Nicholas Korody penned a review - The Trouble with a Bird’s Eye View. The piece dissects a summer exhibition of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Design. He concludes the pairing of aerial photographs by Los Angeles-based Lane Barden with a geo-mapping project by the German-American duo Benedikt Groß and Joseph K. Lee, is proof that "For Barden, Groß and Lee, the position and involvement of humans in a greater ecology is only clear from high above".
citizen shared "This reminds me of that story of the 1933 CIAM meeting. Participants compared scale plan/maps of major cities around the world. Neutra's graphic of LA covered a wall and then some".
Plus, for the fifth edition of Cutting Room, Amelia interviewed Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian, the architect and filmmaker behind Interiors. The project is a journal in which the authors reconstruct sections taken from famous scenes in classic films.
Eric Chavkin suggested "The interest for me is not the reproduction of architectural interiors for film but the illusions art directors create by modifying and mannering the architectural space...As architecture leers more and more towards the filmic I would suggest Netflix and TCM, my fav"
NCARB's recently unveiled three more major modifications regarding the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). Lee Robert, supported the move getting rid of the 6-month waiting period to retake ARE - "I think they should get rid of those ridiculous vignettes all together, but one step at a time I guess". Matt Diersen wondered about their motivation "The more I see these proposed ‘reforms’ the more it seems that the ultimate goal is to get more and more people taking (and failing) their exams more frequently? It almost suggests NCARB and the state boards are benefiting from this, but logic dictates that the way they are run they can't possibly make any money, right?".
Over at the LA Times, Christopher Hawthorne looked at architect Peter Zumthor’s dramatically revised design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Menona queried "Do you think they would have allowed the bridge over the street in an initial submission? That seems like one of those great ‘I can't believe I'm getting away with this’ kinds of things. But if that was the first proposal, do you think there would have been a huge outcry against it that would have prevented it?"
Charleston's Board of Architectural Review voted 4-2 to approve Allied Works Architecture’s design, for the proposed Clemson Architecture Center, aka Spaulding Paolozzi Center. Robert Behre attended the Review board meeting and reported on the passionate pleas by locals opposed to the design. Although EKE seemed to agree, FRaC argued "BUILD THIS IMMEDIATELY!!1!"
Alexander Walter, shared an announcement from the LVMH Group regarding the opening to the public on Monday 27 October 2014, of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by the American architect Frank Gehry. Fred Scharmen was impressed "I can't believe this thing actually exists in the world at full scale, but I'm glad it does. Congratulations to the team, well done".
Evan Chakroff has relocated to Seattle. After years living abroad he wasn’t sure "Could Seattle (now my home turf, though not my home town) hold my interest as long as Rome?" Yet, Already, he is "finding that there's more to Seattle than the Space Needle, and I hope you'll read along as I go exploring…" For instance he visited the Gate to Nowhere which "celebrates Seattle’s unfinished freeways by reflecting their provocative beauty, unintended urbanism and legacy of 1960s citizen activism".
Xafix House in Aguascalientes, Mexico by Luis Morán in collaboration with Arkylab and Beach House in Montauk, NY by Murdock Solon Architects, are just two of the projects found in the latest Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Outdoors" Pinterest Board.
razaieth ended their post Greenery Enhancing any Assembly with a question "Don`t you think that greenery enhances absolutely any scenario"?
won and don williams wasn’t worried "I think the fundamentals are fine. Private sector is fueling growth (multi-family, hotels, retail) and public sector/government work is following". toasteroven agreed in principle but - "right - it should be following ...Unfortunately, all federal transportation spending is going to end in August - this will have ripple effects in our industry".
David Cuthbert awakens the school blog affiliated with the Caribbean School of Architecture, to let it be known the school is at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. Specifically, GAAF organizers for the Biennale have accepted a proposal of Architect Jacquiann T. Lawton, a Senior Lecturer at The Caribbean School of Architecture to present the final year Design Studio entitled The Belize City Urban Study and Interventions at the Exhibition at Palazzo Mora in Venice.
Over at Bustler.net we get a reminder, that the Sound Tectonics Summer School will be offering Aeolian Currents, an Intensive 15 days workshop on Paros Island, Cyclades, Greece, which starts July 10th.
Boston Architectural College partnered with the Boston Green Academy, to develop a Parklet for the City of Boston. The project was developed as part of the Spring 2014 BAC Gateway Initiative.
farha1 started two threads; Window Out of Reach and Treatment of dislocated scaffolding effects. Responding to the first request curtkram offered "i believe they do make smart-home type things for curtains or blinds that could be fairly effective".
Donna Sink then added;
"An operable window that can't be reached is a bad design and the architect should come up with a solution. A sloping floor slab is an issue your structural engineer - who should be subcontracted to your architect - should weigh in on and the contractor should repair at their own expense. The architect should not approve payment to the contractor until the structural engineer's fix is implemented. These are not the kind of things you should be seeking help with from strangers on the internet".
accesskb complained about - HAP’s / Karim Rashid designed Fort George, NY eight story mixed-used building. CD.Arch couldn’t help but laugh "a lilac bush reinterpreted as a pixelated design? What a piece of garbage. That looks awful". Meanwhile drewjmcnamara accidentally commented twice, then realizing, noted "this double post and my ineptitude with technology is a bigger outrage than this thread".
Finally, GraduatedLicensure encouraged Archinectors to sign Monocle’s SaveTheOkura.com online petition dedicated to saving Hotel Okura in Tokyo. For some reason haruki is shocked "HOLY SHIT, that is absolutely terrible news. Thank you for bringing it to our attention"!