Amelia Taylor-Hochberg Editorial Manager for Archinect, talked with director Kelly Anderson about her documentary "My Brooklyn" and the “incredible, derogatory, racialized way people talk about the space". The film will air multiple times as part of PBS World's America ReFramed series, starting Tuesday, June 19, at 8pm (EST).
citizen complained "The author seems to proclaim as breaking news the complex connectivity of central & peripheral parts of metropolitan regions...This isn't new...others have been working for decades now with the premise of a metropolitan system in which the urban/suburban binary is less and less meaningful".
Archinect discussed François Roche claim that Rem's Venice Biennale (is) "Obscene". boy in a well responded "Is the Biennale a good place for a soap box because the event is organized for dumb tourists because typical tourists really bother to go out of their way and dip into architecture land when they could just eat gelato on the rialto?...nice thing about a soapbox, its easy to carry". For his part, Thomas Wensing pointed out "I think it would have been good form of Roche to start out by checking how Rem Koolhaas' name is spelled before writing a critique"...
In a related posting over at Bustler.net, Justine Testado highlighted the OfficeUS pavillion at the Biennale. Though, Darkman was disappointed "This seems like the exact opposite of the program objective. The elements are lost in an identity and process game. Nice design, but". Donna Sink couldn’t help but dream "I like what they've done with the American pavilion space. Emphasizing production and practice. Does this statement of intent ...mean reenacting? Wish Rita Novel could be the US Commissioner one of these years".
"When I consider the lack of vision and inventiveness of most current architecture in America, I am reminded of the period of intense creativity, innovation, and research (that has all but disappeared) synthesized by John Johansen's career"
Apparently, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Trump are beefing over signage? Menona was of the opinion that "the font is wrong for that building. A properly proportioned sans serif font would be way less agitating...Yes it's tacky. But it's Donald Trump"...
Gregory Walker brings his blog mal-practice out of hibernation. He began with some reflection on George Nelson's 1946 book 'Tomorrow’s House'. Specifically, the problem for architecture of a "fee schedule that was, literally, developed 30 years ago (in our case) and which hasn't been updated since. The contracts have - and are undergoing revisions now - but owner's are really reluctant to move that needle"...
Hi-Tech CADD Services based in Ahmedabad India, makes the case for the Benefits of Architectural 3D Modeling in Design and Construction.
Check out a short film produced by Cal Poly Pomona students Sam Rubio, Zachary Green, and Nicole Doan, about the school's studio culture and senior project presentations.
Nicole Doan also shared some work from last quarter's Film & Urbanism class.
Jeffrey Maeshiro, a current student at California College of Arts, let readers know about a collaboration between Audi AG's innovation research office and CCA. For a two week intensive workshop, running from June 6th to the 20th, students from the industrial design, interior design, graduate design, design MBA, and undergraduate and graduate architecture departments are working together.
BusinessofArch argued Architects are facing a silent war. accesskb replied "didn't your prof tell you in first year, 'we don't do this for money. we do it for job satisfaction.' *rolls eyes*". EKE was amazed at how a later post by Xian was "a microcosm illustrating how this profession has become so profoundly estranged from the public". BackAgain felt most of the comments completely missed the point "Not only has the "architecture is art" debate been beaten to death, it has very little to do with the financial position of the profession..In shorthand: stop taking lousy fees. If you bring something of true economic value, you should be paid for it".
Riccardo Bianchini had the chance to meet "Peter Eisenman in Venice on the occasion" of the opening of the exhibition of his Yenikapi Project for an archaeological site in Turkey. Thecyclist quipped “Yep...looks like a Eisenman building…” But Mr. Bianchini corrected "The project is really tough to grasp, as usual for Eisenman the context analysis is quite complex. IMHO better the urban design that the building".
Finally, Michael Pardek was looking for tips on any competition hosting websites out there?
Coincidentally, Archinect announced "we will be launching the new version of our sister site, Bustler.net, in the coming weeks. The new site will also provide a service to host and manage competitions, including your requirements...Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in discussing this".