Archinect - Features 2019-01-24T02:21:45-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150117528/architects-educators-sisters-the-boston-based-duo-french-2d-discusses-how-blending-practice-and-academia-through-exploration-creates-community-and-change Architects. Educators. Sisters. The Boston-Based Duo French 2D Discusses How Blending Practice and Academia Through Exploration Creates Community and Change Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-23T11:18:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T12:26:39-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e1/e148d1ac355ce246965cc9cbbc12390a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Through the power of self-funded, self-initiated projects, Anda and Jenny French use their passions in graphic design, academia, and architectural discourse to produce thought-provoking work. As a smaller design firm, the Boston-based duo, <a href="https://archinect.com/french2d" target="_blank">French 2D</a>, champion the importance of autonomy and prototyping. As educators, both approach practice and academia by creating opportunities for people to be candid and critical, valuing conversations based on questions of "What is it?" and "Why is it?"&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, the sisters talk with Archinect about the importance of preserving a sense of autonomy in their practice, stressing that their approach leans more towards that of an art collective than a traditional architectural firm. Further, Anda and Jenny go on to discuss how the future of architecture is changing as it relates to their involvement in academia and as women in the field.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150118193/uncanny-perspectives-paper-realities-lectures-with-thomas-demand Uncanny Perspectives & Paper Realities; Lectures with Thomas Demand Anthony Morey 2019-01-23T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T12:28:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e9220ff8ff8c89925d582fe7ef3994e.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> <p>This week, we look at Thomas Demand. Demand, through his use of various mediums, spatial constructs and architectural sensibilities, has been a constant inspiration for architects and artist alike.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150117844/thesis-review-with-luciano-menghini-winner-of-the-woods-bagot-prize "Thesis Review" With Luciano Menghini, Winner of the Woods Bagot Prize Anthony Morey 2019-01-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-21T19:11:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79c672152618f4d827b1b1c46666ba97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" target="_blank">Thesis Review</a>&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6836/for-their-inaugural-woods-bagot-prize-the-international-design-studio-awards-three-sci-arc-grads" target="_blank">Luciano Menghini</a> about his thesis which tackled The Museum of the Twentieth Century in the Berlin Kulturforum.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150117541/based-in-new-haven-gray-organschi-architecture-creates-a-working-environment-for-critical-engagement-with-architecture Based in New Haven, Gray Organschi Architecture Creates a Working Environment for Critical Engagement with Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-21T10:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-22T11:19:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/1796326e89db0b4b05d08c6ed69ca0ba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted long standing&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" target="_blank">labor issues</a>&nbsp;within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. Looking for an alternative,&nbsp;<a href="https://architecture-lobby.org/" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a>&nbsp;created the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1238367/just-design" target="_blank">Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094126/suburbicide Suburbicide Nicholas Korody 2019-01-17T10:23:00-05:00 >2019-01-19T15:48:42-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/85/85216466fe7cd8b61d36e5851bdf145d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong>I.</strong>&nbsp; The United States Air Force does not publish statistics on suicides committed by pilots of their unmanned combat aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, but it is the most significant bodily risk they face. In general, suicide ranks as the biggest killer of all Active Duty airmen, and surpassed war as the leading cause of death for the entire military in 2014 [1,2]. Contrary to common assumptions, these suicides are not necessarily preceded by trauma from battlefield experiences. In fact, 68% of members of the Air Force who committed suicide were never deployed [3].</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150116861/extra-extra-kanye-the-sci-arc-dropout Extra Extra: Kanye, the SCI-Arc Dropout Ryan Scavnicky 2019-01-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-19T13:35:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/28/28d0b1aba65aff2afdb25f190f10b05a.gif" border="0" /><p>Extra Extra won&rsquo;t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is it expected to be.</p> <p>As architecture culture breaks into architecture cultures, let's explore the fissures. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a constituency.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150116845/a-tale-of-many-cities-with-rosalyne-shieh-and-troy-schaum-of-schaum-shieh A tale of many cities with Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum of SCHAUM/SHIEH Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-14T14:54:00-05:00 >2019-01-14T14:54:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d2/d2bb1bbedaeeb01cdae1864c360656a5.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Based out of New York City and Houston, Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum of the practice&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150116868/schaum-shieh" target="_blank">SCHAUM/SHIEH</a> discuss the power of learning from cities through their complexities.&nbsp;Over the years, both have taken their interests in urbanism to look at the scale of individual buildings and the role they play in the larger built environment. As architects and educators, the two view their firm&mdash;and its projects&mdash;as the reflection of both a social unit and a cultural endeavor; all while still being a professional body of service.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>,&nbsp;the duo talks with Archinect about the importance of identifying their values as a small practice and using collaboration to make room for each person to evolve. Focusing time and energy on the power of revision, SCHAUM/SHIEH reflects on the strength of their processes and how it translates to their work.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150114053/archinectmeets-shesthearchitect #ArchinectMeets @shesthearchitect Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-11T13:40:00-05:00 >2019-01-11T19:43:13-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d05684a1feb6e8f99a340594a3651b07.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Sophie&nbsp;Chanson, the curator of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shesthearchitect/" target="_blank">@shesthearchitect</a>. Put simply, the Instagram page celebrates&nbsp;the works and lives of women architects with exemplary photographs of their finest work. After realizing how difficult it was to name female architects off the top of her head,&nbsp;Chanson began to check the margins of architecture history to pull out rarely-seen treasures.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113931/a-fib-built-of-stones-light-aluminum-kind-of-a-conversation-with-richard-quittenton A Fib Built of Stones, Light & Aluminum, kind of; A Conversation with Richard Quittenton Anthony Morey 2019-01-11T11:11:00-05:00 >2019-01-14T18:26:54-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7aaa69153a3548a97dd8c7f52b015bf4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" target="_blank">Thesis Review</a>&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to Richard Quittenton, and his thesis produced at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/16352595/the-school-of-architecture-at-taliesin" target="_blank">The&nbsp;School of Architecture at Taliesin</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113756/a-history-of-the-garage-without-a-footnote-a-review-of-erlanger-s-and-govela-s-garage A History of the Garage Without a Footnote: a Review of Erlanger’s and Govela’s ‘Garage’ Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-10T11:21:00-05:00 >2019-01-16T13:17:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d849880d93d0a9accbd9047e41ec6b76.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>&ldquo;We have taken the garage to be the most important architectural form of the 20th century.&rdquo;</p> <p>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. &lsquo;<a href="https://amzn.to/2M0NsWK" target="_blank">Garage</a>&rsquo; has a lot of arguments about the nature and significance of the automobile garage - none of which, I quickly learned, are supported by footnotes. This is rare for a book that focuses on the history of a subject, especially one published by the formidable MIT Press.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113380/at-mcmillan-pazdan-smith-great-culture-produces-great-work At McMillan Pazdan Smith, Great Culture Produces Great Work Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-08T14:05:00-05:00 >2019-01-09T14:06:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dbb5d1cce3b4886a38028b3b37026b27.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted long standing&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" target="_blank">labor issues</a>&nbsp;within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. Looking for an alternative,&nbsp;<a href="https://architecture-lobby.org/" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a>&nbsp;created the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1238367/just-design" target="_blank">Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113309/brooklyn-s-frederick-tang-discusses-what-it-means-to-find-opportunities-in-design-by-learning-to-say-yes-and-no Brooklyn's Frederick Tang Discusses What It Means to Find Opportunities in Design by Learning to Say Yes and No Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-07T14:49:00-05:00 >2019-01-07T15:41:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/09/091d3979fe3145e607e12b0f8f8be451.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For Frederick Tang, running a practice starts with remembering where opportunities for design freedom can occur. Channeling advice given to him during the early part of his career, the Brooklyn-based architect is reminded to never forget "architecture is a service profession." An attitude that Tang has carried throughout the growth of his practice, he focuses on fostering a team that encourages design humility while prioritizing collaboration.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Tang discusses how making big decisions for his growing firm&nbsp;requires understanding what it means to say "yes" or "no." As his design practice <a href="https://archinect.com/fredericktang" target="_blank">Frederick Tang Architecture</a>&nbsp;evolves, so does the opportunity for exploration.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150112706/a-thesis-hidden-in-the-shadows-a-conversation-with-zack-matthews A Thesis Hidden in the Shadows; A Conversation with Zack Matthews Anthony Morey 2019-01-03T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-07T19:16:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/59/59e2ebdc95888bf8e6c862c14b16f9b1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" target="_blank">Thesis Review</a>&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/zack-matthews" target="_blank">Zack Matthews</a> about his thesis titled,&nbsp;Untitled 01 170219.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150112579/extra-extra-pleaselovethesethings Extra Extra: #PleaseLoveTheseThings Ryan Scavnicky 2019-01-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-18T19:12:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/0035733f877d76bd774f4ec4a02b45e0.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1231104/extra-extra" target="_blank">Extra Extra</a> won&rsquo;t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is it expected to be.</p> <p>As architecture culture breaks into architecture cultures, let's explore the fissures. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a constituency.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150112512/simple-playful-ambitious-a-conversation-with-benjamin-cadena-on-his-journey-to-finding-his-voice-in-architecture Simple, Playful, Ambitious; A conversation with Benjamin Cadena on his journey to finding his voice in architecture. Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-31T18:01:00-05:00 >2018-12-31T18:01:08-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d35369093ff88c43df6ee29a10bb6293.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>His&nbsp;intuitive approach to architecture can be summed up by his playfully ambitious works that not only showcase his talents as a designer, but as an innovator in the field of architecture. Pulling from his influential upbringing in Bogot&aacute;, Cadena's use of simplistic forms and color has allowed him to shape his own voice and approach to design.&nbsp;</p> <p>As we wrap up 2018, we welcome the New Year with this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a> on an architect whose passion for community and dialogue inspires him and his creative practice. Benjamin Cadena, of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/146693963/studio-cadena" target="_blank">Studio Cadena</a>, talks freedom in architecture, the joys of model making, and color's association with habitation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098952/archinectmeets-hannespeer #ArchinectMeets @hannespeer Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-28T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-27T15:00:30-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c426fb4e164d166db37f15f31bbf18d8.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Hannes Peer, the photographer, architect and curator behind <a href="http://instagram.com/hannespeer" target="_blank">@hannespeer</a>. With an eye for "imperfections, nostalgic utopia, and future archeology," Peer captures architectural oddities of the 20th century with aplomb.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100794/an-american-palazzo-in-greenwich-village-the-headquarters-of-the-national-maritime-union-by-albert-c-ledner An American Palazzo in Greenwich Village; The Headquarters of the National Maritime Union by Albert C. Ledner Konstantinos Chatzaras 2018-12-26T17:47:00-05:00 >2018-12-26T21:04:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/81/817be94fffc308f19de0fc5fd69b9c2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Callouts is a review series in praise of architecture, art, and the city.</p> <p>Contrary to the common use of the modal verb &ldquo;to call out&rdquo; which emphasizes negative criticism, &ldquo;Callouts&rdquo; here draw from the architectural drawing tradition. Callouts in architecture establish a closer look towards a part of a project that requires more explanation and emphasized attention due to its complexity, uniqueness or typicality. They create a different, more detailed view of what has already been seen, expanding the reader&rsquo;s understanding of the project.</p> <p>Following that tradition, &ldquo;Callouts&rdquo; is a series of carefully selected complex, unique and banal projects, that have the potential to initiate a discussion, be didactic and affect their contemporary contextual mythology. Reviews for projects that do not satisfy these criteria can be found by typing &ldquo;architecture&rdquo; on your search bar.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100831/architecture-in-a-country-of-stage-sets-our-interview-with-oliver-wainwright-on-inside-north-korea Architecture in a Country of Stage Sets: Our Interview with Oliver Wainwright on Inside North Korea Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-21T11:24:00-05:00 >2019-01-16T13:09:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/444f59cb1e22ed50c50ffbc0fc95eef9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Now available at <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, <em><a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/inside-north-korea-oliver-wainwright?category=Books" target="_blank">Inside North Korea</a></em> is the ambitious new book from British journalist <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/652446/oliver-wainwright" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright</a>. 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 subject of interest to Wainwright, he had the chance in our interview to expand on how similar its architectural techniques are to those more familiar in Western practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098565/archinectmeets-decorhardcore #ArchinectMeets @decorhardcore Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-21T10:58:00-05:00 >2018-12-21T12:58:26-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bc32b6e97d33be11359820e0997ea3fe.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to&nbsp;Ksenia Shestakovskaia about their Instagram, @decorhardcore. Decoration may be a field associated with elegance and restraint, but the world exposed by @decorhardcore is one of extravagance and indulgence. It is a world that can yield either restraint or transgression, but at its most extreme, in the words of of&nbsp;Shestakovskaia, "Hardcore is not for everybody."</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097913/don-t-think-discard-dirty-furniture-addresses-our-anxiety-about-clutter-on-a-global-scale Don't Think. Discard!: Dirty Furniture Addresses Our Anxiety About Clutter on a Global Scale Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-20T16:59:00-05:00 >2019-01-22T13:10:55-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/946a80994a49e1f763744466dd168d1f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Founded by three design writers,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/148351233/screen-print-40-alexandra-lange-s-power-positions-from-dirty-furniture-issue-2" target="_blank">Dirty Furniture</a>&nbsp;is a biannual magazine that focuses on domestic design criticism, each issue taking on a different piece of furniture as its theme from which to explore topics spanning politics, design, history, technology, and beyond. Their latest focuses on the topic of closets, the modern wardrobe essential that serves as an entryway for thinking about things like moths, fashion, modularity, coming out, and the latest obsession with decluttering.</p><p>We can purchase this issue of Dirty Furniture at <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/dirty-furniture-46-closet?category=Periodicals" target="_blank">our online shop</a> or in store.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099877/new-york-s-dynamic-duo-hou-de-sousa-blends-their-passion-for-detail-and-spatial-adaptability-into-beautifully-composed-projects New York's Dynamic Duo, Hou De Sousa, Blends Their Passion for Detail and Spatial Adaptability Into Beautifully Composed Projects Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-18T12:05:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T12:50:35-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ed/ed343b1f4e89c1c7aab0ca453f644af6.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After graduating architecture school, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149941205/hou-de-sousa-robert-halvorson-and-the-rolex-arts-initiative-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners" target="_blank">Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa</a> knew right away they wanted to start their own practice. After gaining experience by working for notable design offices, the two strived to create a practice which fed their appetite for creative freedom.&nbsp;Their attention to detail, and passion for building with a sense of purpose and camaraderie, has the firm quickly becoming a catalyst for designs that incite human interaction.</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Nancy and Josh talk about the joys of cultivating a creative environment, and how starting their practice twice lead to a deeper understanding of the work they wanted to produce.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100247/archinectmeets-mmmosarchitects #ArchinectMeets @mmmosarchitects Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-18T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T16:35:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/11273368dd4b7d04b204270e3e7da6c3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to MOS Architects about their Instagram, @mmmosarchitects. For the New York firm, Instagram is less a tool for self-promotion than a way of killing time in between important moments. Their Instagram, to put it simply, allows them to reveal glimpses into their lives, both in the office and outside of it, as earnestly as an architecture firm can.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100170/how-aamodt-plumb-architects-is-bringing-the-slow-movement-to-architecture How Aamodt/Plumb Architects is Bringing the Slow Movement to Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-17T14:49:00-05:00 >2018-12-27T12:26:59-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0a/0aa78c4476ddccea12e757f4246d4018.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted long standing <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" target="_blank">labor issues</a> within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. Looking for an alternative, <a href="https://architecture-lobby.org/" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a> created the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1238367/just-design" target="_blank">Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099769/archinectmeets-spomenikdatabase #ArchinectMeets @spomenikdatabase Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-14T13:31:00-05:00 >2018-12-16T08:54:56-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7a99f6fa53d57a0ae62b4830d2c43cfe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Donald Niebyl, the administrator of @spomenikdatabase. After researching and subsequently traveling to and documenting the significant majority of former Yugoslavia's spomeniks, those extra-large monuments to bygone wars, Niebyl shared his findings in a book and through social media (the Spomenik Monument Database book is also&nbsp;<a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/spomenik-monument-database?category=Books" target="_blank">available in our online shop</a>).</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100029/extra-extra-l-o-n-g-i-m-a-g-e Extra Extra: L o n g I m a g e Ryan Scavnicky 2018-12-14T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-16T14:22:27-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ea/ea032e4fc1d6dde9ebf681d16b7c7bd7.gif" border="0" /><p>Extra Extra won&rsquo;t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is it expected to be.</p> <p>As architecture culture breaks into architecture cultures, let's explore the fissures. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a constituency.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099103/five-steps-to-becoming-a-more-responsible-architect-in-the-age-of-climate-change Five Steps to Becoming a More Responsible Architect in the Age of Climate Change Gunnar Hubbard FAIA, LEED Fellow 2018-12-13T13:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-16T12:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9a3b60590be9bed2fdb338b24c795da.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150093748/how-can-architecture-respond-to-the-1-5-c-imperative" target="_blank">latest climate report</a> by the United Nation&rsquo;s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) anticipates that the world will experience the more extreme effects and consequences of climate change much earlier than originally thought, all within most of the global population&rsquo;s lifetime. This news, paired with the ongoing world climate crisis, pushes us to maximize our efforts toward a more sustainable future.</p> <p>As professionals in the AEC industry, we must first acknowledge the effect our work has on the environment and then focus on what steps can we take to mitigate those impacts.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099373/a-look-at-brutalist-guatemala A Look at Brutalist Guatemala Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-12T12:32:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T20:32:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ab/ab3d110fd3281ac75339b57bb7d8a8d0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the launch of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150099100/archinect-launches-brutal-coffee" target="_blank">Archinect's Brutal&nbsp;coffee</a>, we hit our second destination in this two part feature. Heading over three thousand miles North-West of Brazil, we explore <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1016684/guatemala" target="_blank">Guatemala</a> and its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/87928/brutalism" target="_blank">Brutalist</a> movement.</p> <p>Guatemala and its relationship with these monolithic structures are tied with the&nbsp;culture and artistic identity of the area. Pulling from its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/842484/mayan" target="_blank">Mayan</a> roots, these prominent structures scattered throughout the region use the Brutalist movement to accompany the historical architecture already present in the city. The artistic presence within the country is a blend of rich folklore and the interlacing of various architectural movements. Highly influential architects such as Roberto Aycinena, Jos&eacute; Montes C&oacute;rdova, Ra&uacute;l Minondo, and Efra&iacute;n Recinos, among others, have created a legacy influencing Guatemalan architecture to this day.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099773/words-of-wisdom-from-toshiko-mori-harvard-gsd-s-first-tenured-female-professor Words of Wisdom from Toshiko Mori, Harvard GSD's First Tenured Female Professor Anthony Morey 2018-12-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T04:37:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3c2291b78fb2c5128735c10489109b55.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> <p>This week, on the heals of her being awarded the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/7013/toshiko-mori-to-receive-2019-aia-acsa-topaz-medallion" target="_blank">2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion</a> we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/6135/toshiko-mori-architect" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori.</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096533/archinectmeets-lucborho #ArchinectMeets @lucborho Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-11T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T13:33:53-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6e90adc13c48622e51403864be99ddf.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Luc Borho (<a href="http://instagram.com/lucborho" target="_blank">@lucborho</a>), a photographer and art director. Borho has added an ethereal spin to the badlands of SpaceX and the brutalism of his native Paris through his carefully lit photography. His work shows the lives buildings make possible after their construction, in ways their architects or planners might not have imagined.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099604/urban-discussions-never-sleep-a-conversation-with-bernd-upmeyer-founder-of-monu-magazine Urban Discussions Never Sleep; A Conversation with Bernd Upmeyer, Founder of MONU Magazine Anthony Morey 2018-12-10T15:41:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T00:18:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1f4c77aa919bffcfd701d2d9d5c7749.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 MONU Magazine. MONU is run by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/55264927/the-ideology-of-publication-conversation-with-bernd-upmeyer" target="_blank">Bernd Upmeyer</a>. Bernd Upmeyer is the editor-in-chief and founder of MONU Magazine. He is also the founder of the Rotterdam-based Bureau of Architecture, Research, and Design (BOARD).&nbsp;</p>