Archinect - Features 2017-08-22T03:36:59-04:00 A modernist city in Africa and Art Deco buildings in China, among others, get added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-11T19:51:00-04:00 >2017-07-11T19:51:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="472" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The 41st session of <a href="" target="_blank">UNESCO</a>'s <a href="" target="_blank">World Heritage</a> Committee has been taking place in <a href="" target="_blank">Krak&oacute;w, Poland</a> since July 2nd. As the meeting comes to a close, the week has resulted in the designation of 21 new sites and five site boundary changes have also been approved.</p> Cuteness and the fight for architectural preservation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-19T09:19:00-04:00 >2016-08-29T11:51:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We all know architecture is a deathly serious business&mdash;but sometimes, that severity weighs so heavily that it becomes oppressive, restricting debate to an academic mean and setting a glacial pace of cultural influence. When that happens, the key to liberating architectural discourse might just arrive in a coat made of kittens, painted in Lisa Frank fluorescence.</p> Screen/Print #27: "Future Anterior", a champion of historic preservation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-17T10:11:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:33:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="766" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If the job&rsquo;s done right, the architecture will outlast the architect. But when building for the present and unknowable future, the past is the only reliable hint at what may come next. <a href="" target="_blank"><strong><em>Future Anterior</em></strong></a> is here towards that end, to critique and analyze architectural historic preservation.</p> Working out of the Box: Julia Watson of "Studio Rede" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-22T14:29:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T22:08:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>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>Julia Watson</strong>, landscape architect turned sacred space conservationist.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> ShowCase: Tussen-Ruimte (Between Space) by Office Jarrik Ouburg Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-09-25T15:03:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T19:38:47-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="996" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>ShowCase</strong></a> 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, <a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> Lautner's Concannon Residence, from Dust to Dust Orhan Ayyüce 2012-07-02T12:35:00-04:00 >2015-04-14T23:30:16-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> John Lautner's Concannon Residence, designed in 1960, was built in a blurry area contested by the cities of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, with BH having the post office address but not collecting the property taxes. Both cities have a sad track record with the protection of historically significant structures, and have countless modernist architecture bones in their walk-in closets. Both are gleaming their real estate teeth, and are penchant for greed and mediocre architecture. And both have a negligible clue of the cultural values bestowed upon them by their architectural heritage.</p> Neutra's VDL House; v. Hard Times Orhan Ayyüce 2008-03-17T14:14:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T23:00:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Virtual Activism Aaron Plewke 2007-03-27T12:38:00-04:00 >2012-11-30T18:31:37-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Virtual Activism</strong> is the first episode of a 3-part mini-series created by the Modern Architecture Protection Agency (<strong>mapa</strong>). Upcoming episodes will include a gallery of submissions from the <a href="" target="_blank">SAVE ME</a>! Design Charrette, background information on the Grosse Pointe Central Library and Marcel Breuer, coverage of the ongoing effort to save the Central Library from demolition, and thoughts on the future of <strong>mapa</strong> . Stay tuned.</p>