Archinect - Features 2018-02-21T10:39:54-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150051014/soapbox-identity Soapbox: Identity Anthony Morey 2018-02-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-21T01:58:22-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nu/nuuzik04jht36uk0.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150048224/from-the-ground-up-lina-bo-bardi From the Ground Up: Lina Bo Bardi Daniela Leon 2018-02-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-20T18:01:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qojhpr5p2aup3i7n.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/150048645/the-changing-culture-of-architecture-in-modern-india The Changing Culture of Architecture in Modern India Ar. Apurva Bose Dutta 2018-02-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-20T23:31:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jy/jykndqsamegpolk7.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The changing culture of architecture in modern&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/284/india" target="_blank">India</a>, both as a lifestyle and as a profession, has been eye-opening. In terms of lifestyle, we never predicted the extent to which architecture and design could affect us as well as the society and culture we live in, nor did we predict how deeply symbolic of our beliefs and attitudes they&rsquo;d become. As a profession, the huge wave of development and technology that caused us to try and ape everything that didn&rsquo;t belong to us, has made us question and search for our own identity and provoked us to revisit the solid traditional roots and foundation of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/643819/indian-architecture" target="_blank">Indian architecture</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150049972/soapbox-race Soapbox: Race Anthony Morey 2018-02-14T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-14T22:25:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4t/4th97lxv80g2vxy2.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/150049181/cross-talk-4-joel-kerner-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Joel Kerner on 'Academic Aesthetics' Joel Kerner 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T10:21:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xk277afae9zrcwi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" 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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150049051/cross-talk-4-saba-salekfard-on-academic-aesthetics 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2oehl8ckfdv1ojk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" 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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150048893/soapbox-black-in-design Soapbox: Black in Design Anthony Morey 2018-02-07T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-07T17:24:16-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5q/5q2tlfoxj5exmt8w.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/150048699/studio-visit-miralles-tagliabue-embt Studio Visit: Miralles Tagliabue EMBT Ellen Hancock 2018-02-06T12:28:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T12:28:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/za/zap1dcysqn5gfit2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Last autumn, while in Barcelona, I was lucky enough to visit&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/embt" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/searchall/studio-visit" target="_blank">studio</a>&mdash;known most notably for&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/embt/project/santa-caterina-market" target="_blank">Santa Caterina Market</a>&nbsp;in Barcelona and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mirallestagliabue.com/project/scottish-parliament-building/" target="_blank">The Scottish Parliament</a>&nbsp;in Edinburgh, the latter of which won the Stirling Prize in 2005. Tucked down a cobbled street a stones throw for Las Rambles, the studio was a homage to the old and new, filled to the brim with drawings, models and ideas.&nbsp;</p> <p>We spoke to&nbsp;Benedetta Tagliabue, whom answered the&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150004449/the-proust-questionnaire-benedetta-tagliabue" target="_blank">Proust Questionaire</a>&nbsp;a while back, to find out more.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046793/fellow-fellows-outpost-office Fellow Fellows: Outpost Office Anthony Morey 2018-02-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-02T12:15:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/co/coc81q1x7zhdoqwi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a></em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. Within this realm, these positions produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence, traditionally within a tight time-frame. <em>Fellow Fellows</em> sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both themselves and the discipline at large.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to the otherwise maddening pace of refreshed academics while giving a broad view of the breakthrough work being done by those who exist in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we are talking to <a href="http://www.outpost-office.com/" target="_blank">Outpost Office</a>. Outpost Office is lead by Ashley Bigham and&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/erikherrmann" target="_blank">Erik Herrmann</a>. Both Ashley and Erik have&nbsp;both Walter B. Sanders Fellows at Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">University of Michigan</a>. (Ashley in 2015-16 and Erik in 2016-17.)</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043388/studio-visits-hawkins-brown-manchester Studio Visits: Hawkins\Brown, Manchester Ellen Hancock 2018-01-30T11:46:00-05:00 >2018-02-07T09:51:27-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h8/h89scfchu1tg6mfd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our most recent <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, we went to visit <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/17125/hawkins-brown-architects" target="_blank">Hawkins\Brown</a> in their Manchester office. Set up by&nbsp;Katie Tonkinson who previously worked in the London office for 13 years, 'Studio North', has been incredibly successful growingly rapidly to 28 staff members after only two years in the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>We spoke to Sam Beddingfield, a Part II Architectural Assistant, to find out more about their favourite parts of the studio, what they're currently working on and buildings they most admire in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/462890/manchester" target="_blank">Manchester</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046882/what-the-future-has-in-store-for-brooklyn-based-firm-future-expansion What the Future Has in Store for Brooklyn-Based Firm, Future Expansion Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-29T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T12:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/ut5pwka9qon8zbeu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/149654488/future-expansion-architects" target="_blank">Future Expansion</a> is a Brooklyn based architecture-and-design firm founded in 2011 by Deirdre and Nicholas McDermott. Shortly after starting, the practice won an open RFP from the Brooklyn Academy of Music for a large-scale public art installation. Since, the two have gone on to carry out projects for both private and public clients. They recently completed another winning installation, "<a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6154/take-a-moment-in-flatiron-reflection-now-on-display-in-nyc-s-flatiron-district-for-the-holidays" target="_blank">Flatiron Reflection</a>," for the fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition commissioned by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and <a href="https://archinect.com/van_alen" target="_blank">Van Alen Institute</a>.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, Archinect caught up with the firm to hear about some recent projects they are working on and find out what the future has in store.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046908/from-the-ground-up-ludwig-mies-van-der-rohe From the Ground Up: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Daniela Leon 2018-01-26T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ie/ie55lvywqtsmlsx0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em>From the Ground Up</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 most formative of hands and the often, surprising shifts that occur on its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious&mdash;and at points, rough&mdash;edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046446/soapbox-diversity Soapbox: Diversity Anthony Morey 2018-01-25T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-26T10:14:19-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4k/4kdkdrsxyvhv4fr6.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046096/silent-walls-the-architecture-of-historical-memory-in-spain Silent Walls: The Architecture of Historical Memory in Spain Marina Otero Verzier 2018-01-23T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-24T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/31q2cn1bq2d5jezy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In 1977, Spain celebrated its first free general election since the Spanish Civil War and the dictatorship that followed, which together lasted over four decades. Despite that this restoration of democracy has become a model for peaceful political transitions, to this day the country still struggles to come to terms with its historical memory.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150045204/how-one-architecture-remains-small-while-working-on-massive-urban-resiliency-projects How One Architecture Remains Small While Working on Massive Urban Resiliency Projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-24T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kt/ktico5e7w3pjq8om.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106360/one-architecture-bv" target="_blank">Matthijs Bouw</a> is a Dutch architect and urbanist and founder of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/106360/one-architecture-bv" target="_blank">One Architecture</a>, an award-winning design and planning firm that was established in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/338798/amsterdam" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> in 1995 and again in New York in 2015 after the firm won the Rebuild by Design competition in partnership with <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" target="_blank">BIG</a>. Bouw is also the Rockefeller Urban Resilience Fellow for PennDesign at the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a>, where his work centers on urban resilience and water management projects.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with Bouw about opening up his New York office, the difference between working in the Netherlands&nbsp;versus the United States, and the benefits of keeping a small team despite working on large-scale projects.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150045424/fellow-fellows-wai-architecture-think-tank Fellow Fellows: WAI Architecture Think Tank Anthony Morey 2018-01-18T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-05T22:36:46-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uw/uwero87achkj5zg2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption and trend of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. These positions within the academic realm produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence and traditionally within a tight time frame. Fellow Fellows sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both themselves and the discipline at large.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to an otherwise maddening pace of refreshed academics while giving a broad view of the exceptional and breakthrough work being done in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we talk to&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/15875026/wai-architecture-think-tank" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>. <em>WAI Architecture Think Tank</em>&nbsp;is an international studio practicing architecture, urbanism and architectural research, founded in Brussels in 2008 by Puerto Rican architect, artist, author and theorist Cruz Garcia and French architect, artist, author and poet, Nathalie Frankowski. WAI ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043712/starting-an-architecture-firm-in-two-cities-simultaneously-a-small-studio-snapshot-of-el-studio Starting an Architecture Firm in Two Cities Simultaneously; A Small Studio Snapshot of EL Studio Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-16T12:14:00-05:00 >2018-01-16T12:15:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cj/cjokuwt8ioiin036.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/elstudioarch.com" target="_blank">EL Studio</a>, a practice&nbsp;based partially out of Washington D.C, is located in a former horse stable that has been converted into a live/work space by co-founder Mark Lawrence and his wife. Along with his business partner Elizabeth Emerson (who leads their New York office), the two have grown their practice into an award-winning architecture firm that&nbsp;specializes in building finely-crafted, innovative structures within challenging constraints.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small&nbsp;Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with the two about the practice's origins, their unique office space, and some projects they are currently working on.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150045031/digital-library-analog-building-the-story-of-rand-hall-chapter-2 Digital Library, Analog Building: The Story of Rand Hall (Chapter 2) Joseph Kennedy 2018-01-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-16T10:29:50-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4g/4gyc0q94dycoowsk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Chapter 2: Inciting Incident, Inciting Building</em></p> <p>Before the construction of Rand Hall, Andrew Dickson White, the first president of Cornell University, gifted his architectural library to establish the Department of Architecture in 1876. That same year the American Library Association was formed. It marked a turning point in the way university libraries managed their collections and controlled access of their materials to faculty, students, and the public.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043045/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-barcelona-pavilion Iconic Buildings: I work at the Barcelona Pavilion Ellen Hancock 2018-01-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kr/krib6lyzb1myas3w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our series&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is the exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;</p> <p>This time we were lucky enough to speak to Marc Quintana Carreras Head of Maintenance at the&nbsp;<a href="http://miesbcn.com/" target="_blank">Barcelona Pavilion</a>, a symbol of modernist architecture, most likely studied by every architecture student in the world. The geometric masterpiece arranged out of glass, steel and varying types of marble was originally designed as the German National Pavilion in 1929, part of the Barcelona International Exhibition. After the exhibition the pavilion was disassembled but it's presence and reputation lingered and finally in 1980 Barcelona City Council reconstructed the pavilion in it's original site, where it has remained every since, an icon of the city.&nbsp;</p> <p>For eleven days last autumn the pavilion was transformed as part of an artistic intervention <a href="http://miesbcn.com/calendar/mies-missing-materiality/" target="_blank">'mies missing material...</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150044499/fellow-fellows-zachary-tate-porter Fellow Fellows: Zachary Tate Porter Anthony Morey 2018-01-11T12:40:00-05:00 >2018-01-11T13:11:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ge/ge64p09vnq0xrgff.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Fellow Fellows</em> is a series that focuses on the current eruption and trend of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a> in academia today. These positions within the academic realm produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence and traditionally within a tight time frame. Fellow Fellows sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both themselves and the discipline at large. <em>Fellow Fellows</em> is about bringing attention and inquiry to an otherwise maddening pace of refreshed academics while giving a broad view of the exceptional and breakthrough work being done in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/zachary-tate-porter" target="_blank">Zachary Tate Porter</a>. He is a historian, educator, and designer based in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1322/los-angeles" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a>. He uses objects, images, and texts to explore the shifting conceptions of ground that undergird architectural production. Zachary Tate Porter&nbsp;was the&nbsp;2015-2016 Design of Theory Fellow at SCI-Arc.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150043495/based-in-new-york-and-beirut-l-e-ft-discusses-building-in-politically-conflicted-contexts Based in New York and Beirut, L.E.FT Discusses Building in Politically Conflicted Contexts Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-08T13:02:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5a2e9zrusch8ck7h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Established in New York in 2005 by Makram El Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine, <a href="http://www.leftish.net/" target="_blank">L.E.FT</a> is dedicated to examining the intersections of cultural and political productions as they relate to the built environment. Now with a studio in Beirut as well, the practice has completed residential and cultural projects in&nbsp;New York, Dubai, Turkey, and Beirut.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with the firm about their pursuits, how they incorporate research interests into their built works, and what it's like to build in politically unstable regions such as the Middle East.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150035925/studio-visits-acme Studio Visits: ACME Ellen Hancock 2018-01-05T05:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-04T12:22:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b51r9wwtdj7hs69w.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I walk past Acme's London office regularly and there is almost always a passerby staring into their window with a rather bemused, albeit intrigued, look on their face, not quite sure what to make of this golden cave of wonders. This is no accident, Friedrich Ludewig who founded the practice in 2007, told me on our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>.&nbsp;Having heard of a Japanese architect who shared his studio with his florist wife, Friedrich was inspired to create a similarly curious studio space with a speculative function to tantalises clients and the local community alike.</p> <p>This playful and idiosyncratic approach is synonymous with Acme and can be seen in all of their projects, most recently the award winning <a href="https://archinect.com/acme/project/john-lewis-leeds" target="_blank">Victoria Gate</a> shopping mall in Leeds with its striking diagrid facade.&nbsp;</p> <p>Having just celebrated their ten year anniversary we found out more about their journey so far and what the future holds for this exciting studio.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042904/architecture-the-geontopolitics-of-knowledge-and-time Architecture: the Geontopolitics of Knowledge and Time Manuel Shvartzberg-CarrĂ­o 2018-01-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1v/1v1yucir9ne5laks.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>&ldquo;Where is Vermilion Sands? I suppose its spiritual home lies somewhere between Arizona and Ipanema Beach, but in recent years I have been delighted to see it popping up elsewhere &mdash; above all, in sections of the 3,000-mile-long linear city that stretches from Gibraltar to Glyfada Beach along the northern shores of the Mediterranean, and where each summer Europe lies on its back in the sun. That posture, of course, is the hallmark of Vermilion Sands and, I hope, of the future&mdash;not merely that no-one has to work, but that work is the ultimate play, and play the ultimate work.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>- J.G. Ballard, preface to<em>&nbsp;Vermilion Sands</em>, 1975</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042760/cross-talk-3-daniela-leon-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u8/u8atn3igr9a8ykrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042590/co-living-2030-are-you-ready-for-the-sharing-economy Co-living 2030: Are you ready for the sharing economy? Hannah Wood 2017-12-28T09:15:00-05:00 >2018-01-05T15:53:35-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6l/6lecqac4k9pbitas.gif" border="0" /><p>Last month I attended a <a href="http://jobs.space10.io/" target="_blank">SPACE10</a> forum led by New York-based design duo <a href="http://antonandirene.com/" target="_blank">Anton and Irene</a> on the resurgence of co-living. They suggest the financial squeeze of modern life combined with an upsurge in digital nomads is bringing the &lsquo;sharing economy&rsquo; into the home. As 40% of the urban areas required by 2030 are <a href="http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2015/07/un-projects-world-population-to-reach-8-5-billion-by-2030-driven-by-growth-in-developing-countries/" target="_blank">not yet built</a>&mdash;which means a city the size of New York needs to be constructed globally every month&mdash;it is crucial architects stay up-to-date with contemporary living patterns to respond appropriately to shifts in housing requirements. My last <a href="https://archinect.com/hannahwood" target="_blank">Archinect feature</a> of the year will provide a short overview of the history and challenges that co-living has previously faced, discuss trends emerging from the '<a href="http://onesharedhouse2030.com/" target="_blank">ONE SHARED HOUSE 2030</a>' survey and speak to Dorte Mandrup, architect of the <a href="http://www.dortemandrup.dk/work/lange-eng-cohousing-community" target="_blank">Lang Eng Co-housing Community</a>, on how to approach the challenge of designing successful spaces for co-living.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042651/cross-talk-3-viola-ago-hans-tursack-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jt/jtqwzkv0cnxponnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042356/cross-talk-3-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions 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="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6jesewg9gjwhhu7.gif" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150041850/dedraft-a-practice-of-three-tucked-away-in-london-fields-discuss-the-benefits-of-a-smaller-practice-and-taking-a-more-personal-approach deDraft, a Practice of Three Tucked Away in London Fields, Discuss the Benefits of a Smaller Practice and Taking a More Personal Approach Ellen Hancock 2017-12-25T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-30T12:15:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zq/zqfulydfq001phwe.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Grant Straghan founded <a href="https://archinect.com/deDraft" target="_blank">deDraft</a> in 2010 after studying at Hull School of Architecture and working for practices across the UK including <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/34030741/map-architects" target="_blank">MAP Architects</a> in Belfast, GHM Group&nbsp;in Leeds and DMFK Architects in London. Now a solid team of three, and seven years in, they work closely together to&nbsp;create 'imaginative yet functional' design, mostly residential for now but with their sights set on much bigger things.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> feature, we spoke to the team about the benefits of staying small and how their studio set up supports their creativity.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042025/soapbox-curation Soapbox: Curation Anthony Morey 2017-12-20T12:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-20T12:18:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6v/6vl1w571vna6xcn9.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/150041566/studio-animal-a-practice-specializing-in-ephemeral-architecture-talks-about-the-elasticity-of-a-small-studio Studio Animal, a Practice Specializing in Ephemeral Architecture, Talks About the Elasticity of a Small Studio Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-12-18T10:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-18T15:01:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1n/1nh95w56ntxn20uc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://www.studioanimal.es/index.php" target="_blank">Studio Animal</a>, the Spanish practice directed by Javier Jim&eacute;nez Iniesta,&nbsp;describes itself as an elastic platform that specializes in interior design and ephemeral architecture.&nbsp;They share a space in the neighborhood of Gracia, Barcelona where the fluctuating team sits at a 12.5 meter long table alongside friends that work in specific areas related with architecture: acoustic, landscape, technical developments, graphic design and so on.</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with Iniesta about the practice: their structure, their ethos, and the way they deal with their projects.</p>