Archinect - Features 2018-03-19T07:03:31-04:00 From the Ground Up: Balkrishna Doshi Anthony Morey 2018-03-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-16T14:08:06-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="" 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> 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="" border="0" /><p>The VeloCity team met through <a href="" 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="" target="_blank">'The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition'</a>, cementing their exciting future working together. </p> The Solar Decathlon Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Home Designs, But Will it Give us the Next High-Tech Home? Nam Henderson 2018-02-08T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T18:03:18-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Having long wanted to attend the <a href="" target="_blank">Solar Decathlon</a>, the <a href="" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Energy</a>&rsquo;s collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses, I was excited to learn last year that it was going to be held in Denver, where I reside. As the event drew closer, I signed up for two volunteer roles, working one shift as a greeter and a few as a docent, in order to attend.</p> Cross-Talk #4: Saba Salekfard on 'Academic Aesthetics' Saba Salekfard 2018-02-08T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T04:06:39-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics'.</p> Soapbox: Aesthetics Anthony Morey 2018-01-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-12T11:19:17-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" 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> Cross-Talk 3: Daniela Leon on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' Daniela Leon 2017-12-29T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-29T00:18:05-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cross-Talk 3: Viola Ago & Hans Tursack on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' Viola Ago 2017-12-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cross-Talk #3: Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions Anthony Morey 2017-12-26T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Announcing the winners of Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017! Ellen Hancock 2017-07-27T04:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T11:08:11-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Earlier this year, we launched the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">UK portfolio competition</a>&nbsp;to celebrate and expose the wealth of fantastic work already up on Archinect as well as to encourage individuals not registered to upload and share their work with our global online community.</p> Stirling Prize shortlist 2017 predictions Laura Mark 2017-07-18T05:57:00-04:00 >2017-07-18T13:40:39-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Later this week, the RIBA will announce which projects have made it onto the 2017 <a href="" target="_blank">Stirling Prize</a> shortlist.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s rare that the very best buildings make the shortlist. It's normally a conservative list of projects which often fail to push boundaries in architectural thinking but would get the populist vote.&nbsp;</p> Diébédo Francis Kéré's Tree-Inspired Serpentine Pavilion Fuses Cultural African References with British Construction Laura Mark 2017-06-20T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:46:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>&lsquo;I was inspired by the figure of the tree in the landscape. I wanted to create a gathering space&rsquo;, says <a href="" target="_blank">Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> discussing his design for the much anticipated 2017 <a href="" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a>.</p> <p>The commission for the Serpentine Gallery&rsquo;s annual summer pavilion will be one that is a game changer for the African architect.</p> And the Winner of the Hollywood Competition is...Ethos over Categorizable Style Julia Ingalls 2017-03-11T10:57:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>With juried first, second and third place winners, as well as an owner's choice winner, <a href="" target="_blank">the Hollywood Competition</a> has selected four different visions of a potential "house of the future" sited just beneath the Hollywood sign. Here's a closer look at each of the winning projects, and what those designs could portend for the next iteration of residential design.</p> Establishing Shot: Will the Hollywood Competition Redefine Single Family Housing? Julia Ingalls 2017-02-02T12:17:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>What is the future of single family housing? For Nick Graham of Arch Out Loud and property owner Steve Alper, the tract of land just below the Hollywood sign offers designers a powerful opportunity to (re)define sustainable design and future living.&nbsp;</p> Upping the ante: the high and low culture of architecture competitions Nicholas Korody 2016-08-31T12:05:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Entering an architecture competition is basically a form of speculative investment. Time is money, and competitions tend to require a lot of both. Models, renders, and prints&mdash;not to mention wages&mdash;can deplete the coffer quickly, especially for a young practice. A studio will invest their time and money in an entry in the hope that, at a later date, it will generate a return: a commission or some recognition. Unfortunately, competitions tend to be risky investments.</p> Former juror Rory Olcayto breaks down the 2016 Stirling Prize nominees Rory Olcayto 2016-07-26T05:04:00-04:00 >2017-01-04T16:02:12-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>It&rsquo;s that time of the year again. The moment you&rsquo;ve all been waiting for. No, not <a href="" target="_blank">the Olympics</a>. That&rsquo;s still a few weeks off. The Euros? Over already. Not Wimbledon either. Done and dusted, init.</p><p>No, no, no. What I&rsquo;m talking about is bigger than all of these things put together. (Well&mdash;for some of you at least.) Because now is the time when critics and architects unite in their rejection of the RIBA's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Stirling Prize shortlist</a>. In other words, it&rsquo;s architectural Hammer Time!</p> Interview with Escobedo Solíz Studio, winners of MoMA PS1's 2016 Young Architects Program Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-16T09:09:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Beating out other finalists First Office, Ultramodern, COBALT OFFICE and Frida Escobedo to win this year&rsquo;s Young Architects Program, the Mexico City-based Escobedo Sol&iacute;z Studio&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">&ldquo;Weaving the Courtyard&rdquo;</a> proposal is simple and relatively hands-off. With three previous built projects to their name (a pretty impressive count for a firm whose two partners are both still under thirty years old), what kind of practice is Escobedo Sol&iacute;z becoming?</p> A prize-winning installation pays tribute to a historical Quebec village Alexis Petrunia 2016-02-10T17:03:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Vercheres, a small village near Montreal, has recently integrated a unique memorial to honor those who originally settled the region in 1740. A local firm, <a href="" target="_blank">Les Ateliers Guyon</a><strong>,</strong> has designed a cluster of benches with white oak sails rooted along the shore of the St. Lawrence River. <em>Sails Benches </em>echoes the arrival of 18th century explorers, while reflecting a particular artistic aesthetic that Les Ateliers Guyon has become known for. The project has recently garnered accolade from the prestigious World Interiors News Awards in London, receiving first place in the &lsquo;Furniture Category&rsquo;.</p> And the winners of Archinect's Dry Futures competition, "Speculative" category, are... Nicholas Korody 2015-09-16T14:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Even with an epic El Ni&ntilde;o&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">expected</a>&nbsp;to appear on the horizon, California remains locked in its severe and historic drought. But while water may be scarce in the country's largest economy, provocative and thoughtful submissions to Archinect's&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Dry Futures</strong></a>&nbsp;competition weren't.</p> And the winners of Archinect's Dry Futures competition, "Pragmatic" category, are... Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-16T14:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>As much of the US is put through a record heatwave and the drought in California staggers on, jurors for Archinect's&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"><strong>Dry Futures</strong></a>&nbsp;competition have been sweating through the entries to find which proposals will prevail. After reviewing the many submissions, and discussing them at length, the winners have been selected!</p> Inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize Celebrates Theory and Practice with an Evening of Dinner, Drinks and Talk Nick Cecchi 2014-11-02T11:08:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Illinois Institute of Technology</a> recently hosted the first ever Mies Crown Hall&nbsp;Americas Prize. Unique among the current proliferation of architecture prizes, the&nbsp;$50,000 MCHAP was initiated by dean and prominent Architect <a href="" target="_blank">Wiel Arets</a> to celebrate the best of architecture in both North and South America.</p> PS1 YAP 2011 Wrap-up bryan boyer 2011-06-13T14:30:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p> With the winning PS1 entry by Interboro Partners <a href="" target="_blank">being installed right now</a>, Archinect takes a moment to catch up with Formlessfinder, <a href="" target="_blank">winner of the Peoples' Choice Award</a>, to talk about the how and the why of innovative architecture.</p> NEXT-GENE20 Taiwan's Experimental Housing Masterplan Archinect 2008-07-18T16:52:56-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>