Archinect - Features 2018-11-19T05:21:43-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150092343/the-negative-spaces-of-domesticity The Negative Spaces of Domesticity Anthony Morey 2018-10-24T11:32:00-04:00 >2018-10-24T11:36:02-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/9532cd943188f7e0c04680a5e56ca8b2.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 English artist, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150019307/artist-rachel-whiteread-creates-two-ghost-cabins-in-the-desert-outside-of-los-angeles" target="_blank">Rachel Whiteread</a>. Whiteread was the first female artist to win the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6491/forensic-architecture-among-2018-turner-prize-nominees" target="_blank">Turner Prize</a> in 1993.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150089008/cooking-sections-explains-their-efforts-to-adapt-to-changing-ecosystems-through-food-and-architecture Cooking Sections Explains Their Efforts to Adapt to Changing Ecosystems Through Food and Architecture Archinect 2018-10-04T09:10:00-04:00 >2018-10-03T11:02:34-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/47/47c09f45a18344c82f1311b70a571e7c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>At low tide, a cluster of cages emerge from beneath the recessing waters of Loch Portree. The emptying water gives way to a rocky floor, and with the addition of cushions, the familiar infrastructure of oyster farming in aquaculture is elevated beyond a site for collection to a site of exchange. Facilitating this transformation are Alon Schwabe and Daniel Fern&aacute;ndez Pascual of the London-based studio <a href="http://www.cooking-sections.com/" target="_blank">Cooking Sections</a>, who have created this lightweight <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/659335/architectural-installation" target="_blank">architectural installation</a> to examine the changing nature of these waters due to historical forms of aquaculture, and to reimagine their potential future. At the installation, the duo leads a series of performative tastings showcasing the preparation of various bivalves and seaweeds to a group of Scottish locals from the Island of Skye.<em> CLIMAVORE: On Tidal Zones</em> is both performance project and a form of responsive eating&mdash;a model Schwabe and Fern&aacute;ndez have developed as a possible method for adaptation to the precarious conditions of clim...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150088018/skateboarding-as-city-mapping-talks-on-cities-skateboarding-and-identity Skateboarding as City Mapping. Talks on Cities, Skateboarding and Identity. Anthony Morey 2018-09-26T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-26T13:24:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cb/cbb84bf33e2fdde452a13c5b8ad65f18.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a 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>In this outing, we take a look at skateboarding and its impact on city development.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150086092/cut-copy-paste-one-in-a-million-cut-copy-paste Cut. Copy. Paste. One in a Million. Cut. Copy. Paste. Yoonjee Koh 2018-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T19:12:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ad3f8a7e4e2b0519b4c38c1a26d495a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/yoonjeekoh" target="_blank">Yoonjee Koh</a>. Yoonjee Koh is the Director of Intermediate Architecture Studios and full time faculty member at The <a href="https://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150084504/re-educational-complacency-serious-misunderstandings RE: Educational Complacency & Serious Misunderstandings Patrick Geske 2018-09-06T13:31:00-04:00 >2018-09-16T17:03:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3d2707e5be53a46b077b08984a52f01f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In last week&rsquo;s article, &ldquo;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150078321/has-educational-complacency-diminished-today-s-discourse" target="_blank">Has Educational Complacency Diminished Today's Discourse?</a>,&rdquo; an uncredited image of my&nbsp;thesis&nbsp;project was completely taken out of context and written about in a way that severely mischaracterizes the nature of my thesis.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080009/the-venice-biennale-swamp-pavilion-part-ii-futurity-island The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part II: Futurity Island Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-04T13:27:00-04:00 >2018-09-08T20:18:48-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6aa87fc19bdbc9a089c9f9dc448577d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Earlier this month, we featured the first week of events from the Venice Biennale's <a href="http://www.swamp.lt" target="_blank">Swamp School</a>: <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150076761/the-venice-biennale-swamp-pavilion-part-i-swamp-radio" target="_blank">Swamp Radio</a>,&nbsp;a series of acoustic space explorations, radio experiments, environmental sound recordings and data sonification.&nbsp;</p> <p>Futurity Island, the Swamp School's second week of events, was held from June 25th to the 30th. It provided its participants with a space and a series of field trips to speculate on urban and material futures and imagine radically new forms of&nbsp;inderdisciplinarity. Given the recent news of Miami's precarious fate as well as that of other coastal cities and islands, the discussions that took place seemed especially apt.&nbsp;</p> <p>Given the urgency of collective response, the organizers of the Swamp School,&nbsp;Gediminas Urbonas and Nomeda Urbonas, intended to inspire a single question among its participants: "how can we co-live with the swamp?"</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080221/from-a-b-at-yale-to-a-built-memorial-maya-lin-s-vietnam-memorial From a B at Yale to a Built Memorial: Maya Lin's Vietnam Memorial Anthony Morey 2018-08-31T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T13:15:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33a48b6391b1c1009e99ed34c920e278.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/150079815/soapbox-jeffrey-kipnis Soapbox: Jeffrey Kipnis Anthony Morey 2018-08-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-01T14:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b90d1513775875afc517a7666ec21d5.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/150076761/the-venice-biennale-swamp-pavilion-part-i-swamp-radio The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part I: Swamp Radio Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-08-15T13:36:00-04:00 >2018-09-23T15:35:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c983c10f1157542aff5c69935b40e046.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Though Venice has been the home of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" target="_blank">the eponymous Biennale</a> since 1895 and the site of Western trade since roughly 400 AD, its longer history as a swamp is often overlooked. Its parcel of land and sea in Northeast Italy is notably hot, humid and rife with mosquitos, and has been since time immemorial.&nbsp;The ecosystems that depends on its swampy soil and vapor are threatened by human settlement, which has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in modern history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.swamp.lt" target="_blank">The Swamp Pavilion</a>, Lithuania's contribution to the 2018 Venice Biennale,&nbsp;is a networked effort to highlight the intersection of human and natural history present in Venice in the middle of what is commonly referred to as the 'Anthropocene.' Organized by Gediminas Urbonas and Nomeda Urbonas, the Swamp School has developed new theories and pedagogies in the format of a 'school,' through public interventions, field trips, workshops, lectures, discussions, chat channels and printed publications.</p> <p>Its first of three inst...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075832/soapbox-psychotherapy Soapbox: Psychotherapy Anthony Morey 2018-08-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T01:26:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cc6ca96b7b942022124a6b0facdef5bb.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/150071962/if-architects-don-t-attempt-to-maintain-social-and-public-relevance-i-m-not-certain-what-we-are-doing-a-conversation-with-lola-sheppard "If architects don’t attempt to maintain social and public relevance, I’m not certain what we are doing," a conversation with Lola Sheppard Eric Baldwin 2018-07-06T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-05T15:15:36-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/21/212d54722a5e208602adc45596d68a63.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Looking to the future, <em>Designing Practice</em> is a series that explores how the practice of architecture can evolve in the 21st century. Framed by contemporary conditions, the series asks architects and designers to consider the discipline&rsquo;s broader context and imagine new models for moving architecture forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment, we talk with architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/249596/lola-sheppard" target="_blank">Lola Sheppard</a>, partner at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/77454303/lateral-office" target="_blank">Lateral Office</a>, and her approach to the discipline as it reaches across multiple scales, thinking through temporal, social and territorial implications of a project.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150067108/from-the-ground-up-andrea-palladio From the Ground Up: Andrea Palladio Anthony Morey 2018-06-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-01T01:06:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50bb22b1c0c5db764c3f0361c3704859.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/edit_feature/150048224" 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/150063702/redesigning-las-vegas-entertainment-architecture-for-the-experience-economy Redesigning Las Vegas: Entertainment Architecture for the Experience Economy Hannah Wood 2018-05-10T10:09:00-04:00 >2018-09-10T11:31:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1v/1v7txeos7y8ngsd8.gif" border="0" /><p>While Las Vegas is as popular as ever, visitors are spending less time on the casino floor. According to a <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-05/report-las-vegas-draws-more-millennial-first-time-visitors" target="_blank">recent report</a>, gambling time now totals 1.9 hours during an entire stay in Vegas, an hour less than in 2015 and over two hours less than twenty years ago. This change is being driven almost entirely by the younger generation who are spending just 8.5 percent of their income on gambling compared to the <a href="http://intraweb.stockton.edu/eyos/business/content/docs/LIGHT/Millenial%20Entertainment%20Preferences%20-%20FINAL%20REPORT.pdf" target="_blank">23.5% spent by their parents</a>. The American entertainment industry has therefore made it a top priority to grab, and keep, the attention of the millennial market.</p> <p>What does a less gambling-centric future mean for cities like Las Vegas? This month&rsquo;s feature takes you on a virtual tour of The Strip to investigate a selection of new experience-driven, &lsquo;Instagram-ready&rsquo; architecture projects commissioned by the top entertainment conglomerates. I check in with Stefan Al, architect and associate professor of Urban Design at the <a href="https://archinect.com/penndesign" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a> and author of &lsquo;<a href="http://www.stefanal.com/the-strip" target="_blank">The Strip: Las Veg...</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150052196/new-ground-ii-countryside-2030 New Ground II: Countryside 2030 Hannah Wood 2018-02-28T12:56:00-05:00 >2018-04-16T06:43:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7uj7capmkiok6vem.gif" border="0" /><p>New Ground II, the second installment of Archinect&rsquo;s two-part feature series on the contemporary countryside, is playfully set in rural California in the year 2030. Certain trends Christine Bjerke and I dug into in last month&rsquo;s feature, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150047669/new-ground-i-advancing-the-countryside" target="_blank">New Ground I: Advancing the Countryside</a>, have been extrapolated to present a future pastoral landscape, recognizable yet markedly different than that which we might encounter today. We discuss this future outlook with <a href="http://www.bratton.info/" target="_blank">Benjamin Bratton</a>, director of the <a href="http://designgeopolitics.org/" target="_blank">Center for Design and Geopolitics</a> at the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/2790184/university-of-california-san-diego" target="_blank">University of California, San Diego</a> and author of <a href="http://amzn.to/2otT7Kv" target="_blank">The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty</a> and Martin Abell from the agricultural robotics firm <a href="http://www.precisiondecisions.co.uk/" target="_blank">Precision Decisions</a>, the first company to farm a field without human intervention.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150050046/how-6-successful-women-in-architecture-planning-and-engineering-joined-forces-to-win-the-cambridge-to-oxford-connection-ideas-competition How 6 Successful Women in Architecture, Planning, and Engineering Joined Forces to Win "The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition" Ellen Hancock 2018-02-19T15:48:00-05:00 >2018-07-13T15:15:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j1/j1exjl3s0hhdum4v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The VeloCity team met through <a href="http://clubpeloton.org/pedelle-faqs/" target="_blank">PedElle</a>, a charity cycling endurance event open to female riders working in the property industry. Each successful in their own right, they decided they wanted to work together combining their expertise in architecture, design, engineering and town planning - a place-making competition developing the corridor that spans Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Oxford, seemed the perfect opportunity.&nbsp;</p> <p>I recently met with the team to find out more about how they work together collaboratively and what made their entry stand out. Since we met they have gone on to win the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150040676/velocity-win-the-cambridge-to-oxford-connection-ideas-competition" target="_blank">'The Cambridge to Oxford Connection: Ideas Competition'</a>, cementing their exciting future working together. </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/150047669/new-ground-i-advancing-the-countryside New Ground I: Advancing the Countryside Hannah Wood 2018-01-31T09:50:00-05:00 >2018-04-16T06:47:41-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ji/jikmnrkcbcmu85w6.gif" border="0" /><p>Across the urbanized world, the contemporary countryside is a paradox. While media attention is absorbed by the city, many rural regions are experiencing accelerating change due to increased automation, the emergence of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/105801/megastructure" target="_blank">megastructures</a> and new self-learning systems, all of which are reshaping the terrain. The divisive political events of 2017 exhibited just how much today&rsquo;s countryside has grown apart from the city both ideologically and spatially. To kick off 2018, in New Ground I, the first of a two-part feature series co-authored with <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149999813/between-the-home-and-the-market-an-interview-with-christine-bjerke-from-next-up-floating-worlds" target="_blank">Christine Bjerke</a> from <a href="http://www.inbetweeneconomies.net/" target="_blank">In-Between Economies</a>, we will briefly explore a selection of major shifts that have influenced how the countryside operates today. We check in with rural demographer and sociologist <a href="https://www.unh.edu/unhtoday/expert/johnson-kenneth" target="_blank">Ken Johnson</a> from the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/5099074/university-of-new-hampshire" target="_blank">University of New Hampshire</a> and Ivan Sergejev, an architect exploring the potential of the data center typology. In addition, will be tapping into the latest research from international architecture practice <a href="http://oma.eu/office" target="_blank">OMA*AMO</a>, who have bee...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015235/iconic-buildings-i-am-an-architect-at-the-sagrada-familia-barcelona Iconic Buildings: I am an Architect at the Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Ellen Hancock 2018-01-24T12:29:00-05:00 >2018-01-24T15:21:01-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uv/uvzhk3nf0hd4l8fq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our new series&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.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;</p> <p>This time, we got the opportunity to visit the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4582/sagrada-familia" target="_blank">Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia</a>, one of the most iconic buildings in the world, still being built despite construction starting over 135 years ago. At the time of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4579/gaudi" target="_blank">Gaud&iacute;</a>'s death, less than a quarter of the project was complete, finally the project is <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/69268266/130-years-later-modern-software-helps-complete-gaudi-s-architectural-masterpiece" target="_blank">scheduled to be finished</a> in 2026 marking the centenary of his death.&nbsp;</p> <p>We spoke to David Puig, an architect at the Sagrada Fam&iacute;lia in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12026/barcelona" target="_blank">Barcelona</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023130/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-4-december-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 4 December 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-12-04T04:30:00-05:00 >2017-12-04T05:58:09-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I will be eternally grateful to Archinect for asking me to write these pieces as it has encouraged me to read more column inches on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/844864/brexit-diaries" target="_blank">Brexit</a> than I otherwise would and to consider the wider issues. I must admit, it looks like a mess.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031973/happy-indigenous-peoples-day-here-s-a-look-at-some-of-our-favorite-contemporary-practices-led-by-indigenous-architects Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite contemporary practices led by Indigenous Architects Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-09T10:06:00-04:00 >2017-10-07T10:16:39-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qq/qqcicriqerfgla2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This year, LA County made the long overdue choice to have the second Monday of October officially observed as Indigenous Peoples' Day. As a&nbsp;counter to the controversial Columbus Day, celebrated nationally on the same day, the shift redirects the holiday's focus on the land's original inhabitants and their many contributions.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150030602/collaboration-and-poetic-rigour-celebrating-the-rising-stars-of-irish-architecture Collaboration and Poetic Rigour - Celebrating the 'Rising Stars of Irish Architecture' David Capener 2017-10-04T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-10-06T06:55:49-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j2/j2svj63vr2pzak9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>There is a poetic rigour to the work of the practices I interviewed for my Irish Times piece: <em><a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/if-you-re-building-it-they-will-come-ireland-s-new-architects-1.3229147" target="_blank">The Rising Stars of Irish Architecture</a></em>. I&rsquo;d spent all day &mdash; from my in-car interview with Douglas Carson, stuck in traffic on the City Quay, to Laurence Lord&rsquo;s fascinating five minute cultural history of rural Irish housing &mdash; trying to avoid using the word &lsquo;poetic&rsquo;; I feared the cliche.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150006417/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-serpentine-galleries-london Iconic Buildings: I work at the Serpentine Galleries, London Ellen Hancock 2017-09-27T04:14:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vz/vzg0hgxtpyep9gr9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our series&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.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>In the spring, before this year's Serpentine Pavilion designed by <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150013518/di-b-do-francis-k-r-s-tree-inspired-serpentine-pavilion-fuses-cultural-african-references-with-british-construction" target="_blank">Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a> was installed, we went to visit Mike Gaughan who is Gallery Manager at the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026631/rethinking-frank-lloyd-wright-thoughts-from-a-trip-through-the-rustbelt Rethinking Frank Lloyd Wright: Thoughts from a trip through the Rustbelt Hannah Wood 2017-09-07T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3s/3shzwaoooukngxvk.gif" border="0" /><p>While in New York this July I visited&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/12967/moma" target="_blank">MoMA</a>&rsquo;s retrospective of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>, &lsquo;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives" target="_blank">Unpacking the Archive</a>&rsquo;, an extensive collection of Wright&rsquo;s production to celebrate his 150 year anniversary. Despite his revered position as America&rsquo;s prot&eacute;g&eacute; architect and seminal figure&mdash;and having studied his work in the past&mdash;a number of surprising and unexpected thoughts from the show stuck with me during my subsequent month-long journey through the American Midwest. Both a pioneer of radical experimentation and a deep-rooted member of the status quo, Wright&rsquo;s projects draw from many cultural histories and are, at times, divisive. But is it time the architecture press retires from reinventing Frank Lloyd Wright, the tireless self-publicist, and instead focuses the spotlight elsewhere? I discuss my thoughts with architect, cultural historian and Wright scholar&nbsp;<a href="https://www.arch.columbia.edu/faculty/34-mabel-o-wilson" target="_blank">Mabel O. Wilson</a>, who currently teaches architectural history and theory at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia GSAAP</a>.</p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/150023313/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-hepworth-wakefield Iconic Buildings: I work at The Hepworth Wakefield Ellen Hancock 2017-08-31T05:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/km/kmqf40ajryptymej.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For our series&nbsp;<a href="http://uk.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;</p> <p>This time, we interviewed Kirsty Fountain who is the Executive Assistant to the directors at The Hepworth Wakefield in West Yorkshire.</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 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kk/kkoepjv80nbesaak.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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/150023134/the-return-of-the-master-builder The Return of the Master Builder? Peter Murray 2017-08-21T05:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-21T15:24:30-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Following the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank">Grenfell Tower disaster</a>, Marc Vlessing, CEO of London residential developer <a href="https://www.pocketliving.com/" target="_blank">Pocket</a>, was speaking at a NLA Sounding Board meeting. Dutch-born Vlessing stated that for an objective view of such issues he often turned to the European press. Newspapers in Germany and the Netherlands, he said, immediately suggested that the cause of the tragic fire lay in the tendency of the UK construction industry to continually sub-contract risk.</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 src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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/150015975/what-we-do-as-architects-is-not-neutral-it-is-political What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political David Capener 2017-07-05T05:30:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f7ulbsdcvyw513uc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I started writing this on the 13th of June. It was going to be a piece on the importance of critical engagement for sole or small practitioners. Thoughts on why, generally, as architects, we don't engage with other practices as much as we should; why it is important to do so; and to tell you about something we did here in Belfast to begin to explore how we might address this issue. Then, on the morning of the 14th of June, we all woke up to the news. The pictures. Smartphone footage. Tweets. Stories. Silhouettes of ghostly figures standing in smoke-filled rooms behind double glazed windows. The recordings of firefighters as they first saw the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank">24-storey, 67m high building</a> that moments later they would be entering &mdash; &ldquo;Fuck me, there&rsquo;s children in there, there&rsquo;s fucking children in there&rdquo;. The numbers; statistics; faces of missing loved ones and the beginnings of public displays of collective grief soon to be followed by anger and protests.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015435/why-not-london Why Not London? Peter Murray 2017-07-03T04:30:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>"Why not London?" I kept asking myself as I wandered round the spectacular opening reception of the spectacular <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters" target="_blank">HQ of the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid</a>. Housed in the former Turkish Embassy building designed by Joaquin Soldana in 1902 the foundation is a treasure trove of Normanalia - early drawings, models, sketches, huge renderings, personal artefacts, bicycle designs and cross country skis. Everything presented in museum-quality perfection. Each room overseen by a uniformed assistant who not only asked you politely not to take photos but also could provide a bi-lingual description of the works on show.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150014524/why-do-we-forget-to-look-back-when-trying-to-move-forward Why do we forget to look back when trying to move forward? Julian Gitsham 2017-06-28T04:45:00-04:00 >2017-06-28T04:42:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yy/yy80xpzhtin6gyj6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>I have recently become a trustee of the <a href="http://www.turnend.org.uk/" target="_blank">Turn End Trust</a>, an organisation which conserves, protects and maintains one of three Grade II listed houses designed and built in the 1960&rsquo;s by the architect Peter Aldington, in the Buckinghamshire village of Haddenham.</p>