Archinect - Features 2018-09-23T22:01:13-04:00 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/150086092/cut-copy-paste-one-in-a-million-cut-copy-paste Cut. Copy. Paste. One in a Million. Cut. Copy. Paste. Yoonjee Koh 2018-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T19:12:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ad3f8a7e4e2b0519b4c38c1a26d495a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/yoonjeekoh" target="_blank">Yoonjee Koh</a>. Yoonjee Koh is the Director of Intermediate Architecture Studios and full time faculty member at The <a href="https://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085656/archinectmeets-archiveofaffinities #ArchinectMeets @archiveofaffinities Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-13T10:29:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T19:08:30-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0e/0ef9ea0490c420dc6dc33d099762b535.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a> is a series of interviews with members of the architecture community that use Instagram as a creative medium. With the series, we ask some of Instagram&rsquo;s architectural photographers, producers and curators about their relationship to the social media platform and how it has affected their practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/archinect/" target="_blank">@Archinect</a>, as a site for image curation and news content, we wanted to ask fellow Instagram users how they navigated the platform.</p> <p>We begin the series with Andrew Kovacs (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/archiveofaffinities/" target="_blank">@archiveofaffinities</a>),&nbsp;a professor of architecture&nbsp;at UCLA and owner of&nbsp;the blog Archive of Affinities. Kovacs has treated this blog - divided between Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr - as his own personal&nbsp;strategy for "making architecture from architecture" against a field of notoriously uncompromising budgets, clients and deadlines. History often lays bare architecture t...</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/150084504/re-educational-complacency-serious-misunderstandings RE: Educational Complacency & Serious Misunderstandings Patrick Geske 2018-09-06T13:31:00-04:00 >2018-09-16T17:03:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3d2707e5be53a46b077b08984a52f01f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In last week&rsquo;s article, &ldquo;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150078321/has-educational-complacency-diminished-today-s-discourse" target="_blank">Has Educational Complacency Diminished Today's Discourse?</a>,&rdquo; an uncredited image of my&nbsp;thesis&nbsp;project was completely taken out of context and written about in a way that severely mischaracterizes the nature of my thesis.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150078321/has-educational-complacency-diminished-today-s-discourse Has Educational Complacency Diminished Today's Discourse? Anthony Morey 2018-08-23T11:22:00-04:00 >2018-09-08T23:40:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6b7f27896f419ae91e7ad87457f6de8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Complacency is the enemy of progress and Architecture, as a whole, is built on progress. The progress of thought, progress of conversations and progress of objection. Architecture is not a search for truth, but instead, as a discipline, it is a collection of studies, inquiries, and expertise into an expanding field of knowledge. The discipline of Architecture is one that grows, progresses, and builds upon itself just as its buildings build upon eras of decades past. And yet, the voices of yesterday have been anxiously overcompensating for their diminishing relevance, fading into mere echoes by fearfully retreating to the false comfort of a broken record discipline&mdash;one where progress is stifled and treated as insolent. The suppression&nbsp;of progress has not gone unnoticed and as the imposed stagnancy solidifies, conversations&nbsp;turn against those imposing it, demanding a return to the discipline of Architecture.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150077817/soapbox-brutalism Soapbox: Brutalism Anthony Morey 2018-08-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-15T11:31:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bd/bddb0c883beddbcc79b65558aa50398d.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/150075832/soapbox-psychotherapy Soapbox: Psychotherapy Anthony Morey 2018-08-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T01:26:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cc/cc6ca96b7b942022124a6b0facdef5bb.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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/150072836/cross-talk-6-connor-gravelle-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Connor Gravelle on East vs West Connor Gravelle 2018-07-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T17:58:38-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fe/fe6a82bee0a6e59a16b14ab69dd6335f.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/150071966/redlines-plat Redlines: PLAT Anthony Morey 2018-07-10T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-05T15:05:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2bf46fc3ba46694a83f5f7a1332a9e26.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 PLAT, a journal&nbsp;run entirely by the students of the <a href="https://archinect.com/rice" target="_blank">Rice School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150068666/redlines-jae Redlines: JAE Anthony Morey 2018-06-12T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-13T15:27:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c7fdb6312d553b7f8fdc4e035092543.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 installment we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/blog/81589346/tag/345009/jae" target="_blank">JAE</a>, the Journal of Architectural Education and talk with its Executive Editor, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150068359/the-design-school-at-asu-names-marc-neveu-as-new-program-head-of-architecture" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150068359/the-design-school-at-asu-names-marc-neveu-as-new-program-head-of-architecture" target="_blank">Marc Neveu,</a>&nbsp;to review the ACSA's publication which was founded in 1947 and how it works to be relevant in the medium's constant changing landscape.&nbsp;</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/150053601/from-the-ground-up-zaha-hadid From the Ground Up: Zaha Hadid Anthony Morey 2018-03-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/w0/w0dv72u2l4tn561y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/edit_feature/150048224" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes, in even the most formative of hands, and the 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/150042651/cross-talk-3-viola-ago-hans-tursack-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Viola Ago & Hans Tursack on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' Viola Ago 2017-12-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jt/jtqwzkv0cnxponnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" 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/150042513/cross-talk-3-jonathan-rieke-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Jonathan Rieke on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' jonrieke 2017-12-27T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-28T06:49:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6w2ay6gdyjh637mq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" 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/150005614/why-we-re-starting-a-print-magazine-after-20-years-of-publishing-digitally Why we're starting a print magazine after 20 years of publishing digitally Paul Petrunia 2017-05-02T15:31:00-04:00 >2018-03-27T20:16:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7svemgu9ym9n5zv9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>When I started Archinect 20 years ago, in the summer of 1997, the internet was still many years away from becoming a replacement for newspapers and magazines. Since then, the media landscape has changed drastically, with most print publications now dedicating the majority of their time and budget to their digital platforms. Today we consume media in a different way than we have ever done in the past, for better or worse. We expect more content, with higher quality, but human nature tends to give in to the quick and gratifying. Journalism has struggled to monetize quality investigations and writing as sites like Buzzfeed have proven that listicles, fun photos, and quick content bites offer a much greater return in dollars and followers.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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 src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ay/ay596m2kst3x97xb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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/126838478/is-twitter-the-architectural-intern-s-unofficial-labor-union-exposing-the-reality-behind-unpaid-internships-across-borders-and-industries Is Twitter the architectural intern's unofficial labor union? Exposing the reality behind unpaid internships across borders and industries Julia Ingalls 2015-06-11T12:15:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0x/0x7h8next0hy94xp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Social media has been accused of being many things: a time-waster, an intelligence-leveler, a privacy-invader. However, in the field of architectural <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">employment</a>, social media has oddly become a kind of virtual worker&rsquo;s union, helping to expose unethical <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">hiring</a> practices. A recent leaked email from Japanese firm <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" target="_blank">SANAA</a> advertised an unpaid internship for three months consisting of 12-hour days, 6-7 days a week, with the intern providing his or her own computer and software. <a href="https://twitter.com/herrerajuans/status/579995961914736640" target="_blank">Juan Herrera tweeted the email on March 23rd</a> and it quickly garnered extensive press coverage.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/126437034/what-should-be-in-your-portfolio-firms-tell-you-what-they-re-looking-for-and-how-to-get-hired What should be in your portfolio? Firms tell you what they're looking for and how to get hired Julia Ingalls 2015-05-28T12:15:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:10:17-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m0/m0n0mrhus24q4bit.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Putting together a portfolio for a <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job application</a> is practically a design commission in of itself. What projects should be included? How should they be presented? Most importantly, what does the compendium of work say about you, the applicant? After speaking with <a href="http://archinect.com/employers" target="_blank">employers</a>, we discovered that the work itself isn&rsquo;t necessarily as important as the <a href="http://archinect.com/talentfinder" target="_blank">thought and agility</a> the portfolio demonstrates.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/127534748/stop-the-presses-paul-goldberger-s-take-on-critical-relevance-in-the-social-media-age Stop the presses: Paul Goldberger's take on critical relevance in the social media age Julia Ingalls 2015-05-20T11:31:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rd/rdm51jgaus3ly64h.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In architecture, the rise of the 21st century media landscape has created connective tissue where none used to exist: the day-to-day work of architecture used to be relatively obscure, and now it is spotlighted and deconstructed regularly. The most successful architects are not those who shun this newfound audience, but rather engage with it. Of course, this poses a challenge for architectural journalists. New work must now be evaluated not only in the context of the built environment, but in the virtual environment as well.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/103938664/art-architecture-an-interview-with-lagos-documentary-filmmaker-bregtje-van-der-haak Art + Architecture: an interview with Lagos documentary filmmaker Bregtje van der Haak Nicholas Korody 2014-07-16T18:29:00-04:00 >2014-07-21T16:35:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e5yj30he2m5islm6.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Several weeks ago,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102646363/koolhaas-guides-viewers-through-bustling-lagos-in-this-interactive-documentary" target="_blank">we featured</a>&nbsp;Bregtje van der Haak's interactive documentary,&nbsp;<em>Lagos Close and Wide: an Interactive Journey into an Exploding City</em>, originally released as a DVD in 2004 and now available&nbsp;<a href="http://lagos.submarinechannel.com/" target="_blank">online</a>.&nbsp;The project emerged from van der Haak's 2001 trip to Lagos, Nigeria with the architect Rem Koolhaas and their attempt to capture the city at a crucial moment in its emergence as the fastest growing city on the continent. ("Every hour, fifty new people start their lives in Lagos" states the film's description). The documentary utilizes a novel and innovative format in which the information is organized by distance &ndash; close-up, through the perspective of bus driver Olawole Busayo, and the more distant perspective typical of many urban studies.&nbsp;Users choose between these visual perspectives as well as various audio by Koolhaas and Lagosians. We recently touched base with van der Haak to better understand her motivations behind the project and experiences of making it.</p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/70943831/next-series-media-specialist-wanted NEXT SERIES: Media Specialist Wanted Orhan Ayyüce 2013-04-10T11:59:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jf/jfy87s4cdm57i8ca.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p> In architectural media, what it used to be "there is no such thing as bad publicity" in the prime print years, has turned into "puffery is the only publicity" in the age of social media and infinite promotion. There might be some flickers of hope here and there for intelligent criticism, but media in general might as well be one big love fest for the positive thinking which is explained in Herbert Marcuse's One Dimensional Man. The quantity is the key word here and it is counted by thumb up style likes..</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/39788357/working-out-of-the-box-pinterest-co-founder-evan-sharp Working out of the Box: Pinterest Co-Founder Evan Sharp Paul Petrunia 2012-03-16T13:30:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q4/q4lvjve1b3pelocx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p> If you haven't heard of <a href="http://pinterest.com" target="_blank">Pinterest</a> yet, you don't get online much. Pinterest, Silicon Valley's latest darling, has skyrocketed in popularity due to its dead-simple concept and beautiful execution. It's a website (and app) that allows members to collect and share their favorite images, directly from websites, organizing them in "boards". Other members can then follow users or the theme-specific boards, providing a never-ending daily dose of eye-candy for the visually inspired.</p> <p> Evan Sharp, co-founder and lead designer of Pinterest, started up Pinterest shortly after studying architecture at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/3109814/columbia-university" target="_blank">Columbia's GSAPP</a>. To learn more about his transition from architecture to web super-stardom, Evan and I had a chat.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/9794/cover-page-archive Cover Page Archive Paul Petrunia 2004-11-03T13:00:41-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c3/c3c1apjg93fy10lc.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p> From September 1999 to November 2001 we commissioned many of the most groundbreaking designers in the emerging new web design medium to design a monthly cover page for Archinect. The mission was to create a cover page invoking an architectural theme, using the tools that each designer was most comfortable working with.</p>