For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. - vado retro had a complaint "ragged right is, well, raggedy. widows and orphans galore. who did this page layout? it is not good"...
Terri Peters penned a review of Rem's Venice Biennale. Therein, she wrote "The exhibition encourages dialogue, and feels like an exhibition of architectural research, not a survey of new trends in architecture".
For the nineteenth edition of Screen/Print, Archinect excerpted from a new collection of essays titled Chicagoisms. A slightly condensed version of the introduction explains "the title of this volume, refers precisely to those moments of productive interaction and wild provocation, of radical speculation and fruitful exchange, that Chicago is uniquely capable of inspiring, fostering, and implementing"
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In a video shot at his "Sonnets of Babylon" pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture. He claims drawing(s) is "not a completely secular task...they have their own destiny". Reacting to the negative tone of some commentators, Donna Sink suggested "if you were truly wise you'd be able to find something of value in those drawings, along with those in the Beaux Arts style. And I say this as someone who thinks Libeskind's buildings are among the worst on the planet". EKE clarified "I think he draws really well. I find them interesting, but I do not like his drawings because the world view conveyed by them is chaotic and anguished".
Citing an UNHCR-Brookings-Georgetown consultation on "Planned Relocations, Disasters and Climate Change", Nicholas Korody concluded, "It is the onus of architects and urban designers, as well as government officials, to preempt population shifts brought on by global warming -- not solely as a sustainability issue, but as one of human rights".
Effective Aug. 1, Professor Julia Czerniak, has been appointed associate dean at the School of Architecture by Dean Michael Speaks.
Amelia Taylor-Hochberg provided a round up of critical reactions to Koolhaas' biennale. Chiming in, Riccardo Bianchini argued "It is impossible to judge this Biennale by spending a day by hovering around some pavilions and guessing to have understood all the matter. Ii is since almost two weeks that I am spending much of my time analyzing every single pavilion of the Biennale, including the exhibition sections directly curated by Koolhaas and in my opinion this is probably one of the best Biennale of the last 20 years".
The City of San Diego’s Planning Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill vacancies in the Urban Design, Implementation, Community Plan Update, and CEQA sections of the department. The recruitment list for the Senior Planner positions will open on June 20, 2014and close on July 2, 2014.
For those looking for employment "in academia", University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is looking for an Associate Architect. The successful applicant will work under the general supervision of the Director of Design & Project Management & Operations
Goswin Schwendinger affiliated with the Architectural Association Visiting School programme, shared some words from "postmodern-experienced pre-postmodern modernist!" photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto on tradition.
shuellmi wondered why "It seems like NCARB keeps making new rules to make becoming a licensed architect easier"? From gruen’s perspective the trend is problematic - "I went the traditional route, which was long and difficult. What does it mean for my credential when someone fresh out of college can have the same thing w/o the same experience? What does it mean for the whole profession?"
After making a few points, Gregory Walker summed up NCARB’s moves "so, i think they're trying to be more responsive. simply put". Meanwhile, jdparnell1218 reminded everyone "People in charge of hiring will still hire those with the experience because".
LITS4FormZ noting the existence of 'Restoring Jordan' (an) Architectural Romance Novel, quipped "I bet they don't even mention bathroom details or code research". In response, curtkram made an "architect double-entendre" involving ADA requirements.
Finally, greenlander1 had a question, regarding parking requirements for retail space for LA County? Specifically, how "Building and Safety calculates the parking requirement"? Janosh confirmed "If you classify the building as two distinct occupancies (an M and an S2, for example), they should allow you to apply different parking requirements for the two uses".