Archinect - Features 2019-02-21T17:14:59-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150121639/want-to-land-that-interview-it-all-comes-down-to-the-portfolio-says-leadership-at-miami-based-oppenheim-architecture Want to Land that Interview? It All Comes Down to the Portfolio, says Leadership at Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-02-14T11:19:00-05:00 >2019-02-15T11:59:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5c0ca394a7ca38e9facf283e88011334.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Since it's founding almost twenty years ago, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/29194815/oppenheim-architecture" target="_blank">Oppenheim Architecture</a> has grown into an award-winning firm with a diverse array of projects spanning over 25 countries. Headquartered in Miami&mdash;with additional offices in&nbsp;New York and Switzerland&mdash;the firm has done so through promoting and supporting the professional and personal development of its talented staff that continues to grow.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>What does OA expect from job applicants when it's time to hire new employees? In Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, the firm's Director of North American Operations,&nbsp;Timothy Archambault, discusses the importance of a strong portfolio and the most common mistakes applicants make.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150120166/charlottesville-based-vmdo-sustains-the-idea-of-a-teaching-firm Charlottesville-Based VMDO Sustains the Idea of a Teaching Firm Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-02-06T09:53:00-05:00 >2019-02-04T20:25:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b068372a71ba6f182d209a820889998.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted long standing&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" target="_blank">labor issues</a>&nbsp;within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. Looking for an alternative,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150078211/transparent-value-a-conversation-with-architecture-lobby-s-peggy-deamer-and-shota-vashakmadze" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby&nbsp;created the&nbsp;Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150119266/a-conversation-with-tba-on-how-speculative-work-goes-hand-and-hand-with-built-projects A Conversation with TBA on How Speculative Work Goes Hand and Hand with Built Projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-02-04T10:00:00-05:00 >2019-02-04T19:01:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/80/80861a89a5f589bd315d6379545be71f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Montreal-based architect Tom Balaban founded his eponymous architecture firm, <a href="https://archinect.com/T-B-A" target="_blank">TBA</a> in short, in 2009. Since, he and his small but growing studio have built up an impressive portfolio of built and speculative work. While Balaban oversees the firm's built projects, his partner Jennifer Thorogood helps to run the research-side of things, which the practice is constantly pushing. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39153369/tba-architects" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, the firm discusses how their plethora of research projects is vital to their design process.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150117851/from-collaborative-performances-to-immersive-environments-bryony-roberts-explores-alternate-forms-of-practice From Collaborative Performances to Immersive Environments, Bryony Roberts Explores Alternate Forms of Practice Anthony Morey 2019-01-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-27T19:41:31-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/60/60c0f531375e82a4559d4715aa63acc0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150069607/bryony-roberts-studio-riffs-on-the-geometries-of-the-original-gallery-flooring-for-2018-league-prize-exhibition" target="_blank">Bryony Roberts Studio</a> is an award-winning design and research practice based in New York. The studio approaches design as a social practice, creating immersive environments and community-based collaborations that prompt alternative forms of inhabitation.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Roberts talks about how her practice finds and explores new territories for the production of alternate forms of the architectural practice.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150117844/thesis-review-with-luciano-menghini-winner-of-the-woods-bagot-prize "Thesis Review" With Luciano Menghini, Winner of the Woods Bagot Prize Anthony Morey 2019-01-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-21T19:11:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79c672152618f4d827b1b1c46666ba97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" target="_blank">Thesis Review</a>&nbsp;is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6836/for-their-inaugural-woods-bagot-prize-the-international-design-studio-awards-three-sci-arc-grads" target="_blank">Luciano Menghini</a> about his thesis which tackled The Museum of the Twentieth Century in the Berlin Kulturforum.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150117541/based-in-new-haven-gray-organschi-architecture-creates-a-working-environment-for-critical-engagement-with-architecture Based in New Haven, Gray Organschi Architecture Creates a Working Environment for Critical Engagement with Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-21T10:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-22T11:19:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/1796326e89db0b4b05d08c6ed69ca0ba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted long standing&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" target="_blank">labor issues</a>&nbsp;within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. Looking for an alternative,&nbsp;<a href="https://architecture-lobby.org/" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a>&nbsp;created the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1238367/just-design" target="_blank">Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150116845/a-tale-of-many-cities-with-rosalyne-shieh-and-troy-schaum-of-schaum-shieh A tale of many cities with Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum of SCHAUM/SHIEH Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-14T14:54:00-05:00 >2019-01-14T14:54:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d2/d2bb1bbedaeeb01cdae1864c360656a5.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Based out of New York City and Houston, Rosalyne Shieh and Troy Schaum of the practice&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150116868/schaum-shieh" target="_blank">SCHAUM/SHIEH</a> discuss the power of learning from cities through their complexities.&nbsp;Over the years, both have taken their interests in urbanism to look at the scale of individual buildings and the role they play in the larger built environment. As architects and educators, the two view their firm&mdash;and its projects&mdash;as the reflection of both a social unit and a cultural endeavor; all while still being a professional body of service.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>,&nbsp;the duo talks with Archinect about the importance of identifying their values as a small practice and using collaboration to make room for each person to evolve. Focusing time and energy on the power of revision, SCHAUM/SHIEH reflects on the strength of their processes and how it translates to their work.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113380/at-mcmillan-pazdan-smith-great-culture-produces-great-work At McMillan Pazdan Smith, Great Culture Produces Great Work Mackenzie Goldberg 2019-01-08T14:05:00-05:00 >2019-01-09T14:06:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/db/dbb5d1cce3b4886a38028b3b37026b27.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted long standing&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" target="_blank">labor issues</a>&nbsp;within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. Looking for an alternative,&nbsp;<a href="https://architecture-lobby.org/" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a>&nbsp;created the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1238367/just-design" target="_blank">Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the series spotlights practices that honor the basic rights of their employees and can serve as exemplary models of what should become standard for the field.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113309/brooklyn-s-frederick-tang-discusses-what-it-means-to-find-opportunities-in-design-by-learning-to-say-yes-and-no Brooklyn's Frederick Tang Discusses What It Means to Find Opportunities in Design by Learning to Say Yes and No Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-07T14:49:00-05:00 >2019-01-07T15:41:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/09/091d3979fe3145e607e12b0f8f8be451.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For Frederick Tang, running a practice starts with remembering where opportunities for design freedom can occur. Channeling advice given to him during the early part of his career, the Brooklyn-based architect is reminded to never forget "architecture is a service profession." An attitude that Tang has carried throughout the growth of his practice, he focuses on fostering a team that encourages design humility while prioritizing collaboration.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Tang discusses how making big decisions for his growing firm&nbsp;requires understanding what it means to say "yes" or "no." As his design practice <a href="https://archinect.com/fredericktang" target="_blank">Frederick Tang Architecture</a>&nbsp;evolves, so does the opportunity for exploration.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099103/five-steps-to-becoming-a-more-responsible-architect-in-the-age-of-climate-change Five Steps to Becoming a More Responsible Architect in the Age of Climate Change Gunnar Hubbard FAIA, LEED Fellow 2018-12-13T13:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-16T12:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9a3b60590be9bed2fdb338b24c795da.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150093748/how-can-architecture-respond-to-the-1-5-c-imperative" target="_blank">latest climate report</a> by the United Nation&rsquo;s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) anticipates that the world will experience the more extreme effects and consequences of climate change much earlier than originally thought, all within most of the global population&rsquo;s lifetime. This news, paired with the ongoing world climate crisis, pushes us to maximize our efforts toward a more sustainable future.</p> <p>As professionals in the AEC industry, we must first acknowledge the effect our work has on the environment and then focus on what steps can we take to mitigate those impacts.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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/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/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/150095491/speculation-on-objects-realism-and-the-arts-a-view-into-the-mind-of-graham-harman Speculation on Objects, Realism and the Arts; A View into the Mind of Graham Harman Anthony Morey 2018-11-14T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-17T12:01:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03fb1df334a759e8efdddfd0fd2401c5.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&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/711641/graham-harman" target="_blank">Graham Harman</a> along with his <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150040996/object-objections" target="_blank">Object Oriented Ontology</a> which has recently taken the architecture world by storm.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094320/balancing-the-conceptual-and-the-actual-a-studio-snapshot-of-preliminary-research-office Balancing the Conceptual and The Actual; A Studio Snapshot of Preliminary Research Office Anthony Morey 2018-11-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-12T00:11:57-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cf/cf2ec65c8f7a2474c03659e6d9bb6498.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Led by&nbsp;Chloe Brunner, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/116348258/student-works-townization-a-new-chinese-urbanization-paradigm-from-the-gsd" target="_blank">Dingliang Yang</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/28312592/yaohua-wang" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/p-r-o" target="_blank">Preliminary Research Office</a> has been making a name for itself as an emerging practice leveraging contemporary motifs, exceptional techniques, and potent design schemes to consistently push the boundaries of what a young office can do in today's practice focused climate.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with two of the office's principals Chloe Brunner (CNB) &amp; Yaohua Wang (YHW) about the practice's origins, their unique work approach, along with a view into their approach to the discipline through theory, buildings, and models.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094078/books-and-bots-conversations-on-the-future-of-architecture-publishing Books and Bots: Conversations on the Future of Architecture Publishing Hannah Wood 2018-11-05T10:48:00-05:00 >2018-11-06T14:35:16-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5ab0ac87035cad1a1e1af060a9643d10.gif" border="0" /><p>The ease of online publishing has influenced a surge in the production of architecture content&mdash;more text, images and video are now created and distributed than ever before. In this sink or swim environment of the global &lsquo;mediasphere&rsquo;, print-based architecture publishers face challenging questions when it comes to their future financial sustainability and role in a rapidly-changing industry. As Archinect&rsquo;s own bookshop and event space in Downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150067653/archinect-outpost-to-open-in-downtown-los-angeles-launch-party-june-15th" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, celebrates its first summer, this edition of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1085498/hannah-wood" target="_blank">Architecture Futures</a> invites architecture publishers to reflect on the industry as it stands today and what the next decade may hold. Instead of &lsquo;killing print&rsquo; will the fourth industrial revolution induce a mainstream resurgence of physical publications? What is the future role of editor as publishers add AI sorting mechanisms and user-driven editing practices to their oeuvre? What new forms of architectural content may soon exist? I discuss these questions ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150093666/from-exodus-to-s-m-l-xl-to-seattle-architecture-with-rem-koolhaas From Exodus to S, M, L, XL to Seattle; Architecture with Rem Koolhaas Anthony Morey 2018-10-31T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-31T11:49:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8ac0b59b648b50304702157d30a1fcc9.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/news/article/55799217/why-is-rem-koolhaas-the-world-s-most-controversial-architect" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas.</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150091379/constructs-of-memory-lorem-ipsum Constructs of Memory: Lorem Ipsum Anthony Morey 2018-10-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-19T04:14:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/76040a68cb97612747798c828e2ab5ee.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Lorem Ipsum: Narratives of Architecture is the first studio to be subjected to the experimental format of a jury presented in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150090828/pedagogies-the-public-juries-lorem-ipsum" target="_blank">Pedagogies, the Public &amp; Juries</a>. The third round of Lorem Ipsum focuses on bringing the processes and products from the previous stages together, presented here as Constructs of Memory.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150089540/collecting-architecture-as-making-architecture-ai-weiwei-and-architecture Collecting Architecture as Making Architecture; Ai Weiwei and Architecture Anthony Morey 2018-10-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-05T12:11:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3d573019d75251806510bceade171e3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> <p>In this installment, we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150065689/ai-weiwei-to-launch-three-new-exhibitions-in-los-angeles-this-fall" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a>. As a contemporary artist, architectural connoisseur, and builder, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150076774/soapbox-ai-weiwei" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a> produces an interesting lens into what it means to build with Architecture.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150088506/loc-architects-talks-about-their-recent-warehouse-conversion-and-growing-a-practice LOC Architects Talks About Their Recent Warehouse Conversion and Growing a Practice Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-01T12:30:00-04:00 >2018-10-10T16:41:58-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e375b8a251da030ae687a2453c9f3cbe.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/loc-arch" target="_blank">LOC Architects</a> is an LA-based architecture firm started by Ali Jeevanjee and Poonam Sharma. The duo just completed an&nbsp;18,000 sf headquarters for Seattle based True Brands, using light and warmth to transform an industrial warehouse into their thriving new creative workplace.</p> <p>In this installment of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a> Ali and Poonam discuss warehouse conversions, keeping a diverse portfolio, and creating a strong design partnership.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150088018/skateboarding-as-city-mapping-talks-on-cities-skateboarding-and-identity Skateboarding as City Mapping. Talks on Cities, Skateboarding and Identity. Anthony Morey 2018-09-26T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-26T13:24:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cb/cbb84bf33e2fdde452a13c5b8ad65f18.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> <p>In this outing, we take a look at skateboarding and its impact on city development.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085658/want-to-join-studio-gang-design-principals-share-how-top-job-applicants-made-a-strong-first-impression Want to Join Studio Gang? Design Principals Share How Top Job Applicants Made a Strong First Impression Archinect 2018-09-20T11:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T19:51:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/826549922710889f4c70051e182e4f3d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Nurturing collaboration has been the heart and soul of <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> since <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12062/jeanne-gang" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a> founded the firm in 1997. Whether they're working on a project, bonding at their yearly&nbsp;Camp Wandawega retreats, or setting a precedent to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150071968/jeanne-gang-closed-the-pay-gap-at-her-firm-and-urges-others-to-do-the-same" target="_blank">close the wage gap in architecture</a>, the Studio Gang collective takes creating &ldquo;a&nbsp;strong, supportive studio culture&rdquo; very seriously.</p> <p>Now with a staff of just over 100 people in their Chicago, New York, and San Francisco offices, Studio Gang is on the lookout for new talent. So what should job candidates hoping to join the Gang do to stand out in the application process? In Archinect's latest&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, Design Principals Weston Walker and Juliane Wolf took a moment with us to share some tips and offer a glimpse into office life at the firm.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080401/a-victory-under-the-sun-must-also-be-against-it A Victory Under The Sun Must Also Be Against It Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-19T12:54:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T13:59:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1ee474b63fde45121703136a02c550b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Imitative solar panels - designed by companies including <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149993737/mit-startup-creates-camouflage-solar-panels" target="_blank">Sistine Solar</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149975987/say-goodbye-to-clunky-solar-panels-and-hello-to-tesla-s-sleek-new-glass-solar-roof-tiles" target="_blank">Tesla</a>&nbsp;- call into question the relationship between infrastructural aesthetics and the urgent need to conserve material resources in the current climate. Can conservation really only be sold in a dress? Is the conflation of the two our only way out of the environmental crisis?&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085560/archinectmeets-lerichti #ArchinectMeets @lerichti Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-18T14:38:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T19:08:18-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d2/d2585e41622912641d966a5026153510.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a> is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.<br></p> <p>We spoke to Philipp Heer (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/lerichti/" target="_blank">@lerichti</a>),&nbsp;a freelancer photographer whose work primarily focuses on contemporary architecture in Switzerland and the neighboring European countries. His website states that his complete work can be found on Instagram, a profile he has kept active for nearly four years.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086232/emerging-firm-farouki-farouki-taps-into-new-orleans-vibrant-restaurant-and-hospitality-scene Emerging Firm Farouki Farouki Taps Into New Orleans' Vibrant Restaurant and Hospitality Scene Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-09-17T14:40:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T10:19:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f77fd61e58dc5edc9c19153cad85834c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With its thriving restaurant and hospitality scene, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1335/new-orleans" target="_blank">New Orleans</a> was the perfect place for husband-and-wife team <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150073653/farouki-farouki" target="_blank">Farouki Farouki</a>&nbsp;to set up their full-service architecture and interior design practice.&nbsp;Since its recent founding, Caroline, with a background in interior design, and Sabri, whose CV includes stints at BIG and DS+R, have made their mark on the historic yet continuously emerging city with a variety of interior projects that have tapped into the influx of new restaurants, shops,&nbsp;and landmarks opening their doors. Here, the two talk about their <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150073654/junior-interior-designer" target="_blank">expanding practice</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086243/algorithms-images-architecture-s-history-archivist Algorithms & Images. Architecture's History Archivist. Phoebe Webster 2018-09-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-15T12:25:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/041a799a273326192093c7fe9b6f9514.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/pwebster" target="_blank">Phoebe Webster</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jackstewartcastner" target="_blank">Jack Stewart Castner</a>. Phoebe is a Los Angeles-based designer raised in Maryland and is a current Master of Architecture candidate at the <a href="https://archinect.com/ucla" target="_blank">University of California</a>, Los Angeles. Jack is a Los Angeles-based designer, raised in Philadelphia and holds a Master of Architecture from the <a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>, where he was awarded t...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086092/cut-copy-paste-one-in-a-million-cut-copy-paste Cut. Copy. Paste. One in a Million. Cut. Copy. Paste. Yoonjee Koh 2018-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T19:12:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ad3f8a7e4e2b0519b4c38c1a26d495a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/yoonjeekoh" target="_blank">Yoonjee Koh</a>. Yoonjee Koh is the Director of Intermediate Architecture Studios and full time faculty member at The <a href="https://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085918/protecting-our-unconscious-controlling-our-inspiration Protecting our Unconscious. Controlling our Inspiration? Ricardo Souto 2018-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T23:20:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/133a3d4e46a89a520abc9772a69df3f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/ricardosouto" target="_blank">Ricardo Lledo Souto</a>. Ricardo is a New York based designer currently studying at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia</a>'s&nbsp;Advanced Architecture Design Masters Program.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085546/based-on-true-events-copied-from-past-ones Based on True Events. Copied from Past Ones. Brendan Shea 2018-09-12T12:28:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T16:15:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f8/f894137eb8468258a34e9a1687a1d5d3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from Brendan Shea&nbsp;on the topic of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-6-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction" target="_blank">Creative Rights &amp; Intellectual Property</a>. Brendan is a Los Angeles based designer, educator and maker.&nbsp;</p>