Archinect - Features 2018-12-13T11:07:48-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150099373/a-look-at-brutalist-guatemala A Look at Brutalist Guatemala Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-12T12:32:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T20:32:21-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ab/ab3d110fd3281ac75339b57bb7d8a8d0.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the launch of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150099100/archinect-launches-brutal-coffee" target="_blank">Archinect's Brutal&nbsp;coffee</a>, we hit our second destination in this two part feature. Heading over three thousand miles North-West of Brazil, we explore <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1016684/guatemala" target="_blank">Guatemala</a> and its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/87928/brutalism" target="_blank">Brutalist</a> movement.</p> <p>Guatemala and its relationship with these monolithic structures are tied with the&nbsp;culture and artistic identity of the area. Pulling from its <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/842484/mayan" target="_blank">Mayan</a> roots, these prominent structures scattered throughout the region use the Brutalist movement to accompany the historical architecture already present in the city. The artistic presence within the country is a blend of rich folklore and the interlacing of various architectural movements. Highly influential architects such as Roberto Aycinena, Jos&eacute; Montes C&oacute;rdova, Ra&uacute;l Minondo, and Efra&iacute;n Recinos, among others, have created a legacy influencing Guatemalan architecture to this day.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099773/words-of-wisdom-from-toshiko-mori-harvard-gsd-s-first-tenured-female-professor Words of Wisdom from Toshiko Mori, Harvard GSD's First Tenured Female Professor Anthony Morey 2018-12-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-12-13T04:37:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3c2291b78fb2c5128735c10489109b55.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> <p>This week, on the heals of her being awarded the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/7013/toshiko-mori-to-receive-2019-aia-acsa-topaz-medallion" target="_blank">2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion</a> we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/6135/toshiko-mori-architect" target="_blank">Toshiko Mori.</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099604/urban-discussions-never-sleep-a-conversation-with-bernd-upmeyer-founder-of-monu-magazine Urban Discussions Never Sleep; A Conversation with Bernd Upmeyer, Founder of MONU Magazine Anthony Morey 2018-12-10T15:41:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T00:18:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f1/f1f4c77aa919bffcfd701d2d9d5c7749.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 MONU Magazine. MONU is run by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/55264927/the-ideology-of-publication-conversation-with-bernd-upmeyer" target="_blank">Bernd Upmeyer</a>. Bernd Upmeyer is the editor-in-chief and founder of MONU Magazine. He is also the founder of the Rotterdam-based Bureau of Architecture, Research, and Design (BOARD).&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094911/how-elizabeth-eason-architecture-achieves-work-life-balance How Elizabeth Eason Architecture Achieves Work-Life Balance Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-12-10T12:13:00-05:00 >2018-12-10T12:13:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5d/5db32ccada1bb5033c82abd3be833842.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Over the past few years, the field has received a growing amount of attention that has highlighted longstanding <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/86128/labor-rights" target="_blank">labor issues</a> within the architecture industry, ranging from unsustainable pay models to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745557/sexual-assault" target="_blank">unwelcoming work environments</a>. That&rsquo;s why it is &ldquo;more urgent than ever,&rdquo; <a href="https://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/architecture-lobby-bernie-sanders-architecture/" target="_blank">says</a> Peggy Deamer (who started <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/370511/architecture-lobby" target="_blank">the Architecture Lobby</a> to tackle such issues), that &ldquo;we have a system that highlights labor matters, that fights for fairness and not management.&rdquo;</p> <p>Looking for an alternative, the group created the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/1238367/just-design" target="_blank">Just Design Initiative</a>, which recognizes fair labor practices in architecture. Beginning with nominations submitted by employees, and followed by an evaluation process, the team looked at practices that can serve as models of a new status quo within the profession. Archinect has teamed up with the Just Design crew to profile firms across the country that meet the initiative's standards. Whether it is a family-friendly work schedule or a health coverage plan that goes above and beyond, the se...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150099181/a-look-at-brutalist-brazil A Look at Brutalist Brazil Katherine Guimapang 2018-12-08T15:06:00-05:00 >2018-12-11T18:08:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/69495ac8e1784c175f2288798bcff6ee.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the launch of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150099100/archinect-launches-brutal-coffee" target="_blank">Archinect's Brutal coffee</a> we've decided to take a look at the Brutalist architecture of the two regions our beans have originated.&nbsp;A two part feature, today we explore the history of Brazil's Brutalist movement and how the iconic style has influenced the country.&nbsp;Stay tuned for the next part, looking at Brutalism in Guatemala.&nbsp;</p> <p>Other than focusing on the pure materiality of these structures, Brutalism within Brazil can be interpreted as a beautiful expression of monumentality and its complementary nature to Brazil's lush landscapes. Once dissected into further detail, iconic designers like Italian-Brazilian architect,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/126542532/the-motley-life-and-uncertain-legacy-of-lina-bo-bardi" target="_blank">Lina Bo Bardi</a> used the cultural makeup of the city, married with the honest materiality of Brutalism, to highlight the social and cultural potential of architecture in Brazil.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150098663/a-conversation-with-nicholas-mcmillan-on-peculiar-architecture A Conversation with Nicholas McMillan on Peculiar Architecture Anthony Morey 2018-12-03T13:31:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T15:44:58-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/90cca96ee448f6608eb82d89fdbf8a6a.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" target="_blank">Thesis Review</a>&nbsp;is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/nicholasmcmillan" target="_blank">Nicholas McMillan</a> about his thesis titled, Architecture of Peculiarity.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097618/the-building-the-hill-the-monument-the-stavros-niarchos-cultural-centre-by-renzo-piano The Building, The Hill & The Monument; The Stavros Niarchos Cultural Centre by Renzo Piano Konstantinos Chatzaras 2018-11-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-27T20:16:00-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/97/97493d2f9d2a07476fd0befa44ba979f.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Callouts is a review series in praise of architecture, art, and the city.</p> <p>Contrary to the common use of the modal verb &ldquo;to call out&rdquo; which emphasizes negative criticism, &ldquo;Callouts&rdquo; here draw from the architectural drawing tradition. Callouts in architecture establish a closer look towards a part of a project that requires more explanation and emphasized attention due to its complexity, uniqueness or typicality. They create a different, more detailed view of what has already been seen, expanding the reader&rsquo;s understanding of the project.</p> <p>Following that tradition, &ldquo;Callouts&rdquo; is a series of carefully selected complex, unique and banal projects, that have the potential to initiate a discussion, be didactic and affect their contemporary contextual mythology. Reviews for projects that do not satisfy these criteria can be found by typing &ldquo;architecture&rdquo; on your search bar. </p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097632/does-neil-denari-dream-of-electric-sheep-thoughts-and-tangents-with-neil-denari Does Neil Denari Dream of Electric Sheep? Thoughts and Tangents with Neil Denari Anthony Morey 2018-11-27T12:56:00-05:00 >2018-11-27T13:11:11-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/81/81aa76c42b7df84596e436dff0cbdf8e.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> <p>This week, we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/nmda" target="_blank">Neil Denari</a>. Denari will also be launching his new monograph MASS X this week at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150095829/archinect-outpost-to-host-launch-of-neil-denari-s-highly-anticipated-new-monograph-massx" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, so make sure to come by and check it out.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097282/extra-extra-cultural-warfare Extra Extra: Cultural Warfare Ryan Scavnicky 2018-11-26T11:53:00-05:00 >2018-12-05T11:56:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3c/3cdcffb14e98b2503fd4e8cd67f96c67.gif" border="0" /><p>Extra Extra won&rsquo;t focus on memes but try to illustrate problems through them. To that end, the looser conditions of a column allow for visible cracks in my positions. Unanswered questions are welcomed. Criticisms formed on a mimetic hunch can be built up. Nothing here is too polished, neither is it expected to be.</p> <p>As architecture culture breaks into architecture cultures, let's explore the fissures. Tomorrow, we begin together the construction of a constituency.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097180/mismatches-between-the-social-value-of-art-and-public-consumers-some-thoughts-by-erin-cuevas Mismatches Between the Social Value of Art and Public Consumers; Some Thoughts by Erin Cuevas. Erin Cuevas 2018-11-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-25T15:54:56-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1a/1aae179057247246839d0cf299f9c1d7.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 series, we are looking at the role Practice and Academia in today's disciplinary framework and how we can begin to analyze and recalibrate their relationship. In today's installment we hear from Erin Cuevas, a Los Angeles based designer and lead of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150057502/curious-minds-a-los-angeles-based-practice-discuss-balancing-experimentation-with-built-works" target="_blank">Curious Minds Los Angeles</a>.&nbsp;<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096943/meet-aleph-zero-the-young-architects-behind-this-year-s-best-new-building Meet Aleph Zero, the Young Architects Behind This Year's Best New Building Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-21T09:05:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T12:24:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/86/8660a31d3330dbb0827ee275a171f1e4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6943/a-deeper-look-at-riba-s-2018-international-shortlist-building-children-village-by-rosenbaum-aleph-zero" target="_blank">Children Village</a>, a boarding school for disadvantaged children in rural Brazil, has been crowned as the world's best new building of the year. Designed by the firm <a href="https://archinect.com/alephzero" target="_blank">Aleph Zero</a> in collaboration with Rosenbaum, the groundbreaking project has won the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/9592/riba" target="_blank">Royal Institute of British Architects</a>' prestigious <a href="https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-international-prize" target="_blank">International Prize</a>, a biennial award recognizing a new building from around the world that exemplifies design excellence, architectural ambition and delivers meaningful social impact.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150097021/ontological-crapstractions-or-just-what-is-it-that-makes-today-s-architecture-so-indifferent-so-appalling Ontological Crapstractions or Just What is it That Makes Today’s Architecture so Indifferent so Appalling WAI Think Tank 2018-11-21T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-29T12:24:32-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e6/e63aa9f4b59f2e8b1ad826f237deb933.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 series, we are looking at the role Practice and Academia in today's disciplinary framework and how we can begin to analyze and recalibrate their relationship. In today's installment we hear from&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/15875026/wai-architecture-think-tank" target="_blank">WAI Architecture Think Tank</a>.&nbsp;WAI Architecture Think Tank is an international studio practicing architecture, urbanism, and architectural research. Founded in Brussels in 2008 by French ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096777/the-realities-of-fun-versus-labor-with-evan-bliss The Realities of Fun Versus Labor with Evan Bliss Evan Bliss 2018-11-20T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-20T10:49:25-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b4/b42a8f3a064adf227ffef8e9221120a2.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 series, we are looking at the role Practice and Academia in today's disciplinary framework and how we can begin to analyze and recalibrate their relationship. In today's installment we hear from Evan Bliss, a Los Angeles based designer and Board Member of the LA Forum.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150096063/a-conversation-with-jack-stewart-castner-on-architectural-jekyll-and-hydes A Conversation with Jack Stewart-Castner on Architectural Jekyll and Hydes Anthony Morey 2018-11-15T12:41:00-05:00 >2018-11-16T03:01:11-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b1/b182afebe4baaa472a84f44353ad2b73.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1223266/thesis-review" target="_blank">Thesis Review</a> is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the academic arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to <a href="https://archinect.com/jackstewartcastner" target="_blank">Jack Stewart-Castner</a> about his thesis, "Rend, Mend".&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150095426/the-yves-b-har-designed-adu-and-the-complicated-altruism-of-the-fully-customizable-prefab The Yves Béhar-Designed ADU and the Complicated Altruism of the “Fully-Customizable Prefab” Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-13T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-19T12:25:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/14/14418b96fff259838604ebb09e7e226c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>My invitation to interview industrial designer Yves B&eacute;har about his first step into architecture, an immaculately designed Accessory Dwelling Unit (<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150062794/winners-announced-for-la-county-s-yes-to-adu-design-competition" target="_blank">ADU</a>), brought me to a design festival of unprecedented scale and wealth.</p> <p>Held in the historic core of Downtown Los Angeles - a neighborhood physically and economically between the Financial District and Skid Row - <a href="https://la18.summit.co" target="_blank">Summit LA18</a> was a three day festival that hosted, according to its promotional material, &ldquo;a wide array of talks, performances, wellness classes, art installations, gourmet food, and experiences designed to foster relationships and inspire new perspectives.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>A cursory glance at the titles of highlighted events, including &ldquo;Al Gore and Jaden Smith on New Hope for Solving the Climate Crisis&rdquo; and &ldquo;Manufactured Organs and The Radical Quest to Cure Aging&rdquo; was my first clue of what relationships might be fostered and what new perspectives might be prioritized at this event; my second clue was the intensive application for entry (follo...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094320/balancing-the-conceptual-and-the-actual-a-studio-snapshot-of-preliminary-research-office Balancing the Conceptual and The Actual; A Studio Snapshot of Preliminary Research Office Anthony Morey 2018-11-12T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-12T00:11:57-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cf/cf2ec65c8f7a2474c03659e6d9bb6498.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Led by&nbsp;Chloe Brunner, <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/116348258/student-works-townization-a-new-chinese-urbanization-paradigm-from-the-gsd" target="_blank">Dingliang Yang</a> and <a href="https://archinect.com/people/cover/28312592/yaohua-wang" target="_blank">Yaohua Wang</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/p-r-o" target="_blank">Preliminary Research Office</a> has been making a name for itself as an emerging practice leveraging contemporary motifs, exceptional techniques, and potent design schemes to consistently push the boundaries of what a young office can do in today's practice focused climate.&nbsp;</p> <p>For this week's&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with two of the office's principals Chloe Brunner (CNB) &amp; Yaohua Wang (YHW) about the practice's origins, their unique work approach, along with a view into their approach to the discipline through theory, buildings, and models.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094894/data-and-mortar-will-the-technological-revolution-render-architects-obsolete DATA-AND-MORTAR; Will the Technological Revolution Render Architects Obsolete? Christine Bjerke 2018-11-10T11:43:00-05:00 >2018-11-12T20:01:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/c0/c0413270061d1567f7722240ade5ae1b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Globally, multinational tech companies are moving <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/technology/tech-companies-conquered-cities.html" target="_blank">beyond the digital realm</a> to enter the physical domains of where, when, and how we will produce our cities in the future. Grounded in the interdependency between us (citizens) as &ldquo;users&rdquo; and tech corporations as &ldquo;providers,&rdquo; we have no other choice than to open the doors to the core of our cities if we wish to remain &ldquo;connected.&rdquo; However, rather than simply accepting the imposition often dictated by tech companies and political policy-making, how can architecture&rsquo;s response move beyond the current trends of uncritically adapting technology and, instead, begin to reclaim agency over architectural and urban development? What role can architects play in this seemingly-inevitable technical evolution, with their knowledge and sensitivity to the relationship between the body and space? It is undeniable that architecture will have to run much faster to catch up (with <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/24890/silicon-valley" target="_blank">Silicon Valley</a>) or the design of our cities will remain in the territory of...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094452/how-overwork-and-anxiety-led-architect-ben-channon-to-focus-on-designing-for-happiness How Overwork and Anxiety Led Architect Ben Channon to Focus on Designing for Happiness Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-11-08T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-21T01:30:19-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/10/10367f4491f733d575b71966a5d35e39.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Architect <a href="https://twitter.com/mindfularchi?lang=en" target="_blank">Ben Channon</a> was finishing up his architectural qualifications when he began to realize the toll it was taking on his <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150063848/archinect-sessions-episode-121-mental-health-in-architecture" target="_blank">mental health</a>. Overcome by anxiety, and living in a small shared flat, he was gripped by questions of why some buildings make us happy, while others do not. "At the end of the day, our environment affects us, whatever type of building it is," Channon says. His curiosity led him down a path investigating the links between <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/122656/mental-health" target="_blank">architecture and well-being</a>. Channon's findings have culminated in the recent book,&nbsp;<em><a href="https://amzn.to/2D9qHNS" target="_blank">Happy by Design</a></em>,&nbsp;where he asserts that the design of buildings can have large effects on the happiness of its inhabitants and offers advice on how to design spaces that better serve its users.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094658/a-conversation-with-runze-zhang-alessio-grancini-on-their-thesis-project-games-of-deletion A Conversation with Runze Zhang & Alessio Grancini on their Thesis Project "Games of Deletion" Anthony Morey 2018-11-07T12:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-07T13:34:18-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bbe1bc8f1e9a12d78dd2871b301eaba4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Thesis Review is a collection of conversations, statements and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia. Thesis projects give a glimpse into the current state of the education arena while painting a picture for the future of practice.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each feature will present a contemporary thesis project through the voice of those that constructed it. This week, we talk to Games of Deletion makers Runze Zhang &amp; Alessio Grancini on their process, their project, their tangential thoughts and where they hope to see their thesis grow towards into the future.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094759/40-years-of-discipline-shifting-architecture-with-jacques-herzog-pierre-de-meuron 40 Years of Discipline-Shifting Architecture with Jacques Herzog & Pierre de Meuron Anthony Morey 2018-11-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-11-07T12:14:43-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/760d7da93219ef1b84876ec4c2f5a823.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> <p>To celebrate their firm turning 40, this week we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" target="_blank">Herzog de Meuron</a>.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150093535/archinectmeets-daniellaondesign #ArchinectMeets @daniellaondesign Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-11-06T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-10-31T13:56:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2b1cf2d8cba9aaec0c15b6f07e440967.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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. While we use 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.</p> <p>We spoke to&nbsp;Daniella Ohad, Ph.D, the curator of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/daniellaondesign/" target="_blank">@daniellaondesign</a>. As a design historian that regularly lectures on the subject, Ohad uses Instagram to advocate for the significance of design history through its most stunning precedents and their most seductive photographs.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150094078/books-and-bots-conversations-on-the-future-of-architecture-publishing Books and Bots: Conversations on the Future of Architecture Publishing Hannah Wood 2018-11-05T10:48:00-05:00 >2018-11-06T14:35:16-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5a/5ab0ac87035cad1a1e1af060a9643d10.gif" border="0" /><p>The ease of online publishing has influenced a surge in the production of architecture content&mdash;more text, images and video are now created and distributed than ever before. In this sink or swim environment of the global &lsquo;mediasphere&rsquo;, print-based architecture publishers face challenging questions when it comes to their future financial sustainability and role in a rapidly-changing industry. As Archinect&rsquo;s own bookshop and event space in Downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150067653/archinect-outpost-to-open-in-downtown-los-angeles-launch-party-june-15th" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>, celebrates its first summer, this edition of <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1085498/hannah-wood" target="_blank">Architecture Futures</a> invites architecture publishers to reflect on the industry as it stands today and what the next decade may hold. Instead of &lsquo;killing print&rsquo; will the fourth industrial revolution induce a mainstream resurgence of physical publications? What is the future role of editor as publishers add AI sorting mechanisms and user-driven editing practices to their oeuvre? What new forms of architectural content may soon exist? I discuss these questions ...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150093540/the-user-s-right-to-the-city The User’s Right to the City Benjamin Busch 2018-11-03T10:14:00-04:00 >2018-11-29T13:46:03-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3a/3a6e8fefd300512ec7f4f9fff049b211.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The &ldquo;right to the city&rdquo; has become a rallying call for social movements worldwide [1]. While the slogan serves as a generic container for a variety of issues that might otherwise go ignored, its origins pertain to a certain idea of revolutionary politics. More than symbolic negation, the right to the city was originally meant to signify an ongoing struggle at the level of everyday life. As such, the terms of the right to the city must be continuously renewed, today in regard to the advanced technical infrastructures that shape everyday life, in cities and beyond.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150093748/how-can-architecture-respond-to-the-1-5-c-imperative How Can Architecture Respond to the 1.5ºC Imperative? Daniel A. Barber 2018-11-02T12:10:00-04:00 >2018-11-05T13:40:42-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2b/2b0d58717ad9011cbc1e1236f6fafbd8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The <a href="http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/" target="_blank">recent report</a> from the International Panel on Climate Change alters the discussion of architecture and environment. The report, released on October 11, is alarming. As <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/08/global-warming-must-not-exceed-15c-warns-landmark-un-report" target="_blank">the Guardian</a><em></em> puts it &ldquo;we have 12 years to limit climate catastrophe, warns U.N.&rdquo; Based on discussions from the IPCC meeting in Paris in 2016, a group of scientists reviewed and summarized thousands of relevant articles to assess the relative goals of 1.5 and 2&ordm;C increase in global average temperature, from an 1850 baseline. It suggests that immediate action is needed&mdash;on reducing carbon emissions, on removing carbon from the atmosphere&mdash;to keep warming to 1.5&ordm;C, and also warns that governments must begin preparing for social disruption from climate instability.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150093666/from-exodus-to-s-m-l-xl-to-seattle-architecture-with-rem-koolhaas From Exodus to S, M, L, XL to Seattle; Architecture with Rem Koolhaas Anthony Morey 2018-10-31T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-31T11:49:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8a/8ac0b59b648b50304702157d30a1fcc9.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> <p>This week we take a look at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/55799217/why-is-rem-koolhaas-the-world-s-most-controversial-architect" target="_blank">Rem Koolhaas.</a></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150090121/archinectmeets-adamnathanielfurman #ArchinectMeets @adamnathanielfurman Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-10-26T15:28:00-04:00 >2018-10-26T15:29:23-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d8/d8d6b5a6a4721f331bb78e1df99856e6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1198457/archinectmeets" target="_blank">#ArchinectMeets</a>&nbsp;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. While we use 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.</p> <p>We spoke to Adam Nathaniel Furman, the creator of the eponymous <a href="https://www.instagram.com/adamnathanielfurman/" target="_blank">@adamanathanielfurman</a> account. As an advocate of postmodern architecture, Furman's Instagram account has served many purposes towards this passion: photos, memes, illustrations, screenshots and petitions to save postmodern structures at the brink of demolition are all featured on the page with equal significance. The sentiments of the accou...</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150092591/do-you-think-in-rgb-or-cmyk-a-look-at-what-goes-into-the-production-of-project-journal "Do you think in RGB or CMYK?" – A Look at What Goes Into the Production of Project Journal Shane Reiner-Roth 2018-10-25T13:28:00-04:00 >2018-10-28T16:25:36-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/eebd5c250b9886882c5ae2eddc39a1d6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/1127373/redlines" target="_blank">Redlines</a>&nbsp;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 speak to <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150058678/between-full-time-teaching-and-their-journal-project-medium-office-does-it-all" target="_blank">Alfie Koetter</a>, one of three editors of Project Journal, about their newest issue.</p> <p>Project and other publications featured in the series are now available at&nbsp;Archinect Outpost, our new initiative in downtown LA&rsquo;s Arts District, as well as our <a href="https://outpost.archinect.com/store/" target="_blank">online store</a>.</p> <p>Join us in celebrating the launch of the newest issue of&nbsp;<a href="http://projectjournal.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Project Journal</a>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a href="http://outpost.archinect.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Outpost</a>&nbsp;on Friday, October 26th, 6-9 PM.&nbsp;<br></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-journal-issue-7-launch-party-tickets-51491554626" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RSVP to reserve your spot!</a></strong></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150092343/the-negative-spaces-of-domesticity The Negative Spaces of Domesticity Anthony Morey 2018-10-24T11:32:00-04:00 >2018-10-24T11:36:02-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/95/9532cd943188f7e0c04680a5e56ca8b2.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> <p>This week we take a look at English artist, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150019307/artist-rachel-whiteread-creates-two-ghost-cabins-in-the-desert-outside-of-los-angeles" target="_blank">Rachel Whiteread</a>. Whiteread was the first female artist to win the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/bustler/6491/forensic-architecture-among-2018-turner-prize-nominees" target="_blank">Turner Prize</a> in 1993.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150090658/designing-on-unstable-ground-2-an-interview-with-yoshihiro-kato-atelier-from-japan Designing on Unstable Ground #2: an Interview with Yoshihiro Kato Atelier from Japan Archinect 2018-10-18T11:30:00-04:00 >2018-10-15T20:59:31-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cf/cf72cb5796b3010b6fcc6663016c14e4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>We are never so aware of architecture as when it breaks down. Our lives require that buildings slip into the background, that we can trust their promise to shelter. But when the ground trembles, when cracks appear in the walls, and the foundation itself shakes, suddenly the frailty of this promise emerges in stark relief. An earthquake is the black mirror to architecture: the <em>memento mori </em>of its claim to <em>firmitas.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150091379/constructs-of-memory-lorem-ipsum Constructs of Memory: Lorem Ipsum Anthony Morey 2018-10-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-10-19T04:14:51-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/76/76040a68cb97612747798c828e2ab5ee.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Lorem Ipsum: Narratives of Architecture is the first studio to be subjected to the experimental format of a jury presented in <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150090828/pedagogies-the-public-juries-lorem-ipsum" target="_blank">Pedagogies, the Public &amp; Juries</a>. The third round of Lorem Ipsum focuses on bringing the processes and products from the previous stages together, presented here as Constructs of Memory.</p>