Archinect - Features 2017-12-17T20:16:59-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150034045/a-conversation-with-guy-nordenson-recipient-of-the-2017-richard-neutra-award A Conversation with Guy Nordenson, Recipient of the 2017 Richard Neutra Award Orhan Ayyüce 2017-12-14T11:19:00-05:00 >2017-12-13T21:19:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cg/cgk3unuuhngmy6o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>On October 9th Guy Nordenson was presented with the 2017 Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence&nbsp;from the <a href="https://archinect.com/CalPolyPomona" target="_blank">Cal Poly Pomona Department of Architecture</a>. Established in&nbsp;honor of Richard Neutra's architectural legacy,&nbsp;the medal recognizes&nbsp;individuals for their dedication to the research and development of new environments in everyday life. Nordenson joins&nbsp;the award's esteemed roster of recipients, which includes&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149984821/how-to-inject-poetry-into-architecture-carme-pin-s-in-conversation-with-orhan-ayy-ce" target="_blank">Carme Pin&oacute;s</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/43132544/tadao-ando-interview-20-minutes-with-a-master" target="_blank">Tadao Ando</a>, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/140088166/listen-to-highlights-from-enrique-norten-s-interview-winner-of-the-2015-neutra-award" target="_blank">Enrique Norten</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/4041/sci-arc-co-founder-michael-rotondi-to-receive-richard-j-neutra-medal-at-cal-poly-pomona" target="_blank">Michael Rotondi</a>, and Thom Mayne.&nbsp;<br></p> <p>A few hours before Nordenson received the award, Archinect's Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce had a chance to meet with him at the historic <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150004746/the-neutra-vdl-house-celebrates-its-national-historic-landmark-status" target="_blank">Neutra VDL House</a>. His unique position as a highly creative and visionary structural engineer led to this conversation.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040714/dwelling-in-the-golden-years-experiments-in-senior-living Dwelling in the Golden Years: Experiments in Senior Living Hannah Wood 2017-12-08T12:21:00-05:00 >2017-12-08T12:21:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cu/cu4qgmyllumvynxw.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Global populations are aging&mdash;according to the UN, by 2030 the number of citizens aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 56%, a figure which by 2050 is expected to double again, to a total of 2.1 billion seniors worldwide, skewed towards 'greying economies' such as those of the US and Europe. Where and how will our seniors live in the future? This month I speak to architect and <a href="https://kadk.dk/en" target="_blank">KADK</a> professor <a href="http://research.kadk.dk/da/persons/deane-simpson(7f03dbb3-981b-4e3f-90c0-c365c8c265dc).html" target="_blank">Deane Simpson</a>, who researches shifts in the built environment which are occurring as a consequence of population aging, and Stephen Bates of award-winning firm <a href="http://sergisonbates.com/en" target="_blank">Sergison Bates</a> who recently completed the <a href="http://sergisonbates.com/en/projects/housing-hampstead" target="_blank">Housing for Older Residents</a> project in Hampstead, London. Is it possible to move beyond stereotypes to create an architecture which is functional, healthy and beneficial for the older generation?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150040378/soapbox-pedagogy SoapBox: Pedagogy Anthony Morey 2017-12-06T13:15:00-05:00 >2017-12-06T13:19:49-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qq/qquqyi2yfs4536hj.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150023130/brexit-diaries-chris-williamson-4-december-2017 Brexit Diaries: Chris Williamson, 4 December 2017 Chris Williamson 2017-12-04T04:30:00-05:00 >2017-12-04T05:58:09-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ms/ms9coj1mwjb2qfj5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>I will be eternally grateful to Archinect for asking me to write these pieces as it has encouraged me to read more column inches on <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/844864/brexit-diaries" target="_blank">Brexit</a> than I otherwise would and to consider the wider issues. I must admit, it looks like a mess.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150039163/soapbox-representation SoapBox: Representation Anthony Morey 2017-11-29T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-29T12:21:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3g/3gw78gdf6mrhowxh.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150038491/soapbox-discourse SoapBox: Discourse? Anthony Morey 2017-11-20T13:02:00-05:00 >2017-11-29T13:40:13-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pr/pr5lrt3qquqkcn4x.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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/150038043/political-pavilions-dellekamp-arquitectos-wallderful-presents-a-gathering-space-for-the-u-s-mexico-border-at-the-chicago-architecture-biennial Political pavilions: Dellekamp Arquitectos’ “Wallderful” presents a gathering space for the U.S. - Mexico border at the Chicago Architecture Biennial Leo Shaw 2017-11-16T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-24T11:49:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mi/mi5v5enxnan9fcgb.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the blog of the </em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/" target="_blank"><em>Chicago Architecture Biennial</em></a><em>, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The 2017 Biennial, entitled </em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 7, 2018</em>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037917/fear-wonder-orienting-ourselves-through-fiction Fear & Wonder: Orienting Ourselves Through Fiction Pierce Myers 2017-11-15T12:31:00-05:00 >2017-11-28T18:51:32-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l4/l4v8q4i35bbmr7o6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://sciarc.edu/events/lectures/fear-and-wonder-an-expedition-through-the-landscapes-of-fiction/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fear &amp; Wonder</a>&nbsp;was a symposium surrounding the possibilities of world building and pondering of what would be possible and yet, nothing seemed impossible, nothing seemed out of our grasp and in fact, forced us to reckon with how much of our own world we are not aware of.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150037908/america-and-the-av-digital-mobility-for-architects America and the AV: Digital Mobility for Architects Hannah Wood 2017-11-15T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-11-14T18:00:34-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a0/a0ijsbnid9lckp33.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>American cities and their suburbs were built on innovations in transport technology. The spatial imprint of car ownership is so apparent it led urban activist Jane Jacobs to question whether American cities had in fact been built for people or for cars. In the past five years, a digital-hybrid layer of urban mobility has emerged&mdash;a fleet of autonomous, self-driving, car-pooling, electric vehicles have been set in motion. Google&rsquo;s <a href="https://waymo.com/" target="_blank">Waymo</a> project is now driving 25,000 autonomous miles each week, and the net worth of the automated vehicle (AV) industry is projected at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150019106/lyft-joins-the-race-in-building-its-own-self-driving-technology" target="_blank">$7 trillion</a>. This month I discuss how architects can participate in this emerging technology with architect and Yale professor <a href="http://kellereasterling.com/" target="_blank">Keller Easterling</a> and <a href="http://www.carloratti.com/" target="_blank">Carlo Ratti</a> of <a href="http://senseable.mit.edu/" target="_blank">MIT&rsquo;s Senseable City Lab</a>. Will the uptake of AV&rsquo;s deter people from public transit, pressurizing motorway expansion, or will we instead create an <a href="http://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/151186/switch/" target="_blank">architectural switch</a>, for a smarter, more equitable transport network?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150035741/cluster-create-devolve Cluster, create, devolve Peter Murray 2017-11-01T07:00:00-04:00 >2017-11-01T06:51:56-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/03/03tam4knqa0lb6fm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In 2010 Boris Johnson, when he was Mayor of London, famously stated that he would not accept <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11642662" target="_blank">&ldquo;Kosovo-style social cleansing of London&rdquo;</a> as a result of the then Government&rsquo;s proposals to cut housing benefit payments. Johnson&rsquo;s comments highlighted the pressures of retaining the social mix of central city areas in the face of increasing inequality of income and rising land and property prices. It was, and is, an issue that not only affects social housing at the lower end of the scale but also the intermediate market where young professionals and entrepreneurs&nbsp;&mdash; the drivers of the city&rsquo;s future economy &mdash; can no longer afford to live in the capital.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150034317/housing-after-debt-a-discussion-with-alastair-parvin Housing after Debt? A discussion with Alastair Parvin Hannah Wood 2017-10-20T11:28:00-04:00 >2017-10-20T11:28:16-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cs/csil8b6863zk9eom.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This month Archinect looks closer at our housing economy&mdash;how we commission and produce homes in today&rsquo;s financial climate. This year a <a href="https://us.spindices.com/indices/real-estate/sp-corelogic-case-shiller-20-city-composite-home-price-nsa-index" target="_blank">primary index</a> tracking residential real estate value in major US cities revealed American house prices are now rising at a rate of 5.9% per annum&mdash;a three year high&mdash;significantly outpacing relative income gains. This growth now more than doubles the hourly earnings of the average American, pricing many families out of the market and out of the city. Similar trends can be found across major metropolitan areas in Europe and Asia, fueling acute housing crises such as the well documented situation in London, England. I speak to designer and civic entrepreneur Alastair Parvin of London-based studio <a href="http://www.architecture00.net/" target="_blank">Architecture 00</a> who, frustrated by a select number of poor quality homes for sale at sensational prices, is now actively looking for ways to reshape the market itself; starting by rethinking the business model.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150033136/uncovering-undisclosable-a-revealing-sit-down-with-the-la-based-practice Uncovering Undisclosable: A Revealing Sit-Down with the LA-Based Practice Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-16T11:55:00-04:00 >2017-10-16T18:15:06-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/he/heprz1a8m582fiq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/he/heprz1a8m582fiq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/he/heprz1a8m582fiq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/he/heprz1a8m582fiq1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>I recently visited&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/undisclosable" target="_blank">Undisclosable</a>&nbsp;at their office in the Arts District of Los Angeles, where I had the pleasure of meeting the practice's witty and charming founders, Bryan Flaig and Alejandra Lillo. We discussed current projects they are working on, fostering a jovial workplace and the practice's unusual, and often comedic, name!</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150032555/screen-print-63-experimental-preservationist-jorge-otero-pailos-talks-about-cherished-objects-and-adolescence Screen/Print #63: Experimental Preservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos Talks About Cherished Objects and Adolescence Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-10-11T10:47:00-04:00 >2017-10-11T10:47:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/58/587tcscj8rfe1rtx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/58/587tcscj8rfe1rtx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/58/587tcscj8rfe1rtx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/58/587tcscj8rfe1rtx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>"What does it mean to be 17 in 2017?" That is the question the most recent issue of <a href="http://www.harvarddesignmagazine.org/" target="_blank">Harvard Design Magazine</a>,&nbsp;<em>Seventeen,&nbsp;</em>seeks to explore by looking into teenagehood and its relation to the spatial imagination.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150030602/collaboration-and-poetic-rigour-celebrating-the-rising-stars-of-irish-architecture Collaboration and Poetic Rigour - Celebrating the 'Rising Stars of Irish Architecture' David Capener 2017-10-04T04:00:00-04:00 >2017-10-06T06:55:49-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j2/j2svj63vr2pzak9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j2/j2svj63vr2pzak9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j2/j2svj63vr2pzak9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j2/j2svj63vr2pzak9e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>There is a poetic rigour to the work of the practices I interviewed for my Irish Times piece: <em><a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/homes-and-property/if-you-re-building-it-they-will-come-ireland-s-new-architects-1.3229147" target="_blank">The Rising Stars of Irish Architecture</a></em>. I&rsquo;d spent all day &mdash; from my in-car interview with Douglas Carson, stuck in traffic on the City Quay, to Laurence Lord&rsquo;s fascinating five minute cultural history of rural Irish housing &mdash; trying to avoid using the word &lsquo;poetic&rsquo;; I feared the cliche.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150031147/worldarchitectureday-calls-upon-architects-to-respond-to-the-paris-climate-change-agreement #WorldArchitectureDay calls upon architects to respond to the Paris Climate Change Agreement Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-02T19:37:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T19:37:37-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6qoglfr3vvqa0zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6qoglfr3vvqa0zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6qoglfr3vvqa0zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6qoglfr3vvqa0zw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The first Monday of October is annually celebrated around the globe as World Day of Architecture. Started back in 2005 by <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/459570/international-union-of-architects" target="_blank">the International Union of Architects</a>, the day of celebration was set up with the aim&nbsp;of reminding the world about the collective responsibility of architects in designing our future cities and settlements.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150030507/austin-based-north-arrow-studio-treat-their-business-as-a-creative-project Austin-Based North Arrow Studio Treat Their Business as a Creative Project Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-02T13:14:00-04:00 >2017-10-02T13:15:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7fjrw5khby71b59d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7fjrw5khby71b59d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7fjrw5khby71b59d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7f/7fjrw5khby71b59d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/150030811/north-arrow-studio" target="_blank">North Arrow Studio</a>, the architectural practice based in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/809240/austin-texas" target="_blank">Austin, Texas</a>, specializes in modern residential and commercial design that is refined and refreshingly uncomplicated. In this&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>, we share our conversation with Principal Architect, Francisco Arredondo, and colleagues Blake and Bobbie about running and working at the studio.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150029839/french-architect-cyril-lancelin-applies-slow-living-concepts-to-his-small-studio-town-and-concrete French Architect Cyril Lancelin Applies Slow Living Concepts to his Small Studio Town and Concrete Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-26T12:29:00-04:00 >2017-09-26T12:29:45-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/re085edrh8feb857.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/re085edrh8feb857.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/re085edrh8feb857.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/re/re085edrh8feb857.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Cyril Lancelin from <a href="https://www.townandconcrete.com/" target="_blank">Town and Concrete</a> is our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>. The <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/55422/paris" target="_blank">Paris</a> and Lyon-based architect reinvents domestic spaces using simple&nbsp;shapes and innovative design. We talked with Lancelin about working from home, slow living&nbsp;and Instagram.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150029132/screen-print-62-a-year-after-ghost-ship-fire-writer-and-activist-jaime-omar-yassin-reflects-on-city-s-response Screen/Print #62: A Year After Ghost Ship Fire, Writer and Activist Jaime Omar Yassin Reflects on City's Response Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-22T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-28T00:44:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l8/l8wu561nkomimysc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In December of 2016, a fire broke out during a show at <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/120959/oakland" target="_blank">Oakland</a>'s <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/852912/ghost-ship" target="_blank">Ghost Ship</a>, a DIY-venue located in a two-story warehouse. The incident tragically took the lives of 36 young concert-goers and prompted national discussions (<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/149982022/diy-space-after-ghost-ship-safety-community-and-informal-venues-after-oakland-s-tragic-fire-ft-s-surface-and-david-keenan-on-archinect-sessions-91" target="_blank">including one on our podcast</a>) of the safety and vitality of DIY venues and the long-term effects of such building code violations for gentrification and zoning.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028768/the-founders-of-ny-based-new-affiliates-discuss-how-their-love-for-arguing-betters-their-work The Founders of NY-based New Affiliates Discuss How Their Love for Arguing Betters Their Work Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-18T12:12:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T12:12:57-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wh/wh17lydlzyqf6gd0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="https://www.new-affiliates.us/" target="_blank">N/A</a>, our latest <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>,&nbsp;is a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/160/new-york" target="_blank">New York</a>-based architectural design practice led by Jaffer Kolb and Ivi Diamantopoulou. They are interested in using known forms, techniques and materials in new ways; creating work that is both textured and layered, typical and novel. Current projects of the firm include a house completing this fall, a hotel facade renovation, a cliffside viewing platform, and a collection of design objects.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150028160/columbus-a-movie-on-architecture-drama-and-romance Columbus, a Movie on Architecture, Drama and Romance Noémie Despland-Lichtert 2017-09-14T10:20:00-04:00 >2017-09-13T19:20:21-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9opqzwz9x9u6u1d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9opqzwz9x9u6u1d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9opqzwz9x9u6u1d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l9/l9opqzwz9x9u6u1d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Set in <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/820150/columbus-indiana" target="_blank">Columbus, Indiana</a>, the movie bearing the city&rsquo;s name narrates the singular friendship between Casey, a young woman deeply passionate about modernist architecture, and Jin, the son of a famous Korean architect who landed in Columbus because of his father&rsquo;s illness.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150026631/rethinking-frank-lloyd-wright-thoughts-from-a-trip-through-the-rustbelt Rethinking Frank Lloyd Wright: Thoughts from a trip through the Rustbelt Hannah Wood 2017-09-07T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-09-18T18:07:08-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3s/3shzwaoooukngxvk.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>While in New York this July I visited&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/12967/moma" target="_blank">MoMA</a>&rsquo;s retrospective of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4673/frank-lloyd-wright" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>, &lsquo;<a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150011099/moma-celebrates-frank-lloyd-wright-s-150th-birthday-with-comprehensive-exhibition-of-his-archives" target="_blank">Unpacking the Archive</a>&rsquo;, an extensive collection of Wright&rsquo;s production to celebrate his 150 year anniversary. Despite his revered position as America&rsquo;s prot&eacute;g&eacute; architect and seminal figure&mdash;and having studied his work in the past&mdash;a number of surprising and unexpected thoughts from the show stuck with me during my subsequent month-long journey through the American Midwest. Both a pioneer of radical experimentation and a deep-rooted member of the status quo, Wright&rsquo;s projects draw from many cultural histories and are, at times, divisive. But is it time the architecture press retires from reinventing Frank Lloyd Wright, the tireless self-publicist, and instead focuses the spotlight elsewhere? I discuss my thoughts with architect, cultural historian and Wright scholar&nbsp;<a href="https://www.arch.columbia.edu/faculty/34-mabel-o-wilson" target="_blank">Mabel O. Wilson</a>, who currently teaches architectural history and theory at&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/columbiagsapp" target="_blank">Columbia GSAAP</a>.</p>... https://archinect.com/features/article/150022055/studio-visits-walters-cohen Studio Visits: Walters & Cohen Ellen Hancock 2017-08-22T06:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T00:11:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/zx/zxqjepgwvml6q06k.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>This time I went to see North London based <a href="https://archinect.com/waltersandcohen" target="_blank">Walters&nbsp;&amp; Cohen</a> founded in 1994. The practice, formed by two women, has received notable acclaim for their work within the education, public and cultural sector, most recently for their <a href="http://waltersandcohen.com/projects/all_projects/?p=vajrasana-buddhist-retreat-centre" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://archinect.com/waltersandcohen/project/vajrasana-buddhist-retreat-centre" target="_blank">Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat Centre</a>.</p> <p>The collective winners of the <a href="https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/home/walters-and-cohen-take-home-aj-woman-architect-of-the-year-award/8629326.article" target="_blank">AJ's Woman Architect of the year 2012</a>, partners Cindy and Mich&aacute;l welcomed me into their studio, talked me through the growth of their practice and some of the new and exciting projects they are working on at the moment.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023134/the-return-of-the-master-builder The Return of the Master Builder? Peter Murray 2017-08-21T05:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-21T15:24:30-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mh/mhmtmaxbjwgib6cx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Following the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/959732/grenfell-tower" target="_blank">Grenfell Tower disaster</a>, Marc Vlessing, CEO of London residential developer <a href="https://www.pocketliving.com/" target="_blank">Pocket</a>, was speaking at a NLA Sounding Board meeting. Dutch-born Vlessing stated that for an objective view of such issues he often turned to the European press. Newspapers in Germany and the Netherlands, he said, immediately suggested that the cause of the tragic fire lay in the tendency of the UK construction industry to continually sub-contract risk.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150021226/beard-riser-interprets-southern-vernacular-architecture-with-a-modernist-perspective Beard+Riser Interprets Southern Vernacular Architecture With a Modernist Perspective Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-07T11:52:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T13:01:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/29/294ui0tiko02verz.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/106511/mississippi" target="_blank">Mississippi</a> is one of the poorest states in the United States, and isn't known for being a center for architecture, but <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28304163/beard-riser-architects" target="_blank">Beard+Riser</a> are doing what they can to mark the state with some amazing architecture. Their work takes inspiration from the Delta's vernacular architectures while making the most of tight budgets. As the firm expands and adds a second office in Oxford, MS, we talk with the founders about growing a small practice in rural Mississippi.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150021384/holidays-and-bonfires Holidays and Bonfires David Capener 2017-08-07T05:39:00-04:00 >2017-08-20T01:57:05-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbwai710uh7mf6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbwai710uh7mf6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbwai710uh7mf6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ui/uipbwai710uh7mf6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>July is not a usual month in Belfast. It&rsquo;s holiday time &mdash;&nbsp;north coast beaches, infinite Donegal sands, the beautiful flat half-light of dusk of the western coast. For others it&rsquo;s a time to play their part in, what is for some a controversial historical narrative that has, one way or another been weaving its way down through Ulster&rsquo;s history &mdash;&nbsp;<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelfth" target="_blank">bonfires and marches</a>. July is a month of distractions &mdash; holidays and bonfires. What a strange time then for the pre-planning consultations for two controversial schemes in the city to take place.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149987443/office-still-life-from-renzo-piano-to-mad-architects-marc-goodwin-captures-the-inner-worlds-of-architecture-firms Office Still Life: From Renzo Piano to MAD Architects, Marc Goodwin captures the inner worlds of architecture firms Justine Testado 2017-08-03T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T13:34:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rksktjclara5un85.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rksktjclara5un85.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rksktjclara5un85.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rk/rksktjclara5un85.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>For many architecture practices, the office is their second home &mdash; a reflection of who they collectively are as a firm. Depicting the atmosphere of a firm's office space is an ideal subject for architectural photographer Marc Goodwin of <a href="http://archmospheres.com" target="_blank">Archmospheres</a>, who previously shared his work approach <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149983327/in-focus-marc-goodwin" target="_blank">with Archinect</a>. Since acquiring a Ph.D. in architectural photography, Goodwin has embarked on a global tour to capture the assortment of architecture studio offices that are out there, including those of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1276712/mad-architects" target="_blank">MAD Architects</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" target="_blank">Foster +&nbsp;Partners</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/snohetta" target="_blank">Sn&oslash;hetta</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/341/renzo-piano-building-workshop" target="_blank">Renzo Piano</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150020570/s-p-61-husos-architects-trace-the-role-of-remittances-on-migratory-urbanisms S/P #61: Husos Architects trace the role of remittances on migratory urbanisms Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-03T12:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-11T11:57:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p1/p18omclomgvpzfwq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p1/p18omclomgvpzfwq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p1/p18omclomgvpzfwq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p1/p18omclomgvpzfwq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Since the late 1990s, remittances, or money transfers made by international migrants to their countries of origin, have played an increasingly large role in both the local and national economies of the receiving countries. In some cases, like Nepal, remittances can make up a full third of a countries total GDP.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019075/announcing-the-winners-of-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017 Announcing the winners of Archinect UK Portfolio Competition 2017! Ellen Hancock 2017-07-27T04:09:00-04:00 >2017-07-27T11:08:11-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qf/qf2ns8zzqh6wi883.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Earlier this year, we launched the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/150008213/call-for-entries-archinect-uk-portfolio-competition-2017" target="_blank">UK portfolio competition</a>&nbsp;to celebrate and expose the wealth of fantastic work already up on Archinect as well as to encourage individuals not registered to upload and share their work with our global online community.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150017406/the-open-workshop-explores-how-housing-density-may-have-decided-the-u-s-2016-election The Open Workshop explores how housing density may have decided the U.S. 2016 Election Julia Ingalls 2017-07-21T13:11:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T18:17:08-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26343dn49wkvl8wf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26343dn49wkvl8wf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26343dn49wkvl8wf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/26/26343dn49wkvl8wf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Think about the American political landscape, and a highly partisan, Russian-government-colluding version may come to mind. But what about the literal American political landscape, as defined by housing density and building typology per acre? The project &ldquo;Environment as Politics: From Identity to Density Politics&rdquo; by <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150017676/neeraj-bhatia-discusses-his-transcalar-design-research-practice-the-open-workshop" target="_blank">The Open Workshop</a>, originally presented on <a href="https://placesjournal.org/article/environment-as-politics/" target="_blank"><em>Places Journal</em></a>, studied voting patterns in the 2016 election for the U.S. President and discovered that how closely people live together may be the soundest predictor of which candidate gets their vote.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150018423/emergency-shelter-housing-for-the-age-of-mass-displacement Emergency Shelter: Housing for the Age of Mass Displacement Hannah Wood 2017-07-20T11:30:00-04:00 >2017-07-23T19:31:14-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6u/6u72rlfix0bv2hjs.gif" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Today, forced displacement affects more people than any crisis or conflict. According to the UN, 65.3 million people, or one person in every 113, is now internally or externally <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/105264254/architectures-of-the-disaster" target="_blank">displaced</a>. The average time families remain in emergency accommodation is now <a href="http://www.unhcr.org/40c982172.pdf" target="_blank">17 years</a>, longer than the <a href="https://www.nahb.org/en/research/housing-economics/special-studies/archives/how-long-buyers-remain-in-their-homes-2009.aspx" target="_blank">average US house buyer</a> will stay in their home. No longer temporary but not yet a city, these &lsquo;camps&rsquo; are where millions of children will grow up. In this month&rsquo;s feature we speak to architects working with the concept of emergency shelter to find out how they are approaching the issue. An overview will be provided by former UNHCR official Kilian Kleinschmidt, now director of <a href="http://switxboard.org/" target="_blank">Switxboard</a>, who will discuss where and how input from the design disciplines would be most welcomed.</p>