Archinect - Features 2018-08-14T09:47:55-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150035104/apple-s-latest-offering-is-a-wood-metal-and-glass-town-square-designed-by-foster-partners Apple's Latest Offering is a Wood, Metal and Glass "Town Square", Designed by Foster + Partners Oliver Beasley 2017-10-25T18:47:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bq/bqzm8bpgipoy94ux.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>With the grand opening of Apple&rsquo;s brand new <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/4611/chicago" target="_blank">Chicago</a> outpost this month, it appears that the tech giant&rsquo;s new line of stores, recently renamed "town squares", has well and truly dropped. We saw a <a href="https://archinect.com/news/article/150031305/new-photos-of-the-floating-carbon-fiber-roof-foster-partners-designed-for-apple" target="_blank">sneak peek of their glass curtain wall system and super slim roof lines at the Apple Park</a> this year but it now appears that this is more than just a one-off thing for their big time California HQ; it seems that this is their latest rendition of Apple Architecture, delivered by&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150023929/exploring-the-architecture-of-the-atomic-age-starting-with-the-chicago-birthplace-of-the-world-s-first-nuclear-reactor Exploring the architecture of the atomic age, starting with the Chicago birthplace of the world's first nuclear reactor Leo Shaw 2017-08-24T09:30:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u9/u98q5w71r6rv2c8v.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial blog is edited in partnership with&nbsp;</em><a href="http://consortia.net/" target="_blank">Consortia</a><em>, a creative office developing new frameworks for communication. This article also features embedded content from&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.are.na/" target="_blank">Are.na</a><em>, an online platform for connecting ideas and building knowledge.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150021755/the-continuous-reinvention-of-chicago-s-palace-of-the-people The Continuous Reinvention of Chicago's Palace of the People Iker Gil 2017-08-10T09:00:00-04:00 >2017-08-10T11:29:46-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/nl/nl1tko77blgcdhv1.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>The 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial blog is edited in partnership with&nbsp;</em><a href="http://consortia.net/" target="_blank">Consortia</a><em>, a creative office developing new frameworks for communication. This article also features embedded content from&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.are.na/" target="_blank">Are.na</a><em>, an online platform for connecting ideas and building knowledge.</em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150018618/photographing-the-demolition-and-transformation-of-chicago-s-public-housing Photographing the demolition and transformation of Chicago's public housing David Schalliol 2017-07-25T12:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e53fx2dk8zf1pg41.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A decade-long photo series shows the demolition and transformation of Chicago's public housing from a human perspective.</p> <p><em>This article was originally published on the&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/blog/" target="_blank">blog</a></em><em>&nbsp;of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. The blog is edited in partnership with&nbsp;</em><em><a href="http://consortia.net/" target="_blank">Consortia</a></em><em>&nbsp;and invites designers, writers and other contributors to independently express their perspectives on the Biennial across a range of formats. The 2017 Biennial, entitled&nbsp;</em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 6, 2018.</em><br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150013826/what-we-can-learn-from-chicago-s-caryatids-the-feminist-curatorial-collective-that-fought-sexism-in-architecture What we can learn from Chicago's CARYATIDS, the feminist curatorial collective that fought sexism in architecture Sarah Rafson 2017-06-27T13:11:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T13:11:34-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7u/7u1l5wmodwb97ftm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>This article was originally published on the </em><em><a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/blog/" target="_blank">blog</a></em><em><em> </em>of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North America. </em><em>The blog invites designers, writers and other contributors to independently express their perspectives on the Biennial across a range of formats. </em><em>The 2017 Biennial, entitled </em>Make New History<em>, will be free and open to the public between September 16, 2017 and January 6, 2018. </em></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150011159/helmut-jahn-on-his-practice-his-career-and-his-most-recent-chicago-project-1000m Helmut Jahn on His Practice, His Career, and His Most Recent Chicago Project 1000M Nicholas Korody 2017-06-07T16:40:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hm/hmooet3nx61hwevd.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Back in the day, he was known as &ldquo;Flash Gordon&rdquo;&mdash;a daring young German-American architect with equally daring designs for his adopted home of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/4611/chicago" target="_blank">Chicago</a>. Now, just over 50 years since he first arrived to the Windy City, a more experienced and restrained <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69381519/jahn" target="_blank">Helmut Jahn</a> is working on a major new project for a prominent site on Michigan Avenue.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150003975/enjoying-architecture-with-kwong-von-glinow-design-office Enjoying architecture with Kwong Von Glinow Design Office Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-04-24T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9y/9ycgd9vso1r8q28h.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>They may not have even reached their paper anniversary, but <a href="http://www.kwongvonglinow.com/" target="_blank">Kwong Von Glinow Design Office</a>&nbsp;has already made waves having won a few high-profile competitions including the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149999146/kwong-von-glinow-design-office-is-named-the-recipient-of-the-2016-chicago-prize" target="_blank">2016 Chicago Prize</a>. Founded by Lap Chi Kwong and&nbsp;Alison Von Glinow in December of 2016 (which for those that are counting, is all of 5 months ago!), the two Harvard GSD grads have impressive CV's including stints at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/54542/wang-shu" target="_blank">Wang Shu</a>, and <a href="http://archinect.com/som" target="_blank">SOM</a>.</p><p>For obvious reasons, we have included them in our weekly-series, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/845829/small-studio-snapshots" target="_blank">Small Studio Snapshots</a>. Read on as the duo discuss collaborative working models, getting clients to support innovative design, and simply, enjoying architecture.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149977571/screen-print-47-fresh-meat-s-of-the-city-from-uic Screen/Print #47: Fresh Meat's 'Of the City', from UIC Nicholas Korody 2016-11-09T12:05:00-05:00 >2016-11-28T09:56:15-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/mz/mzs4ll6x22u7vcn5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Individuality is a prized commodity. &ldquo;Dare to be different,&rdquo; we&rsquo;re told. &ldquo;To thine own self be true,&rdquo; inspirational posters implore, butchering a quotation from <em>Hamlet</em> that originally implied multiple, different meanings. But how? After all, the most punk of punks is the one who copies the best.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/149936428/african-modernism-architecture-of-independence-showcases-a-history-of-no-easy-answers "African Modernism: Architecture of Independence" showcases a history of no easy answers Nick Cecchi 2016-03-27T11:44:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ix/ix7ait35ntwm8vqy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>"African Modernism: The Architecture of Independence" is a sprawling and immersive exhibition that uses every inch of available gallery space at Chicago&rsquo;s Graham Foundation. Curated by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/144431565/win-african-modernism-a-book-that-investigates-nation-building-in-five-african-countries" target="_blank">Manuel Herz</a> with input for this particular exhibition by <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/604700/sarah-herda" target="_blank">Sarah Herda</a>, head of Graham Foundation, the show is based on Herz&rsquo;s voluminous tome of the same name. At over 700 pages, Herz&rsquo;s scholarly investigation and cataloging of modern architecture in Ghana, Senegal, Cote d&rsquo;Ivoire, Kenya, and Zambia provided a surplus of projects and information, requiring a careful distillation to produce the exhibition.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/138573406/the-humanity-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial The humanity of the Chicago Architecture Biennial Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-13T09:15:00-04:00 >2015-11-03T10:32:53-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/o8/o88g0yqcc44mexjx.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>As anticipation rumbled towards the opening of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/465082/chicago-architecture-biennial" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>, excitement and reservation came hand in hand. The eclectic mix of over 120 participating firms, coming from over 30 countries, made the snapshot of the profession appear, depending on your side of the spectrum, as a vibrant collage full of diverse applications, or frayed and vacillating. But after its opening on October 3, it&rsquo;s clear that the criticisms dealing in this binary miss the point &ndash;&nbsp;the Biennial is more about architects than it is about architecture.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/123295837/screen-print-30-soiled-s-cloudscrapers Screen/Print #30: SOILED's "Cloudscrapers" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-31T09:01:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z1/z1q6hq816lfdx36e.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://soiledzine.org/" target="_blank"><strong>SOILED</strong></a> is back, dirtier than ever. Our first-ever&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><strong><em>Screen/Print</em></strong></a>&nbsp;featured <strong>SOILED'</strong>s <em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/82534651/screen-print-soiled-s-windowscrapers" target="_blank">Windowscrapers</a></em>,&nbsp;and for its next issue, the Chicago-based publication devoted to making &ldquo;a mess of the built environment and the politics of space&rdquo; set it sights a bit higher up. After scraping the windows, it gazes to <em><a href="http://soiledzine.org/2014/12/pre-order-no-5-%E2%80%93-cloudscrapers/" target="_blank">Cloudscrapers</a></em>, centering its architectural storytelling into the upper reaches of our atmosphere.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/101798672/screen-print-19-chicagoisms-honors-the-windy-city-s-architectural-clout Screen/Print #19: "Chicagoisms" honors the Windy City's architectural clout Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T12:53:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b7/b7xrv0amgx2u4kob.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Judging by its nicknames, Chicago is a city driven by industry and a competitive mentality, whether matched up against comparable US metropolises or cities abroad. And while it may no longer be regarded as&nbsp;<em>the</em> urban symbol of architectural influence, Chicago has played an undeniably central role in the creation and dissemination of new ideas, inspiring those who passed through (including Adolf Loos and Frank Lloyd Wright) regardless of how long they stayed. A new collection of essays, gathered under the title <a href="http://www.aeisenschmidt.com/book-_-chicagoisms-the-city-as-catalyst-for-architectural-speculation#more-1515" target="_blank"><strong><em>Chicagoisms</em></strong></a>, explores the city&rsquo;s personality and influence on the forefront of architectural progress, setting a new tone for how architects talk about the &ldquo;Second City.&rdquo;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/90383709/screen-print-4-mas-context Screen/Print #4: MAS Context Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-07T18:31:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/uu/uuy5njnt8wrub7yv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><strong>Screen/Print</strong></a></em> is an experimentation in translation across media, featuring a close-up digital look at printed architectural writing. Divorcing content from the physical page, the series lends a new perspective to nuanced architectural thought.</p><p>For this issue, we&rsquo;re featuring <strong>MAS Context</strong>'s&nbsp;<em>Narrative.</em></p><p>Do you run an architectural publication? If you&rsquo;d like to submit a piece of writing to <em>Screen/Print</em>, please <a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">send us a message</a>.</p>