Archinect - Features 2018-12-13T22:09:27-05:00 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 >2018-12-13T15:57:28-05:00 <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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094911/how-elizabeth-eason-architecture-achieves-work-life-balance How Elizabeth Eason Architecture Achieves Work-Life Balance Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-10T12:13:00-05:00 >2018-12-10T12:13:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5d/5db32ccada1bb5033c82abd3be833842.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 longstanding <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>. That&rsquo;s why it is &ldquo;more urgent than ever,&rdquo; <a href="https://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/architecture-lobby-bernie-sanders-architecture/" target="_blank">says</a> Peggy Deamer (who started <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/370511/architecture-lobby" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a> to tackle such issues), that &ldquo;we have a system that highlights labor matters, that fights for fairness and not management.&rdquo;</p> <p>Looking for an alternative, the group 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 se...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099181/a-look-at-brutalist-brazil A Look at Brutalist Brazil Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-08T15:06:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T18:08:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/69495ac8e1784c175f2288798bcff6ee.jpg?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 coffee</a> we've decided to take a look at the Brutalist architecture of the two regions our beans have originated.&nbsp;A two part feature, today we explore the history of Brazil's Brutalist movement and how the iconic style has influenced the country.&nbsp;Stay tuned for the next part, looking at Brutalism in Guatemala.&nbsp;</p> <p>Other than focusing on the pure materiality of these structures, Brutalism within Brazil can be interpreted as a beautiful expression of monumentality and its complementary nature to Brazil's lush landscapes. Once dissected into further detail, iconic designers like Italian-Brazilian architect,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi" target="_blank">Lina Bo Bardi</a> used the cultural makeup of the city, married with the honest materiality of Brutalism, to highlight the social and cultural potential of architecture in Brazil.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097001/archinectmeets-nemestudio #ArchinectMeets @nemestudio Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-07T10:25:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T10:25:10-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/006b9c0f8ea7548229ea82021fb3e19a.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&nbsp;Neyran Turan, an architect and partner at Nemestudio. Through their instagram page, <a href="http://instagram.com/nemestudio" target="_blank">@nemestudio</a>, they get to explore their chosen themes of accumulation and digital waste taken up in their studio through a platform born of those traits.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099191/screen-print-68-phillip-denny-contemplates-the-information-overload-of-instagram Screen/Print #68: Phillip Denny Contemplates the Information Overload of Instagram Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-06T15:31:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T17:23:54-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/18/18619112133d12a266ad14bbbe6e610a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The newest issue of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1163567/plat" target="_blank">PLAT Journal</a>, "7.0: Sharing," concerns&nbsp;the nature of contemporary sharing that proceeds today with fervor, given the prevalence of social media and screen technologies.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097189/a-carbon-neutral-practice-the-sydney-based-firm-luigi-rosselli-architects-is-a-beacon-of-sustainability A Carbon Neutral Practice, the Sydney-based Firm Luigi Rosselli Architects is a Beacon of Sustainability Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-05T12:15:00-05:00 >2018-12-04T19:45:52-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/99/993a6a09264ec33868da75c28bd9942d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/124638/sydney" target="_blank">Sydney</a>-based practice <a href="https://archinect.com/luigirosselli" target="_blank">Luigi Rosselli Architects</a>, sustainability isn't just about designing energy-efficient buildings. Even though they're known for their elegant residential work, often with a focus on&nbsp;off-form concrete,&nbsp;the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/219506/sustainable" target="_blank">environmentalism</a> in their work is just as important as how they run their practice. Described as <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4477/carbon-neutrality" target="_blank">carbon-neutral</a>, the firm addresses everything from how their employees travel to and from work to the amount of paper waste the office produces in order to reduce its own carbon footprint. Today, we talk with founder Luigi Rosselli about their unique approach.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098659/armageddons-pterodactyls-paradigms-words-with-eric-owen-moss Armageddons, Pterodactyls & Paradigms; Words with Eric Owen Moss Anthony Morey 2018-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T14:26:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/958a9558fa8aab7753b6238210a29423.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 take a look at <a href="http://ericowenmoss.com/" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a> and his eclectic and eccentric views on the built world, process and Architecture in general.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150076462/studio-visits-gibson-thornley Studio Visits: Gibson Thornley Ellen Hancock 2018-12-04T12:10:00-05:00 >2018-12-04T12:10:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/30/30b002ae1548ab4fbb0bdc1b5223f7ab.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Ben Gibson and Matt Thornley met at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/69207772/allford-hall-monaghan-morris-ahmm" target="_blank">AHMM</a> over ten years ago. Collectively, during their time there they worked on a multitude of award winning buildings, including the Stirling Prize winning <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/139037602/2015-riba-stirling-prize-awarded-to-the-burntwood-school-by-allford-hall-monaghan-morris" target="_blank">Burntwood School</a>. In 2013 they joined forces and established <a href="https://archinect.com/gibsonthornley" target="_blank">Gibson Thornley</a>.</p> <p>Now hitting their stride, the team are working on a number of diverse projects across the city. At the time that I visited the team they were working on the final touches to the Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/489192/victoria-and-albert-museum" target="_blank">V&amp;A</a>, a very eagerly anticipated show and we now know, very successful show, which was opened for an additional two weeks to meet the high demand.&nbsp;</p> <p>A design-led team with lot of energy and enthusiasm for their projects and in addition, it must be said, an extremely welcoming and friendly team. Find out more about Gibson Thornley in our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/studio-visits/features" target="_blank">studio visit.</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098549/archinectmeets-modarchitecture #ArchinectMeets @modarchitecture Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-04T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-04T12:57:48-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4dd4706180bce36f178d6af1beeaacb.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 Darren Bradley, the photographer behind <a href="https://www.instagram.com/modarchitecture/" target="_blank">@modarchitecture</a>. Bradley began his career as a history major and soon developed a following for his clear and stunning photographs of modern architecture from around the world. When he began collaborating with Sam Lubell in the production and photography of Phaidon's <em>Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guides: East Coast USA and West Coast USA</em>, Bra...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098663/a-conversation-with-nicholas-mcmillan-on-peculiar-architecture A Conversation with Nicholas McMillan on Peculiar Architecture Anthony Morey 2018-12-03T13:31:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T15:44:58-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90cca96ee448f6608eb82d89fdbf8a6a.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/nicholasmcmillan" target="_blank">Nicholas McMillan</a> about his thesis titled, Architecture of Peculiarity.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097662/studio-visits-spparc Studio Visits: SPPARC Ellen Hancock 2018-11-30T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T20:19:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3f/3fe8d0b917d084b7a37efe8c14cf6cf0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/SPPARC" target="_blank">SPPARC</a> was founded by Trevor Morriss just over ten years ago. The practice has a diverse and exciting portfolio of high-quality architecture and masterplanning projects across the city, many of which are situated in historic conservation areas.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>What became immediately clear from my discussion with Trevor, the Studio Manager Serena Woodhouse and one of the architects at the practice Bryan Ratzlass was the team's innate curiosity for people and place. Each project is thoroughly researched, not out of duty but because they are passionate about the history and context of the site they are working on. <a href="https://archinect.com/SPPARC/project/145-kensington-church-street" target="_blank">145 Kensington Church Street</a>, for example, has an ingenious fa&ccedil;ade that cites the unique candle-making heritage of the area, a source of inspiration from the past and means to create a legacy for the future.&nbsp;</p> <p>I popped into their very unique studio, which they designed themselves, to find out more about what it&rsquo;s like to work at SPPARC.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096255/archinectmeets-manvisual #ArchinectMeets @manvisual Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-30T08:30:00-05:00 >2018-11-30T13:33:55-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/ad995c194fed591defc8f6705f36cb21.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 Jonathan Wilson, the photographer behind&nbsp;<a href="http://instagram.com/manvisual" target="_blank">@manvisual</a>. Wilson&nbsp;zooms into the architectural details and juxtapositions of London to reveal light and material sensations far too easily missed by first glance.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097618/the-building-the-hill-the-monument-the-stavros-niarchos-cultural-centre-by-renzo-piano The Building, The Hill & The Monument; The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre by Renzo Piano Konstantinos Chatzaras 2018-11-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-27T20:16:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/97/97493d2f9d2a07476fd0befa44ba979f.jpeg?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/150097632/does-neil-denari-dream-of-electric-sheep-thoughts-and-tangents-with-neil-denari Does Neil Denari Dream of Electric Sheep? Thoughts and Tangents with Neil Denari Anthony Morey 2018-11-27T12:56:00-05:00 >2018-11-27T13:11:11-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/81/81aa76c42b7df84596e436dff0cbdf8e.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 take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>. Denari will also be launching his new monograph MASS X this week at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150095829/archinect-outpost-to-host-launch-of-neil-denari-s-highly-anticipated-new-monograph-massx" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, so make sure to come by and check it out.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097500/archinectmeets-zhestkov #ArchinectMeets @zhestkov Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-27T11:59:00-05:00 >2018-11-27T12:00:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/949cd3d2d5c36cfd1eb55b76af6527b8.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;Maxim Zhestkov, the media artist and director behind @zhestkov. Trained in architecture and digital technology, Zhestkov&nbsp;launched a <a href="http://zhestkov.studio" target="_blank">studio/workshop</a>&nbsp;where he with his friends and colleagues developing new forms of moving images and producing motion content for brands and&nbsp;companies all over the world. His videos exist on Instagram to bridge the divide between architecture and the latest in dig...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097282/extra-extra-cultural-warfare Extra Extra: Cultural Warfare Ryan Scavnicky 2018-11-26T11:53:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T11:56:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cdcffb14e98b2503fd4e8cd67f96c67.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/150097180/mismatches-between-the-social-value-of-art-and-public-consumers-some-thoughts-by-erin-cuevas Mismatches Between the Social Value of Art and Public Consumers; Some Thoughts by Erin Cuevas. Erin Cuevas 2018-11-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-25T15:54:56-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1aae179057247246839d0cf299f9c1d7.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 series, we are looking at the role Practice and Academia in today's disciplinary framework and how we can begin to analyze and recalibrate their relationship. In today's installment we hear from Erin Cuevas, a Los Angeles based designer and lead of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150057502/curious-minds-a-los-angeles-based-practice-discuss-balancing-experimentation-with-built-works" target="_blank">Curious Minds Los Angeles</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096943/meet-aleph-zero-the-young-architects-behind-this-year-s-best-new-building Meet Aleph Zero, the Young Architects Behind This Year's Best New Building Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-21T09:05:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T12:24:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/86/8660a31d3330dbb0827ee275a171f1e4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6943/a-deeper-look-at-riba-s-2018-international-shortlist-building-children-village-by-rosenbaum-aleph-zero" target="_blank">Children Village</a>, a boarding school for disadvantaged children in rural Brazil, has been crowned as the world's best new building of the year. Designed by the firm <a href="https://archinect.com/alephzero" target="_blank">Aleph Zero</a> in collaboration with Rosenbaum, the groundbreaking project has won the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a>' prestigious <a href="https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-international-prize" target="_blank">International Prize</a>, a biennial award recognizing a new building from around the world that exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097021/ontological-crapstractions-or-just-what-is-it-that-makes-today-s-architecture-so-indifferent-so-appalling Ontological Crapstractions or Just What is it That Makes Today’s Architecture so Indifferent so Appalling WAI Think Tank 2018-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T12:24:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e63aa9f4b59f2e8b1ad826f237deb933.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 series, we are looking at the role Practice and Academia in today's disciplinary framework and how we can begin to analyze and recalibrate their relationship. In today's installment we hear from&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/15875026/wai-architecture-think-tank" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>.&nbsp;WAI Architecture Think Tank is an international studio practicing architecture, urbanism, and architectural research. Founded in Brussels in 2008 by French ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150095838/archinectmeets-chatelp #ArchinectMeets @chatelp Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-20T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-20T19:15:31-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/faacacee205ba9ca0e8be70c8394f871.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 Pierre Chatel, the photographer behind <a href="http://instagram.com/chatelp" target="_blank">@chatelp</a>. A&nbsp;computer scientist by trade, Chatel recently took up architectural photography full time. His work can best be described as 'cool abstraction' thanks to a rare abilities to both discover rare moments in well-known buildings throughout Europe as well as to find the beauty in objects as mundane as storage containers.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096777/the-realities-of-fun-versus-labor-with-evan-bliss The Realities of Fun Versus Labor with Evan Bliss Evan Bliss 2018-11-20T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-20T10:49:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b42a8f3a064adf227ffef8e9221120a2.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 series, we are looking at the role Practice and Academia in today's disciplinary framework and how we can begin to analyze and recalibrate their relationship. In today's installment we hear from Evan Bliss, a Los Angeles based designer and Board Member of the LA Forum.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150095325/from-new-york-to-melbourne-architect-antony-martin-spills-what-he-s-learned-from-his-variety-of-residential-projects From New York to Melbourne, Architect Antony Martin Spills What He's Learned From His Variety of Residential Projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-19T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T12:24:44-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/42/42fecb1352fecf2c0b618c57f22a2ac6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After working in New York City for a number of years, Antony Martin decided to move to Australia and set up a firm of his own. Since it's founding, <a href="https://archinect.com/MRTN" target="_blank">MRTN Architects</a> has become&nbsp;one of Melbourne&rsquo;s top residential architects&mdash;their work striking a balance between responding to his clients' needs and finding what works best for a specific site.</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Martin talks about what he's learned from building his vast and varied portfolio of residential designs.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096602/cross-talk-8-academia-practice-introduction Cross-Talk #8: Academia & Practice — Introduction Anthony Morey 2018-11-19T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-20T11:05:48-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0702461bde70d9019b88a909b64c438.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 series, we are looking at the role Practice and Academia in today's disciplinary framework and how we can begin to analyze and recalibrate their relationship.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096252/nader-tehrani-on-thesis-and-its-history-at-cooper-union Nader Tehrani on Thesis and Its History at Cooper Union Paul Petrunia 2018-11-18T09:56:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T12:24:52-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/06/0668828b6949aa390c88756658557bb1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>On&nbsp;Tuesday, October 23, <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/697/the-cooper-union" target="_blank">The Cooper Union</a> opened a new exhibition entitled <em><a href="https://cooper.edu/architecture/events-and-exhibitions/exhibitions/archive-and-artifact" target="_blank">Archive and Artifact: The Virtual and the Physical</a>,</em> presenting 50 years of undergraduate architectural thesis projects by students of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture. Immediately before the opening, Donna Sink and I&nbsp;spoke with Dean Nader Tehrani about his perspective on the tradition of thesis, and how the new show reflects Cooper Union's 50-year history of undergraduate thesis under the direction of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150070833/soapbox-john-quentin-hejduk" target="_blank">Hejduk</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/release/697/dean-anthony-vidler-to-receive-acsa-centennial-award/39235202" target="_blank">Vidler</a>, and himself.&nbsp;</p> <p>The exhibition will run until December 1st, culminating with a daylong symposium, entitled <em><a href="https://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/events/symposium-thesis-now" target="_blank">Thesis Now</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150095274/archinectmeets-phdonohue #ArchinectMeets @phdonohue Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T12:29:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/931d8fbdf2f4ba4694c85486332c721c.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 Phil Donahue, the photographer behind <a href="https://www.instagram.com/phdonohue/" target="_blank">@phdonohue</a>. Donohugh is based in Los Angeles, a city made up of quick structures with short life spans. His task as a photographer has been to capture the city's most timely and ephemeral designs before they vanish in the sands of time. 1980s fast food chains and strip malls have been of particular interest to the photographer, as they might reflect at o...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096063/a-conversation-with-jack-stewart-castner-on-architectural-jekyll-and-hydes A Conversation with Jack Stewart-Castner on Architectural Jekyll and Hydes Anthony Morey 2018-11-15T12:41:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T03:01:11-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b182afebe4baaa472a84f44353ad2b73.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> 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/jackstewartcastner" target="_blank">Jack Stewart-Castner</a> about his thesis, "Rend, Mend".&nbsp;</p>