Archinect - Features 2018-08-18T22:06:54-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150078130/from-a-home-to-president-obama-s-library-tod-williams-billie-tsien-architect-s-eisenberg-residence From a Home to President Obama's Library: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architect's Eisenberg Residence Anthony Morey 2018-08-17T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T19:51:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75e237706075f4bed91ffa6a1704ea30.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150077564/is-the-rigidity-of-the-architectural-profession-constraining-innovation Is the Rigidity of the Architectural Profession Constraining Innovation? Sophia Bannert 2018-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T11:46:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38b8c7bfc4b5f1b6c9ffc60bc3fd337e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>When I started designing a door handle in my last practice, I was told not to bother. The firm had a standard door handle design that they used in all their projects. I soon discovered it was not just door handles that were standardized. Standards included elements such as materials and junctions between them, lighting concepts, entire layouts of bathrooms; everything from micro to macro had been standardized. It became apparent that my job was to mechanically arrange the standard details into a new arrangement, as if picking elements from a prefabricated home catalogue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150076761/the-venice-biennale-swamp-pavilion-part-i-swamp-radio The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part I: Swamp Radio Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-08-15T13:36:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T11:07:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c983c10f1157542aff5c69935b40e046.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Though Venice has been the home of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" target="_blank">the eponymous Biennale</a> 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 immemorial.&nbsp;The ecosystems that depends on its swampy soil and vapor are threatened by human settlement, which has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in modern history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.swamp.lt" target="_blank">The Swamp Pavilion</a>, Lithuania's contribution to the 2018 Venice Biennale,&nbsp;is a networked effort to highlight the intersection of human and natural history present in Venice in the middle of what is commonly referred to as the 'Anthropocene.' Organized by Gediminas Urbonas and Nomeda Urbonas, the Swamp School has developed new theories and pedagogies in the format of a 'school,' through public interventions, field trips, workshops, lectures, discussions, chat channels and printed publications.</p> <p>Its first of three inst...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150077817/soapbox-brutalism Soapbox: Brutalism Anthony Morey 2018-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T11:31:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bddb0c883beddbcc79b65558aa50398d.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150077304/from-conceptual-works-to-residential-projects-seattle-based-rha-explores-architecture-beyond-the-conventional From Conceptual Works to Residential Projects, Seattle-based RHA Explores Architecture Beyond the Conventional Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-13T12:49:00-04:00 >2018-08-14T20:06:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8b/8bb459f99fcf24f905a16d69e52cc08b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>From a House for a Mother &amp; Daughter featuring a gable roof to allegorical works of architecture exploring&nbsp;themes of memory and loss, <a href="https://archinect.com/robhutcharch" target="_blank">Robert Hutchison Architecture</a>&nbsp;has emerged as a recognizable and unique voice. Designing contemporary works of various types and sizes, the Seattle-based firm fuses&nbsp;pragmatic solutions with poetic&nbsp;sensibilities earning them wide recognition for their many evocative projects.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with Hutchison about his research as a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13463/rome-prize" target="_blank">Rome Prize</a> fellow, the firm's studio culture, and their bi-monthly event &lsquo;rhaRIFFS'.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150077205/from-dr-dre-to-john-lautner-it-all-started-here-the-panel-house-by-barbara-bestor From Dr. Dre to John Lautner, it all started here. The Panel House by Barbara Bestor. Anthony Morey 2018-08-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8ef3a0f6ad4fd7f814e08dd9c7a907cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150076505/space-saloon-takes-group-of-students-out-to-the-high-desert-for-a-dynamic-twist-on-the-typical-design-build-workshop Space Saloon Takes Group of Students out to the High Desert for a Dynamic Twist on the Typical Design-Build Workshop Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-09T13:39:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T13:39:27-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17d9946e6798dc2f02774284581f37f7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Located near the more buzzing cities of Joshua Tree and Palm Springs, the Morongo Valley is not a place one typically associates with experimental architecture. But, for a week back in May, the High Desert was met by a group of students making the scenic trek inland to try their hands at designing and building exploratory units (while also getting a healthy dose of Vitamin D).</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150076774/soapbox-ai-weiwei Soapbox: Ai Weiwei Anthony Morey 2018-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T21:39:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8db5cb6b0f36e49f5a185229e041287c.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075992/after-co-founding-a-practice-back-in-2003-jeffrey-l-day-breaks-out-on-his-own-to-start-another-the-new-omaha-based-firm-actual-architecture-co After Co-Founding a Practice Back in 2003, Jeffrey L. Day Breaks Out on His Own to Start Another, the New Omaha-Based Firm Actual Architecture Co. Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-06T14:38:00-04:00 >2018-08-06T14:38:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6da696f6687795158b164a4b10c4ffb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Back in 2003, Jeffrey L. Day and E.B. Min joined forces to start the split location firm, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/25615/min-day" target="_blank">Min | Day</a>. After a successful 15-year run completing a range of&nbsp;vivid, calculated and pristine projects, and garnering numerous awards for them&mdash;including the Architectural League of New York&rsquo;s <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4684/eight-new-emerging-voices-announced-for-2016" target="_blank">2016 Emerging Voices</a>&mdash;the team has reorganized into two. Min is staying in San Francisco to continue on as Min Design, while Jeffrey has restructured in Omaha under his new studio <a href="https://www.actual.ac/" target="_blank">Actual Architecture Co</a>. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we spoke with Jeffrey to talk about this new chapter of his architecture career.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150076179/from-obscurity-to-moma-eric-owen-moss-s-playa-del-rey-triplex From Obscurity to MoMA. Eric Owen Moss's Playa Del Rey Triplex Anthony Morey 2018-08-03T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b879a409a7a5fbdcc2e7b77e3c6eb685.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075967/stephanie-rigolot-discusses-her-pivot-from-practicing-architecture-to-communicating-architecture Stephanie Rigolot Discusses Her Pivot from Practicing Architecture to Communicating Architecture Archinect 2018-08-02T13:10:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T13:10:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/685656de5e2400cd103af6e9b848f3f2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<strong>Stephanie Rigolot</strong>, founder of LA-based consultancy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wtwagency.com/" target="_blank">WHAT THE WHAT</a>. We discuss her experience working for architects such as Michael Graves and Thom Mayne, and how that evolved into a business devoted to helping architects express their work to the the public.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075832/soapbox-psychotherapy Soapbox: Psychotherapy Anthony Morey 2018-08-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T01:26:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cc6ca96b7b942022124a6b0facdef5bb.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075630/readlines-fresh-meat Readlines: Fresh Meat Anthony Morey 2018-07-31T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T13:46:18-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b883dad6cdf35847f370f55e6639008.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a> is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>This week we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/blog/article/39897859/fresh-slice-of-fresh-meat" target="_blank">Fresh Meat</a>. Fresh Meat is run by architecture and design criticism students at the <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/95264905/thoughts-on-uic-architecture" target="_blank">UIC School of Architecture</a>.</p> <p><em>Fresh Meat and other publications featured in the series are now available at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1149443/archinect-outpost" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, our new initiative in downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District!</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074590/mutuo-brings-mexican-and-brazilian-perspectives-to-la-s-architectural-milieu Mutuo Brings Mexican and Brazilian Perspectives to LA's Architectural Milieu Archinect 2018-07-30T13:17:00-04:00 >2018-07-30T17:13:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75615455fce7635afb7b497906b476eb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/thisismutuo" target="_blank">Mutuo</a> is an LA-based practiced founded by Jose Herrasti, originally from Mexico City, and Fernanda Oppermann, originally from Brazil. After a few years working at architecture offices in the US, with some time together at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss Architects</a>, the two decided to start their own practice 5 years ago. By connecting their own personal experience, they settled on LA due to it's welcoming environment and cultural diversity.</p> <p>The duo describe Mutuo as versatile. They actively pursue, design and build single-family &amp;&nbsp;multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, cultural and urban-scale masterplans, often working with other architects on non-profit and pro-bono projects.</p> <p>In this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> we chat with Jose and Fernanda to learn more the practice's origins and goals.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074942/the-brochures-of-the-venice-architecture-biennale The Brochures of the Venice Architecture Biennale Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-28T17:02:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6f/6f06429a2774ba4345c45c81455a08ad.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For 16 nonconsecutive years,&nbsp;architecture has had a starring role at the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/763369/venice-architecture-biennale" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a>, 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 they strike a chord with visitors - throughout social media channels. What is often strewn across the internet are only the most daring designs and the most apparent research intentions:&nbsp;full-scale prototypes, immersive ephemera and provocative statements as big as the walls that contain them.</p> <p>What the social media universe rarely gets to see from the Biennale, however, are the pamphlets that its visitors collect ravenously as they pass from pavilion to pavilion. These print documents reveal a significant amount of information relative to the individual pavilions (and significantly more than the photos of those pavilions themselves); some of them have short stories, a few are evasively poetic, whil...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075129/tombs-hotels-and-libraries-the-beginnings-of-tienne-louis-boull-e Tombs, Hotels and Libraries. The beginnings of Étienne-Louis Boullée. Anthony Morey 2018-07-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-27T01:04:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9d6080393750ee0397c18aaf59acc07.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074432/soapbox-jonathan-gold Soapbox: Jonathan Gold Anthony Morey 2018-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-25T12:41:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0b6583b8b2bb5f061b8f66ed4061faa.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074609/redlines-the-funambulist Redlines: The Funambulist Anthony Morey 2018-07-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-24T14:05:12-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a484b9fff81e1d31fbaff318a37a2778.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a> is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this issue we talk with <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149994523/uncovering-the-architecture-of-colonialism-with-the-funambulist" target="_blank">L&eacute;opold Lambert</a> the editor-in-chief of <em><a href="https://thefunambulist.net/" target="_blank">the Funambulist</a>.</em>&nbsp;Started as a blog in 2010, it began publishing regular articles mostly written by L&eacute;opold Lambert about the political violence of architecture, in particular in Palestine.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074100/from-the-ground-up-lebbeus-woods From the Ground Up: Lebbeus Woods Anthony Morey 2018-07-20T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-19T11:07:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/5082863ca07eda26ec2fb1ea1f054902.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150073788/soapbox-dada Soapbox: Dada Anthony Morey 2018-07-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-20T10:52:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b2/b2244d0f5bfa28edd2beeb716e8d96ef.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150073434/a-conversation-with-studio8-a-mostly-european-staffed-small-studio-in-shanghai A Conversation with Studio8, a Mostly-European Staffed Small Studio in Shanghai Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-07-16T13:45:00-04:00 >2018-07-17T13:47:37-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f8/f8c03247950410713818c13bd648ffd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Based in Shanghai, <a href="http://studio8-sh.com/studio/" target="_blank">Studio8</a> is a multidisciplinary studio designing everything from the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/221561/branding" target="_blank">visual identity and branding</a>, to the furniture and architecture for restaurants, hotels, stores, and residences. Founded only three years ago, the firm is comprised of an international team of young creatives. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talked with co-founder Shirley Dong about designing spaces; their magnificent, recently completed, Anadu resort; and working together as a diverse team from all over the world.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150072850/in-focus-neal-johnson In Focus: Neal Johnson Nathan Smith 2018-07-13T10:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25e34a3796e425a053fb10505ed3688c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p>For this installment, Nathan Smith interviews <a href="http://nealparkerjohnson.com/" target="_blank">Neal Johnson</a>, a freelance photographer based out of Louisville, Kentucky.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150073000/cross-talk-6-konstantinos-chatzaras-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Konstantinos Chatzaras on East vs West Konstantinos Chatzaras 2018-07-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-12T16:30:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56d9c7e1abc65cb26d5f9da212a044d0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150061044/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-royal-pavilion-brighton Iconic Buildings: I work at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Ellen Hancock 2018-07-12T09:05:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T12:18:30-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6c36a3b6fc75d00b1ae03f0e8f9d414.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In our series&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In this feature, we spoke to Nick Kay who is Workforce Development Officer and Conservation Assistant at the <a href="https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/" target="_blank">Royal Pavilion in Brighton</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150072836/cross-talk-6-connor-gravelle-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Connor Gravelle on East vs West Connor Gravelle 2018-07-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T17:58:38-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fe6a82bee0a6e59a16b14ab69dd6335f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150072461/rensselaer-students-develop-a-disaster-architecture-from-water-bottles-and-shipping-materials Rensselaer Students Develop a Disaster Architecture from Water Bottles and Shipping Materials Nicholas Korody 2018-07-11T10:20:00-04:00 >2018-07-09T19:20:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d8e7e22b511d2e953a53ed2c37b0f5d2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A preliminary hypothesis: we are living in an era marked by a profusion of &ldquo;crises&rdquo; &mdash; some environmental, some sociopolitical, some economic, and most a mixture of all three. In turn, in architecture, particularly its academies, we are witnessing an attendant explosion of designs for shelters that endeavor to alleviate or solve such crises. After all, architecture is a discipline that often imagines itself capable of &ldquo;problem-solving,&rdquo; with shelter design as the go-to solution. By and large, these undeniably well-intentioned endeavors fail to take-off for any number of reasons: practicality, scalability, affordability, etc. But &mdash; to offer a secondary hypothesis &mdash; this may be the wrong metric through which to interpret and judge such pedagogical exercises. Rather, these projects can be read as if texts, wherein the mutable and muted meanings of terms like &ldquo;crisis&rdquo; and &ldquo;architecture&rdquo; &mdash; and their relations with each other &mdash;&nbsp;emerge from the shadows cast by their ubiquity.</p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/150072710/cross-talk-6-duane-mclemore-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Duane McLemore on East vs West Duane McLemore 2018-07-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T13:25:33-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8adc3f9481d60a9e07869e50641f6a72.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150071966/redlines-plat Redlines: PLAT Anthony Morey 2018-07-10T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-05T15:05:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2bf46fc3ba46694a83f5f7a1332a9e26.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Redlines is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this session, we look at PLAT, a journal&nbsp;run entirely by the students of the <a href="https://archinect.com/rice" target="_blank">Rice School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150070615/archinect-s-2018-summer-reading-list Archinect's 2018 Summer Reading List Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-07-10T09:01:00-04:00 >2018-07-09T20:01:14-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cb/cbf896ac2c74a3930721534446a92ce6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Temperatures are rising, and for many, that might mean finding a good book for the beach or pool, while on the plane to a summer destination, or hiding away in an air-conditioned Starbucks. When talking to architects over the past few months, we've been asking for their current favorites. Whether it's a companion to the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" target="_blank">Venice Architecture Biennale</a> or a deep dive into <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/746574/communal-living" target="_blank">communal living</a>, below you'll find a <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/774071/summer-reading-list" target="_blank">stellar list</a>&nbsp;to supplement that already overflowing stack sitting on your shelves.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150072541/cross-talk-6-wai-think-tank-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: WAI Think Tank on East vs West WAI Think Tank 2018-07-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-10T16:12:06-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d8e2e52dd4449c59060ca5c2d40d6c42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p>