Archinect - Features 2018-08-15T18:45:31-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150076774/soapbox-ai-weiwei Soapbox: Ai Weiwei Anthony Morey 2018-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T21:39:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8db5cb6b0f36e49f5a185229e041287c.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/150075992/after-co-founding-a-practice-back-in-2003-jeffrey-l-day-breaks-out-on-his-own-to-start-another-the-new-omaha-based-firm-actual-architecture-co After Co-Founding a Practice Back in 2003, Jeffrey L. Day Breaks Out on His Own to Start Another, the New Omaha-Based Firm Actual Architecture Co. Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-08-06T14:38:00-04:00 >2018-08-06T14:38:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6da696f6687795158b164a4b10c4ffb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Back in 2003, Jeffrey L. Day and E.B. Min joined forces to start the split location firm, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/25615/min-day" target="_blank">Min | Day</a>. After a successful 15-year run completing a range of&nbsp;vivid, calculated and pristine projects, and garnering numerous awards for them&mdash;including the Architectural League of New York&rsquo;s <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4684/eight-new-emerging-voices-announced-for-2016" target="_blank">2016 Emerging Voices</a>&mdash;the team has reorganized into two. Min is staying in San Francisco to continue on as Min Design, while Jeffrey has restructured in Omaha under his new studio <a href="https://www.actual.ac/" target="_blank">Actual Architecture Co</a>. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we spoke with Jeffrey to talk about this new chapter of his architecture career.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150076179/from-obscurity-to-moma-eric-owen-moss-s-playa-del-rey-triplex From Obscurity to MoMA. Eric Owen Moss's Playa Del Rey Triplex Anthony Morey 2018-08-03T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-08T15:23:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b879a409a7a5fbdcc2e7b77e3c6eb685.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075967/stephanie-rigolot-discusses-her-pivot-from-practicing-architecture-to-communicating-architecture Stephanie Rigolot Discusses Her Pivot from Practicing Architecture to Communicating Architecture Archinect 2018-08-02T13:10:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T13:10:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/685656de5e2400cd103af6e9b848f3f2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<strong>Stephanie Rigolot</strong>, founder of LA-based consultancy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wtwagency.com/" target="_blank">WHAT THE WHAT</a>. We discuss her experience working for architects such as Michael Graves and Thom Mayne, and how that evolved into a business devoted to helping architects express their work to the the public.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075630/readlines-fresh-meat Readlines: Fresh Meat Anthony Morey 2018-07-31T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T13:46:18-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b883dad6cdf35847f370f55e6639008.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a> is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>This week we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/blog/article/39897859/fresh-slice-of-fresh-meat" target="_blank">Fresh Meat</a>. Fresh Meat is run by architecture and design criticism students at the <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/95264905/thoughts-on-uic-architecture" target="_blank">UIC School of Architecture</a>.</p> <p><em>Fresh Meat and other publications featured in the series are now available at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1149443/archinect-outpost" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, our new initiative in downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District!</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074590/mutuo-brings-mexican-and-brazilian-perspectives-to-la-s-architectural-milieu Mutuo Brings Mexican and Brazilian Perspectives to LA's Architectural Milieu Archinect 2018-07-30T13:17:00-04:00 >2018-07-30T17:13:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75615455fce7635afb7b497906b476eb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/thisismutuo" target="_blank">Mutuo</a> is an LA-based practiced founded by Jose Herrasti, originally from Mexico City, and Fernanda Oppermann, originally from Brazil. After a few years working at architecture offices in the US, with some time together at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss Architects</a>, the two decided to start their own practice 5 years ago. By connecting their own personal experience, they settled on LA due to it's welcoming environment and cultural diversity.</p> <p>The duo describe Mutuo as versatile. They actively pursue, design and build single-family &amp;&nbsp;multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, cultural and urban-scale masterplans, often working with other architects on non-profit and pro-bono projects.</p> <p>In this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> we chat with Jose and Fernanda to learn more the practice's origins and goals.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074609/redlines-the-funambulist Redlines: The Funambulist Anthony Morey 2018-07-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-24T14:05:12-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a484b9fff81e1d31fbaff318a37a2778.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a> is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this issue we talk with <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149994523/uncovering-the-architecture-of-colonialism-with-the-funambulist" target="_blank">L&eacute;opold Lambert</a> the editor-in-chief of <em><a href="https://thefunambulist.net/" target="_blank">the Funambulist</a>.</em>&nbsp;Started as a blog in 2010, it began publishing regular articles mostly written by L&eacute;opold Lambert about the political violence of architecture, in particular in Palestine.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150073000/cross-talk-6-konstantinos-chatzaras-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Konstantinos Chatzaras on East vs West Konstantinos Chatzaras 2018-07-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-12T16:30:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56d9c7e1abc65cb26d5f9da212a044d0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new 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/150072710/cross-talk-6-duane-mclemore-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Duane McLemore on East vs West Duane McLemore 2018-07-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T13:25:33-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8adc3f9481d60a9e07869e50641f6a72.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new 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/150072171/common-accounts-is-a-practice-without-a-center-which-feels-about-right ​Common Accounts is a Practice Without a Center, Which "Feels About Right" Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-07-09T12:27:00-04:00 >2018-07-09T12:41:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4e/4e45de53f522986b2dde83598746cb0b.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Founded in 2015 by&nbsp;Igor Bragado and Miles Gertler, <a href="http://www.commonaccounts.online/#proj1tab" target="_blank">Common Accounts</a> is an architecture practice and creative agency operating over satellite, server and fibre cables between Seoul, Toronto and New York. 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 two about starting a practice while still at school, the astrological compatibility needed to run one, and their research into digital afterlives.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150071446/i-love-this-profession-but-i-think-it-s-in-danger-a-talk-with-evelyn-lee "I love this profession, but I think it’s in danger." A talk with Evelyn Lee. Eric Baldwin 2018-07-04T10:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-07T20:11:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b39fd72388a3502d3fddce562761f43.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Looking to the future, Designing Practice is a series that explores how the practice of architecture can evolve in the 21st century. Framed by contemporary conditions, the series asks architects and designers to consider the discipline&rsquo;s broader context and imagine new models for moving architecture forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment, we talk with architect&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/evelynmlee" target="_blank">Evelyn Lee</a>&nbsp;and her views on the integration of business, the profession and the Practice Innovation Lab.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150070952/everything-is-changing-but-not-architecture-s-deep-state Everything Is Changing: But Not Architecture’s “Deep State” Duo Dickinson 2018-06-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-06T14:05:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4d/4dfcf57f0e46b9c767781cf3d24d0962.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Designing Practice is a collection of conversations aimed at Moving Architecture Forward. In this installment, we hear from architect Duo Dickinson and his perspectives of the contemporary climate in regards to the profession as practice.&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Looking to the future, Designing Practice is a series that explores how the practice of architecture can evolve in the 21st century. Framed by contemporary conditions, the series asks architects and designers to consider the discipline&rsquo;s broader context and imagine new models for moving architecture forward.&nbsp;</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150069609/denver-based-paul-andersen-wants-to-relieve-architecture-of-the-responsibility-to-be-fundamentally-good Denver-Based Paul Andersen Wants to Relieve Architecture of the Responsibility to be Fundamentally Good​ Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-18T14:57:00-04:00 >2018-06-19T03:27:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e4/e4fc7030aeac91e6a55975fb8b5b41cf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>"Why not?" answers Paul Andersen when&nbsp;asked why he was originally motivated to start his own firm. Founder of the Denver-based <a href="http://independentarchitecture.com/" target="_blank">Independent Architecture</a>, this carefree attitude is what sets the architect and his studio apart, with projects that are deceptively simple on the surface, but reveal a profound sense of humor upon retrospection.&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 Andersen about what he's working on, the importance of pop practices for the field, and not taking architecture too seriously.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150068361/vancouver-based-d-arcy-jones-architecture-stays-small-to-maintain-intimacy-with-their-work Vancouver Based D'Arcy Jones Architecture Stays Small to Maintain Intimacy With Their Work Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-11T16:30:00-04:00 >2018-06-22T10:28:10-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/72/724ca4c2d32cd31c0bbb8c5cefef44bc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After designing a home for his parents while taking some time away from architecture school, D'Arcy Jones knew he was eager to one day start his own practice. Eventually founded in 2005, his <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/195/vancouver" target="_blank">Vancouver</a> based firm has grown into a 9 person studio producing distinguished architecture that is consistently recognized as some of Canada's best&mdash;in 2017, the firm had the high honor of receiving the AIBC Emerging Firm Award as well as being named&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149995826/d-arcy-jones-architecture-named-raic-2017-emerging-architectural-practice-winner" target="_blank">RAIC's Emerging Architecture Practice</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/25512/d-arcy-jones-design-inc" target="_blank">DJA</a>'s&nbsp;portfolio is comprised mostly of residential projects that are efficient and thoughtful but the team has recently expanded this approach to tackle commercial spaces, art galleries, and larger multi-family housing projects. In the latest&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, Jones discusses this growth and what he sees as a "natural evolution" for the studio.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150067072/architect-michael-leckie-of-vancouver-based-leckie-studio-discusses-his-intention-and-craft-driven-small-studio Architect Michael Leckie, of Vancouver-Based Leckie Studio, Discusses his Intention and Craft-Driven Small Studio Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-04T12:41:00-04:00 >2018-06-04T12:41:44-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ac/ac3cddc087a675fd01989aac91e8dad9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Architect Michael Leckie began his professional career working at top firms in Canada and Europe. But as the&nbsp;type of person who prefers to create things himself, it was only natural that he established his own practice&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/leckiestudio" target="_blank">Leckie Studio Architecture + Design</a>. Since 2015, the interdisciplinary Vancouver firm has designed a fantastic variety of eye-popping interiors and residential projects, plus they have a growing roster of big clients and collaborators. Without a doubt, things are looking up for the young studio, who received the 2018 Emerging Firm Award from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/6483/from-private-residences-to-public-buildings-13-projects-featuring-community-involvement-are-celebrated-at-the-2018-aibc-architectural-awards" target="_blank">last month</a>.<br></p> <p>In the latest&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>,&nbsp;Michael Leckie talks about the significance of keeping his practice small, the democratic nature of Canadian design, and some of the&nbsp;exciting plans his firm has in store.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150066560/redlines-thresholds Redlines: Thresholds Anthony Morey 2018-05-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-29T00:52:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/5648de6af402aa2b9c0732c3619f2efa.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 <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/604318/thresholds" target="_blank">Thresholds</a>, a publication&nbsp;housed within the <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/150018071/architectural-history-and-criticism" target="_blank">History Theory Criticism</a> group in the Department of Architecture at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" target="_blank">MIT</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150065553/studio-gram-from-adelaide-keeps-it-fun-and-fresh-as-they-grow-their-practice Studio Gram from Adelaide keeps it fun and fresh as they grow their practice Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-28T10:18:00-04:00 >2018-05-27T00:18:47-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/og/oggriupf9q5067ps.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For Adelaide-based&nbsp;<a href="http://studio-gram.com.au/studio/" target="_blank">Studio Gram</a> founders Graham Charbonneau and Dave Bickmore, two friends who met while studying architecture at the University of South Australia, being architects who take immense care in designing memorable spaces has always been a top priority. But as hard-working as they are in their collaborative studio, they stay true to integrating fun in the process &mdash; whether that's in the vibrant energy their projects reflect or in maintaining that important work-life balance.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, Charbonneau and Bickmore share what they've learned so far in running their growing practice, as well as their hopes for the future.<br></p> 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 >2018-06-20T23:30:57-04:00 <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>