Archinect - Features 2018-09-20T05:37:51-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150080401/a-victory-under-the-sun-must-also-be-against-it A Victory Under The Sun Must Also Be Against It Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-19T12:54:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T13:59:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d1/d1ee474b63fde45121703136a02c550b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Imitative solar panels - designed by companies including <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149993737/mit-startup-creates-camouflage-solar-panels" target="_blank">Sistine Solar</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149975987/say-goodbye-to-clunky-solar-panels-and-hello-to-tesla-s-sleek-new-glass-solar-roof-tiles" target="_blank">Tesla</a>&nbsp;- call into question the relationship between infrastructural aesthetics and the urgent need to conserve material resources in the current climate. Can conservation really only be sold in a dress? Is the conflation of the two our only way out of the environmental crisis?&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085560/archinectmeets-lerichti #ArchinectMeets @lerichti Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-18T14:38:00-04:00 >2018-09-18T19:08:18-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d2/d2585e41622912641d966a5026153510.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.</p> <p>Social media has undeniably affected the way we perceive, interpret and share opinions about architecture today. Using our own account,&nbsp;<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.<br></p> <p>We spoke to Philipp Heer (<a href="https://www.instagram.com/lerichti/" target="_blank">@lerichti</a>),&nbsp;a freelancer photographer whose work primarily focuses on contemporary architecture in Switzerland and the neighboring European countries. His website states that his complete work can be found on Instagram, a profile he has kept active for nearly four years.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080007/under-the-skin-an-intimate-building-review-of-ac-martin-s-ladwp-headquarters Under the Skin; An Intimate Building Review of AC Martin's LADWP Headquarters Patrick Geske 2018-09-18T11:37:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T23:25:19-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/67/673516b0e1de95e9360d970f9165e7c5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Under the Skin</em> is a new review series that focuses on buildings in Los Angeles. Each review selects one finished building, whether newly-built or long-time-standing, and takes an in-depth look at it in order to get under its skin.</p> <p>In this first installment, we take a look at the Department of Water and Power Building.</p> <p>Built: 1964<br>Architect: <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/30147/ac-martin" target="_blank">AC Martin and Associates</a><br>Location: 111 N Hope St, Los Angeles, CA</p> Building Score: 9.4 https://archinect.com/features/article/150086243/algorithms-images-architecture-s-history-archivist Algorithms & Images. Architecture's History Archivist. Phoebe Webster 2018-09-15T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-15T12:25:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/04/041a799a273326192093c7fe9b6f9514.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/pwebster" target="_blank">Phoebe Webster</a>&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/jackstewartcastner" target="_blank">Jack Stewart Castner</a>. Phoebe is a Los Angeles-based designer raised in Maryland and is a current Master of Architecture candidate at the <a href="https://archinect.com/ucla" target="_blank">University of California</a>, Los Angeles. Jack is a Los Angeles-based designer, raised in Philadelphia and holds a Master of Architecture from the <a href="https://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>, where he was awarded t...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085887/designing-and-developing-is-a-fantasy-for-many-architects-david-freeland-tells-us-how-freelandbuck-did-it-with-the-stack-house Designing AND Developing Is a Fantasy for Many Architects; David Freeland Tells Us How FreelandBuck Did It With the Stack House Paul Petrunia 2018-09-14T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T14:22:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7a/7a5c35545cf72bf270b73c2e46c2ef2b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Nestled in the hillsides of North East Los Angeles, a new four-story home built by the architecture duo <a href="https://archinect.com/FreelandBuck" target="_blank">FreelandBuck</a> is offering a lucky buyer a taste of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6652/california-living-aia-los-angeles-selects-23-residential-architecture-award-winners" target="_blank">quintessential California living</a>. Designed as a series of volumes stacked on top one another to slightly varying orientations, the 2,207-square foot residence comes complete with a wide-open floor plan, seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces, far-reaching views of the San Gabriel Mountains, and an <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150062794/winners-announced-for-la-county-s-yes-to-adu-design-competition" target="_blank">accessory dwelling unit (ADU)</a> that can be rented out or used as office space.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085918/protecting-our-unconscious-controlling-our-inspiration Protecting our Unconscious. Controlling our Inspiration? Ricardo Souto 2018-09-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T23:20:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/13/133a3d4e46a89a520abc9772a69df3f0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/ricardosouto" target="_blank">Ricardo Lledo Souto</a>. Ricardo is a New York based designer currently studying at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia</a>'s&nbsp;Advanced Architecture Design Masters Program.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085546/based-on-true-events-copied-from-past-ones Based on True Events. Copied from Past Ones. Brendan Shea 2018-09-12T12:28:00-04:00 >2018-09-12T16:15:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f8/f894137eb8468258a34e9a1687a1d5d3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from Brendan Shea&nbsp;on the topic of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-6-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction" target="_blank">Creative Rights &amp; Intellectual Property</a>. Brendan is a Los Angeles based designer, educator and maker.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150085239/cross-talk-7-creative-rights-intellectual-property-introduction Cross-Talk #7: Creative Rights & Intellectual Property — Introduction Anthony Morey 2018-09-10T14:13:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T11:19:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bc/bcd1041f3ace3a15f5e468d8c6f5e295.gif" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this series, we are looking at the autonomy of the student and their role in today's institutions as it relates to creative rights and intellectual property.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150084929/it-could-have-been-called-sob-gordon-bunshaft-and-som It Could Have Been Called SOB: Gordon Bunshaft and SOM Anthony Morey 2018-09-07T13:23:00-04:00 >2018-09-07T16:38:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9a/9a0c017c9f1f2a9c8a2f9f0792c4604e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><em><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1071676/from-the-ground-up" target="_blank">From the Ground Up</a></em></strong>&nbsp;is a series on Archinect focused on discovering the early stages &amp; signs of history's most prolific architects. Starting from the beginning allows us to understand the long journey architecture takes in even the formative of hands and often, surprising shifts that occur in its journey. These early projects grant us a glimpse into the early, naive, ambitious and at points rough edges of soon to be architectural masters.</p> <p>In this installment we look at the work of Gordon Bunschaft, a seminal member at SOM for over 40 years.&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/150079815/soapbox-jeffrey-kipnis Soapbox: Jeffrey Kipnis Anthony Morey 2018-08-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-01T14:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b90d1513775875afc517a7666ec21d5.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150078554/jack-self-editor-of-real-review-now-available-at-archinect-outpost-discusses-his-mystic-process-and-the-importance-of-print Jack Self, Editor of Real Review (Now Available at Archinect Outpost!), Discusses His "Mystic Process" and the Importance of Print Anthony Morey 2018-08-24T11:58:00-04:00 >2018-08-29T11:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3d/3de37f4d8ebd808811909ea81b5f670c.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>This week we talk with <a href="https://real-review.org/" target="_blank">Real Review</a>'s editor, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149998946/what-it-means-to-live-today-an-interview-with-jack-self-from-next-up-floating-worlds" target="_blank">Jack Self</a>. Real Review is a publication stemming from a creative partnership between the architectural practice&nbsp;<a href="http://real.foundation/" target="_blank">REAL</a>&nbsp;and the design studio&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ok-rm.co.uk/" target="_blank">OK-RM</a>.</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/150078812/soapbox-christo-and-jeanne-claude Soapbox: Christo and Jeanne-Claude Anthony Morey 2018-08-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-01T14:16:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b5/b52f6b7d91facb135e9c350886b7d689.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/150078130/from-a-home-to-president-obama-s-library-tod-williams-billie-tsien-architect-s-eisenberg-residence From a Home to President Obama's Library: Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architect's Eisenberg Residence Anthony Morey 2018-08-17T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-24T06:50:10-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75e237706075f4bed91ffa6a1704ea30.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/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/150077205/from-dr-dre-to-john-lautner-it-all-started-here-the-panel-house-by-barbara-bestor From Dr. Dre to John Lautner, it all started here. The Panel House by Barbara Bestor. Anthony Morey 2018-08-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8e/8ef3a0f6ad4fd7f814e08dd9c7a907cf.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/150076179/from-obscurity-to-moma-eric-owen-moss-s-playa-del-rey-triplex From Obscurity to MoMA. Eric Owen Moss's Playa Del Rey Triplex Anthony Morey 2018-08-03T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b879a409a7a5fbdcc2e7b77e3c6eb685.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/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/150075630/readlines-fresh-meat Readlines: Fresh Meat Anthony Morey 2018-07-31T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T13:46:18-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9b883dad6cdf35847f370f55e6639008.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>This week we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/blog/article/39897859/fresh-slice-of-fresh-meat" target="_blank">Fresh Meat</a>. Fresh Meat is run by architecture and design criticism students at the <a href="https://archinect.com/forum/thread/95264905/thoughts-on-uic-architecture" target="_blank">UIC School of Architecture</a>.</p> <p><em>Fresh Meat and other publications featured in the series are now available at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1149443/archinect-outpost" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, our new initiative in downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District!</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074942/the-brochures-of-the-venice-architecture-biennale The Brochures of the Venice Architecture Biennale Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-28T17:02:54-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6f/6f06429a2774ba4345c45c81455a08ad.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For 16 nonconsecutive years,&nbsp;architecture has had a starring role at the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/763369/venice-architecture-biennale" target="_blank">Venice Biennale</a>, located at the Southeast tip of Venice Italy. Countries from around the world represent their best architectural research and design; first within designated buildings on two campuses and second - if they strike a chord with visitors - throughout social media channels. What is often strewn across the internet are only the most daring designs and the most apparent research intentions:&nbsp;full-scale prototypes, immersive ephemera and provocative statements as big as the walls that contain them.</p> <p>What the social media universe rarely gets to see from the Biennale, however, are the pamphlets that its visitors collect ravenously as they pass from pavilion to pavilion. These print documents reveal a significant amount of information relative to the individual pavilions (and significantly more than the photos of those pavilions themselves); some of them have short stories, a few are evasively poetic, whil...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150075129/tombs-hotels-and-libraries-the-beginnings-of-tienne-louis-boull-e Tombs, Hotels and Libraries. The beginnings of Étienne-Louis Boullée. Anthony Morey 2018-07-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-27T01:04:00-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a9/a9d6080393750ee0397c18aaf59acc07.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/150074432/soapbox-jonathan-gold Soapbox: Jonathan Gold Anthony Morey 2018-07-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-25T12:41:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d0/d0b6583b8b2bb5f061b8f66ed4061faa.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150074609/redlines-the-funambulist Redlines: The Funambulist Anthony Morey 2018-07-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-24T14:05:12-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a4/a484b9fff81e1d31fbaff318a37a2778.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a> is a collection of interviews with editors&nbsp;that make today's most provocative architectural publications come to life.&nbsp;While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design frameworks that shape this process.</p> <p>In this issue we talk with <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149994523/uncovering-the-architecture-of-colonialism-with-the-funambulist" target="_blank">L&eacute;opold Lambert</a> the editor-in-chief of <em><a href="https://thefunambulist.net/" target="_blank">the Funambulist</a>.</em>&nbsp;Started as a blog in 2010, it began publishing regular articles mostly written by L&eacute;opold Lambert about the political violence of architecture, in particular in Palestine.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150072850/in-focus-neal-johnson In Focus: Neal Johnson Nathan Smith 2018-07-13T10:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/25/25e34a3796e425a053fb10505ed3688c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><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, Nathan Smith interviews <a href="http://nealparkerjohnson.com/" target="_blank">Neal Johnson</a>, a freelance photographer based out of Louisville, Kentucky.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150073000/cross-talk-6-konstantinos-chatzaras-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Konstantinos Chatzaras on East vs West Konstantinos Chatzaras 2018-07-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-12T16:30:32-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56d9c7e1abc65cb26d5f9da212a044d0.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/150061044/iconic-buildings-i-work-at-the-royal-pavilion-brighton Iconic Buildings: I work at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Ellen Hancock 2018-07-12T09:05:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T12:18:30-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6c36a3b6fc75d00b1ae03f0e8f9d414.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In our series&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/886060/iconic-buildings" target="_blank">Iconic Buildings</a>, we speak to people who live or work in buildings of architectural significance. Is their exposure to an architectural wonder on a daily basis a source of inspiration or simply part of the backdrop?&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In this feature, we spoke to Nick Kay who is Workforce Development Officer and Conservation Assistant at the <a href="https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/" target="_blank">Royal Pavilion in Brighton</a>.&nbsp;<br></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/150072461/rensselaer-students-develop-a-disaster-architecture-from-water-bottles-and-shipping-materials Rensselaer Students Develop a Disaster Architecture from Water Bottles and Shipping Materials Nicholas Korody 2018-07-11T10:20:00-04:00 >2018-07-09T19:20:29-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d8e7e22b511d2e953a53ed2c37b0f5d2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A preliminary hypothesis: we are living in an era marked by a profusion of &ldquo;crises&rdquo; &mdash; some environmental, some sociopolitical, some economic, and most a mixture of all three. In turn, in architecture, particularly its academies, we are witnessing an attendant explosion of designs for shelters that endeavor to alleviate or solve such crises. After all, architecture is a discipline that often imagines itself capable of &ldquo;problem-solving,&rdquo; with shelter design as the go-to solution. By and large, these undeniably well-intentioned endeavors fail to take-off for any number of reasons: practicality, scalability, affordability, etc. But &mdash; to offer a secondary hypothesis &mdash; this may be the wrong metric through which to interpret and judge such pedagogical exercises. Rather, these projects can be read as if texts, wherein the mutable and muted meanings of terms like &ldquo;crisis&rdquo; and &ldquo;architecture&rdquo; &mdash; and their relations with each other &mdash;&nbsp;emerge from the shadows cast by their ubiquity.</p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/150072710/cross-talk-6-duane-mclemore-on-east-vs-west Cross-Talk #6: Duane McLemore on East vs West Duane McLemore 2018-07-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-07-11T13:25:33-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8adc3f9481d60a9e07869e50641f6a72.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s new series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p>