Archinect - Features 2018-08-20T16:27:15-04:00 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 >2018-08-16T11:07:08-04:00 <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/150077205/from-dr-dre-to-john-lautner-it-all-started-here-the-panel-house-by-barbara-bestor From Dr. Dre to John Lautner, it all started here. The Panel House by Barbara Bestor. Anthony Morey 2018-08-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8ef3a0f6ad4fd7f814e08dd9c7a907cf.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/150072541/cross-talk-6-wai-think-tank-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: WAI Think Tank on East vs West WAI Think Tank 2018-07-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-10T16:12:06-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d8e2e52dd4449c59060ca5c2d40d6c42.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new 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> 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/150069636/the-medusae-and-the-migrant-ala-tannir-on-the-ecology-of-crisis-in-the-mediterranean The Medusae and the Migrant: Ala Tannir on the Ecology of Crisis in the Mediterranean Nicholas Korody 2018-06-21T11:55:00-04:00 >2018-06-21T13:47:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/105d76d76d4cdd19b9cecc75cde2ae6c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Since the beginning of 2018 alone, 857 people have <a href="https://missingmigrants.iom.int/region/mediterranean" target="_blank">died</a> attempting to cross the Mediterranean &mdash; more than five per day &mdash; fleeing war, political repression, economic hardship, and ecological crises. It is the deadliest migration route in the world. While the internal borders of the European Union have been made increasingly porous since the early 1990&rsquo;s, the external borders have been progressively closed off, leaving the sea as the primary path to asylum. But the waters are rough, and migrants are often crammed on overpacked, unseaworthy vessels by opportunistic smugglers. Armed with remote sensing technologies, policing missions sent by the European states send many boats back. Others sink. Rescues &mdash; mandated by international maritime law &mdash; have become less and less frequent as European countries have instituted a complex set of laws that provide loopholes allowing the abdication of their responsibility. Nearly one in every fifty migrants attempting the journey does not make it.</p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/150068361/vancouver-based-d-arcy-jones-architecture-stays-small-to-maintain-intimacy-with-their-work Vancouver Based D'Arcy Jones Architecture Stays Small to Maintain Intimacy With Their Work Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-06-11T16:30:00-04:00 >2018-06-22T10:28:10-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/72/724ca4c2d32cd31c0bbb8c5cefef44bc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After designing a home for his parents while taking some time away from architecture school, D'Arcy Jones knew he was eager to one day start his own practice. Eventually founded in 2005, his <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/195/vancouver" target="_blank">Vancouver</a> based firm has grown into a 9 person studio producing distinguished architecture that is consistently recognized as some of Canada's best&mdash;in 2017, the firm had the high honor of receiving the AIBC Emerging Firm Award as well as being named&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149995826/d-arcy-jones-architecture-named-raic-2017-emerging-architectural-practice-winner" target="_blank">RAIC's Emerging Architecture Practice</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/25512/d-arcy-jones-design-inc" target="_blank">DJA</a>'s&nbsp;portfolio is comprised mostly of residential projects that are efficient and thoughtful but the team has recently expanded this approach to tackle commercial spaces, art galleries, and larger multi-family housing projects. In the latest&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, Jones discusses this growth and what he sees as a "natural evolution" for the studio.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150067785/recycled-buildings-how-to-design-for-disassembly Recycled Buildings: How to Design for Disassembly Hannah Wood 2018-06-06T09:30:00-04:00 >2018-06-07T10:29:52-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cccc91204cf98dd41b87d7b8b05672b.gif" border="0" /><p>Architecture firms and their clients are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their buildings, from life-cycle performance to the economic and environmental costs of dumping quality used components. According to the<a href="https://cdrecycling.org/about/" target="_blank"> CDRA</a>, over 500 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition materials are produced in the US each year, including concrete, gypsum wallboard, timber and metals, the vast majority of which end up in a landfill. This month&rsquo;s feature asks the question&mdash;what if we designed for disassembly from the beginning? I speak with Anders Lendager from the&nbsp;<a href="https://lendager.com/en/architecture/resource-rows/#materials" target="_blank">Lendager Group</a>, a Danish firm working towards a circular economy by giving upcycled and recycled building materials a new life in their buildings. I also check in with building scientist Bradley Guy, who has been advocating for design for disassembly (DfD) for over twenty years, with the aim to offer outline suggestions for architects to ensure their buildings are ready for the end from the beginni...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150065853/soapbox-american-architecture-now-1980 Soapbox: American Architecture Now (1980) Anthony Morey 2018-05-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-23T15:12:20-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0gk03lt13uszdnzi.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/150064975/from-the-ground-up-shigeru-ban From the Ground Up: Shigeru Ban Anthony Morey 2018-05-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-19T12:01:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rp/rpect5hwe73jcvg5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a>&nbsp;</strong>is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the most formative of hands and the often, surprising shifts that occur on its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious&mdash;and at points, rough&mdash;edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150064332/redlines-clog Redlines: CLOG Anthony Morey 2018-05-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-15T12:12:47-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5g/5gskgejfugts7cwf.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 <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/29902179/clog" target="_blank">CLOG</a>, which was formed in 2011 by Kyle May, Julia van den Hout, PLAYLAB INC., Jacob Reidel, and Human Wu.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150062819/fellow-fellows-linda-zhang Fellow Fellows: Linda Zhang Anthony Morey 2018-05-04T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-03T22:40:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3ux25q8l0kxappcj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption and trend of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. These positions within the academic realm produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence and traditionally within a tight time frame. Fellow Fellows sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both themselves and the discipline at large.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to an otherwise maddening pace of refreshed academics while giving a broad view of the exceptional and breakthrough work being done in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/gallery/150001760/0/syracuse-architecture-awards-2017-2018-boghosian-fellowship-to-linda-zhang" target="_blank">Linda Zhang</a> who is&nbsp;currently the 2017-2018 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/993762/harry-der-boghosian-fellowship" target="_blank">Harry der Boghosian Fellowship</a> at <a href="https://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse University School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150059406/soapbox-social-housing Soapbox: Social Housing Anthony Morey 2018-04-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-11T00:22:02-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cd/cd51hoywk5n6ktye.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/150054796/from-the-ground-up-balkrishna-doshi From the Ground Up: Balkrishna Doshi Anthony Morey 2018-03-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-16T14:08:06-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlngnccmk3kdr3cj.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/150052224/fellow-fellows-zahra-safaverdi Fellow Fellows : Zahra Safaverdi Anthony Morey 2018-03-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-02T01:47:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1n/1n69jxedhuhkq9to.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a></em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. Within this realm, these positions produce a fantastic blend of practice, research, and design influence, traditionally done within a tight time-frame.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both the participants and the discipline at large.&nbsp;It&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to the otherwise maddening pace of revolving academics while giving a broad view of the breakthrough work being done by those who exist in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we speak to&nbsp;Zahra Safaverdi&nbsp;who served as the Harvard GSD's Irving innovation fellow in architecture in 2017.&nbsp;</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/150046409/the-solar-decathlon-competition-showcases-cutting-edge-home-designs-but-will-it-give-us-the-next-high-tech-home The Solar Decathlon Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Home Designs, But Will it Give us the Next High-Tech Home? Nam Henderson 2018-02-08T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-23T18:03:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/een74xsuo55dgi7m.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Having long wanted to attend the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/19773/solar-decathlon" target="_blank">Solar Decathlon</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/338911/u-s-department-of-energy" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Energy</a>&rsquo;s collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses, I was excited to learn last year that it was going to be held in Denver, where I reside. As the event drew closer, I signed up for two volunteer roles, working one shift as a greeter and a few as a docent, in order to attend.</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/150042356/cross-talk-3-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk #3: Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions Anthony Morey 2017-12-26T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6jesewg9gjwhhu7.gif" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040378/soapbox-pedagogy SoapBox: Pedagogy Anthony Morey 2017-12-06T13:15:00-05:00 >2017-12-06T13:19:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qq/qquqyi2yfs4536hj.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/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/150031147/worldarchitectureday-calls-upon-architects-to-respond-to-the-paris-climate-change-agreement #WorldArchitectureDay calls upon architects to respond to the Paris Climate Change Agreement Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-02T19:37:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T19:37:37-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6qoglfr3vvqa0zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The first Monday of October is annually celebrated around the globe as World Day of Architecture. Started back in 2005 by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/459570/international-union-of-architects" target="_blank">the International Union of Architects</a>, the day of celebration was set up with the aim&nbsp;of reminding the world about the collective responsibility of architects in designing our future cities and settlements.&nbsp;</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 src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sw/swe103nb8fk7jamg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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/150017313/recent-wheelwright-recipient-samuel-bravo-discusses-unearthing-the-architectural-vernaculars-of-the-amazonian-region-and-beyond Recent Wheelwright recipient Samuel Bravo discusses unearthing the architectural vernaculars of the Amazonian region and beyond Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-14T11:45:00-04:00 >2017-07-15T14:05:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nq/nq3x1sovhraerbcw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/harvard" target="_blank">Harvard University</a>&nbsp;Graduate School of Design&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010632/samuel-bravo-wins-2017-wheelwright-prize" target="_blank">awarded its coveted 2017 Wheelwright Prize to Chilean architect Samuel Bravo</a> for his proposal <em>Projectless: Architecture of Informal Settlements</em>. His work focuses on the traditional architectures and informal settlements of communities in Chile, Peru, and the Amazonian region. Past projects include organizing community-led rebuilding efforts in earthquake-damaged Chile and designing/constructing a lodge, shamanic center and school for the Shipibo people in the Peruvian Amazon.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150017086/a-modernist-city-in-africa-and-art-deco-buildings-in-china-among-others-get-added-to-unesco-s-world-heritage-list A modernist city in Africa and Art Deco buildings in China, among others, get added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-11T19:51:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T19:51:49-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q3/q3lgf8bbfpbtguke.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The 41st session of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/6771/unesco" target="_blank">UNESCO</a>'s <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/619246/world-heritage-site" target="_blank">World Heritage</a> Committee has been taking place in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/207724/krakow" target="_blank">Krak&oacute;w, Poland</a> since July 2nd. As the meeting comes to a close, the week has resulted in the designation of 21 new sites and five site boundary changes have also been approved.</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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150012180/how-passive-house-design-can-propel-the-clean-energy-transition-in-architecture How Passive House Design Can Propel the Clean Energy Transition in Architecture Zack Semke 2017-06-21T12:04:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z9/z9vnic6r9165bv9j.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With reversals in US climate policy underway and a <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150010451/the-us-is-withdrawing-from-the-paris-agreement-here-s-the-aia-s-response" target="_blank">US exit from the Paris Agreement announced for 2020</a>, it&rsquo;s easy to lose sight of the fact that the clean energy transition is already underway. The potentially exponential forces of market transformation that this transition could release offer real, economics-based cause for hope for the future of the planet.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150010400/designing-for-disaster-before-it-happens-resilient-by-design-seeks-architects Designing for Disaster, Before It Happens: Resilient by Design Seeks Architects Julia Ingalls 2017-06-02T12:41:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tb/tbddz59laoa00utd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Disasters resulting from climate change, such as sea level rise, often cause billions of dollars of damage. In an era when the United States Federal Government has largely withdrawn from climate change policy, San Francisco Bay Area-based Resilient by Design has released a design brief in hopes of assembling ten teams of architects, engineers, designers and experts to help anticipate and design for the needs of the region before massive devastation occurs. So what architects should apply?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149988791/screen-print-49-bracket-ponders-how-architecture-should-respond-in-extreme-times Screen Print #49: "Bracket" ponders how architecture should respond in extreme times Julia Ingalls 2017-01-31T12:11:00-05:00 >2017-02-06T23:40:48-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmp4ich7j1sijtsn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>How can&nbsp;design&nbsp;be productive in chaotic times? In its latest release "At Extremes," the journal&nbsp;<a href="http://brkt.org/" target="_blank"><em>Bracket</em></a>&nbsp;examines the role of architecture in a world in which "extreme" is constantly being redefined.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149987667/climate-change-was-removed-from-whitehouse-gov-today-what-does-this-mean-for-architects Climate change was removed from whitehouse.gov today. What does this mean for architects? Katherine Stege 2017-01-20T17:40:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pq/pqzy7kuv5zo5teba.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Directly following the inauguration of our new 45th president, whitehouse.gov received an overhaul. The most notable change was the complete deletion of the <a href="https://www.whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change" target="_blank">climate change page</a>, which previously housed local, national, and international plans for combating climate change, as well as actions and goals of the previous administration. In this symbolic erasure, the new administration rejects climate change as a critical priority, denies the overwhelming evidence of human contribution to recent warming trends, and turns a blind eye to the critical research, policy, and international collaboration required in safeguarding our environment from significant long-term destruction.</p>