T12:42:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T12:48:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="731" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the University of Kentucky College of Design.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming events only. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br>2:30 pm<br><strong>Design Chat - School of Interiors</strong><br>Mary Lee O'Bryan / The Design Studio - Louisville, KY<br>Jennifer Dumesnil / Swope Design Group -&nbsp;Louisville, KY<br>at Pence Hall, Room 209</p><p><em>Mar 6</em><br>9 am - 3 pm<br><strong>HPGO Symposium: Rebranding Historic Preservation</strong><br>Andrew Hurley / Author of "Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize Inner-Cities" - St. Louis, MO<br>John-Mark Hack / Partner of Marksbury Farm - Midway, KY<br>Ro...</p> Editor's Picks #406 Nam Henderson 2015-02-27T12:32:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T22:24:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;published another edition of Archinect&rsquo;s <strong>UpStarts:</strong>&nbsp;featuring <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Read Architects</a>.&nbsp;Referring to the design for a Marina authorities Building in Porto Montenegro,&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> commented "<em>it's like it's dancing, right Kristofer?...a little twist on the water kind of thing</em>"</p><p><br><strong>&nbsp;News</strong><br>Architecture professor Jane Porter <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote an essay in memory o</a>f Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.&nbsp;<strong>Lye__Nerd____Sky__Nerd</strong> thought the whole thing tragic beyond words and proposed the establishment of "<em>a scholarship fund in her name</em>". On a related note check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a> StoryCorps interview with from May 2014 with Yusor Abu-Salha &ndash; one of the other victims of the shooting in Chapel Hill &ndash; recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;reported in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">from S&uuml;ha &Ouml;zkan recent talk at SCI-Arc</a> which "<em>convincingly explicated the radicalism of socially-aware architecture, even when it appears traditional</em>".&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;argued he "<em>is either guilty by associati...</em></p> Brooklyn Row House 2 by Office of Architecture oany 2015-02-27T12:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T18:33:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When we were approached by our clients to gut renovate and add to a 110 year old, 15' wide row house, our goal was to create a home that could adapt to change over time. The building is designed to oscillate easily between a two-family and one-family configuration, giving the owners the ability to gradually grow into and out of the house as needed. 70% of the building can be used as a 2 bedroom / 2 bath unit, while the remaining 30% of the building is given over to a 1 bedroom/ 1 bath unit. Depending on their priorities at any given time, the owners have the option to occupy one of the units themselves, while using the other for rental income. It also gives the owners the ability to combine both units to create a 2100SF one-family home for themselves simply by removing a small demising wall on the second floor and demolishing the rental kitchen &ndash; a job that can be executed over the course of a long weekend. Elegant material choices, subtle detailing, and thoughtful spatial sensibili...</p> Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Student Work" Pinterest Board Archinect 2015-02-27T07:30:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T12:13:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding student projects on various Archinect <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People </a>profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Student Work</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kiruna City Hall repositioning</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michal Scieszka</a> &amp; Dale Smith</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">deferentialCONSTRUCTIONS</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Harold-Sprague Solie</a>, Mark Wright, Ning Zhou and Bennett Scorcia</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Choucair Museum</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Caroline Ross</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Courtyard House</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">James Kehl</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Medial Surface Detailing</a> by&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royce Perez</a> in collaboration with Yufeng Zheng</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fish market and cultural place</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ana Luisa Mart&iacute;nez Santos</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Typologies into towers and linear buildings</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Restrepo</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LACMA'S Basement</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aiden Carty</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Stone Company</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alfredo Pimentel</a></p><p>(Cover pic: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5 OZ Installation</a> by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Rotenberger</a>, Greg Pilotti, Belinda Daisey)</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more "Ten Top Images on Arc...</p> Grey House by 08023 · Architecture + Design + Ideas 08023 2015-02-27T04:32:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T13:21:18-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="260" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A house that differs significantly from the initial project but we've experimented with a new system of work: this time were the homeowners who have taken major project decisions and work.</p><p>Our goal was that the house they want and how they want, without pressure or gestures architect should do.</p><p>The result is a home that fits like a glove to everything they want and desire its inhabitants.</p> Dean Douglis to Receive John Q. Hejduk Award at The Cooper Union Emily Klein 2015-02-27T00:44:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T23:29:33-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Dean of Architecture&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Evan Douglis</strong></a>&nbsp;is among four individuals to be honored by the Cooper Union Alumni Association at their Founder&rsquo;s Day Celebration on April 26, 2015. Douglis will be presented with the John Q. Hejduk Award, given to a graduate of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture who has made an outstanding contribution to the theory, teaching and/or practice of architecture. The award has been presented since 2003 to a recipient who reflects the passion and commitment that John Hejduk, Cooper Union faculty member from 1964 to 2000 and dean of the School of Architecture from 1975 to 2000, had for architecture.</p><p>&ldquo;I am very honored to receive this distinguished award from The Cooper Union. John Hedjuk&rsquo;s international reputation as a visionary educator, administrative leader and architect continues to have a resounding impact on our discipline today,&rdquo; Douglis said. &ldquo;His focus on the poetics of architecture from a literary, design and cultural per...</p> Folly 2015 : Scroll by derek pirozzi derek pirozzi 2015-02-26T22:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T00:03:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Our 2015 Folly proposal <em>Scroll</em> becomes redolent of a younger generation, increasingly entitled and self-obsessed. Kinetically simple, the continuous reflective surfaces exploit our excessive (sometimes erotic) interest in ones physical appearance. Composed of dynamic flexible mirror panels joined together to create an endless scrolling surface, <em>Scroll </em>becomes activated through the limitless movement of a reflective rolling system. The resulting experience evokes the notion of an endless digital feed of selfies, forcing the user to continually observe their immovable reflection, unaffected by the speed or length of the users scroll. Over time, the highly reflective surface becomes smudged with the user&rsquo;s imprint, creating a blurred reflection, distorted by the remaining hand prints of a community. The effected character and appearance becomes synonymous with this folly&rsquo;s attempt to replace admiration for one&rsquo;s self with the appreciation for our fellow man.</p> 40 Housing Units by LAN Architecture Anne Sophie Delaveau 2015-02-26T20:18:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T20:18:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Lot 4.2 is part of the new Clichy-Batignolles mixed development area and is located at the edge of boulevard Pereire, at the meeting point of two different periods in the history of Paris&rsquo; urban development. The building plays a key role in linking these two architectural worlds.&nbsp;</p><p>The project renders homage to Paris and the 19th century architecture of the Haussmann building. It seeks to preserve the &ldquo;intrinsic intelligence of this form,&rdquo; which has allowed the buildings constructed during the Haussmann period to survive many changes and grow with the city, providing multiple, often very different uses of the same building.&nbsp;</p><p>The Haussmann building was designed originally as a place of residence for the bourgeoisie, but it revealed itself to be an extraordinarily open architecture capable of incorporating other uses besides habitation: offices, stores, workshops, schools, etc.&nbsp;<br>There are common characteristics in all these architectures that lie at the base of this flexibility: a clear s...</p> The Edmonton Freezeway may soon become a reality Justine Testado 2015-02-26T19:37:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:22:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If all goes accordingly, Canada might get another ice-skating trail known as The Freezeway to turn Edmonton -- a city that can get average below-freezing winter temperatures up to five months in a year -- into a hot destination. Or more like a winter wonderland. Proposed by Edmonton-born graduate student Matthew Gibbs, the 11 km Freezeway is a climate adaptive trail that would enable users to skate to different parts of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Gibbs got inspiration for the skating trail when former city councilor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tooker Gomberg suggested</a>, perhaps lightheartedly, back in the 1990s that the city "crack the fire hydrants open in the winter and flood the streets so people can skate to work."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In the summer months, the Freezeway would become a greenway for bikes and walking. According to Gibbs, the trail would promote a more active winter lifestyle, winter programming and social activities, and an alternative method of sustainable transportation.</p><p>Since the Freezeway was one of three winners in the annual ...</p> Michael Maltzan Architecture seeking Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA, US 2015-02-26T18:08:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T20:50:33-05:00 <p>Administrative Assistant to assist Managing Principal and general office in fast paced architectural office. &nbsp;Previous experience in architectural office or related field helpful. &nbsp;Expertise in Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access required as well as familiarity with Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, and Acrobat. &nbsp;Reliability and positive attitude a must. &nbsp;Salary commensurate with experience.</p> 'Waterlicht' by Daan Roosegaarde creates Dutch water awareness studio roosegaarde 2015-02-26T15:21:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T15:21:07-05:00 <p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>'Waterlicht' is the new 4 acres public project for the Dutch Water Board. Using the latest LED technology this dream landscape raises awareness about the power and poetry of water.</strong></p><p>First visitors describe it as the &ldquo;the Northern Light of the Netherlands&rdquo;. Made by&nbsp;Studio Roosegaarde in collaboration with Waterschap Rijn en IJssel. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> After Empirical Urbanism - Conference 2015-02-26T15:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T15:11:37-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Chinese coal mining company destroys nearly every building in protected village dating back to Ming dynasty Alexander Walter 2015-02-26T14:37:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T12:17:37-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chinese government has promised to protect a rural mountain village that contains some of the country&rsquo;s oldest temples and residences. [...] Despite designating Banpo as a protected heritage site in 2007, the Jincheng city government nonetheless allowed the Shanxi Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group to displace the village later that year. [...] Nearly every building was destroyed and those that remained were left in ruins.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>&ldquo;Corporations are people, my friend.&rdquo;</em></p> The future of 3D printing will be...neoclassical villas? Alexander Walter 2015-02-26T14:03:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T17:10:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Outside, across the car park of this otherwise unremarkable industrial estate, is a grand, neoclassical mansion that recently became a global internet sensation . It is the world&rsquo;s first 3D-printed villa. [...] Not all architects are convinced that 3D printing is good for architecture as a discipline. [...] "It may come without economic cost at a small scale but in architecture, if we are not careful, this is at the expense of integrity.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rapid Construction, China Style: 10 Houses in 24 Hours</a></p> Thresholds 44: workspace Call for Submissions iche 2015-02-26T13:55:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T19:07:56-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Nisa Ari and Christianna Bonin, editors of Thresholds 44, have released a call for submissions for the upcoming issue, <em>workspace</em>. Submissions are due on May 1, 2015. Thresholds is an annual peer-reviewed journal produced by the MIT Department of Architecture.</strong></p><p>When an employee at Google&rsquo;s Mexico City office takes a post-lunch plunge into the on-site ball pit, is she working or playing? And when an employee in one of Foxconn&rsquo;s factory sites in China leaps from his eighth-floor dormitory, only to be cradled in recently installed &ldquo;suicide&rdquo; netting, is he fulfilling or transgressing the design of the workspace? Long hidden in museum basements, conservation labs and storage rooms now feature prominently in museum designs. Facing complicated visa programs and unsavory jobs, employers skirt bureaucracy to sustain the agricultural industry in the US and illegal workers stay undocumented in order to be easily employable. When and why are certain workspaces - and workers - hidden or revealed? W...</p> Archinect Sessions Episode #18: Moonwalking Or (The Expected Virtue of Social Architecture) with Andrés Jaque, winner of MoMA PS1's YAP Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-26T13:38:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T22:30:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Winner of this year's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program</a>, Andr&eacute;s Jaque of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Office for Political Innovation</a>, joins us on the podcast this week to discuss his winning design, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COSMO</a>. In a continued thread from last year's YAP, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living's "Hy-Fi"</a>, Jaque's COSMO focuses on issues of sustainability and ecology &ndash; its main element is a series of pipes that will purify water with biological treatments.</p><p>Before winning the YAP, Jaque's office already had a piece in MoMA's permanent collection,&nbsp;<em>IKEA Disobedients&nbsp;</em>(2011), the museum's first "architectural performance" acquisition.&nbsp;COSMO will be installed from June 23 through September 7.</p><p>As always, you can send us&nbsp;your architectural legal issues, comments or questions via twitter #archinectsessions,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">email</a>&nbsp;or call us at (213) 784-7421. And if you can, we'd love for you to rate us on iTunes or Stitcher!</p><p>Listen to episode eighteen of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect Sessions</strong></a>, "Moonwalking Or (The Expected Virtue of Social Architecture) with Andres Jaque, winner of MoMA P...</p> Get Lectured: Mississippi State University, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-26T13:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T13:06:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="831" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For the next featured poster, Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art + Design (CAAD) has a few School of Architecture Spring '15 events starting tomorrow.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em></em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, all lectures take place at Harrison Auditorium, School of Architecture, Giles Hall Dates and times are subject to change.</p><p><em>Feb 27</em><br>1 pm<br><strong>Steve Badanes</strong> / Jersey Devil Design/Build - University of Washington, WA</p><p><em>Mar 5</em><br><strong>Atmos Energy Workshop</strong><br>CEU energy-related public lecture and workshop<br>S | ARC 5th Year Jackson Center Jackson, MS</p><p><em>Mar 20-21</em><br><strong>Dan + Gemma Camp</strong> / Cotton District<br>W...</p> Plans to rebuild Crystal Palace likely shattered Archinect 2015-02-26T12:59:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T11:52:59-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Plans for a replica Crystal Palace have suffered a set back after a south London council pulled out of negotiations with a Chinese developer. ZhongRong Group wants to rebuild Crystal Palace, which burnt down in 1936, but has failed to meet a deadline set by the council to produce plans.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Smart buildings: Architects using brain science for design guidance Miles Jaffe 2015-02-26T12:14:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T12:24:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The push is on to incorporate brain science into design and architecture... Hopefully, the days of windowless classrooms to prevent vandalism and distraction are over.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Science once agains confirms what we already know, and architects turn it into a marketing tool.&nbsp;</p> Baby Boomers pass the mid-century baton in Palm Springs Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-26T09:49:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T13:26:24-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Along the highways leading from Los Angeles into the Coachella Valley desert, there are two types of sign-posts. One is the rocky, harsh faces of the imposing mountains &ndash; the closer the mountains are cut to the side of the road, the narrower the perspective and the less intimidating the surrounding desert seems, like blinders on a horse. The other is literal sign-posts, glowing lollipops of fast food restaurants, gas stations, motels and casinos. Floating above their signifieds like geotags on a satellite image, they make their offerings known &ndash; food! gas! fortune! In the desert&rsquo;s harsh environs, it&rsquo;s too risky to venture into the unknown, so best stick with the drive-through cheeseburger.&nbsp;</p><p>But then, suddenly there are neat rows of palm trees. Scattered lights on the nightscape coalesce into boulevards and fall in line with landscaped desert palms, manicured gravel patches, and curated cacti. And then there are the mid-century modernist dollhouses, amidst equally inspired gas station...</p> Being an architect is sexy, according to modern society Justine Testado 2015-02-25T23:08:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T18:23:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nothing screams commitment like something that is built on a concrete foundation and set in stone: literally. Go ahead, then. Design something that will last forever.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While people working in architecture, whether through practice or academia, can give insight into the reality of the field, how does broader modern society perceive architects and architecture as a career?</p><p>In one of the more amusing approaches to that topic, sexy has stood as one assumption, especially when it comes to dating or looking for an ideal partner. According to one cringe-worthy heteronormative list aptly titled "Top 10 Sexiest Jobs for Men" by higher-education online database <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, Architect ranked as number 1 -- accompanied by some oh-so-thoughtful commentary that is just comical gold (but not really). There's a list <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">for women</a> too, but Architect or anything closely related to the field didn't make the cut. Big surprise.</p><p>Quite similarly, Mary Balfour of a dating agency called Drawing Down the Moon conducted a survey in 2012/13 that asked men and women what jobs they considered the most attractive. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Those results</a> showed that men working as an Architect or Designer...</p> BUSTLER’S NEW CALL FOR ENTRIES: Share your Bamiyan Cultural Centre submissions! Archinect 2015-02-25T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T08:46:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The recent announcement of the final results for the Bamiyan Cultural Centre design competition in Afghanistan was met with euphoric excitement by the winning teams and blunt disappointment by other participants, even resulting in an online petition to re-evaluate the jury's decision. While the dispute continues, we want to invite all you non-finalists to submit your competition entries and present them to our huge international audience after all.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In our last <a href="" target="_blank">Call for Non-Finalists</a>&nbsp;&mdash; following&nbsp;the insanely popular <a href="" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki</a> design competition &mdash;&nbsp;we were overwhelmed with a great number of stunning submissions, which you can now find <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><strong>TO SHARE YOUR COMPETITION ENTRY:</strong></p><p>You will have to create an Archinect <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">people</a> or <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">firm</a> profile. Just click the "Log in/Join" button on the left-hand side in the black navigation bar.</p><p>If you already have an Archinect profile, you're one step ahead. Simply log into your account and upload your submission to your Project Portfolio. Don't have a Project Portfolio yet? Click <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">here</a> to get started.</p><p>As more entries are uploaded, we will continuously highlight the ones that pique our interest.&nbsp;</p>