Truth is not a superfluous thing
Mostly it is about how propaganda multiplies within that upload/download architecture; an architecture in which both fact and fiction can exist side by side and even overlap
— It’s Nice That
Billie Muraben investigates 'The Sprawl', a multi-channel video installation, by design studio Metahaven. View full entry
Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for February 2016
Have a look at some of the crowdfunding campaigns that caught our attention for this month's list, including a few furniture picks for the end of Archinect's Furniture February. You can also check out Archinect's curated Kickstarter page for more of our previous favorites.BIG Oakland coworking... View full entry
Oregon housing design curriculum wins national award
The University of Oregon Department of Architecture was recognized in January as among the finest in the country for its housing design education.UO architecture faculty members Michael Fifield, Peter Keyes, and Rob Thallon, who spearhead the UO Housing Specialization Program, received the... View full entry
Win the "Architectural Guide China", a handy travel book of the country's architectural history
Architectural Guide China is a unique travel guidebook that presents up-to-date insight into the rich architectural histories in Eastern China's megacities, which continue to create widespread impact through rapid urbanization, population growth, and the consequential effects on the natural... View full entry
Winners of the Arckit giveaway
In Archinect's latest giveaway, readers had the chance to win an Arckit, a reusable and aesthetically savvy modular kit. Architects, students, and design enthusiasts of any age can use the kit for their architectural modeling needs or just for fun.The three lucky winners are:Shawn, Washington... View full entry
Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for January 2016
It's been awhile since our last Kickstarter round-up, so here's our first list of 2016! Take a gander at some of the crowdfunded projects that caught our eye this month for Archinect's curated Kickstarter page.Ghetto Biennale CatalogueCreated by Haitian art collective Atis Rezistans, The Ghetto... View full entry
Envision your next design with Arckit + giveaway!
Need a break from LEGOs or want to refresh your creative process for your next project? Arckit is a choice you wouldn't want to pass up. Irish architect Damien Murtagh created the aesthetically savvy modular kit for architects, students, hobbyists, and design enthusiasts of any age to enjoy and... View full entry
You can now explore the Guggenheim rotunda galleries online via Google Street View
Online visitors from around the world can now explore the interior of the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum through Google Street View technology. Additionally, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, in collaboration with the Google Cultural Institute, has made available over 120 artworks from its collection for online viewing. [...]
The Guggenheim’s architecture presented unique challenges for Google’s engineers and Street View team.
Ready to immerse yourself? Click here to start your stroll down the rotunda.All images courtesy of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Related stories in the Archinect news:Google is letting you visit museums around the world using Street View and YoutubeGoogle Street View captures beautiful... View full entry
Winners of the "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog" book giveaway
In one of Archinect's latest giveaways, our readers got the chance to win "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog", published by Princeton Architectural Press. The book features a selection of articles and sketches from Lebbeus Woods' blog, which is considered as his last major work before he passed... View full entry
Winners of the "African Modernism" book giveaway
Most recently, Archinectors had the chance to win a copy of African Modernism. Published by Park Books, the book is a visual investigation of post-colonial nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia. The book's editor, architect Manuel Herz, also took a moment with... View full entry
Win "African Modernism", a book that investigates nation building in five African countries
Several African countries gained hard-fought independence from their colonizers during the 1950s and 1960s, and one way the countries expressed their new national identities was through architecture. The book African Modernism delves into this relationship between architecture and the... View full entry
Ai Weiwei documents life in Greek refugee camp on social media
The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is visiting Lesbos to document the plight of thousands of refugees who arrive daily on the Greek island by boat from Turkey. For the past two days, Ai has been photographing orange rubber dinghies coming into shore, families huddled around fires, people queuing to register at the Moria refugee camp and piles of discarded lifejackets, among other scenes [...]
It is understood Ai will be creating a work in response to the refugee crisis.
Here are just a few of Ai Weiwei's recent photos from the Lesbos refugee camp; giving a human face to people and entire families escaping war and persecution in their home countries of Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, as well as documenting humanitarian workers, such as the Norwegian group, Drop... View full entry
Win "Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog"!
Lebbeus Woods' blog was the last major work of his illustrious career before he passed away in 2012. He launched it back in 2007 to chronicle his ongoing projects, openly share his ideas, and spark discussions with anyone who was interested. Woods published more than 300 entries by the time his... View full entry
Winners of the Steven Holl monograph giveaway
Last month, Archinectors had a chance to win Steven Holl's new monograph, published by Phaidon. Authored by writer and architecture critic Robert McCarter — who has known and taught with Holl for more than 30 years, the monograph features a comprehensive analysis behind Holl's most significant... View full entry
Win a set of these mini The Architect Says notebooks!
While sketching ideas on digital tablets is increasingly the norm these days, having a pocket-sized notebook (or three) on hand has long been a trusty essential for any designer. If you're in need for more notebooks to fill, the Architect Says notebook set might be what you're looking for.As a... View full entry