Archinect - Features 2018-05-24T18:53:55-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150065853/soapbox-american-architecture-now-1980 Soapbox: American Architecture Now (1980) Anthony Morey 2018-05-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T15:12:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gk03lt13uszdnzi.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/150064937/the-dazzling-work-of-charlap-hyman-herrero-is-what-happens-when-a-furniture-designer-and-architect-team-up The Dazzling Work of Charlap Hyman & Herrero is What Happens When a Furniture Designer and Architect Team Up Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-18T20:48:52-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ht/htwox8yblhh3li8z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Friends from the <a href="https://archinect.com/risd" target="_blank">Rhode Island School of Design</a>,&nbsp;Adam Charlap Hyman and&nbsp;Andre Herrero, respective graduates of the school's furniture design and architecture programs, decided to start their own firm after working on some small projects together here and there. Since, the up and coming studio, <a href="https://archinect.com/ch-herrero" target="_blank">Charlap Hyman &amp; Herrero</a>, has built a vast portfolio that is offbeat, rebellious, and incredibly pleasant to look at.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though their work has been mainly centered on interior-focused projects such as opera sets and gallery designs, the firm has recently received several commissions for ground-up constructions. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we find out what's next for the American designers.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150064560/soapbox-will-alsop Soapbox: Will Alsop Anthony Morey 2018-05-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-16T03:12:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/63/637fh3h537wq83ks.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/150063527/soapbox-commencement-speeches Soapbox: Commencement Speeches Anthony Morey 2018-05-09T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-10T11:48:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nw/nwoerxix5l7tmsai.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/150062998/designing-everything-from-buildings-to-pulled-plaster-panels-young-projects-discusses-how-the-small-studio-accommodates-for-variety Designing Everything From Buildings To Pulled Plaster Panels, Young Projects Discusses How the Small Studio Accommodates for Variety Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-07T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-04T20:17:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h1/h13yrr9f89qj1q0u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The work of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/60470826/young-projects" target="_blank">Young Projects</a>&mdash;a New York-based studio founded by Bryan Young in 2010&mdash;extends beyond just buildings, with the firm of seven designing everything from materials and prototypes, to furniture and objects. 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 studio about the variety of their projects and how they utilize down-time to push those boundaries.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150062535/soapbox-job-interviews Soapbox: Job Interviews Anthony Morey 2018-05-02T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-02T01:07:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/as/asl6of0ao9gepjb9.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/150061427/architecture-firm-d-u-s-t-carries-out-the-master-builder-tradition-in-the-arizona-desert Architecture Firm D.U.S.T Carries Out the Master Builder Tradition in the Arizona Desert Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-30T10:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17cp6fq7fx2sgyyh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://www.dustdb.com/" target="_blank">D.U.S.T</a>, based out of Tucson, Arizona, is a multidisciplinary design firm comprised&nbsp;of architects, craftsmen, artists, and designers that focus their practice in the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150023134/the-return-of-the-master-builder" target="_blank">master builder</a> tradition. Founded by&nbsp;Cade Hayes and Jesus Robles,&nbsp;two desert natives, their work intimately roots itself to place, linking knowledge of local traditions to architecture and the building process.</p> <p>Their Tucson&nbsp;Mountain Retreat&nbsp;was recently featured in Netflix's US debut of <em>The World's Most Extraordinary Homes,&nbsp;</em>hosted by Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, I had the pleasure of speaking with the two about their experience on the show, and working out in the desert.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150060932/founded-by-painter-turned-architect-shane-neufeld-l-and-a-blurs-the-lines-between-art-and-architecture Founded by Painter-turned-Architect Shane Neufeld, L/AND/A Blurs the Lines Between Art and Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-20T19:37:35-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ts/tsfxl3rpwq21ffhk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>L/AND/A (short for Light and Air Architecture), is an Brooklyn-based practice run by Shane Neufeld.&nbsp;An artist, writer, and an architect, Neufeld studied painting and literature before getting his Master's from the <a href="https://archinect.com/yale" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>. Founded in 2017, L/AND/A was Neufeld's&nbsp;opportunity to explore the intersections between the worlds of art and architecture. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with him about the relationship between the two and his transition from one into the other.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150060440/cross-talk-5-the-beheaded-medusa-by-deborah-garcia Cross-Talk #5: 'The Beheaded Medusa' by Deborah Garcia DeborahMGarcia 2018-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-19T21:46:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m9/m9wd24lll6kww5qc.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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150059933/an-onymous-architects-show-us-how-obstacles-make-for-better-projects AN.ONYMOUS Architects Show Us How Obstacles Make for Better Projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-18T08:20:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5x01nkh04ybnl42r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>AN.ONYMOUS is a transdisciplinary design firm based in Los Angeles and New York. Founded by Iman Ansari and Marta Nowak, the studio focuses on speculative approaches towards architecture and urbanism in relation to ecology, technology and biology. Since its inception in 2012, AN.ONYMOUS has engaged in numerous international projects, encompassing a diverse range of scales from urban and architectural design to furniture and prosthetics.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with the duo about growing a small practice and embracing all of the obstacles along the way.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150058678/between-full-time-teaching-and-their-journal-project-medium-office-does-it-all Between Full-Time Teaching, and Their Journal, Project, Medium Office Does it All Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-09T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-06T20:13:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a3f60si79eoi1c0j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://www.medium-office.net/" target="_blank">Medium Office</a> is an architecture practice based in Los Angeles and New York. Founded by Alfie Koetter and Emmett Zeifman, their work&nbsp;has been exhibited at the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/28121/a-d-museum" target="_blank">A+D Museum</a> in Los Angeles, <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate School of Design</a> in Cambridge, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/115927/storefront-for-art-and-architecture" target="_blank">Storefront for Art and Architecture</a> in New York, <a href="https://archinect.com/yale" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a> in New Haven, and elsewhere. Full-time teachers at <a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">USC</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia's GSAPP</a>, respectively, the two also find the time to run <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/100123048/screen-print-16-project-journal-s-issue-3-featuring-a-conversation-with-neil-denari" target="_blank">Project Journal</a>, a publication of&nbsp;both visual and written work that engages in critical architectural discourse.</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 duo about their many ventures, and&nbsp;how they split their time between them all.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150054753/the-beirut-based-paralx-makes-a-strong-case-for-the-rise-of-boutique-design-oriented-firms The Beirut-based ParalX Makes a Strong Case for the Rise of Boutique, Design-Oriented Firms Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-03-19T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-16T19:52:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e38osk1q4aw7kgcq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The Lebanese architecture practice <a href="https://archinect.com/PARALX" target="_blank">PARALX</a>, founded by&nbsp;Karim Moussawer,&nbsp;was born as a counter idea to the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/583361/starchitecture" target="_blank">Starchitect model</a> that structures many of today's firms. Believing that architecture is a product of collaboration, the firm whose name is&nbsp;an acronym of Parallel Practice, centers around a&nbsp;collaborative-based design process.</p> <p>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 firm about their collective approach, the importance of finding the right talent, and the dramatic urbanization of the Middle East, where much of their work is located.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150051309/co-founders-of-a-small-oakland-based-firm-talk-about-starting-a-practice-while-becoming-moms Co-founders of a Small Oakland-Based Firm Talk About Starting a Practice While Becoming Moms Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-03-05T12:25:00-05:00 >2018-03-05T20:57:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g8/g84ayheq2sozo97q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150052974/tierney-conner-design" target="_blank">Tierney Conner</a>, based in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/120959/oakland" target="_blank">Oakland, CA</a>, is a full-service firm integrating the fields of architecture, landscape and interiors. The two co-founders, Anne Tierney and Erin Conner, decided to create their own practice after the two each became mothers. For this weeks <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with the team about their journey.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150047296/studio-visits-ph Studio Visits: PH+ Ellen Hancock 2018-02-27T13:43:00-05:00 >2018-03-23T00:36:27-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lm/lm8pcykeg61670p7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/pHplus" target="_blank">PH+</a>'s London office is tucked away in Aldgate, East London. Visiting their studio, I was keen to learn more about their work, having regularly walked past their lushly green residential building with a living ivy fa&ccedil;ade on <a href="https://archinect.com/pHplus/project/orsman-road" target="_blank">Orsman Road</a> along Regents Canal. Working closely with the Borough of Hackney, the team worked hard to create a building that enhanced the surrounding &lsquo;Green Corridor&rsquo; and maximized the biodiversity along the river. The project embodies the studio's ethos and fascination with the people and places they work with, as well as, their ambition to continuously add value to the built environment.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/studio-visit" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, I spoke to Luke Neve, who manages the studio&rsquo;s internal and external communications and Andy Puncher, one of the two Founders of pH+.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150051464/brother-sister-cofounders-of-messner-architects-discuss-their-quest-for-professional-independence Brother-Sister Cofounders of Messner Architects Discuss their Quest for Professional Independence Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-26T09:12:00-05:00 >2018-03-23T00:38:47-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tj/tjccyuj5j1u58yzs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150051523/messner-architects" target="_blank">Messner Architects</a>&nbsp;is a small practice based in Bozen, Italy, combining innovative, digital technology with traditional artisanship for projects defined by a strong regional context. Founded by the brother-and-sister duo,&nbsp;David and Verena Messner, they work across fields and scales, leading projects ranging from furniture to landscaping to housing.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this edition of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, the duo discuss working as a family team and their quest for&nbsp;professional independence.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150050965/2017-young-architects-winner-kevin-hirth-opens-up-about-the-challenges-of-working-alone 2017 Young Architects Winner Kevin Hirth Opens Up About the Challenges of Working Alone Nam Henderson 2018-02-21T09:15:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T07:16:33-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yo/yomgangzjyysgqs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/18583356/kevin-hirth" target="_blank">Kevin Hirth</a> is a Clinical Assistant Professor at <a href="https://archinect.com/cudenver" target="_blank">University of Colorado Denver</a>'s College of Architecture and Planning. He holds a Master's of Architecture with distinction from the <a href="https://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard Graduate School of Design</a> (2011) and a Bachelor's of Science in Architecture from the <a href="https://archinect.com/uva_sarc" target="_blank">University of Virginia</a>. Last year, Kevin was awarded <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150004767/announcing-the-2017-winners-of-the-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers" target="_blank">the 2017 Young Architects + Designers Prize</a> from <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/53068420/the-architectural-league-of-new-york" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a>.</p> <p>As part of Archinect's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> series, I met up with Kevin in Denver to talk about his teaching and his work; the importance of licensure;&nbsp;the challenges of working alone; and his experience with the Architectural League.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150051014/soapbox-identity Soapbox: Identity Anthony Morey 2018-02-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-07T15:15:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nu/nuuzik04jht36uk0.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/150050046/how-6-successful-women-in-architecture-planning-and-engineering-joined-forces-to-win-the-cambridge-to-oxford-connection-ideas-competition How 6 Successful Women in Architecture, Planning, and Engineering Joined Forces to Win "The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition" Ellen Hancock 2018-02-19T15:48:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T09:41:52-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j1/j1exjl3s0hhdum4v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The VeloCity team met through <a href="http://clubpeloton.org/pedelle-faqs/" target="_blank">PedElle</a>, a charity cycling endurance event open to female riders working in the property industry. Each successful in their own right, they decided they wanted to work together combining their expertise in architecture, design, engineering and town planning - a place-making competition developing the corridor that spans Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford, seemed the perfect opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p>I recently met with the team to find out more about how they work together collaboratively and what made their entry stand out. Since we met they have gone on to win the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150040676/velocity-win-the-cambridge-to-oxford-connection-ideas-competition" target="_blank">'The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition'</a>, cementing their exciting future working together. </p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150047403/brand-new-reviews-logos-of-the-10-most-followed-firm-profiles-on-archinect Brand New Reviews Logos of the 10 Most-Followed Firm Profiles on Archinect Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-14T11:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-16T06:17:48-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/t2/t2vt6sgjkhqnl6q8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Logos are the cornerstone of branding, presenting the uniqueness of a company through its visual representation. Choices in color, font, sizing, etc. are all indicators of the values, services, and type of company the logo is defining, and the difference between a good logo, and one less successful, lies in the visual's ability to accurately convey those traits.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150045731/interested-in-public-interest-design-bcworkshop-a-non-profit-architecture-firm-shares-tips-on-breaking-into-the-emerging-field Interested in Public Interest Design? bcWORKSHOP, a Non-Profit Architecture Firm, Shares Tips on Breaking into the Emerging Field Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-02-01T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-03T13:01:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdchfd2djiutw3co.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Looking for a new <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job</a>? You've probably gotten used to hearing the same old advice about tailoring your portfolio, doing your homework, leveraging your network, and so on. By now, whether you recently lost your job or are ready to jump ship from your current one, the&nbsp;traditional advice may seem a bit tired. That's because job seeking is as unique and creative as an individual and no two <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a> are alike. Helping to sort out the field, Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job&rdquo;</a>&nbsp;series&nbsp;asks architecture firms how candidates can be sure to stand out from the crowd.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046882/what-the-future-has-in-store-for-brooklyn-based-firm-future-expansion What the Future Has in Store for Brooklyn-Based Firm, Future Expansion Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-29T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T12:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/ut5pwka9qon8zbeu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149654488/future-expansion-architects" target="_blank">Future Expansion</a> is a Brooklyn based architecture-and-design firm founded in 2011 by Deirdre and Nicholas McDermott. Shortly after starting, the practice won an open RFP from the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a large-scale public art installation. Since, the two have gone on to carry out projects for both private and public clients. They recently completed another winning installation, "<a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6154/take-a-moment-in-flatiron-reflection-now-on-display-in-nyc-s-flatiron-district-for-the-holidays" target="_blank">Flatiron Reflection</a>," for the fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition commissioned by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and <a href="https://archinect.com/van_alen" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a>.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, Archinect caught up with the firm to hear about some recent projects they are working on and find out what the future has in store.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046446/soapbox-diversity Soapbox: Diversity Anthony Morey 2018-01-25T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-26T10:14:19-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4k/4kdkdrsxyvhv4fr6.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/150045204/how-one-architecture-remains-small-while-working-on-massive-urban-resiliency-projects How One Architecture Remains Small While Working on Massive Urban Resiliency Projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-24T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kt/ktico5e7w3pjq8om.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106360/one-architecture-bv" target="_blank">Matthijs Bouw</a> is a Dutch architect and urbanist and founder of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106360/one-architecture-bv" target="_blank">One Architecture</a>, an award-winning design and planning firm that was established in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/338798/amsterdam" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> in 1995 and again in New York in 2015 after the firm won the Rebuild by Design competition in partnership with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" target="_blank">BIG</a>. Bouw is also the Rockefeller Urban Resilience Fellow for PennDesign at the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a>, where his work centers on urban resilience and water management projects.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with Bouw about opening up his New York office, the difference between working in the Netherlands&nbsp;versus the United States, and the benefits of keeping a small team despite working on large-scale projects.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043712/starting-an-architecture-firm-in-two-cities-simultaneously-a-small-studio-snapshot-of-el-studio Starting an Architecture Firm in Two Cities Simultaneously; A Small Studio Snapshot of EL Studio Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-16T12:14:00-05:00 >2018-01-16T12:15:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjokuwt8ioiin036.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/elstudioarch.com" target="_blank">EL Studio</a>, a practice&nbsp;based partially out of Washington D.C, is located in a former horse stable that has been converted into a live/work space by co-founder Mark Lawrence and his wife. Along with his business partner Elizabeth Emerson (who leads their New York office), the two have grown their practice into an award-winning architecture firm that&nbsp;specializes in building finely-crafted, innovative structures within challenging constraints.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small&nbsp;Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with the two about the practice's origins, their unique office space, and some projects they are currently working on.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043495/based-in-new-york-and-beirut-l-e-ft-discusses-building-in-politically-conflicted-contexts Based in New York and Beirut, L.E.FT Discusses Building in Politically Conflicted Contexts Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-08T13:02:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5a2e9zrusch8ck7h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Established in New York in 2005 by Makram El Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine, <a href="http://www.leftish.net/" target="_blank">L.E.FT</a> is dedicated to examining the intersections of cultural and political productions as they relate to the built environment. Now with a studio in Beirut as well, the practice has completed residential and cultural projects in&nbsp;New York, Dubai, Turkey, and Beirut.&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 firm about their pursuits, how they incorporate research interests into their built works, and what it's like to build in politically unstable regions such as the Middle East.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042513/cross-talk-3-jonathan-rieke-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Jonathan Rieke on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' jonrieke 2017-12-27T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-28T06:49:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6w2ay6gdyjh637mq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150041566/studio-animal-a-practice-specializing-in-ephemeral-architecture-talks-about-the-elasticity-of-a-small-studio Studio Animal, a Practice Specializing in Ephemeral Architecture, Talks About the Elasticity of a Small Studio Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-12-18T10:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-18T15:01:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1n/1nh95w56ntxn20uc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://www.studioanimal.es/index.php" target="_blank">Studio Animal</a>, the Spanish practice directed by Javier Jim&eacute;nez Iniesta,&nbsp;describes itself as an elastic platform that specializes in interior design and ephemeral architecture.&nbsp;They share a space in the neighborhood of Gracia, Barcelona where the fluctuating team sits at a 12.5 meter long table alongside friends that work in specific areas related with architecture: acoustic, landscape, technical developments, graphic design and so on.</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 Iniesta about the practice: their structure, their ethos, and the way they deal with their projects.</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 src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aq/aqvtcysdqp3u2wc2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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 src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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/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 src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g1/g14n1ff95uxvdwiy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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>