Archinect - Features 2019-02-23T10:47:01-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150122780/the-architectural-backdrops-and-studio-backlots-of-the-inaugural-frieze-la-art-fair The Architectural Backdrops and Studio Backlots of the Inaugural Frieze LA Art Fair Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-21T11:43:00-05:00 >2019-02-21T18:27:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7b/7b81c2ccd5ce2fb06420586f801b1b5f.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This past weekend, the city of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/19263/los-angeles" target="_blank">Los Angeles</a> was buzzing with art events; however, the most anticipated event of all was the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. Making its debut in a city famed for the glitz and glamour of the movie industry, the decision to host the event within the Paramount Studios backlot seemed appropriate. Accompanying the historic backlot was Los Angeles' own <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/720579/kulapat-yantrasast" target="_blank">Kulapat Yantrasast</a> of <a href="https://archinect.com/wHY-site" target="_blank">wHY</a>, who designed the indoor-outdoor art area. Riddled with architectural styles and motifs, Paramount Studios seemed up to the challenge of hosting this event in Los Angeles. But, was architecture merely an accessory to the event or did Frieze LA allow for these structures to shine in their own way?&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150121918/horizons-political-organizations-facebook-a-conversation-with-tony-gonzalez Horizons, Political Organizations & Facebook; A Conversation with Tony Gonzalez Anthony Morey 2019-02-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-02-14T01:11:19-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9f/9f68feabd3df39d982539f0cb325001e.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 with Tony Gonzalez about his thesis,&nbsp;ANXIOUS HORIZON.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150120298/jacob-and-melissa-brillhart-of-brillhart-architecture-discuss-florida-s-architectural-history-and-the-chemistry-of-space Jacob and Melissa Brillhart of Brillhart Architecture Discuss Florida's Architectural History and The "Chemistry of Space" Katherine Guimapang 2019-02-11T16:30:00-05:00 >2019-02-22T19:39:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c2/c2b3a5515f84e7edd373112cd384ff6d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Jacob and Mellisa Brillhart have established their place in South Florida's architectural history through their emphasis on vernacular building principles. Tapping into the area's roots of Tropical Modernism, the duo emphasize the importance of construction methodology in designing sustainable structures for hot and humid climates. The studio's design process utilizes a blend of analog and digital techniques, all while incorporating natural materials found within Florida's landscape.<br></p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, the founders of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/brillhartarchitecture" target="_blank">Brillhart Architecture</a> share the importance of uncovering what makes up the emotional qualities of a space. By reflecting on their built works, the two discuss the importance of drawing inspiration from their surroundings and Florida's vernacular architecture.&nbsp;&nbsp;</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/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/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/150113909/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-bauhaus-archiv Iconic Buildings: I work at the Bauhaus-Archiv Ellen Hancock 2019-01-24T10:19:00-05:00 >2019-01-24T12:41:20-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a03333934a5cc5a1ef7cf07b573dc269.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In 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 their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In this feature we spoke to the Director of the <a href="https://www.bauhaus.de/en/" target="_blank">Bauhaus-Archiv</a>&nbsp;Annemarie Jaeggi. 2019 marks the centenary of the foundation and will be celebrated with a <a href="https://www.bauhaus.de/en/jubilaeum/" target="_blank">"100 years of Bauhaus" festival</a>, an opportunity to reflect on the significant historical legacy of the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9399/bauhaus" target="_blank">Bauhaus.</a> Annemarie and the team are currently located on a temporary site while the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.bauhaus.de/en/neubau/" target="_blank">Bauhaus-Archiv</a>&nbsp;is being renovated and extended, with the addition of a new building to the site. She takes us through her role, what the building means to her, and what the next 100 years hold.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150118193/uncanny-perspectives-paper-realities-lectures-with-thomas-demand Uncanny Perspectives & Paper Realities; Lectures with Thomas Demand Anthony Morey 2019-01-23T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-23T12:28:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3e/3e9220ff8ff8c89925d582fe7ef3994e.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> <p>This week, we look at Thomas Demand. Demand, through his use of various mediums, spatial constructs and architectural sensibilities, has been a constant inspiration for architects and artist alike.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150117844/thesis-review-with-luciano-menghini-winner-of-the-woods-bagot-prize "Thesis Review" With Luciano Menghini, Winner of the Woods Bagot Prize Anthony Morey 2019-01-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-21T19:11:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79c672152618f4d827b1b1c46666ba97.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" target="_blank">Thesis Review</a>&nbsp;is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6836/for-their-inaugural-woods-bagot-prize-the-international-design-studio-awards-three-sci-arc-grads" target="_blank">Luciano Menghini</a> about his thesis which tackled The Museum of the Twentieth Century in the Berlin Kulturforum.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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/150113309/brooklyn-s-frederick-tang-discusses-what-it-means-to-find-opportunities-in-design-by-learning-to-say-yes-and-no Brooklyn's Frederick Tang Discusses What It Means to Find Opportunities in Design by Learning to Say Yes and No Katherine Guimapang 2019-01-07T14:49:00-05:00 >2019-01-07T15:41:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/09/091d3979fe3145e607e12b0f8f8be451.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For Frederick Tang, running a practice starts with remembering where opportunities for design freedom can occur. Channeling advice given to him during the early part of his career, the Brooklyn-based architect is reminded to never forget "architecture is a service profession." An attitude that Tang has carried throughout the growth of his practice, he focuses on fostering a team that encourages design humility while prioritizing collaboration.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Tang discusses how making big decisions for his growing firm&nbsp;requires understanding what it means to say "yes" or "no." As his design practice <a href="https://archinect.com/fredericktang" target="_blank">Frederick Tang Architecture</a>&nbsp;evolves, so does the opportunity for exploration.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150112579/extra-extra-pleaselovethesethings Extra Extra: #PleaseLoveTheseThings Ryan Scavnicky 2019-01-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-18T19:12:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/00/0035733f877d76bd774f4ec4a02b45e0.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/150112512/simple-playful-ambitious-a-conversation-with-benjamin-cadena-on-his-journey-to-finding-his-voice-in-architecture Simple, Playful, Ambitious; A conversation with Benjamin Cadena on his journey to finding his voice in architecture. Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-31T18:01:00-05:00 >2018-12-31T18:01:08-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d3/d35369093ff88c43df6ee29a10bb6293.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>His&nbsp;intuitive approach to architecture can be summed up by his playfully ambitious works that not only showcase his talents as a designer, but as an innovator in the field of architecture. Pulling from his influential upbringing in Bogot&aacute;, Cadena's use of simplistic forms and color has allowed him to shape his own voice and approach to design.&nbsp;</p> <p>As we wrap up 2018, we welcome the New Year with this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a> on an architect whose passion for community and dialogue inspires him and his creative practice. Benjamin Cadena, of <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/146693963/studio-cadena" target="_blank">Studio Cadena</a>, talks freedom in architecture, the joys of model making, and color's association with habitation.</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/150099877/new-york-s-dynamic-duo-hou-de-sousa-blends-their-passion-for-detail-and-spatial-adaptability-into-beautifully-composed-projects New York's Dynamic Duo, Hou De Sousa, Blends Their Passion for Detail and Spatial Adaptability Into Beautifully Composed Projects Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-18T12:05:00-05:00 >2018-12-18T12:50:35-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ed/ed343b1f4e89c1c7aab0ca453f644af6.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After graduating architecture school, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149941205/hou-de-sousa-robert-halvorson-and-the-rolex-arts-initiative-finalists-are-among-this-week-s-winners" target="_blank">Nancy Hou and Josh de Sousa</a> knew right away they wanted to start their own practice. After gaining experience by working for notable design offices, the two strived to create a practice which fed their appetite for creative freedom.&nbsp;Their attention to detail, and passion for building with a sense of purpose and camaraderie, has the firm quickly becoming a catalyst for designs that incite human interaction.</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, Nancy and Josh talk about the joys of cultivating a creative environment, and how starting their practice twice lead to a deeper understanding of the work they wanted to produce.&nbsp;</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/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/150100029/extra-extra-l-o-n-g-i-m-a-g-e Extra Extra: L o n g I m a g e Ryan Scavnicky 2018-12-14T09:00:00-05:00 >2019-01-16T14:22:27-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ea/ea032e4fc1d6dde9ebf681d16b7c7bd7.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/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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098659/armageddons-pterodactyls-paradigms-words-with-eric-owen-moss Armageddons, Pterodactyls & Paradigms; Words with Eric Owen Moss Anthony Morey 2018-12-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T14:26:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/958a9558fa8aab7753b6238210a29423.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> <p>This week, we take a look at <a href="http://ericowenmoss.com/" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a> and his eclectic and eccentric views on the built world, process and Architecture in general.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098549/archinectmeets-modarchitecture #ArchinectMeets @modarchitecture Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-12-04T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-20T15:01:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d4/d4dd4706180bce36f178d6af1beeaacb.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 Darren Bradley, the photographer behind <a href="https://www.instagram.com/modarchitecture/" target="_blank">@modarchitecture</a>. Bradley began his career as a history major and soon developed a following for his clear and stunning photographs of modern architecture from around the world. When he began collaborating with Sam Lubell in the production and photography of Phaidon's <em>Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guides: East Coast USA and West Coast USA</em>, Bra...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096255/archinectmeets-manvisual #ArchinectMeets @manvisual Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-30T08:30:00-05:00 >2019-01-02T10:14:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ad/ad995c194fed591defc8f6705f36cb21.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 Jonathan Wilson, the photographer behind&nbsp;@manvisual. Wilson&nbsp;zooms into the architectural details and juxtapositions of London to reveal light and material sensations far too easily missed by first glance.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097632/does-neil-denari-dream-of-electric-sheep-thoughts-and-tangents-with-neil-denari Does Neil Denari Dream of Electric Sheep? Thoughts and Tangents with Neil Denari Anthony Morey 2018-11-27T12:56:00-05:00 >2018-11-27T13:11:11-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/81/81aa76c42b7df84596e436dff0cbdf8e.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> <p>This week, we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>. Denari will also be launching his new monograph MASS X this week at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150095829/archinect-outpost-to-host-launch-of-neil-denari-s-highly-anticipated-new-monograph-massx" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, so make sure to come by and check it out.&nbsp;</p>