Archinect - Features 2018-09-24T11:38:16-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150087538/a-fountain-and-vanna-venturi-house-1964-with-robert-venturi-and-denise-scott-brown A Fountain and Vanna Venturi House; 1964 with Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Anthony Morey 2018-09-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-24T11:36:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a8453b54923941148f812e1b37017a5.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> <p>In this installment, following the news of Robert Venturi's passing, we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150087252/frank-gehry-colleagues-past-employees-and-fans-react-to-the-passing-of-robert-venturi" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149970924/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-i-the-foundation" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>. While most are familiar with their <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149978618/the-vanna-venturi-house-becomes-an-official-historic-place" target="_blank">Vanna Venturi House</a>, another small project was being worked on at the same time. Even though it remains unbuilt, it provides us another angle on this pair's remarkable start.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086728/archinectmeets-terriblefloorplans #ArchinectMeets @terriblefloorplans Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-21T11:12:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T16:12:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/91/912a894f32452f17197369e0ee06bff4.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>#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&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using 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 as well as their thoughts on social media's impact on architecture.</p> <p>We spoke with the curator of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/terriblefloorplans" target="_blank">@terriblefloorplans</a>, a careful collection of careless things, a repository of odd architectural content published daily on Instagram. With only 41 floor plans posted at the time of this writing, the anonymous curator has quickly gained a following among those users of Instagram seeking alternatives to the rational ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150087252/frank-gehry-colleagues-past-employees-and-fans-react-to-the-passing-of-robert-venturi Frank Gehry, Colleagues, Past Employees, and Fans React to the Passing of Robert Venturi Archinect 2018-09-20T17:49:00-04:00 >2018-09-22T03:28:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/995e835304c8198beb5f3f9ea2b23d23.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In the wake of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/19781/robert-venturi" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150087058/architect-robert-venturi-dies-at-age-93" target="_blank">passing</a> at the age of 93 this past Tuesday, fellow practitioners, writers, educators, and dedicated followers around the globe are remembering the renowned architect with heavy hearts. Whether through his influential book &ldquo;Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture&rdquo;, the trailblazing designs he created with Denise Scott Brown in VSBA Architects &amp; Planners, or having the chance to meet him in person, people have been sharing on the Internet how Venturi shaped their own architectural perspectives and practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085658/want-to-join-studio-gang-design-principals-share-how-top-job-applicants-made-a-strong-first-impression Want to Join Studio Gang? Design Principals Share How Top Job Applicants Made a Strong First Impression Archinect 2018-09-20T11:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T19:51:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/826549922710889f4c70051e182e4f3d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Nurturing collaboration has been the heart and soul of <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> since <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12062/jeanne-gang" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a> founded the firm in 1997. Whether they're working on a project, bonding at their yearly&nbsp;Camp Wandawega retreats, or setting a precedent to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150071968/jeanne-gang-closed-the-pay-gap-at-her-firm-and-urges-others-to-do-the-same" target="_blank">close the wage gap in architecture</a>, the Studio Gang collective takes creating &ldquo;a&nbsp;strong, supportive studio culture&rdquo; very seriously.</p> <p>Now with a staff of just over 100 people in their Chicago, New York, and San Francisco offices, Studio Gang is on the lookout for new talent. So what should job candidates hoping to join the Gang do to stand out in the application process? In Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, Design Principals Weston Walker and Juliane Wolf took a moment with us to share some tips and offer a glimpse into office life at the firm.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150087231/a-collection-of-thoughts-and-wisdom-from-robert-venturi A Collection of Thoughts and Wisdom from Robert Venturi. Anthony Morey 2018-09-20T10:47:00-04:00 >2018-09-20T14:46:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/837695a15913dfc0fe774e1161962c55.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a 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 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150087058/architect-robert-venturi-dies-at-age-93" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>, whose&nbsp;wisdom and contribution to the discipline are unquestionable. With his passing this week, we look back at a collection of his public conversations and lectures.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080401/a-victory-under-the-sun-must-also-be-against-it A Victory Under The Sun Must Also Be Against It Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-19T12:54:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T13:59:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1ee474b63fde45121703136a02c550b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Imitative solar panels - designed by companies including <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149993737/mit-startup-creates-camouflage-solar-panels" target="_blank">Sistine Solar</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149975987/say-goodbye-to-clunky-solar-panels-and-hello-to-tesla-s-sleek-new-glass-solar-roof-tiles" target="_blank">Tesla</a>&nbsp;- 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 conflation of the two our only way out of the environmental crisis?&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085560/archinectmeets-lerichti #ArchinectMeets @lerichti Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-18T14:38:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T19:08:18-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d2/d2585e41622912641d966a5026153510.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a> 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. Using 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.<br></p> <p>We spoke to Philipp Heer (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/lerichti/" target="_blank">@lerichti</a>),&nbsp;a freelancer photographer whose work primarily focuses on contemporary architecture in Switzerland and the neighboring European countries. His website states that his complete work can be found on Instagram, a profile he has kept active for nearly four years.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080007/under-the-skin-an-intimate-building-review-of-ac-martin-s-ladwp-headquarters Under the Skin; An Intimate Building Review of AC Martin's LADWP Headquarters Patrick Geske 2018-09-18T11:37:00-04:00 >2018-09-20T23:46:07-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/67/673516b0e1de95e9360d970f9165e7c5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Under the Skin</em> is a new review series that focuses on buildings in Los Angeles. Each review selects one finished building, whether newly-built or long-time-standing, and takes an in-depth look at it in order to get under its skin.</p> <p>In this first installment, we take a look at the Department of Water and Power Building.</p> <p>Built: 1964<br>Architect: <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/30147/ac-martin" target="_blank">AC Martin and Associates</a><br>Location: 111 N Hope St, Los Angeles, CA</p> Building Score: 9.4 https://archinect.com/features/article/150086232/emerging-firm-farouki-farouki-taps-into-new-orleans-vibrant-restaurant-and-hospitality-scene Emerging Firm Farouki Farouki Taps Into New Orleans' Vibrant Restaurant and Hospitality Scene Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-09-17T14:40:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T10:19:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f77fd61e58dc5edc9c19153cad85834c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With its thriving restaurant and hospitality scene, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1335/new-orleans" target="_blank">New Orleans</a> was the perfect place for husband-and-wife team <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150073653/farouki-farouki" target="_blank">Farouki Farouki</a>&nbsp;to set up their full-service architecture and interior design practice.&nbsp;Since its recent founding, Caroline, with a background in interior design, and Sabri, whose CV includes stints at BIG and DS+R, have made their mark on the historic yet continuously emerging city with a variety of interior projects that have tapped into the influx of new restaurants, shops,&nbsp;and landmarks opening their doors. Here, the two talk about their <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150073654/junior-interior-designer" target="_blank">expanding practice</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086243/algorithms-images-architecture-s-history-archivist Algorithms & Images. Architecture's History Archivist. Phoebe Webster 2018-09-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-15T12:25:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/041a799a273326192093c7fe9b6f9514.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s 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> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/pwebster" target="_blank">Phoebe Webster</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jackstewartcastner" target="_blank">Jack Stewart Castner</a>. Phoebe is a Los Angeles-based designer raised in Maryland and is a current Master of Architecture candidate at the <a href="https://archinect.com/ucla" target="_blank">University of California</a>, Los Angeles. Jack is a Los Angeles-based designer, raised in Philadelphia and holds a Master of Architecture from the <a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>, where he was awarded t...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085887/designing-and-developing-is-a-fantasy-for-many-architects-david-freeland-tells-us-how-freelandbuck-did-it-with-the-stack-house Designing AND Developing Is a Fantasy for Many Architects; David Freeland Tells Us How FreelandBuck Did It With the Stack House Paul Petrunia 2018-09-14T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T14:22:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7a5c35545cf72bf270b73c2e46c2ef2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Nestled in the hillsides of North East Los Angeles, a new four-story home built by the architecture duo <a href="https://archinect.com/FreelandBuck" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a> is offering a lucky buyer a taste of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6652/california-living-aia-los-angeles-selects-23-residential-architecture-award-winners" target="_blank">quintessential California living</a>. Designed as a series of volumes stacked on top one another to slightly varying orientations, the 2,207-square foot residence comes complete with a wide-open floor plan, seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces, far-reaching views of the San Gabriel Mountains, and an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150062794/winners-announced-for-la-county-s-yes-to-adu-design-competition" target="_blank">accessory dwelling unit (ADU)</a> that can be rented out or used as office space.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086092/cut-copy-paste-one-in-a-million-cut-copy-paste Cut. Copy. Paste. One in a Million. Cut. Copy. Paste. Yoonjee Koh 2018-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T19:12:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ad3f8a7e4e2b0519b4c38c1a26d495a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s 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> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/yoonjeekoh" target="_blank">Yoonjee Koh</a>. Yoonjee Koh is the Director of Intermediate Architecture Studios and full time faculty member at The <a href="https://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085656/archinectmeets-archiveofaffinities #ArchinectMeets @archiveofaffinities Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-13T10:29:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T19:08:30-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0ef9ea0490c420dc6dc33d099762b535.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a> 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.&nbsp;</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account, <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 begin the series with Andrew Kovacs (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archiveofaffinities/" target="_blank">@archiveofaffinities</a>),&nbsp;a professor of architecture&nbsp;at UCLA and owner of&nbsp;the blog Archive of Affinities. Kovacs has treated this blog - divided between Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr - as his own personal&nbsp;strategy for "making architecture from architecture" against a field of notoriously uncompromising budgets, clients and deadlines. History often lays bare architecture t...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085918/protecting-our-unconscious-controlling-our-inspiration Protecting our Unconscious. Controlling our Inspiration? Ricardo Souto 2018-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T23:20:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/133a3d4e46a89a520abc9772a69df3f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s 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> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/ricardosouto" target="_blank">Ricardo Lledo Souto</a>. Ricardo is a New York based designer currently studying at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia</a>'s&nbsp;Advanced Architecture Design Masters Program.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085546/based-on-true-events-copied-from-past-ones Based on True Events. Copied from Past Ones. Brendan Shea 2018-09-12T12:28:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T16:15:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f8/f894137eb8468258a34e9a1687a1d5d3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s 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> <p>In this installment we hear from Brendan Shea&nbsp;on the topic of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-6-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction" target="_blank">Creative Rights &amp; Intellectual Property</a>. Brendan is a Los Angeles based designer, educator and maker.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085324/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 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 Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-11T10:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T12:17:17-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2cedad0d62c63aba27e2a1ffd05589a4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>At the beginning of the upcoming Spring semester, Meejin Yoon is the newly minted dean of the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">College of Architecture, Art and Planning of Cornell University</a>. According to the Cornell Chronicle, Yoon is the first woman named to the position since the college was formed in 1896.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085454/mutant-authorship-agency-capitalism-and-memes Mutant Authorship. Agency, Capitalism and Memes. Ryan Scavnicky 2018-09-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T13:50:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b7/b7177e90f88247dfb83fc4f8357c7e58.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s 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> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/150060586/ryan-scavnicky" target="_blank">Ryan Scavnicky</a> on the topic of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-6-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction" target="_blank">Creative Rights &amp; Intellectual Property</a>. Ryan is the Visiting Fellow at the School of Architecture at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/16352595/the-school-of-architecture-at-taliesin" target="_blank">Taliesin</a>, a producer of theory films with SCI-Arc Channel, and a practicing Architectural Designer with studio TECHNE.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-7-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction Cross-Talk #7: Creative Rights & Intellectual Property — Introduction Anthony Morey 2018-09-10T14:13:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T11:19:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcd1041f3ace3a15f5e468d8c6f5e295.gif" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s 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> <p>In this series, we are looking at the autonomy of the student and their role in today's institutions as it relates to creative rights and intellectual property.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085016/melbourne-s-oof-architecture-isn-t-afraid-of-experimenting-in-historic-neighborhoods Melbourne's OOF! Architecture Isn't Afraid of Experimenting in Historic Neighborhoods Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-09-10T11:39:00-04:00 >2018-09-10T11:39:49-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f467939ce42bb4451140ac0be706d841.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For a relatively young practice, <a href="https://www.oof.net.au/" target="_blank">OOF! Architecture</a>&nbsp;has impressively produced two of the most recognized residential projects to come out of Australia in the past few years. Working in heritage dense areas, particularly tricky renovations with tight constraints and tight budgets &mdash;such as their <a href="https://archinect.com/OFFArch/project/hello-house" target="_blank">Hello House</a>, a renovated two-bedroom Victorian-era home, and their <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/150085038/acute-house/150085040" target="_blank">Acute House</a>, a renovation of an extremely decrepit, weatherboard cottage&mdash;are typical projects for the Melbourne-based studio.</p> <p>Outside of the office, founder Fooi-Ling Khoo also serves on the board of directors at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architeam.net.au/" target="_blank">ArchiTeam</a>,&nbsp;a cooperative organization&nbsp;for Australian architects working in small, medium and emerging practices. Here, Khoo talks about the firm's work and her role championing the&nbsp;voice of Australia&rsquo;s small architectural practices.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150084929/it-could-have-been-called-sob-gordon-bunshaft-and-som It Could Have Been Called SOB: Gordon Bunshaft and SOM Anthony Morey 2018-09-07T13:23:00-04:00 >2018-09-07T16:38:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9a/9a0c017c9f1f2a9c8a2f9f0792c4604e.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> <p>In this installment we look at the work of Gordon Bunschaft, a seminal member at SOM for over 40 years.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150084504/re-educational-complacency-serious-misunderstandings RE: Educational Complacency & Serious Misunderstandings Patrick Geske 2018-09-06T13:31:00-04:00 >2018-09-16T17:03:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3d2707e5be53a46b077b08984a52f01f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In last week&rsquo;s article, &ldquo;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150078321/has-educational-complacency-diminished-today-s-discourse" target="_blank">Has Educational Complacency Diminished Today's Discourse?</a>,&rdquo; an uncredited image of my&nbsp;thesis&nbsp;project was completely taken out of context and written about in a way that severely mischaracterizes the nature of my thesis.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080202/australian-firm-breathe-architecture-is-changing-the-way-residential-development-is-done-down-under Australian firm Breathe Architecture is Changing the Way Residential Development is Done Down Under Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-09-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-06T08:58:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c8146217449a6274cf374929d6ba146.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With a promise that every project would have fresh air and windows in each room, Jeremy McLeod founded the Melbourne-based practice <a href="http://www.breathe.com.au/" target="_blank">Breathe Architecture</a> almost twenty years ago. Since, the firm has been applying their concept of environmentally and socially sustainable urban design to a range of commercial and residential projects. More recently, McLeod and his team have begun cultivating their own housing projects, changing the model for multi-residential development in&nbsp;Australia. Frustrated with the way architecture was being dictated by developers, market forces, and financial structures, they started the <a href="http://nightingalehousing.org/" target="_blank">Nightingale Housing</a> movement to support, promote and advocate for high-quality housing that is environmentally sustainable, financially affordable, and socially inclusive.</p> <p>Here, we talk with Lola Digby-Diercks, the Business Development Lead at Breathe Architecture and Nightingale, about the firm's innovative practices and the differences they are making within residential develo...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080009/the-venice-biennale-swamp-pavilion-part-ii-futurity-island The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part II: Futurity Island Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-04T13:27:00-04:00 >2018-09-08T20:18:48-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6aa87fc19bdbc9a089c9f9dc448577d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Earlier this month, we featured the first week of events from the Venice Biennale's <a href="http://www.swamp.lt" target="_blank">Swamp School</a>: <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150076761/the-venice-biennale-swamp-pavilion-part-i-swamp-radio" target="_blank">Swamp Radio</a>,&nbsp;a series of acoustic space explorations, radio experiments, environmental sound recordings and data sonification.&nbsp;</p> <p>Futurity Island, the Swamp School's second week of events, was held from June 25th to the 30th. It provided its participants with a space and a series of field trips to speculate on urban and material futures and imagine radically new forms of&nbsp;inderdisciplinarity. Given the recent news of Miami's precarious fate as well as that of other coastal cities and islands, the discussions that took place seemed especially apt.&nbsp;</p> <p>Given the urgency of collective response, the organizers of the Swamp School,&nbsp;Gediminas Urbonas and Nomeda Urbonas, intended to inspire a single question among its participants: "how can we co-live with the swamp?"</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080221/from-a-b-at-yale-to-a-built-memorial-maya-lin-s-vietnam-memorial From a B at Yale to a Built Memorial: Maya Lin's Vietnam Memorial Anthony Morey 2018-08-31T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T13:15:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33a48b6391b1c1009e99ed34c920e278.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/150076459/studio-visits-nissen-richards-studio Studio Visits: Nissen Richards Studio Ellen Hancock 2018-08-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-30T20:37:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ca/caa962357e14e539f1a2d08ba538976e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/nissenrichards" target="_blank">Nissen Richards,</a> comprised of Pippa Nissen and Jim Richards, have managed to successfully nurture a practice built from their inherent love of architecture, strengthened by their additional love of graphics, and theatre and exhibition design. A multi-interdisciplinary practice, with an extremely versatile workforce, the team have worked on projects at the V&amp;A, British Museum and Printworks to name a few.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, I went to visit them along the canal near Haggerston in East London and spoke to the two founders, Pippa Nissen and Jim Richards as well as Associate Tetsuro Nagata, to find out more about their current projects and how they utilise their specialist skills set.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150079815/soapbox-jeffrey-kipnis Soapbox: Jeffrey Kipnis Anthony Morey 2018-08-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-01T14:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b90d1513775875afc517a7666ec21d5.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/150079130/founded-by-a-designer-and-an-architect-chef-hong-kong-based-studio-openuu-has-an-unconventional-origin-story Founded by a Designer and an Architect/Chef, Hong Kong-based Studio openUU has an Unconventional Origin Story Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-24T19:10:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/84e6deba2027fa5c27ad7ed09863e4fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/openUU" target="_blank">openUU</a>&mdash;pronounced&nbsp;"open you, you"&mdash;is a small design practice led by <a href="http://openuu.com/" target="_blank">Kevin Lim and Caroline Chou</a>, who, having both spent time growing up in Asia and the United States, decided to go to Hong Kong to establish their firm in 2011. Kevin (who is the son of artist and architect <a href="https://cl3.com/" target="_blank">William Lim</a>) is a trained architect and chef with degrees from both <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">Cornell</a> and Le Cordon Bleu. Caroline, on the other hand, is an award-winning interior designer with an M.Arch from the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/risd" target="_blank">Rhode Island School of Design</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>Together, the two have combined their expertise to focus on space conversions and the Food &amp; Beverage industry; their roster of projects includes mall renovations, warehouse transformations, art and light installations, traveling pop-up libraries and even their own restaurant, Mean Noodles, which the couple own and operate.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150078554/jack-self-editor-of-real-review-now-available-at-archinect-outpost-discusses-his-mystic-process-and-the-importance-of-print Jack Self, Editor of Real Review (Now Available at Archinect Outpost!), Discusses His "Mystic Process" and the Importance of Print Anthony Morey 2018-08-24T11:58:00-04:00 >2018-08-29T11:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3de37f4d8ebd808811909ea81b5f670c.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 talk with <a href="https://real-review.org/" target="_blank">Real Review</a>'s editor, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149998946/what-it-means-to-live-today-an-interview-with-jack-self-from-next-up-floating-worlds" target="_blank">Jack Self</a>. Real Review is a publication stemming from a creative partnership between the architectural practice&nbsp;<a href="http://real.foundation/" target="_blank">REAL</a>&nbsp;and the design studio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ok-rm.co.uk/" target="_blank">OK-RM</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150078321/has-educational-complacency-diminished-today-s-discourse Has Educational Complacency Diminished Today's Discourse? Anthony Morey 2018-08-23T11:22:00-04:00 >2018-09-08T23:40:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6b7f27896f419ae91e7ad87457f6de8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Complacency is the enemy of progress and Architecture, as a whole, is built on progress. The progress of thought, progress of conversations and progress of objection. Architecture is not a search for truth, but instead, as a discipline, it is a collection of studies, inquiries, and expertise into an expanding field of knowledge. The discipline of Architecture is one that grows, progresses, and builds upon itself just as its buildings build upon eras of decades past. And yet, the voices of yesterday have been anxiously overcompensating for their diminishing relevance, fading into mere echoes by fearfully retreating to the false comfort of a broken record discipline&mdash;one where progress is stifled and treated as insolent. The suppression&nbsp;of progress has not gone unnoticed and as the imposed stagnancy solidifies, conversations&nbsp;turn against those imposing it, demanding a return to the discipline of Architecture.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150078812/soapbox-christo-and-jeanne-claude Soapbox: Christo and Jeanne-Claude Anthony Morey 2018-08-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-01T14:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b52f6b7d91facb135e9c350886b7d689.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>