Archinect - Features 2017-08-23T00:44:39-04:00 Ball-Nogues Studio revives public space at Cedars Sinai hospital with their "Healing Pavilion" Julia Ingalls 2017-08-18T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-08-17T23:22:11-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It's rare that underused structures in Los Angeles get a second chance at life, with most developers opting for the wrecking ball instead of an innovative redesign. In the case of an underused public terrace at the Max Factor Building at Cedars Sinai, <a href="" target="_blank">Ball-Nogues Studio (who spoke to Archinect about this design at the Arroyo Seco Festival)</a>&nbsp;has transformed the space into a destination spot with their signature blend of eye-catching aesthetics and nuanced materialism in the form of the "Healing Pavilion."</p> Listen to 'Next Up: Arroyo Seco Weekend' Mini-Sessions Paul Petrunia 2017-07-20T14:38:00-04:00 >2017-07-21T13:39:14-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="776" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Recently, Archinect teamed up with <a href="" target="_blank">Bureau Spectacular</a> for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arroyo Seco Weekend</a> festival. <a href="" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Joanna Grant</a> designed a pavilion for the event, while Archinect's Paul Petrunia and Nicholas Korody held a series of interviews within it. Conversations focused on temporary architecture, installations, festival design and planning, and the festival's host city of <a href="" target="_blank">Pasadena</a>, CA, the results of which can be listened to below.</p> <p>We'd like to thank the Goldenvoice team, and in particular Raffi Lehrher, for recognizing the importance of architecture and urban issues, their interest in engaging the community, and inviting us to take part in this inaugural event.&nbsp;</p> Oyler Wu Collaborative in ink, graphite and steel Anthony Morey 2015-02-09T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T23:25:40-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="867" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write, yet architects do not architect &ndash; they draw, model, and write. Architecture is one of the few creative fields that does not allow the artist to work in the medium where the final work will be produced. Yet Oyler Wu Collaborative makes productive use of that cognitive jump.</p> Student Works: Cellular Tessellation pavilion lights the way in Sydney Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-30T13:15:00-05:00 >2015-03-19T09:22:30-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Part of an 18-day arts festival in Sydney, Australia, the Vivid Lights pavilion explores the pedestrian dynamic in touch and light. A collaborative research effort led by the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University, the Vivid pavilion <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Student Works</strong></a> puts a human scaled experience in conversation with local architectural icons.</p> ShowCase: Archaeological Pavilion by kadawittfeldarchitektur Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-07T09:39:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T20:12:15-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a>&nbsp;is an on-going feature series on Archinect, presenting exciting new work from designers representing all creative fields and all geographies.</p><p><em>We are always accepting nominations for upcoming ShowCase features - if you would like to suggest a project,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> Student Works: Singapore University of Technology and Design Library Pavilion Archinect 2013-06-13T20:30:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T17:33:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) library pavilion is located on a sloping lawn on the temporary Dover Campus.</p> <p> Accommodating three mature trees and forming a noise barrier toward the Ayer Raja Expressway in the north, the gridshell structure of the pavilion harnesses the site constraints and activates an outdoor space behind the existing library building.</p> Slipstream: An Exploration of Spatial Turbulence; Inspired by the drawings of Lebbeus Woods and Leonardo Da Vinci Archinect 2011-06-07T14:00:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T14:51:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="574" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Slipstream is compelling pavilion whose form emerged from an exploration of both spatial phenomena and digital design methodologies. A Slipstream, in essence, is a type of turbulence generated by a body moving rapidly within a larger body. As stated by Lebbeus Woods, &ldquo;The slipstream is a highly dynamic space active with forces that impel a direction and that itself moves, together with the moving body continuously creating it...&rdquo; This became the design intention: to express such a phenomenon experientially, to explore the implications of slipstreaming as a spatial construct.</p> Captain Concept - Archinect Interviews Michael Jantzen katyatylevich 2009-09-04T14:50:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T17:46:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="393" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The artist and designer Michael Jantzen has added another structure to the surreal panorama made of his alternative-energy social and living spaces. This latest addition &mdash;Sun Rays Pavilion &mdash; is an oblique gathering area made of 12 precast concrete columns towering 150 feet tall. The Pavilion&rsquo;s flat roof, as it were, faces south. Glazed with photovoltaic film, the structure generates its own electricity, with some to spare &mdash; providing the local power grid with surplus energy. Large glass sections and doors keep the space ventilated.</p> <p> As it is with such projects, there are no production plans. Not yet, anyway. Nevertheless, in the fantastical landscape where many of Jantzen&rsquo;s concepts reside, Sun Rays Pavilion serves its purpose: it is a gathering space, after all, visited in no small part by bloggers and magazine readers; it further broaches exactly those questions and concerns Jantzen hoped it would. Besides, as Jantzen tells me, the fate of a realized structure may be even harde...</p>