Archinect - Features 2019-02-20T10:41:45-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150122345/extra-extra-presentation-shmesentation Extra Extra: Presentation Shmesentation Ryan Scavnicky 2019-02-18T11:00:00-05:00 >2019-02-18T00:36:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e8/e8911d91fb3cda9aab8e09ac6a7da15f.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1231104/extra-extra" target="_blank">Extra Extra</a> won&rsquo;t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is it expected to be.</p> <p>As architecture culture breaks into architecture cultures, let's explore the fissures. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a constituency.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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/150120352/forging-alternate-hybrids-of-practice-conversations-with-the-writers-of-the-blindspot-initiative Forging Alternate Hybrids of Practice; Conversations with the Writers of The Blindspot Initiative Anthony Morey 2019-02-06T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-02-06T15:55:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b6/b66b9fab7597914dfc1433fb89f9fa49.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.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week, we look at the themes and voices from within the newly realized publication, <em>The Blindspot Initiative</em>.&nbsp;<em>The Blindspot Initiative</em>, the latest book of projects and essays on design resistance and alternative modes of practice edited by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150095829/archinect-outpost-to-host-launch-of-neil-denari-s-highly-anticipated-new-monograph-massx" target="_blank">Jose Sanchez</a>&nbsp;and will have a <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/events/2019/2/9/launch-of-the-blindspot-initiative-jose-sanchezs-book-of-essays-on-design-resistance" target="_blank">special launch event</a> at&nbsp;<a href="http://outpost.archinect.com/" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>&nbsp;this Saturday...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150120086/are-we-digital-the-computerization-of-architecture Are We Digital? The Computerization of Architecture Galo Canizares 2019-02-05T12:29:00-05:00 >2019-02-08T08:00:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f9/f99b110700889118e8751af6c5c76e24.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149050607/more-americans-are-becoming-mega-commuters-u-s-census-stats-show" target="_blank">U.S. Census</a>&nbsp;confirms it: as of 2016, 89 percent of American households own a computer. According to the report, this represents an 81 percent increase from 1984, the year of Apple&rsquo;s now-famous Super Bowl ad and the release of their first Macintosh. The numbers are pretty clear. Seeing as most daily tasks require some interaction with software, from banking to setting your alarm, it makes sense for households to own at least one whirring box of circuit boards.<br></p> <p>Less clear, however, is what exactly constitutes a &ldquo;home computer.&rdquo;&nbsp;<br></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/150119525/extra-extra-i-have-been-reposted-by Extra Extra: I Have Been Reposted By... Ryan Scavnicky 2019-02-01T11:51:00-05:00 >2019-02-01T11:51:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/70/701da912ab76a7afed1d3c3231c1665a.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1231104/extra-extra" target="_blank">Extra Extra</a> won&rsquo;t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is it expected to be.</p> <p>As architecture culture breaks into architecture cultures, let's explore the fissures. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a constituency.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113706/studio-visits-tate-harmer Studio Visits: Tate Harmer Ellen Hancock 2019-01-31T11:46:00-05:00 >2019-01-31T11:46:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b791da99e59b40d8b0e1fc3922f5790.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/tateharmer" target="_blank">Tate Harmer</a>'s office is nestled away in a quiet courtyard in Dalston, East London. If you were visiting the very charming nearby Brunswick East cafe, an office favorite, you would never guess that just across the way a team of curious architects were designing some truly inspiring projects. For example, their hotel for the Eden Project in Cornwall will have a timber frame and when completed, will be the most sustainable and accessible hotel in the UK.</p> <p>The team recently celebrated their ten-year anniversary with a party at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/tateharmer/project/brunel-museum" target="_blank">Brunel Museum</a>, their ongoing project located in Brunel's Thames Tunnel Engine House that is an embodiment of both their skill for unlocking the potential of overlooked spaces and their professional and personal investments in their projects and the communities they work with.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150117527/in-focus-jesse-rieser-and-his-2d-facsimile-to-architecture In Focus: Jesse Rieser and His 2D Facsimile to Architecture Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-30T10:34:00-05:00 >2019-01-30T12:56:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aa997335c2d2a9fb8e5fa6ab6abe9996.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><strong>In Focus</strong></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help capture architecture and who make the work of architects look that much better. In this series we ask: What is their relationship to architecture? Is there a difference between capturing a building versus capturing people? What are their thoughts on seeing their work on public platforms like blogs and instagram?&nbsp;</p> <p>For this installment, Archinect chats with photographer Jesse Rieser. Although Rieser wouldn't consider himself an architectural photographer, his recent series,&nbsp;<em>The Retail Apocalypse: The Changing Landscapes of American Retail</em>, captures the beautiful stillness and abandonment retail buildings can represent over time. Specifically focusing on rundown, commercial buildings in Phoenix, Arizona Rieser imbues expressive color palettes and geometric forms with a sense of nostalgia to give these structures a second life.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150118743/finally-an-architectural-reference-book-with-intention-a-review-of-an-unfinished-encyclopedia-of-scale-figures-without-architecture Finally(!), an Architectural Reference Book with Intention: A Review of 'An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures Without Architecture' Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-29T11:15:00-05:00 >2019-01-27T16:07:06-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2b64a5b96319e398513110af4c823de0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>An Unfinished Encyclopedia of Scale Figures without Architecture, </em>by <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/148360892/the-far-reaching-work-by-state-of-the-art-weirdos-mos-architects" target="_blank">Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample</a> of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/25492488/mos-architects" target="_blank">MOS</a>, might be exactly the update needed for the architectural reference book genre.</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/150118252/chasper-schmidlin-and-lukas-voellmy-discuss-the-design-process-for-muzeum-susch-a-gallery-built-deep-into-the-swiss-alps Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy discuss the design process for Muzeum Susch, a gallery built deep into the Swiss Alps Ellen Hancock 2019-01-25T09:27:00-05:00 >2019-01-29T05:27:54-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10a3a116160ae5b11a43629e9ef20589.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150118156/the-muzeum-susch-is-an-alpine-chalet-primitive-grotto-and-bond-villain-s-lair-in-one" target="_blank">Muzeum Susch</a>,&nbsp;founded by&nbsp;Gra&#380;yna Kulczyk, is a new gallery&nbsp;in a remote town in the Engadin Valley designed by the young duo <a href="http://www.voellmyschmidlin.com/" target="_blank">Chasper Schmidlin and Lukas Voellmy</a>, who previously designed the <a href="https://www.vonbartha.com/" target="_blank">Von Bartha Gallery</a> in Basel. The original building, set on a sloping hillside, has always been integral to the community it is situated within. Prior uses have included a vicarage, a hospice, a monastery, and, in the 19th century, an industrial brewery building. Working with the existing geology of the site, Schmidlin and Voellmy have created a dynamic space that weaves its way through the mountain, tunneling into the existing building&mdash;paying homage to its past while creating interventions and new spaces for its contemporary future. Below, the two talk about their process and what they hope the legacy of Muzeum Susch will be.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150118145/navigating-memes-selfies-and-the-post-digital-landscape-with-mackenzie-muhonen Navigating Memes, Selfies and the Post-Digital Landscape with Mackenzie Muhonen Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-24T10:29:00-05:00 >2019-02-03T15:16:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2d/2d61ccd9d569c554fbc58ea63ffdc95e.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 Mackenzie Muhonen about her thesis, <em>Low Fidelity</em>, recently presented at <a href="https://archinect.com/mitarchitecture" target="_blank">MIT</a> in the Master of Architecture program.</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/150116861/extra-extra-kanye-the-sci-arc-dropout Extra Extra: Kanye, the SCI-Arc Dropout Ryan Scavnicky 2019-01-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-26T00:04:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/28/28d0b1aba65aff2afdb25f190f10b05a.gif" border="0" /><p>Extra Extra won&rsquo;t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is it expected to be.</p> <p>As architecture culture breaks into architecture cultures, let's explore the fissures. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a constituency.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150114053/archinectmeets-shesthearchitect #ArchinectMeets @shesthearchitect Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-11T13:40:00-05:00 >2019-01-11T19:43:13-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d05684a1feb6e8f99a340594a3651b07.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Sophie&nbsp;Chanson, the curator of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/shesthearchitect/" target="_blank">@shesthearchitect</a>. Put simply, the Instagram page celebrates&nbsp;the works and lives of women architects with exemplary photographs of their finest work. After realizing how difficult it was to name female architects off the top of her head,&nbsp;Chanson began to check the margins of architecture history to pull out rarely-seen treasures.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150113756/a-history-of-the-garage-without-a-footnote-a-review-of-erlanger-s-and-govela-s-garage A History of the Garage Without a Footnote: a Review of Erlanger’s and Govela’s ‘Garage’ Shane Reiner-Roth 2019-01-10T11:21:00-05:00 >2019-01-16T13:17:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d849880d93d0a9accbd9047e41ec6b76.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>&ldquo;We have taken the garage to be the most important architectural form of the 20th century.&rdquo;</p> <p>This is the provocation that drew me in and inspired me to consider each and every subsequent one offered by artist Olivia Erlanger and architect Luis Ortega Govela. &lsquo;<a href="https://amzn.to/2M0NsWK" target="_blank">Garage</a>&rsquo; has a lot of arguments about the nature and significance of the automobile garage - none of which, I quickly learned, are supported by footnotes. This is rare for a book that focuses on the history of a subject, especially one published by the formidable MIT Press.</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/150098952/archinectmeets-hannespeer #ArchinectMeets @hannespeer Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-28T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-27T15:00:30-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c4/c426fb4e164d166db37f15f31bbf18d8.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Hannes Peer, the photographer, architect and curator behind <a href="http://instagram.com/hannespeer" target="_blank">@hannespeer</a>. With an eye for "imperfections, nostalgic utopia, and future archeology," Peer captures architectural oddities of the 20th century with aplomb.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100831/architecture-in-a-country-of-stage-sets-our-interview-with-oliver-wainwright-on-inside-north-korea Architecture in a Country of Stage Sets: Our Interview with Oliver Wainwright on Inside North Korea Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-21T11:24:00-05:00 >2019-01-16T13:09:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/44/444f59cb1e22ed50c50ffbc0fc95eef9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Now available at <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, <em><a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/inside-north-korea-oliver-wainwright?category=Books" target="_blank">Inside North Korea</a></em> is the ambitious new book from British journalist <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/652446/oliver-wainwright" target="_blank">Oliver Wainwright</a>. I spoke to Wainwright about the making of the book and how he extended his journalistic talents to become its principal photographer. Though North Korea had long been a subject of interest to Wainwright, he had the chance in our interview to expand on how similar its architectural techniques are to those more familiar in Western practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098565/archinectmeets-decorhardcore #ArchinectMeets @decorhardcore Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-21T10:58:00-05:00 >2018-12-21T12:58:26-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bc32b6e97d33be11359820e0997ea3fe.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to&nbsp;Ksenia Shestakovskaia about their Instagram, @decorhardcore. Decoration may be a field associated with elegance and restraint, but the world exposed by @decorhardcore is one of extravagance and indulgence. It is a world that can yield either restraint or transgression, but at its most extreme, in the words of of&nbsp;Shestakovskaia, "Hardcore is not for everybody."</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097913/don-t-think-discard-dirty-furniture-addresses-our-anxiety-about-clutter-on-a-global-scale Don't Think. Discard!: Dirty Furniture Addresses Our Anxiety About Clutter on a Global Scale Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-20T16:59:00-05:00 >2019-01-29T12:51:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/94/946a80994a49e1f763744466dd168d1f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Founded by three design writers,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/148351233/screen-print-40-alexandra-lange-s-power-positions-from-dirty-furniture-issue-2" target="_blank">Dirty Furniture</a>&nbsp;is a biannual magazine that focuses on domestic design criticism, each issue taking on a different piece of furniture as its theme from which to explore topics spanning politics, design, history, technology, and beyond. Their latest focuses on the topic of closets, the modern wardrobe essential that serves as an entryway for thinking about things like moths, fashion, modularity, coming out, and the latest obsession with decluttering.</p> <p>This issue of Dirty Furniture can be purchased at <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/dirty-furniture-46-closet?category=Periodicals" target="_blank">our online shop</a> or in store.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100247/archinectmeets-mmmosarchitects #ArchinectMeets @mmmosarchitects Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-18T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T16:35:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/11/11273368dd4b7d04b204270e3e7da6c3.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to MOS Architects about their Instagram, @mmmosarchitects. For the New York firm, Instagram is less a tool for self-promotion than a way of killing time in between important moments. Their Instagram, to put it simply, allows them to reveal glimpses into their lives, both in the office and outside of it, as earnestly as an architecture firm can.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150100170/how-aamodt-plumb-architects-is-bringing-the-slow-movement-to-architecture How Aamodt/Plumb Architects is Bringing the Slow Movement to Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-17T14:49:00-05:00 >2018-12-27T12:26:59-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0a/0aa78c4476ddccea12e757f4246d4018.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 <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>. Looking for an alternative, <a href="https://architecture-lobby.org/" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a> 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 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/150099769/archinectmeets-spomenikdatabase #ArchinectMeets @spomenikdatabase Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-14T13:31:00-05:00 >2018-12-16T08:54:56-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7a99f6fa53d57a0ae62b4830d2c43cfe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Donald Niebyl, the administrator of @spomenikdatabase. After researching and subsequently traveling to and documenting the significant majority of former Yugoslavia's spomeniks, those extra-large monuments to bygone wars, Niebyl shared his findings in a book and through social media (the Spomenik Monument Database book is also&nbsp;<a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/spomenik-monument-database?category=Books" target="_blank">available in our online shop</a>).</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099373/a-look-at-brutalist-guatemala A Look at Brutalist Guatemala Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-12T12:32:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T20:32:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ab/ab3d110fd3281ac75339b57bb7d8a8d0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the launch of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150099100/archinect-launches-brutal-coffee" target="_blank">Archinect's Brutal&nbsp;coffee</a>, we hit our second destination in this two part feature. Heading over three thousand miles North-West of Brazil, we explore <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1016684/guatemala" target="_blank">Guatemala</a> and its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/87928/brutalism" target="_blank">Brutalist</a> movement.</p> <p>Guatemala and its relationship with these monolithic structures are tied with the&nbsp;culture and artistic identity of the area. Pulling from its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/842484/mayan" target="_blank">Mayan</a> roots, these prominent structures scattered throughout the region use the Brutalist movement to accompany the historical architecture already present in the city. The artistic presence within the country is a blend of rich folklore and the interlacing of various architectural movements. Highly influential architects such as Roberto Aycinena, Jos&eacute; Montes C&oacute;rdova, Ra&uacute;l Minondo, and Efra&iacute;n Recinos, among others, have created a legacy influencing Guatemalan architecture to this day.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096533/archinectmeets-lucborho #ArchinectMeets @lucborho Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-11T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T13:33:53-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e6e90adc13c48622e51403864be99ddf.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to Luc Borho (<a href="http://instagram.com/lucborho" target="_blank">@lucborho</a>), a photographer and art director. Borho has added an ethereal spin to the badlands of SpaceX and the brutalism of his native Paris through his carefully lit photography. His work shows the lives buildings make possible after their construction, in ways their architects or planners might not have imagined.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099604/urban-discussions-never-sleep-a-conversation-with-bernd-upmeyer-founder-of-monu-magazine Urban Discussions Never Sleep; A Conversation with Bernd Upmeyer, Founder of MONU Magazine Anthony Morey 2018-12-10T15:41:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T00:18:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1f4c77aa919bffcfd701d2d9d5c7749.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Redlines is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this session, we look at MONU Magazine. MONU is run by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/55264927/the-ideology-of-publication-conversation-with-bernd-upmeyer" target="_blank">Bernd Upmeyer</a>. Bernd Upmeyer is the editor-in-chief and founder of MONU Magazine. He is also the founder of the Rotterdam-based Bureau of Architecture, Research, and Design (BOARD).&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099181/a-look-at-brutalist-brazil A Look at Brutalist Brazil Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-08T15:06:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T18:08:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/69495ac8e1784c175f2288798bcff6ee.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the launch of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150099100/archinect-launches-brutal-coffee" target="_blank">Archinect's Brutal coffee</a> we've decided to take a look at the Brutalist architecture of the two regions our beans have originated.&nbsp;A two part feature, today we explore the history of Brazil's Brutalist movement and how the iconic style has influenced the country.&nbsp;Stay tuned for the next part, looking at Brutalism in Guatemala.&nbsp;</p> <p>Other than focusing on the pure materiality of these structures, Brutalism within Brazil can be interpreted as a beautiful expression of monumentality and its complementary nature to Brazil's lush landscapes. Once dissected into further detail, iconic designers like Italian-Brazilian architect,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi" target="_blank">Lina Bo Bardi</a> used the cultural makeup of the city, married with the honest materiality of Brutalism, to highlight the social and cultural potential of architecture in Brazil.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097001/archinectmeets-nemestudio #ArchinectMeets @nemestudio Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-07T10:25:00-05:00 >2018-12-07T10:25:10-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/006b9c0f8ea7548229ea82021fb3e19a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. While we use our own account,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We spoke to&nbsp;Neyran Turan, an architect and partner at Nemestudio. Through their instagram page, <a href="http://instagram.com/nemestudio" target="_blank">@nemestudio</a>, they get to explore their chosen themes of accumulation and digital waste taken up in their studio through a platform born of those traits.</p>