Archinect 2015-02-01T06:53:20-05:00 Register now for the Field Constructs installation competition in Austin, TX Justine Testado 2015-01-30T20:50:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T20:50:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The international <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> is currently open to all emerging architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists for temporary installation proposals for the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now's the chance: the early-bird deadline is <strong>February 15</strong>.</p><p>The FCDC jury will select 5-8 proposals to be realized and then publicly exhibited at the nature preserve during a week-long series of creative community events in November. Aside being innovative, proposals should also be engaging minimal-impact outdoor installations that reflect the cultural and natural characteristics unique to the evolving city of Austin.</p><p>All submissions are due on <strong>April 1, 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>Winners will be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be honored during a public reception.</p><p>FCDC Jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabe...</li></ul> Archinect's Lexicon: "Magpie Architecture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T18:55:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T18:56:06-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>magpie</strong>&nbsp;[ma&#609;&#716;p&#299;],&nbsp;adjective: architecture that is, in the words of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagenize</a>'s&nbsp;Mikael Colville-Andersen,&nbsp;&ldquo;attempting to attract people to big shiny things that dazzle but that have little functional value in the development of a city&rdquo;.</p><p>Colville-Andersen uses the term to chastize&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Norman Foster's "Skycycle"</a>&nbsp;proposal for London, published&nbsp;in Copenhagenize on January 20, 2014: "Now of course this isn't a good idea." His use of "magpie architecture" is less about critiquing design elements, and more about deriding Foster's entire concept: "Ideas like these are city killers. Removing great numbers of citizens who could be cycling down city streets past shops and caf&eacute;s on their way to work or school and placing them on a shelf, far away from everything else."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Given that the author is an urban designer specializing in urban mobility, and whose Copenhagenize blog champions cycling as a key aspect of thriving cities, it's no surprise that Colville-Andersen isn't a fan of pushing cycling towa...</p> Dissecting NYC's transit shutdown after an underwhelming snowstorm Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T18:27:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T18:27:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>By shutting down New York City&rsquo;s subways, commuter rail, and roads for this week&rsquo;s storm-that-wasn&rsquo;t, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) made the right call. [...] The city has learned the hard way that the best way to keep people off the streets is by shutting down mass transit. [...] Preemptively shutting down subways before Hurricane Irene in 2011 and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 worked well in keeping people home.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Read the Urban Land Institute's full report on the micro unit housing trend Justine Testado 2015-01-30T15:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T15:49:22-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Urban Land Institute (ULI) recently published a report titled "The Macro View of Micro Units", which shares the latest findings in the revived trend of micro dwellings in the United States. The report arose from a ULI Foundation research grant that the Multifamily Housing Councils received in 2013 to evaluate the market performance and acceptance of small living spaces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr; <em>The 23-unit SMARTSPACE SoMa micro apartments at 38 Harriet St. in San Francisco.</em></p><p>Bill Whitlow, a partner of Terra Search Partners, led the ULI Research Committee that wrote the 46-page report. The Committee worked with ULI Multifamily Council members as well as other developers, operators, and design professionals familiar with micro unit developments in conducting interviews. The findings were presented at the ULI's annual fall meeting in New York.</p><p>The report focuses especially on high-density and pricey metropolitan cities like New York, Boston, Seattle, Washington D.C., and San Francisco. The prefab SMARTSPACE ...</p> Preserving England's history in concrete Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T15:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T15:15:34-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="794" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, English Heritage ... listed 14 late 20th century office developments as historic monuments. The buildings, all constructed between 1964 and 1984, will now be protected from summary demolition or insensitive remodeling, standing as examples of the best architecture of their period. [...] The buildings being spared might seem extremely modest, even provincial. That could partly be the point&mdash;the buildings are supposed to be representative of their country, after all.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: Rensselaer, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-30T14:43:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T14:52:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="686" 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 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture.</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, lectures begin at 6 p.m. at EMPAC / The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media + Performing Arts Center: 110 8th Street, Troy NY 12180. Free admission.</p><p><em>Feb 9</em><br><strong>RHETT RUSSO</strong><br>Architecture in Surplus<br>at the EMPAC Concert Hall</p><p><em>Mar 11 </em><br><strong>JIM COLLINS</strong>, '77<br>"The Pursuit of Excellence in an Era of Resistance"<br>at the EMPAC Theater</p><p><em>Apr 6</em><br><strong>Bedford Chair Symposium:<br>"Integrated Ideation: The Art and Science of Extraordinary Structures"</strong><br>CRAIG SCHWITTER / BuroHappold<br>BRUCE DA...</p> Ontario, California fighting for a stronger airport in Los Angeles' mega-region Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-30T13:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T13:49:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While American airlines carry more than 700 million passengers annually, nobody wants to fly out of his own backyard. Nobody that is, except the citizens of Ontario, California. [...] Ontario wants as many of those potential 30 million passengers as it can get. And it has been pleading, negotiating and suing for the right to do so. [...] &ldquo;The Ontario Airport is the largest economic engine in the Inland Empire ... It generates jobs, revenue to the city and to the entire region"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for January 2015 Justine Testado 2015-01-30T13:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T13:26:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Our first Kickstarter list of 2015! Here you'll find our latest selections of crowdfunding campaigns that piqued our interest for <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's curated Kickstarter page</a>.</p><p><strong><a href="http://" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Parabola Chair</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>After two years of development and 15 full-sized prototypes, designer Carlo Aiello's Parabola Chair recently won the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">prestigious 2014 Red Dot Design Award</a>. Aiello's Kickstarter campaign could help bring the chair to a wider market.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MODUS: The Ultimate 11-in-1 Portable Sketching Tool</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The MODUS combines multiple essential drawing tasks into one nifty portable tool. It has the exact dimensions of a credit card, so it can slip right into a wallet. It's also made of 6061 Aluminum that can prevent RFID theft.</p><p><strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Life-size Animated Film</a></strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London-based animated filmmaking team Daisy Jacobs and Chris Wilder are crowdsourcing funds in hopes to bring their next film project together, where 2D painted characters interact with real-world 3D objects. You can check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the trailer</a> of the team's last life-size animated film, "The...</p> CLOG : National Mall at Cooper Union 2015-01-30T12:05:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T21:06:13-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite – A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-29T15:25:00-05:00 >2015-01-31T22:15:39-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This episode is a doozy. Paul and Amelia left the temperate sunshine of Los Angeles for Washington, DC's frigid monumentality, to interview Bjarke Ingels on the eve of his "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot to Cold" exhibition at the National Building Museum</a>. The 40-year old architect shared some quick-won wisdom about scaling a business, the Danish condition, and the indispensability of humor and play in architecture.</p><p>Donna and Ken joined Paul and Amelia to speak with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lian Chang</a>&nbsp;about her&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recently published visualizations</a>&nbsp;of the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Salary Poll</a>&nbsp;for the ACSA, in charming emoji-based data sets. The Sessions co-hosts also discuss <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky's new appointment as the head of the deeply troubled Taliesin West</a>, and what <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thom Mayne's demolition of Ray Bradbury's house</a> means for architecture preservation and sentimentality.</p><p>And for another climatological analogy, Paul and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Newman</a>, <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Session</a></strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>s</strong></a>'s legal correspondent,&nbsp;poke at the tip of the iceberg concerning issues of copyright in architecture. &nbsp;</p><p>A remind...</p> Boris Johnson greenlights London's "Crossrail" bicycle superhighway Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T15:10:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T15:16:02-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Boris Johnson today confirmed he would build Europe&rsquo;s longest segregated urban cycle lane through central London after delays likely to be suffered by motorists were reduced. The Mayor approved the &ldquo;Crossrail for bikes&rdquo; protected route through Parliament Square and along the Victoria Embankment and Upper Thames Street after it won overwhelming public support.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Minneapolis rejects plan to build Minnesota's tallest new tower Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T14:51:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T14:53:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>City of Minneapolis planners on Friday rejected a proposal for an 80-story tower downtown and revealed problems they saw in the efforts of its developer. The move quashed the prospects for a building that would have surpassed the IDS Center to become the tallest in Minnesota and injected new drama into an unusual public contest the city created to redevelop a parking lot on Nicollet Mall.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Favorite Building: Konrad Wachsmann and Le Corbusier Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-29T14:41:00-05:00 >2015-02-01T01:12:35-05:00 <img src="" width="427" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Esther McCoy's 1981 memorial to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Konrad Wachsmann</a>:</p><p>"Finally all internees who wanted to,&nbsp;were permitted to join the French army. Konrad did. They heard then about the Dunkirk disaster. When Konrad&rsquo;s regiment crossed the Loire River, the Germans were already in Marseilles. They had destroyed the Pont Transbordeur, which bridged the inner harbor entrance to Marseilles.</p><p>Ten years later Konrad sat one day in a restaurant in New York with Le Corbusier. Konrad said, "He asked me what I thought was the most beautiful structure in this century."<br>"I hope, " Konrad said, "you are not expecting me to say the Villa Savoye.&rdquo;<br>&ldquo;No, no, " Corb replied.</p><p>Konrad then proposed that each write the name of the structure and compare them. They had both written<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Pont Transbordeur</a>..."</p><p><em>Cover photo and quote via&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Morgan</a></em></p> Landscape research project takes on Long Island's Jamaica Bay Alexander Walter 2015-01-29T14:24:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T14:31:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Landscape architect Catherine Seavitt, along with her team at the City College of New York, take those approaches to Jamaica Bay a step further as part of the larger Structures of Coastal Resilience study, which includes three other East Coast bays attended to by university-based teams. As Seavitt explains, her studio follows a growing trend in the field of landscape architecture toward experimental and science-based design processes and active participation in policy discussions.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Field Constructs Design Competition 2015-01-29T13:10:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T13:10:45-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Get Lectured: McGill University, Winter '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-29T12:52:00-05:00 >2015-01-29T12:52:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="669" 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 McGill University School of Architecture in Montreal, Canada.</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>Lectures take place on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Room G10 of the Macdonald-Harrington Building, unless noted. Listed below are upcoming lectures only.</p><p><em>Feb 17</em><br><strong>Tatiana Bilbao</strong> / Tatiana Bilbao S.C.</p><p><em>Feb 23</em><br><strong>Manon Asselin, Randy Cohen, Dan Hanganu</strong>: The New Architecture of Montreal Libraries<br>Moderated by Guy Berthiaume</p><p><em>Mar 9</em><br><strong>Sylvia Smith </strong>/ FXFOWLE Architects</p><p><em>Mar 23</em><br><strong>Bruce Kuwabara </strong>/ KPMB Architects</p><p><em>Mar 30</em><br><strong>David Newton</strong> / McGill University School of Architecture</p><p>For furthe...</p> Archinect's Employer of the Day - Weekly Round-Up #54 Justine Testado 2015-01-29T09:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T20:58:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Todd Rader + Amy Crews, Architecture Landscape Architecture</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Landscape Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>2. <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio+</a></strong> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>3. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Robert A Cardello Architects</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Production Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ameen Ayoub Design Studio</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Job Captain</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>5. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ware Malcomb</strong></a> (<a href=";type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>To follow <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Employer of the Day</em></a>, like Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook page</a>.</p> ‘Self-Ornamentalize’ is a multidisciplinary installation​ by VINN PATARARIN vinnpatararin 2015-01-28T23:23:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T16:04:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&lsquo;Self-Ornamentalize&rsquo; is a multidisciplinary installation&#8203;, challenging the resources limitation and experimenting on material manipulation, through a custom computational design of structure, skin and ornamentation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>A collaborative installation work by VINN PATARARIN brand (Vinn Chokkhatiwat &ndash; Architect and designer, Patararin Pongprasit &ndash; fashion designer) and FAHPAV (Paveena Amornkul &ndash; architect and digital designer) held by Compeung, the artist in residency program located at DoiSakt, a sub-urban village of Chiangmai, a Northern province of Thailand. The exploration based on a curiosity of sub-urban culture in post-modern era through local crafts, materials on site specification came the realization to the fact that local craft and material such as hand weaving products and natural local-grown materials are fading caused from the expansion of the city and occupation changes. From that, the area itself has shown an obvious large amount of used plastic products presented around the...</p> “Systems”, a Braun Design tribute at Moda (Paris) 2015-01-28T21:08:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T21:10:25-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Call for Submissions - CLOG : LANDMARK 2015-01-28T20:54:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T20:54:37-05:00 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> +POOL installation to open at the Ace Hotel in NY next month Justine Testado 2015-01-28T19:38:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T14:08:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since Archinect first mentioned the Family and PlayLab's +POOL <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in 2011</a>, the initiative has made significant progress toward realizing the world's first water-filtering, floating pool in New York.</p><p>After two wildly successful Kickstarter campaigns in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2011</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013</a> along with international acclaim, the non-profit support group Friends of +POOL teamed up with the Ace Hotel in New York to present a free public art installation,&ldquo;Doing Something Big When No One Asks You To Do Something Big.&rdquo;</p><p>Opening on February 5 at the Ace Hotel Gallery, the interactive installation will visually depict the four years of research and development that led to the creation of the +POOL. The installation will feature floor-to-ceiling wall drawings of the +POOL that explain its design process and reveal its latest discoveries and anecdotes.</p><p>All are welcome to the opening reception hosted by +POOL&rsquo;s founders and board members on February 5 from 7-9 p.m. The exhibition will be open 24/7 until March 1.</p><p>Learn more abo...</p> Future of Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County building still uncertain Alexander Walter 2015-01-28T18:12:00-05:00 >2015-01-31T08:27:36-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="253" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But Steven M. Neuhaus, Orange County executive, seems determined to pursue the teardown plan. [...] He recently vetoed a proposal that would have allowed the county to sell the center to Mr. Kaufman. County legislators meet on Feb. 5. [...] But many people who spoke at a public hearing last month in Goshen endorsed Mr. Kaufman&rsquo;s proposal. It would save the center, potentially save the county a fortune, bring in tourist dollars and even put the Rudolph building on the tax rolls.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County gem to be repurposed as "arts hub"</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rethinking a Spurned Landmark</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwathmey Siegel's Kaufman wants to buy Paul Rudolph's brutalist Orange County Government Center</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orange County Votes to Keep Brutalist Building</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Unloved Building in Goshen, N.Y., Prompts Debate on Modernism</a></li></ul> Beijing mayor says air pollution makes his city "unlivable" Alexander Walter 2015-01-28T17:22:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T17:25:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>China's smog-shrouded, overcrowded, traffic-choked capital has become unlivable. And that's not the assessment of some tourist or disgruntled cubicle-dweller: That's the mayor talking. [...] "In establishing a top-tier, internationalized livable and harmonious city, Beijing is currently establishing a system of standards, something that is very important," Wang said in comments reported by state news outlets. "At the present time, however, Beijing is not a livable city."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:</p><ul><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giant bubbles could be 'built over Beijing parks to save residents from smog danger'</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">China plans to unleash smog-killing drones to zap its pollution</a></p></li></ul> Monuments Men: U.S. Army struggles to recruit enough heritage specialists for conflict areas Alexander Walter 2015-01-28T16:53:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T16:56:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The US Army is looking to recruit the next generation of &ldquo;Monuments Men and Women&rdquo; to help preserve sites and cultural property in combat zones and to advise troops on heritage. [...] It is turning to museum directors, archaeologists and preservationists to fill these posts. [...] With extremist groups such as Islamic State using the destruction of cultural heritage as a tool of war, such expertise is needed more than ever.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related</a></p> Get Lectured: Columbia GSAPP, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-28T16:19:00-05:00 >2015-01-31T08:23:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="795" 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 Columbia GSAPP with their Spring '15 Core Series of lecture events.</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, events will take place on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall. Free and open to the public.</p><p><strong>Lectures can be viewed on GSAPP's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Livestream</a> channel. Previous lecture videos can be found <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</strong></p><p><em>Jan 28</em><br><strong>Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi</strong><br>Response by Dean Amale Andraos and Justin Davidson, <em>New York Magazine</em></p><p><em>Feb 4</em><br><strong>Juan Herreros</strong><br>Response by David Benjamin, GSAPP</p><p><em>Feb 11</em><br><strong>Lucia Allais - The Inaugural Detlef Mertins Lecture on the Hist...</strong></p> Family New York seeking Junior Designer in New York, NY, US 2015-01-28T14:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T14:22:45-05:00 <p>Family is a young office focused on designing environmentally and culturally productive buildings. &nbsp;We're also growing and are looking for a full-time Junior Designer to start immediately in New York.<br><br>Current projects include + POOL, the world's first water-filtering floating pool,&nbsp;a commercial and cultural showcase in central Moscow, the Off-White store in Hong Kong and a series of projects in California.</p><p>Past work includes a world-touring mountain, a museum in Finland, a housing block in Dallas, a bridge in Slovenia, a peninsula in Denmark, a house in Norway, and some tents on the Bowery.<br><br>See some of our recent work <a href="" target="_blank">here.</a></p><p>Candidates should:</p><p>1. Be conceptually critical and presentationally clear.<br>2.&nbsp;Have 2-4 years of experience.<br>3.&nbsp;Have a bachelor's degree or higher in architecture.<br>4. Be comfortable with physical model making, CAD, Rhino, Adobe.<br>5. Be rad.</p><p>Thanks!<br><br>Address&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">31 Perry St New York NY 10014</a><br>Telephone 646 783 0744<br>Email&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a><br>Instagram&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">@family_newyork</a><br>Twitter&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">@family...</a></p> These "Stalaclights" are a witty tribute to the forever-growing skyscraper Justine Testado 2015-01-28T14:06:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T15:07:08-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dutch designer <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Graas</a> playfully reimagines the natural forms of cave stalactites and the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">perpetually increasing</a> height -- and number -- of skyscrapers in a collection of 3D-printed bulb shades called Stalaclights.</p><p>The Stalaclights are characteristic of Graas' eccentric yet sophisticated approach in his product designs: "Nowadays every major city is dominated by high rise buildings. Their height steadily increasing in time...If you would imagine these cities turned upside down it would look just like stalactites growing from the ceiling of a limestone cave." The shades were also inspired by Art Deco-era styles, when the first skyscrapers forever changed the cityscapes of major metropolises like New York and Chicago.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The Stalaclights are available online for about $210 each (&euro;185.00) on Graas' 3D-printing label <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAYERS</a>.</p> Get it in writing: Brian Newman, Archinect Sessions' Legal Correspondent, on the importance of contracts Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-01-28T12:56:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T14:07:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>&nbsp;is proud to have&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Newman</a>&nbsp;of&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dykema Gossett PLLC</a>&nbsp;as our official legal correspondent, offering insight into the legal quagmire of architectural practice. Brian is a regular guest on the podcast, dishing out advice to make every architect better informed and protected under the law.</p><p>On <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Episode #12,</a>&nbsp;"Talking Multicultural Modernism with Steven Ehrlich", Paul spoke with Brian about the incredible importance of the contract, for every party involved in an architectural transaction.</p><p></p><p>Or If the above embed doesn't work,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>&nbsp;to listen.</p><p>Want to ask Brian something specifically, or suggest a future topic for him to cover on the podcast? Send your legal questions to us via email at&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, through&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Twitter</a>&nbsp;#archinectsessions, or leave a message at&nbsp;(213) 784-7421.</p> M5 - Heliopixels by Harry Wei faintest ink 2015-01-28T12:36:00-05:00 >2015-01-30T16:04:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>M5 - Heliopixels</strong></p><p><strong><em>RETROFITTING ARCHITECTURE VIA ANTI-FUNCTIONALIST MACHINES</em></strong><br>Dysfunctional Machines, Spring 2014<br><br><strong>ADVISOR</strong>: Michael Meredith (Princeton University)<br><strong>TECHNICAL CONSULTANT</strong>: Jason Kelly Johnson (Future Cities Lab)</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Obama budget to require states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements Nam Henderson 2015-01-28T12:18:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T15:11:10-05:00 <img src="" width="256" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Obama were truly interested in reducing inequality, writes Nick Gillespie, he would work to reduce occupational licensing</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jonathan Chait writes about the Obama administration&rsquo;s plan for the federal budget, which moving forward will&nbsp;<a href=";referrer=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contain a new line-item</a>,&nbsp;$15 million for states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements.</p>