“Gateways to Chinatown” initiative accepting proposals for a new landmark at NYC's Canal Street Triangle
“Gateways to Chinatown” is a newly launched initiative seeking design proposals for a new neighborhood landmark at New York City's Canal Street Triangle, between bustling Chinatown and the southern entrance to Little Italy’s Mott Street. The NYC Department of Transportation, the Chinatown... View full entry
Call for Submissions now open for 'Ed', Archinect's upcoming hybrid print-digital publication!
The meaning of architecture might appear as common sense, but it’s far from a given. Even the word itself is unfixed, denoting at once a profession, discipline, environment, and object. And, in turn, both signifier and signified are constructed, mutating over time and across geographies. There... View full entry
MADWORKSHOP announces open call for 2017 fellowships
The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop, aka MADWORKSHOP, has announced an open call for 2017 design fellowships. The proposals should comprise “innovative and life-saving design solutions in the areas of product and fashion design”. Specifically, projects should address either the... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: 'Faith'
Religion and spirituality have always been a huge driver of architectural history, its institutions being some of the clearest realizations of ideology through structure, and belief through design. Architecture practice in itself, operating over years and through dense bureaucracies, also requires... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: "XS"
Last time, we went XXL. Now, we want the opposite—the tiny, the slight, the subtle and obscure: the XS. We're looking for the small but fierce interventions, tweaks, ideas and yes, even buildings that push architecture in a constructive direction by going small.》PROJECT SUBMISSIONS: Small... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: "XXL"
It’s going to be “yuge”. It’s an inflated descriptor thrown around a lot these days, but architects have always been trained to think big, whether laying out bathroom plumbing or master planning cities. Sometimes those ideas get built; sometimes others build on those ideas. This October on... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: "Learning"
As the role of “the architect” seems to expand ever outwards, the architect’s education hasn’t exactly kept pace. While the profession delves into new territories, its optimism and diversification run parallel to the bloat of inflated degrees, unpaid labor and student debt that have come... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: "Games"
Monopoly is an undeniable classic. Originating over a century ago in the U.S., in the era of Rockafellers and Carnegies, it was first known as “The Landlord’s Game”—a didactic tool protesting the power of, well, monopolies. Its current form of winner-takes-all buyouts has dominated since... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: "Domesticity"
Your dream home is not your grandmother’s, and it certainly won’t be your granddaughter’s. As the modern family evolves in an increasingly unaffordable housing market, with populations pushing out of the suburbs towards downtown, current models of the single family home don’t seem so... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: "Privacy"
Privacy: just the word is probably enough to elicit a cringe. Boundaries transgressed, information accessed, space trespassed—whether digitally or spatially, our private selves are vulnerable in more ways than ever, while simultaneously, our ability to connect and communicate with everything... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: "Help"
Inspired by recent conversations concerning architecture's engagement in social and humanitarian issues, as well as "Reporting from the Front", Alejandro Aravena's theme for this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, Archinect is adopting the special editorial theme of "Help" for the month of... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: Sex Aware Design
With April comes springtime, and a proliferation of reproduction symbols laden with the sticky pollen of the universal allergen – sex. We're devoting our next editorial issue on Archinect to themes of sex and sexuality in architecture, and we want you to submit (to our open call).Effective... View full entry
Open Call for Submissions: Architectural Survival
Even more than the laws of physics and building codes, money rules everything in architecture. The architect is the canary in the recession's coal mine; skyscrapers and starchitectural gems stand as allegories for wealth; descriptors like "quality" and "affordable" at times seem mutually... View full entry