Archinect - Features 2017-09-26T18:04:38-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/149982857/menis-arquitectos-use-local-building-techniques-to-create-a-sharp-edged-sacred-space Menis Arquitectos use local building techniques to create a sharp-edged sacred space Nicholas Korody 2016-12-16T12:54:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T00:33:40-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3ptzlnbnw7evpu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3ptzlnbnw7evpu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3ptzlnbnw7evpu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y3/y3ptzlnbnw7evpu9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Some 100 kilometers off the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands are an archipelago of islands and autonomous community of Spain. Tenerife, the largest island, has a population of just under 900,000 people&mdash;the vast majority of whom are Catholic. It&rsquo;s no surprise, therefore, that the island has a fair share of churches and cathedrals, including the historic La Laguna Cathedral, built at the beginning of the 20th century in a syncretic mix of styles including Neoclassical and Neo-Gothic. Not too far away (about 4km) sits the Holy Redeemer Church, built in 2012 by Menis Arquitectos&mdash;a wildly different approach to ecclesiastical architecture, but just as impressive.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149970065/michael-maltzan-envisions-the-future-of-la-s-infrastructure Michael Maltzan Envisions the Future of LA's Infrastructure Julia Ingalls 2016-10-18T12:18:00-04:00 >2016-11-06T23:54:06-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jg/jgq850aroyn9vzt9.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jg/jgq850aroyn9vzt9.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jg/jgq850aroyn9vzt9.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jg/jgq850aroyn9vzt9.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Los Angeles is defined by its freeways: everyone from Joan Didion to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30134649/ice-cube-celebrates-the-eames" target="_blank">Ice Cube</a> to "Saturday Night Live" has conceptualized the city through them. So why is such an integral part of the city&rsquo;s urban fabric left largely to stagnate in the collective architectural imagination?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House' Julia Ingalls 2016-07-28T09:20:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:20:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1o/1o8proae2n1vo0k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1o/1o8proae2n1vo0k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1o/1o8proae2n1vo0k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1o/1o8proae2n1vo0k5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>What is domesticity in the 21st century? Is it a blend of the 19th century ideal of the sanctuary with the 21st century notion of greater transparency and connectivity?</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149956315/archinect-s-summer-reading-listening-list-recommendations-from-aaron-betsky-jimenez-lai-alan-loomis-and-scott-merrill Archinect's Summer Reading + Listening List: Recommendations from Aaron Betsky, Jimenez Lai, Alan Loomis and Scott Merrill Julia Ingalls 2016-07-16T10:41:00-04:00 >2016-08-31T20:21:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0f8j15qakban5pbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0f8j15qakban5pbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0f8j15qakban5pbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0f/0f8j15qakban5pbs.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>From vivid historical analysis to theoretically-driven essays on Rem Koolhaas to the mesmerizing stream of consciousness of Karl Ove Knausgaard,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149942775/banal-sex-mansion-talking-about-sex-and-architecture-with-aaron-betsky-on-archinect-sessions-62" target="_blank">Aaron Betsky</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/90423/bureau-spectacular-jimenez-lai" target="_blank">Jimenez Lai</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/alanloomis" target="_blank">Alan Loomis</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31469/merrill-pastor-colgan" target="_blank">Scott Merrill</a>&nbsp;spoke to Archinect about what they're reading (and listening to).</p><p>Here's a quick glimpse of the tenor and scope of their picks, just in time for summer.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149944932/devastation-is-in-the-details-a-review-of-high-rise Devastation is in the details: a review of "High-Rise" Julia Ingalls 2016-05-29T11:05:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T22:14:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k03uqt21g1euffa9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k03uqt21g1euffa9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k03uqt21g1euffa9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/k0/k03uqt21g1euffa9.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Whatever risks one takes with allegorical storytelling&mdash;namely, that the conceit will wear thin far before the third act&mdash;one does gain the advantage of being able to luxuriate in detail.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/134197676/screen-print-36-harvard-design-magazine-s-well-well-well Screen/Print #36: Harvard Design Magazine's "Well, Well, Well" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-14T10:32:00-04:00 >2015-08-18T17:55:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/ak0z90npffhbh2s8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/ak0z90npffhbh2s8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/ak0z90npffhbh2s8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ak/ak0z90npffhbh2s8.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>&ldquo;Well, Well, Well&rdquo;, the fortieth issue from the <em>Harvard&nbsp;Design Magazine,</em>&nbsp;explores the&nbsp;tricky business of designing for health, and provokes considerations on the flip-side of neglecting to do so.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/117673239/showcase-a-house-by-wiel-arets-architects Showcase: A’ House by Wiel Arets Architects Alexander Walter 2015-01-05T22:58:00-05:00 >2017-08-31T12:46:04-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntm5o40221x17n08.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntm5o40221x17n08.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntm5o40221x17n08.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nt/ntm5o40221x17n08.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Wedged between the narrow alleys and razor-sharp property lines of Tokyo's Nishi-Azabu neighborhood, A' House fits in its dense context like a shiny puzzle piece. Bold yet familiar, expansive yet compact, transparent yet opaque, open to dialogue yet impenetrable like an oyster shell.</p><p>Designed by&nbsp;Wiel Arets Architects, the building's innovative system of immense sliding windows responds to varying desires for privacy, air flow, light intake and participation in the neighborhood's social life.</p><p>Turns out, where Dutch and Japanese practicality intersect, one might discover <em>concrete </em>poetry<strong>.</strong></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/105321273/showcase-concrete-house-by-studio-gil ShowCase: Concrete House by Studio Gil Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-07-29T14:22:00-04:00 >2017-02-24T18:30:27-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y6/y6t5uucm7h2wnejn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y6/y6t5uucm7h2wnejn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y6/y6t5uucm7h2wnejn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/y6/y6t5uucm7h2wnejn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/51925022/studio-gil" target="_blank">Studio Gil</a>&rsquo;s extension of a Victorian terraced house in East London works from the inside out. Situated in a conservation area in the Mile End neighborhood, "Concrete House" maintains its exterior cladding while opening up its interior to the outside, knitting together remodeled inner spaces and exterior views.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/91683042/showcase-pocinho-rowing-high-performance-center-by-alvaro-andrade ShowCase: Pocinho Rowing High Performance Center by Alvaro Andrade Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-21T10:00:00-05:00 >2014-02-05T03:57:38-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7h/7h12xn7jzl063amp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7h/7h12xn7jzl063amp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7h/7h12xn7jzl063amp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7h/7h12xn7jzl063amp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" 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="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/90770863/showcase-abedian-school-of-architecture-by-crab-studio ShowCase: Abedian School of Architecture by CRAB Studio Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-10T10:02:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T14:30:14-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7r2jreb0f15ig2c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7r2jreb0f15ig2c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7r2jreb0f15ig2c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d7/d7r2jreb0f15ig2c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" 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="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/61800615/showcase-house-in-moreira-by-phyd-arquitectura ShowCase: House in Moreira by Phyd Arquitectura Archinect 2012-11-20T20:02:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T18:34:28-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88senh0plutw7jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88senh0plutw7jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88senh0plutw7jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/88/88senh0plutw7jvj.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" 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="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/53250427/showcase-house-in-ovar ShowCase: House in Ovar Archinect 2012-07-09T20:28:00-04:00 >2017-02-24T18:35:16-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5yy5rewzm6kudxeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5yy5rewzm6kudxeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5yy5rewzm6kudxeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5y/5yy5rewzm6kudxeg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1518/showcase" 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="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>. </em></p>