The latest Show Case: featured a holiday home modeled after the Dutch vernacular ‘schapenboeten’, designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects.
Donna Sink wondered "what makes fishing nets a good cladding material? Isn't the purpose of a net pretty much exactly the opposite of the purpose of a cladding? I want insane rationalism". Non Sequitur added "The colour coding is nice but I was really hoping to see fishing nets used as interior walls".
George Lucas announced, an architectural team for his planned museum on Chicago's lakefront. davvid was impressed "Chicago has really made a commitment to creating great new buildings. I recently visited the WNS Boathouse and Nature Boardwalk structure in the Zoo, both by Studio Gang. Its very exciting and I hope it spreads to cities across the US".
NYT’s Roberta Smith reminded readers, of the upcoming opening for Aspen Art Museum’s new Shigeru Ban’s-designed building. boy in a well was excited by the "wood!" and believed that a few winters in Colorado's notorious freeze-thaw, would only make it will "look like Aspen". tammuz reacting to other commentators, wrote "I think the double envelope idea will be quite evocative...It might be the case that the grid won't be overpowering. So far, so curious".
John King reviewed, A gasp-inducing plan for S.F. skyline, from the ground up. wtsall was disappointed "This city is sterilizing itself in every way, from people to it's architecture. It'll be a homogenous mess in the next two decades".
Olaf Design Ninja_ wrote about The Taco Escape: Shortly after Interview an adventure set in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Therein Olaf makes "a taco-architecture analogy" or three.
Two Houses Conde in Buenos Aires, Argentina by Hitzig Militello arquitectos and Melissa - We Are Flowers in New York, NY by SOFTlab are just two of the projects to be found in the post Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Details" Pinterest Board.
In a post titled To Hell with Good Intentions, Matt Kleinmann references Make It Right, Maurice Cox at Bayview and the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio lead by David Perkes, all as models for designers trying to balance "the demand for design that promotes community ownership with successful models of business is difficult work".
This summer, from August 5 through August 8, 2014, UNM-Taos will be hosting an innovative, multi-day seminar and workshop focused on Sustainability and Humanitarian Design.
Goswin Schwendinge confirmed, the next installment of the Architectural Association Visiting School programme has been postponed until "either Easter or Summer 2015".
Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) is accepting nominations and applications for the position of Curator of the Loeb Fellowship. The applicant will, in addition to providing leadership to and management of the Loeb Fellowship, also be expected to contribute to the School through teaching and service to the GSD.
deedee started a thread to discuss Switching out of Architecture. batman was encouraging "whether you take an advice from a student is up to you, but I HIGHLY HIGHLY suggest going to into real estate development" while accesskb (perhaps) rhetorically questioned "Is it better to take a job in another field that pays lower but comes with less baggage, or stick it out in this profession, hit 50+ and still face uncertainly like a recent grad?"
Carrera shared "I’m 64 with a 40 year career and in that time I’ve gone through 6 recessions since college, I’ve hit-the-wall plenty of times. It’s a matter of diverting, swerving not ‘switching-out’."
developergirl wondered if a lot was Too Small? stone saw fit to paraphrase Norma Desmond - "There are no small sites, only small architects". GraduatedLicensure correctly noted, "Too small? Maybe. Can depend somewhat on applicable codes. Vertical circulation and egress requirements might be a deal breaker".
Finally, wurdan freo needed "brilliant ideas on natural ventilation for a double loaded corridor". Matthew Toth suggested options include "solar chimneys, which can be shared by two or more rooms and work for multi-story buildings, or...wind tower assisted displacement ventilation system". geezertect questioned the premise "Sounds like way too many complications in the name of being ‘natural’.. Do NOT go with option number 3, particularly in the mountains" and archanonymous thought "Ducts sound nice and safe. If you really want air, you could make it more of a plenum and draw from courtyard type spaces".