Archinect - Features 2017-12-14T21:29:34-05:00 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" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150038500/social-soup Social Soup Troy Conrad Therrien 2017-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-28T19:39:29-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mg/mgtlcigi12nkddzr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>It&rsquo;s been thought for some time that life emerged from the primordial soup. It now seems that humanity is the product of social soup.</p> <p>Social soup is the bio-cultural-environmental complex of opinions, beliefs, desires, truths, values, myths, grudges, inventions, histories, conspiracies, rumors, plans, protocols, archetypes, dwellings, art, jokes, taboos, and other complex vectors of life woven through our mysterious emotional organic wetware. This mesh is our habitat. We don&rsquo;t dwell in nature; we live amongst each other.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037917/fear-wonder-orienting-ourselves-through-fiction Fear & Wonder: Orienting Ourselves Through Fiction Pierce Myers 2017-11-15T12:31:00-05:00 >2017-11-28T18:51:32-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://sciarc.edu/events/lectures/fear-and-wonder-an-expedition-through-the-landscapes-of-fiction/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear &amp; Wonder</a>&nbsp;was a symposium surrounding the possibilities of world building and pondering of what would be possible and yet, nothing seemed impossible, nothing seemed out of our grasp and in fact, forced us to reckon with how much of our own world we are not aware of.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037908/america-and-the-av-digital-mobility-for-architects America and the AV: Digital Mobility for Architects Hannah Wood 2017-11-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-14T18:00:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0ijsbnid9lckp33.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>American cities and their suburbs were built on innovations in transport technology. The spatial imprint of car ownership is so apparent it led urban activist Jane Jacobs to question whether American cities had in fact been built for people or for cars. In the past five years, a digital-hybrid layer of urban mobility has emerged&mdash;a fleet of autonomous, self-driving, car-pooling, electric vehicles have been set in motion. Google&rsquo;s <a href="https://waymo.com/" target="_blank">Waymo</a> project is now driving 25,000 autonomous miles each week, and the net worth of the automated vehicle (AV) industry is projected at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150019106/lyft-joins-the-race-in-building-its-own-self-driving-technology" target="_blank">$7 trillion</a>. This month I discuss how architects can participate in this emerging technology with architect and Yale professor <a href="http://kellereasterling.com/" target="_blank">Keller Easterling</a> and <a href="http://www.carloratti.com/" target="_blank">Carlo Ratti</a> of <a href="http://senseable.mit.edu/" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s Senseable City Lab</a>. Will the uptake of AV&rsquo;s deter people from public transit, pressurizing motorway expansion, or will we instead create an <a href="http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/151186/switch/" target="_blank">architectural switch</a>, for a smarter, more equitable transport network?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150035104/apple-s-latest-offering-is-a-wood-metal-and-glass-town-square-designed-by-foster-partners Apple's Latest Offering is a Wood, Metal and Glass "Town Square", Designed by Foster + Partners Oliver Beasley 2017-10-25T18:47:00-04:00 >2017-10-30T02:20:02-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqzm8bpgipoy94ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqzm8bpgipoy94ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqzm8bpgipoy94ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqzm8bpgipoy94ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>With the grand opening of Apple&rsquo;s brand new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4611/chicago" target="_blank">Chicago</a> outpost this month, it appears that the tech giant&rsquo;s new line of stores, recently renamed "town squares", has well and truly dropped. We saw a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031305/new-photos-of-the-floating-carbon-fiber-roof-foster-partners-designed-for-apple" target="_blank">sneak peek of their glass curtain wall system and super slim roof lines at the Apple Park</a> this year but it now appears that this is more than just a one-off thing for their big time California HQ; it seems that this is their latest rendition of Apple Architecture, delivered by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031373/working-out-of-the-box-matt-storus-architectural-designer-turned-digital-designer Working out of the Box: Matt Storus, Architectural Designer Turned Digital Designer Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-06T11:48:00-04:00 >2017-10-12T22:22:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ud/udxpiytg0q65x8j6.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ud/udxpiytg0q65x8j6.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ud/udxpiytg0q65x8j6.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ud/udxpiytg0q65x8j6.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<strong>Matt Storus</strong>, who is Head of Design for <a href="https://21.co/" target="_blank">21.co</a>, a leading Bitcoin startup. Simply put, 21.co is a token-based social network, where one earns digital currency by replying to e-mails and completing tasks like surveys. There, Storus&nbsp;guides the design&nbsp;process from the conceptualization of&nbsp;new features&nbsp;to the final product. We spoke with the designer and former architect about leaving the profession. Our conversation also dives into blockchain&mdash;what is it and how could it be used in the field of architecture.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015107/jenny-sabin-discusses-lumen-as-moma-ps1-s-2017-young-architects-program-opens Jenny Sabin Discusses 'Lumen' as MoMA PS1's 2017 Young Architects Program Opens Laura Amaya 2017-06-29T12:08:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/7602obrl6c7zs642.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/7602obrl6c7zs642.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/7602obrl6c7zs642.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/7602obrl6c7zs642.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Jenny Sabin, principal of Jenny Sabin Studio and director of the Sabin Design Lab, has been selected as the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149992863/jenny-e-sabin-is-the-winner-of-moma-ps1-s-2017-young-architects-program" target="_blank">2017 winner of MoMA PS1's annual Young Architects Program</a>, which kicks off today, June 29. Sabin is active in academia and the cultural sphere, often showcasing her work in pavilions and installations like this year&rsquo;s <em>Lumen.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150010244/vision-with-new-lenses-on-designing-with-machine-vision Vision with New Lenses: On Designing with Machine Vision Andrew Witt 2017-06-01T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-06-02T12:38:12-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8x9g7nke7555m4u.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8x9g7nke7555m4u.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8x9g7nke7555m4u.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b8x9g7nke7555m4u.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We increasingly design and inhabit spaces occupied and navigated by both humans and autonomous machines, each with their own unique methods of seeing and sense-making. In this gap between human and machine perception opens a new frontier: how does <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/726631/machine-learning" target="_blank">machine learning</a> transform the vision of the designer?&nbsp;</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/149995618/the-architecture-of-artificial-intelligence The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence Hannah Wood 2017-03-08T12:09:00-05:00 >2017-11-01T17:06:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yoxjo709vtte7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yoxjo709vtte7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yoxjo709vtte7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2y/2yoxjo709vtte7mp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;Let us consider an augmented architect at work. He sits at a working station that has a visual display screen some three feet on a side, this is his working surface, controlled by a computer with which he can communicate by means of small keyboards and various other devices.&rdquo; &ndash; Douglas Engelbart</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149982444/strapping-on-the-sacred-when-religion-enters-virtual-reality Strapping on the Sacred: When Religion Enters Virtual Reality Nicholas Korody 2016-12-15T12:14:00-05:00 >2017-01-14T21:27:26-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3p/3p8b9i88zx0nlw0r.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>A few months ago, I found myself a lone skeptic in a sea of believers at the VR L.A. Expo. I watched heads tilt toward the sky (then the ground, then side to side). I navigated long lines that snaked through a grid of cardboard booths, filled with eager believers awaiting communion not with God but with pixels. I heard the feverish whispers of the prophets of our 2D wilderness (they who consume Soylent instead of locusts and honey). A New World is coming, they said.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149975649/michael-rotondi-s-gamerlab-wants-to-revolutionize-architecture-education-through-gaming Michael Rotondi's GamerLab™ Wants to Revolutionize Architecture Education Through Gaming Nicholas Korody 2016-10-31T15:41:00-04:00 >2016-11-08T00:46:35-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh8kjxbhhsj67ib2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh8kjxbhhsj67ib2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh8kjxbhhsj67ib2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gh/gh8kjxbhhsj67ib2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In a typical media narrative, video games are responsible for social isolation, decreased attention spans, and even violent tendencies. But according to GamerLab&trade;, a new educational platform and pedagogical method developed by the LA-based <a href="http://rotolab.la/" target="_blank">RotoLab</a>, as well as an increasingly large body of research, games can offer major benefits for education, particularly when it comes to architecture.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149972332/c-w-keller-the-family-run-fabricators-working-with-google-and-wework-discuss-the-art-of-streamlining-construction C.W. Keller, the Family-Run Fabricators Working with Google and WeWork, Discuss the Art of Streamlining Construction Aaron Willette 2016-10-06T13:29:00-04:00 >2016-10-11T00:06:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8y6m5rsyi5gdforz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8y6m5rsyi5gdforz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8y6m5rsyi5gdforz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8y/8y6m5rsyi5gdforz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Shawn Keller is the President of C.W. Keller + Associates, an engineering and fabrication company headquartered 45 minutes north of Boston in Plaistow, NH. I&rsquo;ll sheepishly admit that, despite their long history, until a handful of years ago I was only vaguely aware of the office and their work. I first came across them after spending an afternoon at the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion construction site watching formwork go into place, and since then their name has come up with increasing frequency in discussions about fabrication shops really pushing the capabilities of digital tools.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149963842/a-home-that-molds-itself-to-your-memories A home that molds itself to your memories Nicholas Korody 2016-08-18T09:13:00-04:00 >2017-02-28T10:01:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6lmgqrhzacf1zja.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Traces of the past permeate a home, which acts as a sort of repository for memories. Thus, a move is never just a relocation, it&rsquo;s also a departure from the past and its signifiers. But what if houses conformed to our memories rather than the other way around? In <em>The Settlement</em>, a submission to our July <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149954395/open-call-for-submissions-domesticity" target="_blank">open call</a>, Noah Gotlib and Pica Limbaseanu propose a future where a family &ldquo;will soon be able to experience everything within the confines of the home, yet part with nothing.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149961834/design-as-quantification-what-if-buildings-could-talk Design as quantification: what if buildings could talk? Carlo Bailey 2016-08-11T09:47:00-04:00 >2016-09-20T15:10:22-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jobz0h0z3l5lb6gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jobz0h0z3l5lb6gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jobz0h0z3l5lb6gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jobz0h0z3l5lb6gq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The AEC industry can be understood by the information flows and communication facilities that exist within it. Just as the acronym groups three seemingly separate entities under the banner of a single&nbsp;industry, as designers, we must communicate and interpret information across disciplinary boundaries&mdash;to engineers, contractors, partners, clients, press, so on.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149955321/the-whistleblower-architects-surveillance-infrastructure-and-freedom-of-information-according-to-cryptome-part-1 The Whistleblower Architects: surveillance, infrastructure, and freedom of information according to Cryptome (part 1) Nicholas Korody 2016-07-05T08:36:00-04:00 >2016-07-15T01:18:53-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wa597k5wcnwhjen.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wa597k5wcnwhjen.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wa597k5wcnwhjen.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4w/4wa597k5wcnwhjen.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Architects are no strangers to controversy, but few have had their work called a &ldquo;tip off [to] terrorists,&rdquo; as <em>The</em> <em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;once <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/29/nyregion/mapping-natural-gas-lines-advise-the-public-tip-off-the-terrorists.html" target="_blank">described</a> Deborah Natsios and John Young&rsquo;s twenty year old project, <a href="http://cryptome.org/" target="_blank">Cryptome</a>. Then again, few architects devote their time to disclosing government secrets, from the internal emails of Wikileaks to lists of alleged former members of the Stasi.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149951908/getsafe-a-beginner-s-guide-to-cybersecurity-for-architects #GetSafe: a beginner's guide to cybersecurity for architects Nicholas Korody 2016-06-16T14:59:00-04:00 >2016-06-20T13:14:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6at4yp8tpdqzqh2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6at4yp8tpdqzqh2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6at4yp8tpdqzqh2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6a/6at4yp8tpdqzqh2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Cybersecurity: you hear about it often, but assume it doesn&rsquo;t really concern you. You have nothing to hide, right? And, besides, why would someone hack <em>you</em> of all people? Or your firm?&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149940803/tectr-tinder-for-architecture Tectr: Tinder for architecture? Julia Ingalls 2016-04-29T10:45:00-04:00 >2016-05-03T08:33:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wtfq5m8j190vsh6v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wtfq5m8j190vsh6v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wtfq5m8j190vsh6v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wt/wtfq5m8j190vsh6v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>If you've ever blushed at the veiny ridges of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a>, or wanted to trace the outer lip of the now shuttered design for the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132101061/zaha-s-tokyo-olympic-stadium-cancelled-abe-calls-for-a-redesign-from-scratch" target="_blank">Tokyo Olympic Stadium</a>, Tectr may be for you. The 18+, NSFW experimental dating/hookup game, designed by Silverstring Media, pairs users with architectural structures, from empty foyers to ramrod straight skyscrapers.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149938601/architectural-panel-tape-proves-its-strength-with-spf-architects-double-stick-project Architectural panel tape proves its strength with SPF:architects' Double Stick project Alexis Petrunia 2016-04-09T10:49:00-04:00 >2016-04-18T00:04:01-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tg/tge31qrgfxs1lgrm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tg/tge31qrgfxs1lgrm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tg/tge31qrgfxs1lgrm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/tg/tge31qrgfxs1lgrm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The &ldquo;Double Stick&rdquo; residence comes by its name honestly. With an impressive anodized aluminum fa&ccedil;ade held in place by a high performance, two-sided architectural panel tape, this 5,000-square-foot single-family dwelling designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>&nbsp;is a stellar expression of modern design and engineering.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/146286029/this-augmented-reality-helmet-could-revolutionize-the-construction-site This augmented reality helmet could revolutionize the construction site Nicholas Korody 2016-01-26T12:46:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:08:38-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh41mhlrv47w6tr5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh41mhlrv47w6tr5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh41mhlrv47w6tr5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/dh/dh41mhlrv47w6tr5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Decades of sci-fi movies have made it hard to imagine a future without <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87089321/spacemaker-vr-lets-designers-walk-through-their-own-3d-creations" target="_blank">augmented reality</a>. Yet besides the largely fizzled-out promise of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39236405/google-glasses-adding-a-virtual-layer-to-the-physical-environment" target="_blank">Google Glass</a>, little headway seems to have been made integrating digitally-enhanced vision into everyday life. That might be about to change, at least according to the folks over at Daqri, a Los Angeles-based &ldquo;human-machine interface company.&rdquo; Their recently-announced &ldquo;Smart Helmet&rdquo; is billed as the the &ldquo;biggest makeover&rdquo; the construction helmet has had in its history.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/146212120/rendered-reality-the-vr-journalism-of-emblematic-group Rendered reality: the VR journalism of Emblematic Group Nicholas Korody 2016-01-25T11:15:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:03:36-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96l34flqiylfpbdv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96l34flqiylfpbdv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96l34flqiylfpbdv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/96/96l34flqiylfpbdv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;We took all the 911 phone calls &ndash; because this is all we know, I mean everyone is conjecturing and everything, but this is all we know &ndash; and we animated them,&rdquo; explained Michael Licht, co-founder and executive producer for the <a href="http://www.emblematicgroup.com/" target="_blank">Emblematic Group</a>, sitting in his Santa Monica laboratory. Helmed by Licht and the journalist Nonny de la Pe&ntilde;a, the Group has pioneered the use of virtual reality technologies for journalism, using original audio and other information from real events as the source material for virtual reconstructions.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/142362067/matters-of-scale-mass-an-interview-with-jim-durham-of-quarra-stone Matters of Scale: Mass – an interview with Jim Durham of Quarra Stone Aaron Willette 2015-12-11T20:58:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T13:38:14-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xx/xxq8d9yqbor7123e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xx/xxq8d9yqbor7123e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xx/xxq8d9yqbor7123e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xx/xxq8d9yqbor7123e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Quarra Stone is a great example of the type of practices I&rsquo;ll be talking to as part of the <strong>Matters of Scale</strong> series on Archinect. They&rsquo;re specialty fabricators that are recognized experts in their field, employing many of the tools and technologies being discussed in academia to craft large-scale projects for some of the top architectural practices in the world. And when I say large-scale, I mean it &ndash; the projects that they&rsquo;re involved with are massive and require much more than just milling plywood panels with a CNC router. But because they&rsquo;re often thought of as just fabricators they&rsquo;ve remained largely unknown to the larger architectural community.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/142920059/towards-a-decentralized-architecture-with-foam-the-blockchain Towards a decentralized architecture with FOAM + the Blockchain Nicholas Korody 2015-12-09T20:26:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T00:37:11-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/ay596m2kst3x97xb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/ay596m2kst3x97xb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/ay596m2kst3x97xb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/ay596m2kst3x97xb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Decentralized computation, virtual machines, cryptocurrencies: these terms seem to linger in shadows, conjuring abstract images of the &ldquo;dark&rdquo; web that lurks beneath the glossy surface of the screen. Architecture may be becoming &ldquo;smart,&rdquo; but we still perceive its domain to be brickwork instead of the tangled fiber optic cables it obscures &ndash; the walls that physically enclose rather than the signals that pierce.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/142594913/science-nonfiction-bringing-emerging-technologies-into-the-uk-s-architecture-education Science Nonfiction: bringing emerging technologies into the UK's architecture education Robert Urquhart 2015-12-05T04:00:00-05:00 >2015-12-09T01:09:35-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pg/pgwc7dq94bpopgkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pg/pgwc7dq94bpopgkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pg/pgwc7dq94bpopgkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pg/pgwc7dq94bpopgkn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Taking stock of emergent technologies at The Bartlett and the Architectural Association in London &ndash; two of the most innovative and genre-pushing architectural education institutions worldwide &ndash; it&rsquo;s difficult to not be in awe of the possibilities. Michael Weinstock, Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design at the AA, describes the current state of just what &ldquo;emerging&rdquo; means: "I think we are at a kind of break point where we are just starting to get free of the imitation of previous ways of doing things. We've already got the efficiency, fewer people, fewer materials &ndash; that's the first goal, that's established. But let's remember that emerging technology is the outcome of an evolutionary process."</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/126838477/don-t-be-a-tool-role-of-software-vs-vision-in-architectural-employment Don't Be a Tool: Role of Software vs. Vision in Architectural Employment Julia Ingalls 2015-06-18T10:39:00-04:00 >2016-03-23T13:44:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c7ehbehgxyorfax.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c7ehbehgxyorfax.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c7ehbehgxyorfax.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c7ehbehgxyorfax.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>One must be smarter than the tools one is working with, but what exactly does that mean in a profession that increasingly relies on software initially developed for the aerospace industry? How important is it for a student to master <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/search/0/130480362" target="_blank">Rhino</a> or <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/search/0/130480363" target="_blank">REVIT</a> versus the intrinsic philosophy of great design itself? Most importantly, how does a student balance the need to become a high-end CAD monkey while developing creative thought?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/126440054/10-ways-architectural-employers-can-maximize-the-effectiveness-of-their-employees 10 Ways Architectural Employers Can Maximize the Effectiveness of Their Employees Julia Ingalls 2015-06-04T10:57:00-04:00 >2015-06-11T13:01:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3a/3aw1j5jxit1o1m5r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3a/3aw1j5jxit1o1m5r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3a/3aw1j5jxit1o1m5r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3a/3aw1j5jxit1o1m5r.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">Management</a> is not a science; it is an art. Maximizing the effectiveness of a studio is not about implementing broad strokes out of a Step-by-Step guide, but rather requires understanding the nuances of <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">performance</a>, environment, and long-term goals. These ten suggestions serve as a starting point for creating a more holistic management strategy.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/126844507/art-architecture-andreas-angelidakis-between-the-monumental-and-the-particular Art + Architecture: Andreas Angelidakis between the monumental and the particular Nicholas Korody 2015-05-12T14:10:00-04:00 >2015-09-29T21:14:35-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xr/xr4ilxtu8kqbzwb3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Buoyantly imaginative yet grounded by a commitment to sociopolitical realism, the work of the Greek-born architect <a href="http://www.angelidakis.com/" target="_blank">Andreas Angelidakis</a>&nbsp;defies categorization. In fact, while he was trained as an architect at <a href="http://archinect.com/sci-arc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a>, Angelidakis' work is perhaps better known in contemporary art circles than among architects. After all, Angelidakis exhibits in museums (and online) more than he builds. Yet his work, which takes the form of renderings, videos, sculptures, dioramas and installations, is visibly marked by an architectural sensibility. With near-manic intensity, Angelidakis&rsquo; work operates fluidly on the uneven terrain of the contemporary moment, invoking ecological disaster, digital and post-digital networks, economic crises, celebrity culture &ndash; often all at once. At the same time, specters of history &ndash; both imagined and real &ndash; never escape his expansive purview.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/126783591/architecture-of-the-anthropocene-pt-3-getting-lost-in-the-ozone Architecture of the Anthropocene, Pt. 3: Getting Lost in the Ozone Nicholas Korody 2015-05-07T12:08:00-04:00 >2015-05-12T20:43:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/327oa8wvjgy7xjtu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/327oa8wvjgy7xjtu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/327oa8wvjgy7xjtu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/327oa8wvjgy7xjtu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This is the third installment of the recurring feature&nbsp;<em>Architecture of the Anthropocene,&nbsp;</em>which explores the implications of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112035318/archinect-s-lexicon-anthropocene" target="_blank">Anthropocene thesis</a>&nbsp;for architecture. The <a href="http://public.oed.com/the-oed-today/recent-updates-to-the-oed/june-2014-update/new-words-notes-june-2014/" target="_blank">Anthropocene</a> is a contested name for "the era of geological time during which human activity is considered to be the dominant influence on the environment, climate, and ecology of the earth."</p><p>Prior installments can be found <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/506696/anthropocene" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/114130154/art-architecture-refik-anadol-at-walt-disney-concert-hall Art + Architecture: Refik Anadol at Walt Disney Concert Hall Nicholas Korody 2014-11-21T18:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T21:47:54-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xelb3fbkyiq3sok2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xelb3fbkyiq3sok2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xelb3fbkyiq3sok2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xelb3fbkyiq3sok2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The billowing wood panels of the concert hall imploded before my eyes, as if physically ripped apart by the thundering crescendos of&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard_Var%C3%A8se" target="_blank">Edgard Var&egrave;se</a>&rsquo;s <em>Am&eacute;riques. </em>One moment the massive organ was radically disfigured to the point of unrecognizability; the next, its forms re-emerged beneath the luminous, moving mesh mapped onto the structure by the artist Refik Anadol. For less than a half hour, the Walt Disney Concert Hall was transformed in an exhilarating synthesis of architecture, music and digital art: the first iteration of <a href="http://www.laphil.com/insight" target="_blank"><em>in/SIGHT</em></a>, a series of ongoing collaborations between video artists and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/112824468/the-theory-of-everything-in-sandbox-city-will-wright-s-keynote-at-acadia-2014 The theory of everything in sandbox city: Will Wright's keynote at ACADIA 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-04T12:25:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T13:57:17-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0g4iys9q0unlop2t.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0g4iys9q0unlop2t.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0g4iys9q0unlop2t.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0g/0g4iys9q0unlop2t.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>How the creator of SimCity turns reality into playground.</p>