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Shane Reiner-Roth

Shane Reiner-Roth

Los Angeles, CA, US

 

About 

I am the media curator for Archinect.

My personal work can be found on everyverything.com

Shane's Featured Articles on Archinect

Generating Bias in Architectural Design with Stanislas Chaillou, Fri, Jun 7 '19

Thesis Review is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.  Each feature will present a ...

Generating Bias in Architectural Design with Stanislas Chaillou
 

Building Trust as an Attentive Firm with Fleetwood Fernandez Architects, Wed, Jun 5 '19

Trust between an architecture firm and its clients is as important as it is difficult to foster. As the founders of Fleetwood Fernandez Architects can attest, one method of establishing trust is to keep their firm small, allowing their relationships with select clients to become familiar and ...

Building Trust as an Attentive Firm with Fleetwood Fernandez Architects
 

New Book Looks at the Last 60 Years of Work by Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura, Mon, Jun 3 '19

In light of the ‘rediscovery’ of Ricardo Bofill’s work in the era of social media, it was a brilliant move by Gestalten - a publishing house firmly committed to the coffee table book genre, with titles including Northern Comfort: the Nordic Art of Creative Living and Bohemian Residence ...

New Book Looks at the Last 60 Years of Work by Ricardo Bofill Taller De Arquitectura
 

Baseball's Rightful Place in Architecture History: A Review of Goldberger's New Book "Ballpark", Wed, May 22 '19

The ballpark building type has been overlooked from accounts of modern architecture history by its most prolific writers. With Ballpark, Paul Goldberger's treatise on the architectural history of ballpark design, he succeeds in assuring his reader that the building type is as worthy of ...

Baseball's Rightful Place in Architecture History: A Review of Goldberger's New Book 'Ballpark'
 

Thoughts on Eric Owen Moss' Gated Gateway Tower, Sun, May 19 '19

Some rumors suggest Samitaur Tower, a project completed by Eric Owen Moss, will open in relation to some milestone for the adjacent public transportation system; others claim it is condemned for exceeding the maximum allowable height according to Culver City’s Zoning Charter. But it is more ...

Thoughts on Eric Owen Moss' Gated Gateway Tower
 

Behind the Scenes of Coachella's Colossal Cacti with Andrew Kovacs, Fri, Apr 19 '19

As long as it has been known as a world-class music festival, Coachella has also been dedicated to the installation of artwork at the scale of architecture. This year, artists and architects including Francis Kéré, Peggy Noland and Dedo Vabo boasted impressive works during the festival. But ...

Behind the Scenes of Coachella's Colossal Cacti with Andrew Kovacs
 

Slow Reasoning for Fast Times: A Review of "New Investigations in Collective Form," The Open Workshop's Newest Monograph, Thu, Apr 18 '19

New Investigations in Collective Form, the newest monograph for The Open Workshop, is a timely book at a moment which feels short on time. Our best plans for combating the challenges facing the built environment will not come from the fixity nor the haste of any independent practice, but ...

Slow Reasoning for Fast Times: A Review of 'New Investigations in Collective Form,' The Open Workshop's Newest Monograph
 

The Staging of Healthy Living: a Review of Beatriz Colomina's X-Ray Architecture, Fri, Apr 12 '19

In her newest book, X-Ray Architecture, the theorist Beatriz Colomina bypasses the clichéd analogies made between buildings and the human body to develop a persuasive and wholly original take on the origins of modern architecture. Recently released by Lars Müller Publishers, X-Ray ...

The Staging of Healthy Living: a Review of Beatriz Colomina's X-Ray Architecture
 

Finding the Artful in Artless Spaces: A Review of Thomas Demand's 'The Complete Papers', Tue, Mar 26 '19

Weighing in at over 6 pounds, the breadth of work and reference material makes The Complete Papers, the newest and most comprehensive book from the artist Thomas Demand, an indispensable resource for anyone invested in art, architecture or media theory. The catalogue raisonné compiles ...

Finding the Artful in Artless Spaces: A Review of Thomas Demand's 'The Complete Papers'
 

The Technological Sublime of Non-Human Spaces: A Review of Liam Young's "Machines Landscapes", Wed, Mar 20 '19

A significant number of buildings around the world are deliberately uninhabitable by humans. They are, however, designed absolutely towards the service of human needs. The unusual conditions of these buildings, including those of telecommunications networks, automated agriculture and data centers ...

The Technological Sublime of Non-Human Spaces: A Review of Liam Young's 'Machines Landscapes'
 

The Candid Musings of a Seasoned Observer: A review of Craig Hodgetts' 'Swimming to Suburbia', Wed, Mar 13 '19

In his collected book of essays, Swimming to Utopia, Craig Hodgetts appears to be a proud writer, though his career never seems to have depended on it. Throughout the book one finds writing written purely for the thrill of it, and that is precisely why it is arguably more pleasurable than so ...

The Candid Musings of a Seasoned Observer: A review of Craig Hodgetts' 'Swimming to Suburbia'
 

Meet Lydia Kallipoliti, Author of "The Architecture of Closed Worlds" and Special Guest at Archinect Outpost, Tue, Mar 5 '19

You may have seen our review of Lydia Kallipoliti's book, The Architecture of Closed Worlds, or you may be planning to attend our event for the book tomorrow featuring Kallipoliti and Lars Müller, the publisher of her book, but you may not have known about her work and research that led ...

Meet Lydia Kallipoliti, Author of 'The Architecture of Closed Worlds' and Special Guest at Archinect Outpost
 

37 Fearless Moments of Modern History: A Review of ‘The Architecture of Closed Worlds’, Wed, Feb 27 '19

The 37 prototypes in Lydia Kallipoliti's The Architecture of Closed Worlds reveal the 20th century’s nebulous relationship with science, ecology and architecture in a way that helps make sense of that landmark era. Their presentation in a single publication also doubles ...

37 Fearless Moments of Modern History: A Review of ‘The Architecture of Closed Worlds’
 

The Propping of Art and Architecture: a Review of the Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles, Tue, Feb 26 '19

The inaugural Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles, held on the famed Paramount Studios Lot, proved to be a success in numbers and figures. But what did the event suggest about the current states of art and architecture, and what did it suggest about the future of cultural events in the city often ...

The Propping of Art and Architecture: a Review of the Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles
 

Screen/Print #70: Jack Self Revisits Biosphere II, the Most Infamous Earth Science Experiment in History, Thu, Jan 31 '19

The newest issue of MacGuffin Magazine, "The Ball," collects stories that appear disparate but for their fixation on the consolidating properties of the circular object (whether as the globe, the sphere, or the minimal-surface enclosure). 

Screen/Print #70: Jack Self Revisits Biosphere II, the Most Infamous Earth Science Experiment in History
 

Finally(!), an Architectural Reference Book with Intention: A Review of 'An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures Without Architecture', Tue, Jan 29 '19

An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures without Architecture, by Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS, might be exactly the update needed for the architectural reference book genre.

Finally(!), an Architectural Reference Book with Intention: A Review of 'An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures Without Architecture'
 

Navigating Memes, Selfies and the Post-Digital Landscape with Mackenzie Muhonen, Thu, Jan 24 '19

Thesis Review is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.  Each feature will present a ...

Navigating Memes, Selfies and the Post-Digital Landscape with Mackenzie Muhonen
 

#ArchinectMeets @shesthearchitect, Fri, Jan 11 '19

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @shesthearchitect
 

A History of the Garage Without a Footnote: a Review of Erlanger’s and Govela’s ‘Garage’, Thu, Jan 10 '19

“We have taken the garage to be the most important architectural form of the 20th century.” This is the provocation that drew me in and inspired me to consider each and every subsequent one offered by artist Olivia Erlanger and architect Luis Ortega Govela. ‘Garage’ has a lot of arguments ...

A History of the Garage Without a Footnote: a Review of Erlanger’s and Govela’s ‘Garage’
 

#ArchinectMeets @hannespeer, Fri, Dec 28 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @hannespeer
 

Architecture in a Country of Stage Sets: Our Interview with Oliver Wainwright on Inside North Korea, Fri, Dec 21 '18

Now available at Archinect Outpost, Inside North Korea is the ambitious new book from British journalist Oliver Wainwright. I spoke to Wainwright about the making of the book and how he extended his journalistic talents to become its principal photographer. Though North Korea had long been a ...

Architecture in a Country of Stage Sets: Our Interview with Oliver Wainwright on Inside North Korea
 

#ArchinectMeets @decorhardcore, Fri, Dec 21 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @decorhardcore
 

#ArchinectMeets @mmmosarchitects, Tue, Dec 18 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @mmmosarchitects
 

#ArchinectMeets @spomenikdatabase, Fri, Dec 14 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @spomenikdatabase
 

#ArchinectMeets @lucborho, Tue, Dec 11 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @lucborho
 

#ArchinectMeets @nemestudio, Fri, Dec 7 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @nemestudio
 

Screen/Print #68: Phillip Denny Contemplates the Information Overload of Instagram, Thu, Dec 6 '18

The newest issue of PLAT Journal, "7.0: Sharing," concerns the nature of contemporary sharing that proceeds today with fervor, given the prevalence of social media and screen technologies. 

Screen/Print #68: Phillip Denny Contemplates the Information Overload of Instagram
 

#ArchinectMeets @modarchitecture, Tue, Dec 4 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @modarchitecture
 

#ArchinectMeets @manvisual, Fri, Nov 30 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @manvisual
 

#ArchinectMeets @zhestkov, Tue, Nov 27 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @zhestkov
 

#ArchinectMeets @chatelp, Tue, Nov 20 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @chatelp
 

#ArchinectMeets @phdonohue, Fri, Nov 16 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @phdonohue
 

The Yves Béhar-Designed ADU and the Complicated Altruism of the “Fully-Customizable Prefab”, Tue, Nov 13 '18

My invitation to interview industrial designer Yves Béhar about his first step into architecture, an immaculately designed Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), brought me to a design festival of unprecedented scale and wealth. Held in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles - a neighborhood ...

The Yves Béhar-Designed ADU and the Complicated Altruism of the “Fully-Customizable Prefab”
 

#ArchinectMeets @town.and.concrete, Tue, Nov 13 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @town.and.concrete
 

#ArchinectMeets @krisprovoost , Fri, Nov 9 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @krisprovoost
 

#ArchinectMeets @daniellaondesign, Tue, Nov 6 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @daniellaondesign
 

#ArchinectMeets @newagecocaine, Fri, Nov 2 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @newagecocaine
 

#ArchinectMeets @l_o00o_l, Tue, Oct 30 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @l_o00o_l
 

#ArchinectMeets @adamnathanielfurman, Fri, Oct 26 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @adamnathanielfurman
 

"Do you think in RGB or CMYK?" – A Look at What Goes Into the Production of Project Journal, Thu, Oct 25 '18

Redlines is a collection of interviews with editors that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life. While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words ...

'Do you think in RGB or CMYK?' – A Look at What Goes Into the Production of Project Journal
 

#ArchinectMeets @shitgardens, Tue, Oct 23 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @shitgardens
 

#ArchinectMeets @stoptheroc, Fri, Oct 19 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @stoptheroc
 

#ArchinectMeets @serjios, Tue, Oct 16 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @serjios
 

#ArchinectMeets @the_architecture_photographer, Fri, Oct 12 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @the_architecture_photographer
 

#ArchinectMeets @casualtimetravel, Tue, Oct 9 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @casualtimetravel
 

#ArchinectMeets @joaocarlostalves, Fri, Oct 5 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @joaocarlostalves
 

#ArchinectMeets @collpol19, Tue, Oct 2 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @collpol19
 

#ArchinectMeets @__benthomas, Thu, Sep 27 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @__benthomas
 

#ArchinectMeets @sssscavvvv, Tue, Sep 25 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @sssscavvvv
 

#ArchinectMeets @terriblefloorplans, Fri, Sep 21 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @terriblefloorplans
 

A Victory Under The Sun Must Also Be Against It, Wed, Sep 19 '18

Imitative solar panels - designed by companies including Sistine Solar and Tesla - call into question the relationship between infrastructural aesthetics and the urgent need to conserve material resources in the current climate. Can conservation really only be sold in a dress? Is the ...

A Victory Under The Sun Must Also Be Against It
 

#ArchinectMeets @lerichti, Tue, Sep 18 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @lerichti
 

#ArchinectMeets @archiveofaffinities, Thu, Sep 13 '18

#ArchinectMeets is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram’s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has ...

#ArchinectMeets @archiveofaffinities
 

As Incoming Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning of Cornell University, Meejin Yoon Shares Her Insights From Her Own Experience as an Architecture Student, Tue, Sep 11 '18

At the beginning of the upcoming Spring semester, Meejin Yoon is the newly minted dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning of Cornell University. According to the Cornell Chronicle, Yoon is the first woman named to the position since the college was formed in 1896.

As Incoming Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning of Cornell University, Meejin Yoon Shares Her Insights From Her Own Experience as an Architecture Student
 

The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part II: Futurity Island, Tue, Sep 4 '18

Earlier this month, we featured the first week of events from the Venice Biennale's Swamp School: Swamp Radio, a series of acoustic space explorations, radio experiments, environmental sound recordings and data sonification.  Futurity Island, the Swamp School's second week of events, was ...

The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part II: Futurity Island
 

The Archinect Outpost Guide to the Los Angeles Arts District, Tue, Aug 21 '18

The Arts District holds special significance in Los Angeles. From its origins as a vineyard to a twice-dilapidated blight on the city, the Arts District is now the home of SCI-Arc, Hauser & Wirth and the locally beloved Bread Lounge.  The Archinect Outpost - our retail initiative featuring ...

The Archinect Outpost Guide to the Los Angeles Arts District
 

The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part I: Swamp Radio, Wed, Aug 15 '18

Though Venice has been the home of the eponymous Biennale since 1895 and the site of Western trade since roughly 400 AD, its longer history as a swamp is often overlooked. Its parcel of land and sea in Northeast Italy is notably hot, humid and rife with mosquitos, and has been since time ...

The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part I: Swamp Radio
 

The Brochures of the Venice Architecture Biennale, Sat, Jul 28 '18

For 16 nonconsecutive years, architecture has had a starring role at the Venice Biennale, located at the Southeast tip of Venice Italy. Countries from around the world represent their best architectural research and design; first within designated buildings on two campuses and second - if ...

The Brochures of the Venice Architecture Biennale
 

Employment 

Fleetwood Fernandez, Santa Monica, CA, US, Designer

Designed and rendered exterior and interior of Yellow Fever Restaurant in Venice, California, consulted with clients regarding design process and plan changes, wrote content for website, and produced schematic design for upcoming mixed-use building in Venice.

Mar 2015 - Aug 2015
 

WELCOME PROJECTS, Los Angeles, CA, US, Animator/Designer

I animated and produced a video for WELCOME PROJECTS upcoming supply line up.

Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
 

SCPS Unlimited, Torrance, CA, US, Animator

I designed and animated a number of deliverables for SCPS, a film company. My work included the title sequence for an upcoming HBO Special and a photo feature for Facebook.

Jun 2014 - Nov 2014
 

Education 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Architectural Studies

Aug 2016 - May 2018
 

Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, California, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2009 - May 2014
 

Awards 

2014
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills