Archinect - Features 2017-09-26T01:49:41-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150026964/studio-visits-avanti-architects Studio Visits: Avanti Architects Ellen Hancock 2017-09-25T05:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-25T04:39:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9l/9lqw2n1tp40vb0vc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a>, we went to see <a href="https://archinect.com/avantiarchitects" target="_blank">Avanti Architects</a> based in Islington. An AJ 100 practice, the studio is well known for it's work in the health, conservation and education sectors. <a href="https://archinect.com/avantiarchitects" target="_blank">Avanti Architects</a> are currently working on plans to restore the Grade A/I listed <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150020290/getty-foundation-s-keeping-it-modern-grants-conservation-efforts-for-twelve-major-works-of-20th-century-architecture" target="_blank">St Peter&rsquo;s Seminary</a> in Cardross.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028768/the-founders-of-ny-based-new-affiliates-discuss-how-their-love-for-arguing-betters-their-work The Founders of NY-based New Affiliates Discuss How Their Love for Arguing Betters Their Work Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-18T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T12:12:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://www.new-affiliates.us/" target="_blank">N/A</a>, our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>,&nbsp;is a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" target="_blank">New York</a>-based architectural design practice led by Jaffer Kolb and Ivi Diamantopoulou. They are interested in using known forms, techniques and materials in new ways; creating work that is both textured and layered, typical and novel. Current projects of the firm include a house completing this fall, a hotel facade renovation, a cliffside viewing platform, and a collection of design objects.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149997133/the-proust-questionnaire-patrik-schumacher The Proust Questionnaire: Patrik Schumacher Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-12T10:45:00-04:00 >2017-09-14T18:30:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03x3apha3ibidct8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03x3apha3ibidct8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03x3apha3ibidct8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03x3apha3ibidct8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The high priest of parametricism, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/221047/patrik-schumacher" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>, endures our personality quiz and talks cacti, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/563890/google-headquarters" target="_blank">Google</a>, and everyone's favorite British-sculptor, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/8288/anish-kapoor" target="_blank">Anish Kapoor</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026763/in-focus-studio-naaro In Focus: Studio NAARO Ellen Hancock 2017-09-11T04:23:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T20:21:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/v1/v12uo5uq9x9yc5yf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p>For this installment, we interviewed <strong>Studio NAARO </strong>in London founded by Freya Najade and Marcela Spadaro.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026667/want-to-land-a-job-at-eskew-dumez-ripple-get-to-know-them-first Want to land a job at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple? Get to know them first. Archinect 2017-09-08T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T16:01:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ip/ipgmz0pyedp35z4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ip/ipgmz0pyedp35z4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ip/ipgmz0pyedp35z4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ip/ipgmz0pyedp35z4n.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The search for employment is unpredictable and demands unrelenting patience. When you're at your wit's end, it can be tempting to send the same exact resume to what feels like the same&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" target="_blank">job ad</a>&nbsp;over and over again. However, no two&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms" target="_blank">firms</a>&nbsp;are identical and there are particular qualities and red flags that a firm won't always simply list on their job ad. In Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/802122/how-to-get-a-job-at-______" target="_blank">&ldquo;How To Get A Job At ____&rdquo;</a>, we asked some architecture firms how candidates can stand out from the crowd when applying to their practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026631/rethinking-frank-lloyd-wright-thoughts-from-a-trip-through-the-rustbelt Rethinking Frank Lloyd Wright: Thoughts from a trip through the Rustbelt Hannah Wood 2017-09-07T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T18:07:08-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/3s/3shzwaoooukngxvk.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While in New York this July I visited&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/12967/moma" target="_blank">MoMA</a>&rsquo;s retrospective of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>, &lsquo;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives" target="_blank">Unpacking the Archive</a>&rsquo;, an extensive collection of Wright&rsquo;s production to celebrate his 150 year anniversary. Despite his revered position as America&rsquo;s prot&eacute;g&eacute; architect and seminal figure&mdash;and having studied his work in the past&mdash;a number of surprising and unexpected thoughts from the show stuck with me during my subsequent month-long journey through the American Midwest. Both a pioneer of radical experimentation and a deep-rooted member of the status quo, Wright&rsquo;s projects draw from many cultural histories and are, at times, divisive. But is it time the architecture press retires from reinventing Frank Lloyd Wright, the tireless self-publicist, and instead focuses the spotlight elsewhere? I discuss my thoughts with architect, cultural historian and Wright scholar&nbsp;<a href="https://www.arch.columbia.edu/faculty/34-mabel-o-wilson" target="_blank">Mabel O. Wilson</a>, who currently teaches architectural history and theory at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia GSAAP</a>.</p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/150004574/the-proust-questionnaire-caroline-bos The Proust Questionnaire: Caroline Bos Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-31T10:30:00-04:00 >2017-09-20T00:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m5/m56nfufwdbhlqweu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m5/m56nfufwdbhlqweu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m5/m56nfufwdbhlqweu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m5/m56nfufwdbhlqweu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For our latest installment of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/870072/proust-questionnaire" target="_blank">the Proust Questionnaire</a>, Dutch architect and co-founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1138/unstudio" target="_blank">UNStudio</a>, Caroline Bos, remarks on Dutch directness, the land artist Andy Goldsworthy, and the fact that UNStudio has surprisingly, yet to contribute to the New York skyline!</p> <p>We have previously included Ben van Berkel, fellow founder of UNStudio, in our series&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149996960/the-proust-questionnaire-ben-van-berkel" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023626/as-the-first-set-of-students-graduate-from-the-london-school-of-architecture-we-catch-up-with-founder-will-hunter As the first set of students graduate from the London School of Architecture, we catch up with founder Will Hunter Laura Mark 2017-08-30T04:28:00-04:00 >2017-08-30T13:57:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eh/ehxom51q1u5ddz3z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In 2015, 30 students set out on a new part two course at the UK&rsquo;s first full-fledged <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/83160716/new-london-school-of-architecture-to-open-in-2015" target="_blank">independent architecture school</a> for more than a century. Run by former <em>Architectural Review</em> editor <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/143360600/teaching-to-the-city-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-6-with-will-hunter-founder-of-the-brand-new-london-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">Will Hunter</a> with architects including <a href="http://www.the-lsa.org/people/nigel-coates/" target="_blank">Nigel Coates</a>, <a href="http://www.the-lsa.org/people/clive-sall/" target="_blank">Clive Sall</a> and <a href="http://www.the-lsa.org/people/deborah-saunt-2/" target="_blank">Deborah Saunt</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/83161524/the-london-school-of-architecture" target="_blank">London School of Architecture</a> launched with high expectations. &nbsp;</p> <p>As fees headed towards <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11677862" target="_blank">&pound;9,000 per year at other London institutions</a>, this one was aiming to keep the cost of architectural education down at a more affordable level and one which wouldn&rsquo;t mean students comes out of university with almost &pound;100,000 of debt and ill-equipped for life in practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now two years in, its first set of students have completed their studies. The work on the walls of its home in Somerset House display competency, inventiveness and a clear understanding of the issues which London is facing. Projects tackled issues including climate change, population growth, income inequality, and education and health disparities focusing on a Lond...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150022055/studio-visits-walters-cohen Studio Visits: Walters & Cohen Ellen Hancock 2017-08-22T06:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T00:11:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This time I went to see North London based <a href="https://archinect.com/waltersandcohen" target="_blank">Walters&nbsp;&amp; Cohen</a> founded in 1994. The practice, formed by two women, has received notable acclaim for their work within the education, public and cultural sector, most recently for their <a href="http://waltersandcohen.com/projects/all_projects/?p=vajrasana-buddhist-retreat-centre" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/waltersandcohen/project/vajrasana-buddhist-retreat-centre" target="_blank">Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre</a>.</p> <p>The collective winners of the <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/home/walters-and-cohen-take-home-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-award/8629326.article" target="_blank">AJ's Woman Architect of the year 2012</a>, partners Cindy and Mich&aacute;l welcomed me into their studio, talked me through the growth of their practice and some of the new and exciting projects they are working on at the moment.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023052/selgascano-s-magical-rock-like-auditorium-opens-in-spain SelgasCano's Magical Rock-Like Auditorium Opens in Spain Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-17T12:47:00-04:00 >2017-08-18T08:16:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqmhk0fpszzb7bmk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Located on the boundary between the town and the country, in outskirts of Plasencia, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/54077942/selgascano" target="_blank">SelgasCano</a>'s dreamy auditorium sits on a steep hillside&mdash;the edge between the nature and the city. Gently occupying the lot, cantilevering off the ground, the building stands out from the mountain landscape, its surprising materiality and colors both&mdash;complementing and contrasting the shrubby semi-urban setting.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150018237/the-proust-questionnaire-ricardo-scofidio The Proust Questionnaire: Ricardo Scofidio Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-15T12:15:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T19:16:25-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xen336g8zoly5k2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xen336g8zoly5k2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xen336g8zoly5k2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xe/xen336g8zoly5k2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106441/diller-scofidio-renfro" target="_blank">Ricardo Scofidio</a>, the architect and provocateur, takes our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/870072/proust-questionnaire" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a> and jokes about his&nbsp;terrible color sense.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150021836/studio-visits-mmas Studio Visits: MMAS David Capener 2017-08-11T13:33:00-04:00 >2017-08-23T04:37:36-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1u/1uczgsgegna83nva.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1u/1uczgsgegna83nva.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1u/1uczgsgegna83nva.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1u/1uczgsgegna83nva.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This week I went to visit <a href="http://archinect.com/MMAS" target="_blank">MMAS,</a> a Belfast based practice, in their studio, a converted mill just outside of the city centre. MMAS are a small practice, but their studio, full of models, drawings, sketches and ideas scribbled on whiteboards, is a dynamic place. I really enjoyed hearing their passion for the city in which they live and work.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150021226/beard-riser-interprets-southern-vernacular-architecture-with-a-modernist-perspective Beard+Riser Interprets Southern Vernacular Architecture With a Modernist Perspective Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-07T11:52:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T13:01:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/106511/mississippi" target="_blank">Mississippi</a> is one of the poorest states in the United States, and isn't known for being a center for architecture, but <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28304163/beard-riser-architects" target="_blank">Beard+Riser</a> are doing what they can to mark the state with some amazing architecture. Their work takes inspiration from the Delta's vernacular architectures while making the most of tight budgets. As the firm expands and adds a second office in Oxford, MS, we talk with the founders about growing a small practice in rural Mississippi.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150004449/the-proust-questionnaire-benedetta-tagliabue The Proust Questionnaire: Benedetta Tagliabue Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T19:15:52-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61973lpfua8g4xgz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61973lpfua8g4xgz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61973lpfua8g4xgz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/61/61973lpfua8g4xgz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Today, we are getting up close and personal with Benedetta Tagliabue, the director of Barcelona-based practice&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/embt" target="_blank">Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</a>. The Italian architect, known for her attention to context and the poeticism in her work, also happens to be a member of the Pritzker jury, a RIBA Stirling Prize winner, and the proud owner of an Argentinian parrot!</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019966/audain-art-museum-by-patkau-architects Audain Art Museum by Patkau Architects Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-31T09:58:00-04:00 >2017-07-28T18:58:55-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/agysf75woczexh1p.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/328/patkau-architects" target="_blank">Patkau Architects</a>, the Audain Art Museum,&nbsp;located in Whistler, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/89243/british-columbia" target="_blank">British Columbia</a>,&nbsp;is a 56,000 square foot museum housing Michael Audain&rsquo;s personal art collection which spans the history of British Columbia from the late 18th century to the present day.&nbsp;Spacious and minimal, the structure fits elegantly into Whistler's forest landscape, creating a serene environment for visitors. Recently, the art&nbsp;museum&nbsp;received a&nbsp;Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Awards in Architecture medal in the&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5651/patkau-architects-d-arcy-jones-among-2017-aibc-architectural-award-winners" target="_blank">2017 AIBC Architectural Awards</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015220/studio-visits-studio-egret-west Studio Visits: Studio Egret West Ellen Hancock 2017-07-31T06:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-31T06:14:16-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pd/pdqi0c46yu608i2e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For our latest <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/909489/studio-visits" target="_blank">Studio Visit</a> we went to see <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3557823/studio-egret-west" target="_blank">Studio Egret West</a>, based in the heart of Clerkenwell.&nbsp;</p> <p>Lone, the Studio Manager gave me the full tour after which David sat down with me to tell me more about the practice he founded with Christophe Egret nearly thirteen years ago.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150007239/with-bright-color-palettes-pita-and-bloom-s-work-embraces-ornament With bright color palettes, Pita and Bloom's work embraces ornament Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-19T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-18T19:41:44-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yr/yr5kxrk3lycol6bl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yr/yr5kxrk3lycol6bl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yr/yr5kxrk3lycol6bl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yr/yr5kxrk3lycol6bl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom started their practice back in 2010 after working together for several years at <a href="http://archinect.com/sciarc" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/702/greg-lynn-form" target="_blank">Greg Lynn's Form</a>. Their firm, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149990284/pita-and-bloom" target="_blank">Pita and Bloom</a>, was selected as a finalist in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/86536719/finalists-for-moma-ps1-2014-young-architects-program" target="_blank">MoMA PS1's YAP competition</a>&nbsp;back in 2014 and the two have been called "female visionaries" by <em>Architecture Magazine</em>. Their work relies heavily on the principles of color theory, the impact of abstraction, and the shock of pop art. With a bright color palette, their designs use&nbsp;collage, pattern, and geometry to create an architecture that embraces ornament.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150002351/the-proust-questionnaire-bernard-khoury The Proust Questionnaire: Bernard Khoury Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-18T09:28:00-04:00 >2017-09-11T19:16:43-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gt/gtulv849fa0bb07i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gt/gtulv849fa0bb07i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gt/gtulv849fa0bb07i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gt/gtulv849fa0bb07i.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Not many would cite a Home Depot in the Vatican building as a dream project, but it's precisely this attitude that has made Lebanese-architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/746476/bernard-khoury" target="_blank">Bernard Khoury</a>&nbsp;known as&nbsp;an unpredictable visionary. For this installment of our <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/870072/proust-questionnaire" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, the maverick talks pistachios, style, and the elegance of a pole dancer.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150016427/stitch-design-shop-embraces-north-carolina-s-rich-history-of-progressive-architecture STITCH design shop embraces North Carolina's rich history of progressive architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-10T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-10T17:05:34-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ag/ag3kox627p155coc.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this iteration of <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we are venturing to North Carolina to talk with <a href="http://archinect.com/STITCHdesignshop" target="_blank">STITCH design shop</a> about what it is like to grow an architectural practice in a small city. Read on to hear how the team of seven is making a name for themselves in Winston-Salem, the city of Art and Innovation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150016061/ethelday-celebrating-the-contributions-made-by-woman-to-the-field-of-architecture #EthelDay: celebrating the contributions made by woman to the field of architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-05T15:15:00-04:00 >2017-07-05T18:23:24-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6daqr9t2eovdycx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6daqr9t2eovdycx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6daqr9t2eovdycx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6daqr9t2eovdycx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In 1898, Ethel Charles became the first woman to be admitted to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a> (RIBA) and today <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150013040/riba-to-celebrate-women-in-the-field-by-remembering-trailblazer-ethel-charles-the-first-woman-to-join-the-organization" target="_blank">RIBA is celebrating the trailblazer</a> with a social media campaign marked by the hashtag #Ethelday.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015842/from-buildings-to-books-and-animations-wai-think-tank-approaches-architecture-from-all-angles From buildings to books and animations, WAI Think Tank approaches architecture from all angles Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-05T11:50:00-04:00 >2017-07-05T16:37:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3iyqdzcmsx8nm1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3iyqdzcmsx8nm1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3iyqdzcmsx8nm1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/x3/x3iyqdzcmsx8nm1g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Books, magazines, film, animations, installations, exhibitions and curatorial programs, teaching and workshops, performance, buildings and more. Today we are talking with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15875026/wai-architecture-think-tank" target="_blank">WAI Architectural Think Tank</a>, a practice started in 2008 by Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia that approaches architecture from a variety of mediums and expressions.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015975/what-we-do-as-architects-is-not-neutral-it-is-political What we do as architects is not neutral: it is political David Capener 2017-07-05T05:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-07T12:17:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f7ulbsdcvyw513uc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f7ulbsdcvyw513uc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f7ulbsdcvyw513uc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f7/f7ulbsdcvyw513uc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>I started writing this on the 13th of June. It was going to be a piece on the importance of critical engagement for sole or small practitioners. Thoughts on why, generally, as architects, we don't engage with other practices as much as we should; why it is important to do so; and to tell you about something we did here in Belfast to begin to explore how we might address this issue. Then, on the morning of the 14th of June, we all woke up to the news. The pictures. Smartphone footage. Tweets. Stories. Silhouettes of ghostly figures standing in smoke-filled rooms behind double glazed windows. The recordings of firefighters as they first saw the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank">24-storey, 67m high building</a> that moments later they would be entering &mdash; &ldquo;Fuck me, there&rsquo;s children in there, there&rsquo;s fucking children in there&rdquo;. The numbers; statistics; faces of missing loved ones and the beginnings of public displays of collective grief soon to be followed by anger and protests.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150012380/the-proust-questionnaire-eric-owen-moss The Proust Questionnaire: Eric Owen Moss Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-04T13:40:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T02:59:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/on/ony9bx05g49yqcjo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/on/ony9bx05g49yqcjo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/on/ony9bx05g49yqcjo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/on/ony9bx05g49yqcjo.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For this week's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/870072/proust-questionnaire" target="_blank">Proust Questionnaire</a>, we're talking with the Los Angeles-based architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss</a> who admits to relying too much on the enigmatic and (yet) would like to build on the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro or the bottom of the ocean.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015857/a-look-at-22-talented-immigrants-expanding-the-definition-of-american-architecture A look at 22 talented immigrants expanding the definition of American architecture Nicholas Korody 2017-07-04T13:40:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T11:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mswqasksq6xb1cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mswqasksq6xb1cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mswqasksq6xb1cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/4m/4mswqasksq6xb1cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,&rdquo; read the famous lines inscribed on the Statue of Liberty. Housing nearly 20% of all immigrants in the world, the United States is a famously diverse country and, when at its best, incredibly welcoming. This Fourth of July, we&rsquo;re celebrating this proud tradition by taking a look at architects from around the world who&rsquo;ve made America their home.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150004820/how-pedro-juana-went-from-working-for-artist-jorge-pardo-to-launching-their-small-studio How Pedro&Juana Went from Working for Artist Jorge Pardo to Launching their Small Studio Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-03T12:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-03T12:44:17-04:00 <img src="https://d38w84nuu9j2kr.cloudfront.net/uploads/c9/c9pj2tg27z1ubb0l.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>We first met <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149961924/pedro-juana" target="_blank">Pedro&amp;Juana</a> at the 2015 <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" target="_blank">Chicago Architectural Biennial</a>, where we hosted the second <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141535735/next-up-mini-session-10-pedro-y-juana" target="_blank">Next Up</a> inside a relaxed forum space they designed in the lobby of the Chicago Cultural Center.&nbsp;For today's <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small&nbsp;Studio Snapshot</a>, we're catching up with the Mexico City-based practice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015435/why-not-london Why Not London? Peter Murray 2017-07-03T04:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-03T12:46:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/m7/m73qybv74y4oldo2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"Why not London?" I kept asking myself as I wandered round the spectacular opening reception of the spectacular <a href="http://uk.archinect.com/news/article/150010620/norman-foster-turns-82-and-inaugurates-his-foundation-s-beautiful-madrid-headquarters" target="_blank">HQ of the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid</a>. Housed in the former Turkish Embassy building designed by Joaquin Soldana in 1902 the foundation is a treasure trove of Normanalia - early drawings, models, sketches, huge renderings, personal artefacts, bicycle designs and cross country skis. Everything presented in museum-quality perfection. Each room overseen by a uniformed assistant who not only asked you politely not to take photos but also could provide a bi-lingual description of the works on show.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150015561/happy-canada-day-here-s-a-look-at-some-of-our-favorite-practices-from-each-province-and-territory Happy Canada Day! Here's a look at some of our favorite practices from each province and territory Nicholas Korody 2017-07-01T10:21:00-04:00 >2017-09-06T11:16:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yj/yj6v6hgmbb78rb19.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Every July 1, Canadians unite to celebrate their country and its history. Specifically, Canada Day commemorates the merger of what were once three separate colonies&mdash;New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada (contemporary Ontario and Quebec). It was a milestone in the movement from colony to commonwealth to independent country.&nbsp;</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/150011561/can-good-design-cure-la-s-homeless-problem-we-asked-mike-alvidrez-ceo-of-skid-row-housing-trust Can good design cure LA’s homeless problem? We asked Mike Alvidrez, CEO of Skid Row Housing Trust Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-23T14:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-02T20:39:26-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ih3hr92s8i02m3y4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ih3hr92s8i02m3y4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ih3hr92s8i02m3y4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ih/ih3hr92s8i02m3y4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For Skid Row Housing Trust, a nonprofit developer in Los Angeles that builds housing for LA&rsquo;s homeless population, good design is a basic civil right. Understanding that the environment plays a vital role in their residents&rsquo; recovery, the organization consistently teams up with renowned architectural firms such as <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/2145/michael-maltzan-architecture" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan Architecture</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/brooksscarpa" target="_blank">Brooks+Scarpa</a> to design buildings for the homeless that stand out.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150012885/i-think-of-architecture-as-an-act-of-writing-in-the-city-vishaan-chakrabarti-discusses-pau-s-upcoming-projects "I think of architecture as an act of writing in the city": Vishaan Chakrabarti discusses PAU's upcoming projects Julia Ingalls 2017-06-22T13:27:00-04:00 >2017-07-13T13:22:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsyfehbjl9m93znq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As the founder of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139466539/vishaan-chakrabarti-leaves-shop-launches-new-firm-pau" target="_blank">PAU</a>, Vishaan Chakrabarti is an architect and urban planner who considers every aspect of the city with foresight, but isn't as concerned with the culture of celebrity that has often dominated the profession. "Calling oneself a humanist over the last couple of decades was a real no-no," he explains via phone. "You're supposed to be a bad-boy, cape-wearing starchitect." He purposefully did not name the firm after himself in order to place emphasis on intelligent discussion, not hierarchy. Although he's excited about taking on more projects, he never wants PAU to grow beyond roughly 30 employees so that he will always know everyone in his office.</p>