Archinect - Features 2018-09-20T18:32:33-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150085658/want-to-join-studio-gang-design-principals-share-how-top-job-applicants-made-a-strong-first-impression Want to Join Studio Gang? Design Principals Share How Top Job Applicants Made a Strong First Impression Archinect 2018-09-20T11:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-19T19:51:57-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/82/826549922710889f4c70051e182e4f3d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Nurturing collaboration has been the heart and soul of <a href="https://archinect.com/studiogang" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> since <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/12062/jeanne-gang" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a> founded the firm in 1997. Whether they're working on a project, bonding at their yearly&nbsp;Camp Wandawega retreats, or setting a precedent to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150071968/jeanne-gang-closed-the-pay-gap-at-her-firm-and-urges-others-to-do-the-same" target="_blank">close the wage gap in architecture</a>, the Studio Gang collective takes creating &ldquo;a&nbsp;strong, supportive studio culture&rdquo; very seriously.</p> <p>Now with a staff of just over 100 people in their Chicago, New York, and San Francisco offices, Studio Gang is on the lookout for new talent. So what should job candidates hoping to join the Gang do to stand out in the application process? In Archinect's latest&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>, Design Principals Weston Walker and Juliane Wolf took a moment with us to share some tips and offer a glimpse into office life at the firm.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150087231/a-collection-of-thoughts-and-wisdom-from-robert-venturi A Collection of Thoughts and Wisdom from Robert Venturi. Anthony Morey 2018-09-20T10:47:00-04:00 >2018-09-20T14:46:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/83/837695a15913dfc0fe774e1161962c55.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> <p>This week we look at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150087058/architect-robert-venturi-dies-at-age-93" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>, whose&nbsp;wisdom and contribution to the discipline are unquestionable. With his passing this week, we look back at a collection of his public conversations and lectures.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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 >2018-09-20T09:36:42-04:00 <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/150086092/cut-copy-paste-one-in-a-million-cut-copy-paste Cut. Copy. Paste. One in a Million. Cut. Copy. Paste. Yoonjee Koh 2018-09-14T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-13T19:12:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2a/2ad3f8a7e4e2b0519b4c38c1a26d495a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The role of Archinect&rsquo;s series&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is to bring forward the positive aspects of the polemic and allow for the resulting conflict to bring to life an otherwise still and comfortable climate of creativity&mdash;if there can be one.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts&mdash;if to only say that it did&mdash;to allow text the freedom that the image has accepted and embraced.&nbsp;<strong>Cross-Talk</strong>&nbsp;attempts to force the&nbsp;<em>no</em>, to contradict itself, to anger, to please and then anger again, if only to force a stance, to pull out the position of the&nbsp;<em>self</em>, of the discipline and of the hour as a means to begin and maintain conversations moving forward.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this installment we hear from <a href="https://archinect.com/yoonjeekoh" target="_blank">Yoonjee Koh</a>. Yoonjee Koh is the Director of Intermediate Architecture Studios and full time faculty member at The <a href="https://archinect.com/BostonArchitecturalCollege" target="_blank">Boston Architectural College</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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/150085324/as-incoming-dean-of-the-college-of-architecture-art-and-planning-of-cornell-university-meejin-yoon-shares-her-insights-from-her-own-experience-as-an-architecture-student As Incoming Dean of the College of Architecture, Art and Planning of Cornell University, Meejin Yoon Shares Her Insights From Her Own Experience as an Architecture Student Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-09-11T10:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T12:17:17-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2cedad0d62c63aba27e2a1ffd05589a4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>At the beginning of the upcoming Spring semester, Meejin Yoon is the newly minted dean of the <a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" target="_blank">College of Architecture, Art and Planning of Cornell University</a>. According to the Cornell Chronicle, Yoon is the first woman named to the position since the college was formed in 1896.</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/150085016/melbourne-s-oof-architecture-isn-t-afraid-of-experimenting-in-historic-neighborhoods Melbourne's OOF! Architecture Isn't Afraid of Experimenting in Historic Neighborhoods Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-09-10T11:39:00-04:00 >2018-09-10T11:39:49-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f4/f467939ce42bb4451140ac0be706d841.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>For a relatively young practice, <a href="https://www.oof.net.au/" target="_blank">OOF! Architecture</a>&nbsp;has impressively produced two of the most recognized residential projects to come out of Australia in the past few years. Working in heritage dense areas, particularly tricky renovations with tight constraints and tight budgets &mdash;such as their <a href="https://archinect.com/OFFArch/project/hello-house" target="_blank">Hello House</a>, a renovated two-bedroom Victorian-era home, and their <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/project/150085038/acute-house/150085040" target="_blank">Acute House</a>, a renovation of an extremely decrepit, weatherboard cottage&mdash;are typical projects for the Melbourne-based studio.</p> <p>Outside of the office, founder Fooi-Ling Khoo also serves on the board of directors at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.architeam.net.au/" target="_blank">ArchiTeam</a>,&nbsp;a cooperative organization&nbsp;for Australian architects working in small, medium and emerging practices. Here, Khoo talks about the firm's work and her role championing the&nbsp;voice of Australia&rsquo;s small architectural practices.&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/150080202/australian-firm-breathe-architecture-is-changing-the-way-residential-development-is-done-down-under Australian firm Breathe Architecture is Changing the Way Residential Development is Done Down Under Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-09-05T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-06T08:58:40-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2c/2c8146217449a6274cf374929d6ba146.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With a promise that every project would have fresh air and windows in each room, Jeremy McLeod founded the Melbourne-based practice <a href="http://www.breathe.com.au/" target="_blank">Breathe Architecture</a> almost twenty years ago. Since, the firm has been applying their concept of environmentally and socially sustainable urban design to a range of commercial and residential projects. More recently, McLeod and his team have begun cultivating their own housing projects, changing the model for multi-residential development in&nbsp;Australia. Frustrated with the way architecture was being dictated by developers, market forces, and financial structures, they started the <a href="http://nightingalehousing.org/" target="_blank">Nightingale Housing</a> movement to support, promote and advocate for high-quality housing that is environmentally sustainable, financially affordable, and socially inclusive.</p> <p>Here, we talk with Lola Digby-Diercks, the Business Development Lead at Breathe Architecture and Nightingale, about the firm's innovative practices and the differences they are making within residential develo...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150080221/from-a-b-at-yale-to-a-built-memorial-maya-lin-s-vietnam-memorial From a B at Yale to a Built Memorial: Maya Lin's Vietnam Memorial Anthony Morey 2018-08-31T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-09-11T13:15:01-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/33/33a48b6391b1c1009e99ed34c920e278.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/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/150078213/the-archinect-outpost-guide-to-the-los-angeles-arts-district The Archinect Outpost Guide to the Los Angeles Arts District Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-08-21T11:55:00-04:00 >2018-08-22T14:25:42-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0f077689c160b9156da05971ec7c9e70.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The Arts District holds special significance in Los Angeles. From its origins as a vineyard to a twice-dilapidated blight on the city, the Arts District is now the home of SCI-Arc, Hauser &amp; Wirth and the locally beloved Bread Lounge.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://outpost.archinect.com" target="_blank">The Archinect Outpost</a> - our retail initiative featuring a&nbsp;collection of small-run, independently published architecture and design publications - opened its polygal doors on June 15th with the intention of living up to the quality of its newfound neighbors in the Arts District.</p> <p>Now available at the Outpost is our free guide of the Arts District, featuring a walking guide for those unfamiliar with the area. Our selection is based on the customer feedback we received during Archinect Outpost's first two months of operation, most of whom had never been to Los Angeles, and fewer still had been to the Arts District. Check out some highlights from our recommended walking route below.</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/150077564/is-the-rigidity-of-the-architectural-profession-constraining-innovation Is the Rigidity of the Architectural Profession Constraining Innovation? Sophia Bannert 2018-08-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-21T16:02:59-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/38/38b8c7bfc4b5f1b6c9ffc60bc3fd337e.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>When I started designing a door handle in my last practice, I was told not to bother. The firm had a standard door handle design that they used in all their projects. I soon discovered it was not just door handles that were standardized. Standards included elements such as materials and junctions between them, lighting concepts, entire layouts of bathrooms; everything from micro to macro had been standardized. It became apparent that my job was to mechanically arrange the standard details into a new arrangement, as if picking elements from a prefabricated home catalogue.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150076761/the-venice-biennale-swamp-pavilion-part-i-swamp-radio The Venice Biennale Swamp Pavilion, Part I: Swamp Radio Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-08-15T13:36:00-04:00 >2018-08-16T11:07:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c9/c983c10f1157542aff5c69935b40e046.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Though Venice has been the home of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/871008/2018-venice-biennale" target="_blank">the eponymous Biennale</a> since 1895 and the site of Western trade since roughly 400 AD, its longer history as a swamp is often overlooked. Its parcel of land and sea in Northeast Italy is notably hot, humid and rife with mosquitos, and has been since time immemorial.&nbsp;The ecosystems that depends on its swampy soil and vapor are threatened by human settlement, which has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in modern history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.swamp.lt" target="_blank">The Swamp Pavilion</a>, Lithuania's contribution to the 2018 Venice Biennale,&nbsp;is a networked effort to highlight the intersection of human and natural history present in Venice in the middle of what is commonly referred to as the 'Anthropocene.' Organized by Gediminas Urbonas and Nomeda Urbonas, the Swamp School has developed new theories and pedagogies in the format of a 'school,' through public interventions, field trips, workshops, lectures, discussions, chat channels and printed publications.</p> <p>Its first of three inst...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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/150076774/soapbox-ai-weiwei Soapbox: Ai Weiwei Anthony Morey 2018-08-08T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-08-09T21:39:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8db5cb6b0f36e49f5a185229e041287c.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1045325/soapbox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Soapbox</a>&nbsp;is a weekly series delivering a curated set of lectures, talks and symposia concerning contemporary themes but explored through the archives of lectures past and present. With the plethora of lectures, talks, symposia and panels occurring world wide on a daily basis, how can we begin to keep up and if not, find them once they are gone? Soapbox looks to assemble a selection of recent, archived and outlier lectures surrounding a given theme. Soapbox looks to curate this never-ending library of ideas into an engaging and diverse list of thoughts and provocations. Soapbox is just that, a collection aimed at discovering the occasional needle in a haystack.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/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/150075967/stephanie-rigolot-discusses-her-pivot-from-practicing-architecture-to-communicating-architecture Stephanie Rigolot Discusses Her Pivot from Practicing Architecture to Communicating Architecture Archinect 2018-08-02T13:10:00-04:00 >2018-08-02T13:10:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/68/685656de5e2400cd103af6e9b848f3f2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box</strong></a>&nbsp;is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p>In this installment, we're talking with&nbsp;<strong>Stephanie Rigolot</strong>, founder of LA-based consultancy&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wtwagency.com/" target="_blank">WHAT THE WHAT</a>. We discuss her experience working for architects such as Michael Graves and Thom Mayne, and how that evolved into a business devoted to helping architects express their work to the the public.&nbsp;</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/150074590/mutuo-brings-mexican-and-brazilian-perspectives-to-la-s-architectural-milieu Mutuo Brings Mexican and Brazilian Perspectives to LA's Architectural Milieu Archinect 2018-07-30T13:17:00-04:00 >2018-07-30T17:13:56-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/75/75615455fce7635afb7b497906b476eb.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/thisismutuo" target="_blank">Mutuo</a> is an LA-based practiced founded by Jose Herrasti, originally from Mexico City, and Fernanda Oppermann, originally from Brazil. After a few years working at architecture offices in the US, with some time together at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/280/eric-owen-moss-architects" target="_blank">Eric Owen Moss Architects</a>, the two decided to start their own practice 5 years ago. By connecting their own personal experience, they settled on LA due to it's welcoming environment and cultural diversity.</p> <p>The duo describe Mutuo as versatile. They actively pursue, design and build single-family &amp;&nbsp;multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, cultural and urban-scale masterplans, often working with other architects on non-profit and pro-bono projects.</p> <p>In this week's <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a> we chat with Jose and Fernanda to learn more the practice's origins and goals.&nbsp;</p>