The latest edition of ShowCase highlights CRAB Studio’s Abedian School of Architecture in Queensland, Australia.
Plus, the fourth installment in Screen/Print (Archinect’s experimentation in translation across media) features "fruity labors" from the quarterly journal MAS Context's 20th issue, Narrative.
Architect Magazine reported the American Folk Art Museum will be razed for a Diller Scofidio + Renfro's designed MoMA expansion.
HotelSphinx thought the excuses/reasons given for demolition were ironic "DS+R is a firm that made a building out of fog for the Expo in Yverdon-les-Bains in 2002. Yes, fog. But aligning floor plates is too difficult? They have got to be joking me".
Meanwhile, Mason White of Lateral Office was perplexed.
On a more positive note, aml shared some news from the Grosse Pointe library by Marcel Breuer, saved thanks to the efforts of MAPA, a group that came together through Archinect!
Architectural Record published an open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, penned by Michael Sorkin. In the letter Mr. Sorkin argues that cities need to begin connecting "urban planning to social equity". pvbeeber could only respond "Michael Sorkin is awesome"!
Jianfu Palace Museum / The Forbidden City in Beijing, China by TsAO & McKOWN Architects and Casa López / Lujano in Tijuana, Mexico by Oficina 3 estudio de arquitectura were just two of the projects found in the post Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Wood" Pinterest Board.
In a post titled Urban Planning in Africa - Could we leapfrog? hassanykb a blogger based out of Accra makes the case "that if Africa is to develop we should begin to take planning of our cities serious".
Recently Samira Ma worked on Eine Gasse in Yazd while Joanna Theodosiou worked on "crystalCloud - physical model 70 000 glass spheres - robotic fabrication".
Bustler.net noted that if you're in the Houston, Texas area and want to "add in" some well-in-advance weekend plans, Rice Design Alliance from Rice University will be hosting their 38th Annual Architectural Tour "Additionally" on March 29-30, 2014.
Over at her MIT affiliated blog, lizziey began blogging her adventures as she travels around Mumbai and Gujarat with a group of MIT Architecture and Planning students, as part of a workshop called “Gujarat Community Waterscapes". thenewintern was excited "looking forward to your posts about Gujarat. Some of my friends are from Gujarat and from the little that I know, its an amazing place to be".
In their first post since September 22nd 2013, trainwreck looked back on their first semester of earning an architecture degree in the UK. trainwreck summed it up "the entire experience has been just as expected, just as fun and just as interesting as I hoped".
BulgarBlogger started a thread with a complaint regarding competition renderings and other presentation materials WHERE IS THE DAMN EMOTION???
Steven Ward wisely pointed out "same as it ever was, isn't it?...there's actually probably more range in how people can/do create presentation drawings now than ever before! sometimes sketchup, sometimes rhino, sometimes tricked out in photoshop, sometimes LTL-style faux hand-drawn translucency...it's notable to me that you can sometimes recognize the architect by the style of the rendering".
Later vado retro quipped "does anybody remember laughter?" while tammuz proposed "its not that emotionless representation leads to or deliberates to signify an emotionless architectuer...but that it betrays a disposition common to both, design and its representation".
Hp87 wanted to talk Affirmative action in grad school. observant answered "This is a non issue, for the most part, in the a-school game. It is an issue in other fields, though...I'm oversimplifying, but there is a kernel of truth to this. I've got some anecdotes. This thread is baseless, in a way, as it relates to architecture. In the admissions game, demographics are hardly a determinant".
24arches cautioned "Affirmative action exists, that's something you should have observed in undergraduate" the continued "Original question posed is typically a non-issue unless someone wanted an advantage or looking to cancel out someone else's. Tone isn't questioning affirmative action's merits but rather its benefits. Discussion seems to be headed down the political slope. I am not going to follow up on this post".
Finally, Philip VS is studying the design and construction process of Jean Prouve’s Rack & Pinion Shelves (c.1948) and still has a few questions.
Specifically; 1. Exact dimensions and angles of the vertical metal pole, 2. How does the wall support bracket work exactly? and 3. Is there a Jean Prouve book which explains this particular design?
Full Stop spoke with Eyal Weizman, from his home in London on the occasion of the US release of his latest book, ‘The Least of All Possible Evils’. The interview discussed human rights, geopolitics and "forensic architecture".