Archinect - Features 2018-12-14T10:06:08-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150099103/five-steps-to-becoming-a-more-responsible-architect-in-the-age-of-climate-change Five Steps to Becoming a More Responsible Architect in the Age of Climate Change Gunnar Hubbard FAIA, LEED Fellow 2018-12-13T13:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T22:56:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9a3b60590be9bed2fdb338b24c795da.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150093748/how-can-architecture-respond-to-the-1-5-c-imperative" target="_blank">latest climate report</a> by the United Nation&rsquo;s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) anticipates that the world will experience the more extreme effects and consequences of climate change much earlier than originally thought, all within most of the global population&rsquo;s lifetime. This news, paired with the ongoing world climate crisis, pushes us to maximize our efforts toward a more sustainable future.</p> <p>As professionals in the AEC industry, we must first acknowledge the effect our work has on the environment and then focus on what steps can we take to mitigate those impacts.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094894/data-and-mortar-will-the-technological-revolution-render-architects-obsolete DATA-AND-MORTAR; Will the Technological Revolution Render Architects Obsolete? Christine Bjerke 2018-11-10T11:43:00-05:00 >2018-11-12T20:01:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c0413270061d1567f7722240ade5ae1b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Globally, multinational tech companies are moving <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/technology/tech-companies-conquered-cities.html" target="_blank">beyond the digital realm</a> to enter the physical domains of where, when, and how we will produce our cities in the future. Grounded in the interdependency between us (citizens) as &ldquo;users&rdquo; and tech corporations as &ldquo;providers,&rdquo; we have no other choice than to open the doors to the core of our cities if we wish to remain &ldquo;connected.&rdquo; However, rather than simply accepting the imposition often dictated by tech companies and political policy-making, how can architecture&rsquo;s response move beyond the current trends of uncritically adapting technology and, instead, begin to reclaim agency over architectural and urban development? What role can architects play in this seemingly-inevitable technical evolution, with their knowledge and sensitivity to the relationship between the body and space? It is undeniable that architecture will have to run much faster to catch up (with <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24890/silicon-valley" target="_blank">Silicon Valley</a>) or the design of our cities will remain in the territory of...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094759/40-years-of-discipline-shifting-architecture-with-jacques-herzog-pierre-de-meuron 40 Years of Discipline-Shifting Architecture with Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron Anthony Morey 2018-11-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-07T12:14:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/760d7da93219ef1b84876ec4c2f5a823.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>To celebrate their firm turning 40, this week we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" target="_blank">Herzog de Meuron</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150093666/from-exodus-to-s-m-l-xl-to-seattle-architecture-with-rem-koolhaas From Exodus to S, M, L, XL to Seattle; Architecture with Rem Koolhaas Anthony Morey 2018-10-31T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-31T11:49:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8ac0b59b648b50304702157d30a1fcc9.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> <p>This week we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/55799217/why-is-rem-koolhaas-the-world-s-most-controversial-architect" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas.</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150090861/the-architecture-collective-knitknot-shows-us-the-possibilities-of-practice-in-a-hypermobile-world The Architecture Collective KnitKnot Shows Us the Possibilities of Practice in a Hypermobile World Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-16T10:15:00-04:00 >2018-10-16T12:18:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/eea2a04995c121a45d59bb17570fe22f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/knitknotarchitecture" target="_blank">KnitKnot Architecture</a> is an international collective born out of a <a href="https://archinect.com/knitknotarchitecture/project/europan-13-norway-os-osurbia-redefining-suburbia" target="_blank">competition entry</a>. The team of architects, urban planners, artists and thinkers operate on a role-based structure, constantly adapting to meet the specificities of a given project.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though spread across the globe, the group recently moved their offices into the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/355790/incubator" target="_blank">GSAPP Incubator</a> at NEW INC, <a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia University</a>'s launchpad for entrepreneurship and expanded modes of practice. Beyond serving as the physical office for its members in New York, the group hopes the new digs will bring about new ways of rethinking their practice. Here, the team talks about how they met, the recent move, and their unique working methodology.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150089540/collecting-architecture-as-making-architecture-ai-weiwei-and-architecture Collecting Architecture as Making Architecture; Ai Weiwei and Architecture Anthony Morey 2018-10-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-05T12:11:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e3/e3d573019d75251806510bceade171e3.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> <p>In this installment, we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150065689/ai-weiwei-to-launch-three-new-exhibitions-in-los-angeles-this-fall" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a>. As a contemporary artist, architectural connoisseur, and builder, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150076774/soapbox-ai-weiwei" target="_blank">Ai Weiwei</a> produces an interesting lens into what it means to build with Architecture.&nbsp;</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/150087538/a-fountain-and-vanna-venturi-house-1964-with-robert-venturi-and-denise-scott-brown A Fountain and Vanna Venturi House; 1964 with Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Anthony Morey 2018-09-23T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-24T17:35:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8a8453b54923941148f812e1b37017a5.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> <p>In this installment, following the news of Robert Venturi's passing, we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150087252/frank-gehry-colleagues-past-employees-and-fans-react-to-the-passing-of-robert-venturi" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149970924/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-with-denise-scott-brown-part-i-the-foundation" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown</a>. While most are familiar with their <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149978618/the-vanna-venturi-house-becomes-an-official-historic-place" target="_blank">Vanna Venturi House</a>, another small project was being worked on at the same time. Even though it remains unbuilt, it provides us another angle on this pair's remarkable start.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150087231/a-collection-of-thoughts-and-wisdom-from-robert-venturi A Collection of Thoughts and Wisdom from Robert Venturi. Anthony Morey 2018-09-20T10:47:00-04:00 >2018-09-20T14:46:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/837695a15913dfc0fe774e1161962c55.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" 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>This week we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150087058/architect-robert-venturi-dies-at-age-93" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>, whose&nbsp;wisdom and contribution to the discipline are unquestionable. With his passing this week, we look back at a collection of his public conversations and lectures.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085918/protecting-our-unconscious-controlling-our-inspiration Protecting our Unconscious. Controlling our Inspiration? Ricardo Souto 2018-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T23:20:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/133a3d4e46a89a520abc9772a69df3f0.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/ricardosouto" target="_blank">Ricardo Lledo Souto</a>. Ricardo is a New York based designer currently studying at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia</a>'s&nbsp;Advanced Architecture Design Masters Program.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085546/based-on-true-events-copied-from-past-ones Based on True Events. Copied from Past Ones. Brendan Shea 2018-09-12T12:28:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T16:15:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f8/f894137eb8468258a34e9a1687a1d5d3.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 Brendan Shea&nbsp;on the topic of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-6-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction" target="_blank">Creative Rights &amp; Intellectual Property</a>. Brendan is a Los Angeles based designer, educator and maker.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-7-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction Cross-Talk #7: Creative Rights & Intellectual Property — Introduction Anthony Morey 2018-09-10T14:13:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T11:19:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcd1041f3ace3a15f5e468d8c6f5e295.gif" 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 series, we are looking at the autonomy of the student and their role in today's institutions as it relates to creative rights and intellectual property.&nbsp;</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/150076774/soapbox-ai-weiwei Soapbox: Ai Weiwei Anthony Morey 2018-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T21:39:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8db5cb6b0f36e49f5a185229e041287c.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/150074432/soapbox-jonathan-gold Soapbox: Jonathan Gold Anthony Morey 2018-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-25T12:41:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0b6583b8b2bb5f061b8f66ed4061faa.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/150074609/redlines-the-funambulist Redlines: The Funambulist Anthony Morey 2018-07-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-24T14:05:12-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a484b9fff81e1d31fbaff318a37a2778.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a> 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 issue we talk with <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149994523/uncovering-the-architecture-of-colonialism-with-the-funambulist" target="_blank">L&eacute;opold Lambert</a> the editor-in-chief of <em><a href="https://thefunambulist.net/" target="_blank">the Funambulist</a>.</em>&nbsp;Started as a blog in 2010, it began publishing regular articles mostly written by L&eacute;opold Lambert about the political violence of architecture, in particular in Palestine.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150072710/cross-talk-6-duane-mclemore-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Duane McLemore on East vs West Duane McLemore 2018-07-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T13:25:33-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8adc3f9481d60a9e07869e50641f6a72.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/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/150066722/soapbox-virtual-reality Soapbox: Virtual Reality Anthony Morey 2018-05-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-01T14:05:30-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0c/0c2170bf44af89ff6ec45e2522313c16.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/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/150063527/soapbox-commencement-speeches Soapbox: Commencement Speeches Anthony Morey 2018-05-09T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-10T11:48:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nw/nwoerxix5l7tmsai.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/150061865/from-the-ground-up-santiago-calatrava From the Ground Up: Santiago Calatrava Anthony Morey 2018-04-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-27T02:02:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/at/atj57wr9t4cs7c4g.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/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/150058716/from-the-ground-up-philip-johnson From the Ground Up: Philip Johnson Anthony Morey 2018-04-06T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-06T12:40:47-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ji/jim9zpbkydxiwqj2.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><em></em>&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/150057389/fellow-fellows-viola-ago Fellow Fellows: Viola Ago Anthony Morey 2018-03-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-30T00:19:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9y/9y0woiikx9qa0u0g.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 are talking to <a href="https://archinect.com/violaago" target="_blank">Viola Ago</a>. Viola was the William Muschenheim Fellow during the 2016-2017 academic year at the <a href="https://archinect.com/taubmancollege" target="_blank">University of Michigan&rsquo;s Taubman College</a> of Architecture and Urban Planning.</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/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/150051014/soapbox-identity Soapbox: Identity Anthony Morey 2018-02-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-07T15:15:24-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nu/nuuzik04jht36uk0.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>