Archinect - Features 2017-12-17T12:52:13-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150034045/a-conversation-with-guy-nordenson-recipient-of-the-2017-richard-neutra-award A Conversation with Guy Nordenson, Recipient of the 2017 Richard Neutra Award Orhan Ayyüce 2017-12-14T11:19:00-05:00 >2017-12-13T21:19:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>On October 9th Guy Nordenson was presented with the 2017 Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence&nbsp;from the <a href="https://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture</a>. Established in&nbsp;honor of Richard Neutra's architectural legacy,&nbsp;the medal recognizes&nbsp;individuals for their dedication to the research and development of new environments in everyday life. Nordenson joins&nbsp;the award's esteemed roster of recipients, which includes&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149984821/how-to-inject-poetry-into-architecture-carme-pin-s-in-conversation-with-orhan-ayy-ce" target="_blank">Carme Pin&oacute;s</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/43132544/tadao-ando-interview-20-minutes-with-a-master" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/140088166/listen-to-highlights-from-enrique-norten-s-interview-winner-of-the-2015-neutra-award" target="_blank">Enrique Norten</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4041/sci-arc-co-founder-michael-rotondi-to-receive-richard-j-neutra-medal-at-cal-poly-pomona" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a>, and Thom Mayne.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>A few hours before Nordenson received the award, Archinect's Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce had a chance to meet with him at the historic <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150004746/the-neutra-vdl-house-celebrates-its-national-historic-landmark-status" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a>. His unique position as a highly creative and visionary structural engineer led to this conversation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150041017/the-arsenal-of-inclusion-exclusion The Arsenal of Inclusion & Exclusion Archinect 2017-12-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-12T10:51:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z53qjm6yjh1h14gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z53qjm6yjh1h14gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z53qjm6yjh1h14gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z5/z53qjm6yjh1h14gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A project several years in the making, Interboro Partner&rsquo;s new book <em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Arsenal-Exclusion-Inclusion-Interboro/dp/1940291348" target="_blank">The Arsenal of Inclusion &amp; Exclusion</a></em> is a field-guide to the often-imperceptible codes and conventions that are as responsible, if not more, for the form of the contemporary city than traditional design. Like modern-day urban detectives, the Brooklyn-based studio shows that seemingly innocuous things, from zoning to parking restrictions, are responsible for either making the city more accessible or more closed-off, often depending on who you are or what you look like.</p> <p>In this excerpt from a special feature for&nbsp;<a href="http://ed.archinect.con" target="_blank"><em>Ed</em></a>, Interboro Partners break down some of the tactics used to open and close the city.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040410/stepping-into-the-authentic-interiors-of-smith-hanes-studio Stepping Into the Authentic Interiors of Smith Hanes Studio Hope Daley 2017-12-11T12:20:00-05:00 >2017-12-11T12:20:00-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g5/g5cgd3zrggamo3wk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g5/g5cgd3zrggamo3wk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g5/g5cgd3zrggamo3wk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g5/g5cgd3zrggamo3wk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Atlanta-based <a href="https://archinect.com/smithhanes" target="_blank">Smith Hanes Studio</a> specializes in telling stories through <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/421511/interior-architecture" target="_blank">interior architecture</a> with an organic and holistic approach to design. The studio is known for translating the farm fresh, California wine country style to the Southeast.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> we chat with Smith Hanes on the importance of developing key relationships with fabricators, the firm's recent expansion to Nashville, and developing a space that feels real.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040714/dwelling-in-the-golden-years-experiments-in-senior-living Dwelling in the Golden Years: Experiments in Senior Living Hannah Wood 2017-12-08T12:21:00-05:00 >2017-12-08T12:21:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cu4qgmyllumvynxw.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Global populations are aging&mdash;according to the UN, by 2030 the number of citizens aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 56%, a figure which by 2050 is expected to double again, to a total of 2.1 billion seniors worldwide, skewed towards 'greying economies' such as those of the US and Europe. Where and how will our seniors live in the future? This month I speak to architect and <a href="https://kadk.dk/en" target="_blank">KADK</a> professor <a href="http://research.kadk.dk/da/persons/deane-simpson(7f03dbb3-981b-4e3f-90c0-c365c8c265dc).html" target="_blank">Deane Simpson</a>, who researches shifts in the built environment which are occurring as a consequence of population aging, and Stephen Bates of award-winning firm <a href="http://sergisonbates.com/en" target="_blank">Sergison Bates</a> who recently completed the <a href="http://sergisonbates.com/en/projects/housing-hampstead" target="_blank">Housing for Older Residents</a> project in Hampstead, London. Is it possible to move beyond stereotypes to create an architecture which is functional, healthy and beneficial for the older generation?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040378/soapbox-pedagogy SoapBox: Pedagogy Anthony Morey 2017-12-06T13:15:00-05:00 >2017-12-06T13:19:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qq/qquqyi2yfs4536hj.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150040076/collage-and-bricolage-point-supreme-s-constant-reinterpretation-of-greek-heritage-through-the-architects-home Collage and Bricolage: Point Supreme’s Constant Reinterpretation of Greek Heritage Through the Architects’ Home Chloé Vadot 2017-12-05T11:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-04T17:28:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i65sm4ew1l2sdiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i65sm4ew1l2sdiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i65sm4ew1l2sdiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/i6/i65sm4ew1l2sdiy6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the blog of the </em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Architecture Biennial</em></a><em>, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The 2017 Biennial, entitled Make New History, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040053/heroes-rumors-cults-designs-on-architectural-celebrity Heroes, Rumors, Cults: Designs on Architectural Celebrity feminist architecture collaborative 2017-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-15T23:12:14-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bz/bzdv9wb5zdgq68lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bz/bzdv9wb5zdgq68lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bz/bzdv9wb5zdgq68lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bz/bzdv9wb5zdgq68lb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>I1 heard a lot of stories from my friend about Zaha, like: she had a giant red couch that all of her interns had sex on; she installed a phone in the studio at Cooper Union so she could call her students at all hours of the night and ensure they were working; she too stayed up all night in London painting and watching <em>American Gigolo</em> on repeat2, inviting famous artists and architects in to visit her; she was spotted at the Venice Biennale standing alone in a room on top of a world map projection, hands spread out, hair blown by a fan; or, most curiously, that she sat outside, sweating in Venice while shoving pizza into her face. My friend swears that the folds of the pizza slice collapsing into the folded skin of her face looked just like one of her buildings.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150039809/williamson-williamson-on-staying-small-in-toronto-s-booming-competitive-architecture-scene Williamson Williamson on Staying Small in Toronto’s Booming, Competitive Architecture Scene Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-12-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2017-12-04T12:25:21-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqvtcysdqp3u2wc2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqvtcysdqp3u2wc2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqvtcysdqp3u2wc2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqvtcysdqp3u2wc2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Located in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1880/toronto" target="_blank">Toronto</a>, the architectural design studio <a href="https://archinect.com/WWIncTO" target="_blank">Williamson Williamson</a> was established by husband-and-wife duo, Shane and <a href="https://archinect.com/WWINC_TO" target="_blank">Betsy Williamson</a>. Since its founding, the firm has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the 2014 Emerging Voices Award by the Architectural League of New York.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with the two about learning&nbsp;to balance design priorities with the realities of construction, working in the city of Toronto, and the growing number of small offices in the city.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023130/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-4-december-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 4 December 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-12-04T04:30:00-05:00 >2017-12-04T05:58:09-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>I will be eternally grateful to Archinect for asking me to write these pieces as it has encouraged me to read more column inches on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/844864/brexit-diaries" target="_blank">Brexit</a> than I otherwise would and to consider the wider issues. I must admit, it looks like a mess.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028507/deans-list-amidst-many-moves-signy-svalastoga-and-andrew-stone-discuss-the-future-for-the-cass-school-of-art-architecture-and-design Deans List: Amidst Many Moves, Signy Svalastoga and Andrew Stone Discuss the Future for the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design Ellen Hancock 2017-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-29T20:39:48-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j8165cjafdt3hj4r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j8165cjafdt3hj4r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j8165cjafdt3hj4r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j8/j8165cjafdt3hj4r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank">Deans List</a> feature, we spoke to Andrew Stone, Head of the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/1969/london-metropolitan-university" target="_blank">London Metropolitan University</a>, and Signy Svalastoga, who is Head of Architecture, about how they continue to nurture the school&rsquo;s philosophy, their impressive staff members and just what the future holds for the &lsquo;Aldgate Bauhaus.&rsquo;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150039163/soapbox-representation SoapBox: Representation Anthony Morey 2017-11-29T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-29T12:21:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gw78gdf6mrhowxh.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150039184/portuguese-firm-brand-o-costa-arquitectos-shows-off-their-library-for-the-village-of-caminha Portuguese-firm Brandão Costa Arquitectos Shows Off Their Library for the Village of Caminha Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-28T09:17:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g14n1ff95uxvdwiy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g14n1ff95uxvdwiy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g14n1ff95uxvdwiy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g14n1ff95uxvdwiy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a> is one of Archinect&rsquo;s regular recurring series. In it, we take a look at the ins and outs of running a small-scale practice. What hurdles do you come across? Do you want to grow or stay small and flexible? What motivates your practice in the first place?</p> <p>In this excerpt from a special iteration for&nbsp;<em><a href="https://ed.archinect.com/" target="_blank">Ed</a>,&nbsp;</em>we talk with the Portuguese practice&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nunobrandaocosta.com/" target="_blank">Brand&atilde;o Costa Arquitectos</a>&nbsp;led by Nuna Brand&atilde;o Costa.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150038794/from-paris-to-montreal-atelier-barda-brings-a-french-touch-to-their-designs From Paris to Montreal, Atelier Barda Brings A French Touch to Their Designs Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-27T12:24:00-05:00 >2017-11-27T12:24:07-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kvyzikstxf36elm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kvyzikstxf36elm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kvyzikstxf36elm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kvyzikstxf36elm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The Quebecois studio&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/atelierbarda" target="_blank">Atelier Barda</a>, founded by&nbsp;C&eacute;cile Combelle and Antonio Di Bacco, was recently named among Azure's 30 leading Canadian architectural firms. The young practice originally set up shop in Paris before launching a satellite office in Montreal, where they now reside.&nbsp;</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 the multidisciplinary firm about the difference between the two countries, their new furniture line, and the "French touch" they bring to their designs.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150036863/studio-visits-aecom-london Studio Visits: AECOM London Ellen Hancock 2017-11-22T10:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-26T19:55:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7z/7zcajy37jn3m8ih3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a> was to Aecom's London office in Aldgate Tower which they designed and built themselves and moved into last year. Taking the opportunity to look closely at their own culture and working practices they aimed to create a much more collaborative work environment that is built around and enables innovation and creativity.&nbsp;</p> <p>We got the opportunity to explore their new office, speak to Jennifer Dixon&nbsp;Architecture Leader of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150038641/aecom-emia" target="_blank">AECOM EMIA</a>,&nbsp;and find out what it is really like working as part of a global giant with over 80,000 staff members globally.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150038551/martin-bressani-director-of-mcgill-s-school-of-architecture-talks-about-recent-landmark-gift-and-what-it-means-for-the-school Martin Bressani, Director of McGill's School of Architecture, Talks About Recent Landmark Gift and What it Means for the School Tanya Southcott 2017-11-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-27T01:15:15-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwy2vsj4c36fk9g8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwy2vsj4c36fk9g8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwy2vsj4c36fk9g8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pw/pwy2vsj4c36fk9g8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In September, the School of Architecture at McGill University received a landmark $12-million gift and a new name from Canadian-Chinese architect and alumnus <a href="http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2017/09/12-million-gift-to-transform-architecture-teaching-and-research" target="_blank">Peter Fu</a>. Now the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, the department looks forward to continuing the university&rsquo;s legacy of world-class research while strengthening its global position, increasingly appealing to students worldwide.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150038500/social-soup Social Soup Troy Conrad Therrien 2017-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-28T19:39:29-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>It&rsquo;s been thought for some time that life emerged from the primordial soup. It now seems that humanity is the product of social soup.</p> <p>Social soup is the bio-cultural-environmental complex of opinions, beliefs, desires, truths, values, myths, grudges, inventions, histories, conspiracies, rumors, plans, protocols, archetypes, dwellings, art, jokes, taboos, and other complex vectors of life woven through our mysterious emotional organic wetware. This mesh is our habitat. We don&rsquo;t dwell in nature; we live amongst each other.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150038491/soapbox-discourse SoapBox: Discourse? Anthony Morey 2017-11-20T13:02:00-05:00 >2017-11-29T13:40:13-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr5lrt3qquqkcn4x.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150038179/meet-dash-marshall-the-multi-disciplinary-design-studio-where-form-follows-fable Meet Dash Marshall, the Multi-Disciplinary Design Studio Where Form Follows Fable Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-20T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-17T13:29:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wy/wygfqjl3d8dehc91.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"We are all <a href="https://archinect.com/dashmarshall" target="_blank">Dash Marshall</a>" says Bryan Boyer, who works for the multi-disciplinary design studio that draws its name from an imaginary figurehead. Since its founding, the firm&mdash;which in addition to Boyer, is also led by Amy Yang and Ritchie Yao&mdash;has been designing spaces large and small while also offering consulting services, working with institutions who are grappling with cultural, technological, and urban change.</p> <p>We talked with the firm for our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio&nbsp;Snapshots</a> about how they got their start, their design philosophy, saying no to projects, and making weird renderings.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150036489/deans-list-jonathan-massey-discusses-his-new-position-at-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college Deans List: Jonathan Massey Discusses his new Position at University of Michigan's Taubman College Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-16T12:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-29T20:06:13-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9g8r2aebko3l9cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/378110/deans-list" target="_blank">Deans List series</a>, we speak with the leaders of architecture schools worldwide, offering insights into the institution&rsquo;s unique curriculum, faculty and academic environment. Following our recent discussion with&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150008318/jonathan-massey-to-serve-as-dean-at-the-taubman-college-of-architecture-and-urban-planning-at-u-michigan" target="_blank">Jonathan Massey</a>&nbsp;for our podcast, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150028622/aggregating-architectures-a-conversation-with-taubman-s-new-dean-jonathan-massey" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, we have expanded our conversation with the architect and historian to talk more about his new appointment at the <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning</a> and his plans for the school.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150038043/political-pavilions-dellekamp-arquitectos-wallderful-presents-a-gathering-space-for-the-u-s-mexico-border-at-the-chicago-architecture-biennial Political pavilions: Dellekamp Arquitectos’ “Wallderful” presents a gathering space for the U.S. - Mexico border at the Chicago Architecture Biennial Leo Shaw 2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-24T11:49:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the blog of the </em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Architecture Biennial</em></a><em>, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The 2017 Biennial, entitled </em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018</em>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037917/fear-wonder-orienting-ourselves-through-fiction Fear & Wonder: Orienting Ourselves Through Fiction Pierce Myers 2017-11-15T12:31:00-05:00 >2017-11-28T18:51:32-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://sciarc.edu/events/lectures/fear-and-wonder-an-expedition-through-the-landscapes-of-fiction/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear &amp; Wonder</a>&nbsp;was a symposium surrounding the possibilities of world building and pondering of what would be possible and yet, nothing seemed impossible, nothing seemed out of our grasp and in fact, forced us to reckon with how much of our own world we are not aware of.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037908/america-and-the-av-digital-mobility-for-architects America and the AV: Digital Mobility for Architects Hannah Wood 2017-11-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-14T18:00:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0ijsbnid9lckp33.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>American cities and their suburbs were built on innovations in transport technology. The spatial imprint of car ownership is so apparent it led urban activist Jane Jacobs to question whether American cities had in fact been built for people or for cars. In the past five years, a digital-hybrid layer of urban mobility has emerged&mdash;a fleet of autonomous, self-driving, car-pooling, electric vehicles have been set in motion. Google&rsquo;s <a href="https://waymo.com/" target="_blank">Waymo</a> project is now driving 25,000 autonomous miles each week, and the net worth of the automated vehicle (AV) industry is projected at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150019106/lyft-joins-the-race-in-building-its-own-self-driving-technology" target="_blank">$7 trillion</a>. This month I discuss how architects can participate in this emerging technology with architect and Yale professor <a href="http://kellereasterling.com/" target="_blank">Keller Easterling</a> and <a href="http://www.carloratti.com/" target="_blank">Carlo Ratti</a> of <a href="http://senseable.mit.edu/" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s Senseable City Lab</a>. Will the uptake of AV&rsquo;s deter people from public transit, pressurizing motorway expansion, or will we instead create an <a href="http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/151186/switch/" target="_blank">architectural switch</a>, for a smarter, more equitable transport network?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037553/a-house-without-a-hierarchy A House Without A Hierarchy Nicholas Korody 2017-11-14T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-15T22:41:50-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/43qrm7odo42l3rmn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/43qrm7odo42l3rmn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/43qrm7odo42l3rmn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/43qrm7odo42l3rmn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Born out of the 2008 financial crash, the Barcelona-based studio <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/63135925/maio" target="_blank">MAIO</a> cares less about form (although their forms are striking) and more about the politics of practice. At the heart of their work is the idea that architecture must change over time to keep up with mutating social and behavioral patterns. Their practice involves extensive research in order to find loopholes in the existing system that can be utilized to make architecture that, simply, works better. For example, with their first ground-up built project <em>110 Rooms</em>, the studio developed a floor plan comprising uniform-sized rooms so that residents could use as them as they see fit rather than conforming to predetermined programs. After all, the typical father-mother-children family is not so typical anymore. MAIO is helping architecture catch up.</p> <p>In this feature from the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150037133/get-your-copy-of-the-first-issue-of-ed-archinect-s-new-print-journal" target="_blank">first issue</a> of Archinect's new print publication&nbsp;<em><a href="https://ed.archinect.com/" target="_blank">Ed</a></em>, we talk with the studio about&nbsp;<em>110 Rooms&nbsp;</em>and their practice more broadly.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037451/ate-atema-reveals-upscaling-goals-for-his-small-nyc-based-studio Ate Atema Reveals Upscaling Goals for His Small NYC-Based Studio Hope Daley 2017-11-13T12:14:00-05:00 >2017-11-27T13:46:03-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5qcsbixpbiq1lsp.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53137/atema-architecture" target="_blank">Atema Architecture</a> is an innovative studio based in New York City focused on commercial and residential projects with an emphasis on collaboration between clients, consultants and builders.&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of our <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with Ate, the principal of the firm, about developing a structure early on allowing for adaptability, his upscaling goals, and the agility of a <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/small-firm/news" target="_blank">small firm</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150036928/checking-back-in-with-the-free-school-of-architecture-its-first-year-now-complete Checking Back in With the Free School of Architecture, its First Year now Complete Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-10T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-09T20:44:08-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8r/8r5vuw46v43d3duu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last year,&nbsp;architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/623421/peter-zellner" target="_blank">Peter Zellner</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149971310/peter-zellner-to-launch-the-free-school-of-architecture-a-tuition-free-experimental-architecture-school" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a>&nbsp;his plans of a new, tuition-free educational institution dubbed the <a href="https://archinect.com/FreeSchoolofArchitecture" target="_blank">Free School of Architecture</a>. Held at the Container Yard in Los Angeles, the school made its debut over the summer, launching on June 1st, 2017 with a class of 30 post-graduate students and a&nbsp;faculty of 22 teachers engaging in 12 courses over the span of 6 weeks.&nbsp;</p> <p>With the first year now complete, we got the chance to talk to Zellner about the outcome of its inaugural program as well as the goals for the school going forward.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031271/studio-visits-duggan-morris-architects Studio Visits: Duggan Morris Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-11-08T05:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-08T12:16:32-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ec/ec5prvr8djztozqq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, I traveled to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/59631615/duggan-morris-architects" target="_blank">Duggan Morris Architects</a> in a charming old warehouse building in the back streets of East London. Their office, beautifully lit with autumnal sun on the morning I visited, was jammed packed with models&mdash;many recognisable including the recently completed workspace <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/59631615/r7-kings-cross/150035768" target="_blank">R7 in Kings Cross</a> and the award winning project <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150013827/riba-reveals-49-winning-projects-for-2017-national-awards" target="_blank">The Loom</a>.</p> <p>We spoke to Joe Morris who told us more about the studio, the teams favoured local coffee shop <a href="http://www.westlandcoffee.co.uk/" target="_blank">Westland Wine and Coffee</a> and what projects they are currently working on.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150032930/archinect-s-guide-to-the-architecture-graduate-school-application-part-three-choose-your-advisor Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part Three: Choose Your Advisor Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-07T12:13:00-05:00 >2017-11-08T20:12:01-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3i/3idepp63hgz63hm9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Choosing advisors is one of the most important decisions you can make in grad school. In the last piece in our three-part guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application, in partnership with <a href="https://studyarchitecture.com/" target="_blank">Study Architecture</a>, we offer some advice on how to choose the right advisor.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150036044/23-common-introductory-assignments-you-ll-find-in-architecture-school 23 Common Introductory Assignments You'll Find in Architecture School aricgitomer 2017-11-07T09:14:00-05:00 >2017-11-06T18:59:11-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/183t9xm6np7td5uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/183t9xm6np7td5uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/183t9xm6np7td5uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/183t9xm6np7td5uz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>If you imagined you'd spend the first day of architecture school designing your dream home or imagining a skyscraper, you would be way off base. Depending on what school you attend, the flavor of your initial project will vary, but all will be designed to help develop your design-thinking and -making abilities.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150036448/recession-as-inspiration-a-small-studio-snapshot-of-o-neill-rose-architects Recession as Inspiration: A Small Studio Snapshot of O’Neill Rose Architects Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-06T14:04:00-05:00 >2017-11-06T14:04:52-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5k/5klei0tr7md18dlx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5k/5klei0tr7md18dlx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5k/5klei0tr7md18dlx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5k/5klei0tr7md18dlx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Led by Devin O&rsquo;Neill and Faith Rose, the Brooklyn based <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/99309484/o-neill-rose-architects" target="_blank">O'Neill Rose Architects</a> have been widely recognized for their cozy and clean-lined residential and interior work. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talked with the husband-and-wife team about how they got their start, and the hurdles they've overcome along the way.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150032924/archinect-s-guide-to-the-architecture-graduate-school-application-part-two-do-your-research Archinect's guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application - Part Two: Do Your Research Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-11-06T13:49:00-05:00 >2017-11-06T14:06:49-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4g/4g6h2dk2l29nirbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4g/4g6h2dk2l29nirbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4g/4g6h2dk2l29nirbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4g/4g6h2dk2l29nirbf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We have&nbsp;partnered with&nbsp;<a href="https://studyarchitecture.com/" target="_blank">Study Architecture</a>&nbsp;to create a three-part guide to the Architecture Graduate School Application process. On Friday we shared <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150032898/archinect-s-guide-to-the-architecture-graduate-school-application-part-one-identify-your-interest" target="_blank">part one</a>, which focused on identifying one's interests. Today, we are sharing part two, focused on&nbsp;<em></em>researching potential schools<em>.</em></p>