Archinect - Features 2017-09-22T17:01:35-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150027036/there-are-over-a-thousand-9-11-memorials-around-the-world-here-are-just-a-few-you-probably-haven-t-seen There Are Over a Thousand 9/11 Memorials Around the World. Here Are Just a Few You Probably Haven't Seen. Lester Levine 2017-09-11T12:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-12T13:39:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xf3il80i9rojt8zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xf3il80i9rojt8zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xf3il80i9rojt8zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xf/xf3il80i9rojt8zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>I spent more than five years studying entries to the 2003 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/27314/world-trade-center" target="_blank">World Trade Center</a> Memorial Design Competition, compiling them in my book &ldquo;<a href="http://amzn.to/2xs2bWs" target="_blank">9/11 Memorial Visions</a>&rdquo; (McFarland &amp; Co, 2016). Soon after, I learned that the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12384/new-york-city" target="_blank">New York City</a> memorial is only one of many, and I thought, &ldquo;There must be some interesting ones that have been built&hellip;&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150024525/branch-studio-creates-a-stunning-residential-extension-with-raw-charcoal-rammed-earth-timber-steel-and-glass Branch Studio Creates a Stunning Residential Extension With Raw Charcoal-Rammed Earth, Timber, Steel and Glass Justine Testado 2017-08-31T00:20:00-04:00 >2017-09-04T15:18:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2r/2r1eescvs87njf78.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2r/2r1eescvs87njf78.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2r/2r1eescvs87njf78.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2r/2r1eescvs87njf78.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;A Pavilion Between Trees&rdquo; in Balnarring, Australia stands out nicely in its rural landscape without being overbearing. Designed by the aptly named Australian practice <a href="http://branchstudioarchitects.com/" target="_blank">Branch Studio Architects</a>, the 85 m2-building is a new, private residential extension comprising a bedroom, an ensuite, and incorporated ancillary spaces that allow its occupants to take a breather and slow down. The structure's quiet atmosphere reflects on idyllic, simpler times long before the days of our tech-driven lifestyles.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150012408/18-amazing-examples-of-festival-and-event-architecture-to-celebrate-the-end-of-summer 18 Amazing Examples of Festival and Event Architecture to Celebrate the End of Summer Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-29T12:28:00-04:00 >2017-09-07T22:00:47-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkoepjv80nbesaak.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkoepjv80nbesaak.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkoepjv80nbesaak.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkoepjv80nbesaak.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The culture and lifestyle associated with music festivals has greatly changed since they first emerged. Evolving from a symbol of counterculture into popular mainstream entertainment, many music festivals have embraced the use of visual arts and architecture. Typically, this comes in the form of temporary structures and installations that provide visual stimuli, some shade, and often much-needed landmarks for locating lost friends. Even if confined by a tight budget and a short deadline, these temporary structures nevertheless represent exciting examples of efficient and engaging design.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150024663/material-misuse-a-small-studio-snapshot-of-nyc-based-coda Material Misuse: A Small Studio Snapshot of NYC-Based CODA Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-28T10:18:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T18:04:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylimmb8ts78hdx4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylimmb8ts78hdx4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylimmb8ts78hdx4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yl/ylimmb8ts78hdx4x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Since 2008, <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/65696926/coda" target="_blank">CODA</a> has become known for their highly experimental projects that play with everyday materials. For instance, their URCHIN installation for Cornell's CCA Biennial is made up of 500 borrowed plastic chairs and some may remember their 2013 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/13791/moma-ps1" target="_blank">MoMA PS1</a> Pavilion,&nbsp;<em><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/65695507/coda-wins-2013-moma-ps1-young-architects-program" target="_blank">Party Wall</a></em>, made of skateboard offcuts.&nbsp;</p> <p>The founder and sole principal Caroline O'Donnell, who also teaches at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">Cornell</a>, talks with us about her practice, background in bioclimatics, and <em>material misuse</em>&mdash;the term given to reusing ordinary objects for their built works. &nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023052/selgascano-s-magical-rock-like-auditorium-opens-in-spain SelgasCano's Magical Rock-Like Auditorium Opens in Spain Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-17T12:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T08:16:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Located on the boundary between the town and the country, in outskirts of Plasencia, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s dreamy auditorium sits on a steep hillside&mdash;the edge between the nature and the city. Gently occupying the lot, cantilevering off the ground, the building stands out from the mountain landscape, its surprising materiality and colors both&mdash;complementing and contrasting the shrubby semi-urban setting.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150021226/beard-riser-interprets-southern-vernacular-architecture-with-a-modernist-perspective Beard+Riser Interprets Southern Vernacular Architecture With a Modernist Perspective Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-07T11:52:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T13:01:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/106511/mississippi" target="_blank">Mississippi</a> is one of the poorest states in the United States, and isn't known for being a center for architecture, but <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28304163/beard-riser-architects" target="_blank">Beard+Riser</a> are doing what they can to mark the state with some amazing architecture. Their work takes inspiration from the Delta's vernacular architectures while making the most of tight budgets. As the firm expands and adds a second office in Oxford, MS, we talk with the founders about growing a small practice in rural Mississippi.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150020373/mithun-designs-125-foot-tall-sustainability-treehouse-in-west-virginia MITHUN designs 125-foot-tall Sustainability Treehouse in West Virginia Justine Testado 2017-08-02T12:16:00-04:00 >2017-08-04T16:46:09-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sw/swe103nb8fk7jamg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sw/swe103nb8fk7jamg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sw/swe103nb8fk7jamg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sw/swe103nb8fk7jamg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Built on the arborous slopes of the 10,600-acre Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia, the Sustainability Treehouse stands as a beacon of outdoor adventure, environmental stewardship, and high-performance design, as design architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/88311298/mithun" target="_blank">MITHUN</a> describes. The Seattle- and San Francisco-based practice worked alongside executive architect/architect of record <a href="http://archinect.com/bnim" target="_blank">BNIM</a> and developer Trinity Works to bring the public educational facility to life for the Boy Scouts of America.&nbsp;In 2014, the project was named an <a href="http://bustler.net/news/3502/aia-announces-the-2014-cote-top-ten-green-projects" target="_blank">AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019075/announcing-the-winners-of-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Announcing the winners of Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017! Ellen Hancock 2017-07-27T04:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T11:08:11-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/qf/qf2ns8zzqh6wi883.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Earlier this year, we launched the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017" target="_blank">UK portfolio competition</a>&nbsp;to celebrate and expose the wealth of fantastic work already up on Archinect as well as to encourage individuals not registered to upload and share their work with our global online community.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150016427/stitch-design-shop-embraces-north-carolina-s-rich-history-of-progressive-architecture STITCH design shop embraces North Carolina's rich history of progressive architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-10T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-10T17:05:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this iteration of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we are venturing to North Carolina to talk with <a href="http://archinect.com/STITCHdesignshop" target="_blank">STITCH design shop</a> about what it is like to grow an architectural practice in a small city. Read on to hear how the team of seven is making a name for themselves in Winston-Salem, the city of Art and Innovation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015839/after-being-destroyed-in-a-fire-canadian-firm-patkau-architects-rebuilds-the-temple-of-light After being destroyed in a fire, Canadian-firm Patkau Architects rebuilds the Temple of Light Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-06T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-07-08T16:09:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9pj3nfbynk078rk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Construction is nearing completion on the Temple of Light at the Yasodhara Ashram in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/89243/british-columbia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British Columbia</a>, Canada. Located near Crawford Bay and a visible landmark from Kootenay Lake, the temple was the vision of Swami Radha, a pioneer in the North American yoga movement who completed the original center in 1992.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015561/happy-canada-day-here-s-a-look-at-some-of-our-favorite-practices-from-each-province-and-territory Happy Canada Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite practices from each province and territory Nicholas Korody 2017-07-01T10:21:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T11:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Every July 1, Canadians unite to celebrate their country and its history. Specifically, Canada Day commemorates the merger of what were once three separate colonies&mdash;New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada (contemporary Ontario and Quebec). It was a milestone in the movement from colony to commonwealth to independent country.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150014679/at-ucla-s-year-end-reviews-a-diversity-of-impressive-student-work-makes-for-a-loud-rumble At UCLA's Year-End Reviews, a Diversity of Impressive Student Work Makes for a Loud 'Rumble' Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-28T13:29:00-04:00 >2017-06-29T14:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v6/v6c3uh0by6s5krqf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As summer begins and the academic year comes to a close, all the rooms and narrow corridors of <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" target="_blank">UCLA</a>&rsquo;s Perloff Hall are overflowing with models and drawings, celebrating the hard work of the students with the annual exhibition-style event, Rumble.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013588/with-ways-of-life-19-architects-reimagine-what-it-means-to-live-and-work-in-nature With 'Ways of Life,' 19 Architects Reimagine What It Means to Live and Work in Nature Nicholas Korody 2017-06-21T12:30:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T20:23:46-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/ke/ke7zuxuqxtilqghb.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>According to <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323551004578116922977737046" target="_blank">research</a> from 2015, between 35-38% of people do some, if not all, work from home. And, even back in 2009, a <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323551004578116922977737046" target="_blank">study</a> found that 1 in 5 spent two to ten hours working from bed. In short, the way we work and live is changing, as many ditch (or have to ditch) the commuter express for their bedrooms. While Walter Benjamin <a href="https://monoskop.org/images/e/e4/Benjamin_Walter_The_Arcades_Project.pdf" target="_blank">said</a> of the 19th century, &ldquo;for the private citizen, for the first time the living-space became distinguished from the place of work,&rdquo; in the 21st, that distinction is blurring once more. Alongside this, the split between the urban, as loci of labor, and the rural or suburban, as retreat, is complicated.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013518/di-b-do-francis-k-r-s-tree-inspired-serpentine-pavilion-fuses-cultural-african-references-with-british-construction Diébédo Francis Kéré's Tree-Inspired Serpentine Pavilion Fuses Cultural African References with British Construction Laura Mark 2017-06-20T13:41:00-04:00 >2017-06-21T11:46:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/256yqzs9mj3zdqad.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&lsquo;I was inspired by the figure of the tree in the landscape. I wanted to create a gathering space&rsquo;, says <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/891205/di-b-do-francis-k-r" target="_blank">Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> discussing his design for the much anticipated 2017 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/14325/serpentine-pavilion" target="_blank">Serpentine Pavilion</a>.</p> <p>The commission for the Serpentine Gallery&rsquo;s annual summer pavilion will be one that is a game changer for the African architect.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150007877/remix-and-reconfigure-the-radical-cut-up-method-of-lukas-feireiss Remix and Reconfigure: the Radical Cut-Up Method of Lukas Feireiss Nicholas Korody 2017-05-17T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-05-17T12:13:41-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02trjz0curewo0ih.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02trjz0curewo0ih.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02trjz0curewo0ih.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/02/02trjz0curewo0ih.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For all the haranguing and hand-wringing about originality and novelty in the discipline, architecture is, at its core, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150002511/never-meant-to-copy-only-to-surpass-plagiarism-versus-innovation-in-architectural-imitation" target="_blank">a remix practice</a>. Most elements in a building have existed for centuries, and the most celebrated &ldquo;innovations&rdquo; are usually iterations, fundamentally indebted to a concatenation of predecessors. That applies to structure, but also to form. In other words, there is a language of architecture and, like all languages, every utterance is assembled from a pre-existing vocabulary: at once a repetition and a unique assemblage. A peaked roof isn&rsquo;t necessary in sunny California&mdash;but it still signifies &lsquo;home&rsquo;. For Lukas Feireiss, the logic of the remix&mdash;or, in his parlance, the &ldquo;radical cut-up&rdquo;&mdash;has suffused his work to the point that even his practice itself is something of a collage of disciplines, straddling the worlds of design, art, publishing, pedagogy, and curation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150006045/when-a-building-is-not-the-answer When a building is not the answer Julian Gitsham 2017-05-17T06:31:00-04:00 >2017-05-18T14:46:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/resldztpvcf5tvyo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/resldztpvcf5tvyo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/resldztpvcf5tvyo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/resldztpvcf5tvyo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In between the rush from here to there, have you noticed that we&rsquo;re living in the &lsquo;inbetween&rsquo;?</p><p>While technology enables unprecedented levels of connectivity and inclusion, fragmentation abounds as our sense of community, belonging and traditional business models are turned on their heads.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150005614/why-we-re-starting-a-print-magazine-after-20-years-of-publishing-digitally Why we're starting a print magazine after 20 years of publishing digitally Paul Petrunia 2017-05-02T15:31:00-04:00 >2017-05-03T01:56:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svemgu9ym9n5zv9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svemgu9ym9n5zv9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svemgu9ym9n5zv9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svemgu9ym9n5zv9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>When I started Archinect 20 years ago, in the summer of 1997, the internet was still many years away from becoming a replacement for newspapers and magazines. Since then, the media landscape has changed drastically, with most print publications now dedicating the majority of their time and budget to their digital platforms. Today we consume media in a different way than we have ever done in the past, for better or worse. We expect more content, with higher quality, but human nature tends to give in to the quick and gratifying. Journalism has struggled to monetize quality investigations and writing as sites like Buzzfeed have proven that listicles, fun photos, and quick content bites offer a much greater return in dollars and followers.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150004627/from-bjarke-ingels-to-kengo-kuma-ian-gillespie-is-a-developer-that-appreciates-the-value-of-architecture From Bjarke Ingels to Kengo Kuma, Ian Gillespie is a Developer that Appreciates the Value of Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-04-26T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-04-26T20:59:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3tm487x85e04b0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Making the leap from paper to brick and mortar (or from the screen to IRL) tends to require a fair amount of financial support. Back in the old days, that would mean a wealthy patron like a Medici or a Guggenheim. And today&mdash;well, it also usually means a wealthy patron. For big projects, like a <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" target="_blank">BIG</a> tower, they&rsquo;re often developers. But, as every architect knows, few developers actually support innovative design. Enter someone like Ian Gillespie, the founder of <a href="http://westbankcorp.com/" target="_blank">Westbank</a> and the backer of many significant projects by major architects, from <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> to <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6132/kengo-kuma-and-associates" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150002523/frank-gehry-architectural-education-and-the-future-of-prisons Frank Gehry, Architectural Education, and the “Future of Prisons” Leo Shaw 2017-04-12T11:20:00-04:00 >2017-04-12T19:13:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fx/fxlhm5wepcg1y969.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Last week the Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper reported that <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" target="_blank">Frank Gehry</a>, the 88-year old superstar of American architecture, is teaching a course at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> this spring entitled &ldquo;The Future of Prison.&rdquo;</p><p>To denizens of architecture Twitter, which has specialized in outrage over the past several months, the news seemed like a bad April Fool&rsquo;s joke. Even the course description had the tone-deaf optimism of a Silicon Valley pitch line, asking &ldquo;emerging architects to break free of current conventions and re-imagine what we now refer to as &lsquo;prison&rsquo; for a new era.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150000966/review-the-japanese-house-architecture-and-life-after-1945-at-barbican-centre Review: The Japanese House Architecture and Life after 1945 at Barbican Centre Grace Quah 2017-04-05T11:29:00-04:00 >2017-04-05T11:29:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9r/9rmsg2p8ork0tscj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The home continues to play a central role in contemporary Japanese architecture. This year, the Barbican has put together an exhibition that documents the development of post-war Japanese domestic architecture, from the traditional to the modern, drawing on the work of over 40 Japanese architects from the past 70 years.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149999697/from-the-farnsworth-to-wikileaks-metahaven-on-transparency-propaganda-and-design From the Farnsworth to Wikileaks: Metahaven on Transparency, Propaganda and Design Nicholas Korody 2017-03-30T06:15:00-04:00 >2017-03-30T12:10:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/ur0yoawxbv0aylbg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/ur0yoawxbv0aylbg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/ur0yoawxbv0aylbg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ur/ur0yoawxbv0aylbg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Where are we? Somewhere in Eastern Ukraine, July 18, 2014&mdash;the day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down, killing all 238 passengers as well as the fifteen crew members on board. Later, Russian media would suggest that the shooting was an attempt to assassinate Vladimir Putin; that it was shot down by Ukrainians by mistake; that Ukrainian air traffic controllers had intentionally misdirected the plane over a war zone; that it was an attempt to smear the pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. Other stories spread: the plane was filled with 100 AIDS researchers or already-dead bodies and explosives. Eventually, the news cycle moved on.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149997413/bridging-cross-disciplinary-boundaries-with-la-m-s Bridging Cross-Disciplinary Boundaries with LA-Más Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-27T12:09:00-04:00 >2017-03-27T12:10:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpqeoffmlsox9jlu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpqeoffmlsox9jlu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpqeoffmlsox9jlu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wp/wpqeoffmlsox9jlu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Architecture has always been a discipline with undefined boundaries and shifting points of focus, which typifies the work of this week's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, the cross-disciplinary non-profit <a href="https://www.mas.la/" target="_blank">LA-M&aacute;s</a>. Self-positioned as an urban design organization, the seven-member team&mdash;comprised of&nbsp;architects, graphic designers, urban planners, and community organizers&mdash;uses policy and architecture to help marginalized communities shape their neighborhoods and their future.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149995194/new-bureau-spectacular-exhibition-at-sfmoma-explores-the-narrative-properties-of-architecture New Bureau Spectacular Exhibition at SFMOMA Explores the Narrative Properties of Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-03-06T12:56:00-05:00 >2017-03-28T17:33:58-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k7/k77xeiixitfxeoqv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k7/k77xeiixitfxeoqv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k7/k77xeiixitfxeoqv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k7/k77xeiixitfxeoqv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>At a moment of social stratification and increasingly bitter divisions, a timely new <a href="https://www.sfmoma.org/exhibition/bureau-spectacular/" target="_blank">exhibit</a> at <a href="https://www.sfmoma.org/" target="_blank">SFMOMA</a> by <a href="http://bureau-spectacular.net/" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> celebrates an architecture of egalitarianism. The exhibition, titled&nbsp;<em>i</em><em>nsideoutsidebetweenbeyond</em>, showcases the studio&rsquo;s drawings alongside a comic, <em>When I Grow Up</em>, and five three-dimensional models that explore &ldquo;the communal aspect of urban life through surrealistic forms and situations.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149994771/phil-freelon-on-engaging-with-black-history-through-architecture Phil Freelon on Engaging with Black History Through Architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-03-02T17:04:00-05:00 >2017-03-02T17:04:31-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ss/ssdcivymcvq1j882.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ss/ssdcivymcvq1j882.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ss/ssdcivymcvq1j882.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ss/ssdcivymcvq1j882.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>From translating historic iron latticework into a digitally-produced fa&ccedil;ade to ensuring LEED certification, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94941597/freelon-group-bought-by-perkins-will" target="_blank">Phil Freelon</a> played a pivotal, and perhaps under-recognized, role in the creation of the critically-acclaimed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/767550/national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149988793/cutting-a-rug-making-the-abstract-tangible-with-urban-fabric-elena-manferdini-s-building-portraits-area-rugs Cutting a Rug: Making the Abstract Tangible With Urban Fabric + Elena Manferdini's "Building Portraits" area rugs Julia Ingalls 2017-02-10T12:13:00-05:00 >2017-02-10T12:35:33-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10003ltkasvpv70e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10003ltkasvpv70e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10003ltkasvpv70e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10003ltkasvpv70e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>After the success of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/117968112/upstarts-four-o-nine-architecture-and-design" target="_blank">Four O Nine&rsquo;s &ldquo;Urban Fabric&rdquo; rugs</a>, the firm has partnered with designer Elena Manferdini to create &ldquo;Building Portraits,&rdquo; a series of limited-edition area rugs that incorporate riffs on Miesian patterns and city grids with more abstract impressions of urbanity. The result, as unveiled in an opening in L.A.&rsquo;s Chinatown on January 27th, is a mesmerizing blend of texture and architectural imagination.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149979051/renovating-my-religion-johnson-fain-updates-philip-johnson-s-crystal-cathedral Renovating My Religion: Johnson Fain Updates Philip Johnson's Crystal Cathedral Julia Ingalls 2016-12-05T12:06:00-05:00 >2016-12-06T14:43:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/feiazoobgb8gm03r.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/feiazoobgb8gm03r.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/feiazoobgb8gm03r.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/feiazoobgb8gm03r.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>How does one design tangible structures for that most intangible of qualities, faith? More to the point: how does one renovate an existing place of worship to suit a new dogma? Johnson Fain&rsquo;s renovation of Philip Johnson and John Burgee&rsquo;s Crystal Cathedral is the culmination of metaphor, media, and the historical Christian tradition of repurposing.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149979050/the-short-life-and-bitter-end-to-munich-s-yellow-submarine The Short Life and Bitter End to Munich's 'Yellow Submarine' Julia Ingalls 2016-11-26T12:26:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T12:30:16-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4qlz1dxssbxei9s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4qlz1dxssbxei9s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4qlz1dxssbxei9s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x4/x4qlz1dxssbxei9s.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Made of 16 bathtubs with specially installed portholes, 'Yellow Submarine' was a hotel room/political housing statement, and one of the 24-winning designs in the&nbsp;2015 Shabbyshabby Apartments competition.&nbsp;Created by the Glasgow-based and Lithuanian-staffed collective Urban Restart along with Kurt Cleary, the design is purposefully referred to in the past tense: only two days after it was erected in Munich, it was destroyed. This prompted speculation that vandals, or right-wing extremists opposed to refugees, were responsible.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149979644/architecture-2030-s-ed-mazria-outlines-an-environmentally-responsible-plan-for-the-architecture-and-design-industries Architecture 2030's Ed Mazria outlines an environmentally-responsible plan for the architecture and design industries Archinect 2016-11-21T13:17:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T20:38:30-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o1/o1vfrzdou1zsm8fi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong>A Sleeping Giant Awakens</strong><br>The election of Donald Trump, and <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">a hastily composed (and later retracted) post-election statement by the American Institute of Architects </a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" target="_blank">(AIA)</a>, has galvanized the U.S. design community. After much soul-searching prompted by anxiety and anger, architects and our allied design and planning professionals have articulated a vibrant vision for themselves and their profession.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149979133/max-friedlander-s-wind-inhabitor-goes-wherever-the-weather-takes-it Max Friedlander's "Wind Inhabitor" Goes Wherever the Weather Takes It Nicholas Korody 2016-11-18T14:25:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T19:31:36-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4ecy9bxven3cs8g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4ecy9bxven3cs8g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4ecy9bxven3cs8g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b4ecy9bxven3cs8g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A building fails when it falls victim to the elements. Stability, or <em>firmatis</em>, is the least common denominator of architecture: the first in Vitruvius&rsquo; Triad and the least contested. We want our buildings anchored to the ground, resilient against storms and seasons. But what would be the experience of an inverse architecture: a structure that could catch the wind?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149976858/faulders-studio-s-wynwood-facade-highlights-street-art-in-miami-s-dynamic-parking-structure-scene Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene Julia Ingalls 2016-11-10T13:59:00-05:00 >2016-11-27T21:20:22-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6cb732b54kucuw5.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6cb732b54kucuw5.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6cb732b54kucuw5.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p6/p6cb732b54kucuw5.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>An eight-story parking garage and mixed-use office building becomes an ever-changing reflection of its street art surroundings with Faulders Studio's modifiable Wynwood Facade.</p>