Archinect - Features 2018-11-17T03:55:02-05:00 The Architecture Collective KnitKnot Shows Us the Possibilities of Practice in a Hypermobile World Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-10-16T10:15:00-04:00 >2018-10-16T12:18:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">KnitKnot Architecture</a> is an international collective born out of a <a href="" target="_blank">competition entry</a>. The team of architects, urban planners, artists and thinkers operate on a role-based structure, constantly adapting to meet the specificities of a given project.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though spread across the globe, the group recently moved their offices into the <a href="" target="_blank">GSAPP Incubator</a> at NEW INC, <a href="" target="_blank">Columbia University</a>'s launchpad for entrepreneurship and expanded modes of practice. Beyond serving as the physical office for its members in New York, the group hopes the new digs will bring about new ways of rethinking their practice. Here, the team talks about how they met, the recent move, and their unique working methodology.</p> How One Architecture Remains Small While Working on Massive Urban Resiliency Projects Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-22T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-24T10:16:03-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Matthijs Bouw</a> is a Dutch architect and urbanist and founder of <a href="" target="_blank">One Architecture</a>, an award-winning design and planning firm that was established in <a href="" target="_blank">Amsterdam</a> in 1995 and again in New York in 2015 after the firm won the Rebuild by Design competition in partnership with <a href="" target="_blank">BIG</a>. Bouw is also the Rockefeller Urban Resilience Fellow for PennDesign at the <a href="" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania</a>, where his work centers on urban resilience and water management projects.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with Bouw about opening up his New York office, the difference between working in the Netherlands&nbsp;versus the United States, and the benefits of keeping a small team despite working on large-scale projects.&nbsp;</p> Starting an Architecture Firm in Two Cities Simultaneously; A Small Studio Snapshot of EL Studio Mackenzie Goldberg 2018-01-16T12:14:00-05:00 >2018-01-16T12:15:37-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">EL Studio</a>, a practice&nbsp;based partially out of Washington D.C, is located in a former horse stable that has been converted into a live/work space by co-founder Mark Lawrence and his wife. Along with his business partner Elizabeth Emerson (who leads their New York office), the two have grown their practice into an award-winning architecture firm that&nbsp;specializes in building finely-crafted, innovative structures within challenging constraints.</p> <p>For this week's <a href="" target="_blank">Small&nbsp;Studio Snapshot</a>, we talk with the two about the practice's origins, their unique office space, and some projects they are currently working on.</p> Removing the Scaffolding of Architecture Chris Alker 2018-01-03T12:36:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>When I think of architecture I think of the <a href="" target="_blank">Salk Institute</a> in La Jolla by <a href="" target="_blank">Louis Kahn</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Fallingwater</a> in Pennsylvania by <a href="" target="_blank">Frank Lloyd Wright</a>, the Florence Cathedral by Brunelleschi, <a href="" target="_blank">The Yamanashi building in Kofu</a> by Kenzo Tange... there are so many great buildings by so many great architects.</p> 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 src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">N/A</a>, our latest <a href="" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshot</a>,&nbsp;is a <a href="" 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> There Are Over a Thousand 9/11 Memorials Around the World. Here Are Just a Few You Probably Haven't Seen. Lester Levine 2017-09-11T12:22:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>I spent more than five years studying entries to the 2003 <a href="" target="_blank">World Trade Center</a> Memorial Design Competition, compiling them in my book &ldquo;<a href="" target="_blank">9/11 Memorial Visions</a>&rdquo; (McFarland &amp; Co, 2016). Soon after, I learned that the <a href="" target="_blank">New York City</a> memorial is only one of many, and I thought, &ldquo;There must be some interesting ones that have been built&hellip;&rdquo;</p> A(n) Office conceive of their small architectural studio like a publication Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-31T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Mitch McEwen and Marcelo L&oacute;pez-Dinard, of <a href="" target="_blank">A(n) Office</a>, explore the intersection of architecture and exhibition, conceiving their New York and Detroit based studio,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">A(n) Office</a>,&nbsp;as a publication of sorts.</p> In Focus: Leonardo Mascaro Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-07-06T16:00:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:44:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a>&nbsp;is Archinect's recurring series dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p>For this installment, we interviewed the NYC-based photographer Leonardo Mascaro.</p> Jenny Sabin Discusses 'Lumen' as MoMA PS1's 2017 Young Architects Program Opens Laura Amaya 2017-06-29T12:08:00-04:00 >2017-06-30T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Jenny Sabin, principal of Jenny Sabin Studio and director of the Sabin Design Lab, has been selected as the <a href="" target="_blank">2017 winner of MoMA PS1's annual Young Architects Program</a>, which kicks off today, June 29. Sabin is active in academia and the cultural sphere, often showcasing her work in pavilions and installations like this year&rsquo;s <em>Lumen.</em></p> The Proust Questionnaire: Deborah Berke Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-06-06T11:56:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architect and dean of the <a href="" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Deborah Berke</a>&nbsp;talks engaging with art and culture, lacking an architectural signature and her love of repetition for this iteration of <a href="" target="_blank">the Proust Questionnaire</a>.</p> S9 Architecture is Remaking the City and Suburbs Through Iterative Design Ryan King 2017-05-02T12:14:00-04:00 >2018-08-18T13:01:04-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">S9 Architecture</a>, a Manhattan-based firm, is involved in a plethora of projects that are not so much shaping the skyline of the city as quietly addressing the context of the city and the impacts of new spatial needs from the street and human scale. Their work has even attracted the likes of &lsquo;starchitect&rsquo; <a href="" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a>, who recently moved into a rustic, rusted penthouse in one of their Brooklyn buildings. A relatively young firm, S9 has a style and philosophy that has helped them secure a position at the forefront of a new market for vibrant mixed-use development in New York and its surroundings, with projects like the Dock 72 building in Brooklyn&rsquo;s Navy Yard under construction&mdash;which has <a href="" target="_blank">WeWork</a> as a major tenant&mdash;to iterations on reviving and adapting the shopping experience in suburbia.</p> Keeping control by staying small with STAT Architecture Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-03T12:21:00-04:00 >2017-04-03T12:21:31-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>This week on <a href="" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>, we talk with the founder of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">STAT Architecture</a>, a New York City-based firm specializing in residential and mixed-use projects, who was motived by a desire to have true ownership over her work. And while the firm might be planning on staying small, they are currently&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">looking to add</a> a few more members to their team!</p> Behind the fa├žade: WORKac's hidden penthouse, 3D-modelled capitals, and other subtle interventions in 'the Obsidian Building' Nicholas Korody 2016-11-11T13:42:00-05:00 >2017-02-24T18:25:05-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>In the latter half of the 19th century, areas of New York City, in particular SoHo, got a facelift courtesy of a major new technology: cast-iron. Cheap, sturdy, and easily to install, cast-iron fa&ccedil;ades were used to dress up older industrial buildings and attract new tenants. The material was pliable yet durable, and could be easily cast into ornate forms, which were often informed by classical Italian and French designs with an American twist. More than just an aesthetic embellishment, replacing the fa&ccedil;ade dramatically changed the experience of the interior, allowing for enlarged windows and higher ceilings.</p> At home in a changing climate: strategies for adapting to sea level rise Nicholas Korody 2016-08-03T10:09:00-04:00 >2017-06-01T19:47:08-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>For most of us, &lsquo;home&rsquo; conjures a sense of safety and security. But a home is a fragile thing: vulnerable to quaking ground, rushing water, violent winds&mdash;not to mention, the volatility of finances and health. This has never been more true than in the time of climate change. The global thermostat of the home in which we build our homes is on the fritz.&nbsp;</p> Between art and design: rethinking function with Hand Job Gallery Store Nicholas Korody 2016-02-23T17:55:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Google &ldquo;art vs design&rdquo; and you&rsquo;ll find a slew of fairly common sense diagrams and articles. &ldquo;Good art is a talent&rdquo;, stipulates one, while &ldquo;good design is a skill&rdquo;. Or, similarly, &ldquo;good art is interpreted&rdquo;, whereas &ldquo;good design is understood&rdquo;. My favorite includes two identical images of a chair. Beneath one reads the caption, &ldquo;a chair: design&rdquo;, while beneath the second, &ldquo;a tree: conceptual art&rdquo;.</p> A new nature: Interview with Ma Yansong of MAD Architecture Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-22T13:05:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Ma Yansong is a trailblazing figure for Chinese architecture, having made a name for himself around the world as a business leader and innovative architect. Recently named <a href="" target="_blank">2014's Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum</a> and one of <a href="" target="_blank">Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business</a>, Yansong founded MAD Architecture ten years ago in Beijing, and earlier this year announced the opening of another office in Los Angeles.</p> Working out of the Box: Miguel McKelvey Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-30T11:46:00-05:00 >2016-01-14T12:54:23-05:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box </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 Miguel McKelvey, Co-Founder &amp; Chief Creative Officer at <a href="" target="_blank">WeWork</a>.</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, <a href="" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> ShowCase: 253 Pacific Street by James Cleary Architecture Archinect 2013-02-11T14:20:00-05:00 >2013-03-17T16:02:47-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p> <strong><a href="" target="_blank">ShowCase</a></strong> 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>