Archinect - Features 2018-06-17T18:04:49-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150068259/from-the-ground-up-claude-nicolas-ledoux From the Ground Up: Claude Nicolas Ledoux Anthony Morey 2018-06-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-12T22:38:49-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/79/79270bedcc5cfedeb00bbc5f15f61f84.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/150067785/recycled-buildings-how-to-design-for-disassembly Recycled Buildings: How to Design for Disassembly Hannah Wood 2018-06-06T09:30:00-04:00 >2018-06-07T10:29:52-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5c/5cccc91204cf98dd41b87d7b8b05672b.gif" border="0" /><p>Architecture firms and their clients are becoming increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their buildings, from life-cycle performance to the economic and environmental costs of dumping quality used components. According to the<a href="https://cdrecycling.org/about/" target="_blank"> CDRA</a>, over 500 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition materials are produced in the US each year, including concrete, gypsum wallboard, timber and metals, the vast majority of which end up in a landfill. This month&rsquo;s feature asks the question&mdash;what if we designed for disassembly from the beginning? I speak with Anders Lendager from the&nbsp;<a href="https://lendager.com/en/architecture/resource-rows/#materials" target="_blank">Lendager Group</a>, a Danish firm working towards a circular economy by giving upcycled and recycled building materials a new life in their buildings. I also check in with building scientist Bradley Guy, who has been advocating for design for disassembly (DfD) for over twenty years, with the aim to offer outline suggestions for architects to ensure their buildings are ready for the end from the beginni...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150067900/soapbox-gordon-matta-clark Soapbox: Gordon Matta-Clark Anthony Morey 2018-06-06T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-06T13:38:27-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e2/e29c7c16e276ccb73cd6009e13d36831.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/150067108/from-the-ground-up-andrea-palladio From the Ground Up: Andrea Palladio Anthony Morey 2018-06-01T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-06-01T01:06:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/50/50bb22b1c0c5db764c3f0361c3704859.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 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/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/150066560/redlines-thresholds Redlines: Thresholds Anthony Morey 2018-05-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-29T00:52:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/5648de6af402aa2b9c0732c3619f2efa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Redlines is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this session, we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/604318/thresholds" target="_blank">Thresholds</a>, a publication&nbsp;housed within the <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/150018071/architectural-history-and-criticism" target="_blank">History Theory Criticism</a> group in the Department of Architecture at <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/342/massachusetts-institute-of-technology-mit" target="_blank">MIT</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150066233/from-the-ground-up-thom-mayne From the Ground Up: Thom Mayne Anthony Morey 2018-05-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-25T03:00:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lg/lgxmnccq0iho3wpi.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/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/150064560/soapbox-will-alsop Soapbox: Will Alsop Anthony Morey 2018-05-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-16T03:12:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/63/637fh3h537wq83ks.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/150064029/casey-hughes-wants-to-create-work-that-is-simultaneously-intellectually-ambitious-and-scrappy Casey Hughes Wants to Create Work That is Simultaneously Intellectually Ambitious and Scrappy Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-05-14T12:57:00-04:00 >2018-05-17T15:14:28-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e7wegiatqknxuy3y.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Casey Hughes has made a name for himself by building into the famous hills of Los Angeles. His <a href="https://chughes.net/" target="_blank">eponymous firm</a>&mdash;started by his desire to push against both the academic world of architecture as well as the development-oriented one&mdash;specializes in intellectually ambitious residential projects, especially those located on some of the city's tricky hillside lots.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, Hughes talks about carving out a niche for himself while allowing room for design exploration.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150063907/from-the-ground-up-frank-gehry From the Ground Up: Frank Gehry Anthony Morey 2018-05-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-13T01:44:39-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/ut9gjet0ezve9pvz.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/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/150062819/fellow-fellows-linda-zhang Fellow Fellows: Linda Zhang Anthony Morey 2018-05-04T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-05-03T22:40:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3u/3ux25q8l0kxappcj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption and trend of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. These positions within the academic realm produce a fantastic blend of practice, research and design influence and traditionally within a tight time frame. Fellow Fellows sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both themselves and the discipline at large.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to an otherwise maddening pace of refreshed academics while giving a broad view of the exceptional and breakthrough work being done in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/gallery/150001760/0/syracuse-architecture-awards-2017-2018-boghosian-fellowship-to-linda-zhang" target="_blank">Linda Zhang</a> who is&nbsp;currently the 2017-2018 <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/993762/harry-der-boghosian-fellowship" target="_blank">Harry der Boghosian Fellowship</a> at <a href="https://archinect.com/syracuse" target="_blank">Syracuse University School of Architecture</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150061427/architecture-firm-d-u-s-t-carries-out-the-master-builder-tradition-in-the-arizona-desert Architecture Firm D.U.S.T Carries Out the Master Builder Tradition in the Arizona Desert Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-30T10:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/17/17cp6fq7fx2sgyyh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://www.dustdb.com/" target="_blank">D.U.S.T</a>, based out of Tucson, Arizona, is a multidisciplinary design firm comprised&nbsp;of architects, craftsmen, artists, and designers that focus their practice in the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150023134/the-return-of-the-master-builder" target="_blank">master builder</a> tradition. Founded by&nbsp;Cade Hayes and Jesus Robles,&nbsp;two desert natives, their work intimately roots itself to place, linking knowledge of local traditions to architecture and the building process.</p> <p>Their Tucson&nbsp;Mountain Retreat&nbsp;was recently featured in Netflix's US debut of <em>The World's Most Extraordinary Homes,&nbsp;</em>hosted by Piers Taylor and Caroline Quentin. For this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, I had the pleasure of speaking with the two about their experience on the show, and working out in the desert.</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/150061237/redlines-soiled Redlines: SOILED Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-04-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-24T12:18:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y7/y7o37u0e3oi0oat5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Redlines is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this session, we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/soiled" target="_blank">SOILED</a>;&nbsp;Co-founded by architect <a href="https://archinect.com/news/gallery/95659740/14/the-winning-narratives-of-the-first-fairy-tales-architecture-competition" target="_blank">Joseph Altshuler</a> and performance artist Isaac Bloom, SOILED was conceived upon a simple observation: even though architecture is all around us, architecture lacks an accessible venue for public consumption and entertainment.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150059860/cross-talk-5-decadent-critic-sch-ism-words-for-fingers-by-clemens-finkelstein Cross-Talk #5: 'Decadent Critic(sch)ism, Words for Fingers' by Clemens Finkelstein Clemens Finkelstein 2018-04-16T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-18T07:14:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/oh/ohswl0dgxqp8mk7u.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> https://archinect.com/features/article/150059639/digital-library-analog-building-the-story-of-rand-hall-chapter-4 Digital Library, Analog Building: The Story of Rand Hall (Chapter 4) Nicholas Korody 2018-04-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-04-13T10:07:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ka/karg1qiqo4h4gc1t.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Chapter 4: Second Action Second Renovation</em></p> <p>Rooms for data processor and faculty offices were installed on the first floor of Rand Hall for the Cornell Computer Center in 1959. Additional interior walls were erected to expand the office spaces on the west end of the second floor of Rand Hall. Today, the digitized collection of the entire library can be contained within the memory of a hard drive smaller than the size of a single book. But in 1959, the physical space required by a digitized library would have occupied more area than a traditional library of book stacks containing the same amount of information.</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/150055634/soapbox-surrealism Soapbox: Surrealism Anthony Morey 2018-03-21T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-29T23:02:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rv/rv29d1hx7x18tr2v.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150054796/from-the-ground-up-balkrishna-doshi From the Ground Up: Balkrishna Doshi Anthony Morey 2018-03-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-16T14:08:06-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vl/vlngnccmk3kdr3cj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150054437/soapbox-pritzker Soapbox: Pritzker Anthony Morey 2018-03-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-03-14T13:04:50-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u8/u8i4s20o3fqlo5dr.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/150053601/from-the-ground-up-zaha-hadid From the Ground Up: Zaha Hadid Anthony Morey 2018-03-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-06-02T19:14:47-04:00 <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/150052989/digital-library-analog-building-the-story-of-rand-hall-chapter-3 Digital Library, Analog Building: The Story of Rand Hall (Chapter 3) Joseph Kennedy 2018-03-06T08:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-06T12:17:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ok/okcy39t8szfghocu.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Chapter 3:&nbsp;First Action First Renovation</em></p> <p>Non load-bearing partitions were added between the columns to create spaces for offices and seminar rooms on the east side of the second floor of Rand Hall in 1952. Earlier that year, Buckminster Fuller built a twenty foot diameter geodesic dome with students on the roof of Rand Hall that acted as an inverted planetarium. But what had been intended as a permanent fixture on top of the building was destroyed by vandals on Halloween night. Although the structure no longer exists on top of Rand Hall, it is well documented in the extensive Fuller Archives.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150052224/fellow-fellows-zahra-safaverdi Fellow Fellows : Zahra Safaverdi Anthony Morey 2018-03-02T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-03-02T01:47:07-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1n/1n69jxedhuhkq9to.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1073280/fellow-fellows" target="_blank">Fellow Fellows</a></em>&nbsp;is a series that focuses on the current eruption of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/925992/fellowships" target="_blank">fellowships</a>&nbsp;in academia today. Within this realm, these positions produce a fantastic blend of practice, research, and design influence, traditionally done within a tight time-frame.&nbsp;<em>Fellow Fellows</em>&nbsp;sits down with these fellows and attempts to understand what these positions offer to both the participants and the discipline at large.&nbsp;It&nbsp;is about bringing attention and inquiry to the otherwise maddening pace of revolving academics while giving a broad view of the breakthrough work being done by those who exist in-between the newly minted graduate and the licensed associate.&nbsp;</p> <p>This week we speak to&nbsp;Zahra Safaverdi&nbsp;who served as the Harvard GSD's Irving innovation fellow in architecture in 2017.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150052136/soapbox-criticism Soapbox: Criticism Anthony Morey 2018-02-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-28T18:39:28-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/n9/n9gmj48i5uustmoa.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/150048224/from-the-ground-up-lina-bo-bardi From the Ground Up: Lina Bo Bardi Daniela Leon 2018-02-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-20T18:01:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qo/qojhpr5p2aup3i7n.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/150049181/cross-talk-4-joel-kerner-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Joel Kerner on 'Academic Aesthetics' Joel Kerner 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T10:21:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xk277afae9zrcwi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics.'</p>